Mark Your Calendar for the HKAPA Open Day on March 5
After 3 years, the physical Academy Open Day will be held on Sunday, March 5. Both the Béthanie Landmark Heritage Campus and the Wanchai Main Campus will be open to the public with opening hours as follows:
Wanchai Main Campus: 10 am - 5 pm
Béthanie Landmark Heritage Campus: 1 pm - 5 pm
There will be a wide array of free performing arts activities meticulously planned by the six Academy Schools, including a performance by the Junior Symphony Orchestra, concerts of Chinese and Western music, excerpt performances of musical, drama and Chinese opera, dance open classes, and film and television graduation screenings. Guided tours will be arranged for visitors to experience performing arts and technology. Don't miss a chance to explore the backstage with sets, props, costumes and special stage effects on display! The open house exhibition of the Academy Library - "Go Digital" - is also another highlight of the day!
Come and meet our alumni and be inspired by the performing artists!
More details of the event will be available on the Academy’s website and social media channels.
A Journey to Regaining Inner Strength
Under the shadow of the long-lingering pandemic, recent research finds young children suffering from study pressure and developing anxiety subconsciously. In hope to help raise awareness amongst parents in the mental healthiness of their children and provide early intervention by strengthening their mental resilience, the Academy organised a workshop for releasing pressure in a sustainable and self-sufficient way through sound. Over a hundred underprivileged young children and their family members were invited to participate.
Foster Mental Resilience in Children Through Discovery in Performing Arts
It is undeniable that the prolonged pandemic has a multifaceted and substantial impact on the mental wellbeing of children and adolescents. Aiming to promote children’s mental wellbeing, and to foster mental resilience against adversity and develop an appreciation for performing arts through their exposure to and experience in performing arts, UNICEF HK invited the Academy to join hands to co-organise a special project, “Merry-go-around HKAPA”, which offered art-indulging and fun-filled activities for over 500 children from underprivileged families between August to December 2022. Ms Judy Chen, Chairman of UNICEF HK, was grateful that HKAPA brought children into the world of performing arts and realised the vision of all-round development.
Experience Live Operatic Performance
With the generous support of our patron, Asian Insurance Company Limited, the Academy has been able to conduct the Opera Scenes school tours and foster a broader appreciation in music amongst young people in the past years.
In December 2022, a total of 17 student vocalists went to Salesian English School and Carmel Holy Word Secondary School to perform scenes from four famous operas - Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) and Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Abduction from the Seraglio) by Mozart, A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Benjamin Britten and Candide by Bernstein. After the performances, the student vocalists invited the secondary school students to go up on stage to learn some signing techniques, foreign language phrases and stage acting.
Grab the Chance to Enjoy Gongs and Drums
Gongs and Drums is coming back on 23 Feb 2023!
As a recurring presentation by the School of Chinese Opera, Gongs and Drums offers precious opportunities to the public to dive into the world of Chinese Opera through carefully selected excerpts from distinctive works of Cantonese opera. The performance also showcases the collective effort by students from the Music and Performance streams of the School which includes Chinese music performance, Cantonese operatic song performance, and an excerpt of Cantonese opera.
Application deadline for School of Dance is extended to 6 Feb 2023.
Late applications may be considered by selected schools, subject to availability of places. Priority will be given to applications received by the deadlines. For details and application, please refer to the below link.