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The first Performing Arts Marathon @Sham Shui Po project organized by the Performing Arts Education Centre from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts came to a successful conclusion on 13 May 2012, during which the closing programme, Step out Arts, was held. More than 200 participating primary and secondary students from Sham Shui Po district performed, paraded and ran arts stalls at various locations in Sham Shui Po together with the Academy's faculties, students and alumni, more than 30 professional performing arts groups and artists, and social organizations from the district. Different activities in various locations attracted more than 5,000 people to share and celebrate the joy of arts engagement.
13 - 5 - 2012 (Sunday) 12pm to 6pm
Various locations in Sham Shui Po district
Free admission to all activities
Time/Activities About the Activities Venues
12pm – 6pm

Various Performances and Arts Stalls
Performances from various arts groups include music, drama, dance, puppetry, excerpt of musical and Cantonese opera; arts stalls include stage makeup, skill swap, sand painting, paper tearing art and musical instruments demonstration. Maple Street Playground (MTR Sham Shui Po Station Exit A)
12pm & 2pm

Site-specific Dance
*Performance runs for approx. 1 hour
Teachers and students from School of Dance of the HKAPA collaborate with participating students jointly create a site-specific dance to showcase the diversity of Sham Shui Po through the interaction between theenvironment and dance movement.(For more information of the Site-specific Dance, please click here) Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre (MTR Shek Kip Mei Station Exit C)
2pm – 3:30pm

Chinese Music Performance and Cantonese Opera
Lingnan Garden in Lai Chi Kok Park is the unique park constructed in classical Lingnan style. Different performance groups will perform Chinese music and Cantonese opera at the exquisite pavilions in the park. LingnanGarden in LaiChiKokPark (MTR Mei Foo Station Exit A)

Arts Parade
Taking the characteristics of Sham Shui Po as its theme, the parade includes dragon dance, flag parade, costumes and props demonstration, and percussion performance,which showcase the vitality and creativity of arts. Cheung Sha Wan Road (from Wong Chuk Street to Yen Chow Street) and near Maple Street Playground 
10am – 6pm

Exhibition and Video Screening of Stories about Sham Shui Po
Representing the unique culture and stories in Sham Shui Po, the exhibition and video screening showcase participating students' creativity and fruitful learning outcomes. Graduation Projects from the School of Film and Television of HKAPA will also be screened.
*Exhibition and video screening start from 7 May to 13 May at Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre.
Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, L 2 Terrace (MTR Shek Kip Mei Station Exit C)
Main Stage, Sham Shui Po Maple Street Playground Schedule
Arts Stalls'Activities
Oral History Theatre about the story of Sham Shui Po performed by Chung Ying Theatre Company and The Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council Sham Shui Po District Elderly Community Centre.
Students showcased their talents and their fruitful learning outcomes on the stage.
Participating students with their handmade props.
Participating students performed with their handmade puppets.
Kids were enjoying in making of sand painting.
Leung Yan Chiu and Steve Hui, musicians of "CROSS - Spotlight on Young Musicians Series 3" demonstrated different kinds of musical instruments.
Students played with their handmade percussion instruments in the parade.
Students held the dragon and brought high spirit in the parade.
The parade included costumes demonstration and dance performance.
Audiences enjoyed the films from the graduates of the School of Film and Television at the Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre.
Teachers and students from School of Dance of the HKAPA collaborated with participating students, jointly created and performed a site-specific dance at the Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre.
Various arts groups performed Chinese music and Cantonese opera at Lingnan Garden in Lai Chi Kok Park.

Photo by: Cheung Chi Wai, Cheung Wai Lok, Andy On