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HKAAA E-newsletter (13.12.2019)
  • (Final Call) Arts Social! - Arts X Social Impact
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Arts Social! - Arts X Social Impact
The fashion industry has long been associated to overconsumption and pollution. How could the fashion industry respond to climate change and the throw-away culture of fast fashion?
Two local fashion designers, Kay Wong and Toby Crispy decided to address the issue head-on. The duo founded Fashion Clinic, advocates to choose well, buy smart and re-experience fashion. Through repairing, re-shaping and redesigning former beloved garments, they promote sustainability in the fashion industry.
At Arts Social!, Kay Wong and Toby Crispy will share their journey of green fashion and they are ready to chit-chat with the participants who are interested in fashion, social responsibility and enterprise.
Date: 16 December 2019 (Monday)
Time: 7:30 - 8:30pm
Venue: Music Room, 4/F, Eaton HK (380 Nathan Road, Kowloon, HK)
Event page: http://www.hkaaa.org.hk/doc/30673?tab=3
Topic: Arts X Social Impact
Speaker: Ms. Kay Wong & Ms. Toby Crispy, Founder, Fashion Clinic
Moderator: Ms. Heidi Lee Chief Executive, Intercultural Dialogue Limited
Language: Cantonese (No SI Service)
Fee: HKAAA Member $70 | Non-member $100
**Light refreshment will be provided

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Featured Event
(Only Chinese version is available)


This Christmas we are thrilled to announce that MIC will be hosting a major musical event: a full performance of Handel's Messiah. The Messiah is a 53-movement work in three parts, scored for four soloists, a mixed-voice choir, and an orchestra. We are honoured to welcome Mr. Apollo Wong, Chorus Master of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Chorus, as our conductor; as well as renowned soloists Yuki Ip from MIC, Alex Tam and Albert Lim from Hong Kong, and Reginald Mobley from the USA. They will be accompanied by an orchestra comprising 20 professional players, and a dedicated group of 70 singers prepared by MIC’s Eric Monson.
All monies raised will be dedicated to MIC’s Arts ministry, and over 100 free tickets will allow members of our partner groups to enjoy this world-class musical event.
There will be two performances: 14 December (Saturday) evening, and 15 December (Sunday) afternoon.
We hope this event will bring together music lovers from across Hong Kong, to celebrate Christmas and come closer to Christ.
To learn more about this event and get your tickets, please go to www.michk.com
West Kowloon Young Fellows Scheme (Performing Arts) 2019: Awardee Sharing Session
The West Kowloon Young Fellows Scheme (Performing Arts) 2020 is now calling for applications. Launched in 2019, the fellowship supports the development of original initiatives that promote audience building and community engagement. It is designed to encourage young aspiring artists, arts administrators, scholars, researchers and postgraduate students to develop creative arts learning and public participation projects that will expand and contribute to the arts ecology in Hong Kong. Application deadline, 29 January 2020. Learn more and apply: https://www.westkowloon.hk/en/youngfellows
To find out more, join us next Monday, 16 December, when 2019 awardee Bonnie Chan Yuen-yan, shares the practice and findings of her fellowship project “Little Bean – Cantonese is Fun!” – an initiative providing fun Cantonese-language drama and music workshops to non-Chinese speaking children, that helps enhance the children’s language proficiency and establish closer ties with minority communities. The talk is conducted in Cantonese. Free admission. Register now: https://wk.org.hk/2rM10Q2

Date: 16 December (Mon)
Time: 7:30pm–8:30pm
Venue: Seminar Hall, 2/F, Xiqu Centre
Speaker: Bonnie Chan Yuen-yan
Conducted in Cantonese
Free admission. Limited capacity on a first come, first served basis.
Learn more and register: https://wk.org.hk/2rM10Q2
Hong Kong Dance Company ‘8/F Platform’ – Jing
Life Reflections within the Pulses of Our Hearts
Gathers like dew; Scatters like mist - Tides reset.
Life and its living beckons to each other. Can yours?

