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17 april - 23 june 2013

French arts Festival www.FrenchMaY.coM

French MaY
hong Kong & Macau

Foreword

2012 was a millesimeof exception, celebrating the 20th edition of Le French May. With a wide selection of programmes covering all major artistic disciplines, the festival enjoyed a great success and a massive public attendance. Art and culture are key to make Hong Kong the major hub it deserves to be, and I am proud that this festival, thanks to the constant support of its audience, partners and friends, has become such a strong and unmissable Hong Kong cultural institution. Aiming at sharing the best of French and international culture, Le French May invests all Arts fields, from dance to opera, from cinema to visual arts, from fashion to gastronomy, with a constant wish to surprise the public. Presenting the latest contemporary creation as well as some major classical parts of French heritage, Le French May gives a taste of what is the DNA of France. With the success of its 20th edition, Le French May became one of the most expected festival in Asia: building on that achievement, the 2013 edition will showcase 18 exhibitions, 50 performances and 50 screenings during more than two months. This year, Macau will become a very significant partner of Le French May, beginning with the outstanding exhibition of Napoleon imperial treasures at the Museum of Art and followed by important performances and exhibitions in various cultural institutions, building on the cultural tradition of Macau. For the first time, Le French May will focus on one particular theme: the 1920s, a boiling period for art, fashion and society. With an extremely dense programme, Le French May 2013 will immerse the audience in the heart of the Crazy years. A decisive period, when France was the center of the art world and witnessed the convergence of multiple talents and influences. 2013 will also honour the Bourgogne region: rich of millenary history and heritage, of very prolific companies, Bourgogne will be represented through a series of concerts and exhibitions and Le French Gourmay will explore the vast diversity of its food and world renowned wines. More than a French event, Le French May wishes to be a platform for cross-cultural exchanges between artists from different countries and backgrounds. Strong relationships have been established with local companies and orchestras, to produce original creations showcasing the best mix of our cultures: an Opera performance featuring French and international cast coproduced by Opera Hong Kong, a cabaret show with the talented artists of the HK Theatre Noir, a celebration of French composer Francis Poulenc with City Chamber Orchestra and French soloists, dialogues between HK Sinfonietta and harpist virtuoso Xavier de Maistre, etc. Thanks to the support of our instrumental partners, Le French May 2013 will pursue its action towards art pedagogy: presenting art works in public areas, conducting guided tours and masterclasses for students and children or offering tickets to the less privileged. We indeed strongly believe in the necessity to reach out to those who dont have an immediate access to culture. I am particularly grateful for the strong and constant support from our longstanding partners, in particular the Hong Kong Jockey Club, our major partner for the second consecutive year. Year after year, by making this festival possible, they transformed Le French May into a true cultural institution and strongly contributed to the world appeal of this great city. I am confident that you will enjoy every minute of Le French May 2013!

Arnaud BARTHELEMY Consul General of France in Hong Kong and Macau

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LE FRENCH MAY THANKS

FOR BEING THE MAJOR PARTNER OF THE 21ST EDITION OF LE FRENCH MAY

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Message FROM
Chairman of The Hong Kong Jockey Club Mr. T Brian Stevenson SBS JP
SBS

he Hong Kong Jockey Club is very honoured to be the Major Partner of Le French May for a second year, following the successful 20th Edition in 2012. We commend the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macao and the Association Culturelle France-Hong Kong for organising such a rich and vibrant festivity for the Hong Kong community since 1993. The Jockey Club has been strongly committed to nurturing the citys arts and cultural development for well over four decades. This includes funding the establishment of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 1984 and supporting the Hong Kong Arts Festival since its inception in the early 1970s. In the past ten years, our Charities Trust has donated more than HK$1.8 billion for the development and promotion of arts and culture. All this is made possible by our unique not-for-profit business model, which channels the public demand for betting services into widespread community benefits. Le French May 2013 is bringing to Hong Kong another wonderful line-up of internationally acclaimed artists and more varieties of French art forms. The Jockey Club is especially delighted to be supporting four highlight programmes, namely the opera Tales of Hoffman, the musical Le Cabaret, the Jean Cocteau and Ren Burri Exhibitions. We are particularly delighted that home-grown Opera Hong Kong and Theatre Noir are heavily involved in some of these productions, bringing cultural exchanges between France and Hong Kong to a higher level. We are also delighted to be supporting an educational programme for the visual and performing arts events of Le French May 2013. This will benefit some 10,000 young people, including 4,500 less privileged students who can enjoy these performances free. The educational programme offers our younger generation a golden opportunity to appreciate western visual and performing arts, expanding their horizons and inspiring their creativity. It is also the Jockey Clubs great pleasure to celebrate the Festival with special French-themed nights of racing and entertainment at Happy Valley every Wednesday during May as Le French May is in The Valley. I am sure the 2013 Festival will be another resounding success, bringing colour and energy to the people of Hong Kong.

TheatretNoir 

2013

T Brian Stevenson SBS JP Chairman of The Hong Kong Jockey Club SBS

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Foreword
PARTNER REGION
President of the Regional Council of Bourgogne
Message from Mr. Franois Patriat

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he friendship between Hong Kong and Bourgogne started three years ago, especially in the fields of wine, gastronomy, tourism and economy. I am glad to announce that our cooperation led to the settlement of a representative office for the Bourgogne Region in Hong Kong in March 2013. The Bourgogne Region is deeply honored to live the adventure of the 21st edition of the French May Festival. I wish to express my sincere gratitude to the French Consulate as well as to the Hong Kong Government and to all the sponsors who supported the Bourgogne events. Amazing Bourgogne! Together with the Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Bourgogne Wine Board and the Tourism Board, we are proud to provide the Hong Kong people with the diversity and the excellence of Bourgogne.w w Amazing gastronomy! Bourgogne is obviously about taste. With Le French GourMay, we are glad to share the taste and authentic values of our world-class wines, delicacies and terroir. w Amazing heritage! Between tradition and modernity, from architecture to monuments, landscapes and industrial design, Bourgogne boasts an astonishing heritage you will have an opportunity to experiment at the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Center. w Amazing arts and culture! From music to contemporary and performing arts, the attractiveness of the Bourgogne Region owes a lot to a wide range of creative artists. Le French May will provide you with a selection of Bourgogne talented artists: the contemporary artist Ccile Bart, Les Tambours du Bronx percussion show, the Gran Kino band, the Kaktus Groove Band and the Quatuor Manfred quartet. w Bourgogne is all a question of senses. With Le French May, you will have the opportunity to taste, to eat, to see and to hear the best of Bourgogne. May I invite the Hong Kong people to experience the very heart of Bourgogne and wish all the participants to Le French May an amazing festival! w

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Franois Patriat President of the Regional Council of Bourgogne

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ACKNOWLEGEMENTS
PRESENTED BY IN ASSOCIATION WITH

PARTNER REGION

INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERS

Alliance franaise de Macao

IN ASSOCIATION WITH

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HOTEL PARTNER

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WITH THE SUPPORT OF

MEDIA PARTNERS

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LE FRENCH MAY
WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE SUPPORT OF
MAJOR PARTNER

SPONSORS

DR. ANDREW STEPHEN YUEN

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FRIENDS of Le french May

Grand MCNE FRANCE

Message From Mr Peter K. K. LEE


Vice Chairman Of Henderson Land Group

n behalf of Henderson Land Group, once again Grand Mcne (Patron) of Le French May this year, I am pleased to see this notable arts festival presenting a distinguished showcase of French arts and culture for the 21st year in Hong Kong. Having been a sponsor since 2008, we are thrilled by both the increasing attendance and the exciting variety at the festival. l The arts, I believe, has the power to change lives, albeit subtly. The magic of artistic expressions captivates and transports the audience to a world of spirited inspirations. Its appreciation cultivates the mind, its interpretation enlightens the soul. It is dear to my heart that our future generation sees the beauty of life through arts and culture. ll

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As part of Henderson Lands CSR commitments, we care for the underprivileged. This year, not only do we continue to give away free Le French May tickets to underprivileged children, we are also collaborating with the organizer in the festivals community outreach programme. Through the programme, underprivileged students are offered the rare opportunity of coming face-to-face with internationally renowned virtuosos at a series of pre-show sessions, immersing them in an unparalleled learning experience. I believe these precious events will bring forth new perspectives in their life journey. l We are honoured to be supporting this celebrated festival. Henderson Land will continue its CSR efforts in arts and culture to promote better quality of life. I wish Le French May every success in 2013. l May the festivals joie de vivre be with you everyday!

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Peter K.K. Lee

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About Le French May

rganised by the Consulate General of France in collaboration with the Alliance Franaise, and with the support of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department of Hong Kong, this year Le French May celebrates its 21st edition as one of the major arts festivals in Hong Kong and Macau. Dedicated to the promotion of the French arts and creativity, in order to facilitate the cultural exchanges between Hong Kong and France, Le French May is open to the general public for everyones enjoyment. The Festival has attracted over 3 million of participants and spectators since its inception in 1993. With more than 500 events, Le French May presents the widest choice of artistic disciplines, from visual arts to opera, dance, classical / world / jazz / rock / electro music, theatre and cabaret, as well as cinema. By developing Le French GourMay and Le French Fashion May, the Festival also invests in the fields of fashion and culinary arts, and promotes new talented designers and chefs and their creations.

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Calendar

Performing Arts / Cinema


HONG KONG SINFONIETTA & XAVIER DE MAISTRE ClassicaL MUSIC Play Mozart P46 Danger live eric le sage plays schumann Piano Recital
Le French May and First Initiative Foundation Music Outreach Programme

April 19 Hong Kong City Hall, Concert Hall April 20 Great Room at W Hong Kong W - Great Room April 21 Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Concert Hall
Chiang Chen Studio Theatre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

ELECTRO

P88
ClassicaL MUSIC

P48
Music MUSIC ClassicaL

April 21, april 23

eric le sage (MASTERCLASSES)

Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Recital Hall

P50
ClassicaL MUSIC

april 22 Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Concert Hall april 30

poulenc in paris Concertos For Piano, Organ & Harpsichord Abaji Origine Orient CINECOncert - ladies delight Live Music By Octuor De France - SYDNEY VALETTE CHROMOPHASE VJ
SYDNEY VALETTE CHROMOPHASE VJ

P52
World MUSIC

Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre

May 3 Hong Kong City Hall, Concert Hall May 3 Backstage May 3 ~ May 31 Broadway Cinematheque PALACE ifc May 4 Hong Kong City Hall, Theatre MAY 4 Hidden Agenda MAY 5

P68

CINEMA

P112

ELECTRO

P70

CINEMA Programme A Touch of Madness The 20s ERIC LEGNINI TRIO FEAT. HUGH COLTMAN At the boundaries of jazz, afro-beat, soul and folk FEAT. , , , MANCEAU LIVE IN HONG KONG EDITH PIAF, INTIMATE MOMENTS Edith Piafs love letters performed by Clotilde Courau , Clotilde Courau: Gran kino Live In Hong Kong QUATUoR MANFRED MEETS RTHK QUARTET QUATUoR MANFRED CLICH PRESENTS ZIMMER

CINEMA

P108

JAZZ

P72

ROCK
P89

Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre

THEATRE

May 9 Hong Kong Fringe Club MAY 10


Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Lyric Theatre

P38

ROCK

P74
ClassicaL MUSIC

MAY 10 The Mira Hong Kong

P56

ELECTRO

P90

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MAY 10 ~ 14 Yuen Long Theatre, Auditorium May 18, May 26 PALACE ifc / Broadway The One The One may 21 Hong Kong City Hall, Concert Hall May 22, May 24*, May 25*
Harbour City, Atrium II Hong Kong Arts Centre Shouson Theatre* *

CABARET DES ANNES FOLLES - 20 CARMEN - Paris opera in cinema

CABARET

Music, Comedy and Dance Performances From The Roaring Twenties

P40

OPERA

P36
ClassicaL MUSIC

PHILIPPE CUPER HONG KONG WIND KAMERATA PHILIPPE CUPER urbAn distortions by t.r.a.n.s.I.T.S.c.a.p.e

P64

DANCE

The Tales of Hoffmann Jacques Offenbachs Opera Fantastique in 3 Acts with Prologue and Epilogue Chat live in hong kong CHAT Anything maria live dj ANYTHING MARIA YO GEE TI
French-Taiwanese choreographic piece / 2012 Creation by CCN Crteil & Val-de-Marne / Compagnie Kfig

P100

may 23 ~ 25 Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Grand Theatre may 23 Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Theatre may 24 Backstage Live Restaurant May 30 ~ 31 Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Grand Theatre May 31, June 1 Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Concert Hall June 1 Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Grand Theatre June 5
Hong Kong Acadmemy for Performing Arts, Concert Hall

OPERA

P32

ROCK

P76

ELECTRO

P91

DANCE

/2012/

P94
ClassicaL MUSIC

hong kong philharmonic Swire Maestro: The Rite Centenary Les tambours du bronx
A Powerful Night of Percussion That Will Leave You Elated

P62

ROCK

le pichon & friends In a Night of Mainly French Music LE PICHON HK WEBFEST 2013 2013
NEW INSPIRATION: Cross-media and Cross-cultural
COMICS CONCERT + KNOWLEDGE SHARING CREATIVE WORKSHOP

P78
ClassicaL MUSIC

P58

June 5 ~ June 7
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

CINEMA

June 7 ~ 8 Shouson Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre JUNE 7 ~ 8 Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Studio Theatre June 8 Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Theatre

P118

MUSIC

+ Daphnis chlo By Jean-Claude Gallotta EMMANUEL CEYSSON


Panorama of French Original Harp Music From The 20th Century

P82

DANCE

P98
ClassicaL MUSIC

P60

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June 8, June 16 PALACE ifc Broadway The ONE The ONE june 22 The Vine Centre, Wanchai june 22 Hong Kong City Hall, Concert Hall JUNE 23 Stanley Plaza

Don quixote - Paris opera in cinema lo'jo & Chochukmo - la fte de la musique LO'JO & Hong kong sinfonietta Yossif Ivanov Plays Ravel & Chausson FTE DE la musique Music Day in Stanley

DANCE

P105
World MUSIC

P84
ClassicaL MUSIC

P65

Music
P87

Calendar

VISUAL Arts / FASHION


Vincent leroy Kinetic Sculptures CHarles jaulerry - Mirrors CHARLES JAULERRY - Photographers of elegance The Seberger Brothers 1909 - 1939 1909 1939 P186
VISUAL ARTs VISUAL ARTs

March 15 ~ April 27 Galerie NeC nilsson et chiglien march 16 ~ april 26 FEAST Projects march 21 ~ april 21 K11 Art Mall, Tsim Sha Tsui K11 Art Mall APRIL 25 ~ May 25 Avenue of Stars, Tsim Sha Tsui

P173
VISUAL ARTs

P174
FASHION MAY

March 21 ~ August Mutation, by stphane couturier Espace Louis Vuitton Hong Kong Louis Vuitton Canton Road Maison april 17~ 26 / april 27 ~ 30 Osage Atelier Atelier April 24 ~ June 22 Hotel Panorama by Rhombus April 25 ~ may 31 The Hopewell Centre, Wanchai (Outdoor) () April 27 ~ July 13 agns b.'s LIBRAIRIE GALERIE MAy 3 ~ June 7 FEAST Projects REGIS GONZALEZ & TSANG CHUI MEI COLLABORATIVE RESIDENCY PROJECT A Game of Consequences Vertical Horizon at AVA

P168
VISUAL ARTs

P180
VISUAL ARTs

ALEXANDRE DANG, DANCING FLOWERS ALEXANDRE DANG abdelkader benchamma - the invention of the cave XIE LIE - everything and nothing

P176
VISUAL ARTs

P158
VISUAL ARTs

P177
VISUAL ARTs

P175

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MAY 3 ~ JUNE 23
Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre

AMAZING BOURGOGNE! ! JEAN COCTEAU Spirit of the 20th Century Parisian Scene 20 Splendour of The French Table
Heritage and modernity of tableware throughout the centuries

VISUAL ARTs

May 4 ~ June 9 Hong Kong City Hall, Exhibition Hall May 4 ~ June 9 Elements, Kowloon May 9 ~ 26 LANDMARK, Central MAY 9 ~ 26 LANDMARK, Central May 10 ~ 31 Picture This Gallery may 14 ~ 19 Atrium 1, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui 1 May 16 ~ June 22 de Sarthe Gallery MAY 20 ~ June 15 Statue Square Gardens, Central, Hong Kong may 21 ~ june 10 Opera Gallery May 21 ~ June 22 Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong May 21 ~ August 25 University Museum and Art Gallery may 23 ~ 29 / June 6 ~ 12 XXX Gallery May 24 ~ june 26 3/F Experimental Gallery, Hong Kong Arts Centre

P154
VISUAL ARTs

P128
VISUAL ARTs

CCILE BART IN THE PUBLIC EYE PICTURE THIS GALLERY, DOMINIQUE LAuGU

P134
VISUAL ARTs

P140
VISUAL ARTs

P146
VISUAL ARTs

ANTALIS HK, FTE EN PAPIER


12 Local Artists & Designers Crossover with 12 French Cultures

P181
VISUAL ARTs

AUGUSTE RODIN

P178
VISUAL ARTs

Pentateuque by fabien Mrelle A VISION IN MY DREAM, MARC CHAGALL Galerie PERROTIN, XAVIER VEILHAN REN BURRI, UTOPIA : JEff Callec / ISABELLE Chapuis & Alex VI
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P164
VISUAL ARTs

