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Twenty-one arts groups to join new round of Venue Partnership Scheme

     A new round of the Venue Partnership Scheme will soon be implemented at the performing arts venues of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD). Twenty-one groups and organisations representing different art forms will be the venue partners at 12 performing arts venues.

     The new three-year scheme will be held from April 2012 to March 2015. Of the 21 venue partners, 15 are existing partners. The newly restored Yau Ma Tei Theatre, to be opened in mid-2012, will have the Chinese Artists Association of Hong Kong as its venue partner for nurturing budding and young Cantonese opera artists.

     The groups and organisations and the corresponding performing arts venues are:

Hong Kong City Hall
Concert Hall     Hong Kong Sinfonietta

Theatre          Hong Kong Repertory Theatre

Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Concert Hall     Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra;
                 Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra

Grand Theatre    Hong Kong Ballet; Zuni Icosahedron

Kwai Tsing Theatre
Auditorium       Chung Ying Theatre Company;
                 W Theatre and Wind Mill Grass

Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre
Theatre          E-Side Dance Company; Whole Theatre

North District Town Hall
Auditorium       Hong Kong Theatre Works

Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre
Theatre          The Absolutely Fabulous Theatre
                 Connection (a consortium of arts
                 groups comprising Shakespeare4All,
                 Seals Players and Eduarts)

Sha Tin Town Hall
Auditorium       The Cantonese Opera Advancement
                 Association (a consortium comprising
                 16 Cantonese opera troupes: Glory
                 Chinese Opera Institute, Lung Kui
                 Kam Yuen Court, Hong Kong Sun Sing
                 Cantonese Opera Promotive
                 Association, Kam Sing Fai Cantonese
                 Opera, Eurana Operatic Arts
                 Assembly, Kam Yuk Tong Cantonese
                 Opera Troupe, Wing Cheong Cantonese
                 Opera Promotion Association, Go-Sing
                 Cantonese Opera Troupe, Fung Ngai
                 Cantonese Opera, Yeung Ming
                 Cantonese Opera Troupe, Rainbow
                 Opera Troupe, Love And Faith
                 Cantonese Opera Laboratory, Tung
                 Ling Chinese Traditional Opera
                 Centre, Ming Fai Cantonese Opera
                 Association, Kim Sang Fai Cantonese
                 Opera and Sun Moon Star Cantonese
                 Opera/Chin Fung Cantonese Opera

Cultural         Trinity Theatre and the Radiant
Activities       Theatre

Sheung Wan Civic Centre
Theatre          Perry Chiu Experimental Theatre

Tsuen Wan Town Hall
Auditorium       Hong Kong Dance Company

Cultural         Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education

Tuen Mun Town Hall
Auditorium       Spring-Time Experimental Theatre and
                 Hong Kong Young Talent Cantonese
                 Opera Troupe

Yuen Long Theatre
Auditorium       Hong Kong Performing Stage of
                 Cantonese Opera (a consortium of
                 Cantonese opera troupes comprising
                 Art of Cantonese Opera Association,
                 Spring Glory Cantonese Opera
                 Workshop and Dragon Art Society);
                 Theatre Noir

Yau Ma Tei Theatre
Theatre          The Chinese Artists Association of
                 Hong Kong

     Implemented in 2009, the Venue Partnership Scheme aims to foster a partnership between venues and performing arts groups and organisations with the objectives of building up the artistic image and character of the venue and its partner, enlarging the audience base, optimising usage of facilities, encouraging community involvement and promoting the arts in the community.

Ends/Thursday, January 5, 2012

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