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  • What is Stage: Space as Poetry

    01.07.2019 to 27.09.2019, The Box & The Room, Freespace

    This September, renowned German stage and costume designer Anna Viebrock joins us for a public seminar and five-day artist workshop on how stage design goes beyond space. In preparation for the workshop, Edward Lam introduces Viebrock’s work with a public talk and series of professional screenings exploring the aesthetics of some of her most important opera and stage productions

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  • Work-in-progress: Every Time You Walk into Our Class

    06.08.2019 to 18.08.2019, The Room, Freespace

    This August, Edward Lam Dance Theatre presents their first work-in-progress series in which Taiwanese actor Shih Yi-hsiu and a small audience of 60 people interact to shape both content and performance. Blending workshop and presentation, Shih Yi-hsiu revisits the role of teacher, this time with the audience as his students

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  • Screendance School Programme

    The Screendance School Programme connects artists and secondary school students to explore the synergy of dance and cinematography through talks and interactive workshops

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  • Choreographic Landscapes

    07.06.2019 to 12.06.2019, The Room, Freespace

    French choreographer Christian Rizzo joins us to lead a five-day professional workshop for dancers and visual artists on choreographic compositions and the relationship between movement, performance and space. The collaboration opens with a public discussion on his work and the importance of emptiness as a space for imagination

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  • Creation for Freespace: Dramaturgy and Beyond

    Through a range of public round-table discussions, small group practicum sessions and workshops, “Dramaturgy and Beyond” will delve into the discourse in and around the practice of dramaturgy and the tools that are useful to the creation of dance and theatre within the contemporary context

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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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