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Public Lecture
Cultural Leadership in Performing Arts: In Dialogue with Alison M. Friedman
Date 日期:  14 Mar 2018
 
Time 時間: 6:45pm - 8:15pm
 
Venue 地點: KK102, 1/F, K.K. Leung Building
 
Medium 語言: English
 
Speaker(s) 講師: Ms. Alison M. Friedman
 
Summary 內容: Prior to joining the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority as Artistic Director, Ms. Alison M. Friedman founded the successful cultural exchange organisation Ping Pong Productions (PPP) in 2010 after studying as a Fulbright scholar at the Department of History in Peking University and the Beijing Dance Academy in Mainland China between 2002 and 2003.  Before founding PPP, she held producer and general manager roles at dance and music institutions including the Beijing Modern Dance Company as well as Tan Dun’s production and management company.

In this talk, Ms. Friedman will share her artistic journey and perspective on Hong Kong’s art scene as well as the prospects for the development of performing arts in Hong Kong.

Online registration:
For HKU students and staff - https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_regform.aspx?ueid=54239
For alumni and public - https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_regform.aspx?guest=Y&ueid=54240


 
 
Bio of Speaker(s) 講者簡介: Ms. Alison M. Friedman (Artistic Director, Performing Arts, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority)
Ms. Friedman joined the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority in October 2017. She is responsible for leading the dance, theatre, xiqu, as well as music and outdoor teams of the Performing Arts Department to ensure the Authority’s performing arts programmes are conceptualised, curated and implemented in a forward-looking manner that realises the Authority’s vision to be a regional and global leader in the performing arts. 

Ms. Friedman is a board member of the International Society for the Performing Arts, one of the largest international alliances of leaders in the performing arts.  She founded the successful cultural exchange organisation Ping Pong Productions (PPP) in 2010 after studying as a Fulbright scholar at the Department of History in Peking University and the Beijing Dance Academy in Mainland China between 2002 and 2003.  She has a deep connection with Chinese arts and culture and is fluent in Putonghua. In 2016, Ms. Friedman gave a talk at University of Chicago about the future of China's millennial generation at the Paulson Institute's Contemporary China Speakers Series. Details: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dd8IZ-gTJIo. Prior to PPP, Ms. Friedman held producer and general manager roles at dance and music institutions including the Beijing Modern Dance Company as well as famed composer/ conductor Tan Dun’s production and management company.