The language of the stage is more than just the script, plot, props and set design. The structure of a theatrical space, the lighting and the sound – the scenography – all add to the theatrical imagery, creating a unique aesthetic experience for the audience.

Since 2017, West Kowloon have collaborated with Edward Lam Dance Theatre on the three-year programme “What Is Stage”, looking at the work of contemporary European scenographers – Jan Versweyveld from Toneelgroep Amsterdam, Jan Pappelbaum from the Schaubühne Berlin and renowned German stage designer Anna Viebrock – and exploring new possibilities for Hong Kong theatre.

This year, the final year in the series, we look at the work of award-winning German stage designer, costume designer, director and educator Anna Viebrock.

The programme opens in July with a public seminar, followed by a series of screening and discussion sessions in which Edward Lam introduces twelve of Viebrock’s works. In September, Anna Viebrock joins us to lead a five-day artist workshop on the aesthetics and philosophy of art making, stage design, costume design, directing and teaching. The programme concludes with a second public seminar and sharing with Anna Viebrock and Edward Lam.

This year’s “What Is Stage” events take place in our new venue Freespace.

 

Date

Speaker

Pubic Seminar 1

1 July 2019

Edward Lam
Artistic Director, Edward Lam Dance Theatre

Screening and Discussion

2 to 28 July 2019

Edward Lam
Artistic Director, Edward Lam Dance Theatre

Artist Workshop

22 to 26 September 2019

Anna Viebrock
Stage designer, costume designer, director and art educator, Germany

Public Seminar 2

27 September 2019

Anna Viebrock
Stage designer, costume designer, director and art educator, Germany

*Applicants selected to join the Artist Workshop led by Anna Viebrock are also required to take part in the Screening and Discussion.

Target participants:
The Screening and Discussion and Artist Workshop are aimed at local and overseas theatre professionals working in the field of set design, lighting, costume, sound and imagery, as well as artists, architects and designers. The Public Seminars are aimed at the general public.

Organiser:
Freespace

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