P160
VISUAL ARTs

P163
VISUAL ARTs

P179
VISUAL ARTs

P152
VISUAL ARTs

Cityscape: Music of the Mind Hong Kong x Paris Comics Dialogue x

P182
VISUAL ARTs

P170

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Calendar Macau
April 18 ~ July 14 Macao Museum of Art April 25 ~ July 14 One Central Macau Mandarin Oriental, Macau

IN M aCa o

Visual arts

NAPOLEON AND THE DECORATIVE ARTS Treasures of the Imperial Palaces - PABLO REINOSO - LIVING SCULPTURES -

P122

Visual arts

P150

May 3 Drought and rain Macau Cultural Centre, Grand Auditurium MAY 4 Oxwarehouse May 10 Dom Pedro V Theatre May 11 ~ 12 Dom Pedro V Theatre May 11 ~ July 28 Tap Seac Gallery, Macau May 25 ~ August 18 Macao Museum june 8 Macau Cultural Centre, Grand Auditorium SYDNEY VALETTE CHROMOPHASE VJ
SYDNEY VALETTE CHROMOPHASE VJ

DANCE

P104

ELECTRO

Pictures

1920s rendez-vous - Cine-concerts Octuor De France 1920s rendez-vous - Cine-concerts Local Musicians VANISHING TECHNIQUES Photographs Of Jean Baudrillard fantasy world Chinoiserie boxe boxe CCN Cretil & Val-De-Marne / Compagnie Kfig / :

P70

CINEMA

P114

CINEMA

P116

Visual arts

Pictures

P183

Visual arts

P166

DANCE

Pictures

P102

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opera

Fantastical fables, magical melodies! ,

The tales of HOFFMANN

opera

opera

JACQUES OFFENBACHS OPERA FANTASTIQUE IN 3 ACTS WITH PROLOGUE AND EPILOGUE

A production of Opra de Monte-Carlo

Warren Mok Jean-Louis Grinda Emmanuel Joel-Hornak Laurent Castaingt David Belugou Eugnie Andrin

Producer Director Conductor Set and lighting designer Costume designer Choreography Assistant Director Hong Kong Sinfonietta Opera Hong Kong Chorus

Jean-Philippe Corre

CAST LIST
Hoffmann Lindorf / Coppelius / Dr Miracle / Dapertutto Luca Lombardo Nicolas Cavallier Sinad Mulhern Isabelle Philippe Aurhelia Varak Frankie Liu Sammy Chien Chen Yong Carol Lin Albert Lim Bryan Woo Christopher Leung
Opra de Monte-Carlo

Antonia / Giulietta / Stella


Olympia Nicklausse / La Muse de la Posie Andres / Cochenille / Frantz / Pittichinacio Luther / Crespel Spalanzani La voix de la mre dAntonia Schlemil Hermann Nathanael

Gilles Swierc

Luca Lombardo

Sinad Mulhern

Isabelle Philippe
COPRESENTED BY

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Nicolas Cavallier

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All rights reserved

The tales of HOFFMANN

opera

opera
Tickets $880, $680, $420, $300, $150 Tickets are available at Urbtix For discounts and concessions, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com / www.operahongkong.org

Date

23 (Thu) May 24 (Fri) May 25 (Sat) May


Time 19:30 Venue Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Grand Theatre

Following the success of Carmen in 2012, Le French May and Opera Hong Kong are proud to present The Tales of Hoffmann, a production by Opra de Monte-Carlo, conducted by Emmanuel Joel-Hornak and directed by Jean-Louis Grinda. Hong Kong Sinfonietta and Opera Hong Kong Chorus will perform in the production. The cast is composed of international stars that include French tenor Luca Lombardo, French soprano Isabelle Philippe, French bass Nicolas Cavallier, French Mezzo-soprano Aurhelia Varak, and Irish soprano Sinad Mulhern along with top local singers including Chen Yong, Sammy Chien, Albert Lim, Carol Lin, and Frankie Liu. About The Tales of Hoffmann Premiered at the Opera-Comique, Paris, in February 1881, a few months after Jacques Offenbachs death, this opera revolves around Hoffmann, an ardent lover, poet and writer who tells three stories of his great but unhappy loves that each end tragically thanks to the meddling of his enemy, a supernatural villain and evil genius. Objects of Hoffmanns love and desire include Olympia the mechanical doll; Antonia, the frail and beautiful opera singer who is unable to sing because of a hereditary chest illness; and Giulietta, the Venetian courtesan who, collaborating with the devil, robs Hoffmann of his other self in the form of his reflection. The Tales of Hoffmann is an opera fantastique - the perfect combination of fantasy and classical music with an endless stream of gorgeous melodies, tender and seductive love scenes, bizarre characters and comic, villainous and tragic climaxes. This dark romantic fairytale is a true feast for the eyes and ears. About Jacques Offenbach Born in 1819, Jacques Offenbach was a German-born French composer of the Romantic era. He created a new type of French comic opera called operetta, a style combining political satire with grand opera parodies. His Orpheus in the Underworld (with its famous Can-Can) and La belle Hlne were highly popular in France and throughout the English-speaking world during the 1850s and 1860s. His works remain popular in opera repertory, and in particular, his masterpiece The Tales of Hoffmann.
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CARMEN
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opera


18 (Sat) May 26 (Sun) May
Date Time 18(Sat) May - 20:00 26(Sun) May - 16:00 Venue PALACE ifc &

opera

Carmen - PARIS OPERA IN CINEMA

Tickets are available at the box office of PALACE ifc / Broadway The ONE and www.cinema.com.hk PALACE ifc / The ONE www.cinema.com.hk

Broadway The ONE / The ONE

Tickets PALACE ifc :

$ 180 (Adult), $ 150 (Student / Senior / Children) Broadway The ONE :

For discounts and concessions, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com / www.cinema.com.hk

$ 150 (Adult), $ 120 (Student / Senior / Children)

Micala, a peasant girl, goes to Seville to find soldier Don Jos with a letter from his mother. After meeting with Micala, Don Jos becomes embroiled in a tobacco factory brawl. He is charged by his superior to detain the darling of the town, the gypsy Carmen. Carmen knows her charm is the key to her freedom, but little does she realise, it also unlocks deadly passions. One of the worlds most celebrated Carmens, Italian soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci, stars in this new production with tenor Nikolai Schukoff, who recently repeated his searing performance as Don Jos at New Yorks Metropolitan Opera.

Anna Caterina Antonacci Nikolai Schukoff

THEATRE / CABARET
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Ali Mahdavi

EDITH PIAF, INTIMATE MOMENTS

THEATRE

THEATRE

edith piafs love letters performed by cLOTILDE courau


clotilde courau :
5 (Sun) May

Date

sTime 20:00 Venue Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts - Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre Tickets $380, $280, $180

Tickets are available at all HK Ticketing outlets

For discounts and concessions, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com

2013 sees the 50th anniversary of Edith Piafs death. On this occasion, Princess Clotilde Courau pays tribute to the world renowned French artist by reading exclusive love letters written by Edith Piaf six months after the death of her true love Macel Cerdan.
About the play A few months after the tragic death of Marcel Cerdan in 1949, Edith Piaf was having a passionate affair with a mysterious man called Tony Franck. From May 1 to 26, 1950, they exchanged several letters in which the artist expressed her love with the lyricism, ardour and intransigence she was famous for. Who was this man? How did this relationship start? How did it end? With her sensual and enchanting voice, Clotilde Courau reads these intimate letters accompanied by French accordionist Lionel Suarez, and takes us on a journey into the intimate universe of La vie en Rose. About Clotilde Courau Clotilde Courau gained recognition amongst her peers when she appeared in her first movie Le Petit Criminel by Jacques Doillon, in 1990, and was nominated for a Cesar Award in the Most Promising Actress category and won a European Film Award for Best Actress at the Berlin Film Festival. Courau then worked on many successful French films such as La Vie en Rose, Elisa, and Summer Things and acted alongside A-list artists such as Marion Cotillard, Charlotte Rampling, Vanessa Paradis, Isabella Rossellini, John Cusack, John Malkovich, Guillaume Canet, Vincent Cassel, Shelly Winters, and Rupert Everett, to name a few. Highly acclaimed as an actress in France, her fame escalated when she married Emanuel Filiberto di Savoia, a member of the House of Savoy and the grandson of the last King of Italy, and became the Princess of Venice and Piedmont in 2003. This play is currently showing in Roma, London and NYC.
PRESENTED BY SUPPORTED BY

Clotilde Courau-

1949Marcel Cerdan Tony Franck 19505126 Lionel Suarez

1990Jacques Doillon Marion Cotillard, Charlotte Rampling, Venessa Paradis, Isabella Rossellini, John Cusack, John Malkovich, Guillaume Canet, Vincent Cassel, Shelly Winters, Ruper Everette2003 Emmanuel Fhiliberto di Savoia

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PRODUCTION TEAM
Playwright Mouron (France) Director William Yip (Hong Kong) Musical Directors Terry Truck (England) Mouron (France) Choreographer Anne Tourni (France) Assistant Choreographer Peter Lawrence (Hong Kong) Set Designer Aurelie Gandilhon (France) Costume Designer Mable Wun (Hong Kong) Lighting Designer Bee Wan (Hong Kong) Sound Designer Matthew Ma (Hong Kong)

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Aurllie Gandilhon

Cabaret des Annes Folles


CABARET
MUSIC, COMEDY AND DANCE PERFORMANCES FROM THE ROARING TWENTIES
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Student Matinee Date

Public Performances Date

CABARET

10 (Fri) May 11 (Sat) May 12 (Sun) May

13 (Mon) May 14 (Tue) May

iTime 10 (Fri) May - 20:30 11 (Sat) May - 16:30 & 20:30 12 (Sun) May - *16:30 *Accessible Performance for ALL Venue Yuen Long Theatre, Auditorium Tickets $380, $280 Performances in French, English & Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles Tickets are available at Urbtix For discounts and concessions, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com

Time 13 (Mon) May - 16:30 14 (Tue) May - 16:30


Venue Yuen Long Theatre, Auditorium Ticket $80 Performances in French, English & Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles For school booking only Programme enquiries 2904 7118Theatre Noir

It is the end of the night in an old Cabaret theatre in Hong Kong. The chairs are up on the tables. A young local man works for the owner, Madame Bergre, a really old French woman. She has told him about all the people she loved in her long life, all the French artists from the 1920s and 1930s she admired: Josphine Baker, Mistinguett, Maurice Chevalier, Frhel, Jean Cocteau, Edith Piaf Through the power of magic they all return for the night to perform the greatest burlesque show in French Cabaret ever! Imagine breathing in the atmosphere of France in a Hong Kong Theatre! Today many of us are under pressure from work and responsibilities, but Le French May believes that everybody has hidden sparkle in their hearts. Let us help illuminate your inner sparkle with a glamorous French Cabaret. Theatre Noir is delighted to present Cabaret des Annes Folles in an unimaginably exciting way that gives audiences a genuine feeling of being transported back to the old days of Paris Cabaret. This is the Companys first collaboration with the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau and also their first trilingual performance. There are only four performances with a maximum of 500 seats each, so dont miss this golden opportunity to enjoy a thrilling evening of song and dance - Parisian style!
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KYLIE CHOY (HONG KONG)

CLEMENT LEE (UK)

VICTORIA ALLINGTON (UK)

CABARET DES ANNES FOLLES


MUSIC, COMEDY AND DANCE PERFORMANCES FROM THE ROARING TWENTIES
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RICK LAU (AUSTRALIA)

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KATHRYN BRANTLEY (US)

HARVEY SIT (HONG KONG)

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ERIC HUYNH (HONG KONG)

BILLY SY (UK)

IVY LAU (HONG KONG)

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About Theatre Noir / Artistic Director: William Yip

CABARET

CABARET

Theatre Noir believes that theatre is to entertain, enlighten and empower. Our mission is to make dialogue with the community. Theatre Noir seeks to take root in local culture, make dialogue with the world and seek opportunities of development; empower through drama, care for society and enhance peoples quality of life; promote drama education to integrate arts and culture into living; and, encourage original work, nurture talents and explore the unique culture of Hong Kong.
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About Mouron Born into a family of musicians in Marseille, Mouron started writing her own chansons at 12 under the influence of great artists such as Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel. She performed in the famous music hall LOlympia in Paris when she was barely 17. Since the beginning of her career in the 1980s, Mouron has released several solo albums and in the mid 1990s she played in Alfredo Arias renowned production Crazy Folies (Fous de Folies). For last years Le French May she performed with the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong.
Tomasz Rossa Tomasz Rossa Tomasz Rossa

Crazy Folies

About Terry Truck Terry Truck was born in England but now lives in Germany. He studied piano from the age of 7 and received his classical training at Hull University. After meeting Georgette Dee in London, they began a musical partnership that has lasted over thirty years! He met Mouron in Paris seventeen years ago and began a collaboration that has so far included two Studio CDs, four live CDs and performances in Germany, France, Asia and the rest of the world.
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About Anne Tourni From a classical ballet foundation to contemporary and jazz, she has danced on all kinds of stages, from the Folies Bergre to the Opera of Paris. She has worked with Alfredo Arias, Robert Wilson, Francisco Negrin, and Jerome Savary, to name but a few. Since 2004 she has been a part of Franco Dragones creative team, producing such spectacular shows as Le Rve in Las Vegas and The House of Dancing Water in Macau.
Anne Tourni Folies Bergre Alfredo Arias Francisco NegrinJerome Savary2004 Franco Dragone Le Rve

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We can only hope that the angels play as divinely as de Maistre does. Brigitte Magazine

Xavier de Maistre is a virtuoso of the highest order, profoundly musical and capable of realizing a remarkable range of nuance. Gramophone

Supremely talented. Classic FM


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An incredible talent. Le Figaro


Amazing virtuosity. Diapason


Of another world. The Scotsman


PROGRAMME Mozart

Symphony No. 23 in D, K181


D23K181
Felix Broede Felix Broede

Boieldieu Harp Concerto in C


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Poulenc Sinfonietta

HARP : XAVIER DE MAISTRE

Hong kong sinfonietTA & xavier de maistre

LE FRENCH MAY OPENING CONCERT

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CLASSICAL music music

Play mozart

Date

19 (Fri) April

.Time 20:00 .Venue Hong Kong City Hall, Concert Hall Tickets $360, $250, $150

Tickets are available at Urbtix For discounts and concessions, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com / www.HKSL.org

One of the most sought-after star musicians in France, Xavier de Maistre, will open the 21st edition of Le French May and kick off the new season of Hong Kong Sinfonietta! Born in Toulon, De Maistre studied Music at Toulon and Paris Conservatories and Political Science at Sciences Po and London School of Economics. In 1995, he was appointed Solo Harpist with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. He was the winner of the Gold Medal and two Special Prizes at the 1998 USA International Harp Competition. In the same year, at the age of only 25, he became the first French musician to join the Vienna Philharmonic. De Maistre is a frequent guest at renowned festivals in Europe and has played with many leading orchestras under conductors such as Simon Rattle, Riccardo Muti and Andr Previn. His chamber music partners include Barbara Bonney and Kathleen Battle. He will join Hong Kong Sinfonietta in Boieldieus Harp Concerto in C under the baton of Music Director Yip Wing-sie.

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An extremely cultivated disciple of the great French tradition of Schumann piano. The Financial Times

This concert is presented in the framework of the 50th anniversary of the lyse Treaty, also known as the Treaty of Friendship, concluded in 1963 between Germany and France in order to establish a new foundation for relations.
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Jean-Baptiste Millot

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CLASSICAL music music

ERIC LE SAGE PLAYS SCHUMANN


Piano Recital

Date

21 (Sun) April

.Time 19:00 .Venue Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Concert Hall Tickets $380, $280, $180

Tickets are available at Urbtix For discounts and concessions, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com

Eric Le Sage is established as one of the leading pianists of his generation and is a renowned representative of the French piano school. He is celebrated for his subtle sound, real sense of structure and poetic phrasing. When he was just 20 years old, the Financial Times described him as an extremely cultivated disciple of the great French tradition of Schumann piano and in 2010, Die Zeit praised his ideal French piano aesthetics and clarity. About Eric Le Sage Born in Aix en Provence, Eric Le Sage has been the winner of major international competitions such as Porto in 1985 and the Robert Schumann competition in Zwickau, in 1989. He was also a prize-winner at the Leeds International competition the same year, which allowed him to perform under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle. He has performed recitals and chamber music concerts in major concert halls worldwide and has been invited to perform as a soloist with some of the greatest orchestras; the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Stuttgarts SWR Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, the Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, as well as with conductors that include Armin Jordan, Edo de Waart, Michel Plasson, and Michael Stern. In 2010 Le Sage successfully came to the end of a project that he had cherished and prepared for a long time: Recording Robert Schumanns complete works for piano. The recordings for the independent French label Alpha were awarded the prestigious Jahrespreis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik in the summer of 2010. Reviewers from the world over have written elated comments about what is already cited as a reference in the history of Schumann recordings.

