Public Seminar on Scenography: Examining the Dynamics of Seeing and Stage

Why We Recommend it

Award-winning scenographer Jan Versweyveld will give a public seminar alongside West Kowloon’s Low Kee Hong and Edward Lam, offering a deeper understanding of the influences behind his work and his unique aesthetics of space and scenography.


This seminar is part of a three-year programme that investigates the world of scenography. This year, the project enters the world of esteemed scenographer and lighting designer Jan Versweyveld, whose practice moves beyond the theatrical frame, requiring audiences to constantly negotiate what and how they are seeing and feeling.

For him, “the visible is the invisible and vice versa.” His design does not create settings, it transforms the audience’s sense of time and space. Joined by Low Kee Hong, Head of Theatre, Performing Arts at West Kowloon, and theatre director Edward Lam, the seminar will encourage the public to contemplate how stage props help us suspend disbelief and move into a fictive world, and have our sense of time and space transformed.

The seminar is free of admission but requires online registration.


When: 7 Aug 2017 - 7 Sep 2017 Where: The Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre – 1 Gloucester Road – Wanchai