Hong Kong Culture Festival 2019 “Oriental Impressions”  Promotes Cultural Exchange Hong Kong Culture Festival 2019 “Oriental Impressions”  Promotes Cultural Exchange
HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 13 September 2019 – The fifth edition of “Hong Kong Culture Festival”, organised by Intangible Cultural Heritage... Hong Kong Culture Festival 2019 “Oriental Impressions”  Promotes Cultural Exchange

HONG
KONG, CHINA –
Media
OutReach
– 13 September 2019 – The
fifth edition of “Hong Kong Culture Festival”,
organised by Intangible Cultural Heritage Earthpulse
Society
and supported by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department
(LCSD)
, will take place from September till November 2019.


From
Left: Ms Juliana Lam, Managing Director of Julius Group; Mr Zhao Zhijun and Mr
Wucius Wong, Curators of two Hong Kong Ink Art Walk 2019 exhibitions, and Mr
Hing Chao, Chairman of Intangible Cultural Heritage Earthpulse Society attended
the press conference of Hong Kong Culture Festival 2019.

The press conference of Hong Kong Culture
Festival 2019 was held on September 12 at City Garden Hotel. At the press
conference, Mr Hing Chao, Chairman of Intangible Cultural Heritage Earthpulse
Society introduced the event concept while Mr Wucius Wong and Mr Zhao Zhijun,
curators of two
Hong
Kong
Ink Art Walk 2019 exhibitions shared their insights on art, and Master
Tam presented the rarely seen performance of Lion Dance Theatre. Sponsors and
organisers attending the event including Ms Esa Leung, Head of Intangible
Cultural Heritage Office; Ms. Juliana Lam, Managing Director of Julius Group; Mr.
Zhou Jianfeng, Managing Director of Wah Kwong Maritime Transport Holdings
Limited; Ms. Annie Jea, General Manager of City Garden Hotel;
Ms. Jolie Lo, Sales Administration Manager of
Celestial Pictures Limited; Mr. Park Jongtaek, Director of Korean Cultural
Center in Hong Kong; Dr. Mui Kwong Chiu, renowned composer in Hong
Kong; Dr. Celina Chin, Executive Director of Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra;
Master Anthony Lam, Grandmaster of Lam Chun Fai Hung Kuen Academy; Master Tam
Ting Pong, Chairman of Hong Kong Dragon Lion Unicorn Pai Yau Dances Sport
Association and Master Nam Yuk Tong, Chairman of Hakka Kung Fu Culture Research
Society.

This
year, the organiser will collaborate with Inner Mongolia, South Korea and Japan
for var
ious cultural
programmes
. These unique crossovers inspired the organiser to promote these
unique cultures representing the different facets of the orient. Under the
theme “Oriental Impressions”, the festival presents a rich array of
programmes, such as visual and performance arts, to showcase the cultural gems
of the Orient and to enhance public awareness about intangible cultural
heritage.


Among all the artistic showcases dedicated to intangible cultural
heritage, for the first time, “Hong Kong Ink Art Walk 2019” will take
place in September and October, bringing distinguished ink artworks from
leading galleries in the city to the Hong Kong audience. The programme this
year is presented by Sino Group. Through this platform, it is aimed to
summarise the fruits of their cultural exchanges in other cities,
breaking out the existing mode by comprising different elements and creating
interesting art form fusions. Curated by ink artist Wucius Wong, “Hong Kong
Waters Korean Mountains: Hong Kong and Korea Exchange Art Exhibition”
is a
visual summary of a cultural trip of a group of Hong Kong artists who, under
Wong’s leadership, travelled to Jeju Island, South Korea, for landscape
painting. These paintings indulge the audience in the scenic beauty of Hong
Kong waters and Korean mountains. “Cacophony of Colours between the
Fragrant Harbour and the Steppe: Hong Kong and Inner Mongolia Water Colour
Exhibition”
presents extraordinary watercolour paintings by cross-regional
artists led by Zhao Zhijun, influential artist, portraying life in Inner
Mongolia and Hong Kong.


