Chinese Musical Theatre Creation on 6 October 2019 (Sunday) is cancelled.


As a performing arts genre, the musical originated in the United States around 100 years ago. Its popularity has since spread around the world. Today, although Broadway-style musicals remain the dominant format for mainstream audiences, there is also growing interest in alternative forms of musical theatre and Chinese-language musicals. In advance of our presentation of Edward Lam Dance Theatre’s Art School Musical at Freespace this October, this series of three public seminars looks at the creative foundations of Chinese-language musicals in the region and some of the possibilities for future development.

Date and Time

Topic

Speakers

28 September 2019 (Saturday)

5:00pm

Acting and Singing on Stages Around the World

Edward Lam

Jordan Cheng

29 September 2019 (Sunday)

5:00pm

The Multidimensional Nature of Musical Theatre

Edward Lam

Liang Wen-ching

6 October 2019 (Sunday)

5:00pm

Chinese Musical Theatre Creation

Edward Lam

Chen Chien-chi

The organiser reserves the right to change the programme content and speaker. All changes will be announced on the website.

Acting and Singing on Stages Around the World

Macau-based musical actor, scriptwriter and creative artist Jordan Cheng, one of the cast members of Art School Musical, joins Edward Lam to talk about his experience of studying musical theatre in the UK, and performing on stages around the world. Cheng and Lam also share personal insights and observations on new developments in contemporary Chinese-language musicals.

Date:
28 September 2019 (Saturday)

Time:
5:00pm

Venue:
The Room, Freespace, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District (Getting to Freespace)

Speakers:
Edward Lam, Artistic Director, Edward Lam Dance Theatre and Director of Art School Musical
Jordan Cheng, Musical actor, scriptwriter and creative artist, and cast member of Art School Musical

Language:
Cantonese

Registration:
Free admission. Limited capacity on a first come, first served basis.

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The Multidimensional Nature of Musical Theatre

Musical theatre is an integrated art form where plot and character are driven and outlined through acting, singing and dancing, often in familiar and formulaic ways. To explore the wider potential of the multidimensional nature of musical theatre, Taiwanese scholar Liang Wen-Ching joins Edward Lam in a discussion on new musical structures and new ways of using song and dance.

Date:
29 September 2019 (Sunday)

Time:
5:00pm

Venue:
The Room, Freespace, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District (Getting to Freespace)

Speakers:
Edward Lam, Artistic Director, Edward Lam Dance Theatre and Director of Art School Musical
Liang Wen-ching, Associate Professor, Graduate Institute of Performing Arts, National Taiwan Normal University

Language:
Mandarin and supplemented in Cantonese

Registration:
Free admission. Limited capacity on a first come, first served basis.

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Chinese Musical Theatre Creation

Multi-award-winning Taiwanese composer Chen Chien-Chi, Music Director for Art School Musical, is a long-term collaborator with Edward Lam. In this seminar he joins Lam to talk about the process involved in creating melodies for musicals, from the perspective of both music director and composer. He also shares insight into the difference between the usual practice of composing melodies and then writing lyrics and the process used for Art School Musical, where 18 sets of original lyrics were put together before a single note was penned.

Date:
6 October 2019 (Sunday)

Time:
5:00pm

Venue:
The Room, Freespace, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District (Getting to Freespace)

Speakers:
Edward Lam, Artistic Director, Edward Lam Dance Theatre and Director of Art School Musical
Chen Chien-chi, composer and musician, Music Director of Art School Musical


Language:
Mandarin and supplemented in Cantonese

Registration:
Free admission. Limited capacity on a first come, first served basis.

REGISTER NOW


Programme enquiries:
Ms Siu (852) 2200 0801, pa1@wkcda.hk
The organiser reserves the right to change the programme content and speaker. All changes will be announced on the website.

Adverse Weather Arrangements:
If a black rainstorm warning, or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is in force 3 hours before the start of the talk, the event will be cancelled.

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