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”.
Keynote speakers, performances by Academy students and partners, and round-table discussions, centered around the themes of Crossing Cultures, New Paths to Creativity, Living Traditions, and New Pedagogies, will allow participants to contribute their expertise in building new approaches, methodologies, practices, and paradigms in performing arts and creative industry practice, research, and education.
Highlights of the symposium include performances by the Academy’s Young Cantonese Opera Troupe and its Schools of Drama, Dance and Music, students and faculty performers from the Shanghai Theatre Academy and student and graduate composers from Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin and Taipei.
With planning ongoing, and interest mounting, organisers anticipate that Asian Transformation: New Perspectives on Creativity and Performing Arts Education will prove a fitting culmination to the Academy’s 30th Anniversary celebrations.
Date: 20 - 22 November, 2014
Venue: HK Jockey Club Amphitheatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Discount offer for HKAAA's members, details as follows:
Full Package: HKD 2,215 (Standard) / HKD 1,600 (Members)
Day 1 Package: HKD 1,090 (Standard) / HKD 780 (Members)
Day 2 Package: HKD 980 (Standard) / HKD 700 (Members)
Day 3 Package: HKD 820 (Standard) / HKD 500 (Members)
*Application period for standard price: 1 - 31 October, 2014
**Discounted rate for HKAAA members. Please compete this and send the application together with the cheque to The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.
For full details about the symposium, please visit the Academy’s symposium website at:http://www.hkapa.edu/30th-anniversary/symposium/ or contact Performing Arts Education Centre for enquiries.
Tel: +852 2584 8703