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HKAAA E-newsletter (11.12.2014) – HKAAA Updates: Arty Hour@HKAAA - Outdoor Performances in Communities / 2nd Hong Kong Arts Administration Recruitment Day / GM’s Good Reads: “Titus Andronicus—Minimalist Aesthetics and Physical Theatre”
 
HKAAA Updates
 
Arty Hour@HKAAA (Dec 2014) - Outdoor Performances in Communities
 
Let’s Arty Hour!

‘Arty Hour@HKAAA’ is an arts and cultural salon held every three months by the Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association. The regular gathering will serve as an open platform for everyone in the arts scene to update each other on new happenings, exchange ideas and to facilitate arts and cultural development in the long run. ‘Arty Hour@HKAAA’ will feature a specific topic of discussion in response to the recent happenings and developments of the arts scene. We embrace an open forum with free discussions. Special guests will be invited to share their views and experience based on the topic. The first ‘Arty Hour@HKAAA’ will be held in December 2014. 

The topic of the first ‘Arty Hour@HKAAA’ is “Outdoor Performances in Communities”. Various outdoor performances were held in November, including Freespace Fest 2014, Clockenflap Music and Arts Festival, i-Dance Festival and Adoring Arts - Wandering in the World of Hong Kong Literature, etc. What are the characteristics of performances held in different spaces? And how can urban spaces be used for arts groups to extend arts participation and reach residents of remote districts?

We are glad to have Ms Lucy Lu, Director of Kwang Hwa Information and Culture Centre, to be our special guest. With the theme ‘Old Town Revival’ as one of the key programmes in Taiwan Culture Festival 2014, she and her team brought numerous outdoor performances to local communities such as Sai Ying Pun and Lei Yue Mun. Her team has also made a video on Sai Ying Pun, in which local and Taiwanese artists sing to celebrate history and memory, paying tribute to one of the oldest communities in Hong Kong.

‘Arty Hour@HKAAA’ is a causal occasion for thoughts to collide and wild ideas to flow. We would like to invite all fellow arts practitioners and anyone with an interest in arts & culture to join the gathering.
Come, share your views, and experience with us! 

 
 
Date: December 19, 2014 (Friday)

Time: 1800 – 1930

Venue: Boom (G/F, 48 Sai Street SOHO, Sheung Wan—Note: next to Sin Sin Fine Art Gallery)
 
 
Register now at: http://www.hkaaa.org.hk/?a=doc&id=10758
 
2nd Hong Kong Arts Administration Recruitment Day

Following the huge success of our first Arts Administration Recruitment Day, the Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association is launching its second large-scale arts administration recruitment day at Sheung Wan Civic Centre on 31 January 2015 (Sat).
 
The Recruitment Day will serve as a platform for the participating arts organizations and job seekers, offering an opportunity for on-location job application and interview. Prestigious arts administration managers are invited to share with us their views and experience as well as the future and opportunities in the profession on the Recruitment Day. 
 
The recruitment day is now open for application by interested arts organizations. 
 
Details of Recruitment Day:
Date: 31 January 2015 (Sat)
Time: Recruitment Day and Talks from 12pm to 6pm (
tbc)
Venue: Sheung Wan Civic Centre (6/F, Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong)
Free admission! (Arts organizations are to pay a deposit of 300HKD.)
 
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GM's Good Reads
 
“Titus Andronicus—Minimalist Aesthetics and Physical Theatre”
 

Having introduced some overseas publications here, I would like to share with you this week a book recently published in Hong Kong—“Titus Andronicus—Minimalist Aesthetics and Physical Theatre”. HKAAA and Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio used to be neighbours in Wan Chai, so I often get to talk to Mr. Tang in the corridor.  Mr Tang is a man deep in his thoughts who has his own insightful opinions and the courage to experiment. One can have a glance at his character in his book “Titus Andronicus—Minimalist Aesthetics and Physical Theatre”.
 
Published by Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio in 2014, the book is an anthology of recollection and anticipation of the “Titus Andronicus” theatre production series. I have unfortunately missed the chances to see “Titus Andronicus” for different reasons. I planned to see the performance at the 40th Hong Kong Arts Festival in 2012, but I had to give my tickets away due to a trip abroad then. After all, I managed to watch the performance in the cinema when the live recording of “Titus Andronicus” in the Globe Theatre of London was brought to Hong Kong early this year. Although it was a theatre experience turned cinematic experience for a live recording of the production, I could still feel the powerful impact of the play.
 
