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About Academy 30th Anniversary

As we commence 2015 I now have the pleasure of reflecting on wonderful 30th Anniversary Year in 2014.  The achievements of our Schools of Music, Dance, Chinese Opera, Film and Television, Drama, and Theatre and Entertainment Arts and EXCEL were all showcased during the celebrations.

We finished the year just before Christmas with a series of Alumni concerts – I can’t imagine a better way to close the year than by celebrating the success of our alumni. The concerts showcased three decades of outstanding Western classical music and Chinese music performers – some 140 Alumni travelling from far and wide to be with us.

These concerts were preceded by what for me was a major highlight of the year, our Symposium Asian Transformation: New Perspectives on Creativity and Performing Arts Education. This Symposium brilliantly showcased the unique attributes of the Academy and performing arts practice in Hong Kong. It also gave us the opportunity to engage with leading practitioners from the Mainland, the region and around the globe. It was very rewarding and uplifting to see the Academy so effectively engaging in a global community of practice.

Other key Anniversary year events affirmed the Academy’s commitment to cross disciplinary collaboration and capitalising on Hong Kong as a unique point of intersection between Eastern and Western cultural practice.

The cross Academy production of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, with the play within the play set as a Cantonese opera, drew significant attention and generated some important discussion and debate as to the future development of Cantonese opera in Hong Kong. It was rewarding to see the Academy facilitating such a discussion and positioning itself at the centre of innovative new developments in the performing arts.

The title of the School of Dance’s major Anniversary year production said a lot about the Academy’s ethos and vision for the future – Crossing Bordersblurring boundaries.

Robyn Archer’s wonderful comment at the Symposium ‘the performing arts are a safe place to have a dangerous conversation’ resonated with many of the participants and audience members and highlighted the seminal role that the performing arts play in our lives and our communities.

The Academy is central to this role in Hong Kong and the 30th Anniversary gave us all a special opportunity to reflect on our three decade journey and where we have arrived today, and where our new Strategic Plan will take us in the next ten years   It also gave us an opportunity to celebrate the illustrious staff, students and alumni who have contributed so much to the Academy over the last three decades, helping to make it the significant institution it is today as it continues to transform and enrich the cultural life of Hong Kong.

Thank you to all donors, corporate sponsors and the general public who supported us with such passion during this special 30th Anniversary Year and helped us celebrate this memorable event.

 

Professor Adrian Walter AM

Director of Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

 

Academy Alumni Homecoming Concerts

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MUSIC CONCERT

20 December 2014  (Sat) 20:00

21 December 2014  (Sun) 15:00

22 December 2014  (Mon) 20:00

Venue : HK Jockey Club Amphitheatre

Admission is free, with tickets being available at the Academy Box office an hour before the concerts start.

More than 100 alumni from the School of Music will join together to present three concerts to mark the finale of the year-long 30th Anniversary celebrations.

Among the alumni are students from different generations including some who graduated in the 1980s and 1990s. For some, it has been a long time since they last saw each other and made music together on the same stage.

A vibrant and varied programme of music is being planned for the three concerts. The programme for the two Western music concerts includes a wide repertoire featuring strings orchestra, guitar ensemble, brass band, wind ensemble, vocal group, percussion group, and piano for six hands. Besides other pieces, each group will perform a short opening piece composed by composition graduates called One Minute on Stage.

The Chinese music concert will feature a number of local Chinese music groups formed by our alumni, some of which have been very active in the music scene including Four Gig Heads, Percussion Group, Zheng Music, Windpipe Chinese Music Ensemble and Chinese Music Virtuosi, as well as two of the principals from the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra.

The Alumni Homecoming Concerts will take place on 20-22 December. Admission is free, with tickets being available at the Academy Box office an hour before the concerts start.

Remarks:

There will be different programme in the western music concert on 20 and 21 Dec.

