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 2017＠Hong 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
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
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