2010 - 19851989 Armin JordanEdo de WaartMichel PlassonMichael Stern

PROGRAMME Kinderszenen, op.15 Fantaisie, op.17 INTERMISSION Davidsbndlertnze, op.6


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ERIC LE SAGE Masterclasses

le french may and first initiative foundation music outreach programme

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Jean-Baptiste Millot

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CLASSICAL music music


Date

21 (Sun) April

Date

23 (Tue) April

Time 14:30 Venue Chiang Chen Studio Theatre,


By invitation only

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Time 14:00 Venue Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Recital Hall Free Admission For details, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com

First Initiative Foundation (FIF) is a charitable entity organized for engaging in a variety of projects beneficial to the Hong Kong community on a local and international basis and for the purpose of uplifting Hong Kong at all levels. FIF programs enhance the quality of life through the support of initiatives such as promoting education and creativity in arts, designs, and music. FIF pursues international cooperation and recognition of Hong Kong as a city with global appeal. The Foundation extends Hong Kongs place on the worlds stage by acting as a creative catalyst and communicative instrument in support of the community and its citizens.

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POULENC IN PARIS

CONCERTOS for piano, organ & harpsichord

Francis Poulenc

Frances finest keyboard players join City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong and chief conductor Jean Thorel to pay homage to French melodist Poulenc. Soloists include ric Le Sage (Piano), Jean-Patrice Brosse (Harpsichord) and ric Lebrun (Organ).
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Chief Conductor Jean Thorel


PROGRAMME Poulenc Concerto for Organ in G Minor (with ric Lebrun)
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Poulenc Aubade for Piano and 18 Instruments (with ric Le Sage)


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Poulenc Two Marches and an Intermezzo


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Poulenc Concerto Champtre for Harpsichord (with Jean-Patrice Brosse)


ric Lebrun - Organ

Jean-Patrice Brosse - Harpsichord

Jean-Baptiste Millot

ric Le Sage - Piano

Jean Thorel - Chief Conductor

POULENC IN PARIS

CLASSICAL music music

CLASSICAL music music

CONCERTOS for piano, organ & harpsichord

22 (Mon) April
Tickets are available at Urbtix For discounts and concessions, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com

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Time 20:00 Venue Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Concert Hall Tickets $380, $280, $180
Pre-concert talk by Maestro Jean Thorel Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall, 19:15 (free admission)

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About Francis Poulenc Described during his lifetime as half bad boy, half monk, Francis Poulenc is one of the greatest melodists of the twentieth century. Largely a self-taught composer, he belonged to the Paris-based group of composers Les Six, who led the neo-classical movement that rejected the overstated emotion of early 1920s Romanticism. Following the death of a close friend in the 1930s, Poulenc rediscovered his Roman Catholic faith and replaced the ironic nature of neo-classicism with a new-found spiritual depth. About City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong & Jean Thorel City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong (CCOHK) is one of the most active chamber orchestras in the Asian region. Currently in its thirteenth season, the CCOHK gives an annual subscription season of concerts performing with internationally acclaimed artists such as Dame Evelyn Glennie and Sir James Galway. In 2008 Frenchman Jean Thorel was appointed chief conductor. In 2012 the CCOHK released English Recorder Concertos with Michala Petri to international acclaim. The CD was selected as CD of the week by German Music Magazine Klassik Heute.

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quatuor manfred meets rthk quartet


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RTHK QUARTET

RTHK

Rozenn Quere

Manfred Quartet

Date

10 (Fri) May

.Time 20:00 -Venue Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Lyric Theatre Tickets $480, $380, $280, $180

Tickets are available at all HK Ticketing outlets

CLASSICAL music music

CLASSICAL music music

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Chamber musics best representatives from France and Hong Kong join forces for a programme of pure intensity. About Quatuor Manfred Founded in 1986 by graduates of prestigious schools, the Manfred Quartet has become one of the leading prize winners amongst French quartets. The Quartets career was launched in 1989 by winning two major international competitions: Banff (Canada), where for the first time a European quartet was awarded first prize, and Evian (France). Thereafter they were invited to play with renowned musicians, including Mstislav Rostropovich, Yuri Bashmet, and Tatiana Nikolayeva, as well as with musicians of their generation such as Claire Dsert, Raphal Pidoux, Florent Hau, and Pascal Moragus, and to perform around the world: Berlin, Amsterdam, London, New York, Japan, China, and Russia. The Quartet concentrates on the romantic and early twentieth century repertories and recorded works of Schoenberg, Berg, Prokofiev, Schumann, Mozart and Chausson. About RTHK Quartet The RTHK Quartet was founded in 2009 with a view to promoting the genre of chamber music and encouraging the art of chamber music playing in Hong Kong. Four outstanding musicians, violinists Ayako Ichimaru and Le Hoai-nam, violist Elvis Chan and cellist Laurent Perrin, share a common passion for chamber music, and are the founding members of the RTHK Quartet. They introduce the audience to the rich world of chamber music, including some of the most profound and powerful music ever written. The quartet members, who are all Hong Kong-based musicians, come from different parts of the world: Japan, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Luxembourg. This diverse background reflects not only Hong Kongs cosmopolitan environment but also the universal appeal of music. PROGRAMME RAVEL

Quatuor Manfred QuatuorbManfred1986 1989 Mstislav RostropovichYuri BashmetTatiana NikolayevaClairebD sertRapha l PidouxFlorent Hau Pascal Moragus

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String quartet in F major (Quatuor Manfred)


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String octet (RTHK Quartet & Manfred Quartet)


+ Quatuor Manfred

String quartet Quartettsatz in C minor D.703 (RTHK Quartet)


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String sextet n1, in B-flat major op.18 (Manfred Quartet + Elvis Chan & Laurent Perrin)

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PIANIST : Alain Le Pichon

SOPRANO : Ying Ying Liu

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CELLO : Laurent Perrin

CLARINET : David Wong

PROGRAMME Mozart

Clarinet trio

Faur

Trois mlodies

Debussy

Romance, Il pleure dans mon Cur, Nuit dtoiles Clarinet Sonata

Saint-Sans

Faur

Romance, Sicilienne, Elgie Les chemins de lamour

Poulenc

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Hahn

Lheure exquise

VIOLA : William Lane

Satie

Je te veux

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le Pichon & friends


Le Pichon

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CLASSICAL music music

music

In a night of mainly French music

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5 (Wed) June

Time 20:00 Venue Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Concert Hall Tickets $280, $180

Tickets are available at all HK Ticketing outlets

For discounts and concessions, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com

Alain Le Pichon, a French pianist living in Hong Kong, invites his long-time musician friends for a programme of mainly French music. About the Musicians Alain Le Pichon started playing piano at the age of seven. In his teens he received tuition from Charlotte Merle, a pupil of Cortot. He is currently a member of the Fleurons de lEntreprise Musicienne founded by distinguished French concert pianist and pedagogue Franoise ParrotHanlet at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris. Ying Ying Liu is a Chinese soprano who has given numerous recitals and performed the lead in various oratorios. Her repertoire ranges from the Baroque period to the 20th Century and Chinese folk songs to Broadway melodies. William Lane performs viola as a soloist, orchestral player and chamber musician, all over the world. Prize-winner at various international competitions, he studied under Jan Sedivka, Bruno Giuranna and Garth Knox as well as at the International Ensemble Modern Akademie in Germany. As a new music advocate, William is Artistic Director of the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, giving regular concerts in Asia. Laurent Perrin first studied cello in his native country Luxembourg and subsequently in France, Spain, England and Canada. At present he is Assistant Principal Cello with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta and teaches at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He is a member of the recently founded RTHK Quartet and the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble. David Wong trained on the clarinet at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts where he won his first prize in the concerto competition with his performance of Webers second concerto. He then moved to France to study with Michel Lethiec at the Conservatoire National de Rgion de Nice where he was awarded the Premier Prix for clarinet with the highest mark of the year.

Alain Le Pichon

Alain Le Pichon CortotCharlotte MerleFleurons de lEntreprise Musicienne Franoise Parrot-Hanlet WilliamaLane Jan SedivkaBruno Giuranna Garth Knox Laurent Perrin

Michel Lethiec

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Ceysson

Curvaceous, cuddlesome and irresistibly charming () Mr. Ceysson is an excellent player. The New York Times

PROGRAMME

(1863-1937) (1862-1918) (1878-1925) (1888-1969) (1916-2008) (1845-1924)

Gabriel Piern (1863-1937) Impromptu-Caprice Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Prludes : Bruyres, La fille aux cheveux de lin Andr Caplet (1878-1925) Deux divertissements pour harpe : A la franaise, A lespagnole Jacques de la Presle (1888-1969) Le Jardin Mouill Pierre Sancan (1916-2008) Thme et variations pour harpe Gabriel Faur (1845-1924) Une chtelaine en sa tour, Op. 110 Albert Roussel (1869-1937) Impromptu Marius Constant (1925-2004) Harpalyc Jean-Michel Damase (Born 1928) Fantaisie sur les Contes dHoffmann
Emmanuel Ceysson

(1869-1937) (1925-2004) Harpalyc (Born 1928)


JC HUSSON

Emmanuel Ceysson
Panorama of French Original Harp Music from the 20th Century

CLASSICAL music music


CLASSICAL music music


Date

8 (Sat) June

..Time 20:00 .Venue Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Theatre Tickets $380, $240

Tickets are available at Urbtix For discounts and concessions, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com

With his powerful, virtuoso playing, Emmanuel Ceysson is the enfant terrible of the harp. He sweeps away all the clichs associated with his instrument with an infectious enthusiasm and boundless energy that shows the harp in all its sparkling splendour. Performing in Hong Kong for the first time, this young French harpist is not to be missed. About Emmanuel Ceysson Since 2005 Emmanuel Ceysson has been a presence in leading venues on the international musical scene (Wigmore Hall, the Salle Gaveau, Carnegie Hall, the Vienna Konzerthaus, and the Berlin Philharmonie). His appearances in recital, concerto repertoire and chamber music regularly win high praise from the press. In 2006 he joined the Orchestra of the Opra National de Paris as Principal Harp, since which his solo passages have frequently been singled out for mention by Paris opera critics. His unfailing commitment to his instrument has earned him the highest international distinctions. In rapid succession he won the Gold Medal and a special performance prize at the USA International Harp Competition (Bloomington) in 2004, First Prize and six special prizes at the New York Young Concert Artist Auditions in 2006, and First Prize at the prestigious ARD Competition in Munich in September 2009, thus becoming the first harpist to obtain awards at three major international events.

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Emmanuel Ceysson
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PROGRAMME MOZART

Symphony No.31 Paris

CHOPIN

Les Sylphides

STRAVINSKY

The Rite of Spring

Hong Kong Philharmonic

Keith Hiro

CLASSICAL music music

CLASSICAL music music

CONDUCTOR : Oleg Caetani


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Hong Kong Philharmonic


Swire Maestro: The Rite Centenary

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31 (Fri) May, 1 (Sat) June

Tickets are available at Urbtix For discounts and concessions, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com / www.hkphil.org

l..Time 20:00 -Venue Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Concert Hall Tickets $320, $240, $180, $120

Exactly 100 years ago, Stravinskys The Rite of Spring announced the birth of 20th century music in spectacular style. The scandal of the premire ended in a riot. This programme marks the centenary by recreating the programme that the first audience heard Chopins delightful waltzes in orchestral form, evoking the elegance of classical ballet, followed by the violence and mayhem of Stravinskys master work. Patrons are encouraged to refrain from rioting! As a tribute to the city where this took place, the programme begins with the Paris Symphony Mozarts salute to Parisian style.

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Philippe cuper & Hong kong wind kamerata


philippe cuper

Date

21 (Tue) May

.Time 20:00 .Venue Hong Kong City Hall, Concert Hall Tickets $200, $150

Tickets are available at Urbtix For discounts and concessions, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com

The Hong Kong Wind Kamerata features Hong Kongs most talented wind players who are dedicated to promoting the rich wind repertoire throughout the region. They have toured to Switzerland, Beijing, Shanghai, Macau and have appeared in festivals like the International Society of Contemporary Music (ISCM), the Music Festival of the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing and Le French May Festival. The group has performed with some world class prominent artists, such as the legendary oboist Maurice Bourgue, Martin Gatt and Christian Schmitt. In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Francis Poulencs death, the legendary French clarinetist Philippe Cuper and celebrated pianist Nancy Loo will join the HKWK for a concert celebrating Poulencs music. Concert programme includes other exquisite French wind music and a new work by acclaimed Hong Kong composer Richard Tsang.

Maurice BourgueMartin GattChristian Schmitt 50, Philippe Cuper , .

PROGRAMME Francaix

Quartet

Poulenc

Sextet

Poulenc

Clarinet Sonata

Richard Tsang

New piece - world premeire


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Gouvy

Petite Suite Gauloise, op.90


90

Philippe Cuper

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LE FRENCH MAY CLOSING CONCERT

CLASSICAL music music

CLASSICAL music music

Yossif Ivanov Plays Ravel & Chausson

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22 (Sat) June

Time 20:00 -Venue Hong Kong City Hall, Concert Hall - Tickets $340, $220, $140

Tickets are available at Urbtix For discounts and concessions, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com / www.HKSL.org

A player of impressive authority and presence. The Strad Acclaimed violinist Yossif Ivanov will make his Hong Kong dbut with Hong Kong Sinfonietta, when he will play Chaussons Pome and Ravels Tzigane, two French musicial gems in the violin repertoire. Yossif Ivanov was the winner at the Montral International Competition at the age of 16, and two years later the Second Prize and Public Prize winner at the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition. He performs regularly at all major European halls and has performed with orchestras and conductors such as the Montral Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Neme Jrvi, Marin Alsop, Yannick Nzet-Sguin and Vladimir Jurowski. His dbut recording was awarded Diapason dOr de lAnne. Yossif Ivanov plays a 1699 Lady Tennant Stradivarius kindly on loan from the Stradivarius Society of Chicago.

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Music Director/Conductor Yip Wing-sie Violin Yossif Ivanov


PROGRAMME Chen Qi-gang


The Five Elements

Chausson

Pome, Op 25 Tzigane

Ravel

Debussy

Nocturnes

Yossif Ivanov

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Abaji

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WORLD music music

ABAJI Origine Orient


Date

30 (Tue) April

Tickets are available at all HK Ticketing outlets For discounts and concessions, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com

Time 20:00 Venue Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts,


Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre

Ticket $250

One artist, five languages: French, Arabic, Turkish, Greek and Armenian, as well as an impressive number of instruments that include the oud and bouzouki, an array of percussion, the flute, harmonica and Columbian bamboo saxophone. Origine Orient is a voyage into sound that explores the contours of the Mediterranean region. It is primarily instrumental work that presents marvellous passages (Min Jouwwa, Desert to Desert), punctuated by the vocals of multilingual Lebanese singer ABAJI (Rayehh is sung in French). A musician without borders, ABAJI leads audiences on a journey across the wide open spaces of the Mediterranean blues, a musical form of which he is one of the most ardent practitioners. Origine Orient is a soothing odyssey through rich, far-away lands filled with resonating senses, as well as re-envisioned folklores. ABAJI was born in Lebanon to an Armenian-Greek father from Smyrna and an Armenian-Syrian mother born in Istanbul, who met each other in Lebanon, a country that attracts a whole host of exiles. He arrived in France in 1976 and developed a passion for Chinese traditional medicine and martial arts: Tai Chi Chuan and Do-in. As a therapist, he practiced Tai Chi in a psychiatric setting for seven years. ABAJI began playing guitar at the age of 11, followed by other instruments: the oud, bouzouki, clarinet, percussion, and a series of flutes that he encountered during his travels. He has travelled far and wide, playing on five different continents with indigenous people such as the Zulus in Durban, South Africa, the North Mexican First Nations, Gnawas in Morocco, the Quawwals in Lahore, Pakistan and now, for the first time, he will play in Hong Kong.

Origine Orient OrigineeOrientMin JouwwaDesertEtoEDesert Rayehh Origine Orient Abaji - - 1976

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SYDNEY VALETTE

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Sydney Valette & Chromophase VJ


Sydney Valette Chromophase VJ

ELECTRO

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Hong Kong Date

Macao Date

3 (Fri) May

4 (Sat) May

Time 20:30 Venue Backstage Ticket $200 Tickets are available at Ticketflap www.ticketflap.com For discounts and concessions, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com

Time 20:30 Venue Oxwarehouse Free Admission For details, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com / oxwarehouse.blogspot.com

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From the jazz of his childhood through the post-punk played in todays clubs, Sydney Valette specializes in sound arrangement and derangement, shaking up classical structures and radically altering the electronic scene. His poetic, child-like and destructive approach returns pop music to the informality of its early days. His album Plutt mourir que crever (Better to Die than to Snuff It) is influenced by movements such as cold wave, no wave, techno, witch-house, trance, punk, hip-hop, Orthodox liturgical music and Latin dancing music. Valette interprets his daily feeling of ill-being in a toneless voice over a background of electro-synth. The particular point of distinction in his work is his lyrical content, which often tells stories from a childs perspective, vocalised over well-grounded music. Valette had a small-town upbringing. When he was 18 he moved to Paris where, pushed by internal questioning, he studied philosophy. When he discovered the glittery universe of clubs, he devoted his nights to their rhythms and his days to playing minor key classical piano. He began to produce electronic music on his own. His first album, Plutt mourir que crever, established his artistic image in the contemporary music landscape and was declared Album of the Year by renowned French magazine Technikart. Chromophase VJ is a digital artist from Paris. After a while giving live performances in France with the electro-Jazz band Wipping Willow, he is now based in Shanghai mixing his own art and videos resulting in an amazing experimental show.
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(postpunk)Sydney Valette Sydney Valette Plutt mourir que creverCold WaveNo WaveTechnoWitch HouseTrancePunkHip Hop Sydney Valette Sydney Valette Plutt mourir que crever Technikart Chromophase VJ Wipping Willow

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One of the most gifted pianists in international jazz, and a new leader among the French jazz scene.

