Prison Yard Festival: music from within

Into the blue

Prison Yard Festival: music from within

Into the blue

Weekend yard music

Music on the silver screen

Goldberg illuminations

Solitary reunion

Date & Time

14 - 23 Jan, 2022 Refer to programme details

Location

Block 01 Duplex Studio

Price

“Into the blue” Forest | Free of charge
“Into the blue” Workshops | $150

Overview

Co-Curated by
Teriver Cheung and Sheeta Ng

In response to the latest regulations made under the Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance by the Government, the performances of Prison Yard Festival: music from within, originally scheduled on 14 to 23 Jan 2022 will be cancelled. Please refer to below for refund arrangements:

  • For purchases via URBTIX:
    Ticket holders can keep the original ticket intact for the refund arrangement at Tai Kwun Visitor Centre – Visitor Services. Nevertheless, in view of the latest regulations by the Government, the opening time of Visitor Centre and refund period are yet to be confirmed. Ticket holders may stay tuned to the most updated information on this website.
     
  • For purchases via art-mate.net:
    A full refund will be issued with art-mate.net to PayMe, Paypal or credit card account (used for payment) with no extra handling charge, within February 2022.


With our minds and bodies being confined to small spaces for prolonged periods of time due to the pandemic, we have been barred from nature and other people. To bring us back to the world we once knew, Tai Kwun invites the public to the “Into the blue” Forest. The “forest” provides a sanctuary where mindfulness meets jazz, inviting visitors to breathe in the aura of the botanicals and relax a top of a rattan-woven chair. 

A series of “Into the blue” workshops will gently guide visitors “into the blue” and lead them “out of the blue”, as they are introduced to breathing exercises that enable self-healing techniques and yoga x improve sessions bring together the power of movement with music. Also not to be missed is the Forest Therapy Guided Walk, which leads participants through the natural landscapes of Tai Kwun, before presenting them with a Tea Appreciation Ceremony and jazz improvisation concert. 


“Into the blue” Forest

Tai Kwun’s Duplex Studio has been transformed into a forest, with rattan-woven chairs and equipped with the sound navigation of jazz music. Here, visitors can slow down, take a deep breath, stretch their bodies, and soak themselves in the natural aroma of botanicals and the healing power of sound.

Visitors are encouraged to take a moment and immerse themselves “Into the blue” Forest, to experience a 15-minute audio-guided mindfulness session which will assist in reconnecting their bodies with their minds.

Free admission

Opening hour: 14-23.01.2022│12pm – 7pm


Workshop:Sound Journey - Ocean Blue to Forest Green

The Sound Journey will introduce breathing exercises related to the throat and heart chakra. Participants can learn how to activate their bodies’ self-healing abilities through stretching and movement exercises that relate to the sounds and energy of ocean waves, and chanting exercises relating to green forest energy.

Session 1: 14.01.2022 (Friday) 7:30pm – 9pm
Session 2: 21.01.2022 (Friday) 7:30pm – 9pm
Workshop Fee: $150
Quota: 20
Instructor: Heidi Law

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Workshop:Yoga x Improv

In the Yoga x Improv workshop, participants will learn more about their minds and bodies, as jazz improvisations come together with body movements to offer new ways of expressing oneself.

Session 1: 15.01.2022 (Saturday) 11am –12:30pm
Session 2: 22.01.2022 (Saturday) 11am –12:30pm
Session 3: 22.01.2022 (Saturday) 2:30pm –4pm
Workshop Fee: $150
Quota: 20
Instructors: Angelita Li and Teriver Cheung

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Workshop:Forest Therapy Guided Walk x Tea Appreciation

The Forest Therapy Guided Walk will take participants through the natural landscapes of Tai Kwun, before leading them to a Tea Appreciation Ceremony and jazz improvisation concert. Through this experience, participants can end the weekend feeling refreshed and rewarded.

