“What Is Stage: Dynamics of Seeing” – Public Seminar One: The Scenography of Contemporary Theatre in Europe

The “What Is Stage” series kicks off with a seminar, introducing different stage designers in Europe. Featured designers include Jan Versweyveld from Toneelgroep Amsterdam, Jan Pappelbaum from the Schaubühne Berlin and German stage designer Anna Viebrock.  The discussed stage designs pose a dialogue with the performances on the stage and have created visual scripts through spaces. In the seminar, Hong Kong theatre director Edward Lam will share his observation and thoughts on the stage design concepts in Europe with other stage designers he has worked with.

“What Is Stage: Dynamics of Seeing” – Public Seminar One: The Scenography of Contemporary Theatre in Europe

“We need theatre works that show individuality.” Edward Lam

Sound Designer Chung Chat Ming on scenography

Multimedia Designer John Wong on Scenography

Lighting Designer Billy Chan on scenography


2 June 2017 (Fri)

6:30pm – 9:30pm

Studio Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai

Edward Lam

Conducted in Cantonese and supplemented in Mandarin

Target Participants:
Theatre professionals and lovers

Free admission. Limited capacity on a first-come, first-served basis, please register in advance.

Closing Date for Registration:
19 May 2017

Mr Yau: (852) 2200 0091, pa1@wkcda.hk

Adverse Weather Arrangement:

If a red or black rainstorm warning, or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is hoisted at 3pm on the day of the event, the talk will be cancelled.

About the Speaker

Edward Lam

Artistic Director and Theatre Director of Edward Lam Dance Theatre. He founded Zuni Icosahedron with friends in the early 1980s, and established Edward Lam Dance Theatre during his residence in London (1989 to 1995). Since returning to Hong Kong in 1995, he has devoted himself to theatre and directed 57 original works. His most recent work, Finding Loveless Land, premiered in Hong Kong in 2017. Lam was awarded the Best Director in Modern Drama Valley’s One Drama Award in 2010 for his work Men and Women, War and Peace, and in 2012 for The Doppelgänger.

Recent books include Leading Ladies of the Mandarin Cinema (2014), and his first book on directing, Who is Afraid of Edward Lam, published by Performing Arts Review in Taiwan in 2016.