Eric Legnini (piano, Fender Rhodes)


Fender Rhodes

Thomas Bramerie (double bass)

Franck Agulhon (drums) Hugh Coltman (vocals)

ERIC LEGNINI / HUGH COLTMAN

Guy Lebreton

Felix Broede

JAZZ

JAZZ

eric legnini trio feat. hugh coltman


FEAT.

at the boundaries of jazz, afro-beat, soul and folk

Date

4 (Sat) May

Time 20:00 .Venue Hong Kong City Hall, Theatre Tickets $380, $280, $180

Tickets are available at Urbtix For discounts and concessions, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com

More than a concert, this is the journey of a sorcerers apprentice on the keyboard Eric Legnini, the famous French-based Belgium artist. With his two old sidekicks, Thomas Bramerie on double bass and Franck Agulhon on drums, he revisits his last album, The Vox. Joined by the most Parisian of all British blues singers, Hugh Coltman, 2013 sees the release of a new album: Sing Twice. Afrobeat, jazz, soul, folk, pop in every song these different worlds coexist in a perfect and harmonious alchemy. About Eric Legnini Eric Legnini was born in Belgium in 1970. Since studying in New York with Richie Beirach he has worked with many great artists including Serge Reggiani, Henri Salvador, Claude Nougaro, Yael Naim, Vince Mendoza and Dianne Reeves. Today he is one of the most gifted pianists in international jazz and is a new leader on the French jazz scene, a recognition shown in 2011 when his album The Vox was awarded the greatest prize in France, the Victoire de la Musique for Best Instrumental Jazz Album. About Hugh Coltman Hugh Coltman is a singer and songwriter from Bristol, UK. Before settling down in Paris 10 years ago he was part of the famous blues band The Hoax. In 2004, he decided to start his own solo project and released the acclaimed EP Stories from the Safe House in 2008. In 2012, he released a new album called Zero Killed and was invited by Jason Mraz to open his concert in one of the largest music venues in Paris.

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72Gran Kino

Hugo Genetier

Gran Kino
Live in Hong kong

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ROCK

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9 (Thu) May

-Time 21:00 Venue Hong Kong Fringe Club Tickets $100(Pre-sales), $150(Door) Pre-sales booking : willish@hkfringeclub.com

Tickets are available from the Fringe For discounts and concessions, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com / www.hkfringe.com.hk

Gran Kino, or 4 artists who are as musicians as they are globe-trotters. Rock, electro, hip-hop, traditional music: Gran Kino has decided not to limit its musical identity to a particular kind. According to their encounters, they let the different influences, rhythms, melodies and songs combine and merge in order to create their own DNA. Sara, Charlie, Morgan and Robin have got together around an original project about the year 1989. A dense and intense year, simultaneously fantastic and tragic, where each one can recall an emotion, a sensation, a hope. Gran Kino decided to revive the year 1989, by recalling a hotchpotch of planetary jolts and heartbeats from a whole generation. Accompanied, with the help of samples and images, by artists from all over the world, thus creating a show with which the audience will travel in the universe of 1989 and through the entire world.

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Amongst the new singers, Chat is destined to make a difference with her cool and charming style. GLAMOUR
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Chat sings about simple love stories of a young woman, torn between her timid side and the need to be endearing. FRANCE INTER
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Chat Live in Hong Kong


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23 (Thu) May

BTime 20:00 Venue Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Theatre Tickets $280, $180

Tickets are available at Urbtix For details, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com

Chat is this years French May revelation. Continuing to climb the French music scene, she has been the opening act for Thomas Dutronc at lOlympia de Paris and is currently touring with Dutronc and M- (Matthieu Chedid, who was successfully received by Hong Kong audiences in June 2010 on his Asian tour). Chat defines her music as French electro-pop and soft rap. She is a powerful and enchanting pianist as well as fresh and hip and fast becoming a notorious artist in France and Europe. Her new EP has been selected for France Inters playlist on national French radio. In Hong Kong she will be performing songs from the EP as well as those from her first album Folie Douce and will be accompanied by a drummer and guitarist. Her thrilling vocals and presence will no doubt delight the Hong Kong audience it is a real privilege to see new talent like this emerging.

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The percussionst group ferciously pound their beechwood mallets into metal barrels to produce a spectacle that made Japans Kodo drummers seem a little quaint The New York Times

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les tambours du bronx

A powerful night of percussion that will leave you elated

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Jean Michel Marchand

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A powerful night of percussion that will leave you elated

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*Date

1 (Sat) June

*Time 19:30 Venue Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Grand Theatre Tickets $480, $380, $280, $180, $120

Tickets are available at Urbtix For discounts and concessions, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com

After more than 1200 shows around the world in 25 years, Les Tambours du Bronx finally comes crashing into Hong Kong for a night of powerfully persuasive percussion. Witness the spectacle of raw masculine power as it beats myriad rhythms on metal barrels, drumming up a cacophony of sounds that excite, exhilarate and leave you wanting more! About the show Les Tambours du Bronx is an undeniable force. A collective of 17 exquisitely fit men that ignite audiences with their powerful physiques and electrifying energy, they quicken the heart with a collection of extraordinary rhythms created by bashing and banging objects such as huge metal oil barrels, cymbals and wooden sticks. Pulsating rock beats, indus, techno and afrobeat are accompanied by synthesized sounds and samples as well as tribal-like chants and shouts to create an overall effect that connects with audiences on a deep, primal level. Exhilarating choreography and the way the drummers interact, at times in a challenging, confrontational manner adds further to the hypnotic feast. The thundering percussion and explosive power of Les Tambours du Bronx fires-up the audience, inspiring them to stand up and take part in what can be described as Tambour extraordinaire and a show that is not to be missed. About the company Born in 1987 in a small industrial town in Burgundy, Les Tambours du Bronx were unleashed in 1989 by French graphic designer Jean-Paul Goude on the Bicentenary of the French Revolution. Since leaving their native Bronx, they have recorded with renowned orchestras and played with rock icons Jimmy Page and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin fame and Brazilian metal band Sepultura. Les Tambours du Bronx travel the world spreading their thunderous energy and have performed in unique places, such as under the Eiffel Tower, in the Sahara desert and a swimmingpool, and in churches and medieval fortresses.
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NEW INSPIRATION: Cross-media and Cross-cultural COMICS CONCERT + KNOWLEDGE SHARING CREATIVE WORKSHOP
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Hong Kong Arts Centre

Hong Kong comics artists: Siuhak (left) and Little Thunder (right) on stage
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7 (Fri) June 8 (Sat) June

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*Time 20:00 Venue Shouson Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre Tickets $250, $120*
* Full-time Students, Senior Citizens and Physically Challenged Individuals

Concerts de dessins, the comics concert initiated by Angoulme International Comics Festival, will be presented by the Hong Kong Arts Centre as one of the featured programmes for its 35th anniversary celebration in June. Two distinguished Hong Kong comics artists, Siuhak and Little Thunder, will join hands with French comics artists Charles Berberian and Mathilde Domecq, as well as the music team of Concerts de dessins, including Areski Belkacem, Bobby Jocky and Dondieu Divin, to deliver a collaborative on-stage performance that interweaves live drawing with music these creative talents will produce an animated cartoon with hand-drawn comics and high-spirited tune, creating an unparalleled audio-visual experience for all! In addition, comics professionals Nicolas Finet and Nicolas Albert will host a talk on European comics, and a critique workshop on the works of local budding comics artists. Look out as well for the creative workshop led by Areski if you are interested in comics, animation, music or video art all the participants will be able to experience the production of Concerts de dessins, and may even have a chance to perform in public!

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LoJo & Chochukmo La fte de la musique


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Date

22 (Sat) June

Free Admission
For details, please visit: www.frenchmay.com

Time 19:30 Venue The Vine Centre, Wanchai

LoJo presents a world music fusion that has traversed five continents over thirty years. Their last album Cinema El Mundo fuses the musical encounters that have fed this long voyage The band makes music unlike any already in existence, freely crossing stylistic boundaries. Its kaleidoscopic sound brings together French chanson, elements of Jazz and sophisticated pop, reggae and dub, circus and cabaret music, klezmer and East European Roma tunes, West African and Maghrebian traditions. And Peans rough-edged, Tom Waitslike voice contrasts beautifully with those of sisters Yamina and Nadia el Mourid. Cinema El Mundo presents itself as the soundtrack to a seavoyage that celebrates a multicultural community. LoJo was founded in 1982 by young poet Denis Pan and violin-playing friend, Richard Bourreau. By the end of the 1980s, they were playing throughout Europe and had appeared in New York as part of an artists collective. LoJo have never been a band that fit neatly into music industry norms, preferring instead to concentrate their creative and organizational energies on eccentric and challenging events such as The Festival in the Desert, a gathering of Touareg, African and International musicians which takes place annually in the southern Sahara desert. After releasing 10 albums and touring 5 continents, LoJo are considered one of the best live bands in the world. Chochukmo is a 5-piece indie rock band based in Hong Kong. Founded in the summer of 2005, theyve had a few member changes, with the current line-up formed in the spring of 2008. With a chemistry triggered by different musical interests and thoughts, Chochukmo is renowned for their unique style. The band was the winner of the Alliance Franaise de Hong Kong 2012 Artists Grants for their project, A Tragedy, Your Majesty.

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FTE DE LA MUSIQUE
MUSIC DAY IN STANLEY

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music

Date

23 (Sun) June

Free Admission For details, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com

Time 14:00 - 18:00 Venue Stanley Plaza

Launched in France in 1982 by the Ministry for culture, the Fte de la Musique the Music day usually takes place every 21st June, the day of the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere. This celebration allows the expression of all styles of music in a cheerful atmosphere and is above all a free popular fte, open to any participant (amateur or professional musicians) who wants to perform in it. Musicians are always asked to perform for free and all the concerts are free for the public. Its the reason why events often take place in open air areas as streets and parks. The Hong Kong edition of Fete de la Musique 2013 is held at Stanley Plaza, on 23 June (Sunday), from 2pm to 6pm. If you wish to perform, please do send us your resume as well as any other materials (audio, video) which could help with your application. For more information and application, please contact Mr. Jacky LAU French Alumni Association / jacleau@gmail.com

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20 (Sat) April
W - Great Room

Tickets are available at www.eventbrite.com

Time 22:30 Venue Great Room at W Hong Kong $ 250 (Early bird 1) Tickets $ 300 (Early bird 2) $ 350 (Advance Tickets) $ 500 (Door)

www.eventbrite.com For details, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com

Listening to Danger is like taking care of the time without feeling late, since hours are as well evocative as feelings for Franck Rivoire, the man behind the Danger phenomenon. With only three releases, he became a key figure in the French electro scene post Justice. More than mere music, Danger, who was strongly influenced by video games as a teenager, creates a fully-fledged universe in which dynamism, surprising structures and textures interact and complement each other between his artwork and music. Danger has proven to be able to reach a wide audience through remixes for artists that include Sebastien Tellier, Estelle feat. Kanye West, Black Eyed Peas, La Roux and Midnight Juggernauts. Live, Danger is a war machine deploying a stunning and epic new show where music, beats and visual effects are mixed to create a unique atmosphere. Being at a Danger concert is akin to travelling and discovering a universe packed with adventure.

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Manceau Live in Hong Kong


Date

4 (Sat) May

sTime 20:00 *Venue Hidden Agenda ickets $180 (Advance) T $220 (Walk in) $110 (Student Walk in)

Tickets are available at www.ticketflap.com www.ticketflap.com For discounts and concessions, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com

Since 2009, French band Manceau have been composing colourfull and elegant pop music shaped with both simplicity and melodic ambition. On stage, Manceau succeeds perfectly in mixing light, groovy soul-music with harder, more exhilarating rhythms. This fusion has been applauded by audiences in famous Parisian and French venues (La Flche dor, LAronef, le Rservoir, le VIP, lInternational, le 106) and large festivals (Transmusicales, Le Printemps de Bourges, Main Square Festival, Les Francofolies) for over a year, and now these four pop craftsmen bring their unique flavour to Hong Kong. Dont miss them and dont miss their first album: Life Traffic Jam.

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Date

10 (Fri) May

Time 20:00 Venue The Mira Hong Kong Tickets $ 150 (Pre sale) s$ 200 (At door)

Tickets are available at www.eventbrite.com or The Mira www.eventbrite.com For details, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com

An array of French culture, namely literature, fashion, music, and photography, Zimmers Horizontal Disco combines tropical elements, feel good melodies and groovy basslines, making it the perfect sunny day soundtrack. Growing up between France and California, this kid is a smooth combination of both worlds; he has a West coast carefree attitude with a twist of Parisian chic. A young producer but experienced DJ, he plays in low-ceiling clubs and fancy pool-parties, making sure the crowd always has a good time. He cultivates the art of mixing la Larry Levan, playing from 100 to 125 bpm. Since his debut single Cruisin on Discotexas, Zimmer has come a long way. He has toured all over Europe and America and has been supported by Bag Raiders, Miami Horror, Moullinex, RAC, Goldroom and more. His popular monthly Zimmer Tapes have established him as true tastemaker on todays disco scene.

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* Date

24 (Fri) May

*Time 22:30 Venue Backstage Live Restaurant Tickets $200(Door), $180(Pre-sales)

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A performer since 2010, DJ Anything Maria has proven herself as an outstanding and unique artist. Her techno music has a splash of rock and refreshing vocals that reflect her creative talent which knows no limits. Incredibly gifted drummer Pierre Juarez will accompany Anything Maria on stage. Sophie has toured many places in Europe, such as France and Germany but has also made her mark in the United States while touring there in 2012. Her music is a real treat for the ears and its unique tempo ignites colours in the mind. This combined with her performance and special lighting effects reinforce her inspiring edge and groove. Anything Maria is a woman with attitude.

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Yo Gee Ti has all the power of a Franco-Taiwanese blockbuster. Add to that the strangeness of an artistic concept deliberately seeking out the instability of unknown territories and the result is ravishing!
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YO GEE TI

Michel Cavalca

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YO GEE TI
30 (Thu) May 31 (Fri) May
Venue Hong Kong Cultural Centre,

DANCE
Tickets $650, $480, $360, $240, $120 Tickets are available at URBTIX For discounts and concessions, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com

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Encountering the other is always a source of inspiration for Mourad Merzouki and Kfig Dance Company. Whether with a classical music quartet for an on-stage collaboration or with South African or Brazilian performers for a creation, choreographer Mourad Merzouki explores new horizons by blending hip hop with other influences. About the project This collaborative project with the Chiang Kai-Shek Cultural Center was born during Mourad Merzoukis first trip to Taiwan with Kfig Dance Company. Captivated by the energy of the local dancers, Merzouki decided to explore this culture that is both imbued with ancestral traditions and rooted in extreme modernity. Without abandoning his hip hop vocabulary, the choreographer blended his approach with a more contemporary dance style that opened up new horizons. Working for the first time with the young Taiwanese designer Johan Ku, Merzouki also experienced new constraints, such as costumes made from wool that limit the dancers gestures, which pushed him to find the rhythm elsewhere, and in doing so, discover a new relation with movement and space.

About the choreographer As a major figure on the hip hop scene since the early 1990s, choreographer Mourad Merzouki works at the junction of many different disciplines, adding circus, martial arts, fine arts and live music to his exploration of all hip hop styles. In 1989 he created his first company Accrorap and brought street dance to the stage. In order to develop his own artistic style and sensitivity, he established his own company, Kfig, in 1996. In June 2009, Merzouki was appointed director of the Centre Chorgraphique National de Crteil et du Val-de-Marne.
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A small masterpiece Libration


The essence of loving relationships


Le Monde

Guy Delahaye

daphnis chlo

By Jean-Claude Gallotta
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7 (Fri) June 8 (Sat) June
Tickets are available at Urbtix For discounts and concessions, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com

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Date

*Time 20:00 Venue Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Studio Theatre Tickets $380, $280, $180

Originally created for the Avignon Festival in 1982, Daphnis Chlos choreography moved people with its ability to combine the cerebral and the animal with humour and the joy of the senses. 20 years later, Jean-Claude Gallotta is keen to sustain the repertory of the National Choreographic Centre in Grenoble by choosing to direct three new young dancers and giving new life to this intimate, sensual, wild and mischievous piece. About Daphnis Chlo The characters of Daphnis Chlo, whose ancient origins are born from a Greek tale attributed to Longus, are best known through the music Maurice Ravel wrote for the Russian Ballet in 1912, in which Nijinsky triumphed in the title role. When Jean-Claude Gallotta presented this pas de trois in 1982, just a few months after his ballet Ulysse, he was less concerned with the story (Chlo, the wife of the young shepherd Daphnis, who is kidnapped by pirates and brought back to him by a miracle performed by the God Pan) and more with working on movement and capturing the energy, gentleness and violence in the battle of love. About the choreographer Director of the National Choreographic Centre in Grenoble since the beginning of the 1980s, Jean-Claude Gallotta is considered one of the most important figures of the new French dance movement and has contributed greatly to its recent popularity as well as to its recognition. Gallotta began dance at 22 years old. He studied in New York under Merce Cunningham and founded his own company in 1979. With his assistant and partner Mathilde Altaraz, he created his greatest choreographic works: Ulysse (the cornerstone of modern French dance which became part of the repertoire of the Ballet de lOpra de Paris), Daphnis Chlo and Trois gnrations. Gallottas style is distinguished by his penchant for the pure, clean lines in the overall movements within which the parts of the individual dancers are frequently composed of waving, swaying movements and small steps. How people relate to each other is often at the heart of his creations, and he sprinkles this with a touch of humour.
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Urban Distortions by T.R.A.N.S.I.T.S.C.A.P.E

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22 (Fri) May

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Time 18:00 Venue Harbour City, Atrium II Free Admission

24 (Fri) May 25 (Sat) May

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Time 20:00 Venue Hong Kong Arts Centre, Shouson Theatre, Tickets $240(stall), $180(circle) Tickets are available at Urbtix For discounts and concessions, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com

Asian Premiere! Urban Distortions is an interdisciplinary installation-performance through which dance, live music and territory meet, triggering the publics mobility through a spirit of proximity and intimacy. It combines dance, live music and architecture in an attempt to decode and portray three cities chosen at random by the companys two artistic directors Emmanuelle Vincent and Pierre Larauza: Hong Kong, Mtwapa (Kenya) and Brussels. Three different levels, three superimposed moments, three bodies meeting between animalism and urbanity: This kaleidoscopic fusion explores the potential distortions and contamination in these living spaces, where speed, movement and ladders intersect, and musicians, actors, and dancers perform inside massive inflatable bubbles. Our aim is to upset the traditional representative system to overthrow the codes. Our narrative is composed of collages and deformations, with a particular interest in disintegration, discontinuity and fragmentation, offering a new form of contemporary fable to the spectator. Pierre Larauza & Emmanuelle Vincent For this Asian premiere, the dance company will spend a weeks residency at the Hong Kong Arts Centre to present the very best of their show. A preview will also be performed on a smaller scale at the Harbour City, TST so as to give Hongkongers a glimpse of European contemporary dance. Both versions will be performed in a special collaboration with Hong Kong-based artist Ivy Tsui Yik Chit. t.r.a.n.s.i.t.s.c.a.p.e is a dance company that formed in 2003 from an encounter between architect/visual artist Pierre Larauza and dancer/ choreographer Emmanuelle Vincent, who wished to confront and cross their disciplines with the use of visual and audio arts. Based in Brussels since 2004, the pair has collaborated with international videographers, computer specialists, graphic designers, sound engineers, composers, musicians, actors and dancers.

