The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream”
There’s a play within a play, enchanted woods, a fairy queen running game on a literal asshead, and two adolescent couples waking up naked in a field, all orchestrated by a shrewd and knavish sprite—there’s a lot to love in Shakespeare’s comedy, and even more to love in the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s touring adaptation of it. Set to a score by Mendelssohn and performed by this world class assortment of dancers, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is one you won’t want to wake up from. Oct 7-8, 7:45pm; Oct 9, 3pm. Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd., Sha Tin. $160-420 from urbtix.hk.
Journey to the West
Join the City Contemporary Dance Company and guest performers Gregory Charles Rivers and Jonathan Wong in this exciting performance of “Journey to the West.” This playful, kid-friendly interpretation finds Monkey trapped under the Five Finger Mountain; Pigsy trying to the win the heart of the Gao family’s beautiful daughter; and Tripitaka trying to keep his disciples well behaved as they head west. Aug 26-27, 8pm; Aug 28, 3pm. Auditorium, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd., Sha Tin. $140-250 from urbtix.hk.