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Art portrays Buddhism

Buddhists and art lovers get one last chance to see Asia Society Hong Kong Center’s inaugural exhibition, Transforming Minds: Buddhism in Art.

Traditional 6th-century sculpture from the collection of Mr and Mrs John D. Rockefeller’s Third Collection of Asian Art sits side by side with pieces from today’s leading Asian and Asian American artists. The common denominator is Buddhism.

Artists including Zhang Huan, Mariko Mori and Michael Joo show how the movement, that is both a religion and a lifestyle, has inspired them to create art steeped in spiritualism.

10 am-3:30 pm, until July 22. Asia Society Hong Kong Center, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Former Explosives Magazine, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty. 852-2103-9511.

Tan plays Giselle

The most angst-ridden ballet of all time will return to the stage, starring Shanghai-born prima ballerina Tan Yuanyuan in the title role of Giselle.

The principal dancer of the San Francisco Ballet and guest principal dancer of the Hong Kong Ballet is known for her combination of fluid, almost boneless grace and technical prowess. She brings the peasant girl who gets dumped by her beloved Albrecht to devastating life, dancing literally until she dies from a broken heart.

Love conquers all in the end, but to a bittersweet conclusion after some of the most dramatic choreography of the Romantic Movement.

7:30 pm, May 25 26; 2:30 pm, May 26 27. Grand Theater, Hong Kong Cultural Center, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. Ticketing enquires: 852-2734-9009.

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