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HKAAA E-newsletter (23.10.2014) - Taiwan Culture Festival 2014 “Tradition and Innovation” Workshop: The key to innovate traditions—Experience of two Taiwanese performing arts groups / "Volunteer Scheme for Taiwanese arts groups outreach programme in Hong Kong" / Let's Explore!: FAME 2014 Journal - Sky (Kraków Festival Office, Poland) and Yman (Malta Festival Poznań, Poland)
 
HKAAA Updates
 
Taiwan Culture Festival 2014 “Tradition and Innovation” Workshop: The key to innovate traditions—Experience of two Taiwanese performing arts groups
 
Event Information
 
Fee: HKAAA Member: $300 | Regular: $370
 
(Fee includes 1 ticket for “Meng Xiaodong” drama by GuoGuang Opera Company on 31/10/2014 OR 1 ticket for “Dazzling Brilliance” concert by Taipei Chinese Orchestra on 1/11/2014. Seats are designated. Fee covers ticket for seminar and luncheon.)
 
 
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"Volunteer Scheme for Taiwanese arts groups outreach programme in Hong Kong"
Introduction:
(In Chinese only)
 
To apply for the "Volunteer Scheme for Taiwanese arts groups outreach programme in Hong Kong" please fill out Application form and submit it to HKAAA by email or fax.
 
Application deadline: 27 October, 2014 (Mon)
 
 
 
Let's Explore!
 
FAME 2014 Journal - Sky (Kraków Festival Office, Poland)
Kraków Festival Office, Poland
 
This is my first time in Kraków. It is the second largest city in Poland. Most people may learn about and come to Kraków because of the Auschwitz-Birkenau (German Nazi concentration camp and extermination camp) nearby, which is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Actually, Kraków is one of the leading centres of Polish academic, cultural and artistic life. It’s also the UNESCO City of Literature. The organization I work in—Kraków Festival Office (KBF) organizes most of the major cultural events of local and national scope. There are totally 14 key festivals/ events held by the Office annually, covering a wide variety arts form including early music, opera, film music, contemporary music, theatre, literature and visual art, etc. During my 3-month stay here, I will be involving in four festivals: Sacrum Profanum, a week-long contemporary music festival; Film Music Festival, a 4-day event to celebrate the music created for motion pictures; Unsound, a 8-day festival of progressive music; and Conrad Festival, a week of events dedicated to literature. Working in both Programe Planning and Literary Departments, I experienced a very fruitful time here. I’ve been working for the festivals’ artists coordination, festival guide preparation, licensing liaison for movie clips and artists interview arrangement, etc.
 

Sacrum Profanum
 
Sacrum Profanum (14-20 September) presents the newest music and is aimed at blurring the line between contemporary music, often treated as difficult and incomprehensible, and the developments of entertainment and the experimental scene. I’m very excited to involve in the concerts with many great artists including Philip Glass, Kronos Quartet, Bang On A Can-All Stars and Laurie Anderson, etc. All concerts in the Festival were full house and received waves of applause from audience. I found some of the audience specially made their trip from other cities or countries for this festival. It is also recommended by prestigious music magazines and won Polish awards.
    
        
Kon-Tiki: The Ocean Voyage                                        Film Music Festival

Closely after Sacrum Profanum is the Film Music Festival (25-28 September), the main programme of this year’s edition includes four concert productions: the Polish-Norwegian co-production Kon-Tiki: The Ocean Voyage; the cult songs written for the James Bond series; the winner of 5 Oscars – Gladiator – live in concert with Hans Zimmer‘s music; and finally the International Film Music Gala for the 100th anniversary of the ASCAP (The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) performing music from Breakfast at Tiffany's, Inception, Brokeback Mountain, Anna Karenina, Harry Potter and many others. Apart from main concerts, there are master classes held by professionals and leading experts to transfer knowledge to young artists planning a career in the international market of music and film. The classes are devoted to various aspects of music and its backdrop, topics include manufacturing, business, marketing and legal in film music industry.

It has been a wonderful experience for me to go through and work in the two festivals which are totally different in artistic orientation, target audience and marketing strategies. I’ve made friends with colleagues and volunteers and shared our experience in cultural fields. I can’t wait for October when two more festivals, Unsound and Conrad Festival will be happening. I’m very looking forward to it!
 
