Stereoptik: Dark Circus
Date: Aug. 14-15 (Thu.- Wed.)
Price: 80 180 380VIP
Dark Circus is a meeting of live cinematography and electro-acoustic performance created by French duo Romain Bermond and Jean-Baptiste Maillet, otherwise known as Stereoptik.
Using real-time illustration, shadow puppetry, animation, sand, a water tank and various other mysterious objects the two performers create a richly visual film live on stage – projected as it is made, and accompanied by an original composition by Maillet. It’s a very similar format to shows made by Paper Cinema – though stylistically we’re in a different place: it’s moodier, and has a hands-on feel that makes it sometimes seem more like action painting than live animation.
Magic Piano & The Chopin Shorts
Date: Aug. 17-18 (Fri.- Sat.)
Time: Fri. 19:30, Sat. 15:00 19:30
Price: 180 280 380 VIP
This animated film concert with live solo piano created by Oscar® award-winning creators BreakThru Films introduces the music of Chopin with a set of unique animations. The main feature, Magic Piano (30 minutes) tells the story of Anna and Chip-Chip’s adventure of discovery aboard a magic, flying piano. This is presented alongside The Chopin Shorts; collections of 2-3 minute films each set to Chopin études.
Completing almost a full overview of these piano works, these colourful, magical films are delighting young audiences worldwide. The Southbank Centre hosted the UK & European premiere in London in February 2013; it has also been performed at venues including Aldeburgh Snape Proms, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre, Xinghai Concert Hall, Taipei National Concert Hall and notably Hong Kong Arts Festival for five sell-out performances for the Asian premiere in March 2014.