What Is Stage: Seminars, Screenings and Workshops on Scenography

Why We Recommend it

This programme examines the set and stage design aesthetics of contemporary European theatre through a series of screenings, seminars and workshops aimed at the general pubic and theatre professionals.


What Is Stage, set up by The West Kowloon Cultural District, looks at the history and operations of theatre Schaubühne Berlin, how they work with texts, and how they incorporate the scenographic aesthetics of their scenographer Jan Pappelbaum (b. 1966).

The programme consists of two public seminars where Jan Pappelbaum and Hong Kong theatre director Edward Lam challenge participants to rethink perspectives of theatrical space and seeing.

Theatre professionals can take part in a series of screening and discussion sessions in which Lam introduces nine of the Schaubühne’s works, including A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2006) and Hedda Gabler (2005),  and examines Pappelbaum’s concepts for transforming text and space.

Additionally, Pappelbaum and Lam will lead a special four-day series of artist seminars that guide participants to analyse a script, conceptualise a design and graphic model, and present their visual and textual concepts to an audience.

Please note that some of the talks will be conducted in Cantonese only. 


When: 10 Jun 2018 - 10 Aug 2018 Where: The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts – 1 Gloucester Rd – Wan Chai