FAME 2014 Journal - Yman (Malta Festival Poznań, Poland)
Malta Festival Poznań, Poland

September 2014
 
I have started my Arts Management experience in Poznań, a city in Poland, in September 2014 for 3 months. Upon arrival, I tried to adapt quickly to the lifestyle in Poznan since English, both written and spoken, is not common in this place. During my second visit to the supermarket, I managed to distinguish sugar (Cukier in Polish) and salt (Sól in Polish). Apart from daily life, English is also rarely found in art programme leaflets as well as the associated websites. In this country with so many unknowns, I am still very curious of the kind of cultural activities the Polish have been doing all along. What are the art activities in Polish community like?
 

Pic.1: Silent Disco for Children in Malta Festival Poznań 2014

To know more about the Malta Festival Poznań, I had to run through its past information and carry out promotional research for the next year’s festival. As most of the performances were shown around the artificial lake called Malta in Poznań, the festival took the same name. The scale of the festival expanded greatly from only 6 shows in 6 days in 1991 to over 150 performances and events in 3 weeks in June 2014. Programmes in theatre, music, dance, film and visual arts are included and they are chosen according to the cultural Idiom of each year. And there is another session called Generator Malta which brought high quality art to social activities for the need of different age groups. Among all the programmes, the idea of Silent Disco impressed me the most. People put on headphones to listen to music and dance at night in silence without disturbing others. Moreover, Silent Disco also allowed participation of the children this year.。
 
In the festival, apart from traditional concert hall and other indoor venues, a specially designed outdoor venue was purposely built for the programmes. This outdoor venue provided a free and comfortable area for local people and tourists to come for leisure, fun and enjoy the performance carrying out there.

       
Pic.2: Design of the 2014 Malta Festival Poznań outdoor area  Pic.3: Real built in following to the design
 
     
     
Pic.4-7: Showing how the outdoor open area works for the public during the festival
   
In Poland, the atmosphere of arts existed in every corner of the community and I discovered Wielkopolska: Revolutions, a very meaningful art development programme for the community. It aims at provoking and supporting the local people of different age groups to integrate into the community through creative arts. The idea also acted as a breakthrough to the stereotyped mode of art production and wiped out the boundaries between teachers and students, youth and senior, city and village as well as professional or amateur. Along the line, the city artists and inhabitants from Wielkopolska villages worked together creatively to kick away the stereotyped performance and they believed that art existed everywhere, not just the cities. Their success had jumped over the limitations and impossibilities in the past.


In Malta Festival Poznan, a trilogy community show from a town called Zakrzewo had been shown. I was very lucky to see the premiere of the third part of this trilogy The Swan Lake during our research visit for 2015 Festival. Here is the theme of the third part:

Projekt Jezioro labedzie (Project of Swan Lake) ~

This is a story about dream. When we are old, what do we left behind? What are the remaining memories?

I was deeply impressed by the positive energy generated from this new version of Swan Lake which was performed by a group of seniors. In the show, they displayed the special choreography arranged by the artists with passion and confidence and brought happiness and surprise to the audience from city with a group of youth as well. What is community art? The word “impossible” seemed disappeared and everyone was performing in harmony.
 
     
Pic.8-9:  Projekt Jezioro labedzie (Project of Swan Lake)
 
Featured Event
 
 
Asia Society Hong Kong Center - In Conversation with Kiri Te Kanawa (Free admission; Online registration required)
A Morning Conversation with Soprano Dame KIRI TE KANAWA, and TISA HO, Executive Director, Hong Kong Arts Festival
 
Presenter: Asia Society Hong Kong Center
Co-Presenter: The Women's Foundation
Supporting Organizations: Hong Kong Arts Administators' Association, Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation, Opera Hong Kong

Date: 25/10/2014
Time: Registration at 10:45am
          Program at 11:00am
          Close at 12:00pm
Venue: Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong

Free admission; Online registration required:
Asia Society Hong Kong Center
 
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The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts - Symposium: Asian Transformation - New Perspectives on Creativity and Performing Arts Education (HKAAA Members can enjoy discounted rate!)

To explore the unique role that Asia is playing in creative practice and performing arts education in the 21st century, the Academy will host a symposium entitled Asian Transformation: New Perspectives on Creativity and Performing Arts Education. This symposium will see internationally renowned performing arts and creative industry practitioners participating alongside their Hong Kong counterparts and Academy staff and students in a three-day event from 20 to 22 November 2014 as part of the Academy’s 30th Anniversary celebrations.

The symposium will explore in open dialogues its theme:
“21st century Hong Kong is a dynamic and diverse cultural metropolis at a unique point of intersection between Asian and Western creative practice. With Asia ascendant on the world stage, Hong Kong’s identity as Special Administrative Region of China and its rich cross-cultural influences ideally position it to explore new creative paradigms and their potential to shape the future of performing arts education”.


