The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) held its annual Open Day today. The event drew about 7,000 visitors to the Main Campus in Wanchai and the Bėthanie Landmark Heritage Campus in Pokfulam.
Professor Gillian Choa, Director of the Academy remarks, “In this annual community event, I am so pleased that members of the public joined us to experience a day full of fun and excitement. Visitors did not only indulge in the charms of performing arts, but also be inspired by the work of our students for the six Schools.”
During the day, more than a hundred of activities were presented including Chinese opera excerpt performances, dance performances, concerts of Chinese and Western music, musical and drama excerpt performances, with interactive activities such as experiential classes and demonstrations. Visitors also enjoyed guided tours to experience performing arts and technology, in addition to exhibitions and visits to backstage with specially-designed displays of sets, props, costumes and stage effects.
The Alumni Association also invited renowned alumni Mak Tin-shu, Amos Why, Kearen Pang Sau-wai, Sunny Chan Wing-san, Ho Cheuk-tin and Louis Cheung Kai-chung to share their insights in a sharing session titled “Elite Alumni Sharing Session – Hong Kong Films, What’s Next?” The session was well-received by the public.
Cantonese opera excerpt performance.
Dance with us!
Applied Theatre Workshop.
Interactive virtual camera production in the Screen Production and Research Centre.
Performance by Junior Symphony Orchestra.
Visitors were amazed by the performing arts and technology experience with specially-designed visual and audio effects in Collective Media Atellier.
“Elite Alumni Sharing Session – Hong Kong Films, What’s Next?” was well-received by the audience.
About The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (www.hkapa.edu)
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA), established by The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Ordinance in 1984, is a leading tertiary institution in the 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.
Since 2008, the Academy has attained the Programme Area Accreditation (PAA) status awarded by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) to self-monitor and accredit its own Undergraduate and Post-secondary programmes in the five programme areas of Dance, Drama, Film and Television, Music, and Theatre and Entertainment Arts. Since 2016, the PAA status has been extended to cover Master’s Degree programmes and below. The programmes operated by the School of Chinese Opera are accredited by HKCAAVQ for recognition under the Hong Kong Qualifications Framework.
Besides the main campus in Wanchai, Béthanie, the site of the Academy’s Landmark Heritage Campus in Pokfulam, has housed training facilities for the School of Film and Television since 2006.
In the QS World University Rankings announced in 2022, the Academy is ranked 1st in Asia and 10th in the world in the Performing Arts category.