Mr. Tang shares his thoughts and philosophy in creating “Titus Andronicus” and “Titus Andronicus 2.0” in this book, as well as his exploration in pursuing minimalism and physical theatre. He talks about moments of doubts in learning and his experience of being inspired and guided by different theatre masters.  There is a part in the book on his experience teaching at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts. Mr. Tang is known for his two questions for candidates at the admission interview. The first question he would ask was “If you were admitted into the School of Medicine at the University of Hong Kong, would you still choose to study drama at the HKAPA?”, and the second question was “If you were the only one left in the classroom, would you still choose to stay?”. Mr. Tang believes that only by answering these two questions can one be broadly identified as “truly” interested in drama performance. True passion, a kind of inexplicable love for the form of art one is working with. Does it resonate with you, too who are working in the arts field?
    
Titus Andronicus                                                             Titus Andronicus 2.0
 
Photo Source: http://www.dramall.hk/?a=doc&id=46788
Photo Source: http://tswtheatre.com/portfolio-index/titus-andronicus/
Photo Source: http://tswtheatre.com/portfolio-index/titus-andronicus-2-0/

 
Titus Andronicus 2012:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUxhszHQo1g

 
Titus Andronicus 2.0:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgXtmhjJmSw

 
Featured Event
 
 
City Contemporary Dance Company - In Search of Hong Kong Contemporary Dance: History, Aesthetics, Identities Symposium
Date︰14.12.2014 (Sun) 10am-6pm
Venue︰Mr and Mrs Lau Chor Tak Multi-purpose Hall, Madam Kwok Chung Bo Fun Sports and Cultural Centre, Hong Kong Baptist University
 
1) Hong Kong Contemporary Dance History in the Past 50 Years
Time︰10am-12pm
 
2)Hong Kong Contemporary Dance Image
Time︰1:30pm-3:30pm
 
3)Contemporary Dance Ecology in Hong Kong
Time︰4pm-6pm
 
Presenter
City Contemporary Dance Company
 
Co-presenters
Hong Kong Baptist University Department of Humanities and Creative Writing and Film Academy
 
Conducted in Cantonese | Free Admission
 
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HK Phil - Symposia on Wagner’s Ring Cycle
 
HK Phil invites you to join their three Symposia on Wagner’s Ring Cycle. Free Admission. Register to secure your seats!
 
Symposium 1: Wagner – His Life and Times
29-11-2014 Sat 2:30 – 5:30 pm
G/F Lecture Theatre, Hong Kong Central Library
 
Symposium 2: The Appeal of the Ring Cycle
13-12-2014 Sat 2:30 – 5:30 pm
G/F Lecture Theatre, Hong Kong Central Library
 
Symposium 3: Exposition of Das Rheingold
24-1-2015 Sat 2:30 – 5:30 pm
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
 
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The Hong Kong Institute of Education - Executive Master of Arts in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship programme 2015 Intake
 
 
EMA(AME) Programme Provides Learning Platform for Experienced Cultural Managers from the Region
Application for Admission to 2015 Intake is Now Open
 
The EMA programme is offered by The Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd) with International Partner  Goldsmiths, University of London. The first cohort of EMA participants comprises experienced cultural managers from five cities, namely Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Macau and Hong Kong. They serve in different roles in the arts/ cultural field. This unique mix and strong background of the participants provided a powerful learning platform and led to remarkable learning outcomes.

Teaching team comprising distinguished academics and senior practitioners from arts and cultural sectors in Hong Kong, Britain and Taiwan. The EMA strives to enhance the international outlook of participants through partnership with Goldsmiths, bringing two courses related to “Cultural Entrepreneurship” to integrate non-profit arts and commercial cultural enterprises.  To suit busy arts/cultural managers, participants are only required to attend two intensive 10-12 days teaching periods in February and August each year. In between the teaching modules, blended learning will be conducted through e-learning platforms.
 
