Contemporary Asian Theater on the Global Stage ' Putting Asian Artists in the Spotlight
Evening Presentation by David Ka-Shing Tse, Creative Director, ChinatownArtsSpace
David Ka-Shing Tse is a key figure responsible for increasing the representation of East Asians in the sphere of arts and culture in the UK. David will give an overview of the British East Asian arts scene, and discuss his experience of co-founding the Yellow Earth Theatre (YET), which under his leadership became Britain's only revenue-funded British East Asian touring theatre company. At Chinatown Art Space (CAS), where David is currently the Creative Director, one of his key focus areas is to rebrand "Chinatown" away from a place synonymous with food and shopping, to being a hub for young Chinese and East Asians to express themselves through art forms like dance, drama, music and visual arts. David read law before training at Rose Bruford College (acting) and the Leicester Haymarket Theatre (directing). He studied Beijing Opera movement with Lee Siu Wah and during M. Butterfly with Jamie Guan. For his services to theatre, David was awarded Fellowship of Rose Bruford in 2007. Clips will be shown from David's previous YET works as well as his latest production for CAS, Piccadilly Revisited'a film and music performance inspired by the life of Hollywood's first Chinese film star, Anna May Wong, that will be performed at the 2011 HK Arts Festival.