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Tuesday 30th January 2007 6:30-8:30pm

Karin Weber Gallery : "SELF AWARENESS": Symbols, colours, shapes, my subconscious mind starts spilling them out. They repeat and repeat but nothing is ever the same. Instead I focus on one scenic point and as Kandinsky witnessed, when you constantly enlarge one point, the status infinitely changes. The colours fuel my inspiration and they start to mix creating a limitless, timeless concept that, when viewed in even the dimmest of light, becomes a complete picture. Here I am happy with the colour, the oil, the light; the combinations please me; everything is one and one is everything. Exhibition continues until 16th February 2007. The artist will be present

Tuesday 13th June 2006, 6.30pm - 8.30pm

 Karin Weber Gallery is delighted to announce Noel de Guzman's latest body of work in a show entitled "Tactile Mind", an exhibition comprising finger-painted abstract works in vibrant colours and heavy textured lines. De Guzman has expanded his palette to a much wider colour spectrum. His recent travels in Europe and the Pacific has inspired the use of more brighter and colourful palette. The symphony of vibrant blues, cheerful yellows and verdant greens - colours not previously seen in his works - now dominate most of his canvasses. His works are still rendered in his trademark finger-painted style of broad lines, but are now seen to have a more flowing and less structured form. Graduating in 1988 with a Batchelor of Fine Arts, University of Philippines, Manila, De Guzman has lived in Hong Kong for the last 13 years. "Tactile Mind" is De Guzman's sixth solo exhibition.

Exhibition continues until 27th June 2006.

The Sleeping Beauty re-awakens in May

Hong Kong Ballet's full house production of Tchaikovsky and Petipa's The Sleeping Beauty re-awakens in May, just in time for Mother's Day. The grandest and finest classical ballet, Petipa-Tchaikovsky's The Sleeping Beauty creates a magic with Charles Perrault's everlasting romantic story. Being the youngest ever interpreter of the role of Prince Florimund in 1970, Artistic Director Stephen Jefferies now reintroduces this timeless masterpiece after Petipa's original choreography in 1890. It is a ballet that has everything: romance, poetic symbolism, lyricism, friendship, goodness, darkness, fate and of course love. Princess Aurora, the luckiest sleeping beauty in the world, awakens from her deep sleep with a kiss by Prince Florimund. Classical elements are present throughout the production: fairies in all their glory from Songbird to Golden Vine, the vindictive but dazzling Carabosse, and the benevolent Lilac Fairy nurturing goodness and light. The grand pas de deux by Prince Florimund and Princess Aurora is breathtaking, as is the famous Rose Adagio, which demands difficult balances. Red Riding Hood and the Wolf, White Cat and Puss in Boots alongside the Bluebird and Princess Florine plus the Nymphs and Garland Dance all provide entertainment and many rapturous moments. With Tchaikovsky's wonderful score, The Sleeping Beauty is the most precious gift any mother could possibly want to receive on Mother's Day.

Choreography : Marius Petipa Additional Choreography / Production : Stephen Jefferies Music : Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Set & Costume Design : Peter Cazalet Lighting Design : John A. Williams

Tickets available at all URBTIX outlets from 31 March