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DATE
4 - 22 May 2019
LOCATION
Youth Square
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Youth Square
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Art@YS

The Youth Square initiated program, "Art@Youth Square", was successfully held on 4 – 22 May. As a new initiative, Youth Square has teamed up with the Azure Seas Cantonese Traditional Theatre, Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation, The Shenzhen Middle School Symphony, The Macao Youth Symphony Orchestra and The Hong Kong Youth Wind Philharmonia to present four exciting artistic programs to youths, included "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, encouraging youths to experience the boundless energy of the arts through their interaction with different forms of media such as Cantonese opera, stage plays, and exhibitions.
 
"3rd Shenzhen x Hong Kong x Macau Art & Culture Exchange Festival, and the 20th anniversary of Macao's return – Shenzhen-Hong Kong Student Golden Concerto Symphony Concert" was the opening act for the program this time which was a collaborative performance by students from Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Macao. The vibrancy that these youths bring to the stage were demonstrated the resounding beauty of music.
 
Another highlighted sub-program, Youth Cantonese Opera, "The White Bone Demon" combined tradition with the new generation of performing arts to subvert popular impression towards traditional Cantonese opera. Regular actors of the troupe are youths. They specialized in combining Eastern and Western elements in their plays, resulted in a novel and refreshing performance style.
 
"The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant: stART Up Community Arts Project 2019 – Theatrical performance: Take a Stand" and its exhibition has "Bullying" as the theme. This socially significant piece was roused social interest in the issue of bullying by using a wide variety of formats.


The Hong Kong Youth Wind Philharmonia featured a series of classic, included
The Hong Kong Youth Wind Philharmonia featured a series of classic, included "English Folk Song Suite", "Cry of the Last Unicorn" and "The Hounds of Spring" was led by local young conductors Sophie MOK Sze-ki and Recca LEUNG Yiu-fung.

Most of the members in The Hong Kong Youth Wind Philharmonia were young and was one of the orchestras with the largest age difference.
Most of the members in The Hong Kong Youth Wind Philharmonia were young and was one of the orchestras with the largest age difference.

Mainland well-known conductor HUANG Cheng led The Shenzhen Middle School Symphony to feature couples of familiar tracks.
Mainland well-known conductor HUANG Cheng led The Shenzhen Middle School Symphony to feature couples of familiar tracks.

The officiating guests from Hong Kong and Shenzhen attended the closing ceremony and took group photo with all  orchestras.
The officiating guests from Hong Kong and Shenzhen attended the closing ceremony and took group photo with all orchestras.

Azure Seas Cantonese Traditional Theatre performed a modern theatrical experience of the well-known classic
Azure Seas Cantonese Traditional Theatre performed a modern theatrical experience of the well-known classic "the White Bone Demon".

Troupe make used of magical lighting and the usage of costumes made by fluorescent technology to create a brand new type of practical stage effect.
Troupe make used of magical lighting and the usage of costumes made by fluorescent technology to create a brand new type of practical stage effect.

Youth Square also invited young actors to play different roles in the Cantonese Opera and took part in free foundation class under the direction of well-known Cantonese opera director Hong Hai.
Youth Square also invited young actors to play different roles in the Cantonese Opera and took part in free foundation class under the direction of well-known Cantonese opera director Hong Hai.

Multiple facets have been added into performances, such as magic, martial arts, contemporary dance and folk dance, aimed to showcase what unbounded innovation looks like.
Multiple facets have been added into performances, such as magic, martial arts, contemporary dance and folk dance, aimed to showcase what unbounded innovation looks like.

The program also consisted of Cantonese opera school tours, the students' interest in traditional arts was given room to grow.
The program also consisted of Cantonese opera school tours, the students' interest in traditional arts was given room to grow.

The troupe actors were teaching students the basic tenets of performing arts on stage.
The troupe actors were teaching students the basic tenets of performing arts on stage.

 The troupe promoted the history and culture of Cantonese opera to teachers and students by using  a simple and interactive way.
The troupe promoted the history and culture of Cantonese opera to teachers and students by using a simple and interactive way.

The exhibition showcased 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.
The exhibition showcased 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.

Besides the poster and mural designs, curator has also added in couples of installation artworks to let the public experienced the feeling of
Besides the poster and mural designs, curator has also added in couples of installation artworks to let the public experienced the feeling of "bullying".

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