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HKAAA E-newsletter (17.10.2014) - "Volunteer Scheme for Taiwanese arts groups outreach programme in Hong Kong" / Taiwan Culture Festival 2014 “Tradition and Innovation” Workshop: The key to innovate traditions—Experience of two Taiwanese performing arts groups / GM’s Good Reads: “World Scenography 1990-2005”
 
HKAAA Updates
 
"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)
 
 
 
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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GM's Good Reads
 
   
pic.1 p212, "Tamerlano"/Richard Hudson                   pic.2 "Moon Water"/
                                                                              Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan
 
I hope you have liked my previous recommendations on the two books on management—“Managing the Nonprofit Organizations: Principles and Practices” and “The Elephant and the Flea: Reflections of a Reluctant Capitalist”. As an arts administrator, it is crucial to explore the many facets of the arts scene besides keeping up with new knowledge about management, finance and operation. The book I would like to introduce to you in this issue is “World Scenography 1990-2005”.

This is the second volume of the World Scenography book series that documents a collection of significant and theatrical set, costume, and lighting designs displaying distinctive theatrical aesthetics. Published in October 2014, the second volume covers 1990-2005 and presents designs for over 400 productions from around the globe. The book series is an official project of OISTAT, the International Organisation of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians. The international editorial team of more than 100 researchers for World Scenography is led by co-editors Peter McKinnon (Canada) and Eric Fielding (USA). Critically acclaimed in the theatre field after the release of its first volume in 2012, the series is praised as "One of the most important works on scene design ever published." by The Drama Book Shop, Inc. New York City.
 
Looking at both the stage design productions from the east and the west, the book covers stage design for a variety of theatre productions, including Peking Opera, Kunqu, Noh and Kabuki. The diversity in the ways of representations for classic plays like Shakespearean productions, The Magic Flute and West Side Story in different countries is simply fascinating. The volume includes designs from South America and Africa, which are a pleasure to see. The book for sure presents designs from the Bregenz Festival. Famous for its stage over water, the Bregenz Festival is a performing arts festival held on the shores of Lake Constance in Austria every July and August. Black box theatre productions are also covered in this volume. 
 
To name the most interesting work of design, it would be “The Great Swallow”, a 7 days and 24 hours long performance project by the Belgian artist Benjamin Verdonck. Performed in Belgium, England and the Netherlands, the artist created a nest attached to a commercial building in the city and stayed on the installation for a while on a performance. Two Hong Kong productions are shown in the volume —“The Return of the Condor Heroes” by Jingkun Theatre and “Pinocchio” by Hong Kong Repertory Theatre.
 
“World Scenography 1990-2005” is now placed in the HKAAA office and welcome for the general public to read.
 
   
pic.3 "The Great Swallow"/              pic.4 Book cover
        Benjamin Verdonck 
 
 
Photo Source: OISTAT (pic. 1-2,4)
                      http://www.oddee.com/item_96507.aspx (pic. 3)
 
Featured Event
 
 
Asia Society Hong Kong Center - In Conversation with Kiri Te Kanawa (Free admission; Online registration required)
Conversation with Kiri Te Kanawa
 
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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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.
 
Read more & Registration
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. 

 
Opportunities
 
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
 
Yale-China Association - The Yale-China Arts Fellowship
 
 
10% off discount on Zuni Social Theatre “Find Ghost Do the CE”!
Introduction
Handbill
 
Programme Details
Venue: Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Date & Time: 3 - 4, 9 - 11, 15 - 18 Oct 2014, 8:00pm / 4 - 5, 11 - 12, 18 - 19 Oct 2014, 3:00pm
Original Ticket Price**: (Friday to Sunday sessions) $180, $280 / (Wednesday and Thursday sessions) $162, $252
 
**10% off discount for HKAAA Members. Please present your membership card at Urbtix Ticketing Office.
 
Programme Enquiries: 852-2566 9696
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, 23-25/10/2014  8pm / 18-19, 25-26/10/2014  3pm
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
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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