SHARING WORKSHOP WORKSHOP & PRE-FAIR RECEPTION

Sharing: Negotiating with presenters
Looking at negotiation from the perspective of a producer and production director, Erik Kuong, Managing and Creative Director of Creative Links Ltd., and Rae Wu, Senior Manager, Technical & Productions, Performing Arts, West Kowloon, offer practical advice on the best ways for artists to negotiate terms, and the information artists need to supply to facilitate a smooth tour process.

Date:
7 June 2018 (Thursday)

Time:
2:00pm–4:00pm

Venue:
Room A & B, Project Site Office, West Kowloon Cultural District

Target participants:
Dance practitioners (Including dance artists, producers, arts administrators and production managers)

Language:
Conducted in Cantonese

Guests:
Erik Kuong (Managing & Creative Director, Creative Links Ltd.)
Rae Wu (Senior Manager, Technical & Productions, Performing Arts, West Kowloon)

Application:
Free admission

Application deadline:
1 June 2018

Note:
Tanzmesse Hong Kong delegates and dance practitioners will be accommodated first. Successful applications will be confirmed by email on or before 4 June 2018.

Adverse weather arrangements:
If a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is in force after 8:00am on the day of the event, the event will be cancelled.

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Workshop: Being Seen – Practical communication tools and skills
Through experience-sharing and case studies, Siu Heng from Cultural Connections and multimedia artist Alvinsing explore practical ways for artists to improve communication skills and offer advice on the best tools for promotional texts, visual and online platform and effective communication with potential collaborators.

Date:
18 June 2018 (Monday)

Time:
3:00pm–5:00pm

Venue:
Room J, Project Site Office, West Kowloon Cultural District

Target participants:
Dance practitioners (Including dance artists, producers, arts administrators and production managers)

Language:
Conducted in Cantonese

Speakers:
Siu Heng (Founder and Managing Director, Cultural Connections)
Alvinsing (Multimedia artist)

Application:
Free admission

Note:
Successful applicants will receive the confirmation email before the event.

Adverse weather arrangements:
If a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is in force three hours before the start of the event, the event will be cancelled.

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Preparing for Tanzmesse: Workshop and Pre-fair reception
This pre-fair gathering and media reception opens with a workshop on pitching strategies by two members of West Kowloon’s Performing Arts Department, Alison Friedman, Artistic Director, and Anna CY Chan, Head of Dance, followed by an introduction to the city of Düsseldorf and the fundamentals of the German language by Goethe-Institut Hongkong.

Date:
25 July 2018 (Wednesday)

Time:
2:00pm-6:00pm

Venue:
Goethe-Institut Hongkong (14/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai)

Target participants:
Tanzmesse Hong Kong delegates, participants of Tanzmesse and media representatives

Language:
Conducted in English

Speaker:
Alison Friedman (Artistic Director, Performing Arts, West Kowloon)
Anna CY Chan (Head of Dance, Performing Arts, West Kowloon)

Application:
Invitation only

Media enquiries:
Ms Mo: (852) 2200 0714, hy.mo@wkcda.hk 

Adverse weather arrangements:
If a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is in force three hours before the start of the event, the event will be cancelled.

The organiser reserves the right to change the programme content. All changes will be announced on the website.

Enquiries:
Ms Chin: (852) 2200 0814, akama.chin@wkcda.hk

About the Speakers / Guests:

Alison Friedman
Artistic Director, Performing Arts, West Kowloon

Alison Friedman joined the West Kowloon Cultural District in October 2017. She is responsible for leading the dance, theatre, xiqu, music and outdoor teams of the Performing Arts Department to ensure that West Kowloon’s performing arts programmes are conceptualised, curated and implemented in a forward-looking manner that realises the district’s vision to be a regional and global leader in the performing arts.

