EVENT ACADEMY BALL FUNDRAISING BALL
WHERE LYRIC THEATRE, THE HONG KONG ACADEMY FOR PERFORMING ARTS
HAPPENINGS: This year's Academy Ball, with the theme of "Astral", transformed the Lyric Theatre into an enchanted star-gazing observatory. Over 400 guests raised more than HK$7 million to set up scholarships, including the Jaeger-LeCoultre Performing Arts Scholarship. This year also marked the launch of a three-year sponsorship funded by the Swiss luxury watchmaker.
The ball, co-chaired by Winnie Chiu and Jennifer Liu, saw a constellation of stellar patrons, including Regina Leung, Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung and Betty Fung. Academy students provided entertainment and guests, such as Daniel Chan, Brandon and Jenny Chau, Peter Cheung, Sabrina Ho and Jamie Louey, performed a singing skit that featured Jaeger-LeCoultre watches.
OVERHEARD The ‘Astral’ theme is so appropriate for a fundraiser to support the stars of tomorrow.
CHIC CHAT with Winnie Chiu
What was your most memorable experience at this year's ball?
The photo-shoot session where committee members had to dress up as astrals characters. We joked about having the shoot on Halloween next year.
What is your favourite form of the performing arts?
Music has always been my passion.
What advice do you have for becoming a successful female entrepreneur?
[One should] possess not only a sharp sense of business acumen, but also an acceptable level of risk-taking, practice open communication and constantly engage with passionate leaders.
What's your new year's resolution?
To have a more balanced lifestyle.