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Old July 11th, 2017, 04:24 PM   #941
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Apologies for bumping this thread again; would just like to share an aerial view of the WKCD from earlier today:


20170711 West Kowloon by jezze0410, on Flickr

And here is a shot of (what I believe to be) the M+ construction site:


20170711 Pano by jezze0410, on Flickr
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Old July 27th, 2017, 05:26 PM   #942
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Some clearer ground-level shots from earlier today:

I believe this building U/C is Freespace.


WKCD (i) by jezze0410, on Flickr


WKCD (ii) by jezze0410, on Flickr

This is what will become the M+ museum


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Old August 13th, 2017, 09:41 AM   #943
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West Kowloon Cultural District - Xiqu Centre_1 by RAYMOND TAM PHOTO - ONEPLUS STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY, on Flickr
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Old August 17th, 2017, 05:10 PM   #944
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From today:


20170817 WKCD 1 by jezze0410, on Flickr

(notice the first signs of cladding appearing on Xiqu centre)


20170817 WKCD 2 by jezze0410, on Flickr
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Old August 18th, 2017, 07:41 AM   #945
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how many different projects are U/C in the above pic?
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Old August 18th, 2017, 12:44 PM   #946
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how many different projects are U/C in the above pic?
In the second photo, the projects you can see are the M+ Museum, the Lyric Theatre Complex, and Freespace (a Black Box and an outdoor stage, part of Art Park).
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Old August 25th, 2017, 08:00 AM   #947
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a sky walk is to be constructed from the WKCD to the China Ferry Terminal once the first museum opens next year.

Does anyone have any information on the proposed underground link to TST?
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Old September 27th, 2017, 02:47 PM   #948
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Old October 19th, 2017, 05:37 AM   #949
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Hong Kong’s new Chinese opera centre will be run by an American, and local performers aren’t happy
Industry veteran says appointing foreign art director a blow to local performers
October 19, 2017
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Cantonese opera performers in Hong Kong said they were “extremely disappointed” after the job of running the city’s new showcase for the traditional art form went to an American.

A stalwart of the local opera industry said Alison Friedman’s appointment contradicted promises by the arts chief that the West Kowloon Cultural District, where the Xiqu Centre will stand, would nurture local talent.

But the position has been bundled in with others, to be held by one person.
That person will be Friedman, whom the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority appointed last Wednesday as director of performing arts, leading its Chinese opera, dance, theatre and music teams.

The new director will oversee productions at the Xiqu Centre, the district’s Chinese opera venue, which is still under construction and is expected to open late next year.

The Chinese Artists Association of Hong Kong, which represents more than 1,000 Cantonese opera performers, said in a statement that it had expected the job of Chinese opera chief to be separate from posts overseeing other art forms.

Liza Wang Ming-chun, a long-time chairwoman of the association and a renowned local performer, said the authority had pledged to appoint an independent art director for the Xiqu Centre.

“The management reneged on their promise … We are extremely disappointed,” Wang said.

She said Friedman did not have any experience with Xiqu, or Chinese opera, and there were many suitable candidates in Hong Kong.

“I have no doubt of the academic calibre of the artistic director, but Xiqu is about artistic attainment,” Wang said, in an interview. “The authority has a mentality of putting the arts hub on the international map by hiring foreigners.”
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Old October 22nd, 2017, 11:28 AM   #950
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The problem is cultural venues are rarely profitable, and in most cases need government subsidies/support.

Tang outlines vision for culture hub
Sept. 20, 2017
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The West Kowloon Cultural District will not become a real estate project, but it is necessary to introduce some commercial elements so it would not rely on taxpayers' money, new WKCD Authority chairman Henry Tang Yin-yang said.

Tang will replace Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung Kin-chung on Monday as board chairman, making him the first non-official to serve in the position.

At a media gathering, Tang said any CS will be too busy to focus on the culture hub and it did not need his leadership if the district was a real estate project.

"Its core mission is cultural activity. I think the potential for Hong Kong to become one of the three major [cultural] cities in the world, together with New York and London, has huge potential for our youth, community and for our economy," Tang said yesterday.

But maintaining commercial elements is a must because it would not be good to keep requesting funding in the Legislative Council, he said.

"I don't think we should continue to go to the government to ask for money, as the government will then go to Legco. Whoever believes West Kowloon shouldn't have commercial project at all, you should ask them if they are you prepared to continue to subsidize it?" Tang said.
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Hong Kong arts hub boss defends appointment of American artistic director
Henry Tang Ying-yen, chairman of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, insists Alison Friedman is the ‘best person’ for the job
October 24, 2017
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The new chairman of Hong Kong’s West Kowloon arts hub has defended the management’s appointment of an American as its artistic director for performing arts amid criticism from local performers.

Henry Tang Ying-yen, chairman of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, said after a board meeting on Tuesday that Alison Friedman was the “best person” for the job.

“It is my view that we have selected the best person for the job because it is important that if we want to build an international, first-class cultural centre, we must have first-class people,” Tang said after chairing the meeting.

“Alison is very familiar with the Chinese culture and has lived in Beijing for more than 10 years. She was very successful in Beijing.”

He made the comments after Cantonese opera performers in Hong Kong said they were “extremely disappointed” that the job went to an American.

Liza Wang Ming-chun, chairman of the Chinese Artists Association of Hong Kong, which represents more than 1,000 Cantonese opera performers, said earlier that Friedman did not have any experience with xiqu, or Chinese opera.

Wang has also said that the authority has a mentality of “putting the arts hub on the international map by hiring foreigners”.

Friedman is the founding director at Ping Pong Productions, a Beijing-based consultancy promoting cultural exchange. She has worked in China for almost two decades.

Having majored in Chinese literature and literary translation at Brown University in the US, she is a fluent Mandarin speaker. She lectures at various universities in China and around the world.

“We found the right person to be the overall artistic director. Under the artistic director, there will be four specialists, four heads – one for dance, one for music, one for drama and one for xiqu. We have already appointed the music, drama and dance heads. The only remaining one is xiqu,” Tang said.

But according to Wang, the authority had earlier promised to hire another director to be in charge specifically for xiqu – not just a “specialist” or “head” as Tang suggested on Tuesday.
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