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The 2nd Academy Festival Opening Event – School of Dance Graduation Performances

The 2nd Academy Festival Opening Event – School of Dance Graduation Performances

11 April 2018 Category : Dance

The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) will present the School of Dance Graduation Performances on 27 April as the opening event of the 2nd  Academy Festival (the Festival), which runs a wide array of performing arts events from April to early July this year. Some programmes offer free admission to public.


“As supported by the Home Affairs Bureau of Hong Kong SAR Government, the Academy also plays an important role in enriching the cultural life and landscape of the Hong Kong community. I hope that the annual Festival will help encourage more members of the public to join us to appreciate and enjoy the richness and beauty of the performing arts.” Professor Adrian Walter, Director of the Academy said.


Professor David Steele, Dean of Dance of the Academy remarked, “It is a wonderful moment, when we come together to celebrate the passion, hard work and talent of the emergent young artist. The School of Dance welcomes you to join us for these exciting performances and to witness first-hand the extraordinary skills of our young, graduating dance artists.”


As the opening event, the School of Dance Graduation Performances will present three works by graduating students and invited international artists, one from each of the streams: Ballet, Chinese Dance and Contemporary Dance. Students from the Ballet stream will present a new work Eternity Formed by Fragments choreographed by the School of Dance Artist in Residence, Anh Ngoc Nguyen. Chinese Dance students will perform The Homeland, a work created by the eminent choreographer and Chair of Dance at Taipei National University for the Arts, Zhang Xiaoxiong. Set and Reset/Reset, a re-working of a seminal work by one of the 20th century’s most important contemporary choreographers, Trisha Brown, re-staged by the companies present Associate Artistic Director Diane Madden, will be performed by students from the contemporary stream. This exciting programme encompassing a broad range of dance styles showcases the talents of the wonderful young artists and sends them to the next step in the careers.


For more programme details of the 2nd Academy Festival, please visit


The 2nd Academy Festival Presents: School of Dance Graduation Performances


Anh Ngoc Nguyen 
Trisha Brown (Restaged by: Diane Madden)
Zhang Xiaoxiong 


Set & Costume Designers:
Fanny Ho Yu-yan*
Shirley Ng Wun-man**


Lighting Designer: Alice Kwong*


Sound Designer: Hector Hui Shing** 


*Graduate of the School of Theatre and Entertainment Arts of HKAPA

** Students of the School of Theatre and Entertainment Arts of HKAPA



27.4.2018 | 8pm

28.4.2018 | 3pm** & 8pm


**This is an Accessible Performance with Cantonese Audio Description, please call 2777 1771 to reserve the audio description device in advance. First-come-first-served.


Venue: Lyric Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts


Ticket Price: $55-$115


Tickets are now available from Hong Kong Ticketing’s box offices and online at or by calling booking hotline at 31 288 288. Hong Kong Ticketing will charge customer service fee payable upon purchase of tickets. This customer service fee is additional to the face value of the ticket.



About The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) (

The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, established by Government Ordinance in 1984, is a leading tertiary institution in performing arts in Asia. It provides professional undergraduate education and practice-based postgraduate studies. The study encompasses Chinese Opera, Dance, Drama, Film and Television, Music, and Theatre and Entertainment Arts. Its educational philosophy reflects the cultural diversity of Hong Kong with emphasis on Chinese and Western traditions, and interdisciplinary learning.