30周年校慶研討會演出項目《鍾馗醉酒》《童偶拾趣》

http://youtu.be/s_-46h4cLuo

30周年校慶研討會演出項目《鍾馗醉酒》《童偶拾趣》

《鍾馗醉酒》及《童偶拾趣》是由香港偶影藝術中心的黃暉師傅帶領演出。創建於2001年的香港偶影藝術中心;在繼承傳統基礎上,創新實踐中,形成了自己獨特的藝術風格;特別注重木偶、皮影的操縱技巧,表演細膩傳神,尤精以結合操縱四種傳統木偶皮影技巧而備受推崇。2003年藝團在全國木偶皮影「金獅獎」比賽中,榮獲「特別獎」。並曾為康文署2002/2003年西灣河文娛中心駐場藝術家。2005年大埔文娛中心駐場藝術家。2007/08社區文化大使,參與香港藝術發展局學校戲曲教育計劃的教學活動。經常到學校、商場、酒店及娛樂場所表演傳統木偶皮影藝術。致力於製作具創意及專業水準的節目,如2003年《金猴降妖》、2005年《三打》、2007年《月下吟》、2008年《嫦娥奔月》、2009年《新西遊外傳》。長期積極從事戲曲、劇教育工作及拓展社區戲曲、劇文化。藝團經常出國訪問和參加國際木偶節,曾到過多個國家和地區巡迴演出和舉辦木偶皮影展。

更多精彩節目,請參閱:http://www.hkapa.edu/30th-anniversary/symposium/

30周年校慶研討會舞蹈演出《直線 II》

http://youtu.be/D-1Tr7ZbMmw

30周年校慶研討會舞蹈演出《直線 II

作為《動作分類》系列作品之一的《直線II,是人體的「幾何圖形」對於「直線性動作」的專注思索、它更是將傳統京戲的「棍術」運用其中、從本質的角度來呈現人與物的直線構想。

陳凱創立《動作分類系列》,貫徹其「鑽研動作,讓動作表達其自身意義」的藝術理念,於舞台上以數字邏輯産生舞動幾何畫面,將舞蹈引進新的層次。他自創及研究系統式編舞法-「動作分類法」,現已研習了線性、翻滾、旋轉、旋擰、折彎五種動作特徵,製作了八部系列作品:《直線》、《直線與聖光》、《翻卷》、《旋擰》、《折彎》、《圓》、《圓II以及是次的《直線II。於2010年以《直線》參與「韓國編舞節」。2012年,與香港視覺藝術家何兆基合作,創作《直線與聖光》,作品於上海劉海粟美術館上演。為延伸「動作分類法」,他未來會繼續探索和學習,集多位現代舞編舞家大成,加上對生命的體驗,在現代舞的領域尋求突破。

更多精彩節目,請參閱http://www.hkapa.edu/30th-anniversary/symposium/

《演藝30周年校友 研討. 論壇》延期舉行

原訂於本周五至日(十月三日至五日),晚上七時三十分假演藝學戲劇院舉行之三場《演藝30周年校友研討. 論壇》,因響應學界運動關係,將延期舉行,舉行之日期將稍後另行通知。

 

感謝各位已預留門票之人士對「演藝學院」及「演藝學院校友會」之支持,特此致歉。

 

演藝學院校友會 謹啟

二零一四年十月二日

Academy Junior Music Programme Homecoming Concert

Date: 21 Sep, 2014 (Sun) at 3:00pm

Venue: HK Jockey Club Amphitheatre

Free admission: Tickets are available at the Academy Box Office at 2pm on the day. First come, first served.

 

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The concert marks the auspicious occasion of the APA’s 30th Anniversary. I am most delighted to be able to share the joy with all of you amongst the audience.

For the past three decades, the APA Junior Music Programme has been offering excellent education as well as cultivation to talented young music students, who over the years have become elite musicians who have made tremendous contribution to the music industry of Hong Kong.

As one of the alumni it is extremely gratifying to see, and perform again with fellow students from thirty years ago, some departed for various other professions, countries, or both, in this homecoming concert.

I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude on behalf of all performers to the Junior Music Programme which has been most gracious in organizing this concert. May I also reiterate my most heartfelt thanks for your attendance, and for your continuous support to the APA.

 

Yim Wan

Academy Alumni Association Executive Committee and Junior Homecoming Concert Co-ordinator