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HKDI Gallery Presents: Japanese Poster Artists – Cherry Blossom and Asceticism

Date: 14 Oct 2014 – 30 Mar 2015 (Closed on Tuesdays, 21 & 28 Dec 2014 and 4 Jan 2015)
Time: 10am – 8pm
Venue: Ground Floor of d-mart, HKDI and IVE (Lee Wai Lee)
Address: 3 King Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O  (Tiu Keng Leng MTR Station, Exit A2)
 
Free Admission
 
Grand Inaugural
 
Date: 28 Nov 2014 (Friday)
Time: 5:30pm
Venue: Design Boulevard, HKDI and IVE (Lee Wai Lee)
 
Organiser, Co-organiser, Supporting Organisations and Media Partners
 
- Organiser: HKDI and IVE (Lee Wai Lee)
- Co-organiser: Museum of Design Zurich
- Supporting Organisations: The Consulate General of Switzerland in Hong Kong, Zurich University of the Arts, ZHdK: Connecting Space Hong Kong – Zurich, DNP Foundation for Cultural Promotion, Nomura International (HK) Limited, Hong Kong Arts Development Council, Design Council Hong Kong, Hong Kong Design Centre, Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association
- Media Partners: Artmap, Art plus, AM730, MiLK, The Standard 
 
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HKDI Gallery Presents: Re Rag Rug – Contemporary rug design by Studio Brieditis & Evans: Sweden

Date: 24 Oct 2014 – 23 Mar 2015 (Closed on Tuesdays, 21 & 28 Dec 2014 and 4 Jan 2015)
Time: 10am – 8pm
Venue: Mezzanine Floor of d-mart, HKDI and IVE (Lee Wai Lee)
Address: 3 King Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O  (Tiu Keng Leng MTR Station, Exit A2)
 
Free Admission
 
Grand Inaugural
 
Date: 28 Nov 2014 (Friday)
Time: 5:30pm
Venue: Design Boulevard, HKDI and IVE (Lee Wai Lee)
 
Organiser, Co-organisers, Supporting Organisations and Media Partners
 
- Organiser: HKDI and IVE (Lee Wai Lee)
- Co-organisers: Studio Brieditis & Evans, Swedish Institute
- Supporting Organisations: The Consulate General of Sweden in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Arts Development Council, Design Council Hong Kong, Hong Kong Design Centre, Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association
- Media Partners: Artmap, Art plus, AM730, MiLK, The Standard 
 
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Advertised Event
 
Hong Kong Arts Development Council
Speak Arts—Arts Administration Talk Series
 
Innovation and Imagination in Festival Curation
Exploring the work of Forest Fringe and their international microfestival programme
 
Speaker:  Andy Field
Co-Director of the Forest Fringe (UK) &
Co-curator of New Vision Arts Festival 2014: "ArtSnap"

 
Respondent: Julia Mok
Founding member of Hong Kong People’s Fringe Festival

 
Date:         30/10/2014 (Thur)
Time:         6:30-8pm
Venue:       Conference Room, Hong Kong Arts Development Council
Language:  English
Enquiries:  2820 1091

 
About the talk
First taking place in 2007, Forest Fringe began by holding unusual performances in an old church hall during the Edinburgh Fringe. Their adventurous spirit of creating dialogue between spaces and new experimental works became a hit at the world’s best-known (and hardest to survive) festival. Forest Fringe is interested in exploring both what a festival is and can be, and extending their ideas and work to international partners. They start bringing microfestivals around the world. Responding to the space and context they have been invited to occupy, local artists and UK artists have a chance to work together to explore innovative performances influenced by local circumstance. The festival has been brought to Thailand, Japan, Portugal, Ireland, the USA and more.

 
Mr Andy Field will walk us through his experience in curating and coordinating Forest Fringe and other microfestivals, and share the key things needed in working with artists and spaces all over the world. Ms Julia Mok, Founding member of the Hong Kong People’s Fringe Festival, will response through her experiences curating the People’s Fringe and performing at the Edinburgh Fringe.
 
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Free Admission. Seats are available on first-come-first-served basis. Please register now!
 
About “Speak Arts – Arts Administration Talk Series”
Organized by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (ADC), “Speak Arts– Arts Administration Talk Series” is a series of talks which aims to bring Hong Kong arts administrators and anyone who is interested in the arts administration a wider perspective on arts and enhance their management capacities. Notable local and international arts experts and practitioners are invited to share their invaluable experiences with us. 

