Performing Arts Carnival 2023@KTT


A Glamorous Convergence of the Arts

The Performing Arts Carnival 2023 presents a diverse range of performing arts programmes by emerging talents from the Schools of Dance, Music, Drama and Chinese Opera of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) and artists from venue partners.  The Carnival has toured around four performance venues in the New Territories, and the last Carnival will be held at Kwai Tsing Theatre (KTT) on 10 December (Sunday). 

Auditorium - Core Programme

2pm-5pm      Free Admission


Performers:  The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (School of Chinese Opera, School of Music, School of Dance and School of Drama)

(Suitable for ages 3 and above)
(Admission ticket is not required for Auditorium programmes.  Limited seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis.)

Chinese Opera

An Excerpt of Tryst in the Firewood Shed from Havoc at Guang Chang Long

Liao Xiaoqiao, born into a grassroots family, loses her parents during their flight from a disaster.  As an orphan, Liao has no choice but to sell herself to a brothel.  Zhao Huai’an, a wealthy playboy, encounters Liao at the brothel and wins her heart with his sweet talk.  Liao is fooled into believing that she can escape from prostitution by marrying Zhao, and so entrusts him with all her savings in the hope of spending the rest of her life with him.  However, Zhao takes the money and is never seen again.  Overwhelmed by sorrow and anger, Liao falls seriously ill and eventually hangs herself at Guang Chang Long.

Liu Junxian, a rouge pedlar who is righteous and always ready to help others, comes across Liao’s spirit at Guang Chang Long.  While he is struck with terror at first, he becomes indignant on hearing Liao’s story.  Moved by her sincerity, he takes her spirit to Yangzhou to seek vengeance against Zhao.

Director Hong Hai, Ying Kam-sha
Performers Deng Haipang, Ho Ka-yi, Mak Hei-wah
Music/ Percussion Director Zhao Riwei
Music Director/ Vocal Coach Mach Tuy-nghia
Percussion Director Ching Weng-sung


Music Leader Tsang Tsz-ho
Gaohu Lei Ziteng
Hu Chau Ho-yeung
Electric Ruan Mach Tuy Nghia
Yangqin Chan Pan-kit
Pipa Tsoi Sheung-yin
Guzheng Cheng Man-ni
Cello Zhu Xiaolin
Percussion Leader Lei Caiping
Accompanists Tang Qimu and Lai Hon-yin
Chinese Opera

Chinese Music Concert


Shandong Folk Music Gold Rush Order

Musicians Ng Wing-tung, Law Suet-ying, Yau Kwan-lam, Luk Tsun-ki, Tsoi Wai-yin, Wong Sing, Hua Yijie and So Hei-yeung


Erhu Ensemble Charge of the War Horses

Composer Chen Yaoxing
Musicians Li Hang-tsun, Fong Tsz-wai, Wong Tsz-yau, Kong Kin-pan, Wu ga-shing, Chan Chun-ho, Chan Ho-yan, Siu Chun-yin, Ip Pui-ching, Kung Ka-ho and Lo Hok-chun


Silk and String Quintet A Joyful Night

Composer Hu Dengtiao
Musicians Li Hang-tsun, Kung Ka-ho, Siu Chun-yin, Chan Ho-yan and Chen Jiawen


Guangdong Music Medley

Musicians Fong Tsz-wai, Wong Tsz-yau, Siu Chun-yin, Ip Pui-ching and Yau Kwan-lam


Zheng Ensemble Battling the Typhoon

Composer Wang Chanyuan
Musicians Tu Yutian, Chen Jiawen, Huang Xiaoxi, Zhou Run, Yip Hei-man and Sze To Shuk-ching


Percussion Ensemble The Southern Winds

Composer Luo Tianqi
Musicians Lo Hok-chun, Law Suet-ying and  Li Wai-hei


Small Ensemble Blooming Flowers under Full Moon 

Composer Huang Yijun
Music Arrangement Peng Xiuwen
Musicians Li Hang-tsun, Wong Tsz-yau, Fong Tsz-wai, Kong Kin-pan, Tse Man-yam, Li Choi-man, Ip Pui-ching, Chan Ho-yan, Hui Wing-po, Tsui Kam-hng, Siu Chun-yin, Chen Jiawen, Yau Kwan-lam, Luk Tsun-ki, Tsoi Wai-yin, Hua Yijie, So Hei-yeung, Li Wai-hei and Ng Wing-tung


Emcee Kung Ka-ho



Chinese Dance Silk Dance

The choreographer’s imagination and artistic reinvention breath life and emotions into the silk handkerchief, displaying magnificent sights of the blossoming trees in spring, the passion of summer and the soulfulness of late autumn.

Choreographer Jiang Huaxuan
Rehearsal Director Yu Pik-yim
Music Flying Dragons and Jumping Tigers - Percussion Concerto
Composer Li Minxiong
Dancers Chen Ka-hei, Cheung Ka-man, Fung Kei, Lai Wing-Yan, Lam Tsz-ying, Lam Wai-ching, Pang Cherry, Wan Chun-hei, Wang Luoyan, Wang Xifang, Wong Wai-shan


Ballet Le Corsaire - Pas de deux

This is a performance of one of the most famous and beloved dances for two, Pas de deux from the ballet Le Corsaire, which was inspired by Lord Byron's poetic work The Corsair.

