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  • THE “JOY” OF FLAMENCO

    2 Jan 2015

    Hotly anticipated, Gala Flamenca promises to be a dance spectacular, bringing together some of Flamenco’s leading lights – “the best of the best from Spain”.

    For New York-based, Hong Kong native Mona Ko – an advocate and passionate student of Flamenco, who will be jetting in to catch two performances on consecutive nights – “HKAF have invited the right dancers for sure.”

    Since first discovering flamenco nine years ago, Mona tells you that "Flamenco changed my life." Why don’t you let it change yours?
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    Related programme: Gala Flamenca

  • The Making of Cinderella of Our Time

    25 Nov 2014

    Want to get a taste of what goes on behind the scenes of a ballet production? Watch the making of Dutch National Ballet's Cinderella here!

    From choreography, rehearsals to costume and wig design, these videos will take you on a tour of the elaborate preparation and hard work behind this magical ballet!

    Related Programme: Dutch National Ballet - Cinderella

  • Arvo Pärt received cultural award equivalent to Nobel Prize

    4 Nov 2014

    Three weeks ago on 15 October, the Japan Art Association in Tokyo presented Arvo Pärt with the prestigious Praemium Imperiale cultural award, considered equal to the Nobel Prize in the field of culture. The Imperiale prize has been presented since 1989 by the Japanese imperial family through the Japan Art Association. Hitachi, Prince of Japan, and honorary patron of the association personally presented Pärt with the award.

    In celebration of Pärt’s 80th birthday in 2015, Theatre of Voices performs a programme of the composers’s most beautiful choral music.

    Related Programme: Theatre of Voices
    Sample music |  More details about Pärt  

  • Live at Datong – The Chinese Utopia trailer shooting

    30 Aug 2014

    Evans Chan (Front), Tang Shu-wing, Chan Hing-yan and Hong Kong Arts Festival Associate Programme Director So Kwok-wan. (Back: left to right)

    Datong – The Chinese Utopia, the all new chamber opera production is on the way! Commissioned and produced by the HKAF, writer and filmmaker Evans Chan - the librettist of Datong, gathered with composer Chan Hing-yan, director Tang Shu-wing and conductor Lio Kuokman in the making of Datong’s promotional trailer. Set at the turn of the 20th century, the opera explores Kang Youwei’s vision of a global utopia and promises to be a dramatic and fascinating spectacle.

    Click here for more photos!

    Related Programmes:
    Datong: The Chinese Utopia

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Messages from HKAF

27 Feb 2015

The 43rd Hong Kong Arts Festival (HKAF) officially opens on 27 Feb with a performance by Christian Thielemann and the Staatskapelle Dresden. This year’s HKAF presents about 1,500 acclaimed artists from around the world in 137 performances, including 16 new works/world premieres and 10 Asian premieres. Of the 110,000 available tickets, over 98,000 (88 percent) have been sold as of 27 Feb.

12 Dec 2014

The 43rd HKAF receives enthusiastic responses from audience, selling 60% of 110,000 available tickets with over 10,000 booking forms received by the close of advance bookings. Counter bookings begin at 10:00am on 13 December. Be sure to grab your tickets fast!

19 Nov 2014

Top 12 most popular programmes during Advance Bookings reveiled! Read more...

15 Oct 2014

[Programme Cancellation] The programme Les Fausses Confidences originally scheduled from the 20th to 22nd March 2015 has been cancelled due to the withdrawal of Isabelle Huppert from the production’s Asian tour.

13 Oct 2014

The 43rd HKAF full line-up revealed! Featuring 49 international and local ensembles or solo artists, there are 137 performances running mainly from 27 February to 29 March 2015. Advance bookings start from 12:00am on 15 October to 11:59pm on 2 December 2014. Grab the chance to enjoy up to 15% discount!

24 Jul 2014

Welcome message from Executive Director, Tisa Ho. Read more

24 Jul 2014

24 highlights from the 43rd HKAF programme pre-announced along with new theme and upgraded website. Stay tuned for the full programme lineup announcement in October! Read more

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