2018/19 Performing Arts Appreciation Project for Secondary Students
—Theatre / Dance Series

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Project Content

The 2018/19 Performing Arts Appreciation Project for Secondary Students will be themed around a specific area of performing arts – theatre and dance. In addition to learning about the arts forms through the perspectives of history and aesthetics, students will try out creative work and critiques. They will gain knowledge into theatre and dance through multiple perspectives, including “seeing”, “feeling” and “writing”, etc. Both junior and senior secondary students are welcomed to take part in this year’s programme. Through an introductory talk and workshops, students will experience a journey of appreciation and analysis on performing arts.

The project comprises two parts. Exact schedule will be arranged with participating schools:

Part one: Introductory Talk
(Duration: 1.5 hours, for all students from participating school)

♦  To inspire students’ understanding and interest in theatre and dance arts and to introduce the basic concepts for critiquing and appreciating.
♦  To stimulate students’ interest in the workshop, through which they can explore further into the arts forms.

Part two: Workshop
(6 sessions in total, 1.5 hour per session, 20-25 students for each workshop)

Theatre Series
♦  Consist of a variety of activities, covering an interactive segment, drama showcase, discussions and writing of a theatre critique or a post-event report.
♦  Professional instructor(s) of the workshop will employ easy-to-understand methods to introduce the history, schools and evolution of drama; the instructor(s) will also guide students to read deeply into the texts or use specific themes to devise a short play. Participating schools can select one of the methods for their creation.
(suggested texts: Waiting for Godot, The Dumb Waiter andThe Sorrows of Young Yat Sum)
♦  Detail of Workshop
Session 1: Introduction to Drama
Students will grasp an initial understanding about theatre through history and aesthetics.
Session 2: Theatrical game
Games are used to inspire students to further consider the possibilities of the theatre.
Sessions 3 – 4: Process writing / close reading
In groups, students will engage in simple theatrical creation through process writing or close reading.
Session 5: Showcase
Students will showcase their own projects and appreciate those created by others. The instructor will also guide them to discuss and critique.
Session 6: Critique exercise
Short commentaries or post-show reports will be written based on the projects showcased by students.
♦  Speaker and Instructor:Yan Pat-to(Artistic Director of Reframe Theatre/Part-time Lecturer)


Dance Series
♦  Consist of a variety of activities, covering an interactive segment, dance showcase, discussions and writing of a dance critique or a post-event report.
♦  Professional instructor(s) of the workshop will employ easy-to-understand methods to introduce the history, schools and evolution of dance; the instructor(s) will also guide students to use specific themes to devise a short dance performance.
♦  Detail of Workshop
Session 1: Introduction to Dance
Students will grasp an initial understanding about dance through history and aesthetics.
Sessions 2 – 4: Creative process
In groups, students will approach the creation of dance from different entry points.
Session 5: Showcase
Students will showcase their own projects and appreciate those created by others. The instructor will also guide them to discuss and critique.
Session 6: Critique exercise
Short commentaries or post-show reports will be written based on the projects showcased by students.
♦  Speaker and Instructor: YAU Sze-wing, Catherine(Freelance Dance Artist/Established Arts Critic)

Each participant is required to write a short essay to express their points of view on the performance by writing or presentation. They will receive comments from professional instructors on his/her writing. The instructor(s) will select essays from the students and publish on the website of The International Association of Theatre Critics (Hong Kong) and Audience Building Office of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

Participation Fee

$96(per student)

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The Coordinator

The International Association of Theatre Critics (IATC) was founded in 1946 as a UNESCO-affiliated organization to bring together theatre practitioners and theatre critics to meet and learn from each other. IATC (HK) was founded in 1992, since when it has been actively promoting 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 three-year grant from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC).

The application form can be downloaded here. (Chinese version only)

Application deadline: 7 September 2018 (Fri) 6pm

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Enquiries

Audience Building Office
Ms. LAU Sin-yan, Irene

Tel: 2591 1722
Fax: 2591 1160
Email: isylau@lcsd.gov.hk

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