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Co-presented by West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) and Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association (HKAAA), in collaboration with Hong Kong Association of Theatre Technician and Sceongraphers 
 
Royal Shakespeare Theatre has been the home of the Royal Shakespeare Company since it was originally opened in 1932. It has always been a challenge for the directors trying to adapt Shakespeare’s plays, which were written to be performed in a limited space shared by actors and audience, to an expanded auditorium. Some seats were as far as 27 meters away which were too distanced for the audience to see the actors’ expressions.
 
To improve the audiences’ experience has been the main focus for the Royal Shakespeare Theatre redevelopment project. The new theatre formally reopened in 2011 with new auditorium seats 1040 people. The new thrust stage which is adjustable in shape and size has created a more intimate atmosphere. The distance of the audience from the stage has reduced to 15 meters only. Lights, acoustics and sightline have also been improved.
 
Mr. Simon Harper was the Deputy Project Director of Royal Shakespeare Theatre to oversee the renovation project. Duties include creating and overseeing the client brief, appointing the design team, managing stakeholder and public consultations, overseeing budget and programme setting, and liaising with funding bodies.
 
A workshop co-presented by the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority and the Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association, in collaboration with Hong Kong Association of Theatre Technician and  Scenographers, Simon will talk about how to get a brief right, identifying the right equipment, addressing concerns raised by the client and the obstacles, challenges of the project.
 
Speaker:  Simon Harper, Arts and Capital Projects Advisor
Date: 21 October 2013 (Mon)
Time: 7-9 pm
Venue: Board Room, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (29/F, Tower 6, The Gateway, 9 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon)
Language: English
Fee: HKAAA/ HKATTS Members @HK$120; Non-members @HK$180 
 
Limited Seats! Act Now!
 
Please submit your registration fee with ONLINE by mailing the cheque to: Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association, Room 1206, 12/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.
 
 
 
Introduction
 
Take a sentimental journey back in time at "The Hong Kong Story" Permanent Exhibition Gallery of the Hong Kong Museum of History! As you listen to the golden oldies, recall Hong Kong’s good ol’ days with each tableau of the “Hong Kong Story”, and feel your heartstrings vibrate with the music of local composers – Kwok Dick-yeung, Chen Ning-chi, Hui Cheung-wai, Alfred Wong Hok-yeung and Tang Lok-yin. It promises to be a memorable audio-visual experience to rediscover Old Hong Kong.
 
Programme Details
Tickets NOW available at URBTIX www.urbtix.hk
Venue: “The Hong Kong Story” Permanent Exhibition Gallery of Hong Kong Museum of History (100 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui)
Date & Time:  25 October; 1 & 15 & 22 November 2013; 14 February 2014 (Fri) 7:30pm
Ticket Price**:     (original price: $50) $45
** HKAAA Members are offered for 10% off discount. Please present your membership card at Urbix Ticketing Office.**
 
Programme Enquiries:852- 3185 1600
 
 
 
 
Dates: 1 to 10 November 2013
 
The Hong Kong International Literary Festival, one of Asia's premier literary festivals, today announces the lineup for its 13th edition, themed “The Stories Begin”.
 
From 1 to 10 November the Hong Kong International Literary Festival will offer a diverse programme of 53 exciting events, including the Schools programme.
 
This year, the  festival events will be grouped under 8 different series to make it easier for you to navigate through the lineup and select events and authors based on their literary tastes. Box office opens on 3 October 2013. You may refer to ticketing details here.
 
Programme details: Hong Kong International Literary Festival website/ online catalogue
 
All members of the Hong Kong Arts Administrator Association enjoy a 10% off discount when booking via the Festival Office.
 
Please complete the (booking form) with your membership number and return:
 
1) with a check or bank slip to: 201, Kai Tak Commercial Building, 66-72 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong
2) By Email with deposit slip: events@festival.org.hk
3) By Fax with deposit slip: 852- 2153 9261
 
All members of the Hong Kong Arts Administrator Association enjoy a 10% off discount.
 
Programme Enquiries: 852- 2877 9770
 
 
 
Introduction
Promotion Video of Oculus
Handbills preview of Oculus
 
Architecture Is Art Festival 2013
Hong Kong Premiere
Oculus
Presented by Zuni Icosahedron
Produced by Cloud Gate 2
Cloud Gate 2 Founder and Artistic Director: Lin Hwai-min
 
In succession to the 5 Part Dance in 2011, Zuni Icosahedron once again invited Cloud Gate 2, founded by renowned choreographer Lin Hwai-min, to bring the masterpiece Oculus by the late genius Wu Kuo-chi. Oculus is the Latin word for eye, or eye-shaped window; it is also the circular opening on the roof of the dome of the Pantheon. Wu Kuo-chu wishes that through Oculus one can see light and hope regardless of the layers of human bondage. This work was first performed by the Staatstheater Kassel, Germany in 2004, and by Cloud Gate 2 in Taiwan in 2007. This time it will be premiered in Hong Kong by Cloud Gate 2.
 
