Lights, Camera, Action!
WHAT The Academy Ball 2017 WHEN December 9, 2017 WHERE Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
In keeping with the theme of the Academy Ball, #LikeInAMovie, backdrops conjuring the sets of various movies transformed the cocktail space at the Lyric Theatre, providing an irresistible lure for the selfie-shooters among the more than 400 guests. The ball, organised by the Society of the Academy for Performing Arts and with Jaeger-LeCoultre as title sponsor for the third consecutive year, raised more than HK$10 million, a new record, to support scholarship programmes for students across the academy’s six art schools. Of course, as well as a sumptuous dinner, the guests enjoyed plenty of entertainment by academy students during the evening. The performances kicked off with a medley by students from the academy and the Macau Conservatory that incorporated numbers from the musicals Beauty and the Beast, Chicago and Singing in the Rain. A live auction saw 13 lots ranging from timepieces donated by Jaeger-LeCoultre and artworks donated by Poly Auction go under the hammer.
Grégoire Andrieu Jonathan Cheung Feiping Chang, Elson Luk, Claudine Ying, Eleanor Lam and Alison Chan-El Azar Sabrina Ho, Charmaine Ho, Winnie Chiu, Paul Chan, Sophia Kao-Lo and Alison Lusher
Antonia Li and Caroline Li