To promote Chinese ethnic culture among residents and tourists alike, the New Territories East Mid-Autumn Lantern Carnival will be held at Tai Po Waterfront Park during the Hong Kong Mid-Autumn Festival.
The lantern installations at the Carnival site will be open to the public on 27 September,2012 – 2 October, 2012 (Thu – Tue) at 6:30pm – 11:00pm, and will be extended to 12:00 midnight on 30.9.2012 (Sun).
Come explore the “Legend Wonderland” that brings you to a lively travel embracing colorful lanterns originated from renowned Eastern and Western legends, with traditional puppet shows and water stage performances, not to forget spectacular performances to share the passion and vitality of youth and meet the roving artists. Seize this opportunity to enjoy a blissful evening with your families, friends and lovers under the beautiful moonlight!
Spectacular Chinese Ethnic Dance and Songs and Acrobatics
Hunan Arts Troupe
Hunan Arts Troupe will showcase excellent performances in the Urban and New Territories Mid-Autumn Lantern Carnivals including spectacular folk songs and dance, instrumental and acrobatic performances; and Hunan folk craft such as palm weaving (by WANG Wending), nuo masks (by Wu Xingzhi), Tantou new year woodprints (by Zhong Jiantong) and Xiangxi Miao Painting (by LIANG Desong).
The performances are supported by the Office for Cultural Affairs with Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Regions, Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China.
Folk Craft of Guangdong
Demonstration of Chinese folk craft by Guangdong Chaozhou masters – Dawu Clay Sculpture by Wu Guangrang and Wu Hongcheng, and Fengxi Handmade Zhuni (red clay) Pots by Wu Hanyu.
Supported by Department of Culture of Guangdong Province
Spectacular programmes also include lantern riddle quiz, outdoor film screening and wish-making corner. Roving artists will tell you stories at the Carnival.
Area A : Fantasia for the Mid-autumn Festival
Chinese Instrumental Concert : Tai Po District Arts Advancement Association – Tai Po District Chinese Orchestra
Spectacular Chinese Ethnic Dance and Songs and Acrobatics :Hunan Arts Troupe
Area B : The Enchanted Dancing Stage
Chinese Traditional Puppet Series – String Puppet : Wong Fai Puppet and Shadow
Puppet Theatre : Fantasy Puppet
Ballet Performance :Theatre Move
Area C : In Praise of Love under the Moonlight
Puppet Theatre : Fantasy Puppet
Ballet Performance : Theatre Move
Area D : Lantern Riddle Quiz
Area E : Outdoor Film Screening – Huayao Bride In Shangrila
Curated by Hong Kong Film Archive, in association with South China Film Industry Workers Union and Southern Film Co. Ltd.
Area F : Demonstration of Traditional Handicrafts and Folk Arts
Hunan – Palm Weaving, Nuo Masks, Tantou New Year Woodprints and Xiangxi Miao Painting
Guangdong – Chaozhou Dawu Clay Sculpture and Fengxi Handmade Zhuni (red clay) Pots Demonstration
Chinese Traditional Puppet Series – Demonstration on String Puppet : Hong Kong Puppet and Shadow
Face and Hand Painting : 2a Studio
Area G : Make a Wish upon a Star
Area H : Send Your Blessings at the Wishing Tree
Area L1 : Joint Celebration of Mid-Autumn with Taipo Village and City
Area L2 : Auspicious Celebration with the Ten Brothers
Area L3 : Moon Fairy in the Starry Sky
Area L4 : Little Mermaid under the Moonlight
Area L5 : Ugly Duckling in the Pond
Area L6 : The Adventure of Little Red Riding Hood
Date: 29 September 2012 (Lantern Installations*: 27 September to 2 October)
Venue: Tai Po Waterfront Park, Tai Po, New Territories
*Lantern lighting time: 6:30pm-11pm, 27-29 September and 1-2 October; 6:30pm-midnight, 30 September
How to get there : MTR Tai Po Market Station, Exit A1. Then take bus 71K to Fu Shin Estate.