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Programme Facilitators

Chen Mei Sum, Mandy

Chen graduated from the Drama School of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. She is studying her Master of Drama in Education program now.

In 2000 and 2007, she was granted from the Arts Scholarship by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council for her further studies and career development in London. She then works as the practitioner for the Feldenkrais Method. She also teaches in the Social Welfare Department, and works actively as drama practitioner for special needs/ordinary school and various arts organizations.

Cheung Ngar Lai, Annie

Graduated from the University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, with a Bachelor Degree of Laws (Hons), a Postgraduate Certificate in Laws and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) (majoring in Acting) respectively. During her studies at the Academy, she had been awarded numerous scholarships and prizes. In recent years, she had participated in many drama productions as the major roles, including “The Twin Spirit” by Cinematic Theatre, “A Life" by Theatre Space, "Twelfth Night” by Hong Kong Theatre Works, “And then there were none” by Class 7A Drama Group, “A Variation of Zhang Xueliang” by Pants Production, “The Ai’s Family” by Chung Ying Theatre, “Animal Farm” by Theatre Noir, “Soulmate” by iStage, “Mongkok Stories" and "Unforgettable” by Chasing Theatre. She has been actively involved in the field of drama education too. She has worked as the drama tutor of the Performing Arts Education Centre of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, The Hong Kong Repertory Theatre, Chung Ying Theatre Company, Eduarts and Shakespeare4All.

Annie is now a freelance actress, a trilingual (Cantonese, English and Putonghua) drama/musical teacher, an executive committee of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Alumni Association and a founding member and a committee member of To-Be- Theatre.

Irene Choi

Irene Choi is an active music performer in the local music scene. She is graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. She plays piano and lots of plucked string instrument including Zheng, Ruan and Liuqin. She engaged herself in music education and attempted in writing music for the theatre recently. She is now the Project Director of the Aborigine Music Workshop.

Fung Sai Kuen

Fung Sai Kuen is a master graduate of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (Drama and Theater Education) and was awarded The Ohel Leah Synagogue Charity Postgraduate Scholarships from the Academy. Currently he is the Assistant Artistic Director of FM Theatre Power and Liberal Studies teacher at HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity. He was also the grantee of the "Grant for Emerging Artists" by Hong Kong Arts Development Council and HKSC Performing Arts Venue Subsidy Scheme. He had participated in many drama productions, including “Beyond The Horizon”, “Hi Education”and “Kitty Hunter”.

Ho Pak Chuen, Exist

Music, drama and community artist. Exist Ho loves music and is also keen on leading various types of theatre activities. He holds positions of founder, advisor, instructor and artist in many local and mainland art organizations.

Ivan Hui

Ivan Hui is an active lyric writer in the local music scene and an excellent Chinese flute player. He toyed with writing lyrics for TV dramas and children songs. Then he began to make his attempt in pop music market and released the song ‘Bet on Love’ for Cecilia Cheung. His releases include the title song of “Boys’ Circuit” by Boy’z. The artists who have recorded Ivan’s songs included Hacken Lee, Miriam Yeung, Andy Lau. He is the winner of the CASH Lyric Writing Competition in 2009. His original creative works can be seen in TVs, Films and many local dramas.

Christina Jensen

Christina Jensen is a choreographer/performer/dance artist/teacher with a BA in dance theatre from Laban Centre London and MA in choreography from Dartington College Of Arts, England. Her past works include dance performances in Hong Kong, England and Philippines, and she has performed around Europe with Baktruppen, Athina Vahla, Sara Gebran, ResExtensa, and with fellow members of the Explorer artists’ collective Alice Mundschin and Tania Soubry in Luxembourg. Her practice is investigative and often relates to specific sites and communities and is continually exploring improvisation as a tactic of engagement. Jensen currently teaches at Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, specializing in Improvisation.

