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Visit Xiqu - Artistic Director Alison Friedman
July 2, 2019 (Tuesday)
Venue: Xiqu Centre, 88 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Asia Society members : Free admission
Discount Tickets :
Guest of ASHK Member : HK$ 100
Registration at : 16:45
Event starts at : 17:00

Did you know that Cantonese opera performers always greet each other with “Good morning” no matter what time of day they meet? Or that in traditional tea houses balcony seats cost more than those closer to the stage? To find out why, join the Xiqu Centre Guided Tour and learn about this new venue and the rich history of the art of xiqu. The 60-minute tours, conducted in English you explore the Xiqu Centre facilities, learn about the architectural and design features, and discover fascinating facts about the culture and stories behind the art of xiqu. Tours are supplemented with multimedia elements and are perfect for newcomers to the art of xiqu. At the end of the tour, Alison Friedman, Artistic Director, Performing Arts Division, West Kowloon Cultural District, will have a dialogue with you to share the artistic vision and strategies for the Xiqu Centre.\r\n______________________________________\r\n\r\nAlison M Friedman joined the West Kowloon in October 2017. She is responsible for leading the dance, theatre, xiqu, as well as music and outdoor teams of the Performing Arts Department to ensure the district’s performing arts venues and programmes are conceptualised, curated and implemented to realise its vision to be a regional and global leader in the performing arts.\r\nAlison M Friedman is a board member of the International Society for the Performing Arts, one of the largest international alliances of leaders in the performing arts. Fluent in Mandarin, she founded the cultural exchange organisation Ping Pong Productions (PPP) in 2010 after studying as a Fulbright scholar at the Department of History at Peking University and the Beijing Dance Academy in mainland China from 2002 to 2003. Prior to PPP, Alison M Friedman held producer and general manager roles at several dance and music institutions, including the Beijing Modern Dance Company and composer/conductor Tan Dun’s production and management company.

Please email programhk@asiasociety.org to be waitlisted for the event.
Members' Connection @ ASHK: Sustainability
July 13, 2019 (Saturday)
Venue: Asia Society Hong Kong center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

Asia Society members : Free admission
Discount Tickets :
Guest of ASHK Member : HK$ 100
Registration at : 11:15
Event starts at : 11:30

With the opening of the new exhibition by Asia Society Hong Kong Center – To See the Forest and Trees, we would like to invite all members to the upcoming Members’ Connection @ ASHK. Our docent will guide you through the various artworks by local and overseas artists to promote the importance of environmental protection to engineer a sustainable future. On top of this, participants will get to hear about the conservation efforts in Timor Leste by The Humming Fish Foundation and the Conservation International. All Asia Society Hong Kong Center members are welcome to join us!\r\n\r\nDon’t miss this networking opportunity with fellow members\r\nand free-flow of wine!\r\n________________________________\r\n\r\nTo See the Forest and Trees exhibition\r\n\r\nIn response to Hong Kong’s devastating loss of trees caused by the tropical cyclone Typhoon Mangkhut in September 2018, this exhibition explores the role and significance of trees within our environment, culture and history. Inspired by the expression, “cannot see the forest for the trees,” which describes when one fails to grasp the big picture by focusing only on a certain aspect, the exhibition addresses the urgency to preserve the well-being and future of our planet in dire geological decline. Through artworks by Allora & Calzadilla, Sally Bunker, South Ho, Vvzela Kook, Post Tree Lifestyle, James Prosek, Frank Tang, Natee Utarit, Haley van Oosten and Trevor Yeung; a music series curated by Charles Kwong and other community education programs, this exhibition promotes the importance of environmental protection to engineer a sustainable future.\r\n__________________________\r\n\r\nHarmony between Nature, People and Business\r\n\r\nThe Hummingfish Foundation (THF) is a Hong Kong based non-profit charity organization, also a registered environmental protection charity in Timor-Leste. The earth’s natural environments are at risk and humanity’s lust for natural resources has driven biodiversity to the brink. Poverty is one of the most destructive forces against nature, especially in developing countries. THF believes that through developing naturally sustainable green products that are community-based, we can add economic value to unspoiled nature. Join us to know about how the mission transforms starving coffee farmers to sustainable coffee experts in Timor-Leste on 13 July! \r\n________________________________\r\n\r\nProtect nature, protect the future: a green future for Timor-Leste \r\n\r\nPeople need nature – and for over 30 years, Conservation International has worked to protect it. Through cutting-edge science, innovative policy and global reach, they have empowered people to protect the nature which we rely on. How? Join Krisdean Law from Conservation International Hong Kong to hear how her organization has helped communities to establish marine protected areas to safeguard the country’s incredible coastal ecosystems; and about plans to undertake research on the 25 species of whales and dolphins that frequent Timor’s waters – the protection of which secure the foundation of the country’s budding ecotourism sector. As one of the world’s youngest nations, you will find the foresight and determination of the Timorese government and the people to build a green economy truly inspiring.

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