Our Talents, Our Pride
Organised by Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC) and funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, Jockey Club New Arts Power was officially launched at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre on Tuesday, September 12. Since its conception in 1995 the HKADC has been actively promoting local art overseas, introducing outstanding Hong Kong artists to the global arts scene. The presentation of 18 artists and performance groups in the inaugural Jockey Club New Arts Power celebrates and showcases a selection of Hong Kong’s most internationally celebrated artists, bringing their excellence back to their home city and allowing the Hong Kong community to appreciate their creativity and talent.
Jockey Club New Arts Power focuses on five major art forms – modern dance, music, theatre performances, media art and visual arts – and brings over 160 diverse events to the public, including public previews, forums, sharing sessions, workshops, school and outreach programmes, and 19 ticketed art performances and two exhibitions. The project promotes outstanding local artworks at community level, encouraging participation from each and every Hong Kong citizen.
In the past two years, HKADC has brought artists to the Performing Arts Market in Seoul (PAMS), the Busan International Dance Market (BIDAM), Gwangju Biennale in Korea, Internationale Tanzmesse NRW in Düsseldorf, Germany, OzAsia Festival in Adelaide, Australia, Shenzhen Theatre Biennial and Kuandu Arts Festival in Taipei. Overseas arts practitioners and general audiences abroad have the chance to enjoy the most lively and finest works of arts from Hong Kong.
A new arts power in the international arena made up of Hong Kong’s home-grown artistic talents now return after their fruitful overseas journeys, bringing pride back to their hometown. Having been inspired through their experiences abroad, these artists are ready to inspire more people with their works in further developed forms and contents. Come and join this grand arts festival, spanning across over half a year and pooling together 18 units of artists, and be proud of our local talents!
Chen Kai, Hugh Cho, Victor Fung, Ivanhoe Lam, Jabin Law, Li De, Justyne Li x Wong Tan-ki, Kingsley Ng, Annie Wan, Chloe Wong, Jing Wong, Rebecca Wong, Yang Hao, Alice Theatre Laboratory, Cinematic Theatre, GDJYB, SIU2, Yat Po Singers