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  • Beyond Words

    21.12.2019 to 22.12.2019, The Room, Freespace

    Take centre stage in a communicative art experience that brings together hearing and hearing-impaired participants and encourages new perspectives on inclusivity. A participatory art experience created by local interdisciplinary artist Kingsley Ng and graduate students of the Hong Kong Baptist University

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  • Freespace Little Stage Managers

    14.12.2019 to 22.12.2019, Freespace, West Kowloon

    This interactive role-play workshop introduces children to the behind-the-scenes world of performing arts production at Freespace. Acting as mini assistant stage managers, participants explore the Freespace venue and learn fun facts about performing arts

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  • Boh Boh’s New Friends

    14.12.2019 to 15.12.2019, The Studio, Freespace

    Boh Boh's New Friends is an interactive bi-lingual performance that takes children on an intergalactic space adventure with Boh Boh the alien puppet. Dancing and singing songs in Cantonese and English, the audience accompany Boh Boh on his journey through space, and helping him make new friends

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  • Arts and Cultural Management: A Series of Three Talks

    29.10.2019 to 26.11.2019, VTC Tower

    In this series of three talks, practitioners from a range of local cultural industries share the requirements and unique functions of their areas of expertise, present case studies on successful execution of projects, and explore and compare Hong Kong’s current landscape with the international art scene

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  • Open Up Tuen Mun @ West Kowloon

    24.03.2019, Art Park, West Kowloon

    Join us and experience the transformation and vitality of Tuen Mun District! A community engagement event to present the local characteristics, art and culture of Tuen Mun from the perspective of past, present and future

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  • Hong Kong Flower Show 2019 – West Kowloon Cultural District

    15.03.2019 to 24.03.2019, Victoria Park, Hong Kong

    West Kowloon is staging a landscaped garden at this year’s Hong Kong Flower Show, taking inspiration from the Chinese hibiscus – the theme flower of this year’s event – and our upcoming venue, Freespace, in the West Kowloon Art Park. Join us at Victoria Park to explore a picture-perfect floral display

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  • Eastern Ethos Express @ West Kowloon

    17.03.2019, Art Park, West Kowloon

    Come and get a taste of the characteristics of Eastern District and West Kowloon! A community engagement event to share the precious community memory and invite general public to explore the uniqueness of the districts

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  • Kowloon City Art Festival @ West Kowloon

    23.02.2019 to 24.02.2019, Art Park, West Kowloon

    Join us to explore the vitality of Kowloon City District and West Kowloon! A community engagement event in the themes of creativity, education and sharing with a wide range of cultural and recreational activities. Learn more about the uniqueness of Kowloon City and West Kowloon

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  • Chinese Culture – A series of four talks

    21.10.2018 to 18.12.2018

    What is the relationship between modern society and these time-honoured art forms? In this series of talks, speakers from specialist fields will take you on a journey of discovery that reveals the beauty and history behind specific arts for your appreciation

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  • Arts and Cultural Management – A series of five talks

    09.10.2018 to 11.12.2018

    In this series of talks, local practitioners offer insight into the different areas of work involved in running cultural organisations and explore the qualifications and passion required for a career in the arts and culture field

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  • The Stories Behind the Xiqu Centre

    24.11.2018, Asia Society Hong Kong Center

    In this talk, West Kowloon’s Executive Director of Performing Arts Louis Yu offers insight into the design and venue positioning of the Xiqu Centre, looking at the venue’s unusual use of space and its relationship with local Cantonese opera communities

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  • The Music of Cantonese Opera The Music of Cantonese Opera West Kowloon 101

    The Music of Cantonese Opera

    20.11.2018, H6 CONET

    This talk explores the wide range of musical elements used in Cantonese opera, looking at the different vocal styles used for male and female roles, and the use of percussive instruments and rhythmic melodies to enhance mood and narrative

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  • Face Painting and Costumes of Cantonese Opera

    13.11.2018, D2 Place ONE

    This talk looks at the face painting and dressing processes used in contemporary Cantonese opera, and at the ways in which costumes contribute to the portrayal of different characters

