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Hong Kong Student TaPS 2017

December 1 - December 3, 2017

Booking Closed

A unique 3-day workshop specifically for students of DP Theatre for schools in Hong Kong.


We will be offering the student Lit&Perf at this event as well as the regular Theatre ensembles.
Please note this event is open only to schools in Hong Kong.


Students will take part in two 90 minute master classes.
One MC will be delivered by George Mann from Theatre Ad Infinitum in the UK on Lecoq.
One MC will be delivered by Made Sidia on Wayang Kulit puppetry.
Teachers are invited to take part in two 90 minute PD sessions with the MC leaders at no extra cost.


All participants will attend two theatre performances.

The first is a change to the previously advertised programme. Topeng literally means “pressed against the face” and is a Balinese form that usually depicts stories of kings of the past. Traditionally it is performed by five men (women rarely dance Topeng and there are few female characters in this form), each one a specialist in a particular genre of mask performance (strong/refined characters; story tellers; clowns). We have been lucky enough to scure a performance from our master class leader Made Sidia.

The second will be Odyssey from Theatre Ad Infinitum in the UK. One actor. One hour. One man’s epic quest to reunite with his family and seek his bloody revenge. Odyssey follows the Greek warrior Odysseus in his relentless attempt to get home so he can see his wife and son again before he dies. Passionate, highly physical and poignant storytelling brings this breathtaking adventure to life. A journey that will ignite the imagination and awaken the senses. Winner of The Stage Award – Best Solo Performer “This tour de force of physical theatre is unmissable… a stunning piece of physicalised storytelling.” – The Stage.

ISTA event coordinator

Ian –

Important information

Booking is now open.
The registration window will open on Friday 6th October 2017.
The registration window will close on Friday 20th October 2017.
Travel form from artists due by Friday 20th October 2017.


Registration fee

Students from host school – £217.50

Students from member schools – £290.00
Students from non-member schools – £325.00
Students from Global Patron schools – £261.00
Registration fees include all workshops, master classes, 2 x theatre performances and meals.
ISTA t-shirt – £12.00.
Total cost per student

£302.00 (member schools); £337.00 (non-member schools); £273.00 (Global Patron schools).

Registration fee

£114.00 (cost for 2 x theatre tickets and catering costs).
ISTA t-shirt – £12.00.

Total cost per teacher
All registration fees and surcharges will be invoiced once the registration window has closed.
A £500 deposit will be sent with the booking confirmation; this amount will be taken off your final invoice.

Travel & visas

As this event is for Hong Kong schools only, we ask that all participating schools arrange travel ensuring all participants attend the event in full. Daily start and end times will be announced shortly.


Not applicable for visiting schools as all will travel daily from within Hong Kong.
ISTA will be organising accommodation for the ISTA artists for the nights of the 30th November, 1st and 2nd December 2017.


Lunch and dinner will be provided on Friday and Saturday; lunch will be provided on Sunday.

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Friday 01 December at 09:00
Finishes on Sunday 03 December at 15:00


King George V School
2 Tin Kwong Rd,
Ho Man Tin,
Hong Kong


• Chinese International School
• Discovery College
• French International School, Hong Kong
• German Swiss International School
• Island School, Hong Kong
• King George V School
• South Island School
• Victoria Shanghai Academy
• West Island School Hong Kong
• Yew Chung International School, Hong Kong