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Staff & Student Events

Staff Events

Lunch-time Staff Sharing


Name of Staff and Title


October 28th 


Ms Elissa Rosati

Head of Screen Production and Research Centre, School of Film and Television.

Venue: SPaRC Studio - TV Studio 3rd Floor, SFTV, room T347

> Inter Disciplinary Global Practice - A Practitioner's Perspective. Case Study: The Venice Immersive.

November 18th 2022



Dr Grace Yu

(Academic Studies in Music) and Postgraduate Programme Leader, School of Music.

Venue: School of Music's Lecture Hall, room X714

> Keep Performing Arts Alive in the Midst of Lcokdown.

April 8th 2022 


Professor Joseph Gonzales

Head of Academic Studies in Dance and Postgraduate Programme Leader (Dance)


> Blurring Boundaries of Race and Religion Through Bharatanatyam in Malaysia

The presentation documents the role of education and negotiations within its performance in empowering cross-cultural practices of Bharatanatyam (an Indian classical dance form) in Malaysia.

Professor Ray Wang

Head of Strings and Head of Junior Music Department


> Chamber Music in the Light - The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Live at HKAPA

Building an Internationalised Campus.

> Commissioning Projects with music for Handbells and Cello Ensemble

A Display on Academy’s Mission and Influence in Our Community and Beyond.

Apr 22nd, 2022 (Fri)

Ms Janice Poon

Senior Lecturer (Playwriting and Dramaturgy) and Academic Project Officer

> Interdisciplinary Dramaturgy

 Conceiving a lecture performance with an artistic swimmer

May 20th , 2022 (Fri)

Prof Sharon Choa

Head of Conducting and Cultural Leadership

> In Bed with Beethoven - a conductor’s communion with musical scores 

June 10th, 2022 (Fri)


Mr Jonathan Goodwin

Senior Lecturer (Scenic Art)


UPCOMING: Staff Development Workshop

PAR is preparing a three day workshop tailored for the Academy’s faculty called:

Staff development workshop in Practice as Research: Exploring research and PaR methods and unpacking research questions. The event will happen during winter term on the 20, 21 and 22nd of February 2023. 

The workshop intends to articulate technique as knowledge and stretch the boundaries of what Practice as Research can do in the field of art/performance making and research. The workshop aims to add on the two initial workshops that PAR has delivered to Academy's staff in previous years and provide resources and skills for Practice as Research projects developed within the Academy, as well as to impact on teaching and learning activities at postgraduate and undergraduate levels.

The workshop will focus on the crafting of research questions and methods and will include sessions offered by PAR staff as well as prominent scholars in the field (to be invited), offering the possibility for exploring PaR-related methods. As an outcome, the participants will finish the workshop having formulated research questions to support their present or future research endeavour as well as a better understanding of what PaR can do in an artistic research context.

For more information get in touch with or watch this space.

Student events

2022/23 Semester 1

The Research Clinic

The Research Clinic has been set up by the Performing Arts Research unit to provide in-depth advice and individualise support to postgraduate students on issues related to their research projects at any stage. The Research Clinic provide one-on-one consultations. Each appointment lasts for 1 hour and needs to be scheduled in advance by submitting an online form. To obtain the online form, please contact

2022/23 Semester 1

Each Tuesday or Thursday, before 8pm during the teaching weeks, by appointment only. 

Mode: Zoom or in-person  

Research Consultation: Dr Elizabeth de Roza, Head of Performing Arts Research and Postgraduate Studies Coordinator and Dr. Melina Scialom, Lecturer in Performing Arts Research. 

Postgraduate Student Workshops Series


2022/23 Postgraduate Student Workshop Series will begin on the 20th of October with the workshop:

Workshop: What is an Exegesis?

This workshop explains the nature of exegesis and introduces a few models of exegesis writing. The purpose, structure and content of the exegesis in performing arts research will also be introduced. Examples of exegesis will be examined to illustrate the above concepts and ideas. Exercises will also be conducted to explore the close relationship between exegesis and creative practice.

  Open to all Postgraduate students!

    Instructor: Dr. Melina Scialom, Lecturer (Performing Arts Research)

Language of instruction: English

Date: Thursday, 20th October 2022

Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Mode: Online class via Zoom

 Deadline of Registration: 5pm, Tuesday, 18th October 2022

For enquiry and registration, please email



Students' testimonials on Postgraduate Student Workshop:
“The content of the workshop is very practical. I really hope more workshops related to qualitative data analysis will be offered in the future.”
“I got to learn about qualitative data analysis in a systematic way.”
“I learned about what exegesis is and how it is structured. The workshop also provided some
ideas to kickstart my own writing.”
“I have clearer idea of what to look for when I create art work and how to explain the work
better in a paper too.”
“This should be a paid class, and you are getting it for free! What are you waiting for?"
PAR unit has recently launched a series of practical workshops as part of the provisions by the Postgraduate Student Centre. The workshops, focusing on various topics related to research, aim to provide more opportunity for postgraduate students to practise research skills and to get academic support on their research. Workshops on two topics: “Qualitative Data Analysis” and “What is Exegesis ?” have been offered and re-run. The workshops were filled quickly and very positive feedbacks were received from the students.
These practical workshops will be run on a regular basis throughout the academic year to meet the needs of students at different stages of their research projects. The topics of the wokshops are as below. Postgraduate students can check out their mailboxes for news on these workshops.
Research Design
Research design provides a process for researchers to plan their journey in answering a research question. A good research design is crucial to the success of your professional practice or thesis project. This practical workshop helps you understand the kinds of decisions you have to make, from defining your research question to identifying the types of data you need, when mapping out the plan for your research project, and helps you embark on your research journey with a clearer direction.
Data Documentation & Preservation
In performing arts research, the acts of documenting one's creative process, collecting data and preserving output from both the research and creative activities can be closely intertwined. Documentation, data collection and preservation can also be viewed as "extra work" or forgotten as one gets lost in the flow of creating new work. This workshop aims to provide practical strategies and knowledge in the following areas:
  • Identifying what is documentation vs data (and how they may overlap)
  • Building in documentation and data collection steps into the creative process
  • Basic introduction to metadata, media formats and file organisation
  • How all these steps contribute to data analysis and dissemination, exegesis writing, and future artistic works


Qualitative Data Analysis
This workshop introduces different methods of data analysis through practical exercises. The key questions to be explored include:
  • What do we do with the data collected from observation, interviews or reflective journals?
  • How can we make sense of qualitative data like personal experiences, opinions or images?
  • What are the tools and methods that can help us analyse qualitative data rigorously?


What is an Exegesis?
This workshop explains the nature of exegesis and introduces a few models of exegesis writing. The purpose, structure and content of the exegesis in performing arts research will also be introduced. Examples of exegesis will be examined to illustrate the aboce concepts and ideas. Practical exercises will also be conducted to explore the close relationship between exegesis and creative practice.


Exegesis Writing Skills
Writing for Practice-as-Research is a specialised form of academic writing that is closely tied to the author's creative process and personal self. The exegesis is one type of writing output that Practice-as-Researchers produce in their careers. Students in this workshop will be guided through the more technical aspects of writing an exegesis such as structure and setting a writing timeline. They will also be given some tips on writing style, especially in regard to their "voice" as an author.


Presenting Research
Presenting research is crucial in communicating what you have achieved and discovered in your research to your audience. A good research presentation can help you obtain feedbacks from colleagues or even open doors to new collaboration opportunity. However, organising months of practices and research works in a presentation that only lasts for 15-20 minutes is very challenging. This practical workshop will take you through the considerations and steps that help you prepare an effective and engaging research presentation for your audience. 



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