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  • The Design of the Tea House Theatre

    08.11.2018, CityU SCOPE Admiralty Learning Centre

    In this talk, West Kowloon’s Head of Xiqu, Naomi Chung, offers insight into the positioning and operation of the Tea House Theatre, looking at how the venue offers visitors an intimate experience with the productions and how programmes are curated with first-time audiences in mind

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  • SHOWTIME! Launching West Kowloon’s Artistic Strategy for Performing Arts

    27.10.2018, Asia Society Hong Kong Center

    In this free talk, Alison M Friedman, West Kowloon’s Artistic Director, Performing Arts shares the vision and plans for the district’s upcoming performing arts venues, the Xiqu Centre, Freespace and the Art Park, and looks at some of the projects lined up for the future

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  • The Stage Movements of Cantonese Opera

    23.10.2018, CityU SCOPE Admiralty Learning Centre

    This talk looks at how acting, martial arts and dance are combined in Cantonese opera stage movement to create patterns of formulaic gesture that help define character and contribute to the unfolding of plot

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  • Behind the Design of the Xiqu Centre

    18.10.2018, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

    In this talk, West Kowloon’s Executive Director of Performing Arts Louis Yu offers insight into the design and venue positioning of the Xiqu Centre, looking at the venue’s unusual use of space and its relationship with local Cantonese opera communities

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  • Dialogue | Cantonese Opera Dialogue | Cantonese Opera West Kowloon 101

    Dialogue | Cantonese Opera

    18.09.2018, Campfire – Wong Chuk Hang

    Cantonese opera plays an important role in the lives of people in Hong Kong. This talk explores its transition from the use of Mandarin to the Cantonese vernacular, demonstrating vocal styles and techniques and offering a deeper understanding of the aesthetic features of the art form

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  • Dialogue | Gender Fluidity in Traditional Indonesian Dance

    06.09.2018, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

    Looking at gender fluidity in traditional Indonesian dance forms and the recognition of multiple genders in Indonesian cultural practices, dance artist Rianto, shares how his training and cultural background have helped him develop a unique dance vocabulary that embodies gender fluidity

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  • Cantonese Opera 101 - Music

    17.07.2018, H6 CONET

    This talk explores the musical elements of Cantonese opera, including vocal styles used by actors playing male and female roles, “melo-rhythmic” vocal forms and programmatic tunes, and more

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  • 101 Dialogue on Cantonese Opera

    24.06.2018, Campfire – Wong Chuk Hang

    In this talk, Pui Yan will share anecdotes and challenges in her career. In addition, she will introduce the costumes and make-up styles of sheng (male role) and dan, as well as singing styles and performing techniques used in Cantonese Opera. Participants may have the invaluable opportunities of trying on costumes

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  • Arts and Cultural Management 101 - Managing Customers in Cultural Venues

    13.06.2018, Campfire – Wong Chuk Hang

    This talk invites practitioners to share their experience and to explore the qualities, passions and the skillsets required for a career in the arts and culture field

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  • Kunqu 201

    12.06.2018, HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Stanley Ho Community College

    This talk introduces the historical development of kunqu through music, videos, images and historical documents, exploring the literature, music and performing methods of the art form and offering a contemporary picture of its development

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  • 101 Dialogue on Nanyin

    09.06.2018, Campfire - Kennedy Town

    In this talk, local musical group The Gong Strikes One guides audiences in appreciating the Nanyin recordings of Dou Wun and contemporary artistes, gives demonstrations of the art form and introduces some key musical terms to the participants. We hope that the participants gain holistic understanding of Nanyin, its lyrics and music

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  • Cantonese Opera 101

    17.04.2018, HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Stanley Ho Community College

    This talk explores how Cantonese opera has transitioned from the use of Mandarin and traditional vocal techniques to the use of the Cantonese vernacular. Demonstrating vocal styles and techniques, the speaker offers a deeper understanding of the aesthetic features of Cantonese opera

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  • Picturing Central and Western District@ West Kowloon

    25.03.2018, Nursery Park, West Kowloon

    A community engagement event consists of picturing books, family and fun. Various art groups and stakeholders have paired up to present different performances, game booths and workshops

