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THANK YOU Thank you for joining us tonight at this very special event. This evening we showcase some of the very best of the visual and performing arts at AIS. We open with the AP Art exhibition and discuss the creativity and representation of ideas with the advanced Art students. This year, we have 11 students submitting a portfolio for the AP Studio Art exam and a wide variety of media has been used. It is exciting to note that this year’s AP class has created works for the full range of portfolios: Drawing, 2D Design and, for the first time, 3D Design (sculpture). Most of students in this AP course have been in AIS since Middle School, and so their development is testimony to the success of our school’s Art program. The high level of skill and creativity on show tonight has been developed through years of hard work and practice.

I am very proud of the dedication and collaboration shown by our Visual Art and Drama teachers, Mrs Katherine Chiu and Mrs Susan Holt. It is thanks to the desire of these two teachers to create tonight's event that our students have had this opportunity and that our Arts can be showcased in this way. I also wish to congratulate and celebrate with all our students for producing and sharing their work for this exhibition.

HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL

The cost of putting on such a special event cannot be underestimated, so we are very grateful to the support of our sponsors, especially the AIS Parent Teacher Association. The PTA have once again supported the Arts at AIS through helping us to pay for the photographer and catering at tonight's event.

Mr. Wing

We then look forward to enjoying two theatrical performances by our Drama classes: The Taming of the Shrew, set in the UK in the 1920s; and The Winter's Tale, set in 17th Century Scotland. The High School Drama classes are composed of beginning level thespians as well as those with several years’ of acting experience. However, the most exciting part is that the two plays are entirely student-led. This means that our students have taken on considerable responsibilities to organise the event: from selecting the scripts, to directing the actual plays we will see, through planning the rehearsals; designing the evening and ticketing; securing sponsorship; and much more, thus enabling an even better night for us all to enjoy.


WELCOME Dear Sir or Ma’am, Good evening and welcome to our Evening of the Arts. Mrs Chiu and I have worked on many events together and we are so excited to bring our departments together once again to showcase the talents of the amazing students here at AIS. In our drama classes, we have a range of grade levels, abilities and experience and so tonight is testimony to the collaborative approach of drama at AIS. Every aspect of tonight’s production is student led: choosing the plays to perform, directing the scenes, designing the lights and sound, auditions, marketing, costumes, everything! We have two drama classes and each class has chosen to perform a Shakespeare play: ‘The Winter’s Tale’ and ‘The Taming of the Shrew’. We have ensured that more students than ever have the option to lead on and off-stage tonight. We have thoroughly enjoyed rehearsals exploring ways in which to present the comedy and tragedy of Shakespeare’s plays. It is my absolute pleasure to introduce our AP Art students whose work is on display tonight. I have had the honour to teach and guide these hard-working and talented students on their artistic journey. For some I have witnessed that journey since they were in Grade 6. The AP Studio Art courses are incredibly demanding requiring students to produce a large amount of high quality work in less than a year. This evening we see their work in two parts; Breadth where the students explored and experimented with different approaches to art making and Concentration during which the students explored a theme of their choice. We have a wonderful atmosphere of creativity and support in the art studio this year as students encourage and help each other on in their artistic endeavours. The powerful artwork here tonight is the result of many hours of dedicated hard work and practice. This is made more astonishing when we know that these young adults are just starting out on their artistic journeys. It leaves us wondering what heights they will reach in the future. It is with enormous pride and admiration of our students that we showcase their work tonight and we should like to thank all of the parents, teachers and sponsors who have helped in ensuring the success of Awakenings 2018. Kind

Regards,

Mrs.Holt High School Drama

Mrs. Chiu High School Art

Celebrating 16 years of collaboration


Jessie Choy What does art mean to you? Everyone has a unique view when looking at art. Art to me is putting myself inside the mind and body of the artist, and feeling what they were trying to convey so earnestly. My adventure in AP Art has led me to develop my art style to refine those ‘pairs of eyes’. In the future, I wish for people to interpret their own meaning of my artwork.


Vanshika Grey Art has always inspired me. Every time I look at a piece it has so many stories to tell, and that's what I try to achieve with all of my art pieces. My vision is to create a unique perspective in every piece I create. I am fascinated by the various interpretations of art and how anything can be molded in one way or another to create something magnificent. Throughout my AP Art journey I hold these thoughts in the back of my mind to help me get inspired and be able to express my emotions through my work.