Choreographer Joseph Mazilier
Rehearsal Director Eve Chan
Music Le Corsaire: Act II - "3. Grand pas: (Le grand pas de deux a trois classique): Adagio"
Composer Riccardo Drigo
Dancers Chen Wa Sze, Ho Hei Yu, Lau Oon Hei, Lee Sin Tung, Ngan Sze Yu, Ma Mutong, Leung Sin Hang, Wai Yiu, Tam Ashley Tsz Yiu, Tang Sze Wai Sara, Yuen Mei Wai and Liu Yu-lun

Chinese Dance Unleashed

An inner voice or some form of energy?  The choreographer hopes the dancers could interpret this feeling through their youthful bodies.  Unleashed a fleeting ray of light.  This reminds the choreographer of the famous line...

"All has gone, countless remarkable figures in the past, let us focus on the present moment..."

Choreographer Yu Pik-yim
Music Sun Quan The Emperor (Guzheng & drum Ver.)
Dancers Han Lei, Kwan Megan Man-ki, Lam Tsz-yu, Li Wan-kei, Ma Lie, Ng Chung-yu, Pang Choi-man, Tang Celine Laurelle,Tang Hiu-wing, Wai Lo-ying, Wen Ziyin, Wu Hing-man, Yung Shuk-yi


Contemporary Dance "Beautiful Reminiscence"

A thought, leads heart, your thought?

Choreographer Li Yongjing
Rehearsal Director Lam Po
Music 3WW, Reference, Experience
Composers Alt-J, L C Fung, Ludovico Einaudi
Dancers Calysta Clara Neisha, Huang Ziyan, Lai Lok-yan, Ho Wing-kam, Lam Hoi-ching, Lin Ka-ying, Lai Natalia, To Wing, Tsang Wing-hang, Liu Zhi, Wong Ching-tung, Xiong Yilin, Wong Cheuk-lam, Wong Noi-bei, Zhao Yuefan, Wong Lai-kei Kristy, Yip Sze-wai, Xu Xitong


Original Musical Home Sweet Home (Excerpt)

The story revolves around four neighbouring tenants of subdivided units.  Under the same roof, they face their own problems in life while searching for the place called "home".

Music/ Lyrics/ Musical Director Chui Wai-yin Peco
Playwright Cheung Fei-fan
Director Li Wing-hong
Choreographer Chow Wing-sze Seesy
Actors (Inaugural class of the
Acting for Musical Theatre major)
Cheng Hoi-man, Chu Po-ching,
Chung Ho-shun, Leung Ho-yi,
Ngan Hei-yuen, Wai Cheuk-nam, Wong Tsz-yui
Musicians Stanley Cheung, Anson Tang, So Chuen-on



Fringe Programme*

2:15pm-5:15pm      Free Admission by ticket


Performers:  Kwai Tsing Theatre Venue Partners - Chung Ying Theatre Company and Wind Mill Grass Theatre

(Suitable for ages 3 and above)
(Admission by ticket with free seating.  Limited seats available on a first-come-first-served basis.)

Black Box Theatre   2:15pm-3:15pm & 4:15pm-5:15pm    Chung Ying Theatre Company       Venue Partnership  Chung Ying Theatre Company

Oral History Theatre Post-Southern Anthropocene

First, elderly actors from the Southern District will introduce the unique historical features of their district in the form of a carnival stall.  Then comes a performance interwoven with monologues and interactive theatre to recount the lives of Southern District natives.

Producer WONG Chun-fai
Performers Elderly performers from NAAC Lei Tung Neighbourhood Elderly Centre

Quota per session: 70
Oral History Theatre
Lecture Room   3:00pm-3:45pm & 4:30pm-5:15pm    Wind Mill Grass Theatre      Venue Partnership   Wind Mill Grass Theatre

Lazy People Love Traveling (Excerpts) Play Reading

Come and enjoy the play reading version of this widely acclaimed stage production.
Artistic Director Shaw Mei-kwan
Acting Coaches So Ching-fung, Luk Yan
Performers Chan Chun-tung, Cheung Tik-ki, Cheung Cheuk-hang

Quota per session: 70

(This programme contains strong language)
Play Reading

*Admission Arrangement (Black Box Theatre & Lecture Room)

  1. Free admission by ticket with free seating.  Limited places available on a first-come-first-served basis.
  2. Tickets of fringe programme will be distributed at the Foyer of Kwai Tsing Theatre from 12 noon on the day of the Carnival.  Each person is allowed up to two tickets.
  3. Tickets will become invalid if the ticket holders fail to show up within 5 minutes after the designated session has begun, and their places will be allocated to other persons waiting at the venue.
  4. Latecomers will only be admitted at a suitable break.  All programmes or related arrangements are subject to change without prior notice.  In the event of any dispute regarding ticket distribution and seating arrangements, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department’s decision shall be final and conclusive.

The presenter reserves the right to change the programme and substitute artists.  The programmes do not represent the views of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

Programme Enquiry: 2408 0128