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Evening Activities

Reception at Garden


Reception @ Garden

Date: 20 November 2014
Time: 1800 - 2000
Venue: Garden of Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre, HKAPA

The Welcome Reception for symposium speakers and participants will enable attendees the opportunity to network with internationally
renowned artists and Performing Arts educationalists.

My Days In Cat Town


Drama - My Days In Cat Town
School of Drama

Date: 21 November 2014
Time: 1945 - 2200
Venue: Drama Theatre, HKAPA

The story originated from Cat Town – a satirical novel written in 1932 by the renowned Chinese writer Lao She. A lady aviator flying a plane to the moon to visit her boyfriend isforced to land on an unknown planet as a result of mechanical problem. She enters into a territory called Cat country where the inhabitants are all half-human-half-cat beasts. It was summer when she first got there and, living through autumn and winter, she witnesses a series of incidents displaying the Cat people’s ignorance, backwardness, apathy and slovenliness. Eventually, when the Cat country is on the verge of being annihilated by its neighbouring countries, she is picked up by her boyfriend and returned to the earth, and thereforeshe did not knowwhether after summer, autumn and winter,  if spring would return to the Cat country.


Robyn Archer AO


Concert - Que Reste t’il?
Robyn Archer AO

Date: 22 November 2014
Time: 2000 - 2200
Venue: Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre, HKAPA

Que Reste t’il? - Charles Trenet’s beautiful chanson (translated as What remains?) is the title of this superb cabaret tour de force by Robyn Archer. Accompanied by Michael Morley (piano) and George Butrumlis (accordion), Ms Archer takes the audience on a highly emotional, highly satirical journey through French song; from rarely performed material from Paris in the 1880s, through each decade to the 1970s. With wonderful musicianship from this trio, Que Reste t’il is moving, uplifting, captivating, and often very funny.

Robyn Archer AO is recipient of the 2013 BEST CABARET PERFORMER in Australia’s prestigious Helpmann Awards. UWA Press publishes detritus, her selected speeches. She is the artistic director of The Light in Winter created for Federation Square, Melbourne and was Centenary of Canberra Creative Director. Archer is also Deputy Chair of the Australia Council, patron of numerous arts organizations and a mentor for the European Festivals Association’s Atelier. She is an Officer of the Order of Australia, Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France), Officer of the Crown (Belgium), and holds honorary doctorates from Flinders University (SA), and the Universities of Sydney and Canberra.


1880s- 1900

The Street ( Leon Xanrof, trs Archer, music John Napier)
Le Chat Noir ( Aristide Bruant, trs Archer)
Cholera ( Bruant, trs Archer)
Red City ( Maurice Boukay, trs Archer)
It Takes Cash ( Bruant, trs Archer)
The Paper Crisis ( Alphonse Allais, trs Archer)
Song of the Rag and Bone Man ( Jules Jouy, trs Archer, music John Napier)
Coin Coin Coin ( Bruant, trs Archer)

1900- 1920

DADA  (Tristan Tzara)
Plaisir d’Amour (Giovanni Martini)  - in French


You Don’t Know Paree ( Cole Porter)


Damia: Pluie/ L’Etranger – in French


Piaf : L’Accordeoniste – In French  


Leo Ferre: Le Piano du Pauvre ( Ferre, trs Morley)
Monsieur William ( Ferre, trs Morley)


BrelCa Va ! ( Brel trs Morley)
Le Fou du Roi ( Brel trs Morley)
i.m. Jacques Brel ( Patrick McGuiness)
Ne me Quitte Pas ( Brel) – in French
Carousel ( Brel)


L’Affair Thomas Crown ( Le Grand)/ L’Amour est Bleu/ Dominique - in French
The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde ( Gainsbourg) – in French 

L’Amour Toujours L’Amour

La Mer( Trenet) / Les Feuilles Mortes ( Prevert) /SHE ( Aznavour) /Que Reste t’Il ( Trenet)