All posts tagged: Jockey Club New Arts Power

Backstage

Presented by JOCKEY CLUB New Arts Power and performed by Spring Glory Cantonese Opera Workshop, Backstage is a theatrical play that takes place backstage with an opera troupe. The two protagonists, a veteran Cantonese opera producer and a young journalist, represent two generations of people who differ in age and cultural background. Backstage strengthens the audience’s understanding of the vibrant, diverse elements of the art in an easy-to-understand way, combined with the format of a modern play. Viewers will be introduced to exquisite costumes, colourful make-up, elegant body movements, spectacular martial-arts routines, one-of-a-kind Chinese musical performances and peerless singing skills. (Check out the interview with Barbara Tang, executive director of Spring Glory Cantonese Opera Workshop, by Ernest Wan.) Dates October 24, 7.30 pm October 25, 3 pm Tickets $200 / $160 (Enjoy up to 30% exclusive discount, apply code NAPJENG30 at URBTIX) . Venue Ko Shan Theatre New Wing, Auditorium 77 Ko Shan Road, Hung Hom, Kowloon Web  

Travel back in time to regain family love – “Papa” premieres in Hong Kong this September

Non-verbal masked theatre performance Papa by Théâtre de la Feuille, one of JOCKEY CLUB New Arts Power‘s ticketed showcase performances, makes its Hong Kong premiere after touring in Asia and Europe. A loving sketch of an old watchmaker who wants to recover the lost time after his child has moved away, it leads the audience to contemplate ageing, memory, changing family dynamics and the relationship between the past and the present. About Théâtre de la Feuille  Physical theatre Théâtre de la Feuille, founded by Ata Wong Chun Tat in 2010 in Paris, combines western methodology from Jacques Lecoq with eastern artistic traditions. It is currently based in Hong Kong but tours globally. Join us at one of the eight performances at Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre. Date & Time September 19| 8pm September 22 – 23 |3pm September 23  | 11.30am $150 (Enjoy up to 80% package discount) Tickets are now available at URBTIX . Photo: Chuk Yin Man  

Annie Wan

By Katherine Volk  Hong Kong artist Annie Wan is known for her conceptual approach to ceramics and moulding. Her exhibition Zan Baak Fo, part of the Jockey Club New Arts Power programme, and an extension of her 11th Gwangju Biennale presentation Everyday a Rainbow (2016), took place across two Hong Kong locations: a grocery store in Ping Shek Estate, Choi Hung and an old art gallery in Sheung Wan. In Choi Hung Wan displayed the ceramics alongside real supermarket items, while in Sheung Wan they were on clean shelves in a white-walled gallery. The two contrasting venues played with the idea of the value of art, with pieces sold in both locations at the price of the original moulded item. The title of the exhibition comes from the Cantonese phoneme zan, which can mean both precious and authentic. Wan’s work has been acquired by private collectors and institutions including the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong Museum of Art, the Burger Collection and the UK’s University of Salford Art Collection. She has had residencies in …