ÉLAN Lost Child Project HK 2022

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Date & Time

3 Jul 2022 2pm - 5pm

Location

Online / JC Cube & Laundry Steps

Price

Free of charge

Programme

“An Unnaturalistic Life” – Sharing by David Glass

“An Unnaturalistic Life” is an illustrated first person telling of David Glass’s extraordinary life story by David himself. Funny, moving, bizarre but always completely human. Told by one of the world's major theatre artists, teachers and creative thinkers. David will illustrate his ‘life’ with Film and photographs from a lifetime of work and travel.

Over 44 years of working in 74 countries, David Glass is recognised as a modern theatre master. Having originally trained in Paris in the 1970’s with the giants of European Theatre Lecoq, Grotowski, Boal, Alfreds, Ailey and Master Lim in Hong Kong, David Glass’s life story reflects the titanic age of change that bridges the 20th and 21st Century.

Date:  From 03.07.2022
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Words from “Landlord”

I never thought of having a career in theatre or even regarding it as a job. For me what it has felt like is a crazy adventure, a journey and a playful exploration. Sometimes it has made perfect sense and other times has made no sense at all. Just like life. And so as the Beatles sang ‘When I'm 64’.I thought in my 64th year I would tell the story of my life. A life through which I have met, worked with and learned from remarkable people. From stars to street children. from captains of industries to captains of ships. Across 74 countries and teaching 120,000 people. Inventing, improvising, dreaming, surviving and hopefully celebrating the mad world we live in. I hope my story might reflect some of your stories at this extraordinary moment in history.

David Glass
Speaker of “An Unnaturalistic Life”



Long Table Sharing cum Closing Ceremony

The generation of today is facing all kinds of challenges. How to explore the way forward in the maze, and still see the future after experiencing the losses in life?

Three pairs of guests from different ages and backgrounds will gather with Project Artistic Director Olivia Yan and Project Professional Adviser and clinical psychologist Dr. Paul Wong at a long table. With games and questions, they will have a sincere dialogue and embark on a journey of "Lost & Found". Focusing on the three major challenges the youth are facing today – ecology, self-image and mental health – the guests will rethink the interpretation and definition of "Lost & Found" from their perspectives and experiences to spark off ideas and light up the road ahead.

Moderator: Olivia Yan, Artistic Director of ÉLAN Lost Child Project HK
Guest Host: Dr. Paul Wong, Professional Advisor of ÉLAN Lost Child Project HK
Guest Speakers: Ali Lee, Lai Ying, Changlin Fashi, Comma Leung, Jenny Li, Tommy Kwan

* The Sharing will be conducted in Cantonese with no surtitles

Date: 3 July 2022
Time: 2pm - 5pm
Venue: JC Cube, Tai Kwun

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Remarks:

  • One person per quota above the age of 6.
  • Registered audience shall sign in in-person 15 minutes before the event. Any unclaimed quota may be released to walk-in audience 5 minutes before the event. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Tai Kwun reserves the right to assign seats.
  • Programmes are subject to change without prior notice. Tai Kwun reserves the right to make the final decision. regarding the arrangements.
  • The events will adhere to the latest health and safety regulations and enforce social distancing measure.

Biography

Ali Lee
Lai Ying
Changlin Fashi
Jenny Li
Tommy Kwan
Comma Leung
David Glass
Olivia Yan
Dr. Paul Wong

Guest Speaker

Ali is a Hong Kong born actress who has a visual arts background and is interested in ink art and calligraphy.

Guest speaker

Lai Ying is a singer-songwriter, actress on film, TV and KOL.

Guest Speaker

Changlin Fashi is a professional photographer who becomes a Buddhist monk in 2009 and dedicated to promote Zen art.

Guest Speaker

Jenny received her master degree on The Aesthetics & Arts Theory at the Middlesex University, London. She participated in different theatre performances and independent film makings. She has collaborated with  Edward Lam Theatre, the Asian People’s Theatre and acted as an artist educator in “Through Your Eyes” Photography Education programme funded by Robert H.N. Family Foundation. She has learnt Permaculture since 2010 and is one of the founders of Sangwoodgoon organic farm and Sangwood KidsClub (an organisation provides Farm to Table programmes to families and youth).

Guest Speaker

Tommy is a writer and a regular contributor of Ming Pao in Hong Kong. His recent books, Learnings from Solitude and Old World in a New Day, are both published by the China Times Publishing Company. Tommy is also a radio host and teaches Political Science in university. He is a PhD candidate at SOAS, University of London.

Guest Speaker

Comma Leung, Man Wai, the founder of Inclusive design studio Mosi mosi, graduated from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, majoring in Communication Design. She has received numerous international recognition, including the Hong Kong Social Enterprise Challenge Champion, Best Social Mission Award, DFA Design for Asia Silver Award, HKDA Global Design Award HK Best and bronze award, Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award and Hong Kong Smart Design Silver Awards etc. Comma's work has been exhibited in different overseas countries such as Germany, Japan and Taiwan etc. She was also interviewed by Japanese TV station NHK for an International documentaries program—"Her Story", as well as Swedish broadcast.

“An Unnaturalistic Life” Speaker      

As an award-winning solo performer, theatre director, writer, teacher and creative thinker, David is one of the UK's most prominent theatre directors and principal founders of the physical/visual, devised, ensemble and applied theatre movements.

Moderator

As a renowned multi-talented artist in the field of Asian contemporary theatre, Olivia is passionate about arts education and hosts workshops for overseas institutions and professional theatre groups.

Guest Moderator

Dr. Paul W.C. Wong, D.Psyc.(Clinical), Reg.Clin.Psyc (Australia)., RCP(HKPS), Ccoun&ACounS (HKPCA), FHKPsS, FHKPCA, MAPS

Paul is a clinical psychologist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong. He has been involving in suicide prevention research and mental health promotion and practice since 2003. His recent research projects include youth social withdrawal behavior, using animals as part of educational and psychological interventions, youth positive development of local and non-Chinese young people, and family care giving for people with psychological issues. His main research theme aims to promote social inclusion in our society. He is also Fellows of the Hong Kong Psychological Society and the Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association. He is the Programme Director of the Master of Social Science (Counselling). He is the recipient of the 2015 and 2020 Faculty of Social Science’s Research Output and Knowledge Exchange Awards, respectively.