Lam Sum

Lam Sum is an independent short film and documentary filmmaker, graduated from School of Film and TV of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2011. Lam is also a social movement activist; his works mostly focus on social issues. Video works include the documentary films "Beyond the Queen" (2007), "Dream Tour" (2008), "Night for Day" (2009), and graduate work, "Drifting" (2011), which selected in the 31st Munich International Festival of Film Schools, Germany in 2011. He is now filming a documentary film "begins with one step", about an activist in Hong Kong (Funding by Cnex 2.0).

Karl Lee

A Christian. Karl is a graduate of The University of Calgary Canada and The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (BFA in Acting) and (MFA in Drama and Theater Education). He has done numbers of performances such as: Tragedy, Comedy, Musical, Street theater, Children play and School touring. He also performed in numbers of commercial programs.

He was a full time school touring artist and actor teacher. He now works as a part-time teacher with HKAPA APL program and freelance drama teacher with different kindergartens, primary schools, and secondary schools. He has done numbers of school touring with different companies in Hong Kong.

His goal to be an evangelical actor, believes there is Love in the world.

Grad Leung

Grad Leung has worked as freelance theatre and workshop tutor. He established Well Drama Club and Hong Kong Playhouse in 1993 and 2005 respectively. He is now the artistic director of Big Tree Community Art Centre. He also works as workshop tutor of forum theatre, playback theatre, theatresports, mask and puppet making.

Leung Man Wing, Irene

Irene graduated from Diploma of Fine Art (Sculpture) in The Hong Kong Art School in 2006, and has worked as a freelance artist since 1999. She works as puppeteer, storyteller, performer, muralist, sculpture artist, etc. Besides that, she is also a teaching artist and planner for the program for different schools and organizations. And now she also works as a program coordinator in Hong Kong Mural Society and resident creative actress in Ming Ri Institute for Art Education.

So Yan Yi, Yannie

Graduated from HKIED and HKAPA, Yannie So has received Bachelor of Education and Master of Fine Arts in Drama (Major in Drama Education). She is currently working as a freelance drama educator, and taught in various drama workshops. The target audience includes social workers, teachers, and secondary, primary and kindergarten students. She serves in different education institutes to arrange students’ performances. She also works as adjudicator of the HKSDF. She has been worked with Performing Arts Education Centre of HKAPA, Hong Kong Repertory Theatre, Dramatic English, Hong Kong Playground Association, Department of Early Childhood Education of HKIED, Mei-Yu Orff Kid Music & Dancing Int'l Edu. Institute, Education Publishing House and many other secondary, primary schools and kindergartens etc.

Tam Mei Wah, Malvina

Malvina Tam Mei Wah gained a BFA (honours) degree at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2008, majored in contemporary dance and choreography. She was awarded a full grant from the Hong Kong Jockey Club, one of the most prestigious undergraduate scholarship schemes for outstanding local students. She had toured with the Academy in Brussels, Den Haag, Berlin, Frankfurt, Vienna and Singapore. After graduated she actively involved with local dance companies include DanceArt, Y-Space, and Unlock Dancing Plaza. Malvina pursues her performing career as a professional contemporary dancer after graduation and moved to London in 2009. Since then she has worked with Clod Ensemble(UK), Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company(UK), Rhiannon Faith: dancingtheatre(UK), Tempered Body Dance Theatre(UK) and London College of Fashion.

She is now a freelance dancer and pursuing a MA in Intercultural Studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Co-ordination Team

Programme Director Anna C Y Chan

Head of Performing Arts Education Centre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Anna C Y Chan is a practicing arts educator, producer, curator and administrator and currently she is heading the Performing Arts Education Centre at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. The Centre is in-charge of the development of local and international networks to strategize and raise awareness of performing arts education within community activities and government circles in Hong Kong. Under her leadership, PAE centre has launched and co-presented several successful community engagement projects such as smARTS Journey, Behind the Scene, Arts Ambassadors in-school scheme, Performing Arts Marathon, Public Lecture series, Spotlight on Young Musicians, New Audiences, New Approaches: Audience Development Symposium with British Council, co-presented the first World Conference 2009 on Drama and Education in Chinese Communities with Hong Kong Drama/Theatre and Education Forum and the International Dance Symposium 2010 for the Hong Kong Dance Festival 2010.

