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Eighteen arts groups named as partners in LCSD's performing arts venues

     Under the Venue Partnership Scheme soon to be implemented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), 18 groups and organisations representing different art forms will be Venue Partners at 10 performing arts venues.

     The three-year Venue Partnership Scheme will run from April 2009. To facilitate smooth implementation of the scheme, various Venue Partners have started to phase in gradually since the latter half of 2008 and begun co-ordinating with the partnering venue in working out their activity plans.

     The groups/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 Windmill Grass Theatre

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

North District Town Hall
Auditorium   Harmonic Theatre

Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre
Theatre    The Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection
           (a consortium of arts groups comprising
           Shakespeare 4All, Seals Players and

Sha Tin Town Hall
Auditorium        The Cantonese Opera Advancement
and Cultural      Association (a consortium of
Activities Hall   Cantonese opera troupes comprising
                  Glory Chinese Opera Institute,
                  Golden Blossom Opera Troupe, Ming
                  Chee Sing Chinese Opera, Kim Sun
                  Sing Cantonese Opera Troupe, Dragon
                  Art Society, Kam Yuk Tong Cantonese
                  Opera Troupe, The Hong Kong Youth
                  Cantonese Opera Troupe and Eurana
                  Operatic Arts Assembly); Hong Kong
                  Children's Arts Alliance (a
                  consortium of arts groups
                  comprising Jumbo Kids Theatre, Hong
                  Kong Children And Juvenile Chinese
                  Opera Troupe, Hong Kong Children's
                  Musical Theatre, Make Friends With
                  Puppet and Millennium Youth

Sheung Wan Civic Centre
Theatre           Perry Chiu Experimental Theatre

Tsuen Wan Town Hall
Auditorium                 Hong Kong Dance Company
Cultural Activities Hall   Ming Ri Institute for Arts

Tuen Mun Town Hall
Auditorium     Spring-Time Chinese Opera and Hon Fung
               Creative Chinese Opera

     The Venue Partnership Scheme is an arts development initiative recommended for implementation in the Committee on Performing Arts Recommendation Report (I) published in 2006. It 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 individual venues, enlarging their audience base, optimising the usage of the venue facilities, developing venue-based marketing strategies, encouraging community involvement in the development of the arts in Hong Kong and thus strengthening the sustained development of the local arts scene, echoing the broad vision of the West Kowloon Cultural District project. Thirty-seven proposals were received at the close of the invitation for proposals.

Ends/Thursday, November 27, 2008


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