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Performing Arts

21-22/02/2020, 25/02/2020, 15/03/2020

Drama in Action 2020: Seeking Youth Educators

If you work with young people and would like to learn more about how to infuse drama into your teaching, join us this Spring when the Drama in Action workshops returns! Drama in Action provides youth educators with professional development, tools and techniques. Led by professional theatre artists Lindsey McAlister and Neil Harris, the project will run as a series of dynamic and informative workshops surrounding scriptwriting, directing, performance skills, games and more. It is particularly suitable for local primary and secondary school teachers who work with young people in English. Workshop 3: Anybody Can Create Movement Artist: Lindsey McAlister 25 | 02 | 2020 (6:30pm – 8:30pm) The imaginative, high-energy, ensemble-based nature of physical theatre makes it one of the most accessible and powerful forms of theatre for young people. In this workshop, participants learn the basic skills and benefits of physical theatre, and discover how to structure and facilitate a workshop themselves. Suited for all movement levels. Workshop 4: Bringing Words to Life* Artist: Neil Harris 21 | 02 | 2020 (6.30pm – 9pm) 22 | 02 | 2020 (10am – 4pm) *Participants must be able to attend BOTH days. Make English and literature classes engaging and impactful by getting young participants up and moving through drama activities and role play. Explore techniques, tasks and ideas that your students can use to enhance reading, understanding of character, plot and writing in a two-day weekend workshop. Workshop 5: Inspiration is Everywhere Artist: Lindsey McAlister 15 | 03 | 2020 (10am – 5pm) *new workshop date* Would you like to create a performance but don’t know where to begin? Or are you working on a theatre project but feeling stuck or uninspired? Join us at our weekend workshop and discover new ways to stimulate your work through props, music, images, poetry, improvisation and more.  
Performing Arts

27-28/02/2020

Jockey Club “Project Silver” – Intergenerational Arts Project Every Note Counts - Seeking Volunteer Musicians

Every Note Counts brings small groups of musicians into the homes of senior citizens with mobility issues to share the pleasure of live music and companionship. We are now seeking volunteer musicians and singers to join us for this meaningful programme. Accompanied and unaccompanied singers, solo musicians, groups of friends or colleagues, small school ensembles – all are welcome, most important is your heartfelt enthusiasm to share the joy of music. After meeting with our music trainers during a selection day, chosen groups will receive further training and guidance before they enter the local community to perform throughout May - October 2020. Selection Days:  27 – 28 | 02 | 2020 (4 sessions) Time: 6:45pm – 7:30pm & 7.30pm – 9:15pm  Venue: Eric Hotung Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre Language: Conducted in Cantonese Please Note:  * Due to space and noise restrictions, portable and quieter instruments are preferred. * Up to four musicians per group. * Accompanied or unaccompanied singers and a cappella groups are also welcome to apply. *Performances take place between May - October 2020.
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Performing Arts

27/03/2020, 28/03/2020, 28/03/2020

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant: stART Up Community Arts Project 2020 Theatrical Performance: Why on Earth?

The Earth is a living organism that goes through changes every day. The choices we make and our day-to-day behaviour also affect the Earth’s evolution. It is up to us to help advocate and bring attention to this global issue.   Why on Earth? features original dance, spoken word and physical theatre works that highlight the issues posed by climate change, the challenges we face in our daily lives, and what we can all do to help preserve our planet in the best way possible. The production is created by professional artists Lindsey McAlister, Jessica De Borja, Davina Cooke, Becky Baker, Jade Yung and Mag Hung, as well as HKYAF’s Youth Assistant Choreographers Isabella Wei, Jacqueline Lo, Natalie Hsu and Vivian Ho.
Performing Arts

17-19/04/2020

Miller Performing Arts: Pull Back the Curtain 2020 Youth Scriptwriting Initiative

Workshop dates: 17 | 04 | 2020 (5pm – 8pm) 18 – 19 | 04 | 2020 (9am – 4pm) The city’s most innovative English-language youth scriptwriting initiative returns! Join us for our 2020 programme and bring your scriptwriting ideas to life.   Through a series of workshops led by professional theatre practitioner Jessica de Borja, Pull Back the Curtain 2020 guides you to create your own original 15-minute theatre piece. This year we focus on how language changes and evolves, generation by generation. We also look at how writers can use spoken word, poetry and multimodal text to take inspiration from the past and make something contemporary that is uniquely their own. Participants explore a wide range of classic and contemporary texts by up-and-coming and world-renowned playwrights, such as Bryony Lavery and Morgan Malcolm Lloyd, and create powerful, thought-provoking work that inspires inventive movement and action on stage.   At the end of the programme, two scripts will receive a staged reading and the most promising script will be transformed into a theatre production on 25 & 26 September 2020.  The writers of the selected scripts will meet the director and be invited to rehearsals. They must also be available to attend all performances and post-performance Meet the Artist sessions on 25 & 26 September 2020.
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