Alison is a board member of the International Society for the Performing Arts, one of the largest international alliances of leaders in the performing arts. She founded the successful cultural exchange organisation Ping Pong Productions (PPP) in 2010 after studying as a Fulbright scholar at the Department of History in Peking University and the Beijing Dance Academy in mainland China between 2002 and 2003. Prior to PPP, Alison held producer and general manager roles at a number of dance and music institutions, including the Beijing Modern Dance Company as well as famed composer and conductor Tan Dun’s production and management company.

 

Anna CY Chan
Head of Dance, Performing Arts, West Kowloon

As the Head of Dance at the West Kowloon Cultural District, Anna CY Chan is responsible for shaping West Kowloon’s artistic direction and strategies for dance. Under her leadership, a series of new dance projects have been launched that offer local and international artists a platform to explore innovative forms of creating and performing, and new ways of discussing and thinking about topics related to contemporary performances. A co-organiser of the Producers’ Network Meeting & Forum, she recently launched the WE Dance campaign, and has also initiated a number of international dance collaborations and partnership projects for West Kowloon.

In 2007, Anna became the Vice-President (East Asia) of the World Dance Alliance Asia Pacific. Prior to this, she was Head of the Performing Arts Education Centre at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. During her tenure, the centre created several successful community engagement projects, including “smARTS Journey” and “Performing Arts Marathon”. She was also the Chairperson of the Hong Kong Dance Alliance from 2006 to 2011 and has been Dance Advisor to the Hong Kong Arts Development Council since 2008.

 

Erik Kuong Wa-fun
Managing & Creative Director, Creative Links Ltd.

Erik Kuong is an independent producer of interdisciplinary and intercultural projects and a member of the Steering Committee of the Asian Producers’ Platform. He has worked as programmer and festival producer in the Cultural Department of the Macau Government for more than a decade, and has produced fringe festivals, arts festivals, film festivals and other public festival events. His recent work has focused on curating international arts collaboration projects to foster cooperation between Asian and international artists. Erik was appointed Executive Director of the 8th Chinese Drama Festival, Macau 2011 and BOK Festival since 2015. He is also the Executive Director of the Point View Art Association. In 2009, he founded the arts and creative industries management service company Creative Links Ltd., to foster collaboration between the public and private sectors and the business sector and promote local arts and creative industries in the international market.

 

Rae Wu
Senior Manager, Technical & Productions, Performing Arts, West Kowloon

Wu graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, where he majored in Theatre Sound Design and Music Recording. Before joining the West Kowloon Cultural District in 2013, he worked as Senior Production Officer (Audio) at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Technical Manager at Hong Kong Ocean Park, and Production Manager at Hong Kong Disneyland. He has also worked as technology designer, technical coordinator, and technical director for various stages and concerts. Since joining West Kowloon, Wu has participated in the design and development of the Xiqu Centre, the Art Park, and the Freespace black box theatre.

 

Siu Heng
Founder and Managing Director, Cultural Connections

Siu Heng is a veteran arts administrator and communications professional. As arts administrator he has organised and promoted arts and cultural programmes at various institutions, including The University of Hong Kong, the British Council, the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and the Hong Kong International Photo Festival. In 2013 he founded Cultural Connections, a consultancy providing a diverse range of services in communications and projects/events management for the cultural and creative sectors. He also has in-depth media and editorial experience. Starting his career as a trainee DJ at Commercial Radio Hong Kong, he later worked as senior English editor for an online platform and as part-time editor of a cultural magazine. Siu Heng graduated from The University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) in Comparative Literature and Translation and a Master of Arts (with Distinction) in Literary and Cultural Studies.

 

Alvinsing
Multimedia Artist

Alvinsing co-founded the art group Dabinlo Production, which has produced video archives and websites for artists and organisations. He is also a multimedia artist whose works explore the relationships between space, sound, body and installation. Important works include Re: Connect (2014), an interactive installation at Macau Fringe Festival, solo installative music theatre Myosotis (2015), and installative multimedia theatre The Rite of Blue (2017). He graduated from the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. He is a part-time lecturer at the Hong Kong Design Institute, and is studying for a Masters in Visual Arts at Hong Kong Baptist University.