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Violinist Hilary Hahn; Film Review - "Ocean's 13"; Splendour and Mystery of the Ancient Shu Kingdom; Modern Dance - "Dust" (12 Jun 2007)


Violinist Hilary Hahn has recorded classics, film soundtracks, and even worked with pop grou "And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead". Last week, she was in Hong Kong performing Brahms' Violin Concerto with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. We spoke to her. It's a season for sequels of sequels. The third episode of "Pirates of the Caribbean" is showing, we're about to get "Shrek 3", and – this week – we're getting the third of Steven Soderbergh's "Ocean's" movies, "Ocean's Thirteen". The series is based on a 1960 movie that starred members of the Rat Pack Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. Gary Pollards here to tell us whether the Ocean's gang is still as cool as ever. The North China or Central Plain in the middle reaches of the Yellow River has long been considered the centre of Chinese civilization. This traditional concept was fundamentally uprooted by archaeological discoveries made in the late 1980s. Displaying unique local, indigenous features, finds at a site in Sanxingdui revealed a highly developed ancient Shu civilization whose artifacts were very different from those of the dominant culture. Finally we have "Dust", live in the studio. It's a new dance choreographed by Elaine Kwok and Bruce Wong, and the title refers to both how small we are in the cosmos, and to the tribulations and attachments that the Buddhists believe keep us from enlightenment.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007
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