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Public Events

The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts International Virtual Conference


Title: Harnessing a 21st Century approach to Performing Arts: Technology, Practice, Education and Research

20-22 January 2022

This international conference aims to:

  • Bring together global thought-leaders and academics to explore creative innovation in performing arts and share pedagogical practices.
  • Provide a multidisciplinary platform for local and international performing artists, educators, practitioners, technologist, academics, researchers, and students to present and share good practices and discuss the way forward to enrich performing arts education .
  • Provide an international community of practice for local and international stakeholders to showcase their works and exchange ideas.
  • Facilitate learning, networking research and publishing opportunities for academics and students.


International Arts Education Week by World Alliance for Arts Education (WAAE)

28 May 2020

The faculty of dance at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts presented a webinar in the International Arts Education Week sharing how they responded to the challenge of pandemic and found ways to make changes to dance teaching approaches using online tools to meet students' needs. The importance of mindfulness and maintaining well-being was also discussed.


International Symposium on Practice-as-Research (ISPaR)

4-6 December 2017

The inaugural International Symposium on Practice-as-Research was held at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts from 4-6 December 2017. The symposium aimed to provide staff, students and practitioners in the region and further afield with professional development and networking opportunities within the field of Practice-as-Research. It also sought to establish HKAPA as a hub for Practice-as-Research in Asia. International delegates came from around the world, including: Australia, New Zealand, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Japan, Canada, The United States, Mexico, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland (Eire), France and The Netherlands. International and local presenters came together to present workshops, papers, performance, posters, panels and keynotes. Details of the programme can be downloaded from iTunes – search for ISPaR 2017.