Theatre in Animal Fables Literary Theatre in Practice Project
(In cooperation with Theatre Ronin)

Illustration credit: Theatre Ronin

Trailer of the project (In Cantonese)

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Highlights and Objectives

  • A year-long educational project on literary theatre
  • Suitable for students of primary schools and special schools with different theatrical experience
  • Based on local and foreign animal fables from the past and the present, instructors will teach students creative theatrical expression techniques
  • The project includes tour performance, theatrical training and the finale performance
  • Students will perform in a public venue

Content

Themed around animal fables, the project rides on famous stories crafted by both local and foreign writers, from the past and the present, such as Aesop from Greece, La Fontaine from France, Zhuangzi from China, Ho Tsz from Hong Kong, etc. Students will first read these writings and then the instructor will offer guidance on creating the scripts and the roles. They will work together to reinterpret these animal fables, so that students can understand the contents of and the lessons behind these stories. The project also introduces the main features of creative theatre to students. By animalize their characters, the outcome of students performance will be strengthened. At the same time, students will understand the relationship between literature and the theatre. Theatre arts workshop instructor will also guide students on creating props and costumes so that they can be more familiar with the art of theatre.

Implementation

The project will run for 11 months, from September 2017 to July 2018, and will be implemented in three phases:

Event Date Activities
Phase 1:
Touring Performance
September - October 2017 Theatre Ronin will tour all participating schools with a introductory performance of “Theatre in Animal Fables” and highlight the features of the project in order to recruit students
Phase 2:
Workshops
(18 sessions)
October 2017 - June 2018 Theatrical Training Workshops
The instructor will share the creative motives of the authors and create various animals style with the students. These will form the basis of students’ own “roles” and be used to reinterpret the animal fables.

Theatrical Art Workshops
Guided by the instructor, students will learn how to create costumes and props that concur with their characters and styles of animal.

Rehearsal Workshops
Students will rehearse and prepare for the finale performance.
Phase 3:
Finale Performance
June -
July 2018
Finale Performance
July 2018
Students will perform at LCSD venue to share their learning outcomes with the public. There will be a post-performance sharing session to provide an opportunity for students to share their creative process and feelings about the production with the audience.

“Students’ Performance for the Community”
June - July 2018
Students will present their finale performance at social welfare organizations located in the neighbourhood of their school, so that people who have little access to theatrical art can have an opportunity to see their play.
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Project Details

Group
Primary Schools Special Schools
No. of Participating Schools 3 Primary Schools 2 Special Schools
Target Students Primary 3-5 Secondary Schools
(Upon discussion with arts group)
No. of Participants 20 students / school 16 students / school
Course Schedule 1 session / week, 1.5hrs / session
Total No. of Workshops^ 18 sessions
Fee Payable# $288 / student $144 / student
^ The total number of workshops includes the above sessions and two rehearsals for the “Students’ Performance for the Community”.
# Fees are on a per-person basis. All fees paid are not refundable.

Download Application Form (Chinese Version only)

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Finale Performance

After a year-long literature theatre training, students are going to share their learning outcome with the public. A sharing session will be set after each school’s performance where participating students could share with the audience their creation process and performing experience. There will be three primary and two special schools participating in the finale performance.

Programme Details

Programme Schedule 7.7.2018 (Saturday) 3pm
Cultural Activities Hall, Sha Tin Town Hall
Ticket * $50
Duration The duration of the programme is approximately 2 hours 30 minutes without intermission
Language Cantonese
Participating Schools
(In performing order)
Hong Kong Red Cross Princess Alexandra School
Pok Oi Hospital Chan Kwok Wai Primary School
Mary Rose School
C.C.C. Chuen Yuen First Primary School
Hong Kong Red Swastika Society Tuen Mun Primary School
Production Team Artistic Director, Dramaturg and Set Design: Alex Tam
Lighting Design: Adonic Derek
Sound Design: Tang Yin Pong
Deputy Stage Manager: Lau Sai yau
Producer: Jessie Lam
Administration: Yung Ching Yu
Instructors (in alphabetical order):
Chan See Lik Paul, Kwok Siu Kit, Kwok Tsz Wan Aubrey,
Tang Wai Yee Connie and Wong Hau In

Ticketing and Concession

Tickets are available from 1 June onwards at URBTIX outlets, on Internet, by Mobile Ticketing App and Credit Card Telephone Booking.

*Half-price tickets are available for full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and a minder and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients. Tickets for CSSA recipients are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Concessionary tickets holders must produce evidence of their identity or age upon admission.

Enquiries

Programme Enquiries: 3971 0831 (Theatre Ronin)
Ticketing Enquiries: 3761 6661
Credit Card Telephone Booking: 2111 5999
Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk

Audience is strongly advised to arrive punctually. Latecomers will only be admitted when there is a suitable break in the performance.
Programme content and information do not represent the views of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.
The presenter reserves the right to change programme and substitute artists should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary.

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Enquiries

Application & General: 2591 1711 (LCSD)
Project: 3971 0603 (Theatre Ronin)