Session 1: 16.01.2022 (Sunday) 11am –1pm
Session 2: 23.01.2022 (Sunday) 11am – 1pm
Workshop Fee: $150
Quota: 20
Instructors: Sun (Certified Forest Therapy Guide), Season Li (Tea Artist), Alison Lau* (Guzheng), and Bowen Li (Keys)

*With kind permission of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra

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Workshop remarks

  • One person per quota regardless of age.
  • The workshop will be conducted in Cantonese
  • Workshops require physical movements. Participants are advised to consider his/ her own physical conditions before enrolling.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing.
  • Registered participants shall sign in in-person 15 minutes before the workshop. Any unclaimed quota may be released to walk-in participants 5 minutes before the event starts. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Activities are subject to changes without prior notice. Tai Kwun reserves the right to make the final decision regarding the arrangements.
  • According to the latest social distancing measures, all visitors must use the LeaveHomeSafe mobile application before entering Tai Kwun premises. Visitors who are eligible not to do so can complete the registration form.

Biography

Teriver Cheung
Sheeta Ng
Zoe Siu
Heidi Law
Angelita Li
Sun
Li Tin-on (Season Li)
Bowen Tsz Wo Li
Alison Lau

Co-Curator and Guitarist for Yoga and Improv workshop

According to JazzTimes, “Teriver Cheung demonstrates an impressive command of his instrument and reveals a mature, composerly approach”. Born in Hong Kong, the award-winning Jazz guitarist and composer has frequently collaborated with musicians including Grammy Award winning artist Billy Childs, Eddie Gómez, Keita Ogawa, Eric Marienthal. 

In 2015, Cheung curated the multimedia concert Hong Kong Episodes and collaborated with various musicians including the classical music composer Fung Lam, the pianist, organist and composer Chok Kerong from Singapore. As a collaborating Jazz artist, he has performed with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra and participate in various production in the mainstream music industry. His independent band R.O.O.T. has won the 2nd place of the Best New Artist at the 903 Ultimate Song Chart Awards Presentation. 

Teriver Cheung is an endorsed artist for the D’Angelico Guitars and Fender In-Ear Monitors.

Co- Curator, and Producer 

Graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a M.A. degree in Cultural Management, and a Bachelor of Communication (Marketing and Advertising Communication) from the University of Canberra. Member of Dharma Drum Mountain (Hong Kong) Zen Drum Group, also she is a singing bowl, Shaman Drum and Reiki practitioner. Sheeta has held senior arts administration positions in sizable organisations, such as the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Tai Kwun and the Hong Kong Arts Centre and M+. In 2019, She received the 58th Venice Biennale Internship and in 2015, she received the Sage Gateshead, UK Internships for the community music project "Music Spark" and "Co-Musica".  She also has profound experience in music education. With a Postgraduate Certificate in Music Therapy from HKUSPACE, and the ABRSM Grade 8 certifications on Vocal and Piano. She was teaching in secondary and primary schools, as well as Hong Kong Treble Choir. She is working as an independent music producer, community musicians at I-D Art and curator for the Art and mindfulness project  - Dew at Hart Haus, Co-Curator of Ensemble Transinece: Mindfulness Music camp.

Zoe Siu is a Hong Kong-based knot designer, 

known for her bold, sculptural accessories and striking ropework installations. Weaving together traditional craftsmanship with inventive design, Zoe’s creations are both sophisticated yet playful, contemporary yet timeless.  In 2011, Zoe founded the accessories label ZOEE. She has since created a diverse range of innovative, knot-inspired jewelery collections, attracting stockists from major cities across Asia.  Furthermore, Zoe established the ZOEE Accessories Select Shop in 2014 as a platform for independent designers from around the world to showcase their craftsmanship and creative ethos. More recently, Zoe was invited to collaborate with renowned US fashion icon, IRIS APFEL, designing an exclusive accessories set for her solo exhibition at the Hong Kong Landmark in 2017. 

