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Art@YS 2019

4 to 22 May 2019 New Youth Art Power – Sensing our inner souls 


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 All free admission programs is now available for online registration! Young arts enthusiasts and those who seek to inspire youth through arts are welcome to join us!  


Art@YS, annual initiative amid art season devised by Youth Square, launches with an aim to open the door gate of arts to youths, to inspire and to lift up their sense of appreciation to different art forms. It is our belief that arts, with its exquisite fluidity, avails aesthetic reflection upon how we perceive ourselves while intercorrelating with others.


Youth Square’s new venture, Art@YS 2019 will be presenting four feature programmes, including Cantonese Opera Theatre The White Bone Demon, Golden Concerto Symphony Concert, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant: stART Up Community Arts Project 2019 – Theatrical performance: Take a Stand, and its exhibition. The performances, exhibition, and educational programmes, all curated from youths’ perspectives, seek to redefine Cantonese opera, orchestral works and modern theatrical play. The way youth talents express themselves in the language of art will ignite reflection upon themselves and their surroundings. The extravaganza unravels the path to a fascinating and enchanting new art power that will definitely connect both youth arts enthusiasts and the wider public.


The festival is honored to collaborate with multiple arts groups, including the ravishing youth troupe - Azure Seas Cantonese Traditional Theatre, Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation, and the three award-winning Orchestras, including Shenzhen Middle School Symphony, the Macao Youth Symphony Orchestra, and the Hong Kong Youth Wind Philharmonia.



Cantonese Opera Theatre The White Bone Demon

What would possibly be ignited when tradition meets innovation? The New Cantonese Opera Theatre the White Bone Demon, a modern theatrical experience of the well-known classic, will subvert your impression towards traditional Cantonese opera. A story of skeleton evil disguising herself as various identities in attempt to swindle the monk Tripitaka on his pilgrimage to find Buddhist, but then subdued by Monkey King. Tripitaka condemned Monkey King on his violence and drove him away.


The troupe is formed by members with an average age lower than 26. The artistic director and founder of troupe HONG Hai will lead a unique interpretation of the renowned classic. It is worth highlighting that the male character Tripitaka was performed by a 22-year-old rising actress WONG Ho-yau. Integrating existing plot with exclusively-designed theatrical elements, including magical lighting and seamless scenes-changing; magic, martial arts, contemporary dance and folk dance; the accompaniment of Chinese and Western instrument; and costumes made by fluorescent technology, are set to give audience a refreshing taste of Cantonese opera.


The 15-minute pre-performance talk will introduce you to the creative process and new approaches of appreciation to Cantonese opera.


Event details:

Date: 10 May 2019 (Friday)

Time: 19:30 – 21:30(with 15 minutes Pre-performance talk)

Venue: Y Theatre, Youth Square

Performer: Azure Seas Cantonese Traditional Theatre

Main Cast: HONG Hai, MO Huamin, LIN Xiaoye, FU Shuwang, XIE Xiaoyu, LIANG Xiaofei, WONG Ho-yau

(Programme duration is approximately 120 minutes with an interval of 15 minutes.)

Target: Young Cantonese opera audiences, new-goers to Cantonese opera performance, those who are interested in new interpretation for Cantonese opera


The application is now closed. Thank you for your support!



Golden Concerto Symphony Concert

Music, as a common language of the world, articulates and exchanges information with music notes, debunking any actual geographical boundary. The symphony concert joined forces with the students from Shenzhen, Hong Kong as well as Macao, to achieve fruitful cultural exchange. Among three regions, The Hong Kong Youth Wind Philharmonia will feature a series of classic, including English Folk Song Suite, Cry of the Last Unicorn, The Hounds of Spring. Performed by outstanding musicians all aged below 25 and led by local young conductors Sophie MOK Sze-ki and Recca LEUNG Yiu-fung, the performance will surely immerse you in a music playing of unbeatable beauty and youthful vitality. 


MOK has been passionate about orchestral music and chamber music. Graduated from Hong Kong Baptist University with her majors in oboe, she has apprenticed to many music veterans and has been awarded scholarships. MOK pursued further studies in the United States and has been working with multiples orchestras around the world.


Admitted into Conservatoire Nationale de Strasbourg in France by virtue of outstanding result, LEUNG received numerous international awards. Being enthusiastic about baritone performance and music promotion to the wider public, LEUNG spares no effort on coaching music and gained extensive experience through his work as a music instructor in primary and secondary schools.


Event details:

Date: 4 May 2019 (Saturday)

Time: 15:30 – 17:30

Venue: Y Theatre, Youth Square

Performer: The Hong Kong Youth Wind Philharmonia, The Shenzhen Middle School Symphony, The Macao Youth Symphony Orchestra

Conductor: Sophie MOK Sze-ki, Recca LEUNG Yiu-Fung (The Hong Kong Youth Wind Philharmonia) | HUANG Cheng (The Shenzhen Middle School Symphony) | FUNG Kai-man (The Macao Youth Symphony Orchestra)

Target: Young music lovers


The application is now closed. Thank you for your support!



The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant: stART Up Community Arts Project 2019 – Theatrical performance: Take a Stand

One in three Hong Kong students aged 12-18 has experienced bullying, with every incident potentially leading to devastating consequences. In the face of this often-hidden national epidemic, Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation creates a performance to make teenage voices heard.


Take a Stand is an original dance, song and physical theatre work that explores some of the most powerful portrayals of bullying in literature. Bringing together a cast of over thirty performers who pledge to take a stand against bullying, the performance is created by professional artists Eimear Burns, Isabelle Dansereau-Corradi and Astrid Lui, as well as YAF Youth Assistant Choreographers Vivian Ho, Natasha Hsu, Rae Lee and Jacqueline Lo.


The post-performance talk will offer you an insightful way of artistic examination with the issue of bullying, and a Q&A session to walk through the minds of youth. 


Event details:

Date: 8 to 10 May 2019 (Wednesday to Friday)

Time: 19:30 – 21:00

Venue: Y Studio, Youth Square

Performer: Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation

(Performed in English. Programme duration is approximately 90 minutes with no interval.)
Target: Youth concerning bullying issues, social workers, teaching fellows and parents


The application is now closed. Thank you for your support!



The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant: stART Up Community Arts Project 2019 - Exhibition

Many young people in Hong Kong experience bullying at school and among peers. We can combat this by helping children develop empathy, and by providing them with safe environments where they can express their concerns, develop self-confidence, and learn how to stand up for themselves and each other.


This exhibition, created by the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation as part of The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant: stART Up Community Arts Project 2019, showcases a series of art projects that encourage young people to understand the seriousness of bullying, and to develop empathy and positive values through visual and performing arts. Join us to experience a large range of impressive works created by young people and professional artists, who have joined forces to stand against bullying. The exhibition includes 3D graphics, visual design, light boxes, photography, animation films, paintings, experimental theatre and more!


Event details:

Date: 4 to 22 May 2019

Time: 10:00 – 19:00

Venue: Y Platform, Youth Square


Free admission



Terms & Conditions of Online Enrolment:

  1. Tickets are in limited availability, while stock lasts.
  2. Priority will be given to youth aged between 15 and 29.
  3. Successful applicants will each be allocated one e-tickets. (One registered name is valid for registration of one e-ticket only)
  4. Please make sure your E-mail address is valid so that E-tickets can be sent on or before 3 May 2019.
  5. In case of any dispute, the decision of Youth Square shall be final. 


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