“International Workshop Festival of Theatre (IWF) is part of the capability development of the Hong Kong and regional arts landscape on the methodologies of making contemporary performance. Through this, the Performing Arts Department hopes to lay the foundation on the processes of creation and making new work resonant with thoughts and discourse of the contemporary milieu. At West Kowloon, we will be heavily invested in forging new frontiers and possibilities for the Hong Kong performing arts and artists. Our DNA is very much about developing, producing and presenting content that is relevant to and from this part of the world. IWF is the beginnings to this aim. These workshops and dialogue between theatre makers from Hong Kong and elsewhere will be the building blocks to possible collaborations and actual projects. More importantly, they serve as meeting points for new creative relationships to imagine the performing arts for the next 5 to 10 years.”
Low Kee Hong, Head of Artistic Development (Theatre)
The Festival includes workshops, public lectures and dialogue with artists from Hong Kong and elsewhere. It gives theatre practitioners the opportunity to augment their knowledge and skills in the company of leading theatre and contemporary performance makers from around the world. To provide a wider access for current and future audiences on to the notes, discussions and on-goings of the workshop festival, a new online video magazine featuring videos of the public lectures, artist interviews and event highlights is published.
For the International Workshop Festival of Theatre, 11 leading international theatre and contemporary performance makers are invited to share their approaches to making performances from 6 August to 14 November 2015.
4/ On Dramaturgy: Masterclass on Contemporary Theatre (21-27 Oct)
Prof. Christoph Lepschy (Germany)
In Collaboration with On & On Theatre Workshop
(Workshop in their New Writing Festival 2015)
Public Lecture | Workshop