Hong Kong Arts Festival

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Don’t miss the entertaining Hong Kong Arts Festival if you are in Hong Kong in February or March!  You may have noticed it or not, it is held every year after the Chinese New Year.

Hong Kong Arts Festival is a collection of cultural performances around the world, and also a rich cultural feast for all the people of Hong Kong. Found in 1973, it is a key international arts festival dedicated to enrich the cultural life of this cosmopolis.

Every year, HK Arts Festival presents the performances of many international performing artists, as well as local talents and emerging artists. Hong Kong Art Festival has produced several sets of new theater, chamber operas and contemporary dance works, published new works and even plays. A lot of works have been replayed in Hong Kong and overseas.

Hong Kong Arts Festival 2018

This year is the 46th Hong Kong Arts Festival (HKAF). It features more than 1,000 artists in over 100 great performances, including Shakespeare, Cantonese opera, theatre, dance, world music and more. It lasts for a month from 23 February to 24 March 2018.

Highlights of the year:

  • Theatre | South Africa: A Man of Good Hope
  • Opera | UK: Welsh National Opera, Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande
  • Opera | China National Peking Opera Company
  • Dance | Switzerland: Ballett Zürich, Anna Karenina
  • Dance│Russia: Pas de deux for Toes and Fingers
  • Music | Russia: Denis Matsuev with the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia “Evgeny Svetlanov” Kristjan Järvi (conductor)

Sound interesting? Tickets are limited. Hurry up! https://www.hk.artsfestival.org/en/

Hong Kong Arts Festival Plus

In addition, Hong Kong Arts Festival organizes various exciting “Plus” programmes annually to encourage interaction between artists and audiences, for example, masterclasses, symposia, backstage visits, exhibitions, meet-the-artist sessions, and guided tours. Read more.

Hong Kong Arts Festival is a non-profit organization, about 30% of its annual income comes from the government, and about 40% comes from the box office, while the remaining 30% comes from sponsorship and donations.

Have you ever watched a show organized by Hong Kong Arts Festival? Feel free to share with us!

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