|Venue||Date & Time||Price|
|Lecture Room, Yuen Long Theatre
|Auditorium, Yuen Long Theatre
Conducted in Cantonese
Know what a ‘cooperative enterprise’ is, starting from scratch
25 August（Mon） Stage Facilities
This session focuses on stage facilities and covers the following topics: the structure and operation of the counterweight system; the application of masking (borders, legs) for different performing formats such as musicals, operas, Chinese traditional theatre, drama productions and dance. Other installations such as the sound reflector and acoustic shell in the concert hall will also be introduced.
8 September（Mon） The functions of the studio theatre and the black box theatre
The studio theatre and black box theatre, with their retractable seats and flexible acting area, are ideal for experimental theatre and productions of various performing formats. The stage designer can realise his/her ideas by utilising the “bare walls” venue to optimal effect and by making use of lighting and acoustics installations.
15 September（Mon） Venue Equipment and In-situ Set-up: Co-ordination and Operation
In this session the venue equipment will be introduced, covering lighting, acoustics, audio-video systems, film projectors, radio broadcasting system and interpretation equipment, etc. There will also be discussions on the in-situ set-up of brought-in equipment and related operations, such as whether the large increase of lighting equipment and sound systems, live audio recording, video-taping and live broadcast, etc, are compatible with the installation design of the venue and operational viability.
29 September（Mon） The connection between a designer and the theatre venue
Know what a set designer does: how to collaborate with the various technical departments to achieve the desired effect; to design how the light fixtures should be positioned and programme them accordingly; to position the sets and props; to test the acoustic effects for volume and tone quality; and to install the sound monitor system.
6 October（Mon） How to coordinate and work with the technical team
Know what a Stage Manager does: how to provide organisational support from the very beginning of the production process to moving in to the actual performance, to communicate effectively with all departments concerned, to meet the needs of all those in the performing company, to solve technical problems of all kinds, and to ensure a smooth and successful delivery of the performance by the group.
20 October（Mon） Guided Tour
The speaker will take participants on a guided tour of the Auditorium at Yuen Long Theatre to introduce the venue facilities on the spot for a more in-depth understanding of theatre operation.
Li began his stage management career in 1978 when he joined the Hong Kong Arts Centre as stage lighting technician. During 1980s and 1990s, he was the lighting designer for various performing arts companies in Hong Kong, with productions ranging from drama, dance to opera. He won the Best Lighting Design award at the first Hong Kong Drama Awards presented by the Hong Kong Federation of Drama Societies in 1992. He joined the Hong Kong Cultural Centre in 1989 and was on the stage management team for 23 years until he retired in 2012. Over the years, he has worked on musicals, classical operas and drama productions by leading international and local performing arts groups on their performances in Hong Kong. He has also worked on many technically challenging productions with groups exacting exceptionally high standards.
With his years of experience in stage management, Li has been able to help make each show a success by meeting the highest possible standards, whether in technical or artistic terms, as well as in addressing the needs and expectations of the theatre professionals.
Running time of each lecture / guided tour is about 2 hours.
Tickets available from 25 July 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)
10% off for each purchase of 2-3 sessions; 15% off for each purchase of 4-5 sessions; 20% off for each purchase of all 6 sessions
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The presenter reserves the right to substitute artists and change the programme should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary.
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