Encountering Practice

Encountering Practice is a stand-alone collection of volumes exploring some of the conversations on artistic creation initiated during the 2015 International Workshop Festival of Theatre in Hong Kong.

Organised by the Performing Arts team of the West Kowloon Cultural District, the festival brought together local and overseas theatre practitioners – theatre makers, art critics, arts festival curators and performing art researchers – for a series of workshops exploring six different methods of contemporary theatre making and creation from various perspectives.

Encountering Practice interrogates these six different forms of creative practice –on documentary theatreon creating a critical dialogue with societyon writing movement, text and danceon theatre of the senseson real time performanceand on automatic theatre – and the work of Rimini Protokoll, Teater Garasi, Alan Lucien Øyen, Enrique Vargas, Jan Fabre and Ant Hampton. Each volume compiles multi-perspective observations and reflections that look beyond conventional Western practice and perspective, combining the points of view of theatre makers from different regions and their own practical experience to review contemporary theatre making and stimulate new discussion. 

The collection was produced in collaboration with the International Association of Theatre Critics (Hong Kong) and contains contributions from Giulio Baffi, Sylvia Botella, Germano Celant, Andrew Chan, Michele Chung, Andy Field, Melanie Fieldseth, Barbara Hatley, Marta Pérez Marín, Florian Malzacher, Andy Ng, Kaona Pongpipat, Tang Ching-kin, Tang Shu-wing, Dick Wong, Cally Yu and Jimi Zhang, among others.

Preview sample of the publication

Book 1: Foreword (p4-7) and The Condition of Speed (p8-18)
Book 2: Changing Expertise – The Different Roles of Performing in the Work of Rimini Protokoll (p7-15)


Price: HK$380

Languages: Bilingual in Chinese and English. Some volumes with original articles written in French, Spanish or Italian
Dimensions: 16.5cm x 7.8cm x 23cm
Weight: 1.5kg
ISBN: 978-988-16240-2-4

Published in 2017
Publisher: West Kowloon Cultural District Authority