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The seventh edition of the “New Vision Arts Festival” has been concluded with enthusiastic response. Thank you very much for your kind support!

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ArtSnap ── Cross-disciplinary Art Happenings

Co-curated by Forest Fringe

Continuous shows at the Black Box Theatre ●
Boundary-breaking performances at multiple locations ●
Participatory activities


Immerse yourself in art happenings over three successive days
One PASS granting you access to events across the whole venue


From 31 October to 2 November, Kwai Tsing Theatre will be transformed into an energising open arts arena filled with an array of creative possibilities. During this mini-festival within a festival, British art collective Forest Fringe will link up with local artists to utilise every corner of the theatre building and beyond. Non-stop performances at the Black Box Theatre will be joined by a range of exhilarating happenings taking place simultaneously in the Foyer, Plaza and surrounding environs, manifesting the spirit of “art without borders”. A limited number of 1-day passes are available for ticketed shows at the Black Box Theatre. Don’t miss this ultra-cool New Vision initiative!

Programme Partner with British Council


Watch Me Fall

Action Hero (UK)

Thrilling daredevil stunts performed on a bicycle and a DIY runway? A wonderfully satirical show in which the duo Action Hero, who formed in 2005, use low-tech devices to question our obsession with impossible feats as entertainment.  

Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre 31.10 (Fri) 6:30pm
1-Day PASS $350
“1-Day PASS for Saturday” and “1-Day PASS for Sunday” can be purchased at the box office to see any show at the Black Box Theatre on the respective day. Please inform the box office when purchasing your tickets.

Individual Ticket $150
Ticket for a specific show and time at the Black Theatre are also on sale at the box office. Please inform the box office when purchasing your tickets.
1-2.11 (Sat - Sun) 2pm
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Friendly Reminder

  • Approx 1 hour without intermission
  • In English with Chinese surtitles
  • No seats
  • Some standing zones have a restricted view
  • The show takes place in a standing zone. Comfortable shoes are recommended

Photo: Toby Farrow

 
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ROMCOM

Ant Hampton and Glen Neath (UK)

In this intriguing work, two local actors perform the story of a relationship, but there is no prior knowledge of what is to happen or how they are to react, only a set of instructions delivered by headphones while on stage. With different artists for every show, each pair bring their own interpretation to the instructions, making all the performances unique. The best proof that there are no “second takes” in life.

Cast: Pichead Amornsomboon*, Grace Wu# (31.10(Fri) 8:30pm)
  Au Yeung-chun*, Karrie Tan* (1.11(Sat) 4pm)
  Lau Shau-ching*, Anna Ieong# (2.11(Sun) 6pm)
  Yau Ting-fai*, Wong Wai-chi* (2.11(Sun) 7:30pm)

* With the kind permission of the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre
# With the kind permission of Chung Ying Theatre Company

Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre 31.10 (Fri) 8:30pm
1-Day PASS $350
“1-Day PASS for Saturday” and “1-Day PASS for Sunday” can be purchased at the box office to see any show at the Black Box Theatre on the respective day. Please inform the box office when purchasing your tickets.

Individual Ticket $150
Ticket for a specific show and time at the Black Theatre are also on sale at the box office. Please inform the box office when purchasing your tickets.
1.11 (Sat) 4pm
2.11 (Sun) 6pm & 7:30pm
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Friendly Reminder

  • Approx 1 hour without intermission
  • In Cantonese
  • Free seating
  • Some seats have a restricted view 

 
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She Who Encountered Kafka X The New Rendezvous with Nalan

Alice Theatre Laboratory

Director: Andrew Chan

She Who Encountered Kafka
Who did literary giant Franz Kafka regard as the most important people in his life? His father or friends or his three sisters? Or was it the women he fell in love with? Director Andrew Chan creates a sequel to his award-winning Seven Boxes Possessed of Kafka, utilising improvisation, physical movement, spoken word, chanting and unconventional performance spaces in Kwai Tsing Theatre.

The New Rendezvous with Nalan
Nalan Xingde (1655-1685) was a renowned Qing poet best known for his moving, romantic verse. In this physical theatre production, Alice Theatre Laboratory follows up on a previous visit to Nalan’s literary world, delivering another powerful synthesis of dramatic and poetic arts.

Foyer and Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre 31.10 (Fri) 9:45pm
1-Day PASS $350
“1-Day PASS for Saturday” and “1-Day PASS for Sunday” can be purchased at the box office to see any show at the Black Box Theatre on the respective day. Please inform the box office when purchasing your tickets.

