The Art of Deco-dence

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The stage of the Lyric The­atre at the Hong Kong Academy for Per­form­ing Arts was trans­formed to re­sem­ble a grand ball­room for the Academy Ball in De­cem­ber. A spi­ral stair­case and gold light fix­tures an­chored the space, which looked like some­thing out of The Great Gatsby. The decor fit­ted per­fectly with the theme for the evening, “Art Deco Dance,” and com­ple­mented the glam­orous 1930s-in­spired looks put to­gether by the likes of Wendy Law, Jane Louey and Olivia Croucher Buck­ing­ham. A wide range of mag­i­cal mu­si­cal and dance per­for­mances, many be stu­dents of the academy, kept the guests en­ter­tained. One of the high­lights was the screen­ing of a short blackand-white silent movie, The Per­sis­tence of Time, star­ring Neo Yau Hawk-sau, a grad­u­ate of the academy’s School of Film and Television. The movie was cre­ated spe­cially for the oc­ca­sion. An­other high point came when a group of guests, in­clud­ing Sab­rina Ho, Daniel Chan and Wendy Yu, put on a fash­ion show, dis­play­ing time­pieces from JaegerLeCoul­tre’s lat­est col­lec­tion as they de­scended the spi­ral stair­case. A live auc­tion wrapped up the evening, which raised a to­tal of HK$9 mil­lion, set­ting a new record for the academy. All funds will go to the academy’s stu­dent schol­ar­ship pro­gramme.

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