Raise the Curtain!

Open curtain on a stage with a woman in disguise

HELUKABEL supplies flexible control cables and power cables for the new Culture and Experience Center in Hong Kong. (© Adobe Stock / Cozyta)

A new cultural and entertainment centre is currently under construction in Hong Kong's Kowloon district. The Xiqu Centre is already a real architectural stunner; the building's curved forms resemble the opening and closing of stage cutrains. Beginning summer 2019, visitors can experience, among other things, traditional Chinese theatre in two auditoriums. The Grand Theatre seats 1,073, and the Tea House Theatre more than 200. Behind the scenes, the Dresden-based SBS Bühnentechnik GmbH ensures perfect stage productions. It develops and produces stage technology systems worldwide and also takes care of the on-site installation. The company installed 70 motorised hoists and 16 point hoists to be able to hang and move the curtains in the theatre in the Xiqu Centre. HELUKABEL supplied the flexible control cables required for signalling, as well as the power cables for the motor that opens and closes the curtain. "The cable specialist had already proved itself with fast delivery times on other projects. Once again, everything was available quickly and on time at the construction site in China," reports SBS Bühnentechnik GmbH.