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  • Shirley Tse: Stakeholders, Hong Kong in Venice

    11.05.2019 to 24.11.2019, Venice, Italy

    The Venice exhibition is a culmination of Tse’s career-long interest in plasticity and in the various meanings and possible interpretations of materials and things

  • M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship

    The M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship programme supports original research projects investigating issues relating to design and architecture in Hong Kong, the Greater Bay Area, and Asia through a transnational lens

  • Five Artists: Sites Encountered

    07.06.2019 to 20.10.2019, M+ Pavilion, Art Park

    Five Artists: Sites Encountered brings together an international group of artists whose varied approaches offer ways to rethink ideas of site and place

  • Tea House Theatre Experience

    15.06.2019 to 31.08.2019, Tea House Theatre, Xiqu Centre

    Presented by our Tea House Rising Stars Troupe, this 90-minute narrated performance is specially designed to introduce new audiences to Chinese traditional theatre. To recreate the atmosphere of Hong Kong’s early 20th century tea houses, audiences are also served traditional tea and dim sum during the show

  • The Heartless Men of Cantonese Opera

    25.06.2019 to 23.07.2019, Seminar Hall, Xiqu Centre

    In this series of two talks, theatre practitioner and critic Dr Cheung Ping-kuen examines the psychological and emotional journeys of some of Cantonese opera’s iconic “heartless men”, looking at the motivation behind their behaviour, and exploring the relevance of these characters for modern day audiences

  • Chinese Culture Talk Series III

    26.06.2019 to 31.07.2019, Seminar Hall, Xiqu Centre

    Throughout history, tea and incense have played an important part in traditional Chinese culture. This series of talks looks at the historic and contemporary cultural uses of incense and tea, and explores their aesthetic and ritual significance

  • Victor Fung in Residence – From The Top (Final Edit)

    29.06.2019, The Room, Freespace

    This work-in-progress presentation explores the interdependence of choreographers and dancers and offers a witty and beguiling take on the everyday life of dance artists and what it means to make art

  • Xiqu Centre Guided Tours (Mandarin) Xiqu Centre Guided Tours (Mandarin) Xiqu Centre Guided Tours

    Xiqu Centre Guided Tours (Mandarin)

    29.06.2019 to 29.07.2019, Xiqu Centre

    Supplemented with multimedia elements, this 60-minute guided tour helps you explore the Xiqu Centre facilities and discover fascinating facts about our new venue, and the culture and stories behind the art of xiqu

  • Xiqu Centre Guided Tours (Cantonese) Xiqu Centre Guided Tours (Cantonese) Xiqu Centre Guided Tours

    Xiqu Centre Guided Tours (Cantonese)

    30.06.2019 to 31.07.2019, Xiqu Centre

    Supplemented with multimedia elements, this 60-minute guided tour helps you explore the Xiqu Centre facilities and discover fascinating facts about our new venue, and the culture and stories behind the art of xiqu

  • Freespace Livehouse

    The Freespace Livehouse is a small bar and performance space presenting music from Hong Kong and around the world. As well as regular showcases highlighting the best of the local and international music scene, the Livehouse also hosts workshops, film screenings and cultural events, and free outdoor music in the Art Park

  • Xiqu Centre Guided Tours (English) Xiqu Centre Guided Tours (English) Xiqu Centre Guided Tours

    Xiqu Centre Guided Tours (English)

    01.07.2019 to 30.07.2019, Xiqu Centre

    Supplemented with multimedia elements, this 60-minute guided tour helps you explore the Xiqu Centre facilities and discover fascinating facts about our new venue, and the culture and stories behind the art of xiqu

  • 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

  • Kunqu: Portrayals of Human Nature

    06.07.2019, Seminar Hall & Studio, Xiqu Centre

    In this talk, Chinese opera scholar Chan Chun-miu looks at the development of Kunqu productions over time, and explores how stories of life and human nature have become central themes for the genre

  • Park Tour and Workshop (July 2019)

    06.07.2019 to 20.07.2019, Art Park

    Join us for an introduction to the Art Park and discover the different tree species planted in the future park of the West Kowloon Cultural District

  • Cantopop and Local Indie Music in the Digital Era

    16.07.2019, Seminar Hall, Xiqu Centre

    In this talk, Stella Lau, former Programme Director in Performing Arts at HKU SPACE, explores the Hong Kong recording industry, the evolution of Cantopop, the characteristics of mainstream and indie music and the challenges and opportunities that the digital era has opened up for local pop music culture

  • Hong Kong Repertory Theatre – A Dream Like a Dream

    28.07.2019 to 08.09.2019, The Box, Freespace

    Conceived by acclaimed theatre director Stan Lai, A Dream Like a Dream is one of the most talked about Chinese-language theatrical innovations. With an eight-hour duration, four-sided stage and revolving seating design, the play presents a dreamlike journey through a life

  • Cantonese Opera and Kunqu: Major Works

    03.08.2019, Seminar Hall & Studio, Xiqu Centre

    In this talk, Chinese opera scholar Chan Chun-miu uses audio and video demonstrations to illustrate and compare the literary styles of a selection of Kunqu and Cantonese opera works with similar themes

  • The Legend of Mulan

    11.08.2019 to 24.08.2019, Grand Theatre, Xiqu Centre

    Fung Cheung Hung Troupe’s production of the familiar classic The Legend of Mulan blends traditional Confucian concepts with contemporary dramatic elements. Opening with a war between good and evil that is resolved by Mulan’s love for her country, the story conveys an important message of world peace

  • GuoGuang Opera Company “Dowager Xiao-Zhuang and Dorgon”

    30.08.2019 to 31.08.2019, Grand Theatre, Xiqu Centre

    Based on Qing dynasty folklore, GuoGuang Opera Company’s royal tragedy explores the depths of the human condition and reflects the new aesthetics of Peking opera in Taiwan

  • Edward Lam Dance Theatre – Art School Musical

    03.10.2019 to 13.10.2019, The Box, Freespace

    This October, Art School Musical returns to Hong Kong for a fourth restaging specially designed for The Box at Freespace. Featuring 18 original songs, and a cast from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, the plot centres around three young students and their struggle to find meaning in love, art and life

  • Freespace Jazz Fest

    09.11.2019 to 10.11.2019, Freespace & Art Park

    This November, Freespace Jazz Fest brings together a stellar line-up of local and international jazz and world music artists for a full weekend of indoor and outdoor performances. The diverse programme also includes jazz-infused performances around the Art Park by our partner Hong Kong Ballet

  • CCDC in Residence

    13.11.2019 to 24.11.2019, Freespace & Art Park

    This November, to mark the start of our new three-year CCDC in Residence programme, Freespace partners with CCDC to present Re-Mark and Almost 55 – two major dance performances in this year’s City Contemporary Dance Festival

  • Rimini Protokoll – 100% Hong Kong

    13.12.2019 to 15.12.2019, The Box, Freespace

    Part theatre, part reality, 100% Hong Kong brings together 100 Hong Kong citizens live on stage. Responding to 100 questions – as performers, as people, as percentage points – they enact a series of ever-changing statistical groupings and create a thought-provoking living, breathing portrait of Hong Kong

  • ON VIEW: Panorama

    09.04.2020 to 19.04.2020, The Box & The Room, Freespace

    Sydney-based choreographer, filmmaker and artist Sue Healey partners with performers from Hong Kong, Japan and Australia to present a cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural production combining live dance performances, film installations and exhibitions. Joining the project from Hong Kong are dance artists Mui Cheuk-yin and Joseph Lee, and cinematographer Maurice Lai