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Get ready for the fight of your life as the gong announces a series of thrilling and entertaining rounds.
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Date

8 (Sat) June

Time 20:00 Venue Macao Cultural Centre, Grand Auditorium, Tickets $250, $200, $150, $100

Tickets are available at www.macauticket.com For details, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com / www.ccm.gov.mo

Boxe Boxe is a beautiful and poetic urban dance performance where a mix of daring innovation and sport will draw us into a world of boxing expressed by a merge of street moves and martial arts. Much more than kicks and punches, expect a seductive atmosphere including strong visual influences of early 20th century silent movies, flowing shinny fabrics and glowing boxing gloves. But rather than the brutality and violence we get from a combat, what we get is an explosion of sheer pleasure and stunning live music by a string quartet with interpretations of works by Mendelssohn, Schubert or Phillip Glass, together with the urban rawness of hip-hop sounds. Boxe Boxe has been conceived by French choreographer Mourad Merzouki a major figure on the international hiphop scene since the early 1990s when he founded dance company Kfig. Merzouki, who visited Macao back in 2007 with the hit Terrain Vague, explores different styles adding diverse disciplines such as circus, martial arts, fine arts and live music to original productions, opening new horizons to the companys presentations. Defined by a cleverly orchestrated lighting, the ring has been replaced with a masterly built setting in an intense performance, which brings together the excitement of combat with artistic power. Rather than confrontation but equally impressive, on stage we will exhilarate with a cast of dynamic dancers which with subtle humour and intense physicality transform the image of a violent sport into a moment to be enjoyed by families and contemporary dance lovers.

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DANCE

Drought and Rain

3 (Fri) May

iN mACAo

Time 20:00 Venue Macao Cultural Centre, Grand Auditorium Tickets MOP $200, $150, $120

Tickets are available at www.macauticket.com For discounts and concessions, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com / www.macauticket.com

French Vietnamese director, choreographer and performance artist Ea Solas 2011 recreation of Drought and Rain, commissioned by the Edinburgh International Festival, continues Solas life-long study of the memory of war, an artistic investigation offering deep insight into the tumultuous history and sufferings of a country. Drought and Rain is not only about the war, its about all of us how we bear difficulties, but how we can all learn to forgive (Ea Sola).

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a universal narrative that is profound, enlightening and uplifting. The Guardian (UK)

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Don Quixote - PARIS OPERA IN CINEMA

8 (Sat) June 16 (Sun) June


PALACE ifc / The ONE www.cinema.com.hk Tickets are available at the box office of PALACE ifc / Broadway The ONE and www.cinema.com.hk For discounts and concessions, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com / www.cinema.com.hk

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Time 8(Sat) June - 19:00 16(Sun) June - 16:30 Venue PALACE ifc &
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A nobleman obsessed with chivalry decides to go on a quest under the name Don Quixote. In Barcelona, innkeeper Lorenzo chases his daughter Kitris penniless suitor Basilio away, as he has promised Kitris hand to the wealthy Gamache. When Don Quixote appears, he mistakes the inn for a castle, Lorenzo for its lord, and Kitri for Dulcinea, the princess of his dreams. Rudolph Nureyev, ballet legend and former Dance Director at Paris Opera, created this version of Don Quixote based on Marius Petipas original. The performance features Paris Operas star dancers, toiles Dorothe Gilbert, Karl Paquette and Marie-Agns Gillot.

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A touch of madness the 20s

Date

3 (Fri) May to 31 (Fri) May

Tickets are available at Urbtix For discounts and concessions, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com

Venue Broadway Cinematheque PALACE ifc

In France the 1920s are called the crazy years. It was then, during the merriment of post-World War I, that the French, and in particular, Parisians, adopted the phrase Carpe Diem (seize the day). The 1920s represent the true expression of freedom, liberalization, creation and the cultural cornucopia of France; women cut their hair, and their skirts, jazz was de rigueur, cultural circles boomed and modernity was on the rise.

To pay tribute to one of the most exciting and creative times in France, this years cinema programme comprises two halves: One showcases masterpieces from the 1920s. Some of these are shown as they were meant to be seen at that time (accompanied by live music), others have been restored to their former shine by the latest in state-of-the-art technology, a few are testimony to the art of excellent preservation, which has kept these rare pieces filmed between the wars in a condition that still allows viewing some 80 years later, and many have never been shown in Hong Kong, such as those directed by Rene Clair, Luis Bunuel and Cocteau.

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The French countryside features in Jean de Florette, Manon of the Springs, both by Claude Berry, and Therese Desqueyroux, the last film from director Claude Miller before he passed away last year. The film was first presented at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012, and this is its Hong Kong premiere.
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A dazzling cast sing their hearts out in the musical Not on the Lips by Alain Resnais. There are also special screenings for young audiences that include Belleville Rendez-Vous by master of animation, Sylvain Chaumet, and Tintin.
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The other half is a presentation of modern-day films that take place in France during the 1920s. Paris is revisited in Coco Chanel And Igor Stravinsky, and La Vie en Rose starring the magnificent Edith Piaf. Set in French Indochina, forbidden romance creates the drama in The Lover by Jean-Jacques Annaud and a unique documentary explores what it was like during the concession in Shanghai (Shanghai: The Roaring 20s).
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3 (Fri) May

Time 19:30 Venue Hong Kong City Hall, Concert Hall Tickets $380, $280, $180

Tickets are available at URBTIX For discounts and concessions, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com

A Cine-Concert combines the silent film with musicians that play (the soundtrack) live in front of the audience. The Film : A Ladies Delight Duviviers final silent film is a modern retelling of Zolas panoramic chronicle of 19th century Parisian society, which centres on a small fabric shop struggling to survive in the shadow of a luxury department store. With expressionistic shades of E. von Stroheim and G. W. Pabst, Au Bonheur des Dames captures the rhythms of urban life and the pleasures of bourgeois consumer culture, with its obsession for fashion and imagewhile creating a stinging portrait of capitalist ruthlessness and class tensions. One of the last silent movies made in France, Au Bonheur des Dames features exceptional technical innovation, which has been enhanced by a state-of-the-art process that has restored it with its original shine.

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An orgy of pure cinema, from its opening train shot to its climactic visual effect of a magically converted storefront. Filming in and around the Galeries Lafayette, Duvivier elaborates massive crowd scenes; surreal, constructivist montagesfor this alternately sincere and cynical hymn to capitalist endeavour. (Scott Foundas, Village Voice)
The Director : Julien Duvivier Born in France in 1896, Duvivier was a stage actor and then the production assistant on Andr Antoines films before starting a career as a director in 1919. After twenty silent movies, he attained international recognition in the 1930s with movies that have become classic tales of poetic realism. The Octuor de France Formed in 1979 by clarinet player Jean-Louis Sajot, the Octuor de France is currently the only permanent French ensemble of its kind. It participates in the renewal of silent movies by presenting projectionsconcerts, with specifically written music. The scores are played live in total synchronization with silent cinema masterpieces. The Octuor de France has played at the Cannes International Film Festival and in major film festivals around the globe.
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Time 20:00 Venue Dom Pedro V Theatre Tickets MOP $120, $100

A Cine-Concert combines the silent film with musicians that play (the soundtrack) live in front of the audience. The Film: The Phantom of the Opera The Phantom of the Opera is a 1925 American silent horror film adaptation of the Gaston Leroux novel of the same title. Directed by Rupert Julian it stars Lon Chaney in the lead role as a deformed Phantom who haunts the Paris Opera House, causing murder and mayhem in an attempt to force the management to make the woman he loves a star.The movie remains most famous for Lon Chaneys intentionally horrific, self-applied makeup, which was kept a studio secret until the films premiere. The Director : Rupert Julian Rupert Julian (1879 1943) was the first New Zealand cinema actor, director, writer and producer. He performed on stage and in film both in his native country and Australia before emigrating to the United States in 1912, where he started his career as an actor in New York before working in silent movies. He turned to directing in 1915 but soon fell into a professional decline after the advent of sound. The Octuor de France Formed in 1979 by clarinet player Jean-Louis Sajot, the Octuor de France is currently the only permanent French ensemble of its kind. It participates in the renewal of silent movies by presenting projectionconcerts, with specifically written music. The scores are played live in total synchronization with silent cinema masterpieces. The Octuor de France has played at the Cannes International Film Festival and in major film festivals around the globe.

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11 (Sat) May & 12 (Sun) May


Tickets are available at www.macauticket.com For discounts and concessions, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com / www.macauticket.com

Time 11 (Sat) May - 19:30 12 (Sun) May - 16:00, 20:00 Tickets MOP $120, $100 Venue Dom Pedro V Theatre

The 24th Macao Arts Festival would like to bring you closer to cinema of the Silent Era, with a programme of four films that reflect the genius, intensity and glamour of the 1920s: Un Chien Andalou by Luis Buuel and Salvador Dali; LAtlantide by Jaques Feyder; and Les Triplettes de Belleville by Sylvain Chomet. 1920s Rendez-vous - Cine-Concerts features local musicians who provide accompaniment to the silent movies with music written for the ensemble that is played live and in total synchronization with the masterpieces.
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hk webfest 2013
2013
5 (Wed) to 7 (Fri) June
Venue The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Free Admission Registration via http://webfest.hk webfest.hk For details, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com / www.webfest.hk Audience of age 13 above 13

Time 5 (Wed) June - 12:00 to 22:00 (for screenings) 6 (Thu) June - 9:00 to 18:00 (for conferences) 7 (Fri) June - 9:00 to 19:30 (for online Google+ Hangouts sessions)

New media content and cross-platform distribution is rapidly becoming a must for all content developers, producers and media executives worldwide. As Asias world city, Hong Kong must keep up with the new rising trends on web content, transmedia, branded entertainment and web-series. The Hong Kong Webfest 2013 sheds a light on local and international media formats, rising trends in cross-platform storytelling and new finance structures for international co-productions. With thrilling panel discussions and project presentations by international industry experts, the event concentrates on encouraging local creators to produce their content with transmedia tools and production models, shaping the future of the Asian entertainment industry, continuing Hong Kongs success as a creative hub.

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For the first time, the Imperial Throne, major treasure belonging to legend Napoleon Bonaparte is exhibited outside of France.

Napoleon and the Decorative Arts

Treasures of the Imperial Palaces

Photo Paris, Mobilier national / Isabelle Bideau

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Treasures of the Imperial Palaces

Venue Macao Museum of Art Av. Xian Xing Hai, Macao Tickets MOP$ 5(Adult), MOP$ 2(Student) For discounts and concessions, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com / www.MAM.gov.mo

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18 (Thu) April to 14 (Sun) July


10:00 - 19:00

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Closed on Mondays Free Admission on Sundays and public holidays of Macao

Shown for the first time, this exhibition comprises a unique collection of Empire-style furniture and decorative arts that are symbolic of the legendary Napoleon I and early 19th century Europe. About the exhibition Exceptionally co-organized by the Mobilier national which preserves national French collections and the Macao Museum of Art, this major exhibition presents a selection of 125 of the finest masterpieces that adorned the Napoleonic palaces during the First French Empire (18041815). It presents some of the most important Empire-style items that have never been shown outside of France and which are full of symbol and power related to the glory of the Emperor. Furniture, tapestries, candelabras, chandeliers, and pendulum clocks, amongst other treasures, such as the Imperial throne, which has been lovingly preserved in the French Senate in France, are revealed to the public for the first time. The variety of objects illustrate how Napoleon imposed his aesthetic sensibilities upon every aspect of life during this period and how the Empire-style has become one of the grandest and most opulent in the history of Fine and Decorative Arts. About Napoleon I Through his military exploits and ruthless efficiency, Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) rose from obscurity to become Napoleon I, Empereur des Franais (Emperor of France) in 1804. Having gained his position through his political and military achievements throughout Europe, Napoleon used artists, designers and architects to promote and legitimize his regime, which appropriated emblems of power from the ancient Greek, Roman and Egyptian cultures.
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About Mobilier national The successor to the Garde-Meuble de la Couronne (the entity originally responsible for safeguarding royal furnishings and tapestries), the Mobilier national was created by King Louis XIV in 1663 as a prestigious institution in Paris. In addition to maintaining inventories, conserving and caring for furnishings, it also acted as an important force for preserving French savoir-faire through its traditional workshops. The Mobilier national is now responsible for the interior design and furnishing of presidential residences as well as official buildings. Designer : Didier Blin

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Throne of Napoleon I at the Snat Conservateur, Palace of Luxembourg, Paris, France

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Jean Cocteau

Spirit of the 20th Century Parisian Scene


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Spirit of the 20th Century Parisian Scene


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230 20131889-196350 : Sjoerd Hoekstra, Free Admission For more details, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com

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Time 10:00 - 19:00 Venue HK City Hall, Exhibition Hall

This major exhibition rediscovers the multi-talented French artist of the swinging twenties, whose inventive poetry and graphic lines widely inspired his contemporaries Picasso, Matisse, Chirico, Warhol and Modigliani, among others. About the exhibition This major exhibition presents some 230 works by the graphic poet Jean Cocteau as well as masterpieces created by artists he considered as friends and associates. Inspired by Cocteaus sense of poetry and design, these include Pablo Picasso, Giorgio de Chirico, Leon Bakst, Bernard Buffet, Leonard Foujita, Henri Matisse, Amedeo Modigliani and Andy Warhol. The exhibition is composed of iconic pieces from the important private collection owned by Ioannis Kontaxopoulos and Alexander Prokopchuk as well as exceptional loans from the National Museum of Monaco, Jean Cocteaus house in Milly-la-fort and the Maison Cartier. Centred on the themes that haunted Cocteau throughout his life, namely self-portraits, mythology, religion, eroticism, circus, Russian ballet, bullfighting and flamenco, the exhibition showcases illustrated books, drawings, oil paintings, prints, painted pebbles, jewellery, costume and set design and other poetic objects to demonstrate the eclectic panorama of his collaborations and masterpieces. About Jean Cocteau 2013 celebrates the 50th anniversary of Jean Cocteaus death (18891963). A poet wrapped inside a painter, wrapped inside a filmmaker and actor, he was an artist of incredibly varied media who actively produced poetry, stage design and plays for ballet, as well as films, ceramics, novels and sculpture throughout his life. Despite the breadth of his output, he distinctly referred to himself as an author, saying that all of his work was poetry. Exhibition curator : Ioannis Kontaxopoulos Designer : Sjoerd Hoekstra, Design for Culture
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Jean Cocteau, Profile on the Eiffel Tower, 1958, pastel on paper, 41 x 52 cm

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Splendour of The French Table

heritage and modernity of tableware throughout the centuries

Assiette du service "Diane", pour le Palais de l'Elyse par Etienne Hajdu, 1970, collections de Svres Cit de la cramique, Paris, France Le grand service aux cames en porcelaine de Svres de IImpratrice Catherine de Russie, 1778

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Soupire, Porcelaine de Svres 18me sicle, vers 1760, dcor "aux bouquets spars", modle du premier service fourni Madame de Pompadour, Collection Lafranchi Venise

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4 (Sat) May to 9 (Sun) June

Free Admission For details, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com

Time 10:00 - 22:00 Venue Elements, Kowloon

Presenting unique, decorative objects and traditional savoir-faire from leading French historical manufactures and luxury maisons, this exhibition brings together styles from different eras that have established the world-renowned Service la Franaise established by the Sun King Louis XIV. About the exhibition Tableware, attention to service and diversity of gastronomy are part of French heritage. This major exhibition offers a history of French tableware from the 18th century to the present day, highlighting the development of decorative arts and contemporary creations by famous historical Manufacture of Svres and luxury French maisons. From the decorative centerpieces that graced tables during the 18th century to new styles that simplified shapes, lines and functions, this superlative exhibition presents an overview of each of the major periods of the table and key historic moments that include an exceptional 18th century table with silver and a large porcelain service using a model created by the Svres Royal Manufacture for Madame de Pompadour, mistress of King Louis XV.
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This extensive panorama of the French Table shows its artistic development through unique objects and historical pieces of silverware, porcelain, glass, crystal and traditional savoir-faire.
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About the curator Catherine Arminjon is a French art historian. She is a well known General Curator for Heritage at the Ministry of Culture in France and the author of many books, especially those on the furniture of Royal and Princely Courts. She has organized numerous exhibitions, collecting civil or religious decorative arts for exhibits such as When Versailles was furnished in silver presented at the Chteau de Versailles in 2008 and Versailles and the Royal Tables in Europe in 1994. The exhibition has been realised thanks to the loans of some private collections : Catherine Arminjon, David Camo, Jean-Paul Chiri, Count and Countess Lanfranchi, Isabelle Turquin, Laurence Vauclair and Jacques Weiss. Designer : Sjoerd Hoekstra, Design for Culture

Catherine Arminjon 2008 Quand Versailles tait meubl dargent1994 Catherine Arminjon, David Camo, Jean-Paul Chiri, Count and Countess Lanfranchi, Isabelle Turquin, Laurence Vauclair and Jacques Weiss. Sjoerd Hoekstra

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Ccile Bart

Variations of coloured screens that liberate the canvas from the wall.

