If February is one of the coldest and driest months of the year in Hong Kong, it is also also one of the most festive! Chinese New Year falls in early February, and the Hong Kong Arts Festival gets underway toward the end of the month. And so much is happening in between!
Hong Kong comes alive every winter and spring with its annual cultural fix. First comes the Hong Kong Arts Festival, which focuses on the performing arts. Then comes Hong Kong Arts Month, which focuses on the visual arts.
Hong Kong Art Week is a loose term used to refer to a changing collection of visual arts events taking place at the end of March. Hong Kong Arts Month includes the HK Arts Festival and the HK International Film Festival.
Concert review: An opera written by Rufus Wainwright is followed by a concert starring Rufus Wainwright during the Hong Kong Arts Festival. How will it go down with a fickle Hong Kong audience?
A Gothic novel from the 19th century is transformed into an avant-garde stage production exploring class, rebellion, religion, familial relationships, and gender inequality. How will two different people react to the same play?
Founded in 1973 to attract tourists during the off season, the Hong Kong Arts Festival has grown in depth and scope over the last 4 plus decades, showcasing local and international performing artists in various genres.
Hong Kong Arts Festival runs from 27 February to 29 March 2015. Events include opera, symphony, jazz, theatre, ballet, and modern dance.