Several performers who passed the audition of the "Open Stage" Pilot Scheme of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) have performed at the Piazza of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre (HKCC) over the past three weekends. The other groups that qualified are also scheduling their performances at the piazzas of Sha Tin Town Hall (STTH) and Kwai Tsing Theatre (KTT).
The guitar and singing duo Wilfred and Kendy, who appeared twice at the HKCC Piazza, received a warm response from the audience. Kendy has performed at railway stations in the UK, and the duo were excited to have the opportunity to share their music with the public in a cultural setting.
The "Open Stage" Pilot Scheme has received 34 applications encompassing various art forms, including acoustic band, instrumental music, percussion, dance and singing, as of August 17. The six-month pilot scheme welcomes applications from interested performers.
Aiming to promote arts and culture in the community and provide opportunities for performers to showcase their talents, the six-month "Open Stage" Pilot Scheme aims to enable the public to appreciate the arts at leisure and enrich the cultural ambience of the community.
The pilot scheme is open to different performing arts. Performers can be an individual or a group of not more than eight persons. Auditioned and qualified performers may register for a performance session of two hours each between 10am and 10pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holiday on a first-come, first-served basis.
Details of the scheme and application forms are available at the respective venues and can also be downloaded from their websites. Completed application forms can be sent to the venues by post or delivered in person. HKCC - enquiries: 2734 2009, website: www.lcsd.gov.hk/hkcc ; STTH - enquiries: 2694 2555, website: www.lcsd.gov.hk/stth ; KTT - enquiries: 2406 8192, website: www.lcsd.gov.hk/ktt .
Ends/Tuesday, August 17, 2010
The "Open Stage" Pilot Scheme has attracted applications encompassing various art forms, including acoustic band, instrumental music and singing. Picture shows a performance at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza on August 15.
The "Open Stage" Pilot Scheme aims to promote arts and culture in the community and provide opportunities for performers to showcase their talents.