Brothers of War

A grain of sand is a momentary pigment. The beauty of painting with sand lies in its impermanence.

Presented by celebrated sand painting artist Hoi Chiu, Brothers of War is a tender story about peace and friendship. Merging live sand painting with animation, music, dance and theatre, the performance has toured in Kaohsiung, Beijing, Guangzhou, Foshan and Xiamen before returning to Hong Kong.

One day, two patients in hospital turn into a young warrior and a war horse. The two embark on a journey into the great historic battlefields. When all these glories are built on sand, they slowly learn the value of belonging and companionship.

A sand-toned tale promises to warm your hearts.

  • This programme is approximately 1 hour 15 minutes.
  • In Cantonese.
  • Suitable for aged 3 or above.
  • Hong Kong Arts Development Council reserves the right to change the advertised programmes and artists.

Director and Sand Painting Artist: Hoi Chiu

Producer: May Cheung

Script-writer and Lyrics: Cheung Fei Fan

Composer: Lau Wing Tao

Stage Designer: Yuen Hon Wai

Sound Designer: Chan Wing Kit

Lighting Designer: Mousey Tse

Stage Manager and Deputy Stage Manager: Leung Ho Yin

Assistant Stage Manager: Wong Ka Yan, Lau Sai Wai

Projection Technician: Ho Chi Tung

Creative Actor: Cheung Kwan Yu, Wong Ting Kong

Actor: Mok Jan Tung, Ng Chung Yun

House Programme (Chinese Version Only)

Appreciation Guide (Chinese Version Only)

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Further Reading

Unleashing one’s imagination

His love for painting went way back, long before he was known for the stage name, Hoi Chiu. A chance encounter with sand painting on the internet one day opened up a whole new world for Hoi Chiu. “It simply unlocked my imagination.” He began with some sand and papers at home, and taught himself sand painting after the making a mess of the living room often. And out of the trials and errors, he found a way for himself.


Theatre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre

2020.11.27 20:00

2020.11.28 15:00

2020.11.28 20:00

2020.11.29 15:00


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