Hong Kong 2020/21: ÉLAN Lost Child Project HK at Tai Kwun
HONG KONG – At a time of uncertainty and fear, how do we situate ourselves and seek the light at the end of the tunnel? In collaboration with physical theatre master and educator David Glass, O Theatre Workshop and Dream of Tomorrow, Tai Kwun — Centre for Heritage and Arts will present the ÉLAN Lost Child Project HK from 28th June to 14th July 2020.
Embracing the motif of “We do not solve problems, we play problems”, “The Lost Child Project” was developed by David Glass from 1997 in 22 countries. Its core mission is to use theatre and arts to empower marginalised children and young people. Taking the French word “élan” (vigorous spirit) as the lead, the project assembles the joint efforts of artists, scholar and community to look into the mental health of youngsters and grown-ups through an eclectic programme of dance, theatre, music, interactive games and forum. With the aid of social media and technology, “ÉLAN” will bring together the digital and reality, igniting the creative power across the communities.
Events range from master workshops led by David Glass himself, ranging from classes tackling voice to physicality, to performances dealing with key issues such as generation gaps, or simply to tell stories. Courses and events will take place either online or in person (or both), giving participants the option to physically travel to Tai Kwun or gain access from the comfort of their home. Sometimes, the most important part of art is play, and this June, join Tai Kwun in this quest to reconnect with your inner child with the ÉLAN Lost Child Project HK.
The ÉLAN Lost Child Project HK runs from 28th June to 14th July 2020.For more information, visit Tai Kwun’s website here