Ccile Bart, Suspens at Geneva, 2012, Mamco Genve, Switzerland

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9 (Thu) to 26 (Sun) May

Free Admission For details, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com / www.landmark.hk

Time 10:00 - 21:00 Venue Landmark, Central

Fascinated by transparency, contemporary artist Ccile Bart has created a unique, tailor-made installation of monochromes that liberate the canvas from the traditional front-on-view allowing spectators to move around a multicoloured environment. About the exhibition Shown for the first time in Asia, this tailor-made exhibition launches Ccile Barts new experiences in her artistic practice. Hosted at Landmark Atrium, this monumental installation features sequential paintings that challenge perspectives in terms of depth, surface and the modulation of light and movement within a space elements that the artist brings together with great precision. Bart dispenses with the conventional straight-on view by hanging her paintings/screens freely from the ceiling. They are strung with thin metal cables to give the impression that they are floating or levitating, forming sensitive, diaphanous surfaces that the eye encounters and looks right through. When walking under the installation visitors encounter new compositions and different positions from which the paintings/screens appear to have stopped in mid-flight or mid-fall. About Ccile Bart Since the late 1980s, Ccile Bart (born 1958 in Dijon, France) has been producing a singular work that depicts the painting, applied on transparent canvas (paintings/screens) and its modulation by light. As well as the large installations that helped elevate her recognition in the 1990s (the ARC at the Museum of Modern Art of Paris, The Consortium in Dijon, The Villa Arson in Nice, the MAMCO in Geneva, etc.), Ccile Bart revitalized her exhibitions by collaborating with two or three other artists, such as the painter Felice Varini, and sculptors Michel Verjux, Franois Morellet and Peter Downsbrough, among others.

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In the public eye

Date

9 (Thu) to 26 (Sun) May

Free Admission For details, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com/ www.operagallery.com/ www.landmark.hk

Time 10:00 - 21:00 Venue Landmark, Central

Monumental sculpture installation Opera Gallery and Landmark once again collaborate for a spectacular exhibition of monumental sculptures that range from classical pieces by Auguste Rodin and Amedeo Modigliani to contemporary works by Robert Indiana and Arman. For three weeks, visitors to Landmark and the Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong can view and interact with magnificent, larger than life works of art. IN THE PUBLIC EYE invites visitors to engage with art outside the limits of a museum or an art gallery so as to develop a richer awareness of the importance of art with the community.

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Marc Quinn, The Archeology of desire, White painted bronze, 232 x 295 x 100 cm
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Pablo Reinoso LIVING sculptures


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25 (Thu) April to 14 (Sun) July


Free Admission For details, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com / www.onecentral.com.mo

Venue One Central Macau Mandarin Oriental, Macau

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Discover the playful, poetic sculptures of French-Argentinean artist and designer Pablo Reinoso. On display in Macau for the first time, this exhibition showcases Reinosos creative world where nature runs wild and imagination is set free. About the exhibition Originally a renowned designer but essentially an artist, Pablo Reinoso has practiced art in various ways since an early age. Multifaceted and curious, he navigates through different disciplines; sculpture, photography, architecture and design, exploring a myriad of techniques and materials. With his sculptural creations, he tests the limits of possibility by using objects against their grain, uniting opposites and mixing-up materials such as wood, slate, brass, marble and steel. Having previously lent their impressive exhibition spaces to artists during Le French May, One Central Macau and the Mandarin Oriental, Macau generously host Living Sculptures, an exhibition brought by Art Plural Gallery, Singapore. The exhibition presents 11 unique sculptures that redefine everyday objects such as benches, chairs, ladders and spades, among others. In Reinosos work, the actual study of functionality leads to an inner dialogue between art and design, creating a new artistic language. About the artist Born in Argentina in 1955, Pablo Reinoso studied architecture at the University of Buenos Aires. He has been living and working in Paris since 1979, establishing a successful career as an artist, communication consultant and production designer, working on furniture, lighting, jewellery and packaging for luxury goods. In addition to his commercial career, he is a sculptor who often uses elements of furniture. His works have been featured in numerous exhibitions including MALBA - Museo de Arte Latinoamericano (Buenos Aires), MAM Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia (Brazil), Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), Museo Reina Sofia (Madrid), the Museum of Art and Design (New York) and the Art Plural Gallery (Singapore), to name a few.
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Pablo Reinoso, Spider bench, steel, 577 x 220 x 95 cm, 2011

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Ren Burri, Utopia


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21 (Tue) May to 25 (Sun) August


9:30 - 18:00 13:00 - 18:00

Free Admission For details, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com / www.hkumag.hku.hk

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Closed on public holidays and university holidays

Venue University Museum and Art Gallery

Scan the architectural landscapes of renowned photojournalist Ren Burri, whose portfolio of images are considered one of the greatest collections of 20th century iconography. About the exhibition
Inauguration of the Chapel of Notre-Dame du Haut, built by Le Corbusier, Ronchamp, France. 1955. Ren Burri / Magnum Photos

Ren Burri () Oscar Niemeyer Niemeyer(Le Corbusier)

The University Museum and Art Gallery of the University of Hong Kong is honoured to feature this major exhibition, which brings together Ren Burris most significant architectural photographs, famous buildings and portraits of architects, demonstrating his keen interest in architecture within social and cultural contexts. Burris work is often referred to as constructive photography. Creating, drawing on life and portraying utopias including their potential defects have always offered him greater inspiration than destruction and chaos. Burri is a photographer of vision, an artist who tests out the revolutionary implications of the imagination. This explains his early interest in China, an ancient civilisation which, in the middle of the 20th century, was searching for new concepts to overcome famine, illiteracy and snowballing demographics. Burri witnessed and documented the creation of futuristic city Brasilia, the Brazilian federal capital that plays host to stunning architectural treasures created by Brazilian, modernist architect Oscar Niemeyer. UTOPIA features many of these fascinating images, as well as portraits of Niemeyer and the influential, award-winning architect Le Corbusier. About the photographer Born in 1933, and celebrating his 80th birthday this year, Ren Burri was elected as a member of the prestigious Magnum Photo Agency in 1959, where he met the great photographers Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger and David Seymour. The globe-trotting photojournalist is well known for his photos of major political, historical and cultural events and key figures of the second half of the 20th century.

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Former Summer Palace. Dead lotus owers on the Kunming Lake. Beijing, China. 1964. Ren Burri / Magnum Photos

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AMAzing bourgogne!

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3 (Fri) May to 23 (Sun) June


Free Admission For details, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com / www.amo.gov.hk

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Time Mon to Wed, Fri 10:00 - 18:00

Venue Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre

Sat, Sun and public holidays 10:00 - 19:00 Closed on Thu (except public holiday)

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Between tradition and modernity, from architecture to monuments, landscapes and industrial design, Burgundy boasts an astonishing heritage that you can experience at the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre. About the exhibition The illustrious heritage of France is not simply reflected by its capital Paris! And this is why, each year, Le French May honours one of the 27 regions of France so as to promote the countrys vast history and culture. Even though the Burgundy region is most famous for its wines, the extreme diversity of its vineyards, which have been shaped by the encounter between humans and nature throughout the centuries, remain little-known. Hosted by the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre located in the verdant grounds of Kowloon Park, Amazing Bourgogne! has been carefully curated to showcase Burgundys stunning landscape and rich, diverse heritage (historical, architectural, religious, natural, ethnological and industrial). An exhibition of exploration, Amazing Bourgogne! has been especially designed to delight the senses. On a visual level there is plenty to admire, from the display of beautifully crafted wine-related objects, some of which date back centuries, and the sea of hanging banners depicting images of Burgundys abundant beauty. Visuals and acoustics are combined and presented together in a dark cube in which you are invited to stroll through Burgundy. And a unique olfactory stimulus is offered in the shape of interactive cellar aromas that allow visitors to gently inhale the variety of bouquets found in the different wines of this magnificent region. A dedicated childrens area also provides an abundance of adventure making Amazing Bourgogne! an emotional, sensory and aesthetical journey for all ages. A lecture programme will be held during the exhibition period.

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alexandre dang, dancing flowers


Alexandre Dang
Date

25 (Wed) April to 31 (Fri) May


Free Admission For details, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com

Venue The Hopewell Centre, Wanchai (Outdoors)

Swaying to the rhythm of the intensity of light, Dancing Flowers are displayed by the hundreds, arranged in the form of a field that harmoniously decorates this showcase. This is socially conscious art that prompts reflection upon respect for the environment, sustainable development, forms of renewable energy, and more generally, the sustainability of our modes of production and consumption. Each flower is comprised of a motor that is powered by a photovoltaic solar cell. The solar cell transforms light into electricity, which then powers the motor and holds the flower in perpetual movement so long as there is light. Playful and poetic, these solar works deliver a strong message, one that promotes the use of renewable energy in a healthier world. The floral composition is a visual manifestation of solar or artificial lights ability to produce movement. Alexandre Dang has developed a pedagogic aspect to his sustainable art, using it to educate young people about the potential of eco-friendly technologies with a focus on renewable energy. Dangs Dancing Solar Flowers have become his most iconic work. The flowers have toured the world, visiting the USA, China, Singapore, South Korea, Mexico, Brazil, Lebanon, Morocco, Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Denmark, Poland, Hungary, Slovenia, Estonia, and Romania Dang originally comes from a scientific background; he is an Engineer of the cole Polytechnique (Paris) and of the cole Nationale des Pontset Chausses (Paris). Convinced of the need to raise awareness in the potential of environmentally friendly technologies and sustainable development, he incorporated solar energy as the power source of his kinetic art. His work is part of an artistic movement called Solar Art or "Solar Artwork which integrates solar energy into works of art.

Alexandre Dang Alexandre Dang Alexandre Dang Solar Art Solar Artwork

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PENTATEUQUE BY FABIEN Mrelle

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20 (Mon) May to 15 (Sat) June

Free Admission For details, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com / www.edouardmalingue.com

Time Mon - Sun Venue Statue Square Gardens, Central, Hong Kong

Edouard Malingue Gallery is pleased to present the highly anticipated public installation of Pentateuque at Statue Square Gardens. The fantastical sculpture brings to life-size scale one of French Artist Fabien Mrelles drawings, Pentateuque, which features a man balancing an elephant atop his back. This creation, which tends to the humorous and the absurd, will compliment a concurrent exhibition of Mrelles drawings and a sculpture at Edouard Malingue Gallery in Central. Overall, Pentateuque will add an element of other worldliness to the visual landscape of Hong Kong. A graduate from the Beaux-Arts Academy in Paris, Mrelle completed an exchange in XiAn in 2005. In November 2013, his works will be exhibited at Le Muse des Beaux-Arts de La Rochelle and The Centre Pompidou in Paris. Recently, 13 of his drawings by Mrelle were added to the Centre Pompidou collection.

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Fabien Mrelle Pentateuque, 2013 resin

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Fabien Mrelle Envol, 2013 ink and watercolour on paper 50 x 32 cm

Fabien Mrelle Pentateuque, 2010 ink on paper 28.2 x 21 cm

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A Vision in my dream, marc chagall



21 (Tue) May to 10 (Mon) June

Date

Free Admission For details, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com / www.operagallery.com

Time Mon to Sat 11:00 - 20:00 Sun 11:30 - 17:30 Venue Opera Gallery

Blue cows, fish playing, nymphs, goats, lovers, musicians and acrobats Opera Gallery invites you to enter into the exotic and dreamy world of Marc Chagall. The Russian-born French artist is one of the most prolific and successful artists of the 20th century. Considered to be a pioneer of modernism and a critical member of the avant-garde, Chagalls breadth of work spans virtually every artistic medium including paintings, prints, stained glass, tapestries, illustrations and stage designs.

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Marc CHAGALL A vision in my dream


May 21 st - June 10 th 2013

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Chagall clown violoniste


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Rodin, Le penseur

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Auguste Rodin
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16 (Thu) May to 22 (Sat) June

Free Admission For details, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com / www.desarthe.com

Time Tue to Sat 11:00 - 19:00 Venue de Sarthe Gallery

De Sarthe Gallery, Hong Kong is proud to present a collection of sculptures by the world renowned artist, Auguste Rodin (1840-1917). This exhibition will focus on rare and iconic bronze sculptures that were cast during the artists lifetime including, Le Penseur (The Thinker), Le Baiser (The Kiss), and Eternel Printemps (Eternal Springtime). Francois-Auguste-Rene Rodin, known as Auguste Rodin, is one of the best known sculptors to have ever lived and his popularity throughout his own lifetime is unusual in the art world. Whilst being acceptable and still pushing the boundaries of modern art, Rodin became known to many as the father of modern sculpture. Today Rodin is still held in high regard and his sculptures are among the most renowned in the world.

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FANTASY WORLD - CHINOISERIE

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iN mac ao

25 (Sat) May to 18 (Sun) August

Tickets are available at Macao Museum For details, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com / www.macaumuseum.gov.mo

Time Tue to Sun 10:00 - 18:00 Venue Macao Museum


French interest in Chinoiserie is a history stimulated by the enthusiasm for objects imported from China: the brilliant colours of pagodas, dragons and chimera have long enlivened French interiors, particularly in the courts of Louis XIV and Louis XV. Chinoiseries Golden Age came as Rococo triumphed in France (1725-1750). Imported objects were transformed by talented designers before becoming objects recreated in France: a distinctive Chinoiserie blending real and imaginary sources. Francois Boucher is considered one of the movements best representatives, who from 1730 developed fascinatingly joyful Chinoiserie inspired by his collection of imported objects. The exhibition retraces the history of the French taste for Chinoiserie, underlining the close bonds between China and France in the 17th and 18th centuries.

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Mutation by Stphane Couturier


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21 (Thu) March to August 2013

Free Admission For details, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com Audience of all ages

Time 10:00 - 22:00 daily Venue Espace Louis Vuitton Hong Kong
Louis Vuitton Maison Canton Road

Stphane Couturier was born in France and has lived and worked in Paris. In 1994, the artist inaugurated his career by exhibiting his first series of photographs titled Urban Archaeology. Couturier perceives the city as a living organism with multiplicities, in which he deliberately avoids anything that would have suggested poetry, nostalgia or oddity when he is doing photography. In the past year, he has been working for the Louis Vuitton Foundation for Creation since 2012, which is a commission work for him to film the construction of the foundations museum designed by Frank Gehry in Paris. The images captured by Couturier on sites of transitions are filled with density, intensity and complexity, all the elements in his works are fully utilized to represent the modernization he observed in reality. Noteworthy, the flatness composed by lines, forms and colors that framed in the photograph imposes a sense of alienation and distance on the viewers. In the current exhibits, you will have a taste of rhythms and tempos that the artist intentionally created, also inasmuch as the possible ways to question, to perceive and to discover the sense of space and the aesthetics in the everyday cityscapes.

