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The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant: Start Up Community Arts Project 2023 – Performance “Arcana”

"The cards tell a story...but you write the ending.” Humans have always yearned to know what the future has in store. Who doesn’t want a glimpse of what lies ahead, in life, love, work and adventures? Created as part of The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant 2023, Arcana is collaboratively devised and choreographed by HKYAF Founder Lindsey McAlister, Youth Assistant Director Amelie Shih, and 24 dancers aged between 6 and 18. Moving within an old-style circus space, the performers explore the symbolism of the tarot deck’s Major Arcana cards, dressed in stunning costumes by French costume designer Lola Clavel. Between 16 and 18 March, join us for a performance of Arcana, a new dance theatre work inspired by the mystic art of tarot. The 70-minute performance takes place at Y Studio, Youth Square, Chai Wan at 7:00pm, and includes a post-show sharing session. ​Suitable for ages six and above. Free admission. Register here.   Other Activities Highlights of The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant: stART Up Community Arts Project Exhibition Cultural Day ​Stage Reading Performance This is Our Neighbourhood
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The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant: stART Up Community Arts Project 2023 Playwriting Programme: Story Weavers “This is Our Neighbourhood” Stage Readings

This March, join us for a stage reading performance of three selected scripts created as part of our Story Weavers playwriting programme. Hong Kong is home to an eclectic mix of individuals and communities from all over the world, each with their own culture and identity. This year’s Story Weavers playwriting programme brought together eight young playwrights to write scripts inspired by the community stories of their home districts. Working with stage actor and playwright Melody Yue they explored themes of community and cultural symbolism. The stage reading performance runs for 60 minutes including a Q&A section. Free admission, suitable for people of all ages. To register for free tickets, please visit here. Scripts ​ Fly Away, Geezer  (Written by Esther Chung) In a nursing home in Ngau Tau Kok, three residents and a janitor play a bizarre game of mahjong. Six Bowls of Rice Noodles – Act 1 (Written by Tang Kiu) After sitting their DSE exams, six students talk about their hopes and dreams at a rice noodle shop in Tsuen Wan. 22°15’N 114°08’E (Written by Yiu King-hei) In the depths of the towers of Wah Tai Building in Wah Fu Estate, a middle-aged man waiting for a UFO quarrels with a homesick young girl. Other Activities Highlights of The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant: stART Up Community Arts Project Exhibition Cultural Day Theatre performance Arcana
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Miller Performing Arts: #BeTheChange: Evergreen

Our new dance film Evergreen explores the relationship between humans and the living earth. Choreographed by Nikki Cheung to Claude Debussy’s Clair de Lune, Evergreen features eight HKYAF dancers embodying interweaving and flourishing trees in a forest. Living, breathing and growing together, the trees find peace and groundedness in nature. Dancers Allie Siu Pui-ki Amelie Shih Anabelle Fong Chloe So Julie Erika Hui Phoebe Tse Ka-po Rachel Lee Tsz-huen Reina Lim Choreographer Nikki Cheung Cinematographer Ifan Yu Costume Designer Jadeson Fu Producer Anca Chung  
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Recruiting Professional Costume Designers (Project-based)

If you are a costume designer looking for a stage to showcase your work and a chance to engage with the community, join us and bring stories to life through creative costumes! We are now seeking professional costume designers with a passion for creating work for theatrical performances, outdoor carnival events and short films. Participants will work alongside professional choreographers, directors and artists on community projects and performances with both youth and community groups. ​If you are interested to join us, please email your resume and a portfolio (5 to 10 works) or website link to Potential applicants will be invited to meet the HKYAF team and explore collaboration opportunities.

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