Date: 20/12 (7:45pm); 21-22/12 (3pm)
Venue: 8/F Platform, Hong Kong Dance Company, Sheung Wan Civic Centre
Tickets: $220 (No fixed seating, audience may walk around or sit on the floor)
Trailer: https://bit.ly/2rVHj8r
Book Now: https://bit.ly/2B4ARgp
Enquiries: 3103 1809
IDK Design Thinking Workshop: Designing Lifestyle Experiences through Play
Have you imagined designing lifestyle experiences could be a fun process?
Design Spectrum’s IDK Design Thinking Workshop will bring you a team-based innovation storytelling game Proto, for you to learn and practice design thinking, while playing your way towards reimagining new, human-centered lifestyle experiences!
Seats are limited, so don’t miss this opportunity and register now!
Date: 21 December (Saturday)
Time: 10 am – 1:00pm
Guest Speaker: Vince Siu
Address: 3/F Exhibition Area, 7 Mallory Street, Wan Chai
No. of Participants: 25
Language: Cantonese
Fee: Free of Charge
Register: https://www.eventbrite.hk/e/81444481637

Speaker biography:
Vince is Founder and CEO at Epiphany. He brings extensive experience curating and leading innovation summits and design thinking workshops, through which he co-creates high-impact customer-centric strategies with startups and corporations. He also oversees the strategy of Epiphany’s social impact arm, Epiphany Labs, and is Co-founder and Managing Partner at Press Start Hong Kong, a play and games consultancy in Hong Kong working in both the corporate and education sectors.
Professional Attachment at OzAsia Festival 2020
Last Call for Application
Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC) collaborates with Adelaide Festival Centre (AFC) of Australia again to launch the “Professional Attachment at OzAsia Festival 2020”. It provides an attachment opportunity for local arts administrators and producers to attach at AFC for about 24 weeks on a full-time basis from June to November 2020. The selected candidate will mainly participate in festival coordination, artistic programme planning, production, media marketing and promotion of the OzAsia Festival 2020. A bursary of HK$228,000 will be provided to cover one economy class return flight ticket (Hong Kong to-and-from Australia) and other subsistence cost.

For Application Guidelines, Form and List of Past Selected Candidates, please refer to HKADC website

Application deadline: 30 December 2019 (Mon), 6:00 pm

For enquiries, please contact Ms. Yeung at 2820 1025 or dorcas_yeung@hkadc.org.hk.
The original musical, Matteo Ricci, was a sold-out event at its premiere.
Matteo Ricci… and legend is his name… 

The young Matteo Ricci, voyaged across oceans to China, for his missionary work. And what greeted him was hostility hosted by misunderstandings and two choices: stick to the then western Christian theology and bring it unchanged to China, which might lead to scolding, beating, or deportation; or forsake his belief and abide by Chinese customs, which might end up in abandonment of the Christian theology. Yet, he came to uncover the third approach: a direction no one attempted. He learned Chinese and with an open mind studied Chinese culture. He socialized with Chinese scholar officials as well as civilians. Then taking advantage of his extensive knowledge from literature, science, manners to philosophy and religion theories, with great efforts and time spent, he established the Matteo Ricci’s Method to combine the Chinese and Western cultures.
The musical Matteo Ricci tells a story about how the then Matteo Ricci, in the crisis of conflicting Chinese and Western customs, enveloped by hostility, struggled through the lengthened dark times alone in this Eastern nation.
Programme details:

Venue: Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Time: 4th, 7th to 11th January, 2020   7:30 pm
  5th and 12th January, 2020   2:30 pm;   
Price: $525 / $425 / $250 / $120
Artistic Director/Director : Damian Lau
Deputy Director: Ata Wong Chun Tat
Music Director/Composer: Henry Lai
Lyricist: Cheng Kok Kong
Curator/Producer: Heidi Lee
Cast : Kit Chan, Jonathan Wong
Online Booking:https://ticket.urbtix.hk/internet/zh_TW/eventDetail/39615
Credit card booking:2111 5999
Enquiries:2710 1976

