A selection of distinctive Bachelor, Master and research projects from the seven subject areas of the Department of Design at Zurich University of the Arts will be on showcase to demonstrate the school’s notion of design, how design is understood and taught today, and how design can contribute to social and technological innovations.
Location: HKDI Gallery, Hong Kong Design Institute, 3 King Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories, Hong Kong
ENSEMBLE MISE-EN is a New York-based contemporary music collective led by composer Moon Young Ha. Comprised of talented musicians, ENSEMBLE MISE-EN strives to bring a repertoire of challenging new sounds to diverse audiences, wishing to impart an experience that is simultaneously multicultural and intellectually and aesthetically pleasing.
Location: Lee Hysan Concert Hall, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Arts Festival
Five decades since their appearance on American TV’s The Muppet Show brought them fame, Mummenschanz are still unrivalled masters of their art. Using surreal, life-size puppets, masks, light, shadow and awe inspiring optical illusions their colourful world of transformation enthralls audiences of all ages around the world. Timeless, ingenious and stunning visual theatre that makes dreamers of us all. Theatre magic from Switzerland for the whole family.
Location: Lyric Theatre, HKAPA and Auditorium, Yuen Long Theatre
Sponsored by Pro Helvetia Shanghai, three energetic and active Swiss projects will be touring seven Chinese cities in November in China. Join them if you wish to get away and enjoy freedom through music. 2m2 is the result of teamwork between China’s noise experimenter Mei Zhiyong, and the eclectic Swiss drummer Maxime Hänsenberger. An explosive collaboration is to be expected! Also joining the league are PURPURA and NuR, Andrea Nucamendi’s and Claudia Cerri’s solo projects of abstract and experimental electronic music, promising to give the audience a feast of sound.
Location: SAAL, Suite D, 3/F, 54 Hung To Road, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
Hong Kong International Black Box Festival
Five Easy Pieces, concept, text and direction by Milo Rau, a Swiss theatre and film director, journalist, essayist and lecturer, is a profound, funny and confrontational experience that blends realism and brutality, probing the limits of what children know, feel, and do and initiating them in the emotional and political absurdities of the adult world. Using performers aged under 13, and the biography of the country’s most notorious criminal, child killer Marc Dutroux, the performance sketches a brief history of Belgium and reflects on the (re)presentation of human feelings on stage.
Location: Hong Kong Arts Centre Shouson Theatre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Hong Kong International Black Box Festival
Filmed on-location in eastern Congo and in Berlin, the harrowing theatre and film project The Congo Tribunal offers a profound analytic tableau of the causes and background of one of the biggest and bloodiest economic wars in the history of mankind – the war affecting the Great Lakes region of Central Africa for the past 20 years.
Location: Hong Kong Arts Centre Louis Koo Cinema, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Just before the summer vacation 15-year-old Mia and her parents move to the suburbs of Zürich. She has long felt estranged from her parents, and when she asks whether she might be adopted her mother becomes offended – but doesn’t reply. While Mia plunges into a wild teenager existence in an attempt to cope with it all, her body begins to change oddly. First hardly noticeably, but then with a force that threatens to drive her out of her mind. In her despair she attempts to numb herself with sex and drugs, hoping to halt the tidal wave that is overwhelming her. But nature is more powerful. Mia’s transformation progresses inexorably, and she turns into the being which has slumbered within her for years… and is now gaining the upper hand.
Location: Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Center and Cinematheque Passion, Macau
Late at night, psychologist Eliane Hess is called to the hospital bed of 8-year-old Yves. The boy is the only family member to have survived a car crash. Eliane is both horrified and fascinated by the boy’s fate. An invisible bond develops between them, blurring the boundaries between private and working life.
Location: The Grand Cinema, Hong Kong and Cinematheque・Passion, Macau
Germany (D), Austria (A) and Switzerland (CH) have long been under the same roof: they are bond by a common language, German. For the first time in Hong Kong, there will be a D-A-CH Tage for teachers of German. The event is organized by Goethe-Institut Hongkong and the Austrian Ministry of Education with the support of Consulate Generals of Austria, Germany and Switzerland and in cooperation with three publishers of German teaching material: Cornelsen, Ernst Klett Sprachen and Hueber. With the motto “Under one D-A-CH: Language and Culture in Germany, Austria and Switzerland”, there will be different workshops on 12th and 13th October.
Location: Goethe-Institut Hongkong, 13-14/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai
The 32nd Macao International Music Festival
A pair of lovers, whose fathers are old enemies, do not want to suffer the same fate as Romeo and Juliet. How do they overcome all the difficulties? The composer of the farce, with a witty and brisk score, is Gioachino Rossini, the most humorous and bestselling opera composer in the history of Western opera.
Location: Dom Pedro V Theatre, Largo de Santo Agostinho, Macau SAR
The Consulate General of Switzerland cordially invites Alumni of Swiss Public Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences currently living in Hong Kong and Macao (incl. current and former exchange students) to the Swiss Alumni event 2018 entitled;
“EPFL: 50 Years of Innovation and a Look into the Future”
EPFL will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2019. The talk will highlight EPFL’s spectacular journey during the last years and shed light on the innovative spirit behind EPFL. But 50 years are also a reason to look ahead and address new exciting challenges and opportunities
Location: Credit Suisse (Hong Kong) Limited, Level 88, International Commerce Centre, 1, Austin Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
A collaboration between HKDI and ZHdK (Zurich University of the Arts), a leading University famous for its long design tradition and innovation potential, on how design as a discipline has the power to tackle complex real life problems in the commercial world and the society problems by using Design Strategies and Design Thinking. This four-day program touches the Design & Economy, Design & Identity, Design & Socitey, Design & Technology, targeting on the managerial level executives, creative industries, public services, and educators from primary through tertiary institutions, to echo the Hong Kong government’s recent initiative. This strategic partnership aims at building Hong Kong as a hub of a future oriented design culture, embedding design methods, design thinking and design strategies in Asia.
Location: Hong Kong Design Institute, 3 King Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O, N.T. H.K
The 32nd Macao International Music Festival
To commemorate the 170th anniversary of the death of Donizetti, the Macao International Music Festival will kick off with the timeless Elixir of Love in a production by Zurich Opera House. The highly-praised German stage director, Grischa Asagaroff will join hands with tenor Arturo Chacón-Cruz, pupil of Plácido Domingo, and acclaimed soprano Laura Giordano to enlighten us about the magical power of love amidst the magnificent music by this great Italian composer!
Location: Macao Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium, Avenida Xian Xing Hai s/n, NAPE, Macau
Curiously food and nutrition were for a long period not touched by design. Starting with the question of production and later consumption, packaging and culture of food, design today plays a vital role when it comes to innovation in the food sector. Prof. Michael Krohn of Zurich University of the Arts, will bring us to a closer and deeper look at the power of Design Thinking in resolving “wicked problems” in different facets of our lives, hence promoting its relevance and adoption in all walks of life.
Location: Hong Kong Design Institute & IVE (Lee Wai Lee), 3 King Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories, Hong Kong, (Tiu Keng Leng MTR station A2 exit)
Prof. Ilya Gringolts from the Department of Music at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), has been invited to perfom in Hong Kong on 22 September 2018. Youngest winner of the prestigious International Violin Competition Premio Paginini, internationally-acclaimed violinist Ilya Gringolts has been revered for his virtuosic playing and sensitive interpretations towards the classical music repertoire. Having performed with leading orchestras around the world that has included the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony and NHK Symphony, Gringolts will be making his Hong Kong début with Hong Kong Sinfonietta.
Location: Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, Hong Kong