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Theatre directors must have a passion to learn

Having directed more than 120 productions in the past 30 years, Lindsey McAlister (left), founder of the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation, sees a passion to learn as the key requirement for a theatre director.

Friday, 18 May, 2012, 12:00am

Tips for event success

Darren Kerr, partner and producer of the FACTOR168 Creative Event Company

A strong live communications experience is driven by clear event marketing which is packaged and presented in a theatrical manner. This is where professional event agencies and studios play a critical role.

24 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

600 staff needed for Halloween

To celebrate Halloween, Ocean Park runs a special event every October to create excitement. This year, for its 10th 'Halloween Bash', the park will have more than 20 programmes and attractions, with eight haunted houses, and is now recruiting performers and back-stage personnel.

17 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Youth orchestra members live on love of music - and get sent to the showers

The image of the starving artist isn't far from what some members of the Asian Youth Orchestra are experiencing these days. Obviously, for the 100-plus youngsters, it's a love of music that's driving them to audition and join Richard Pontzious' respected orchestra, since they receive no pay (although their accommodation, meals, transport and tuition are covered).

28 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

How can you hide a fireworks display? Planners forced to divulge a little secret

Some light was shed on what is in store for the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games when fireworks lit up the skyline near the 'Bird's Nest' stadium.

Residents living near the National Stadium said the rehearsal on Wednesday evening started at 8pm and lasted almost three hours.

18 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Sound bites

Conductor James Judd, violinist Elmar Oliveira and cellists Alisa Weilerstein and Wang Jian are tutoring this year's Asian Youth Orchestra rehearsal camp, which starts tomorrow. Why were they selected and how will they help contribute to the training? Artistic director of Asian Youth Orchestra, Richard Pontzious (right): 'They have a passion for music and a passion to teach.

13 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Gardzienice - Practising the Humanities

Recital Hall, HK Academy for Performing Arts

Mar 10, 8pm to 10pm

6 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Hong Kong will be first in Asia to take centre stage

A successful stage performance depends on performers' professional skills and demands superb backdrops, sound, lighting and technology to provide aesthetic effects for productions.

Experts involved in these types of art and technologies have been sought-after for years.

12 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Purple Phase

Royal violet hues ruled the catwalks. This autumn, opt for a one-piece ensemble and accessorise minimally to let the purple run the show.

7 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Composing symphonies for a high-octave career

Leanne Nicholls, founder and artistic director of the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, says the key to success is dedication to the job

17 Jun 2006 - 12:00am