 
Arts Job Vacancies
 
Arts Funding:
 
Hong Kong Arts Development Council Grants News - Grants available for application:
  1. Sage Gateshead Internship 2015
  2. Mori Art Museum Internship 2015
  3. Rehearsal Venue Subsidy
 
Asian Cultural Council - Asian Cultural Council Fellowship Programme
 
 
 
15% off discount on Chung Ying Theatre Company "Spring Fever Hotel" (35th Anniversary Version)!
Introduction
Leaflet
 
Programme Details
Venue: Auditorium, Kwai Tsing Theatre
Date & Time: 17-18, 13-25 October 2014 8:00pm / 18-19. 25-26 October 2014 3:00pm
Original Ticket Price**: $280, $220, $180, $120
 
**15% off discount for HKAAA Members. Please bring along Coupon to enjoy 15% off discount on the regular price at Urbtix Ticketing Office. (Hard copy and e-copy are both accepted.) Please present your membership card at Urbtix Ticketing Office. 
 
Programme Enquiries:8106 8338
10% off discount on Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra “Majestic Drums XIX”!
Introduction
Handbill
 
Programme Details
Venue: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
Date & Time: 24 October 2014 (Friday) 8:00pm
Original Ticket Price**: $100, $150, $250, $380 

**HKAAA Members are offered 10% off discount. Please present your membership card at Urbtix Ticketing Office.
 
Programme Enquiries:852-3185 1600
 
10% off discount on Hong Kong Repertory Theatre "The Common Cold"!
Introduction
 
Programme Details
Venue: Hong Kong City Hall Theatre
Date & Time:  25-26, 28-31 October, 1, 4-8 November 2014, 7:45pm/ 26 October, 8-9 November 2014, 2:45pm
     
Original Ticket Price**: $160 - $280
 
**10% off discount for HKAAA Members. Please present your membership card at Urbtix Ticketing Office. Applicable for purchases of standard price tickets at URBTIX outlets.

Programme Enquiries:852-3103 5900
10% off discount on Hong Kong Repertory Theatre "A Giant Cookie"!
Introduction
 
Programme Details
Venue: HKRep Black Box
Date & Time:  25-26, 28-31 October, 1-2 November 2014, 8:00pm
     26 October, 1-2 November 2014, 3:00pm
Original Ticket Price**: $180 (Free Seating)
 
**10% off discount for HKAAA Members. Please present your membership card at Urbtix Ticketing Office. Applicable for purchases of standard price tickets at URBTIX outlets.

Programme Enquiries:852-3103 5900
 
20% off discount on The Box “The World was Made on a Sunday”!
Intoduction
Handbill
 
Programme Details
Venue: Shouson Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Date & Time: 31 October-
1 November 2014 (Fri-Sat) 8:00pm / 2 November 2014 (Sun) 3:00pm
Original Ticket Price**: $230, $180

**HKAAA Members are offered 20% off discount. Please contact Mickey at 852-9083 6268 for ticketing.
 
Programme Enquiries:852-9083 6268
 
10% off discount on Theatre Noir “Miss Rose – Romantic Musical “Behind a Desk””!
Introduction
Handbill
 
Programme Details
Venue: Auditorium, Yuen Long Theatre
Date & Time: 15 & 22 November 2014 (Sat) 8:00pm / 16 & 23 November 2014 (Sun) 3:00pm

Original Ticket Price**: $220, $180, $140

**HKAAA Members are offered 10% off discount. Please present your membership card at Urbtix Ticketing Office.
 
Programme Enquiries:852-2904 7118 

 
Year-round benefits for HKAAA members
  • Hong Kong Art School (HKAS)
    • An exclusive 10% discount for enrolment into short courses conducted by HKAS (Referring to courses that are categorized under the "Short Courses" section on HKAS website or as printed in the designated short course brochure, which is published on a half-yearly basis)
    • An exclusive 10% discount for enrolment into modules of the Professional Diploma in Fine Art (PDFA). (The PDFA modules are offered on a relatively flexibale basis, each module lasts for around 8 weeks; participants can enroll into individual modules without completing the programme. Currently, modules/ programmes accredited at Level 4 and Level 5 of the Qualifications Framework (QF) are being offered by the School).
 
  • The programme information above was provided by the relevant programme presenters who are responsible for the information’s content and accuracy. 
  • Programmes and artists are subject to change by hosting organsiations.
  • For details and enquiries of the programmes presented in this eDM, please contact the relevant organiser directly.
 
 
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