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Left image : Stphane Couturier Srie "Melting Point" Barcelone - Parallel n1 (cropped) 2008 H187 x W270.5 cm Photo image on wallpaper Coutesy of the artist Right image : Stphane Couturier Srie "Melting Point" - Brasilia Planalto n 3 2007-2010 H126 x W99.5 cm C-Print Courtesy of the artist

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Cityscape: Music of the Mind


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24 (Fri) May to 26 (Wed) June

Free Admission For details of the meet-the-artist session, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com / www.hkac.org.hk

Time 10:00 - 20:00 Venue 3/F Experimental Gallery, Hong Kong Arts Centre

Charles Berberian

What helps you build your impression of a city - authentic delicacies, architecture, or local culture? Have you ever thought of experiencing the rhythm of a city through the artworks painted and composed by comic artists? At the cross-media and cross-cultural comics concert New Inspiration, four Hong Kong and French comic artists Siuhak, Little Thunder, Charles Berberian and Mathilde Domecq will demonstrate the chemistry between comics and music as they draw to melodies in this energy-charged performance. As an extension of this collaboration, Cityscape: Music of the Mind will combine comics with another type of music, presenting the unique cityscape held in the artists mind. When illustrating their impression of the city they live in, some tunes either revived through a recollection of the past, or evoked by an exploration of creative ideas often recur in the artists minds. Walking into a gallery full of comics drawn in synchrony with these silent tunes, the audience find themselves enjoying an exceptional city tour that only a magical union between the visual and "music" can offer. Comic fans, music enthusiasts, aand lovers of Hong Kong and French culture - are you ready to explore the city with us?
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VINCENT LEROY
KINETIC SCULPTURES
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15 (Fri) March to 27 (Sat) April

Free Admission For details, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com / www.galerienec.com

Time Tue to Sat 11:00 - 20:00 Sun 13:00 - 18:00 Venue Galerie NeC nilsson et chiglien

Moving under the influence of Japanese pop culture and New Realism, kinetic French artist Vincent Leroy forms poetry with his technology. Movement and repetition redefine natural order and commanded creation. Electric flowers absorb a haunting and fascinating rhythm that reinforces the endless repetition of motifs. Thus this field of mechanical flowers whose petals turn tirelessly on their rolling pins becomes an unlikely ode to the fragility of nature. Born in 1968 into a farming family in Normandy, Vincent Leroy graduated from the Ecole Nationale Suprieure de Cration Industrielle in 1995. In his work as an industrial engineer, he maintains an overall perspective on the manufacturing process selecting shapes, materials, colours and technical properties. Active on the international contemporary art scene, Vincent Leroy is among those artists who refuse to be categorized.

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New Realism

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Charles Jaulerry

Facing Green 2009 Acrylic and enamel on canvas


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Xie Lei

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CHARLES JAULERRY - MIRRORS


Charles Jaulerry
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Xie Lei - Everything and Nothing



3 (Fri) May to 7 (Fri) June
Free Admission For details, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com / www.feastprojects.com

16 (Sat) March to 26 (Fri) April

Free Admission For details, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com / www.feastprojects.com

Date

Opening reception 15 (Fri) March 18:00 - 21:00 (Shuttle bus is available, please inquire)

Opening reception 2 (Thu) May 18:00 - 21:00 (Shuttle bus is available, please inquire)

Time Tue to Sat 12:00 - 19:00 Venue FEAST Projects

Time Tue to Sat 12:00 - 19:00 Venue FEAST Projects

The first solo exhibition of the young French artist Charles Jaulerry will showcase his Mirrors series. Painted in acrylic and enamel, these works show the human figure in its most simple elementary form, travelling back and forth between abstraction and figuration; mysterious yet recognizable. The viewer is beckoned to stand in front of the canvas and contemplate his psychic reflection. Jaulerry is concerned with human natures response to our overwhelmingly complex contemporary world The Scream cries out again.

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FEAST projects presents a second exhibition of the works of Xie Lei, who through a group of new paintings is still seeking the unrepresentable in painting. His work is inspired from reality but does not describe or document it. It is an invitation for the spectators to interrogate themselves about the world surrounding them, the ambiguity of situations, the ambivalence of the human comedy, the duality of elements. His painting hides as much as it reveals as in the twilight when every sight is confusing when the ordinary becomes uncanny.

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Romain Jacquet-Lagrze
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vertical horizon at AVA


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Abdelkader benchamma - the invention of the cave


27 (Sat) April to 13 (Sat) July

24 (Wed) April to 22 (Sat) June

Date Free Admission For details, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com

Free Admission For details, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com / www.agnesb.com

Opening reception 24 (Wed) April 18:00 -21:00

Opening reception 26 (Fri) April 19:00

Time Mon to Sun 8:00 - 22:00 Venue Hotel Panorama by Rhombus

Time Mon to Sat 11:00 - 19:30 Venue agns b.s LIBRAIRIE GALERIE N (New Location )

During the French May AVA Restaurant Slash Bar is proud to present Vertical Horizon, a photography exhibition by Romain Jacquet-Lagrze, a French photographer and graphic artist. Located high on the 38th floor of Hotel Panorama by Rhombus, the thought-provoking exhibition back dropped by stunning harbour views is certainly a must-see in this May. Vertical Horizon is a photographic journey between the buildings of a relentlessly growing city. Immersing into the citys thick atmospheres, Romain uses his camera to showcase Hong Kongs vibrancy, giving us surprising perspectives and glimpses of his architectural visions. Gazing up at the Hong Kong heights and mesmerized by the geometry of the urban environment and the vivid lives it shelters, this young artist graduated from the University of Marne-la-Valle with a Master in multimedia and art has his passion in photography blossomed in Hong Kong, all showing in his exhibition.

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A mixed media exhibition by the French artist, Abdelkader Benchamma, kicks off the newly relocated agns b.s LIBRAIRIE GALERIE (the only art gallery outside Paris) on 118 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong. Abdelkader Benchamma was born in 1975 in France. He started participating in exhibitions since his graduation from the cole Suprieure des Beaux Arts de Paris in 2003. In April 2011, his solo show, Dark Matter, was held at the Galerie du Jour, agns b.. Abdelkader Benchamma is a well-known artist for the great delicacy of execution by using simple and precise lines to illustrate his thoughts. The exhibition is about perception and illusion, the instability of the things, and the capacity of drawing to create an entire environment.

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Antalis HK, Fte en Papier


12 Local Artists & Designers Crossover with 12 French Cultures

Henry Chu Julius Hui

Joey Leung Ka-yin


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The exhibition Veilhan at Hatfield: Promenade, Hatfield House, UK, 2012
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Veilhan / ADAGP, Paris & Sack, Seoul, 2013

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galerie perrotin, Xavier Veilhan



Date

Date

14 (Tue) May to 19 (Sun) May


Free Admission For details, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com / www.antalishk.com

21 (Tue) May to 22 (Sat) June

Free Admission For details, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com / www.perrotin.com / www.veilhan.net

Opening reception 21 (Tue) May 18:30 - 20:30

Time Tue to Sun 10:00 - 22:00 Venue Atrium 1, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui 1

Time Tue to Sat 11:00 - 20:00 Venue Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong

An array of French culture, namely Literature, Fashion, Music, Photography, Architecture, Opera, Dance, Cinema, Fine Art, Theatre, Wine & Gourmet shares a long heritage that inspires the world. Paper, an important medium in expressing creativities, makes its presence in various art forms and industries among diversified cultures and regions, and witnesses our cultural development. Lets celebrate the festive event of the upcoming Le French May with paper! Antalis (HK) Ltd., a major paper distributor originated in France, is striding forward to her 60th anniversary in Hong Kong this year. As an enthusiastic supporter in creative collaboration, Antalis HK invites 12 renowned Hong Kong artists and designers from different creative aspects to participate in Fte en Papier - an exhibition featuring unique paper art pieces inspired by 12 French cultures, celebrating the allied relationship between paper and culture.

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Xavier Veilhan creates exhibitions in the form of wanderings and site specific interventions, in cities, parks or living environments (Veilhan Versailles, Palace of Versailles, 2009; Veilhan at Hatfield: Promenade, 2012; Architectones, 2012-2014). Veilhan is a multidisciplinary artist. He is possessed of a highly personal artistic universe inhabited by a heterodox range of characters, objects and animals. Through complex devices, the playful component emerges as a fundamental element in evoking a reality peopled with symbols, metaphors and other semantic ambiguities. Veilhan turns his gaze on the past to deconstruct classical genres and iconographies: a reinvention of the equestrian portrait, the setting up of a distinctive bestiary based on traditional canons or the transformation of the imaginary of the vanitas into objects akin to a pop aesthetic in an approach that seeks communion with the viewer in an overall experience. For Veilhan, the possibilities of representation and the art of the exhibition are part of his leitmotif, the ultimate live performance where his works function as part of a greater machinery. His solo show Mobiles organized by Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong from 21 May to 22 June 2013 gathers a group of recent or never seen mobiles of different various shapes and dimensions.

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Benny Au Alan Chan

Henry Lau Lee Chi-wing

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Regis gonzalez & tsang chui mei collaBorative residency project

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Dominique Laug

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A Game of Consequences
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picture this gallery, dominique laug

Artist Residency (open to the public) ()

17 (Wed) April to 26 (Fri) April 27 (Sat) April to 30 (Tue) April

Time Mon to Sun 10:30 - 19:00 Venue Osage Atelier Atelier


End-of-residency Reception & Artist Talk 27 (Sat) April 15:00

Date

10 (Fri) May to 31 (Fri) May


Free Admission For details, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com / www.picturethiscollection.com

Free Admission For details, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com / www.osagegallery.com / www.murnomade.com

Opening reception 9 (Thu) May 18:00 - 21:00

Time Mon to Sat 11:00 - 18:00 Venue Picture This Gallery

Exhibition of the wall painting completed during the residency

Mur Nomade has invited French painter Rgis Gonzalez and Hong Kong artist Tsang Chui Mei to participate in a collaborative, 2 week artistin-residence project where they will co-create a 20-metre long wall painting. The working method for this collaboration will derive from Exquisite Corpse, a game invented by the Surrealist writers and painters, inspired by the old parlour game Consequences, in which words or images were collectively assembled. Surrealists partook of this game in French cafs during the 1930s, intending to produce creative processes free of conscious control. During the residency the artists will work in an open-studio giving the public a chance to see artists at work and artworks in the making. Curated by Amandine Hervey

Mur Nomade 20 (Exquisite Corpse) (Consequences) 2030 Amandine Hervey

The exhibition features a collection of landscape photographs and traditional still life studies by renowned French photographer Dominique Laug. Intimate and sensitive with the resonance of soft colours, sometimes ethereal and always beautifully crafted, Laug's work has a wonderful dreamlike quality. By shooting with only natural light and printing on hand-made paper, which he commissions from a Sicilian manufacturer, and using only the finest Egyptian cotton rags, his photographs have a unique sensitivity. Laug has worked as a professional photographer since 1985. Based in France, he works on editorial projects for various leading European magazines and publishers. His work has been exhibited at photographic galleries in Europe, the US and at Picture This Gallery in Hong Kong.
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Isabelle Chapuis & Alex VI present a photo exhibition of their own work and a performance associating their inspirations. Isabelle shows photographs combining art and fashion. She was a Picto Prize winner in 2010 and received a Fashion Talent Award in 2012. Night bird Alex VI exhibits his paintings of light painting. His last series was presented at the Htel National des Invalides in Paris. Their opening night in Hong Kong will be celebrated with a performance at the crossroads of their worlds. Titled Fashion in Light They stage models in an unusual way by using the light painting technique.
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Vanishing Techniques Photographs by Jean Baudrillard


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23 (Thu) May to 29 (Sat) May

For the two events: Time Mon to Sat 14:30 - 19:30 Venue XXX Gallery Free Admission For details, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com / www.xxxgallery.hk

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Opening reception 23 (Thu) May 18:00

Fashion in light by Isabelle Chapuis & Alex VI


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6 (Thu) June to 12 (Wed) June

11 (Sat) May to 28 (Sun) July

Free Admission For details, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com / www.macauart.net/ts/

Opening reception 10 (Fri) May 18:30

Opening reception 6 (Thu) June 18:00 Performance 6 (Thu) June 20:00

Time Mon to Sun 10:00 - 19:00 Venue Tap Seac Gallery, Macao

Combining his photographs or posters that he finds in the streets, Jeff Callec composes canvasses packed with history. He often pays homage to the 50s and 60s and their beloved stars, such as Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot. The superposition of the lacerated prints glued on the canvas creates a vintage piece of art.
(Serge Gainsbourg)(Brigitte Bardot)

Jean Baudrillard is one of the most influential philosophers and thinkers of the world and one of the most read French thinkers in China. His unique photographic theory and practice allowed him to express the different ways of looking at and in which he perceived the world, making his photographs to have an impact, and consequently, to be part of influential debates on an international scale. This exhibition is the most complete and comprehensive introduction to Baudrillards works after his departure since he passed away. Works on show have been personally selected by Mrs. Marine Baudrillard (Marine Baudrillard) and the exhibition is curated by the Chinese-French art critic and curator Mr. Fei Dawei.. This exhibition will show around 50 photographs and related video works, old photographs, documents and Baudrillards photography notes.

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PHOTOGRAPHERS OF ELEGANCE
THE SEBERGER BROTHERS 1909 - 1939
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LE FRENCH FASHION MAY

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21 (Thu) March to 21 (Sun) April

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25 (Thu) April to 25 (Sat) May

Time 10:00 - 22:00 Venue Preview at K11 Art Mall,


Tsim Sha Tsui K11 Art Mall

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Tsim Sha Tsui (Outdoor)

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Free Admission For details, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com

The Seberger brothers, known as fashion reporters had, from the 1900s (La Belle Epoque) to the interwar period, a genius to capture the creations of renowned fashion designers outside the studio, where fashion was alive and could be seen for real. In Paris, Biarritz, Monte Carlo, Deauville they photographed fashion worn in the world by those for whom it was intended at the time, the upper cosmopolitan society. The exhibition of the Seberger brothers, Jules (1872-1932), Louis (1874-1946) and Henri (1876-1956), represents a selection of the most beautiful and iconic photos that helped to shape how French elegance is perceived today. Commissioned in 1909 by the Magazine La Mode Pratique, they started a series of photographs of elegant women. As a result of their success, they found themselves in huge demand among the most important fashion magazines of the time and soon specialized on fashion spreads. Their family workshop was operational for 70 years. The exhibition presents the history of fashion photography illustrating the radical changes of fashion trends in the first half of the 20th Century as well as an entertaining and nostalgic chronicle of the world of upper society during this period. The photographs of the Seberger brothers reported stories from real life. Beyond the fashion itself, they managed to capture the effervescence of upper class society and photograph the world of anonymous beauties such as bankers, designers, aristocrats and celebrities including Mistinguett, Josphine Baker, Gabrielle Chanel, Arletty, the Dolly Sisters, Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, the Rothschild, the Citron family On the top of being a tribute to the Seberger brothers work, this exhibition pays homage to fashion and elegance. This exhibition, Photographers of Elegance, is by curated by Dominique Versavel, curator at the Department of Prints and Photographs at the Bibliothque nationale de France. This selection derives from the same intitled exhibition curated in 2006 by Sylvie Aubenas, Director of the Department of Prints and Photographs at the Bibliothque nationale de France and the Historian Xavier Demange.
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Nicolas Isnard at Vida Rica Restaurant Nicolas Isnard


From 6 to 12 April 2013, Michelin Star Chef, Nicolas Isnard from France will be featuring a selection of signature French cuisine at Vida Rica Restaurant. Chef Nicolas brings with him his own creations such as Oyster Vichyssoise with Iodine Milkshake and Aquitaine Caviar and Tiger Prawns with Cauliower Declination and Licorice Broth. A special a-la-carte and lunch set menu as well as a superb Chefs degustation menu will be served during this promotional period. Come and experience the uniqueness from the award-wining Chef whose talent and creations blends with the perfect ambience at Vida Rica. For more information and reservations, please call +853 8805 8918. Vida Rica Restaurant is open daily between 12pm to 2:30pm for lunch and 6:30pm to 11pm for dinner.

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The 5th Annual Le French GourMay Food & Wine Festival


Le French GourMay We guide you through the fantastic journey to Bourgogne

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The 5th Annual Le French GourMay Food & Wine Festival


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For the fifth consecutive year, Le French GourMay will offer the people of Hong Kong and Macau one whole month to discover the best of French wines and gastronomy. By providing dedicated menus to match with French wines, wine tastings, promotions and workshops, Hong Kong and Macau restaurants, Michelin-starred chefs, as well as wine importers and distributors will dedicate the entire month of May to celebrate this festival. Each year, Le French GourMay honors the wine from a different region of France, and in 2013, Bourgogne will be the focus. Bourgogne wines, whether they are red or white, are distinguishable by the extraordinary delicacy and elegance of their aromas, focusing on the subtlety rather than their powerfulness. The remarkable balance, freshness and excellent body of Bourgogne wines make them pleasant wines that are a joy to share. The official partner of Le French GourMay in 2013: Bourgogne Bourgogne has nearly 28,500 hectares of vines in production, 100 classified Appellation dOrigine Contrle (A.O.C) and a volume of about 200 million bottles marketed. In Bourgogne, terroir is a broad concept which includes both natural and human factors. It was wine growers, sometimes aided by the work of monks, who discovered, identified and then developed the Terroirs. Centuries of hard work were necessary for this concept, whose origin goes back to the early Middle Ages, to be passed down to us and be officially recognized and described in the middle of the last century with the creation of the I.N.A.O. and appellations of origin. The promotional activities of Le French GourMay 2013 in several different ways Throughout Le French GourMay, Michelin-starred restaurants such as Amber, Caprice, Petrus, Pierre, lAtelier de Jol Robuchon, Spoon and Tate will join the festival to create gastronomic feasts with the theme of Bourgogne. From 1st to 31st May 2013, these prestigious restaurants will offer a special French GourMay menu. To further complement this unique culinary experience, the menus are specifically paired with Bourgogne wines. Promotion in restaurants and bars: Besides the restaurants mentioned above, more than 30 other restaurants/bars will also participate in Le French GourMay: Casual dining: A la maison, Bistro 1979, Bistro Laurent Tourondel Steak, Bouchon Bistro Franais, Brasserie de Lle, Caf de Paris, Chez Les Copains, Chez Patrick Dli, Classified, Congress Restaurant, Maison Eric Kayser, FAB, Fleur de Sel, Kitchen, La Cabane, La Marmite, La Rtisserie, Le Blanc, Les Fils Maman, Ma Cuisine, Metropolitain, Pastis, Portal Work and Play, Saint Germain, Stan Caf, Woo Bar, Zummer, W28 Chinese cuisine: Cuisine Cuisine, Golden Bauhinia, New Shanghai (HKCEC), Ming Court, Sing Yin (W Hotel) Fine dining: Agns b Le Pain Grill, Amuse Bouche, Ava, Azure, Brasserie On The Eighth, Chez Patrick, La Maison, La Parole, La Perouse, La Terrasse, Mirror, Saint George, The French Window, Whisk, The Press Room. Restaurants in Macau: Mistral, Robuchon au Dme, Priv, Sky 21 A certain number of restaurants have joined the Tablemark reservation system; people who are interested to taste the French GourMay menus can easily book their tables via this system. For more information, please refer to the French GourMay brochure. Promotion in shops and workshops: High-end retail stores throughout Hong Kong will offer special Bourgogne products and wine promotions throughout the month of May. They include Amo Eno, Chteau Burgundy, Chez Patrick Dli, Christies, City Cellar Macau, Citysuper, Etc wine shops, Flavours, GDV Fine Wines, Jointek, La Cabane Wine Cellar, LBC Fine Wine, Monsieur Chatt, PARKnSHOP, Ponti, Rare & Fine Wines, Sarment, The Wine Gallery, Voi_la!, Voici Wines, Watsons Wine, Dairy-Farm Group, Yesmywine. Throughout Le French GourMay, specialized workshops will also be organized by AWSEC, lAtelier du Got, Heather & March, Ecole du Vin de France, TSA Wine School, Food and Wine Academy. For more details about the programme, please refer to French GourMay brochure.

