SCHOOL OF CHINESE OPERA
Nurturing Artistic Citizenship:
Chinese Opera and Its Social Impact
PROFESSOR MARTIN LAU
Dean, School of Chinese Opera
In 2009, Cantonese opera was inscribed in UNESCO’s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage for its cultural, historical, and social influence on the community. In this forum, we will examine the local and global social impact of Cantonese opera through the lens of our School and alumni. Indeed, the School strives to train not only the next generation of performing artists, but also nurture the next generation of artistic citizens.
SCHOOL OF DANCE
(Dance for Positive Social Change in the Community)
PROFESSOR ANNA CY CHAN
Dean, School of Dance
Dance is an art form which can provide a significant statement about the world, life and the human condition. In the 21st century of dance education, besides offering high professional technical skills training, knowledge related to the arts, culture, technology, and other dance science-related areas is essential. I will share examples of how the School of Dance enables our students to appreciate the relationship of dance to the wider world around them and be articulate and intelligent advocates for an art form that can positively impact the community. Dance artists, ultimately, are the spiritual heart of a society, a reflection of its values and beliefs, aspirations and hopes.
SCHOOL OF DRAMA
Arts are for Everyone
MR TERENCE CHANG
Senior Lecturer (Directing) & Postgraduate Programme Leader (Drama), School of Drama
Arts can lead us to revisit Reality, reflect from Reality and shape our Reality for tomorrow. Different types of process in Applied Theatre bring exciting experience to various groups of people. Our Drama School is going to launch 3 new BFA majors in the coming academic year and one of them is - Applied Theatre. I would like to share some of my related experience and how the Academy supports on these magic words: Arts are for Everyone.
SCHOOL OF FILM AND TELEVISION
Film Training and
Soft Skills Development
– Becoming a Better You Through Film
MS ELISSA ROSATI
Head of Screen Production and Research Centre, School of
Film and Television
MR ALEX LAI
Senior Lecturer (Film/TV Directing), School of Film Television
Media literacy is the literacy of our times. Understanding how to read screen-based media and how to create it is to your best advantage no matter what walk of life you come from. A study of the production of Film and Media is the study of our very society. This talk will focus on the role of screen production and how the study of the same impacts lives while we address the everchanging landscape of both screen production practice and pedagogy. We will present an overview of how screen production is accessed in the School of Film and Television and how that can enhance future career paths of our students and alumni.
SCHOOL OF MUSIC
與人共樂 (Sharing Joy Through Music)
PROFESSOR CLARENCE MAK
Head of Composition and Electronic Music, School of Music
Music and joy share the meanings of the Chinese word “樂”. We enjoy the time not only when we are listening to music, but also when we are making music. Whether our students are instrumental players, singers, composers, or conductors, playing western music or Chinese music, they all are sharing joy through music, and bringing joy to people throughout the years of their studies at the Academy.
SCHOOL OF THEATRE AND ENTERTAINMENT ARTS
Crossing the Discipline: A Technologist’s Survival Kit
MR WA YUEN
Former Acting Dean, School of Theatre and Entertainment Arts
New generation of technical artists will face a new era of interdisciplinary works. Having a mindset to cross boundaries will be the key to success. The School of Theatre and Entertainment Arts aspires to produce a new breed of competent designers and technologists.