Public Seminar Two: Jan Pappelbaum’s Aesthetics of Scenography

To wrap up this year’s “What Is Stage: From Text To Space” series on the work of Jan Pappelbaum, Head of Stage Design at the Schaubühne Berlin, we are delighted to welcome Pappelbaum to join us in Hong Kong to share his experience in an in-depth public seminar.

The interior of the Schaubühne, where Pappelbaum has worked for almost twenty years, has a unique spatial design. Housed in a former cinema, the building has retained its original exterior form but undergone extensive modification of the inner structure to create three theatre spaces that can be merged and adapted to fit the requirements of ​​each production.

In conversation with Edward Lam and West Kowloon’s Low Kee Hong, Pappelbaum will talk about how his work has been created in response to the Schaubühne’s unusual features, and how his designs create infinite possibilities within these spaces for different types of texts and performances, challenging audiences to rethink perspectives of theatrical space and seeing. 

The seminar is free and open to theatre professionals and those with an interest in contemporary theatre.

Free Live-streaming date and time:
10 August 2018, 7:30pm-10:pm
Language: Conducted mainly in German and English, partly in Cantonese (simultaneous interpretation is not available for the live-streaming)
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10 August 2018 (Friday) 


The Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai)

Jan Pappelbaum (Head of Stage Design, Schaubühne, Berlin)

Low Kee Hong (Head of Theatre, Performing Arts, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority)
Edward Lam (Artistic Director, Edward Lam Dance Theatre)

In German and English, with English translation and Cantonese and Mandarin simultaneous interpretation

Mr Yu: (852) 2200 0804, 

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 talk, the talk will be cancelled.

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