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  • WKCD at Your Hand’s Reach

    18.03.2018 to 23.03.2018

    Taking talented young singers around the city to bring world-class a cappella performances to local neighbourhoods, the project will introduce the West Kowloon and its programmes to the community, adding a cultural flavor to everyone’s daily life

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  • IRIS: Your Escape

    03.03.2018 to 04.03.2018, Nursery Park, West Kowloon

    Hong Kong’s largest health and wellness festival returns to the Nursery Park on 3 and 4 March 2018. IRIS: Your Escape features designated zones including yoga, meditation, fitness, music, health and wellness education, and more. There will also be a market place with food and drinks and different merchandise

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  • Cantonese Opera and Hong Kong Culture 101

    03.03.2018, HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Stanley Ho Community College

    This talk takes an in-depth look at the ways in which Cantonese opera and Cantonese operatic song have shaped Hong Kong culture, exploring their influence on the local vernacular, education and performing arts

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  • Cantonese Opera Face Painting and Costumes 101

    16.01.2018, HKU SPACE - Admiralty Learning Centre

    This talk looks at the face painting and dressing processes used in contemporary Cantonese opera, and at the ways in which costumes contribute to the portrayal of different characters

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  • Cantonese Opera 101 – Xiaoqu (folk music)

    26.07.2017, HKU SPACE International College - United Learning Centre

    In this talk, the speaker Paris Wong looks at different types of xiaoqu to show the flexibility of Cantonese opera and how the art form incorporates elements of pop songs from different eras and theme songs from Hong Kong movies

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  • Nursery Park Tree Tour and Workshop (13.5.2017)

    13.05.2017, Nursery Park, West Kowloon

    Join us for an introduction to the Nursery Park and discover the different tree species that will be planted in the future park of the West Kowloon Cultural DistrictNursery Park

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  • Little Artists Big Dreams Drawing Competition

    07.05.2017, Central Lawn and Sunset Lawn, Nursery Park, West Kowloon

    On 7 May, the Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF hosts the China Children’s Week 2017 – “Little Artists Big Dreams Drawing Competition” on the Central Lawn in the Nursery ParkNursery Park

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  • Experience Wan Chai @ West Kowloon

    19.03.2017, Nursery Park, West Kowloon

    Presented in collaboration with West Kowloon and Wan Chai District Council, and organised by the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation, “Experience Wan Chai @ West Kowloon” is the finale event of the pilot “Crossover Lab Initiative” projectNursery Park

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  • Crossover Lab Initiative

    15.01.2017 to 19.03.2017, Nursery Park, West Kowloon

    Between January and March 2017, to promote the distinct cultural characteristics and iconic attractions of Hong Kong’s local districts to a wider audience, West Kowloon is hosting a series of pilot “Crossover Lab Initiative” events in collaborationNursery Park

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  • Kwai Tsing Daily @ West Kowloon

    26.02.2017, Nursery Park, West Kowloon

    Kwai Tsing is known for its factory buildings, estates, container terminals, interwining highways and bridge roads. But what are the human stories behind its urban landscapeNursery Park

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  • WE Dance Finale

    12.02.2017, Nursery Park, West Kowloon

    Join us in the Big Circle as we wrap up our monthly WE Dance programme with a thrilling four-hour Finale party featuring non-stop showcases by local dance troupes, an interactive dance workshop, a dance hall for those who have got the moves to shine on stage and an open dance floor that you’re invited to joinNursery Park

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  • WE Dance (2016-17)

    11.09.2016 to 12.02.2017, Nursery Park, West Kowloon

    Every month from September 2016 to February 2017 WE Dance takes place at Freespace Happening, bringing exciting participatory dance experiences. Join us there for an afternoon of dance and movement – and enjoy the fresh smell of grass and the beautiful harbour front skyline at the same timeNursery Park

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  • Building M+: The Museum and Architecture Collection

    10.01.2014 to 09.02.2014, ArtisTree

    The first M+ architecture exhibition showcasing the future M+ building winning design & the museum's growing architecture collection

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