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Lecture Series on Scenography - Six Steps to Scenography
Speaker: Tsang Man-tung
Conducted in Cantonese

7 February – 27 March 2012
(Every Tue, 6 lectures in total, except 28 February & 13 March 2012)
Exhibition Hall, Sheung Wan Civic Centre
$50 for each lecture (Free Seating)
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7 February    Theatre Aesthetics and the Performing Arts
It will cover the relationships between stage design, lighting design, costume design and music composition and various forms of performing arts like drama, theatre, musicals, and Western and Chinese operas. The scenographic features for different performing art forms will also be discussed. 

14 February   International Stage Design Concepts 
It will cover the concepts of theatre design down the ages, from Greek tragedy, Roman theatre, medieval European theatre, Renaissance drama, Shakespearean theatre to 19th Century theatre. The most influential set design styles and the impact they had on scenography will also be discussed, with special focus on two prominent figures in the history of stagecraft, Adolphe Appia and Edward Gordon Craig.

21 February   Development and Trends in Scenography
It will focus on theatre design from the 20th Century up to the present, including the design trends of Europe, England and America, as well as the influence of the Industrial Revolution and the World Wars on Western theatre design.  There will also be exemplary works from the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space over the years, as well as a summary of contemporary trends in theatre design. 

6 March         Design in Practice – the Mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan
The speaker will share his stage design experiences in the Mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan, such as their different aesthetic considerations and the challenges encountered.

20 March       The Importance of Costumes in the History of Performing Arts
Costumes played an important part in the performing arts long before scenic art fully developed and it will be the main theme of this talk - their history and their functions in relation to the performing arts, with particular emphasis on characteristic features of selected periods and genres, such as Greek tragedy and Chinese opera etc.

27 March       What Makes a Theatre Designer
The speaker will talk about how a theatre designer can establish his / her own style, conduct data research and analyze scripts, and the way to enhance inspiration and self-cultivation.

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Tsang Man-tung
Graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts (Honours). Tsang has received numerous awards in the field, such as Best Set Design, Best Costume Design and Best Make-up and Image Design at the Hong Kong Drama Awards. In 2003 and 2008, he received Rising Artists Award and Award for Best Artist (Theatre) respectively at the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards presented by Hong Kong Arts Development Council. In 2009, he received Honorable Mention for Set Design at the World Stage Design 2009 and Huang He Fellowship from the Asian Cultural Council which allowed him to advance his profession in Yale University as special research fellow. Tsang presented his solo exhibition Disjunctive-coding Exhibition in 2002 and published Scenography: Transcend to the Beyond in 2007. He was Artist-in-Residence of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2007 and 2008 respectively.
He is currently Examiner (Drama) of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and Member of the Art Form Panel (Theatre) of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

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Programme Length
Running time of each talk is about 2 hours.
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Ticket and Concession

Tickets available from 6 January onwards at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet and by credit card telephone booking
Half-price tickets available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients.
(Limited tickets for full-time students and CSSA recipients available on a first-come-first-served basis)

Group Booking Discount
10% off for each purchase of 2 lectures of standard tickets;
15% off for 3-4 lectures of standard tickets;
20% off for 5-6 lectures of standard tickets

For every purchase, only one of the above discount schemes applies. Please inform the box office staff at the time of purchase.

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The content of this programme do not represent the views of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.
The presenter reserves the right to substitute speaker should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary.
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