The Puppet Ballet "The Little Mermaid" - Cheers!

2011-12-02 20:00 - 2011-12-04 21:10

The Puppet Ballet "The Little Mermaid" - Cheers!

When: 2, 3, 4 Dec 2011 8pm
Where: Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Tai Po Civic Centre, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre

The Puppet Ballet "The Little Mermaid"


Classic little mermaid, embodiment of bright puppet, staging beautiful ballet. The black light theatre piece has a fantastic visual aesthetic, with great impact on the audience


The Story
The little mermaid has fallen deeply in love with a prince from the mortal world, and is willing to exchange her beautiful voice for the sea-witch’s magic potion that can turn her fishtail into human legs. The prince fortuitously meets the little mermaid on the golden shore.

He is smitten with the lovely mute girl, but when they are about to get married in a wedding ceremony, the evil sea-witch changes into the little mermaid and approaches the prince while singing a beautiful tune. The prince falls for the imposter with the golden voice. Having lost the love of the prince, the sweet little mermaid returns, heart-broken, to the sea, and turns herself into a beautiful sea-flower that blooms in silence…


Gold Medal in the Second National Puppet Show Contest of Golden Lion Award
First Osmanthus Award of the Sixth Drama Match of Guangxi


Guangxi Zhuangzu Zizhiqu Puppet Troupe of China
Founded in 1956, the Guangxi Zhuangzu Zizhiqu Puppet Troupe of China is a leading professional performing art troupe of children’s plays. The Troupe is best known for its lifelike puppet design, exquisite workmanship, insightful and vivid performance. It has created the large-scale puppet myth Honghai’er (The Red Boy), the man-puppet fusion dance New Rhythm of Puppet Art, the puppet ballet The Little Mermaid, and a series of works, which include The Story of the White Snake, Sanjie Descends from Heaven, The Monkey King Wreaks Havoc in Heaven, Zhubajie the Pig Looks for a Bride, and The Glowing Pearl.

Its works have won the Distinguished Production Award in the China National Shadow Play and Puppetry Showcase, Best Artistic Creation Award and Most Popular Young Audience Award in the 2002 Sixth World Festival of Puppet Art in Prague. In 2010 the Troupe took part in the Second International Marionette Festival in Vietnam and won two Gold Awards and two other awards. The Troupe has toured in Vietnam, Japan, Singapore, Cambodia, Thailand and India etc., with high acclaim.


Production Team
Tour Manager: Zhang Minfu
Vice Tour Manager: Ye Qing
Lighting Designers: Li Jun, He Kaituan
Stage Art Designers: He Jianming, Lin Yun
Sound Designer: Lin Jingchu
Stage Manager: Wang Jianqiang
Audience of age 3 or above are welcome
The programme lasts for about 70 minutes without intermission


Internet Booking:
Credit Card Telephone Booking: 852-21115999
Ticketing Enquiries: 852-27349009
Programme Enquiries: 852-22687323


Fri 2 Dec, 2011 8pm
Theatre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre
Tickets: $190, 140   
Tel: 852-28532689
Add: 5/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong.

Sat 3 Dec, 2011 8pm
Auditorium, Tai Po Civic Centre
Tickets: $160, 120   
Tel: 852-26654477
Add:12 On Pong Road, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong.

Sun 4 Dec 2011 8pm
Theatre, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre
Tickets: $190, 140
Add: 2/F & 3/F, Ngau Chi Wan Municipal Services Building, 11 Clear Water Bay Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong

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