Cantonese performance with subtitles in Chinese and English.
The organizer reserves the right to change the cast members.
This musical is only suitable for people aged 6 or above.
大型舞劇 《青衣》 【早鳥優惠85折】
(Only Chinese version is available)


【王亞彬 (特邀客席主要) 演出場次】
2020年2月7日 晚上7:45
【華琪鈺 (首席舞蹈員) 演出場次】
2020年 2月8日 下午3:00 及 晚上7:45

art-mate: http://tiny.cc/artmate75
popticket: http://tiny.cc/popticket75
Highlight Event
JCCAC Festival 2019
On earth, we live. All things come from earth, but different soil cultivates different characters and unique culture. JCCAC Festival 2019 takes on the theme, “On Earth”, and examines the relationships between “self”, “earth”, “matter” and “urban and rural” in Hong Kong via different artistic perspectives and mediums. Connecting communities through artistic creations, this Festival brings visitors on a trip away from the familiar urban context, and invites them to engage in an honest dialogue with the local cultural landscape; further on to understand and accentuate the importance of the symbiosis between countryside and city, nature and modernisation.
The five-week Festival shines a spotlight on ceramics. Co-presenting with Unit Gallery and curated by renowned ceramist Rachel Cheung, the feature exhibition “On Earth Ceramics Festival” consists of a contemporary ceramics exhibition, Lai Chi Wo Art Project Exhibition, and JCCAC Ceramicists Open Studio cum Exhibition. Festival affiliated programmes include handicraft fair, rooftop cinema, common space exhibitions, workshops, guided tours, performances, talks and arts demonstrations, providing visitors with a down-to-earth arts experience.

Date: 30 / 11 / 2019 – 5 / 1 / 2020
Venue: Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre (30 Pak Tin Street, Shek Kip Mei, Kowloon, Hong Kong)
Details: https://www.jccac.org.hk/?a=group&id=c_1&doc_id=7553
Supported by Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association
Hong Kong Dance Awards 2020 - Call for Nominations
Hong Kong Dance Alliance announces the Call for Nominations for the Hong Kong Dance Awards 2020. The Hong Kong Dance Awards were established in 1999 to pay tribute to outstanding work by individual artists and dance organizations in new productions throughout the year, as well as acknowledge distinction in other activities related to dance and the Hong Kong dance community.

Nominations in thirteen award categories are open for submission by anyone - from dance practitioners to audience members. For the upcoming Hong Kong Dance Awards, an additional award, Outstanding Alternative Space Production will be established. The original award Outstanding Dance Education, Youth Dance, Community Dance, or Environmental Dance will be revised as Outstanding Dance Education or Community Dance. All Hong Kong dance artists and practitioners, and any persons contributing to Hong Kong dance productions are eligible as nominees. Following the close of nominations, a shortlist, determined by a secret ballot of distinguished experts from a wide range of disciplines in the dance field, will be announced in early 2020. The Awards will be announced and presented at the Hong Kong Dance Awards 2020 Presentation & Gala Performance, which will be held at Kwai Tsing Theatre Auditorium on 17 April 2020 (Friday).

The nomination period closes on 3 January 2020 (Friday). Interested parties can complete the nomination form and submit through email to admin@hkdanceall.org, by post or submit in-person to Hong Kong Dance Alliance Office (7/F, 26-28 Tai Yau Street, San Po Kong, Kowloon), or submit online nomination form.
Details: https://bit.ly/37lYFvv
Supported by Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association
Po Leung Kuk Community Youth Art Development Scheme – Young Artist in Residence@V54
Home Affairs Bureau – Arts Development Fund (Cultural Exchange Project)
Hong Kong Arts Development Council - Invitation for Proposals “Professional Arts Administration Training Programme”
Hong Kong Arts Development Council - Invitation for Proposals “Hong Kong Dance Overview 2017 and 2018″
Hong Kong Arts Development Council - Professional Attachment at OzAsia Festival 2020
Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) - Asia TOPA: Asia - Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts 2020
Leisure and Cultural Services Department - Oku-Noto Triennale 2020: Call for Proposals of Station by the Sea Residence and Exhibition Programme
The Hong Kong Jocket Club Music and Dance Fund - Music and Dance Scholarship Scheme (Local Studies and Non-local Studies) 2020-21
Hong Kong Arts Development Council - Request for Proposal:Commercial Units Leasing for Tai Po Arts Centre (Shop Operator on G/F)
Member's Benefit
【香港藝術行政人員協會專屬二人同行優惠】王梓軒CROSSING 源·樂 演唱會2019
Presented By: OMF Music Inc.Limited/Best Shine China Entertainment Limited/Chessman Entertainment Production (HK) Ltd/Ideal Sunbeam E&M Company Limited/EPIC Entertainment Ltd

