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Hong Kong (2) IB workshop 2018

September 21 - September 23, 2018

Booking Closed


Category 3 Teaching theatre practices


Master classes

Master classes will be focused on Balinese theatre traditions such as dance and Wayang Kulit and include a brief history and overview of Balinese theatre arts. Participants will also have two master classes in the Japanese theatre tradition of Butoh.



All teachers will attend two professional theatre productions.

Balinese Topeng mask theatre

This performance will be a lecture/demonstration of Balinese Topeng mask dance performed by Made Sidia and narrated by Rucina Ballinger.  A variety of masks and costumes will be worn in the context of a theatrical performance.

Made Sidia was born to a dancer-puppeteer father (Made Sija) who is a strict traditionalist, Sidia learned literally from his father’s knees how to be a Balinese performer. He is also one of Bali’s most innovative choreographers and puppeteers on the island and has been performing Topeng since he was a teenager.

Rucina is a performer and has led numerous educational programs and cultural tours throughout Indonesia. In 1979, she co-founded Gamelan Sekar Jaya, a San Francisco – based group dedicated to performing Balinese music and dance, that is now in its’ 40th year.

Butoh performance

The second production will be a captivating Butoh performance by Butoh expert Vangeline.

Vangeline is a teacher, dancer and choreographer specialising in the Japanese postwar avant-garde movement form Butoh, the Artistic Director of the Vangeline Theatre (New York) and the founder of the New York Butoh Institute.




Canadian International School, Hong Kong
36 Nam Long Shan Road, Aberdeen
Hong Kong

Host school website


Event coordinator


Important information

Please note this IB workshop will take place at the same time as an ISTA student TaPS event. This makes it easier for some teachers to sign up for training due to reduced costs and time away from school.

Registration is now closed.
Registration will close on Friday 10th August 2018 but late registrations will now be subject to a late booking fee. Please email to register after the closing date.

Travel forms from ISTA artists are due on Friday 10th August 2018.

A full information pack will be sent to all participants three weeks prior to the workshop.



Participants are advised to arrive into Hong Kong by evening on Thursday 20th September 2018 and should not plan to leave the workshop venue until the close of the final session at 3:00pm on Sunday 23rd September 2018. Please arrange travel accordingly.

We will only be able to issue a certificate of partial attendance should teachers arrive late or leave early.
All overseas participants should fly into Hong Kong.
Participants will be asked to make their own way from the airport to the hotel on arrival; and for departures also, unless travelling with a student group. Hong Kong participants will travel daily.



All overseas participants will be staying at the following hotel:

Ovolo Southside Hotel
64 Wong Chuk Hang Road
Hong Kong
Tel: +852 3460 8100
Hotel website

ISTA will book overseas teachers and ISTA artists into this hotel for the nights of the 20th, 21st and 22nd September 2018 inclusive.



Registration fees
Teachers from member schools – GBP £595.
Teachers from non-member schools – GBP £660.
Fees include lunches and tea/coffee breaks daily; master class and two theatre tickets.

ISTA t-shirt – GBP £12.
Airport transfers – GBP £10, if attending with students.
Daily travel- GBP £10, round trip from the hotel to the school (non-local participants only).

Accommodation costs
GBP £90 per teacher per night based on single room accommodation, so GBP £270 for three nights.

Total cost per teacher
Local teachers (members) – GBP £607, non-members GBP £672, plus surcharges for theatre travel TBC.
Non local teachers (members) – GBP £637, non-members GBP £702, plus surcharges for travel and accommodation TBC.
All registration fees, surcharges and accommodation costs (if applicable) will be invoiced once the registration form has been submitted.
Any bookings taken in the six weeks prior to the workshop will incur an additional GBP £50 late booking surcharge, subject to availability.



Lunch will be provided for all participants on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Evening meals will be provided on Friday and Saturday.

Breakfasts will be taken at the hotel (oversesas participants) and at home (local participants).


Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Friday 21 September at 09:00
Finishes on Sunday 23 September at 15:00


Canadian International School, Hong Kong
36 Nam Long Shan Road
Hong Kong


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