The
spectacular programme of performing arts will definitely keep the audience at
the edge of their seats — especially the religion-meets-culture “Joy in
Mysterious Music”.
Performed by the Hong Kong Taoist Orchestra of
Fung Ying Seen Koon, it reinterprets the traditional aesthetics of Taoist and
Chinese music by blending in an engaging narrative, taking the audience on a
fascinating journey to an ancient oriental empire. The organisers will also
team up with Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra to stage the “17th Hong
Kong Synergy 24 Drum Competition — Lion Dance Drum Section”
— a performance
about Chinese traditional Lion Dance Drumming.


Another
highlight is “Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Mart”, a three-day
market packed with traditional ICH performances, putting the most valuable
essences of traditional folk arts on the stage. Definitely unmissable is “Hong
Kong Dragon and Lion Dance Fiesta”
, featuring lion and dragon dances as
well as the Lion Dance
Theatre combining
lion dance, martial arts and feng shui, while “Hakka Unicorn Dance
and Kung Fu Carnival”
, performing by Hakka Kung Fu Research Society to
bring back the traditional Unicorn Dance passed down by local Hakka villages
2,500 years ago. This year’s festival is also honoured by the participation of
the Korean Cultural Center in Hong Kong – two Korean Buddhist monks will visit
the city to give an enlightening “Korean Buddhist Monks Drumming
Performance”
at ICH Mart Opening Ceremony – a spiritual voyage
around the world of Korean Buddhism. The programme is also enriched by Hong
Kong’s traditional cultural gems, such as “Nanyin Performance”, a
breathtaking showcase of the traditional Chinese ‘Southern tunes’; “Glove and
Line Puppets Performance”
, which revives the ancient art of the Chinese
puppet shows; and — for the first time — “Culture of Traditional Chinese
Medicine”
— a versatile section comprising health consultation, therapeutic
herbal teas and traditional Chinese Dit Da. There
will also be a fun-packed series of workshops related to

each performance for the public
to
explore the local and foreign intangible cultural heritage.


The 3rd International Lingnan Hung
Kuen Festival
will be organised
by
Lam
Chun Fai Hung Kuen Academy
, with
workshop and seminar. The 3rd Hung Kuen Competition will take place
on the next day following with a Classical Chinese Kung Fu Film Screening Martial
Club
presented by Celestial Pictures.


Hong Kong Culture Festival aims to preserve and revitalise
intangible cultural heritage by promoting public awareness and engagement in
traditional culture — especially the youth. As an integrated platform for
cross-cultural collaboration, Hong Kong Culture Festival is dedicated to
fostering creative talents and injecting innovation into the traditional
culture.

Programmes of HKCF2019

Date

Type

Event

Venue

Sept 19 –
29

Exhibition

Sino Group Presents: Hong Kong Ink Art Walk 2019

Hong Kong Waters Korean Mountains:

Hong Kong and Korea Art Exchange Exhibition

Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong Central Library

Sino Group Presents: Hong Kong Ink Art Walk 2019

Cacophony of Colours between the Fragrant Harbour and the Steppe:

Hong Kong and Inner Mongolia Water Colour Exhibition

Oct 4 – 16

Exhibition

Sino Group
Presents: Hong Kong Ink Art Walk 2019

Ink of Two
Cities – The 9th Shenzhen and Hong Kong Metropolitan Ink Painting Exhibition

Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre

Oct 5

Music

Joy
in Mysterious Music

Auditorium, Tai Po Civic Centre

Oct 5 – 6

Performance

Hong Kong Drum Festival 2019 – The 17th
Hong Kong Synergy 24 Drum Competition — Lion Dance Drum Section

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza

Oct 12 — Nov 3

Exhibition

Inheritance–The
Intangible Cultural Heritage of Japan

Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong City Hall

Oct 25 – 27

Cultural Fair

Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH)
Mart

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza

Oct 25

Performance

Lion Dance Drumming Performance

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza

Oct 26

Performance

Hong Kong Dragon and Lion Dance Fiesta

Oct 26

Performance

Glove and Line Puppets Performance

Oct 26

Performance

Nanyin Performance

Oct 27

Performance

Hakka Unicorn Dance and Kung Fu Carnival

Nov 22 – 23

Workshop/

Competition/ Film Screening

The 3rd International Lingnan Hung Kuen Festival

7 Mallory Street, Wanchai

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