Choreography: Wu Kuo-Chu
Music: George Bizet, Franco Battiato, Angelo Branduardi, Yaacov Shapiro, Johann Pachelbel
Lighting Design: Lulu W. L. Lee
Set Design: Liu Dar-Lun
Video Installation: Oliver Iserloh
Costume Production: Keith Lin*
*based on the design of Ulrike Obermüller
 
Programme Details  
Venue: Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Time: 8 - 9 November 2013 (Fri-Sat) 8:15pm
Ticket Price**:  (original price: $420) $378, (original price: $350) $315, (original price: $280) $252
** HKAAA Members are offered for 10% off discount. Please present your membership card at Urbtix Ticketing Office.**
 
Programme Enquiries:852- 2566 9696
 
 
Introduction
Promotion Video of “Paper Cut Dreamer
Handbills preview of Paper Cut Dreamer
 
 
Programme of Taiwan Culture Festival 2013
Hong Kong Premiere
Co-presented by: Kwang Hwa Information and Culture Centre & HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity

“Paper Cut Dreamer” brings the idea of paper cutting into theater, where the play explores philosophical questions like yin and yang, emptiness, surrender, as well as questions of life. This play takes a minimalist approach and returns to the relations between material and story. The director, Chia-yin Cheng, places human actors and rod puppets on the same stage, and creates a unique way of narration of paper cut figures and human body movement. It experiments an aesthetic of theater in which less is more. “Paper Cut Dreamer” resembles a magical fable, with the collaboration of incredible talents from  Asia, including Hong Kong stage designer Man-tung Tsang, Malaysian playwright Choon-eiow Koh and Taiwan renowned costume designer Ching-ju LIN . Come and experience the most exciting interpretation of a mythological story!

Programme Details  
Venue: Multi-media Theatre, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity
Time: 8 - 9 November 2013 (Fri-Sat) 7:30pm
Ticket Price**:  (original price: $160) $128, (original price: $120) $96

** HKAAA Members are offered for 20% off discount. For ticket registration, please contact Ms Chan at 2339 7348 /agnes@creativehk.edu.hk.**
 
Programme Enquiries:852- 2734 9009
 
 
Introduction
Promotion Video
 
Multi-talented theatre director Olivia Yan has taken apart Lu Xun's classic "The True Story of Ah-Q" and reinvented it with subversive audacity and a razor-sharp modern perspective. The outcome is the powerful "The Story After Ah Q", presenting the modern mutated forms of Ah Q that exist today.
 
It will be staged in Hong Kong this November, after its premiere at the Singapore Chinese Theatre Festival in 2011 and re-run in the Taipei Arts Festival last year. Underneath its light-hearted humour and lively wit, the theatre work pulls no punches at the corrupt, chaotic and consumer-oriented society of the modern world, and has scalpels ready to dissect how the human heart has become rotten.
 
Programme Details  
Programme Enquiries: 852- 2877 9770
Tickets NOW available at URBTIX www.urbtix.hk
Venue: Sheung Wan Civic Centre Theatre
Date&Time: 15 & 16  November 2013 (Fri-Sat) 8:00pm; 16 & 17  November 2013 (Sat-Sun) 3:00pm
Ticket Price:       original price: $200**, $120
** HKAAA Members are offered for 20% off discount.**
 
Programme Enquiries:852- 2294  8014
 
 
Introduction
Promotion Video
 
Taiwan Culture Festival 2013
Godot Theatre Company
“Mitch Albom's Tuesdays with Morrie”
 
Adapted from the bestseller “Tuesdays with Morrie” by American writer Mitch Albom, this play takes on every aspect of life in depth. Multi-awarded actor Shi-Jye JIN perfectly transforms into Morrie, sharing his humor as well as insights.
 
Programme Details  
Tickets NOW available at URBTIX www.urbtix.hk
Venue: Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Date & Time: 15  November 2013 (Fri) 7:30pm
Ticket Price**:       (original price: $420) $357
                            (original price: $320) $272
                            (original price: $220) $187
                            (original price: $120) $102
** HKAAA Members are offered for 15% off discount. Please present your membership card at Urbtix Ticketing Office.**
 
Programme Enquiries:852- 2523 5555
 
 
Introduction
Promotion Video
 
Taiwan Culture Festival 2013
Guoguang Opera Company
“One Hundred Years On Stage”
 
Adapted from the bestseller “Tuesdays with Morrie” by American writer Mitch Albom, this play takes on every aspect of life in depth. Multi-awarded actor Shi-Jye JIN perfectly transforms into Morrie, sharing his humor as well as insights.
 
Programme Details  
Tickets NOW available at URBTIX www.urbtix.hk
Venue: Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Date & Time: 17 November 2013 (Sun) 2:30pm
Ticket Price**:       (original price: $420) $357
                            (original price: $320) $272
                            (original price: $220) $187
                            (original price: $120) $102
** HKAAA Members are offered for 15% off discount. Please present your membership card at Urbix Ticketing Office.**
 
Programme Enquiries:852- 2523 5555
 
  • 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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