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Wong celebrates his tenth anniversary in music with “CROSSING 源•樂”!
After his critically acclaimed debut in 2009, Jonathan has been active both locally and internationally, releasing 5 albums, signing to Avex Japan in 2010, landing a top 6 spot on CCTV’s “Sing My Song” on team David Tao, Co-Starring with Singaporean diva Kit Chan as the title role in Damian Lau-directed musical theatre production “Matteo Ricci”, as well as composing and producing for various artists. His musical collaborations include Karen Mok, Sammi Cheng and Chinese boy band XNine.
With “CROSSING 源•樂”, Jonathan hopes to give thanks to the friends, family and supporters who have walked this musical journey with him through the years.
Running Times:
Approx. 135 minutes (Without interval)
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10% off on Hong Kong Ballet: FANCL Proudly Presents “The Nutcracker”
Programme Details
Date, Time & Venue

Opening Night
20 DEC 2019
Fri 7:30pm

21-23 DEC 2019
Sat-Sun 2:30pm & 6:30pm | Mon 7:30pm
25-29 DEC 2019
Wed-Thu & Sat 2:30pm & 6:30pm | Fri 7:30pm | Sun 2:30pm
19 DEC 2019
Thu 7:30pm
Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

$1,000 (Limited VIP Tickets)#, $680, $480, $320, $180
Programme Enquiries: 2105 9724 |
Ticketing Enquiries: 3761 6661
Details: https://bit.ly/36b4vit

#Discount not applicable to VIP tickets
A Night of Melodies from Movies and TV Dramas
The 1980s and 1990s were the heyday of Hong Kong’s film and television industries. The soundtracks that came out from them made their way to the hit charts and became the collective memories of a whole generation or more. For this concert, we bring to our audience golden oldies with themes from television drama series of HK TVB and ATV, and household tunes of yesteryear. Let us stroll down memory lane together and enjoy!

3-4/1/2020 (Fri, Sat) 8:00 pm
Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
$170, $220, $280, $350

**HKAAA Members are offered 20% off discount.
Please present your membership card at Urbtix Ticketing Office

Introduction:  http://www.hkco.org/en/Concerts/A-Night-Of-Melodies-From-Movies-And-Tv-Dramas.html
URBTIX Booking: http://www.urbtix.hk/internet/eventDetail/39011
Enquiries: 3185 1600 (Programme) / 3761 6661 (Ticketing)
The Good Person of Szechwan – the Musical
Venue: Lyric Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Date and Time:
7:45pm  23 – 24, 27, 31.12.2019, 1 – 3.1.2020
2:45pm  26, 28# – 29▲.12.2019
$420 / $340 / $250 / $180 (Applicable to 23 – 27.12)
$480 / $380 / $280 / $200 (Applicable to 29.12 – 3.1)
# Not available for public sales
▲Accessible Performance with Audio Description (Cantonese)
10% discount for members of Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association. Discounts only available at Hong Kong Ticketing Agencies upon presentation of valid membership / staff cards
Presented in Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles
Tickets available at HK Ticketing now
For details:https://www.hkrep.com/event/19-5/
Programme Enquiries:852-3103 5900
Speaking in Tongues
Venue: Hong Kong City Hall Theatre
Date and Time:
7:45pm 4, 7 – 9*, 10 – 11, 14 – 16*, 17 – 18.1.2020
2:45pm 5, 11 – 12, 18 – 19.1.2020
$320 / $260 / $200 ($300* / $250* / $190*)
*Weekday Special
10% discount for members of Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association. Discounts only available at URBTIX outlets upon presentation of valid membership / staff cards
Presented in Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles
Tickets available at URBTIX now
For details:https://www.hkrep.com/event/19-6/
Programme Enquiries:852-3103 5900
Good Music for Kids: The Incredible Voyage of Alasdair Malloy
Programme Details:

