Hong Kong Arts Festival (canceled due to concerns over the new coronavirus)
One of the largest-scale performing arts festivals in Asia, the Hong Kong Arts Festival is annually held for about one month from February, after Chinese New Year. In 1972, the Hong Kong Arts Festival Society Ltd. was established by a gathering of prominent figures in Hong Kong society, and since the festival’s first edition held in 1973, it has been introducing excellent performing arts works from China and around the world for more than 30 years. It has been managed with support mainly from the Leisure and Cultural Services Department of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China and the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.
The festival program features performances of a wide range of arts productions from Asia and around the world, including opera, music, jazz, world music, theater, musicals, dance, exhibitions and more, as well as offering full programs of workshops for young people and educational programs.
In contemporary dance, the festival now includes a new “Asia Pacific Dance Platform” program presenting showcases of the works of young choreographers and dancers active in Asia. With the aim of growing audience for contemporary dance in Hong Kong, there is a concurrent program of workshops and discussions. Furthermore, a “New Stage Series” program has been newly established to present of experimental works across the full spectrum of contemporary genres.
|festival name :||Hong Kong Arts Festival (canceled due to concerns over the new coronavirus)|
|city :||Hong Kong|
|period :||2020.2.13 -> 2020.3.14|