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Hong Kong TaPS Perspectives

October 5 - October 7, 2023

Booking Closed

Artistic information

Hong Kong TaPS Perspectives

TaPS Goals
ISTA TaPS PERSPECTIVES gives IB DP Theatre students the unique opportunity to work intensively with a series of 4 current and practising theatre professionals who each specialise in:

Collaboratively creating original theatre led by Terence Makapan
Staging play texts led by Candice Moore and Jacqueline Gourlay Grant from Sweet and Sour Productions Ltd
Exploring world theatre traditions led by Musette Tsang from One Table Two Chairs Charitable Foundation Ltd
Performing theatre theory led by Reggie Yip from Studio Starlit with a focus on the work of Theodoros Terzopoulos

Working with IB theatre students from different schools, DP Theatre students will engage with each of these specialists as well as having a workshop with an IB DP Theatre specialist. The IB DP Theatre specialist will help the students to reflect on and consider how to apply their learning from TaPS to their own IB DP course. This gives students the opportunity to frame and make the most of each of their sessions with the professional artists.

Primarily working with specialist artists, usually sourced from cultural organisations where the TaPS will be held, offers us the opportunity to work with and contribute to the cultural ecology of the places where TAPS takes place.

ISTA TaPS Perspectives provides students with an understanding of how the syllabus areas of the IB DP Theatre course are applied to real-life, current theatre practice. It acts as a launchpad for students’ explorations of theatre to further pursue once back in their own schools.

Specialist workshop
All educator chaperones will take part in one 3 hour specialist workshop focusing on a specific aspect of theatre.

All participants will attend two professional theatre performances.

Thursday 5th October 2023
Contemporary Khon solo performance by Benjamin Tardiff (Thailand)
Originally from Canada, Benjamin has been in Bangkok, Thailand since 2012 to pursue his training in Khon while completing a Master of Arts in Thai classical dance at Bunditpatanasilpa Institute. He creates pieces that bridge the West and the East through dance and music through symbols, mythology and narratives, reflecting on his inner dualities, questions of identities, transformation and survival.
Venue: On campus at Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong

Friday 6th October 2023
Distressed Asset: A Staged Reading directed by Candice Moore
Distressed Asset, by Candice Moore, is inspired by the Nancy Kissel Milkshake Murder Case. Nancy Kissel murdered her banker husband, Robert Kissel, in Hong Kong in November 2003.
Sweet and Sour Productions Ltd produces professional theatre and specialises in using drama to coach and develop performance in the following areas: Theatre Production, Theatre-In-Education, Voice Talent, Corporate Role-Play, Drama Coaching.
Venue: on campus at Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong

Important information

Event dates
Thursday 5th to Saturday 7th October 2023

School address
Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong
10 Lok Wo Sha Lane
Sai Sha Road
New Territories
Hong Kong

School website

The event starts at:
10:00am on Thursday 5th October 2023
The event finishes at:
1:00pm on Saturday 7th October 2023

Event Manager
Emily Grant

For participants
Booking opens 13th March 2023
Registration opens 13th March 2023
Registration closes 24th August 2023

All final information will be available for participants 2-3 weeks prior to the event.


Registration fee
Member Organisations: GBP £390
Non member Organisations: GBP £465
Host school – GBP £305 for the first 15, thereafter GBP £390

Registration fee includes the TaPS Perspectives Student Journal/Handbook.

ISTA t-shirt – GBP £20
Airport transfers – GBP £10
Daily transfers – GBP £20
Local participant theatre transfers GBP £10
Plus accommodation costs (non-local schools only)

Total cost per student
Member organisations – GBP £440 plus accommodation
Local member organisations – GBP £420
Non-member organisations – £515 plus accommodation
Local non-member organisations – GBP £495
Host school – GBP £335 for the first 15 students , thereafter GBP £420

Registration fees
Members: GBP £210
Non-members: GBP £230

ISTA t-shirt – GBP £20
Airport transfers – GBP £10
Daily transfers – GBP £20
Local participant theatre transfers GBP £10
Plus accommodation costs (non-local schools only)

Total cost per teacher/chaperone
Members – GBP £260 plus accommodation
Local members – GBP £240
Non-members- £280 plus accommodation
Local non-members – GBP £260

Please note:
Registration will open on 13th March 2023
Registration closes 24th August 2023

All registration fees and surcharges will be invoiced once the registration window has closed.

We appreciate that some schools will already have confirmed students so please register your group as soon as possible from this date onwards

All registrations must be submitted by 24th August 2023, to allow for finalising theatre tickets and where applicable, catering, transportation etc. ahead of the event.

Once submitted, you will receive a non-refundable and non-transferable deposit invoice. Deposits are charged as follows:

1-5 students – GBP £500
6-10 students – GBP £800
11-15 GBP £1,100
16 or more £1,500

Your place at the event will only be confirmed if we receive payment of your deposit within 21 days.

Please refer to our event terms and conditions for details of late registration/cancellation fees.

Travel and visas

For participants
Participants are advised to arrive into Hong Kong by evening of Wednesday 4th October 2023 before day 1 and should not plan to leave the venue before 1:00pm on Saturday 7th October 2023.

Overseas schools will be met by the host school and transported to the hotel on arrival.
Once the event finishes schools will be transported back to the airport.

Local schools will travel daily.

Please note:
It is the responsibility of the schools/participants to ensure they have the appropriate visas, as required.


For participants
The host school has recommended the following hotel:

Hyatt Regency Hotel
18 Chak Cheung Street
Sha Tin
New Territories
Hong Kong SAR

+852 3723 1234

Hotel website

Please contact the hotel directly for rates including breakfast.
Participating organisations are responsible for booking and paying for their group’s accommodation at the recommended hotel.

Please note:
Festival hosts will arrange a block booking reservation at an appropriate hotel.

Airport/Station pick up/drop off and daily local transportation to the TaPS venue will not be provided for organisations choosing to book at a hotel other than the one recommended by the host.

ISTA and the host organisation will not take responsibility for any arrangements made between the organisation and the hotel.


For participants
Three lunches and two dinners (Thursday and Friday) are provided by the host school for all participants.

What to bring

Appropriate attire
All participants must bring clothing that is suitable for physically active workshops during the day (athletic wear, PE kit, performance blacks, etc.)
Outfits suitable for attending theatre performances in the evening.

Please note:
Participants not dressed appropriately for physically active workshops may be asked to sit-out.
Participants may be asked to remove footwear, jewellery etc. for some workshops.

e-Programme downloaded on laptop or printed out (working on phones is not ideal)
Notebook for note taking
Any materials requested by the Workshop leaders (printed text, notes on pre-reading/viewing activities etc.) details will be in the e-Programme
Pens, pencils, highlighters etc.
Refillable water bottle

Download & Forms

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Thursday 05 October at 10:00
Finishes on Saturday 07 October at 13:00
(Local Time)


Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong
10 Lok Wo Sha Lane
Sai Sha Road
New Territories
Hong Kong


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