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(Le French GourMay) (Bourgogne)

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GourMay

Fine dining () : Agns b Le Pain Grill, Amuse Bouche, Ava, Azure, Brasserie On The Eighth, Chez Patrick, La Maison, La Parole, La Perouse, La Terrasse, Mirror, Saint George, The French Window, Whisk, The Press Room. Casual dining ()A la maison, Bistro 1979, Bistro Laurent Tourondel Steak, Bouchon Bistro Franais, Brasserie de Lle, Caf de Paris, Chez Les Copains, Chez Patrick Dli, Classified, Congress Restaurant (), Maison Eric Kayser, FAB, Fleur de Sel, Kitchen, La Cabane, La Marmite, La Rtisserie, Le Blanc, Les Fils Maman, Ma Cuisine, Metropolitain, Pastis, Portal Work and Play, Saint Germain, Stan Caf, Woo Bar, Zummer, W28
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cuisine, Golden Bauhinia (), New Shanghai (), , Sing Yin () (W

Mistral, Robuchon au Dme, Priv, Sky 21 e AmonEno,nChteau

(www.tablemark.com)

Burgundy, Chez Patrick Dli, Christies, City Cellar Macau, Citysuper, Etc wine shops, Flavour, GDV Fine Wines, Jointek Fine Wines, La Cabane Wine Cellar, LBC Fine Wine, Monsieur Chatt, Park n Shop group, Ponti Wine Cellar, Rare & Fine Wines, Sarment, The Wine Gallery, Voi_la!, Voici Wines, Watsons Wine, Dairy Farm, Yesmywine.

(AWSEC), (lAtelier du Got) Heather & March, cole du Vin de France, Talent State Asia (), the Food and Wine Academy ()

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FRENCH MAY IN THE VALLEY

GRAN KINO

8 May Gran Kino 4 members who are as musicians as they are globe-trotters. Rock, electro, hip-hop, traditional music: Gran Kino has decided not to limit its musical identity to a particular kind.
Gran Kino

Kaktus Groove Band

15 May Kaktus Groove Band Kaktus Groove Band is an original brass band from Bourgogne region and one of the most festive music group in France. Very much renowned for their dynamnic live performances, they have made dance and jump audiences from many countries and all ages.
Kaktus Groove

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FRENCH MAY IN THE VALLEY

FRENCH MAY IN THE VALLEY

Date 8, 15, 22, 29 (Wed) May Time 19:00 - 23:00* Venue HAPPY VALLEY RACECOURSE

Entrance Fee

$10

For details, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com / www.hkjc.com

22 May

Opera + Gadjo Station


Gadjo Station

Opera Opera singers perform few of the most famous arias from French operas, including Georges Bizets Carmen or Jacques Offenbachs The Tales of Hoffmann. For the racecourse visitors own delight. Gadjo Station A collective of musicians from a diversified background, playing Gypsy Jazz with a lively and energetic Jazz based style.

Tambours du Bronx

29 May Tambours du Bronx More than a band, individualities without equal face each other, combine, unite and confront each other. A collective production of gestures and fever, a choreography in which strength intensifies, the tempo is electrified, voices turn into shouts, all of it in a violently aesthetic cohesion!
Les Tambours du Bronx

* Performances will be scheduled between selected races First race will start at 19:15 715

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FRENCH DAY

FRENCH DAY

FRENCH DAY

Date

8 (Wed) May

Entrance Fee $10


Tickets are available at Happy Valley Racecourse

Time 19:00 - 23:00 Venue HAPPY VALLEY RACECOURSE

For details, please visit: : www.frenchmay.com / www.hkjc.com

For the twenty first edition of the French May in Hong Kong, in partnership with the Hong Kong Jockey Club and the Consulate General of France, France Galop is proud to present the fifth French Day at Happy Valley Racecourse, including the France Galop Cup and Le French May Trophy. France Galop, is the governing body of French horse racing. Its role focuses on organising and promoting the sport as well as racehorse breeding. The six major French racecourses are directly run by France Galop and stage some of the most prestigious races in the world, such as the world famous Qatar Prix de lArc de Triomphe at Longchamp in October. France Galop and the French Racing and Breeding Committee gladly provide racing enthusiasts with the means to discover French racing highlights throughout the year such as the Prix du Jockey Club, Prix de Diane, Prix Jacques Le Marois highest rated mile in Europe, but also the French Stud Farms which are cradles of countless champions. In times when the sport of racing no longer knows any borders, the French Day enhances the strong links that unite France Galop and the Hong Kong Jockey Club. It is very happy to see the Hong Kong Jockey Club now a major partner of the French May and see it as a result of the long lasting friendly relations.

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Venue guide

Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre Tel: 2813 4623 www.stanleyplaza.com Kowloon Park, Haiphong Road, Tsim Sha Tsui Tel: 2208 4400 Happy Valley Racecourse Wong Nai Chung Road, Happy Valley Avenue of Stars Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront Promenade Tel: 2895 1523 Tel: 23695284 www.avenueofstars.com.hk Broadway Cinematheque Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square Street, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon 3 Tel: 2388 3188 bc.cinema.com.hk HK Fringe Club 2 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong

Stanley Plaza 23 Carmel Road, Stanley, Hong Kong 23

2 Tel: 2521 7251 www.hkfringeclub.com Sheung Wan Civic Centre 5/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 354 Queens Road Central 3545 Tel: 2853 2689 www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/SWCC

Yuen Long Theater 9 Yuen Long Tai Yuk Road, New Territories 9 Tel: 2476 1029
www.lcsd.gov.hk/ce/CulturalService/Yuenlong/index.html

HK Polytechnic University 11 Yuk Choi Road, Hung Hom, Hong Kong 11 Tel: 2766 7100 www.polyu.edu.hk

Hong Kong University & Art Gallery 94 Bonham Road, Pokfulam 94 Tel: 2241 5500 www.hku.hk/hkumag Landmark 15 Queens Road Central, Central, Hong Kong 15 www.landmark.hk K11 Art Mall K11 18 Hanoi Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong 18 Tel: 3118 8070 www.k11concepts.com/en/ Ox warehouse No Cruzamento da Avenida do Coronel Mesquita com a Avenida Almirante Lacerda Macau Tel: (853)2853 0026 oxwarehouse@gmail.com Mandarin Oriental Macau Avenida Dr Sun Yat Sen, NAPE, Macau Tel: (853)8805 8888 www.mandarinoriental.com.hk/macau/ One Central Macau One Central, Nape, Macau 1 http://www.onecentral.com.mo/

Hong Kong Academy and Performing Arts 1 Gloucester Road 1 Tel: 2584 8500 www.hkapa.edu Hong Kong City Hall 5 Edinburgh Place, Central 5 Tel: 2921 2840 www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/CityHall Hong Kong Cultural Centre 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon 10 Tel: 2734 2009 www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/HKCC

Elements 1 Austin Road West. Kolwoon 1 Tel: 2735 5234 www.elementshk.com/eng/index_popup.php

The Vine Centre 29 Burrows Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong 29 Tel: 2891 4005 Hong Kong Arts Centre 2 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong 2 Tel: 2582 0200 www.hkac.org.hk

Macao Museum of Art Macao Culture Centre, Av. Xian Xing Hai S/N NAPE Macao Tel: (853) 8791 9814 www.artmuseum.gov.mo

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booking information
Tickets NOW available for all performances Please visit Le French May website www.frenchmay.com / email frenchmay.assistant@consulfrance-hongkong.org for information on programmes and bookings.
TICKETS TO EVENTS AT HONG KONG CULTURAL CENTRE, CITY HALL, SHEUNG WAN CIVIC CENTRE, YUEN LONG THEATRE AND Hong Kong Arts Centre

OPERA MUSIC DANCE CINEMA

The Tales of Hoffmann HK Sinfonietta & Xavier De Maistre / ric Le Sage Piano Recital / Poulenc in Paris / CHAT Eric Legnini Trio feat. Hugh Coltman / Les Tambours du Bronx / Emmanuel Ceysson / Cabaret des Annes Folles / Wind Kamerata + Phillippe Cuper / The Rite of Spring / Yossif Ivanov Plays Ravel & Chausson / Comics Concert Yo Gee Ti / Daphnis Chlo / Urban Distortions A Ladies Delight
10:00 -18:30 Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre Sheung Wan Civic Centre Queen Elizabeth Stadium Hong Kong Coliseum Ko Shan Theatre Happy Sound Music Ltd. Mongkok Branch Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre North District Town Hall Tai Po Civic Centre 10:00 - 18:00 Hong Kong Arts Centre HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre Asia World-Expo (Mon - Fri except public holidays) 10:00 -19:30 Tom Lee Music Co. Ltd branches

10:00 - 21:30 Hong Kong City Hall Hong Kong Cultural Centre Kwai Tsing Theatre Sha Tin Town Hall Tsuen Wan Town Hall Tuen Mun Town Hall Yuen Long Theatre Youth Square

There is no handling fee for counter bookings at any URBTIX outlets.


ONLINE INTERNET BOOKINGS: www.urbtix.hk This service is available to all events from the first counter sale date until 1 hour before performance. A handling charge (which is non-refundable) is levied at HK$7 per ticket, or up to a maximum of HK$23 per order. Customers choosing ticket collection service can collect their pre-paid tickets from Cityline Ticket Dispensing Machines or at the sales counter at any of the URBTIX outlets with the credit card used for online booking. Please visit http://www.urbtix.hk for the distribution of Ticket Dispensing Machines and locations of URBTIX outlets. Postal delivery of pre-paid tickets is also available up to 7 days before the performance. Additional service fee (which is non-refundable) is required for overseas or registered mailing. Service fee is subject to revision from time to time. URBTIX CREDIT CARD TELEPHONE BOOKING HOTLINE: 2111 5999 From 10:00 - 20:00 daily This service is available to all events from the first counter sale date until 1 hour before performance. A handling charge (which is non-refundable) is levied at HK$7 per ticket, or up to a maximum of HK$23 per order. Customers choosing ticket collection services can collect their pre-paid tickets from Cityline Ticket Dispensing Machines or at the sales counter at any of the URBTIX outlets with the credit card used for telephone booking. Please visit http://www.urbtix.hk for the distribution of Ticket Dispensing Machines and locations of URBTIX outlets. Postal delivery of pre-paid tickets is also available up to 7 days before the performance. Additional service fee (which is non-refundable) is required for overseas or registered mailing. Service fee is subject to revision from time to time. URBTIX TELEPHONE ENQUIRIES HOTLINE: 2734 9009 From 10:00 - 20:00 daily

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TICKETS TO EVENTS AT HONG KONG ACADEMY FOR PERFORMING ARTS AND HONG KONG CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE

MUSIC

Edith Piaf, Intimate Moments / Quatuor Manfred meets RTHK Quartet / Le Pichon & Friends / Abaji

COUNTER BOOKING AT HK TICKETING OUTLETS Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre The Academys Landmark Heritage Campus - Bethanie AsiaWorld-Expo Fringe Club Kowloon Bay International Trade & Exhibition Centre K 11 Select All Tom Lee Music Co Ltd branches 12:00pm - 6:00pm (Mon - Sat) 11:00am - 7:00pm(Mon - Sat) 11:00am - 6:00pm (daily) 10:00am - 6:00pm (Mon - Fri) 12:00pm - 10:00pm (Mon - Sat) 11:00am 7:0pm (daily) 11:00am 7:30pm (daily) 10:00am - 7:30pm (daily)

HK Ticketing applies a customer service fee to all tickets purchased via its network. This fee is additional to the face value of the ticket and is payable upon purchase of tickets. HK TICKETING TICKET PURCHASE HOTLINE: 31 288 288 From 10:00am 8:00pm daily Patrons may choose to collect their tickets at any HK Ticketing outlets, or request delivery by courier or to a specified address subject to an additional courier or mailing charge. HK TICKETING INTERNET BOOKINGS: WWW.HKTICKETING.COM Patrons may choose to collect their tickets at any HK Ticketing outlets, or request delivery by courier or by mail to a specified address subject to an additional courier or mailing charge.

TICKETS TO EVENTS AT PALACE IFC, BROADWAY CINEMATHEQUE

CINEMA A Touch of Madness : The 20s Screening Information: bc.cinema.com.hk PALACE IFC Phone Ticketing: 2388 6268 Online Ticketing: www.cinema.com.hk BROADWAY CINEMATHEQUE Phone Ticketing: 2388 3188 Online Ticketing: www.cinema.com.hk

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BECOME A FRIEND OF LE FRENCH MAY


Le French May has been dedicated to enchanting audience in Hong Kong and Macau with the best from France. Immerse yourself in the magic of LeFrench May! VIVE LE FRENCH MAY!

DONATION CATEGORIES GRAND MECENE-FRANCE GRAND PATRON-RED EIFFEL TOWER GRAND PATRON-WHITE EIFFEL TOWER GRAND PATRON-BLUE EIFFEL TOWER GOLD PATRON SILVER PATRON BRONZE PATRON HK$1,000,000 HK$500,000 HK$200,000 HK$50,000 HK$30,000 HK$20,000 HK$10,000 HK$

All donors giving over HK$10,000 will be acknowledged in our Festival publications.

I/Our company would like to give / DONORS ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS


NAME COMPANY ADDRESS TEL EMAIL

My / Our name(s) to be listed My / Our companys name to be listed My / Our donation to be classified as Annoymous

PAYMENT METHODS
CHEQUE

Enclosed a crossed cheque made payable to Association Culturelle France-Hong Kong Ltd. and return this form to: Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau, 25/F, Tower II, Admiralty centre, 18 Harcourt Road, Hong Kong. Association Culturelle France-Hong Kong Ltd. 1825
MONEY TRANSFER For details, please contact Email: lefrenchmay@consulfrance-hongkong.org , Tel: 852 3752 9980
Donations of HK$100 or above are tax-deductible

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LE FRENCH MAY ORGANISATION


BOARD OF DIRECTORS - ASSOCIATION CULTURELLE FRANCE HONG KONG LTD. Arnaud BARTHELEMY - Consul General of France in Hong Kong and Macau Andrew S. YUEN - Chairman of the Board Gilles BONNEVIALLE, Bernadette GICQUEL, Mignonne CHENG, Elisa GHIGO-BARTHELEMY, Kin-Lap HO, Pansy HO, Alice KING, Catherine KWAI, Michelle ONG-CHEUNG - Directors Julien-Loc GARIN - Secretary ORGANISATION TEAM - CONSULATE GENERAL OF FRANCE IN HONG KONG AND MACAU Gilles BONNEVIALLE - Consul for Culture, Education and Science Julien-Loc GARIN - Executive Manager Partnerships, Marketing & Communication Elena CHEUNG - Communication Officer Franois LUSTEAU - Cultural Officer (Performing Arts) Clmence TORRES - Cultural Officer (Visual Arts) Anne-Sophie LEHEC - Audiovisual Attache (Cinema Programme) Kenis LAU - Assistant ASSOCIATION CULTURELLE FRANCE HONG KONG LTD. Steve LAU - Accounting Officer Natalie WONG - Le French May Coordinator Genus CHAN - Designer ALLIANCE FRANAISE DE HONG KONG Stphane JOLY - General Director Grard HENRY - Deputy Executive Manager Sophie MARTIN - Cultural Events Coordinator ALLIANCE FRANAISE DE MACAO Pascal CASANOVA - Director

PR AGENCY : EC Square - Calvin HUI VISUAL CONCEPTION : Benjamin BRARD PRINTING : Quality Printing Limited TRANSLATION : Benjamin TSUI WEBSITE : Kwan Yu CHIU

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