Anna is being appointed by Home Affair Bureau as a member of the Youth Square Management Advisory Committee from 8 Sept 2010 and co-opted member of the Advisory Committee on Arts Development Sub-committee on Arts Education. In June 2011, she was invited by the Koelnmessa Pte Ltd as a speaker at LIVE! Singapore 2011 on the topic of Arts Infrastructure Development: Audience Development through Community Engagement. Anna was also awarded a WKCDA Fellowship to enter the Advanced Cultural Leadership Program offered by the University of Hong Kong in association with the UK’s Clore Leadership program.

Coordinator (Learning & Participation) Indy Lee

Lee is a director, actor and educationalist. Graduating from the School of Drama in the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with a major in Directing, Lee is a recipient of the Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation Scholarship. His directorial efforts include Sumo Do, Sumo Don't and Every Woman has a Story at the Spring-Time Group; Kung Fu Clan at Chung Ying Theatre Company; The Summer of 19-1/2th Floor, Champions, Camp David, Perfect Match and Sam Kit Popera at Sammy & Kitty Drama Show; Called Short, Calling Shots and Waiting for Ming Kwong at the Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong; Chubby Chubby Sheep Sheep at PIP Group; The Young Hunger Artist k at On & On Theatre Workshop and Soul 21 grams at iStage.

In 2004, Lee received his master’s degree in Applied Theatre from the Central School of Speech & Drama in London. From 2005 to 2008, he was the PIP School's Senior Arts Education Officer, heading PIP-POP, an arts programme for youth, and writing U & I and I Me Mine. He was awarded the Lee Hysan Foundation Scholarship from the Asian Cultural Council granting him a trip to the US between 2006 and 2007. Lee was the Assistant Director of The Last Emperor of Southern Tang and The Liaisons for Fredric Mao Theatre Projects. His recent works include The Better Man, a self-written and acted play; 17 Scenarios Like & Unlikely to Happen in 2012 at On & On Theatre Workshop. Lee co-authored with Estella Wong and published Theatre User. Lee is a coordinator of The Performing Arts Education Centre of The Academy for Performing Arts and a Part-time Lecturer of School of Drama.

Project Coordinator    Wendy Yuen    Nicole Wong    Mandy Lai
Executive Officer    Elise Li

Project Advisors
Estella Wong Yuen Ping MFA (Drama and Theatre Education) co-ordinator and lecturer, School of Drama, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Tsang Man Tung Sceongrapher, theatre educator and the founder of Scenolab
Martin Fung Architect, Curator
   
Academy Advisors
Christopher Johns Head of Entertainment Design and Technology
Professor Lena Lee Head of Arts, Event and Stage Management
Yuen Cheuk Wa Artist-in-Residence (Entertainment Design and Technology)
Helen Ko Senior Lecturer (Diploma Programme - F/TV)
Jaime Redfern Head of Contemporary Dance
   
Production Team
Production Manager Carvid Ngai Assistant Production Manage Wincy Li
Set Designer Allan Tsui Sound Coordinator Chan Kwun Wang, Brian
Sound Operator Christopher Chan
Ko Ka Lung
Man Kai Hei
Technical Manager Yu Man Chung
Stage Manager Tan Meng Chee, Reyes Deputy Stage Manager Lee Sze Ching, Cobi
Project Assistant Ng Ka Man , KM Parade Team Ho Yuen Wing, Jaime
Fung Yan Yi, Lily
Cheung Chung Hang, Fred
Tso On Yin, Julie
Tan Meng Chee, Reyes
Lee Sze Ching, Cobi
Ng Ka Man, KM
Lau Chun Yip, Elvis
Graphic Design Cheers Communication Ltd. Exhibition Curator Cheng Wai Ying
       
Acknowledgement
Mr Mok Chiu Yu
Mr Chan Pui Ching