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.