The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant: stART Up Community Arts Project 2022 - I Am…
"I Am..." , as part of The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant: stART Up Community Arts Project 2022 , explores mother language and identity through music, dance, drama and arts and crafts videos. The works include I Am… , Playwriting Programme: Story Weavers, Ink in Motion, I Am… Calligraphy Portrait Creation and WhatsApp Slang Stickers. Watch the entire series here or scroll down to explore the video playlists by category.
The "I Am..." Spoken Word x Dance Short Film Series celebrates the significance of our mother tongue. Over a three-month period, a group of HKYAF talents worked with professional writer Becky Baker, choreographer Nikki Cheung, and filmmakers Annie Yan and Eugene Wong to create nine spoken-word pieces exploring the relationship between our mother tongue and our self-identity.
Playwriting Programme: Story Weaves
In the Playwriting Programme: Story Weaves, a talented group of HKYAF youth playwrights worked with experienced scriptwriter Melody Yuen to craft their own short skits celebrating the diversity of Cantonese slang. Three of the resulting skits – Peter, The Sun is Going to Set and David Hockney– were also filmed. Let’s take a look at the amazing work of our young writers now!
Ink in Motion
In our Ink in Motion workshops, young HKYAF talents worked with experienced writer and poet Kenneth Tsang to craft original poems based on themes of identity and mother tongues. The poems were interpreted by a group of HKYAF dancers, who were guided by professional choreographer Emily Lui, videographer Ifan Yu and animator Nico Cheung to create three ink-inspired dance videos, incorporating elements of Chinese calligraphy into the dance moves.
I Am… Calligraphy Portrait Creation
I Am… Calligraphy Portrait Creation is a self-exploration activity. Simply download the worksheet and explore your personality, personal attributes, hobbies and dreams. Once you have the words that describe you, artist Marka Mak will show you how to create a self-portrait by transforming these words with different colours, forms and shapes.
WhatsApp Slang Stickers
Cantonese slang moves fast-changing in response to popular culture, current events and trends. Taking inspiration from popular expressions derived from movies, TV series and online memes, graphic designer Eden Fong has created a series of WhatsApp Slang Stickers. Don’t “Zi fei” (line your own pockets) – download the stickers for free and share them with your non-Cantonese-speaking friends! The stickers are available in Chinese and English.
Date: 28/03-09/04/2022 (Mon-Sat)
THIS EVENT HAS FINISHED!
And it was very successful! Sign up to our mailing list to be the first to hear about upcoming events… don't miss out!
Tell your friends about this event!
Standard Chartered Arts in the Park 2023: Recruiting Performance Groups
We are looking for youth performance groups to be part of Standard Chartered Arts in the Park 2023, a large, outdoor celebration of the arts taking place on 2 and 3 December.
Standard Chartered Arts in the Park 2023: Seeking Youth Volunteers
We are now seeking youth volunteers to help out our fabulous Standard Chartered Arts in the Park 2023!
02/11/2023, 03/11/2023, 04/11/2023, 04/11/2023
WestK x HKYAF: Miller Performing Arts – 24:7:365
24:7:365 portrays a character with OCD, offering a multifaceted exploration of this complex condition, highlighting its intricate and often misunderstood nature. Public ticket sales start in mid-September at WKCD website.
Miller Performing Arts – 24:7:365 – Registration for school bookings
Save the date to come see this new musical that will be staged for the very first time at The Box, Freespace in West Kowloon Cultural District as HKYAF celebrates its 30th anniversary!
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant: stART Up Community Arts Project – “Voices Unleashed” Seeking Choir Members (Individuals or Small Groups)
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant: stART Up Community Arts Project – which runs from September 2023 to March 2024 – takes inclusion as its focus. Through accessible arts opportunities for people of all ages, cultures and abilities, the programme aims to promote understanding and equity among people of diverse backgrounds, and expand perceptions of what art can be.