2013/14 Performing Arts Criticism Project for Senior Secondary Students

Trailer of the project (In Cantonese)

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Programme Content

Introductory Seminar

♦  Briefly introduce different performing art forms
♦  Introduce the history and characteristics of various art forms, including Drama, Dance, Music and Cantonese Opera
♦  Explain the basis of appreciating and analysing various art forms
♦  2 hours per seminar
♦  Participation fee: $10 per person for each session

Arts Criticism Workshop

♦  Further study of drama, dance, music or Cantonese opera
♦  Attend and appreciate a performance from the “2013/14 Arts Experience Scheme for Senior Secondary Students” (at their own expense)
♦  Professional critics will guide students on how to appreciate and develop in-depth analysis of performances, as well as how to write arts criticism
♦  1.5 hours per session, 4 sessions per workshop
♦  Participation fee: $56 per person for each workshop

Under the scheme, each participant will write an arts criticism essay, and receive comment on his or her writing from professional instructors, as well as having their work published in newspapers or on the website of The International Association of Theatre Critics (Hong Kong) (IATC) and Audience Building Office of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.


The Coordinator

Founded in Paris in 1956, the International Association of Theatre Critics (IATC) is a non-profit, non-governmental organizsation under statute B of UNESCO. IATC (HK) was founded in 1992, since when it has actively promoted theatre criticism in Hong Kong through activities such as publications, participation in international conferences and cultural exchange programmes, while at the same time collecting and archiving information and materials concerning the performing arts in Hong Kong. IATC (HK) currently receives a two-year grant from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC).

Speaker and Instructor

Indy Lee (Drama)
Yan But To (Drama)
Daniel Yeung (Dance)
Catherine Yau (Dance)
Dennis Wu (Music)
Paris Wong (Cantonese Opera)

The application form and the details of the programme can be downloaded here. (Chinese version only)

Application deadline: 6 September 2013 (Fri)



Audience Building Office
Mr Mak Shun-chuen, Mike

Tel: 2591 1722
Fax: 2591 1161
Email: mscmak@lcsd.gov.hk

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