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West Kowloon Culture Series #4: SHOWTIME! West Kowloon’s Artistic Strategy for Performing Arts

by Ms Alison M Friedman, West Kowloon’s Acting Executive Director and Artistic Director

Date                  15 Oct 2019
Time                 4:30pm-6:00pm
Venue               BC402
(The talk will be conducted in English.)

In this free talk, Alison M Friedman, West Kowloon’s Acting Executive Director and Artistic Director, Performing Arts shares the artistic vision and strategies for West Kowloon's two major performing arts venues – the Xiqu Centre, a contemporary gateway to the ancient art form of Chinese traditional theatre, and Freespace, Hong Kong’s new centre for contemporary performance.

Alison M Friedman Alison M Friedman joined the West Kowloon Cultural District in October 2017. She leads the dance, theatre, xiqu, music and learning teams of the Performing Arts Division to ensure the Authority’s performing arts programmes are conceptualised, curated and implemented to realise the Authority’s vision to be a regional and global leader in the performing arts.

Alison M Friedman is a board member of the International Society for the Performing Arts, one of the largest international alliances of performing arts leaders.  Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, she founded the successful cultural exchange organisation Ping Pong Productions (PPP) in 2010 after studying as a Fulbright scholar at the Department of History in 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 dance and music institutions including the Beijing Modern Dance Company and composer/ conductor Tan Dun’s production and management company.

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