Think, reflect, and discuss at ArtisTree’s upcoming theatre and dance programmes in June and August, Theatre Bites and Moving Pieces
ArtisTree invites audiences to explore some of the most controversial social topics with ArtisTree Selects, a series of artistic programmes running in June, and from August through September.
In June, ArtisTree Selects kicks off with Theatre Bites featuring five bite-sized British plays. Moving Pieces follows in August with dance productions that each carries a unique narrative.
In addition to original productions and Asian premieres, dedicated Open Rehearsals and talks will also take place during these seasons to enhance conversation, and a special theatre package inclusive of food and drinks is available on selected dates.
ArtisTree Selects: Theatre Bites (June 2019)
Taking place from 10 to 22 June, Theatre Bites, curated by Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation’s founder Lindsey McAlister and Tony Award-winning producer Brian Zeilinger, will feature productions that explore:
- Sustainability: Lindsey McAlister takes the audience beyond the scientific facts of sustainability in her original eco-comedy If Not Me, Who?.
- Gender and diversity: Peer inside the personal journeys of a same-sex couple as they contemplate adoption in Ad Infinitum’s energetic, hilarious, yet thought-provoking play No Kids.
- Social status: This powerful topic will be interpreted by three productions, including Sitting, a debut play originally written by actress Katherine Parkinson for BBC Arts, which tells the stories of three seemingly unrelated characters through conversations with their portrait painter; the sell-out physical theatre production Our Man in Havana, a hit by Spies Like Us about the story of an accidental spy during the Cold War; and award-winning theatre company Incognito Theatre’s Tobacco Road about five young gangsters struggling to find wealth, power and a sense of belonging in post-war London.
ArtisTree Selects: Moving Pieces (August – September 2019)
From August to September, Moving Pieces’s programme will feature a series of dance productions created by artists from Hong Kong and Europe and will continue to explore other issues such as:
- Urban living spaces: Hongkongers will appreciate Stay/Away, which challenges the sense of self-awareness and existence in a city that experiences urban claustrophobia.
- International politics: Inspired by traditional lullabies from countries labelled as “the axis of evil”,Lullaby by Panta Rei Danseteater offers a metaphor for current international politics, while exploring themes such as masculinity, friendship and rivalry, and the dynamics of mediation between bickering factions through striking dance sequences.
That’s not all – ArtisTree will present a sought-after French choreographer’s Asian debut, blending dance, theatre and acrobatics, during Moving Pieces.
Finally, after headlining the ArtisTree’s Opening Season in 2017, National Dance Company Wales returns with two new works: Revellers’ Mass by Caroline Finn, which reinterprets iconic paintings with spellbinding movements, and the Russian folk dance-inspired Tundra by Marcos Morau.
ArtisTree Selects: Theatre Bites
10-22 June 2019
ArtisTree Selects: Moving Pieces
8 August-28 September 2019
ArtisTree Selects Theatre Package
Available on selected dates only, the package includes:
- Tickets to two shows on the same day
- One complimentary glass of champagne or ice cream treat at ArtisBar
- Exclusive food and beverage offers
For more information: http://www.taikooplace.com/en/artistree
Location: ArtisTree, 1/F Cambridge House, Taikoo Place, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
Ticketing details: Tickets are available on the Taikoo Social app or Ticketflap