Arts Talk: New Normal for The Arts amid the Pandemic

Arts Talk: New Normal for The Arts amid the Pandemic

In the first half of 2020, cities and countries started to barricade themselves while social distancing became the new normal. All group activities have come to a pause with the once-bustling arts venues now closed. Hong Kong is not immune from these measures, prompting the cancellations of arts programmes. The performing arts sector may become harsher than a Siberian winter, but art is known for its will to survive and thrive. In fact, as we try to stay sane while confined at home, arts and culture becomes an indispensible channel to stay connected with the world. Opportunities do arise from crisis, and the new normal for life during the epidemic may not be as insufferable as imagined.
Outside Space and Time: A Love Letter to Life Itself

Outside Space and Time: A Love Letter to Life Itself

Have you ever imagined that you could go back in time and make better choices? While time travel remains the preserve of science fiction, art can offer just the thrill you need to spark your imagination. A good artist produces creative works that transcend life and death, time and space. Scheduled to take the stage this autumn, Au-delà du Temps by La P en V Innovative Dance Platform offers an opportunity to reflect on the true meaning of life and time through the art of dance.
Breaking the Fourth Wall

Breaking the Fourth Wall

Choreographer Joseph Lee takes his audience on a contemplative ride through his latest show Unfolding Images: We Are Spectacle(s), but one must be an active thinker in order to make the most out of this journey, he says
Hongkongers have a “hybrid” identity — a combination of Western and Chinese

Hongkongers have a “hybrid” identity — a combination of Western and Chinese

Pants Theatre Production’s Sweet Mandarin tells the story of the remarkable journey of three sisters who are the third-generation descendants of Hong Kong immigrants. Born and raised in the UK, they were uncomfortable with their Chinese identity until a family trip to Hong Kong changed their minds. While the play is about various generations of diasporas being torn between their roots and the society in which they live, Wu Hoi-fai, Artistic Director of Pants Theatre Production and the director of the play, did not expect its rerun in 2020 would come in the midst of such an unstable political climate. “To go, or not to go – that is the question.”
A 90-minute Crash Course to Mozart’s Opera

A 90-minute Crash Course to Mozart’s Opera

Imagine Mozart entering the concert hall and discover the electric guitar, the drum set and the piano on the stage, and outcomes his hit tunes with an unexpected twist. Would he be offended, thrilled or puzzled about what is going on? Or perhaps he would fall in love with the new-found electric guitar and called himself a fan of jazz?
Arts Talk: New Normal for The Arts amid the Pandemic

Arts Talk: New Normal for The Arts amid the Pandemic

In the first half of 2020, cities and countries started to barricade themselves while social distancing became the new normal. All group activities have come to a pause with the once-bustling arts venues now closed. Hong Kong is not immune from these measures, prompting the cancellations of arts programmes. The performing arts sector may become harsher than a Siberian winter, but art is known for its will to survive and thrive. In fact, as we try to stay sane while confined at home, arts and culture becomes an indispensible channel to stay connected with the world. Opportunities do arise from crisis, and the new normal for life during the epidemic may not be as insufferable as imagined.
Outside Space and Time: A Love Letter to Life Itself

Outside Space and Time: A Love Letter to Life Itself

Have you ever imagined that you could go back in time and make better choices? While time travel remains the preserve of science fiction, art can offer just the thrill you need to spark your imagination. A good artist produces creative works that transcend life and death, time and space. Scheduled to take the stage this autumn, Au-delà du Temps by La P en V Innovative Dance Platform offers an opportunity to reflect on the true meaning of life and time through the art of dance.
Breaking the Fourth Wall

Breaking the Fourth Wall

Choreographer Joseph Lee takes his audience on a contemplative ride through his latest show Unfolding Images: We Are Spectacle(s), but one must be an active thinker in order to make the most out of this journey, he says
Hongkongers have a “hybrid” identity — a combination of Western and Chinese

Hongkongers have a “hybrid” identity — a combination of Western and Chinese

Pants Theatre Production’s Sweet Mandarin tells the story of the remarkable journey of three sisters who are the third-generation descendants of Hong Kong immigrants. Born and raised in the UK, they were uncomfortable with their Chinese identity until a family trip to Hong Kong changed their minds. While the play is about various generations of diasporas being torn between their roots and the society in which they live, Wu Hoi-fai, Artistic Director of Pants Theatre Production and the director of the play, did not expect its rerun in 2020 would come in the midst of such an unstable political climate. “To go, or not to go – that is the question.”
A 90-minute Crash Course to Mozart’s Opera

A 90-minute Crash Course to Mozart’s Opera

Imagine Mozart entering the concert hall and discover the electric guitar, the drum set and the piano on the stage, and outcomes his hit tunes with an unexpected twist. Would he be offended, thrilled or puzzled about what is going on? Or perhaps he would fall in love with the new-found electric guitar and called himself a fan of jazz?