Artelier is more than just a youth
performance school. It is a theatre
to help its students to find their
own voices and take them on
a journey beyond our
THEATER IS AWAKENING
Theatre has the magical power of awakening. By providing a professional drama training and building a safe yet friendly environment, participants are encouraged to express their emotions, to explore the unknown, to exchange ideas and to grow.
FINDING OUR LOST VOICE
Through performance making, we rebuild our tradition of storytelling. With the technique of devising and verbatim, we aim to nurture our next generation the ability to observe, to appreciate and to be touched by the stories happen around us.
As a cornerstone of the organization, strategic alliance with foreign and international organization has benefited the establishment not only in its offering the programmes but also the opportunities for talent interchange and joint performances.
To help the youngster to be:
vigilant, confident and independent
They are able to contribute to their social and cultural development and aspire to excellence. We nurture the future generations their aesthetic sense and create a barrier free life-time art engagement, which promotes the quality of live.
ABOUT ZOE 賴閃芳
Zoe Lai (M. Fine Arts, Theatre Practice at University of Exeter, UK - won the Dean's Commendation Award) is the founder of Hong Kong Youth Drama Ambassador Scheme at Artelier. She is an all-rounded artist, who specialises in devising theatre and site-specific theatre work. Zoe is also a director, performer and drama instructor in Hong Kong and Europe since 2007.
Zoe has also worked for St Pancras International (UK), Tate Modern (UK), Serpentine Gallery (UK), Zecora Ura Theatre (BRAZIL), Depravado Teatro (SPAIN) and Theatre Association Le Retour d'Ulysse (FRANCE). She has initiated overseas projects and produced performances in Camden Fringe Festival, Liverpool Emergency Festival, Manchester Hazard Festival, as well as Exeter Fringe Festival.
She was invited to participate in the 1-month residency programme at the Grotowski Institute, Poland and Depravado Theatre in Madrid. Recently she has devised a site-specific performance Broken Wings. It was premiered in Poland at "Theatre Festival Of the Sun" in 2011. The performance is devised from a series of interviews with the Chinese and Polish immigrants.
Since 2007, Zoe has taught in more than 30 schools in Hong Kong. She has also worked for several community centers in the UK, such as Peckham Settlement for the black kids and Age Concern Exeter. In 2012, Zoe was representing Hong Kong to attend the international seminar of non-formal education, Brave Kids Seminar, at the UNESCO Headquarter in Paris.