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2017-07-06

The Hong Kong Arts Centre and Les Halles de Schaerbeek co-present Art Actually│HK x Brussels Multi-Arts Encounter Circus arts, dance, theatre, and more…

Come and have a good taste of the creative flavour of the two cities
Programme Period: 6-8 July 2017Hong Kong Arts Centre

The Hong Kong Arts Centre is excited to present Art Actually HK × Brussels Multi-Arts Encounter, a cross-disciplinary, multi-art encounter in collaboration with the Belgian cultural centre Les Halles de Schaerbeek from Brussels, during 6–8 July 2017. The opening ceremony was held tonight (6 July) at the Shouson Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre with guests from different sectors attending the performances.
 
Twenty artists will bring the audience an exchange of cross-disciplinary arts and cultures, presenting nine performances with three site-specific works in theatres and public spaces of the Hong Kong Arts Centre. Along with the performances, audiences will also be treated to a taste of Belgium’s rich history of brewing beer, experiencing the Belgian culture from various perspectives.
 
The open invitation to Hong Kong’s art enthusiasts presents a unique, once in a lifetime chance to experience the act of artistic creation and actively participate with artists as their ideas take shape and come to life. Taking dance as the common language, a dancer-choreographer from one of the participating cities – Brussels and Hong Kong – is matched with an artist from another discipline: from theatres, circuses, films and sound arts, textiles, ink painting to visual art installation.
 
This is a cross-cultural exchange between creative minds that pushes boundaries in an effort to uncover the new and shared common ground. The works are produced and rooted in the physicality of movement, presenting artistic synergies that feed off the communal experience of both performers and spectators.
 
The collaboration between Brussels and Hong Kong’s artistic communities began last year and the first fruits were presented in Brussels in September 2016. Nine months later, the artists reunite in Asia to push their creative endeavours further still.
 
Programme Rundown:
6-8 July 2017 (THU-SAT)
6:00-7:25pm
 3 x Site specific Performances @ Hong Kong Arts Centre Main Entrance and McAulay Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre
*Free Admission, online registration in advance
7:30-9:30pm
6 x Performances @ Shouson Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Ticket Price: $250, $180
 
Programme Ticketing:
Tickets are now available at URBTIX
Credit Card Telephone Booking: 2111 5999
Mobile App Booking: My URBTIX (Android & iPhone/iPad)
Ticket Enquiries: 2582 0278
Internet Booking: http://www.urbtix.hk/internet/eventDetail/32461
 
Artist Line-up:
Hong Kong Artists
Dancer/Choreographer
MUI CHEUK YIN
DANIEL YEUNG
YANG HAO
MAO WEI
TRACY WONG
 
Moving Images/Multi Media
JESSEY TSANG
TSUI KA HEI HAZE
 
Comic Arts
KONGKEE
 
Theatre
CHU PAK HIM
 
Fine Art
FRANK TANG

Brussels Artists
Dancer/Choreographer
SABINA SCARLAT
LOUIS-CLÉMENT DA COSTA
 
Visual Arts and Multi Media
CAMILLE PANZA
PIERRE MERCIER
ERIC ARNAL BURTSCHY
LOLA MEOTTI
 
Textile Arts
ELISE PÉROI
 
Theatre
GAÏA SAITTA
PAOLA MICHELINI
 
Circus Arts
ROSA-MARIE SCHMIDT
 
Image Download: http://ftp.hkac.org.hk/MDD/Brussels2017/
 
Photo Captions:
Image 01: (from left to right) Michèle Deneffe, Consulate General of Belgium in Hong Kong and Macau; ERIC ARNAL BURTSCHY, Visual Arts and Multi Media artist; DANIEL YEUNG, Dancer; Connie Lam, Executive Director, Hong Kong Arts Centre; Ian Leung, Programme Manager, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Image 02: Impromptu performance of CHU PAK HIM (theatre artist) and LOUIS-CLÉMENT DA COSTA, (dancer) at the main entrance of the Hong Kong Arts Centre
Image 03: Work of MUI CHEUK YIN (Dancer ) and ELISE PÉROI (Textile Artist)
Image 04: Work of SABINA SCARLAT (Dancer) and TSUI KA HEI HAZE (Moving Images/Multi Media artist)
 
Co-presenters:Hong Kong Arts Centre
Les Halles de Schaerbeek
Acknowledgement:Leisure and Cultural Services Department
Supported by:Consulate General of Belgium in Hong Kong and Macau, Belicious, Gulden Draak, Paijas, Godiva, CCDC Dance Centre, V54, Wingplatform
 
 
About Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC)
The Hong Kong Arts Centre is a multi-arts centre that fosters artistic exchanges locally and internationally, bringing the most forward creations to Hong Kong and showcasing homegrown talents abroad. The HKAC stimulates innovation and promotes creativity. Being Hong Kong’s only independent non-profit multi-arts institution, the HKAC offers exhibitions, screenings and performances, connecting the arts of Hong Kong to the rest of the world through programmes and collaborations. Come to the HKAC to experience, appreciate, learn and be inspired by arts. http://www.hkac.org.hk




Hong Kong Arts Centre
Annie Ho
Marketing & Development Director
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Email: aho@hkac.org.hk

Fiona Lau
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Keats Lam
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