THE ACADEMY BALL

The Art of Deco-dence

Hong Kong Tatler - - Upfront -

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,

Sab­rina Ho

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