Highlights

Hong Kong Repertory Theatre – A Dream Like a Dream

A Dream Like a Dream is one of the most talked about Chinese-language theatrical innovations. Conceived by acclaimed theatre director Stan Lai in 2002, the play creates a dreamlike experience with a four-sided stage, revolving seating design and an eight-hour performance duration
28.7-8.9.2019 | The Box, Freespace

What is Stage: Space as Poetry

This September, renowned German stage and costume designer Anna Viebrock joins us for a public seminar and five-day artist workshop on how stage design goes beyond space. In preparation for the workshop, Edward Lam introduces Viebrock’s work with a public talk and series of professional screenings exploring the aesthetics of some of her most important opera and stage productions
1.7-27.9.2019|The Box and The Room, Freespace

Screening: Teachers and Students

Co-curated by Edward Lam, this screening series features seven international films on teachers, students and education. Looking at the role of schooling beyond transmission of knowledge, it presents a range of perspectives on how our minds and hearts are shaped during our formative years
2-16.8.2019|The Room, Freespace

Screening: Edward Lam Dance Theatre – Four Works

Edward Lam Dance Theatre showcases four of the company’s original stage works written between 1997, the year of the handover, and 2000, the year of extensive educational reforms in Hong Kong – two events that had a major impact on the dreams and aspirations of the young people of Hong Kong
3-4.8.2019|The Room, Freespace

Work-in-progress: Every Time You Walk into Our Class

This August, Edward Lam Dance Theatre presents their first work-in-progress series in which Taiwanese actor Shih Yi-hsiu and a small audience of 60 people interact to shape both content and performance. Blending workshop and presentation, Shih Yi-hsiu revisits the role of teacher, this time with the audience as his students
6-18.8.2019|The Room, Freespace

Freespace Jazz Fest

This November, Freespace Jazz Fest brings together a stellar line-up of local and international jazz and world music artists for a full weekend of indoor and outdoor performances. The diverse programme also includes jazz-infused performances around the Art Park by our partner Hong Kong Ballet
9-10.11.2019|Freespace and Art Park

Edward Lam Dance Theatre – Art School Musical

This October, Art School Musical returns to Hong Kong for a fourth restaging specially designed for The Box at Freespace. Featuring 18 original songs, and a cast from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, the plot centres around three young students and their struggle to find meaning in love, art and life
3-13.10.2019|The Box, Freespace

CCDC in Residence

This November, to mark the start of our new three-year CCDC in Residence programme, Freespace partners with CCDC to present Re-Mark and Almost 55 – two major dance performances in this year’s City Contemporary Dance Festival
13-24.11.2019|Freespace and Art Park

Rimini Protokoll – 100% Hong Kong

Part theatre, part reality, 100% Hong Kong brings together 100 Hong Kong citizens live on stage. Responding to 100 questions – as performers, as people, as percentage points – they enact a series of ever-changing statistical groupings and create a thought-provoking living, breathing portrait of Hong Kong
13-15.12.2019|The Box, Freespace

Company Wayne McGregor – Autobiography

Illuminated by the sequencing of McGregor’s own genome, Autobiography is a dance portrait on the body as archive. Like life, each performance unfolds uniquely in a continuous reimagining, with the order of the dance pieces algorithmically assembled from a collection of 23 choreographic volumes. Asian premiere
10-12.1.2020|The Box, Freespace

Ryuichi Sakamoto feat. Shiro Takatani: dis·play

Ryuichi Sakamoto returns to Hong Kong for the first time in more than a decade with his new performance dis·play, combining music from his 2017 album async and visual compositions from long-time collaborator Shiro Takatani. Full programme details will be posted in January 2020
3-4.4.2020|The Box, Freespace

HK Ballet in Residence

Hong Kong Ballet take over our new venue with a four-day programme of indoor and outdoor ballet experiences for audiences of all ages. Events include the second edition of Hong Kong Cool: Ballet x Fashion and Yuri Ng’s Ballet Classics for Children: The Sleeping Beauty
6-9.2.2020|Freespace and Art Park

ON VIEW: Panorama

Sydney-based choreographer, filmmaker and artist Sue Healey partners with performers from Hong Kong, Japan and Australia to present a cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural production combining live dance performances, film installations and exhibitions. Joining the project from Hong Kong are dance artists Mui Cheuk-yin and Joseph Lee, and cinematographer Maurice Lai
9-19.4.2020|The Box and The Room, Freespace

Freespace Livehouse

The Freespace Livehouse is a small bar and performance space presenting music from Hong Kong and around the world. As well as regular showcases highlighting the best of the local and international music scene, the Livehouse also hosts workshops, film screenings and cultural events, and free outdoor music in the Art Park
Opens in summer 2019|Freespace