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Cirque du Soleil's Quidam in Hong Kong; Rock guitarists Eric Johnson and Gary Hoey; Guzheng Virtuoso Wang Chang Yuan Performs Live (01 Nov 2005)

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Cirque Du Soleil, in which all the performers are human and the acts linked by an over-riding concept, began in Quebec in 1982 with a group of young street performers who decided to put together an entertainers' festival. Later they decided to "reinvent the circus" in the company that became Cirque du Soleil. It's now produced a dozen touring shows, and another five permanent shows, including the adults-only Zumanity. Cirque du Soleil's Quidam opens in Hong Kong this Thursday. The Works went behind the scenes. Just a couple of weeks ago we featured an interview with the world-famous classical guitarist John Williams. Tonight we're turning to the guitar again and the sound you'll hear from these musicians could hardly be more different. Recently two of the most respected rock guitarists in the industry were in town. Eric Johnson and Gary Hoey spoke to The Works. And finally this week to another plucked-string instrument, the guzheng. And we're happy to have with us in the studio the guzheng virtuoso and composer Wang Chang Yuan. Wang Chang Yuan is a daughter of the renowned guzheng master Wang Xun Zhi, and began learning from him at the age of nine.

Program: 
The Works
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2005
Station: 
RTHK
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