• Park Tour and Workshop (May 2019)

    18.05.2019 to 25.05.2019, Art Park, West Kowloon

    Join us for an introduction to the Art Park and discover the different tree species planted in the future park of the West Kowloon Cultural District

  • Indie Music – An International Perspective

    21.05.2019, Seminar Hall, Xiqu Centre

    Using examples from the US and Britain, Stella Lau, former Programme Director in Performing Arts at HKU SPACE, explores the musical, social and economic relationships that underpin independent music labels, and whether independent artists who become popular in the mainstream can still be labelled “indie”

  • The Musicality of Kunqu The Musicality of Kunqu West Kowloon 101

    The Musicality of Kunqu

    25.05.2019, Seminar Hall & Studio, Xiqu Centre

    In this talk, Dr Chan Chun-miu offers audiences insight into the distinctive sounds and melodies of the Kunqu art form, exploring the relationship between the use of dialects and the evolution of the art form, and the way that music and language is used to highlight different roles and characters

  • Reading Cantonese Music Notation

    28.05.2019, Seminar Hall & Studio, Xiqu Centre

    In this talk, members of the arts group The Gong Strikes One demonstrate how to read traditional gongche music sheets and perform live on the zheng (Chinese zither) and dongxiao (bamboo flute)

  • Ming Furniture Ming Furniture West Kowloon 101

    Ming Furniture

    29.05.2019, Seminar Hall, Xiqu Centre

    In this illustrated talk, renowned local Ming furniture expert Dr Yip Shing-yiu offers insight into the artistry, style and development of some of the finest Chinese furniture design

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

    The Music of Cantonese Opera

    01.06.2019, Seminar Hall & Studio, Xiqu Centre

    In this talk, Professor Yu Siu-wah examines the concepts and characteristics of Cantonese opera music, offers insight into basic structures and arrangements, and discusses some of the transformations that have taken place over the centuries

  • The Face Painting and Costumes of Cantonese Opera

    04.06.2019, Seminar Hall & Studio, Xiqu Centre

    This talk looks at the face painting and dressing processes used in contemporary Cantonese opera, and at the ways in which costumes contribute to the portrayal of different characters

  • Choreographic Landscapes

    07.06.2019 to 12.06.2019, The Room, Freespace

    In this five-day professional workshop, French choreographer Christian Rizzo invites participants to explore choreographic languages and compositions, and the relationship between movement, performance and space. Before the workshop, Rizzo also leads a public discussion on his work and the importance of emptiness as a space for imagination

  • The History of Hong Kong Indie Music: 1980s–2010s

    18.06.2019, Seminar Hall, Xiqu Centre

    In this talk, Stella Lau, former Programme Director in Performing Arts at HKU SPACE, looks at the development of indie music in Hong Kong from the 1980s to the 2010s in relation to social development and post-handover culture in Hong Kong

  • Seminar on the Culture of Ritual Opera Performance

    23.06.2019, Seminar Hall, Xiqu Centre

    Through four expert talks, this seminar explores regional and ethnic variations in the genre, style and practice of ritual opera culture in Hong Kong, Guangdong, Chaoshan and Hailufeng