Hong Kong Arts Festival
Cantonese Opera © Jo Schmaltz
As a major international arts festival and the city's premier arts event of the year, the Hong Kong Arts Festival presents a fabulous assortment of music, theatre, dance and a wide range of creative visual arts by top international and local performers. The festival is renowned for the richness and diversity of its programme, ranging from classic entertainment to modern and innovative forms of performing arts. For example, the 2013 programme showcases an Australian chamber orchestra, Chinese opera, a French orchestra, American ballet, Chinese theatre, British theatre and numerous solo performers from various countries. The festival is opened with the Piazza Party that is a special open-air extravaganza of music, dancing and free entertainment. The Hong Kong Arts Festival also sees unofficial performances springing up all over the city, with street musicians and performers adding to the atmosphere, and smaller art and theatre venues contributing their own artistic gems. For lovers of the arts this festival is an exciting international event showcasing some of the very best that the world, and especially Hong Kong, has to offer.
Date: 19 February to 20 March 2016