• Deadline: 31 Jan 2022

    Beyond Environmental Arts Festival – School Recruitment

    We are now recruiting primary and secondary schools to participate in artist-in-residence programmes as a way to raise students’ awareness of environmental issues and inspire them to take action to protect our planet!

  • Miller Performing Arts: Pull Back the Curtain 2021 – Recorded Performance

    In last summer’s Pull Back the Curtain, a group of young people took inspiration from some of the greatest figures in 20th-century music, art and history and devised their own theatrical pieces. Take a look and see the fantastic achievements of our talented participants!

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  • #BetheChange: Tipping the Scales

    #BetheChange: Tipping the Scales is a dance film that explores the plight of pangolins through creative movement. Created by Lindsey McAlister (Director) and Alicia Tang (Assistant Director), the film featured 11 young dancers and choreographers aged between 7 and 14 years old.
    Series & Festivals

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#BetheChange: Breathe

Do you know there are five main types of gynaecological cancers: cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal and vulvar? #BetheChange: Breathe is a dance film that celebrates the female body. Created in collaboration with The Karen Leung Foundation (KLF) – an organisation that raises awareness of gynaecological cancer – the film is directed by Lindsey McAlister, the founder of HKYAF, and assistant director YAFie Athena Chan, and features solos, duets and group movements devised and performed by nine young women after being inspired by a variety of visual stimuli on the theme. Through physical theatre, movement and dance, the film explores the emotional toll that cancer can take on a person’s mental wellbeing, and the importance of prevention and support. #BeTheChange is a dance and spoken word film series created by HKYAF that encourages young people to address social issues that impact them through the arts. Breathe is created in partnership with Miller Performing Arts and supported by KLF, an organisation that makes an impact by raising awareness about gynaecological cancers, educating the local community to promote prevention and early detection, and ensuring that women in treatment have access to optimal care. To achieve its objectives, KLF collaborates with the local and international medical community, as well as other NGO’s committed to improving women’s health. The Foundation was founded in 2013 with a vision to save lives by reducing the impact of gynaecological cancer. After conducting an initial in-depth community assessment, the Foundation works daily to address the unmet needs of the Hong Kong community. In 2014, KLF launched initial programs and services aimed at increasing awareness of gynaecological cancer, promoting prevention of cervical cancer and supporting women in treatment. Youth dancers: Amelie Shih Creamy So 蘇亭尹 Emily Lu 呂穎妍 Hannah Ward Keira Elliott 小琦 Kiele Tang 鄧䁱殷 Scotia Edwards Tianna Tsang 曾閱澄 Tracy Lam 林佩詩
Performing Arts

Miller Performing Arts: Pull Back the Curtain 2021 – Recorded Performance

In last summer’s Pull Back the Curtain, a group of young people took inspiration from some of the greatest figures in 20th-century music, art and history and devised their own theatrical pieces. Led by professional writer and theatre maker Becky Baker, they explored a range of contemporary theatre practices and creative script writing techniques and took their work from conception to performance. Recordings of the five resulting works can be viewed below. Take a look and see the fantastic achievements of our talented participants! Rebellion Written and performed by Eamonn Barry, Emilia Oliver, Liana Tang Yan-tung, Nobel Chan and Shloka Vishweshwar, Rebellion is inspired by the struggles and achievements of Irish leading figure Michael Collins, British writer Agatha Christie, American novelist Langston Hughes, African-American civil rights activist Rosa Parks and American actor Marilyn Monroe.  The Art of Loneliness Written and performed by Wing Sum-chung, Maya Yeatman-Biggs, Theodora Mok and Tiffany Wong, the four-part piece The Art of Loneliness explores the experience of loneliness in the lives of four well-known figures: Taiwanese writer Jiang Xun, American singer Whitney Houston, Deaf, blind writer and political activist Hellen Keller and British mathematician Alan Turing.  No, I Refuse Written and performed by Ariana D’souza, Kiele Tang, Zoe Wong, Chantal Lai and Daniel Jones, No, I Refuse illustrates the difficulties encountered by American judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci, American civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr, American actor Judy Garland and Japanese writer Osamu Dazai.  Hardships and Humanity Written and performed by Carina Chatlani, Ema Poposka, Keira Elliott, Peony Sham and Steven Zhang, Hardships and Humanity explores the struggles faced by the young Jewish diarist Anne Frank, American illusionist Harry Houdini, former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Japanese artist Yoko Ono. The Passion in all of Us  Written and performed by Felicity Low, Georgiana Watt, Leanne Nguyen and Tom Mowbray, The Passion in All of Us is a sequence of four pieces about the lives and work of American gay liberation activist Marsha P Johnson, British political activist and suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst, New Zealand motor racer Bruce McLaren and actress Audrey Hepburn. 
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Art Angels: Interested in corporate volunteering?

Heaven is not the only place to look for angels – kind and generous souls can be found right here in the city. Every year, HKYAF helps a variety of corporations to fulfill their Corporate Social Responsibility needs by providing fun and unusual hands-on art experiences that enable their employees to give back to the community. Through innovative activities such as mural painting, public art treasure hunts, puppet making workshops and African drum jamming, Art Angels brings the magic of the arts to communities who seldom get the chance to experience it, including children from low-income families and special needs youth. Help us ignite someone's dream through art – together we can provide a supportive, rewarding experience and shape the lives of those who are less fortunate. 
Performing Arts

Miller Performing Arts: #BetheChange: Tipping the Scales

"In recent years, researchers estimate a pangolin was poached every 21 minutes to fuel the illegal trade in Hong Kong alone. Globally, a pangolin is poached from the wild every 5 minutes." #BetheChange: Tipping the Scales is a dance film that explores the plight of pangolins through creative movement. Created by Lindsey McAlister (Director) and Alicia Tang (Assistant Director), the film featured 11 young dancers and choreographers aged between 7 and 14 years old. Over a six-week period, the young performers were given a variety of stimuli on the theme and were encouraged to develop their choreographic skills to create short vignettes of solos, duets and group movement pieces. The process was a highly creative and unique experience with the older dancers mentoring the younger, less experienced dancers. #BeTheChange is a dance and spoken word film series created by Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation (HKYAF) and encourages young people to address social issues that impact them through the arts. Tipping the Scales is created in partnership with Miller Performing Arts and supported by ADM Capital Foundation (ADMCF)'s Wildlife Programme. ADMCF is an environmental NGO working towards a sustainable future, protecting biodiversity and combatting the illegal wildlife trade in Hong Kong through research, incubating initiatives and raising awareness. They are currently seeking support for a critical legislative amendment that will see wildlife crime finally treated as an organised and serious criminal offence, taking the fight to those driving pangolins to extinction. Sign the petition and help us fight against illegal wildlife trading: http://bit.ly/3u4Lk4z  Dancers Anabelle Fong Amelie Andrea Shih Caitlyn Tang Ezha Oswin Ines Ivart Isabelle Young Jo Wong Kate Suen Karin Shigiya Maeve Spangfort Noelle Maiko Hime Dino
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