The Xiqu Centre Tea House Theatre is an elegant, Chinese-style performance space designed for small-scale productions, where audiences of up to 200 people are seated at tables and served with tea and traditional dim sum.
In this talk, Naomi Chung, Head of Xiqu, Performing Arts at West Kowloon, offers insight into the positioning and operation of the Tea House Theatre, looking at how the design of the venue offers visitors an intimate experience with the productions and how programmes are curated with first-time audiences in mind.
8 November 2018 (Thursday)
7:30pm – 9:00pm
Room UR8, CityU SCOPE Admiralty Learning Centre
(8/F, United Centre, 95 Queensway, Admiralty - 3 minutes walk from Admiralty MTR station Exit D)
Naomi Chung, Head of Xiqu, Performing Arts, West Kowloon
Free admission. Limited capacity on a first come, first served basis. Please register online in advance.
Ms Leung (852) 2200 0872, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cantonese audio description and Hong Kong Sign Language interpretation are available upon request with at least 14 days’ advance notice.
Adverse Weather Arrangements:
The talk will be cancelled if a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is in force at 3pm and onwards.
Naomi Chung joined the West Kowloon as Head of Xiqu, Performing Arts in October 2011. Since then she has produced a number of large productions including the West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre (2012, 2013, 2014) and the first Freespace Fest (2012), as well as the Xiqu Centre Seminar Series, Rising Stars of Cantonese Opera, The Ghost Seller & His Butterflies, and the experimental Cantonese opera Farewell My Concubine (New Adaptation) and various cultural exchange programmes in the Mainland China.
Before joining West Kowloon, Naomi Chung was the Technical Director of Hong Kong productions at the Expo 2010 Shanghai China. She also worked with the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra for nine years and served as the Head of Programme & Education from 2001 to 2009.