Installation Design

In addition to designing accessories, Zoe has been pushing boundaries further by exploring the architectural possibilities of rope, transforming retail and gallery spaces with ropework installations that are both sculpturally bold and painstakingly intricate. Zoe has created huge knot installation for ELEMENTS & K11 ART SHOPPING MALL. Dedicated to promoting the art of knotting, Zoe regularly runs workshops for international brand launches, including OMEGA, ADIDAS, FRED, UNIQLO, MIKIMOTO, 45R, and MARIMEKKO, etc. Zoe has also been invited to represent Hong Kong at international exhibitions, such as the ‘Brussels Design September’ festival, 2013,  London Craft Week, 2017, AUTOR Jewellery Fair 2017 in Romania, Athens Jewellery Week 2019 in Greece.

Sound Journey - Ocean Blue to Forest Green Instructor

Born in Hong Kong, Heidi Law was awarded scholarships for graduate studies at Shepherd School of Music, Rice University, where she acquired a Master of Music in Percussion Performance. She is also a graduate from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Music. 

As a local multi-faceted percussionist, she has performed with artists, musicians and groups across a wide spectrum of genres; she also performs as a singer in contemporary art settings and as chorus in Pop concerts. Law gave her debut multimedia concert 怎麼了?in 2012; followed by project support by HKADC emerging artists grant More than a Concert: Give yourself YOU in 2013. In 2015, she initiated multimedia concert Dialogue of Trees, Hong Kong - Norway in collaboration with New Media Artist Vvzela Kook and Norwegian Duo DonkeyJam, the project was staged in Hong Kong Nov 2015, and toured in Norway Mar 2017. Law has also developed interests in sound art works and music design in theatre setting, including her recent work "Lantau Today" for 02022020.space.

As a passionate educator, Heidi is the co-director and co-founder of Happy Music Academy in Happy Valley Hong Kong, as well as Soundness Studio in Causeway Bay Hong Kong. Law served as percussion teacher at institutes including St. Paul's Co-Educational College Primary School and Ying Wah Primary School, St. Stephen's Girl's College and the Music Office. She is also a committee of the Percussive Arts Society (Hong Kong Chapter).

Heidi is passionate about sound healing, energy healing and a wide range of mindfulness practices, she is keen on cultivating her knowledge and experience as sound and energy healing practitioner. Heidi is devoted to Sound Healing, she is a Sound Healing Practitioner trained by The College of Sound Healing (UK), she also practice sound healing with singing bowls and mantra-chanting under the tutelage of Dr. Buathon Thienarrom. Law is a Reiki practitioner with Usui Reiki Master Level and Karuna Reiki Master Level, she is also a Certified Meditation Teacher. Apart from private sound and energy healing sessions, Heidi is often invited to give Sound Healing Workshops and Group Sound Healing Sessions for corporates and general public, including Sound Healing Workshop presented by Junior Chamber International Tai Ping Shan for staff members of Chow Tai Fook; Sound Healing Hearts workshop with Healing Arts Festival 2021; Unison Heart Healing Co-hosted with Vicky Fung by Social Gathering Music Camp at Tai Kwun by Every Life is a Song. In 2021, along with a community of therapists, artists and healers, Heidi is hosting a healing space for women - Healing Arts Club. 

Yoga x Improv workshop instructor

Angelita Li is a Hong Kong-born singer. She has travelled to and lived in Bangkok, Los Angeles, Singapore, Macau and Kuala Lumpur for music and life explorations. Her repertoire stretches from Jazz to Rock to Brazilian. As a front liner, Li has three solo albums under her name, including Hong Kong's first Jazz vocal album in Chinese [Uniq-Mystery], and an International debut [Caminhos Cruzados] recorded in Denmark with Grammy winner Hans Ulrik and the "Unbelievable" Eugene Pao. She has performed in numerous festivals with Jazz legends including Toninho Horta, Hendrick Meurkins, and Lula & The Afro Brazil. She has also written her own musical show – Angelita Li Sings Billie Holiday with Patrick Lui Jazz Orchestra. 

As a backing singer, Li sings behind local celebrities such as Sandy Lam, Deanie Ip, George Lam, Rubberband, Khalil Fong, Hins Cheung and Joey Yung. She has taken part in several musical theatre productions such as "The Passage Beyond"; "Smokey Joe’s Cafe", and "Save The Last Song For You". She also used to blah blah blah for RTHK Radio 4’s "Jazzin’ Up Series". 