Details: https://bit.ly/2NVnG8O 
Date & Time:
10 Jan 2020 (Fri), 7:30pm
11 - 12 Jan 2020 (Sat – Sun) 3pm
Venue: HK City Hall Concert Hall
Ticket Price:
$340, $220, $140 (10 Jan)
$380, $260, $150 (11 & 12 Jan)
Tickets at URBTIX: 2111 5999 / www.URBTIX.hk
10% off upon showing HKAAA membership card at URBTIX outlets.
Programme Enquiries: 2836 3336 / www.HKSL.org
Hong Kong Ballet “Hong Kong Cool: Ballet x Fashion” – 10% discount offer*
6-8 FEB 2020
Thu-Sat 8:00pm
The Box, Freespace, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District
Price: $300, $200
Details: https://bit.ly/2PpFGbe
Tickets now available at West Kowloon Cultural District
(852) 2200 0022 | https://bit.ly/2rraqAo
*Discounts only apply to standard tickets bought in person upon showing valid HKAAA membership card at ticketing outlets
Programme Enquiries: 2105 9724 | marketing@hkballet.com
Co-presented by West Kowloon Cultural District
48th Hong Kong Arts Festival
Great Piano Concertos: Pavel Kolesnikov Plays Chopin
Programme Details:

Details: https://bit.ly/37WmKsO
Date & Time:
8 Feb 2020 (Sat), 8pm
Venue: HK City Hall Concert Hall
Ticket Price: $450, $320, $180
Tickets at URBTIX: 2111 5999 / www.URBTIX.hk
10% off upon showing HKAAA membership card at URBTIX outlets.
Programme Enquiries: 2836 3336 / www.HKSL.org
Hong Kong Ballet “Ballet Classics for Children: The Sleeping Beauty” – 10% discount offer*
8-9 FEB 2020
Cantonese Narration: Sat 2:30pm & 5:00pm | Sun 2:30pm
English Narration: Sat 12:00nn | Sun 5:00pm & 7:30pm
The Box, Freespace, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District
Price: $300, $200
Details: https://bit.ly/353vV9f
Tickets now available at West Kowloon Cultural District
(852) 2200 0022 | https://bit.ly/2sa9q3A
*Discounts only apply to standard tickets bought in person upon showing valid HKAAA membership card at ticketing outlets
Programme Enquiries: 2105 9724 | marketing@hkballet.com
Co-presented by West Kowloon Cultural District
Pavel Kolesnikov Piano Recital
From Dusk to Dawn
Programme Details:

Details: https://bit.ly/37PeHhs

Date & Time:
10 Feb 2020 (Mon), 8pm
Venue: HK City Hall Concert Hall
Ticket Price: $380, $260, $150
Tickets at URBTIX: 2111 5999 / www.URBTIX.hk
10% off upon showing HKAAA membership card at URBTIX outlets.
Programme Enquiries: 2836 3336 / www.HKSL.org
Inspired by Beethoven series
Cellomania: Alban Gerhardt Plays Julian Anderson
Programme Details:
Details: https://bit.ly/2X7iRfy
Date & Time:
21 Mar 2020 (Sat), 8pm
Venue: HK City Hall Concert Hall
Ticket Price: $420, $280, $160
Tickets at URBTIX: 2111 5999 / www.URBTIX.hk
10% off upon showing HKAAA membership card at URBTIX outlets.
Programme Enquiries: 2836 3336 / www.HKSL.org
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).
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