Screening and Discussion: Twelve works by Anna Viebrock

Led by “What Is Stage” curator and theatre director Edward Lam, this professional screening and discussion series offers participants the chance to watch and analyse twelve selected productions featuring the scenography of Anna Viebrock. The screenings are presented in four sessions: Works directed by Christoph Marthaler; Works directed by Jossi Wieler; Works directed and designed by Anna Viebrock; Work with other directors.

After the screenings, Edward Lam leads participants in in-depth discussions on the aesthetics and significance of Viebrock’s work. Discussions are also illustrated with images of stage sets and other design references provided by Anna Viebrock.

Date and time:
2–28 July 2019

Screening Sessions: Every Tuesday to Thursday, 7:00pm–10:00pm
Discussion Sessions: Every Weekends, 2:00pm–5:00pm and 7:00pm–10:00pm



2–7 July

Session 1: Screenings and discussion on works directed by Christoph Marthaler and designed by Anna Viebrock

9–14 July

Session 2: Screenings and discussion on works directed by Jossi Wieler and designed by Anna Viebrock

16–21 July

Session 3: Screenings and discussion on works directed and designed by Anna Viebrock

23–28 July

Session 4: Screenings and discussion on other works designed by Anna Viebrock

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

Edward Lam (Artistic Director, Edward Lam Dance Theatre)

Screenings: German (some with English surtitles or references)
Discussion: Cantonese

Number of participants:

Administrative fee:

Target participants:

  • Theatre professionals, including stage directors, choreographers, playwrights, stage designers, multimedia designers, producers, production managers, performing arts critics and interdisciplinary professionals.
  • Students of performing arts, theatre and entertainment arts, visual arts, visual communication, architecture and performance studies.
  • Those with basic knowledge in stage design and production aspiring to work in the theatre industry.

Participants will be selected according to the information submitted on the application form. Successful applicants will be contacted by email with payment instructions on or before 20 June 2019.

Application deadline:
18 June 2019

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 a session, the event will be cancelled.

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  • The organiser reserves the right to change the programme content and speaker. All changes will be announced on the website.
  • Overseas participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses.

Edward Lam
Artistic Director, Edward Lam Dance Theatre

Artistic Director and Theatre Director of Edward Lam Dance Theatre, Lam founded Zuni Icosahedron with friends in the early 1980s, and established Edward Lam Dance Theatre during his residence in London (1989 to 1995). Since returning to Hong Kong in 1995, he has devoted himself to theatre and directed 58 original works. Lam was awarded Best Director at Modern Drama Valley’s One Drama Awards for his works Men and Women, War and Peace (2010), The Doppelgänger (2012), and What is Sex (2017), and was named Artist of the Year (Theatre) by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 2017. His musical theatre piece, Art School Musical (2014) has toured to over a dozen cities in Asia, and has its fourth rerun in Hong Kong at Freespace in October 2019.

Books of Lam’s collected essays include Waiting For Hong Kong, The Meaning Of Entertainment, Evil But Glamorous, My TV Dinner Years and Leading Ladies In The Mandarin Cinema. Who Is Afraid Of Edward Lam, Alexander Hsu’s analysis of Lam’s stage works from 2006 to 2015, was published by Performing Arts Review in Taiwan (2016).