Hong Kong | Now – 24 Mar 2018

Hong Kong welcomes a performance arts extravaganza starting late February when the Hong Kong Arts Festival takes place throughout the island. Heading into its 46th edition, the Festival continues to present a wide array of music, opera and dance performances, ranging from the traditional to the contemporary and experimental. This year, the programme directors have curated an impressive list of performances around the theme of “What’s Real to Me,” a commentary on today’s “post-truth” era.

Highlighting the HKFA will be the World Music Weekend with klezmer music from eastern Europe, the presence of Korea’s singer-storyteller pansori tradition, and Buryat-Mongol music from the vast and distant Lake Baikal region of Siberia. The line-up also includes the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, and the B’Rock Orchestra, a unique group whose repertory combines classical music with theatre, visual art or video. Grammy-award winners like trumpeter Chris Botti and jazz artist Cecile McLorin Salvant and the Aaron Dhiel Trio will be there, along with other renowned performance troupes like the Ballett Zürich and the American Ballet Theatre.

The 46th Hong Kong Arts Festival will also present a number of theatre performances, such as a new take on flamenco dance and adaptations of Chinese opera. For lovers of the performing arts, choices abound.

Various locations throughout Hong Kong, hk.artsfestival.org

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