2020/21 Arts Experience Scheme for Senior Secondary Students

Foreword


The Charm of Performing Arts

The arts bring to students experiences that connect life inside and outside the campus.

When textual narrative turns into live performance, lines, movements, lightings and shades on stage cast a spell of charm on the audience. This magical power created by stage performance calls for rumination and reflection, leaving the audience with sentiments of gratification when the curtain falls.

In the 2020/21 school year, we continue to work with local and overseas arts groups to stage 18 selected programmes covering theatre, musical, opera, Cantonese opera, instrumental music, dance and multi-arts. Actors’ Family will explore “teaching” and “learning” from different perspectives in Musical Punk It Up. The much-loved Carmen directed by Professor Lo King-man, or “Father of Hong Kong Opera”, will also be staged. Meanwhile, renowned Cantonese opera actor Sun Kim Long will present his adaptation of The Enmity of Dou’e. In addition to the three multi-arts programmes from New Vision Arts Festival, inspiring performances on theatre, dance and music will be given by leading local arts groups. Be prepared to be impressed by the brilliant programmes and the novel experience they bring.

In fact, these arts groups don’t just perform. Their artists will also move downstage to share their creative process as well as the concept and structure of their works at pre/post-performance discussions and workshops, and share with participants on a wide range of topics from the history of drama to the symbolic meaning of a certain prop. These extension activities will reveal to students the flow of stage production and the many facets of performing arts.

Live performance exudes unparalleled charm in the eye of the audience, and gives artists a sense of fulfilment when they engage their audience and receive their warm applause. We believe that engaging in performing arts will bring enlightening experiences to audience and performers alike, and make them more understanding towards others and curious about life. We therefore look forward to the continuous support of principals and teachers to the Scheme. Let’s work together to enrich the arts experience of students and nurture young theatregoers.

* Since Audience Building Office (AB Office) under the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD)’s inception in the 2009/10 academic year, the Arts Experience Scheme for Senior Secondary Students by has been providing Other Learning Experiences in Aesthetic Development under the New Senior Secondary School Curriculum and encouraging personal visits to professional performing venues as well as immersion in the arts for enrichment of learning experience.

* Acknowledgement: The Arts Experience Scheme for Senior Secondary Students is supported by the Education Bureau.