Juggler Town

Tai Kwun X HKAPA: “Sherlock at Home”

On Stage Online

Tai Kwun X HKAPA: Last Ride, Fresh Eyes

Tai Kwun X HKAPA: “I go to Japan by bus”

Tai Kwun X HKAPA: “Cheers!”

Circus Movie: “Isabella”

LauZone

Tai Kwun x HK Phil: Social Distancing

The Happy Family: Gumbo and the Large-mouthed Monster

The Making of

The story of “Diary VII • The Story Of......”

Juggler Town

A Long Long Walk (work-in-progress)

Dance en Scene

Social Gathering Ban(d) Show

The Happy Family Work-in-Process Showcase

Terry-fying – Work-in-Progress Showcase

Dance en Scene

Jockey Club Musicus Heritage Alive Online Concerts - “Explore Tai Kwun with Classical Music”

Breathed a Sigh of Relief

Social Gathering Ban(d) Show

Om Encounter: Work-in-progress

A Lover’s Concerto

A Poem in Jail (in progress) – Happy Together Till the Next Century Comes

See You Zoom Again

The Creation of Under ∞ Line

We Are (digitally becoming) Spectacle(s)

Date & Time

6 May - 26 Jun, 2022 Refer to programme details

Location

Online

Price

Free of charge

Programme

Produced by

Curated by
Sang Shing Education Ltd

Concept from
Ngai King Sang, Tse Kwun Fung, Ting Yat Lung, Ngan Kwok Fung, Wong Cheuk Man

Adjudicators
Zara Asa, Lai Yee, Lai Ying Kiu, Lee Wai Lok, Poon Ho Lam, Shum Lok Man

Designer
Vivian Lam

Jugglers, go virtual! Fellow plate spinners, diaboloists, hoopers… come combat!

The contest consists of the preliminary and the final rounds, which will be held on Instagram and Gather Town respectively.


Preliminary Rounds:

Date: 16.05 - 10.06.2022
Social Media Platform: Circus Box’s Instagram (@circusbox.hk)

On three consecutive Mondays starting 16 May, Circus Box will announce the themes of the six categories on their Instagram. Contestants will record 15-second juggling videos according to the themes, and submit to Circus Box who will then post qualified videos on their Instagram story. Audiences are invited to watch the performances on their phones or computers, and vote for the contestants they like. Together with the votes from adjudicators, the two contestants with the most votes of each round will be shortlisted for the final.


Final Round:

Date & Time: 26.06.2022 | 8pm
Social Media Platform: Gather Town

Let’s gather on Juggler Town and choose our favourite jugglers!


Free admission, only requires registration for the Final Round.
Free registration will commence on 07.06.2022, on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more details and regulations, please refer to Circus Box’s Instagram (@circusbox.hk).
 

Remarks:

  • Both Preliminary and Final Rounds will be presented in Cantonese.
  • The final round lasts approximately 60 minutes without intermission.
  • Recommended for all ages.
  • The presentation contains tricky and dangerous acts, do not imitate.
  • The performance will be conducted via Instagram and Gather Town, audience may need to download and install the required software and bear the risk.
  • Tai Kwun will contact successful registrants for the performance link via email. Please provide valid email address in order to facilitate timely and effective communications. Also, please log in 15 mins prior to the performance starts. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Programmes are subject to change without prior notice. Tai Kwun reserves the right to make the final decision regarding the arrangements.

About "Circus Box"

Box contains infinite space and possibilities. It expands as imagination pushes its boundary.

Bringing together local artists from different backgrounds and blending in the local culture, Circus Box hopes to create its own unique circus arts of Hong Kong style.


Biography

Zara Asa
Lai Yee
Lai Ying Kiu
Lee Wai Lok
Poon Ho Lam
Shum Lok Man, Lego

Adjudicator

Cyr wheel, fire dance, and LED dance performer.
Co-founder of ‘Flow Space Arts Studio’.

Qualified as Practitioner in ‘Art in Assessment and Therapy’ in 2021. Majoring in creative design in university, Asa is passionate in fusing industrial design with the craft of tool making when creating his unique performances. Having studied flow arts in Taiwan, Malaysia, Russia, Australia, etc., he likes to explore the influence of flow arts on body and mind, and share ideas with people through performances. He hopes to combine different forms of performing arts, and plant them in the soil of Hong Kong for further development.

Adjudicator

Contact juggling, cyr wheel, LED show and fire dance performer.

Lai Yee was trained in numerous international flow arts festivals in Czech Republic, Germany, Israel, Australia, Nepal and Cambodia, and has performed in a variety of them, among them the recent ones include ‘Edinburgh Festival Fringe’ (Scotland), ‘The festival d’Avignon’ (France), ‘Seoul Bicycle Music Festival’ (Korea), Sunway Iskandar World Class Circus Celebration (Malaysia), etc.

He has conducted stage performances in Peru, Scotland, France, Korea, and other places.

As a founding member of ‘Flow Space Arts Studio’, Lai Yee is dedicated to promoting flow arts in Hong Kong through creating performances and building the art community.

Winner of ‘Tai Kwun Circus Plays’ Ting-koo-ki Mad Skills Battle in 2021.

Adjudicator

Aerial silks instructor and performer.

Joyce’s futile unrequited love for ballet at a younger age left her pondering if frustration could mean anything at all. She first attempted aerial silks in 2015 and got tangled ever since. When up in the air, she likes to create illusions of dancing in other media, or under a different gravity field, play with the tension of the pole and splash the tails around. When not on the silks, she moves her cyr wheel around Hong Kong to practice with friends, and secretly learns silk fans and rope-dart online, so as to keep up with her cool teammates in ‘Flow Space Arts Studio’.

Adjudicator

Full-time Juggling instructor and performer. Member of CBO Juggling Team.

Lok started juggling in 2008 and won numerous local juggling competitions. Outside Hong Kong, he was the champion in the ‘Japan Juggling Festival’ with his team CBO in 2017, and first runner-up in the ‘2019 International Jugglers’ Association Teams Stage Championships’. He pursued a full time performing and coaching life in 2019. Lok creates his own style of juggling art by combining plate spinning with music and tricking.

Adjudicator

Kendama performer. Member of Hong Kong Freestyle Kendama Association and HKDamaBro.

Ho Lam has been practicing Kendmama since 2015. Upon winning the YJB Juggling Battle and several prominent national Kendama competitions in 2018, he became committed to improving his juggling performances. He is talented at integrating different juggling tools and tricks in Kendama performances. Ho Lam participated in ‘Tai Kwun Circus Plays’ Ting-koo-ki Mad Skills Battle consecutively in 2020 and 2021. At present, he teaches Kendama in various schools and organisations, and promotes Kendama to the general public at Dragon Centre.

Adjudicator

Drum set, percussion, fire dance and circus juggling performer.

Lego is a self-taught artist who has been active in creating, performing and teaching in the music and performing sectors for years. He was once invited to perform fire dance in Lowell Lo's Kuai Le Lao Shi Ren. At the moment, he is also an accompanist at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. In recent years, he has participated in various music, dance, and multi-media circus performances. He hopes to explore the possibilities between music and juggling, and promote movement performances related to music.