Press

2013-05-11

“Hong Kong Ani-Com Summer 2013” Hong Kong Arts Centre and Angoulême International Comics Festival Presents NEW INSPIRATION: Cross-media and cross-cultural COMICS CONCERT

Shouson Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre
7 & 8 June, 2013  (Fri & Sat) 8pm
Tickets are now available at Urbtix


Concerts de dessins®, the “comics concert” initiated by Angoulême International Comics Festival, will be presented by the Hong Kong Arts Centre as one of the featured programmes for its 35th anniversary celebration in June. 

Two distinguished Hong Kong comics artists, Siuhak and Little Thunder, will join hands with French comics artists Charles Berberian and Mathilde Domecq, as well as the music team of Concerts de dessins®, including Areski Belkacem, Patrick Baudin, Dondieu Divin, Bobby Jocky, Yan Péchin, to deliver a collaborative on-stage performance that interweaves live drawing with music – these creative talents will produce an “animated” cartoon with hand-drawn comics and high-spirited tune, creating an unparalleled audio-visual experience for all! 

In addition, comics professionals Nicolas Finet and Nicolas Albert will host a talk on European comics, and a critique workshop on the works of local budding comics artists. Look out as well for our creative workshop led by Areski if you are interested in comics, animation, music or video art – all the participants will be able to experience the production of Concerts de dessins®, and have a chance to perform in public.

Presenter: Hong Kong Arts Centre, Angoulême International Comics Festival 
Leading Sponsor: Create Hong Kong 
Supporter: Consulate General of France in Hong Kong & Macau, Alliance française de Hong Kong, Le French May 
Remarks: NEW INSPIRATION: Cross-media and cross-cultural COMICS CONCERT is one of the  programmes of the “Hong Kong Ani-Com Summer 2013” presented by Create Hong Kong.

Event (1)
Comics Concert

Venue :    Shouson Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre (2 Harbour Road, Wanchai)
Date / Time: 7 & 8 June (Fri & Sat) 8pm  [ After-performance discussion will be held on 8 June]
Ticket Price :HK$250(Standard)*/HK$120(Full-time Students, Senior Citizens and Physically Challenged Individuals) 
Tickets are NOW available at Urbtix 
* 10% discount will be offered to public for purchase of 5 to 9 standard tickets, and 20% discount for purchase of 10 or more standard tickets; 10% discount will be offered to members of Alliance française de Hong Kong, as well as part-time students of Hong Kong Art School

Event (2)
Comics Critique Workshop: Make Your Work the Next Big Hit!

Two European comics professionals – Nicolas Finet (Editorial Manager and Asia Coordinator of Angoulême International Comics Festival) and Nicolas Albert (Comics Journalist) – will interact with enthusiasts of comics drawing and aspiring individuals determined to enter the industry. Apart from reviewing comics works submitted by participants, they will also discuss the skills essential for comics creation, and share their experience in comics publishing on this rare occasion.

Venue :        Eric Hotung Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre (2 Harbour Road, Wanchai)
Date / Time:    8 June (Sat) 2pm-5pm
Free admission / Online registration: www.hkaconlineregistration.com
Each registration provides a place for one person only. We will contact all the registered parties by e-mail individually to collect their comics works for selection. All the participants should bring along their comics works to the workshop.

Event (3)
Talk: The 10 Contemporary European Comics You Must Read

European comics have long been considerably diverse in terms of style, subject matter, story and even format; and every year there are myriad works being published. Nevertheless, due to language barriers and many other reasons, we rarely have the chance to read these unique and quality works. In this talk, local readers will be introduced to ten must-know contemporary titles, and get a glimpse into the trends prevailing in the vast, fantastic world of European comics. 

Venue :        agnès b. CINEMA, Hong Kong Arts Centre (2 Harbour Road, Wanchai)
Date / Time:9 June (Sun) 2:30pm-4pm
Free admission / Online registration: www.hkaconlineregistration.com

Event (4) 
Comics Concert Creative Workshop

How do comics and music – two seemingly unrelated art forms – mix with each other and spark off the best in them on the theatre stage? In the workshop, comics artists and musicians of the comics concert will talk about the work flow and presentation format of the comics concert. Participants with an artistic bent will gain experience in improvisational cross-media collaboration, and even have a chance to put on a small comics concert.

Venue :    Shouson Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre (2 Harbour Road, Wanchai)
Date / Time:    9 June (Sun) 2pm-6pm
Free admission / Online registration: www.hkaconlineregistration.com
Each registration provides a place for one person only. Participants should have basic understanding of comics, animation, music or video art. The HKAC will contact all the registered parties by e-mail individually to collect their creative works or information regarding their experience in arts for selection.

Website:         www.hkac.org.hk
Enquiry tel:         25820200
Email:             hso@hkac.org.hk






Annie Ho (Marketing & Development Director) 
Tel: 2824 5306 / 9481 8706 
E-mail: aho@hkac.org.hk