Hong Kong Arts Festival 香港藝術節

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Country and Region ChinaHong Kong
Type of Festival Dance, Drama, Music
Location of Festival Hong Kong, China
Festival Contact Information

Hong Kong Arts Festival
Hong Kong Arts Festival Society Ltd.
12/F Hong Kong Arts Centre
2 Harbour Road Wanchai
Hong Kong
Phone: (852) 2824-3555
Fax: (852) 2824-3798, (852) 2824-3722
Hotline: (852) 2824-2430
Email: afgen@hkaf.org

Festival Description

The Hong Kong Arts Festival, first established in 1972, presents close to 150 performances and events by top international, regional, national and local talent during February and March each year. The eclectic mix of classical and contemporary works cater to an audience of about 120,000 including participants of the Festival’s Young Friends Scheme. The Festival also commissions, produces and publishes new works independently or in collaboration with international partners. Festival information is available at http://www.hk.artsfestival.org

Festival Dates February 21 - March 22, 2013
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Festival Story:

The Hong Kong Arts Festival is a charitable, non-profit organisation. It is a major international arts festival as well as the premier arts event in Hong Kong. Featuring overseas and local artists of renown in an eclectic array of music, theatre, dance, popular entertainment, film and exhibition programmes, the Festival offers a four-to-five-week-long cultural feast annually from February to March.

Our mission is to present an annual international festival of the highest standard for the enrichment of cultural life in Hong Kong. The Festival also serves as a catalyst to arouse wider public interest in the arts and to encourage artistic dialogue and cultural exchange.


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Photo slideshow credits from 2012 Hong Kong Arts Festival:
  • In order of appearance
    • 40th HKAF Logo
    • The Hamburg Ballet — John Neumeier 漢堡芭蕾舞團 in A Streetcar Named Desire 慾望號街車. Photo by Holger Badekow
    • The Geisha of Gion 藝子與舞子. Photo by Naoyuki Shimizu
    • Karita Mattila in Recital 卡麗塔.馬蒂娜女高音獨唱會. Photo by Lauri Eriksson
    • L’Arpeggiata 琶音古樂團, Marcello Vitale — Baroque Guitar 巴羅克結. Photo by Reiner Pfisterer
    • Beijing Opera — A Tribute to Laosheng Master Ma Lianliang 鬚生泰斗 溫如扶風 馬連良紀念系列, Ma Lianliang 馬連良
    • Myung-whun Chung and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra 鄭明勳與皇家阿姆斯特丹音樂廳樂團, Myung-whun Chung 鄭明勳. Photo by Riccardo Musacchio
    • Nigel Kennedy Plays Bach 奈吉爾.甘迺迪演奏會 巴赫x胖子華勒. Photo by Rankin
    • Pavel Haas Quartet 巴維.哈斯四重奏. Photo by Marco Borggreve
    • The Wild Boar《野豬, Wong Tsz-wah 黃子華. Photo by Kit Chan@K C Creative
Information and Booking:
  • Hong Kong Arts Festival
    • http://www.hk.artsfestival.org
  • Online Booking
    • URBTIX at http://www.urbtix.hk
    • HK Ticketing at http://www.hkticketing.com
      Note — HK Ticketing only sells tickets for performances at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and Star Hall, HITEC.
  • By phone
    • URBTIX at +852 2111 5999
    • HK Ticketing at +852 31 288 288
      Note — HK Ticketing only sells tickets for performances at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and Star Hall, HITEC.


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