Join us to explore the surrealist world of Belgian painter René Magritte through the Hong Kong Ballet’s performance of Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's mesmerizing Sombrerisimo, with its six men and 24 bowler hats. Enjoy this engaging contemporary work!

LINK: https://bit.ly/2Xol2MW

Photo: Sombrerisimo | Hong Kong Ballet Dancers | Photography: Conrad Dy-Liacco

In a series of interviews, Washington, DC-area native Alison M. Friedman, artistic director of the West Kowloon Cultural District in Hong Kong, reflects on her personal and professional experiences exploring and promoting the performing arts in Asia.
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Selected paintings and calligraphies from the Chih Lo Lou Collection are on display at the Hong Kong Museum of Art 香港藝術館 until February 7, 2021. This collection is one of three major private collections of ancient Chinese painting and calligraphy in Hong Kong. The exhibition also features a lively animation series about the art of Chinese painting and calligraphy which interprets some of the fundamental ideas or subject matters behind the art. Click here to enjoy the first video of the series – The Bamboo Way.

Check out the works of Hong Kong artists online in the "Next Act: Contemporary Art from Hong Kong" exhibition, presented by Asia Society Hong Kong Center. The exhibition focuses on the theme of convergence and engages with the shared history and collective memories of Hong Kong, culminating in a collection of visually impactful and exciting works of 10 partcipating Hong Kong artists.

http://nextact.asiasociety.hk/eng

Hong Kong non-permanent residents who are currently outside Hong Kong, with their limit of stay expiring within four weeks/expired for less than 12 months, may apply for a visa/entry permit to return to Hong Kong. This new arrangement is to facilitate HK residents who are not able to return to the city timely to apply for extension of stay due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to an application form and supporting documents, applicants are required to furnish a letter setting out the details on their inability to return to the city for the time being. For details: https://bit.ly/3rPVVk2

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Explore the beauty of the seas and coastal customs through "Mazu the Sea Goddess", the latest original dance drama by Hong Kong Dance Company 香港舞蹈團 , currently streaming online through Jan 21.

Online Streaming (video on demand): https://hkdance.com/performances/mazuonlinestreaming

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"Mazu the Sea Goddess" by Hong Kong Dance Compnay

What’s your favorite thing to do in Hong Kong? For travel writer Will Hide, rumbling along the city’s happy places on the century-old, double-deck trams "Ding Ding" is most enjoyable. Check out what he discovered during his tram rides.

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Here comes the 4th episode of Meet the Principals, an online concert series by the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. In this episode, Principal Clarinet Andrew Simon, native of New York, teams up with his long-term artistic partner and pianist Warren Lee, to bring out some of the clarinet’s more exquisite characteristics through a delightful program. He also performs for the first time with Principal Viola Andrew Ling. Enjoy!

LINK: https://bit.ly/351zGhc

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Happy 2021 to everyone! Let’s start off the new year by enjoying a wonderful performance by the Hong Kong Ballet! In their re-imagined version of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale ALICE (in wonderland), you can see the amazingly beautiful choreography by the company’s Artistic Director Septime Webre, along with sleek and chic costumes, bold sets, and a thrilling original core. Free streaming for one week only. Enjoy!

LINK: https://shrtm.nu/I64X

Photo: ALICE (in wonderland) | Hong Kong Ballet Dancers | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco

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Wishing you all a Happy New Year from Hong Kong! Let’s usher in 2021 with this video featuring Victoria Harbor in all its glory, iconic landmarks in the city, along with festive greetings sending blessings to the world.

Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing (HKEX) is closing the year in style, with a record-high market turnover of US$3.7 trillion in its 20-year history as a listed company. It raised US$47 billion in IPO funds - a decade high. HKEX is also ranked world #2 for IPO Venue & Biotech Fundraising.

https://www.hkex.com.hk/News/News-Release/2020/201217news

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Attention overseas arrivals to Hong Kong: The compulsory quarantine period at a designated quarantine hotel has been extended to 21 days. In addition to getting tested for COVID-19 at the HK International Airport upon arrival, COVID-tests will also be done on the 12th and 19th or 20th day of the quarantine period. Only persons whose all results are negative are allowed to leave the hotel after completing the 21-day quarantine.

For travelers from the US, the existing requireme...nt of presenting a record of a hotel reservation and a negative COVID-19 test result before embarking on a flight to Hong Kong remains unchanged.

For the list of designated hotels: https://bit.ly/3a13lKN
For updated quarantine arrangements: https://bit.ly/37brixn
For Hong Kong’s latest entry requirements: https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html

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Some say Cantonese is one of the hardest languages for English speakers to learn. But in fact, it’s not that difficult! After watching this video, you'll be able to express your affection to your loved ones in Cantonese. Come spread the love this holiday season!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nVB-Jl8WT8

“The sound they produce is out of this world” - The Guardian

Founded in 1977, the 香港中樂團 Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra has won the accolades as “a leader in Chinese ethnic music” and “a cultural ambassador of Hong Kong”. In the Music Connection series launched today, we will bring you five of their critically-acclaimed performances online. The first episode features “Follow the Pagoda Tree to Trace the Roots of Our Ancestors” by renowned composer, Zhao Jiping. Hope you enjoy this musical journey.

https://bit.ly/3nNHoTD

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HKCO Music Connection - Episode One

While zoos around the world have closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the animals' life behind closed gates in Hong Kong remains more or less the same. Join us for a private virtual tour of the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens, where you can see how the animals continue to receive uncompromised care from the keepers. You can also get a sneak peek of some little creatures born during the park closure.

Christmas might look a little different this year, but we’ve made it through, and there’s still lots to celebrate and look forward to. May the festive decorations of Hong Kong shown in this video bring you joy and happiness. We hope to welcome you to our city again very soon!

Season’s greetings from the Hong Kong Economic and Trade offices in the United States! We wish you and your family a very happy, healthy and safe holiday season. May your new year be filled with love, joy, and peace!

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Follow your passion! There is nothing you can't accomplish! Check out this documentary about how a group of people with varying abilities overcame the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic in order to create a showcase performance in nine months with ILL-Abilities, an international dance crew of differently-abled dancers. Titled "No Limits", this Hong Kong charity project's goal is to promote inclusiveness and understanding via the arts.

Full video: https://www.nolimits.hk/…/o…/artists-in-residence-programme/

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To usher in the holiday season, how about starting with some Christmas carols to lift your holiday spirit? Here’s a cappella version of Christmas Medley presented by 香港海洋公園 Ocean Park Hong Kong and SENZA A Cappella. Looks like the aquatic life at the entertainment park was deeply moved by their voices. Check it out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKjKREKmZ1I