THE ACADEMY BALL
The Art of Deco-dence
The stage of the Lyric Theatre at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) in Wan Chai 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.
There was a wide range of magical musical and dance performances. One of the highlights of the night was the screening of a short black-and-white silent movie, The Persistence of Time, which was created especially for the occasion and starred Neo Yau Hawk-sau, a graduate of the academy’s School of Film and Television.
Another high point came when a series of guests, including Sabrina Ho,