As part of an international tour, including performances in Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Germany and China, Warsaw's Nowy Theatre performed at the prestigious Hong Kong Arts Festival.
In Hong Kong, Polish artists presented "African Tales by Shakespeare" directed by Krzysztof Warlikowski. Warlikowski is one of the biggest names in modern Polish theatre. His work presented at the Hong Kong Arts Festival is a co-production with international project Prospero. The show, loosely based on three of Shakespeare's classic plays ("Othello", "The Merchant of Venice" and "King Lear") and Coetzee's novel, focuses on the issue of being an outsider and suffering discrimination.
Launched in 1973, the Hong Kong Arts Festival (HKAF) is a major annual festival in the region and one of Asia's premier cultural events. Each year the Festival hosts artists from around the world, offering a broad spectrum of programmes, ranging from classical fare to cutting-edge productions. Genres presented at HKAF include classical and Chinese music, Western and Chinese opera, drama and dance. In 2013, the Festival presented over 1,500 artists in some 140 performances, including 13 world premieres and 17 Asian premieres. In 2012, the festival also hosted artists from Poland - TR Warszawa company with their acclaimed performance "4.48 Psychosis" by Sarah Kane.
Organizer: Kong Kong Arts Festival
Partner: Adam Mickiewicz Institute