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  • What is Stage: Space as Poetry

    01.07.2019 to 27.09.2019, The Box & The Room, Freespace

    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

  • 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

  • Chinese Culture Talk Series IV

    28.08.2019 to 30.10.2019, Seminar Hall, Xiqu Centre

    In this series of expert talks, renowned academics and artists including Ou Da-wei, Dr Otto Lee, and Tony Miller introduce some of the ancient arts of Chinese literati and scholar-officials

  • The Stage Movements of Cantonese Opera

    10.09.2019 to 17.09.2019, Seminar Hall, Xiqu Centre

    In two separate talks, experienced Cantonese opera performers look at how acting, martial arts and dance are combined in Cantonese opera to create patterns of formulaic gesture that contribute to the unfolding of plot and help define character for male and female roles

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  • Tea House Theatre Experience

    19.09.2019 to 31.10.2019, Tea House Theatre, Xiqu Centre

    Presented by our Tea House Rising Stars Troupe, this 90-minute narrated performance is specially designed to introduce new audiences to Chinese traditional theatre. To recreate the atmosphere of Hong Kong’s early 20th century tea houses, audiences are also served traditional tea and dim sum during the show

  • The Music of Cantonese Opera The Music of Cantonese Opera West Kowloon 101

    The Music of Cantonese Opera

    24.09.2019, Seminar Hall, Xiqu Centre

    This talk explores the wide range of musical elements used in Cantonese opera, looking at the different vocal styles used for male and female roles, and the use of percussive instruments and rhythmic melodies to enhance mood and narrative

  • Edward Lam Dance Theatre – Art School Musical

    03.10.2019 to 13.10.2019, The Box, Freespace

    This October, Art School Musical returns to Hong Kong for a fourth restaging adapted 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

  • International Symposium on the Transmission of Cantonese Opera and Traditional Music 2019

    05.10.2019 to 07.10.2019, Seminar Hall, Xiqu Centre

    This three-day symposium invites regional and international scholars, researchers, ethnomusicologists and practitioners to share and discuss successful practices in the inheritance, education and creative developments of xiqu arts in a wide range of educational and social contexts

  • CARMEN | HONG KONG

    01.11.2019 to 02.11.2019, The Box, Freespace

    A story about a modern Hong Kong woman and her unwavering pursuit of freedom ── a universal pursuit deeply rooted in the human condition ── this multimedia theatrical production fuses classical opera, video design and modern dance, distilling Bizet’s iconic opera into an empowering 90-minute immersive experience

  • Freespace Jazz Fest: The Box Music Programme

    09.11.2019 to 10.11.2019, The Box, Freespace

    A weekend of great jazz from around the world. Highlights include Robert Glasper Trio, GoGo Penguin, House of Waters, the Noa Drezner Flamenco Quartet, and local stars Mo-Men-T x Wuji, Teriver Cheung, Eugene Pao, Ted Lo, Angelita Li and more

  • CCDC in Residence: VR Dance Video (13–17.11.2019)

    13.11.2019 to 17.11.2019, The Studio, Freespace

    Part installation, part experimental VR dance experience, this futuristic meta-fiction film by director Singing Chen and choreographer Chou Shu-yi, offers audience a unique look at the possibilities of moving image dance works

  • CCDC in Residence: Re-Mark

    16.11.2019 to 24.11.2019, The Box, Freespace

    A reflection on the relationship between body, space and memory, this thought-provoking new work by CCDC Resident Choreography Sang Jijia explores the landscapes of Hong Kong’s contemporary culture, the city’s collective memory, and the traces of the past that echo through the years

  • CCDC in Residence: VR Dance Video (18–21.11.2019)

    18.11.2019 to 21.11.2019, The Studio, Freespace

    Part installation, part experimental VR dance experience, this futuristic meta-fiction film by director Singing Chen and choreographer Chou Shu-yi, offers audience a unique look at the possibilities of moving image dance works

  • CCDC in Residence: Almost 55

    19.11.2019 to 20.11.2019, The Box, Freespace

    A heartfelt solo dance created by Taiwanese choreography Chou Shu-yi for veteran dancer Qiao Yang, resident artist with CCDC, Almost 55 is also conversation between two artists of different generations and homelands on the history of contemporary dance and notions of home and identity

  • CCDC in Residence: VR Dance Video (22–24.11.2019)

    22.11.2019 to 24.11.2019, The Studio, Freespace

    Part installation, part experimental VR dance experience, this futuristic meta-fiction film by director Singing Chen and choreographer Chou Shu-yi, offers audience a unique look at the possibilities of moving image dance works

  • Rimini Protokoll – 100% Hong Kong

    13.12.2019 to 15.12.2019, The Box, Freespace

    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

  • Company Wayne McGregor – Autobiography

    10.01.2020 to 12.01.2020, The Box, Freespace

    Inspired by the sequencing of McGregor’s own genome, Autobiography is performed by 10 dancers to a genre-defying soundscape by electronic musician Jlin and offers a mesmerising reflection on the fractured, multilayered nature of our lives and personal stories. Asian premiere

  • HK Ballet in Residence

    06.02.2020 to 09.02.2020, Freespace & Art Park

    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

  • Ryuichi Sakamoto feat. Shiro Takatani: dis·play

    03.04.2020 to 04.04.2020, The Box, Freespace

    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

  • ON VIEW: Panorama

    09.04.2020 to 19.04.2020, The Box & The Room, Freespace

    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