Li is now a certified Hatha Yoga teacher, conducts mindfulness/meditation sessions, and teaches yoga for a charitable yoga foundation.

Forest Therapy Guided Walk x Tea Appreciation Instructor

Sun is inspired to apply the practice of forest therapy for Hong Kong people to bring about mental and physical wellness. Since certifying as a guide of the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs in April 2020, he has guided 65 forest therapy walks in Hong Kong for the public, individuals, corporate and NGOs. Over 450 people, ranging from teenagers, adults, elderly and care-takers) participated in his walks in multiple locations such as country parks, public parks, campsites and private venues.

Forest Therapy Guided Walk x Tea Appreciation Instructor

Li Tin-on (Season Li) is a young Tea Artist base in Hong Kong. He also plays the roles of Tea Master, Tea Taster, Tea Instructor, Tea Event planner & Tea Culture worker. Previously, he worked as a Designer and Rock concerts planner. Later, in order to relieve the work pressure, he began to learn Chinese Tea art & Japanese Tea ceremony. Since 2014, he has worked in different Tea houses and Tea companies. Afterwards, he successively obtained the qualifications of professional Tea Master & Tea Taster.  

He believes that Tea can be a good Mindfulness practice. He determined to promote contemporary Tea culture to the public. Coupled with his creative aesthetic background, he hopes to break the stereotype of Tea art of the society. From 2017, he began to develop his personal Tea business in the name of poetéa, aim to promote Mindfulness Tea to the community. In addition to hosting Mindfulness Tea workshops, he also created Crossover projects with different sectors. E.g. Tea X Music, Tea X Butoh, Tea X Mindfulness Floral art, Tea X Coffee, Tea X Sake, Tea X Multimedia art, etc.  

In recent years, he has been actively out of Hong Kong and invited to serve Tea in mainland China, Taiwan, Japan. He has also invited with some personal interviews from mass media.  The RTHK invited to shoot a relaxing film about Tea learning in Wuyi Mountain, Fujian, other media interviews include Apple Daily, Hong Kong Economic Journal, Hong Kong 01, etc. Durning coronavirus, he believes that the demand for decompression in society is increasing. In response to this, he joined the shooting of relaxing short film for RTHK and co organized the online Mindfulness Tea workshops with Social Welfare Organizations.

Forest Therapy Guided Walk x Tea Appreciation Instructor

Bowen Tsz Wo Li, pianist and composer, graduated in Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Actively performing and collaborating with musicians and art groups in Hong Kong since 2018, such as Chung Ying Theatre, Wuji Ensemble, Teriver Cheung, Film Director Tsai Ming Liang. He also played at music festivals such as Jazz Gala ‘The Legends and Beyond 2019’, Freespace Jazz Festival 2019 and Festival Hong Kong 2019 -- A Cultural Extravaganza in Shanghai.

Forest Therapy Guided Walk x Tea Appreciation Instructor

Lau started to learn Zheng since eleven and has been taught by Chun Yee-fung. In the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival, she has won the champion in advanced section. She was admitted into the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in year 2008. Following Xu Ling-zi majoring in Zheng, Zhao Tai-sheng minoring in San-xian and Sze Ying-lam minoring in harp. Lau was awarded the degree of master of music in 2015.

Lau obtained the HSBC Scholarship, which allowed her to further her education with Suen Wen-yian of the to Shanghai Conservatory of Music. She has also obtained the Scholarship from the Society of the Academy for Performing Arts (SAPA). Lau won the APA Concerto Competition twice with the piece “The Moment is but Momentary”(Richard Tsang), "The Eternal Sorrow in Lin-an"(He Zhan-hao). She obtained the Performance Prize of the Han Ya Cup Zheng's traditional genre and styles Competition(2013,2016). She obtained the Gold Prize in the Youth (Professional) section of the Third International Zheng Contest.

Lau is now participating in the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra as freelance musician as well as the Zheng principal and score libarian of the Hong Kong Music Lover Chinese Orchestra, member of the Hong Kong Taoist Orchestra and music supervisor of Miu Yiu Zheng Ensemble.