Application deadline: 17 December 2014
 
Website:http://www.ied.edu.hk/ema
Brochure:http://issuu.com/ema_ame/docs/emabrochure_2/1
Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/emaplushk
Video (With EMA participant Testimonials):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tu9bjZ6GrFs
Enquiry:ema@ied.edu.hk / (852) 2948 7088 / (852) 2948 7139
 
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Highlight Event
 
 
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, Design Council Hong Kong, Hong Kong Design Centre, Hong Kong Arts Development Council, 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, Design Council Hong Kong, Hong Kong Design Centre, Hong Kong Arts Development Council, Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association
- Media Partners: Artmap, Art plus, AM730, MiLK, The Standard 
 
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Opportunities
 
Arts Job Vacancies
 
Arts Funding:
 
Hong Kong Arts Development Council
Grants News - Grants available for application:
 
Rehearsal Venue Subsidy
 
The Fresh Wave 2015 – Local Competition Section (1st-Round Selection)
 
Xiqu Playwright Mentoring and New Play Performance Project
 
ImPulsTanz–Vienna International Dance Festival Internships 2015
 
2015 Overseas Training for Arts Administrators – Personal Development Grant
 
Home Affairs Bureau - Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme
 
Asian Cultural Council - ACC-Jackie Chan Foundation Fellowship
 
National Central University (Taiwan) - World Sinophone Drama Competition for Young Playwrights - World Sinophone Drama Competition for Young Playwrights
 
 
 
10% off discount on City Contemporary Dance Company “Guangdong Modern Dance Company: Salty Roast Crane”!
Introduction
Handbill
Promotional Video
 
Programme Details
Venue: Kwai Tsing Theatre, Auditorium
Date & Time: 
12/12/2014 (Fri) 8pm
Original Ticket Price**: HK$250, $180 & $140
 
**HKAAA Members are offered 10% off discount. Please present your membership card at Urbtix Ticketing Office.

Programme Enquiries:852-2329 7803

 
10% off discount on Hong Kong Dance Company "Storm Clouds"!
Introduction
Handbill
Promotional Video
 
Programme Details
Venue: Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Date & Time: 12-14 December 2014 (Fri-Sun) 7:45pm / 13-14 December 2014 (Sat-Sun) 3pm
Original Ticket Price: Evening $360, $280, $220, $180 / Matinee $330, $250, $200, $160 

 
**HKAAA Members are offered 10% off discount. Please present your membership card at Urbtix Ticketing Office.
 
Programme Enquiries:852-3103 1806
 
Complimentary tickets for Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Miller & Asia Society Hong Kong Center "The Good Person of Szechwan"!
Introduction
 
 
Programme Details
Venue: Asia Society Hong Kong Center
Date & Time: 13 December 2014 (Sat) 6:30pm / 14 December 2014 (Sun) 2:45pm

 
 
**Complimentary for HKAAA memebers, registration required. Please return completed reply form by fax 2524 1099 or email programhk@asiasociety.org to register.
 
Programme Enquiries:852-2103 9511
10% off discount on City Contemporary Dance Company “Amidst the Wind”!
Introduction
Handbill
Promotional Video
 
Programme Details
Venue: Kwai Tsing Theatre, Auditorium
Date & Time: 
13/12/2014 (Sat) 8pm
Original Ticket Price**: HK$250, $180 & $140
 
**HKAAA Members are offered 10% off discount. Please present your membership card at Urbtix Ticketing Office.

Programme Enquiries:852-2329 7803

 
 
10% off discount on Hong Kong Repertory Theatre “Footprints in the Snow”!
Introduction
Handbill
 
Programme Details
Venue: Auditorium, Ko Shan Theatre New Wing
Date & Time: 18-21 December 2014, 8:00pm
20-21 December 2014, 3:00pm
Original Ticket Price**: $160 - $360

 
**HKAAA Members are offered 10% off discount. Please present your membership card at Urbtix Ticketing Office.
 
Programme Enquiries:852-3103 5900
10% off discount on MQ Musical Theatre "The Bluebird of Happiness"!
Introduction
Handbill
Promotion Video
 
Programme Details
Venue: Drama Theatre, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Date & Time: 19-20 Dec 2014 (Fri-Sat) 7:30pm / 21 Dec 2014 (Sun) 11:00am & 7:30pm

Original Ticket Price**: $580, $480, $380, $280

**HKAAA Members are offered 10% off discount. Please present your membership card at HK Ticketing Office.
 
Programme Enquiries:852-3407 4208

 
 
10% off discount on Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra “Tante•Uneasy and Beyond”!
Introduction
Handbill
 
Programme Details
Venue: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
Date & Time: 20 December 2014 (Saturday) 8:00pm and 21 December 2014 (Sunday) 3:00pm
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

 
 
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Address: 1/F, Parklane Building, No. 235 Queen's Road Central, Sheung Wan
Tel: 852 - 2877 7268
Email: info@hkaaa.org.hk
Website: http://www.hkaaa.org.hk