Individual Ticket $150
Ticket for a specific show and time at the Black Theatre are also on sale at the box office. Please inform the box office when purchasing your tickets.
1.11 (Sat) 5:30pm & 9pm
2.11 (Sun) 9pm
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Friendly Reminder

  • She Who Encountered Kafka will be staged in the Foyer, The New Rendezvous with Nalan wll then take place in the Black Box Theatre and requires a ticket.
  • The New Rendezvous with Nalan will be performed in Cantonese with English subtitle
  • Approx 1 hour without intermission
  • Free seating
  • Some seats and standing zones have a restricted view 

Photo & Graphic:Cheungchiwai, terrenz@atvis

 
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Kafka Fragments

Alice Theatre Laboratory and Hong Kong New Music Ensemble

Director: Andrew Chan
Soprano: Jasmine Law
Violin: Selena Choi

The Kafka Fragments song cycle by Hungarian composer György Kurtág comprises 40 short pieces that draw inspiration from the letters, diaries and notebooks of Czech author Franz Kafka. Here, Alice Theatre Laboratory and Hong Kong New Music Ensemble take Kurtág’s pioneering minimalist work on to the stage in a beautifully lit and surreal show.

Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre 1.11 (Sat) 7:15pm
1-Day PASS $350
“1-Day PASS for Saturday” and “1-Day PASS for Sunday” can be purchased at the box office to see any show at the Black Box Theatre on the respective day. Please inform the box office when purchasing your tickets.

Individual Ticket $150
Ticket for a specific show and time at the Black Theatre are also on sale at the box office. Please inform the box office when purchasing your tickets.
2.11 (Sun) 4pm
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Friendly Reminder

  • In German with Chinese and English surtitles
  • Approx 1 hour without intermission
  • Free seating
  • Some seats have a restricted view 

Photo & Graphic:Cheungchiwai, terrenz@atvis

 
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Hold My Hand, and We’re Halfway There

Brian Lobel (UK)

When are you alone and when are you lonely? Reflect on this question along with Brian Lobel and the help of four televisions, 12 headsets, a bed and a collection of classic musicals in a zany dance marathon. In New York, he kept on stepping non-stop for eight hours over five days. Join in any time you like.

Foyer, Kwai Tsing Theatre 31.10 (Fri) 6:30 – 9:45pm
Free admission
1.11 (Sat) 2 – 5:30pm & 7:15 – 9pm
2.11 (Sun) 2 – 4:15pm & 5:45 – 9pm
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Photo: Belinda Lawley

 
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Installation ── Remote Collaboration

Tim Etchells (UK)

Tim Etchells uses posters to create a new work for his on-going “remote collaboration” with Forest Fringe, a project that has already included booklets, video installations and a series of imaginary film titles on a cinema marquee in Bangkok.

Corridor outside Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre 31.10 (Fri) 6:30 – 10:45pm
Free admission
1-2.11 (Sat - Sun) 2 – 10pm
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Installation ── A Soundmap in Two Parts

Andy Field (UK)

Andy Field has spent the past six months making 10-second recordings of ambient noise surrounding people lost in sleeping or dancing. The result is a map of quietude and excitement, sadnesses and joy that takes listeners on a wordless journey through the world.

Corridor outside Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre 31.10 (Fri) 6:30 – 10:45pm
Free admission
1-2.11 (Sat - Sun) 2 – 10pm
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Walking: Holding

Rosana Cade (UK)

Time to put aside conventional thinking and connect with others in the city. In this participatory performance, those taking part go on a designated walk where a range of different people hold their hand and engage in conversation along the way.

Plaza and Surrounding Area, Kwai Tsing Theatre 1-2.11 (Sat - Sun) 2 – 6pm
Free admission
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Friendly Reminder

  • Please register at Kwai Tsing Theatre Plaza on the day of the event. Limited quota available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that the event takes place outdoors. Participants are advised to wear comfortable clothing and shoes, and are required to follow our staff members on the prearranged route, which may include stairs and ramps.
  • Programme will be conducted in Cantonese

 
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Video Soundscape I – Kwai Tsing

Hong Kong New Music Ensemble

Hong Kong Composer Lam Lai uses field recordings in Kwai Tsing district to produce a site-specific multi-media work combining an installation and live performance. The installation presents video art as traditional oil painting, developing a new artistic format and a fresh way to look at the medium, while music is used to simulate different types of ambient noise, strikingly reflecting the neighbourhood in sound.

Plaza and Foyer, Kwai Tsing Theatre 1.11 (Sat) 6pm
Free admission
2.11 (Sun) 4:30pm
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Trivia

Forest Fringe is a collective of British artists that seeks to create a different space for artistic exploration at festivals and beyond. Starting out at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2007, the collective’s adventurous spirit and innovative vision have fostered experimental arts environments around the world, bringing together artists and audiences in new ways and contexts that celebrate the unpredictable and the unusual. Forest Fringe staged its first programme at the Forest Café in Edinburgh, establishing an immediate name for itself. The collective went on to successfully introduce the “mini festival” idea in other major cities, including London, Dublin, Lisbon, Bangkok and Yokohama.