Cloris Huang Art is an indefinable wonder that takes every possible shape and color. Its kaleidoscopic nature has always fascinated me. As a young artist, I liked to explore the infinite possibility of colors, lines, and materials, and how they combined to transform death into life. Now, art is an expression of myself and a manifestation of my words, and through the challenging but exciting journey of AP Art, I have grown even more to understand my own personality and capability as an artist.


Scarlet Huang When I was little, I used to sit in a crowded classroom with dozens of students, listening to teachers giving instructions about how to replicate a plaster solid with an uninteresting form. Art was no different from a lecture. However, a new school in Hong Kong gave me unprecedented sovereignty over what I want to do with art. There’s my own voice in every mark I make rather than monotonous directive about shading. With unprecedented exposure to new media, style, and culture, I strive to generate artworks that embody my reception to these diversities while not losing a personal and unique character to them.


Ashley Khalil I can't say that I am an artist nor near it. Art has always been a passion of mine and having this class made me expand some features of myself I have never seen before.The Breadth and Concentration studies were not only a way for me to open up to new media, they also allowed me to restore close contact with my creativity through open and rapid work. Although it has been really tough working in short amounts of time, I have been able to enjoy every second of it.


Eun Bee Kim I started learning art when I was in middle school. When I was small, I didn’t expect to be a person who would dream of art college and I was scared to explore new ideas. However, now as an artist I like to try new materials on different papers. It’s true that AP art course is really challenging but it is really fun to try new things and it helped me to develop as a better artist.


Jae-in Kwak As a person who just doodled anywhere anytime, today is the day to show how I challenged myself as an artist in both of my Breath and Concentration. It hasn’t been an easy journey, but it has been a step for me to grow and create in a variety of media.


Joey Li I started learning art at the age of five, at the time I perceived it as mindless fun. After a while, I lost interest in it. It was not until middle school, that I picked up interest again, and I was able to capture the passion and love from all those years ago. Now with more skills and experience, I am able to express my ideas through art.


Hugo Liu I started exploring art because it was fun, and until now in AP art it was never about the grade or subject, but a will to explore and find my path. I have been through many stages ranging from architecture to film, and I have never focused all my attention on any one thing. I developed my skills throughout time, and there’s one thing that connects them all, and it’s that I used art to express myself.


Megan So I remember sitting and admiring the AP artworks on the lunch hall walls when I was in elementary school. I always wondered if one day, I would be able to produce work as good as that. I started to focus more on realistic art because, being an introvert, I loved observing things, which is why I chose extreme portraits as my Concentration topic. I want to create works that engage and stray from the ordinary portrait, but still keep some traditional aspects of a portrait.


Cindy Zhang Living in a society restrained by so many rules, art is the form of expression that can be interpreted differently by everyone. It also transcends the limitation of time and space. I officially found my interest in art during primary school when I started exploring traditional Chinese painting. Later, I tried more mediums and learned to express myself better.


JEALOUS TYRANT The king, Leontes, defames his queen as his unwarranted jealousy fuels. He is convinced that his loyal childhood friend, Polixenes, and Hermione, the queen, are lovers. When Polixenes flees the kingdom after hearing news of the king’s growing distrust, Leontes publicly accuses his wife of infidelity, and declares that the child she is bearing must be illegitimate. After Leontes attempts to exercise his power above Apollo’s judgement at the trial, a series of unfortunate events turn the skies grey. DISOWNED DAUGHTER As the world around King Leontes crumbles, he is still convinced that his last remaining newborn is illegitimate. Paulina, the queen’s loyal friend, fails to soften the green-eyed king of his wife’s chastity, and he orders Antigonus to abandon the child in a desolate place. THE PLOT UNRAVELS The newborn was found by a shepherd and his son. Perdita, they called her, was raised by the shepherd and was deemed the prettiest babe of the peasant class. The prince of a different kingdom named Florizel, son of the disguised King, Polixenes, falls in love with the lady. After Perdita finds out about her parentage, Perdita and Florizel wish their love can be blessed by her father and her deceased mother.


The Winter's Tale Director

Ronald Liam-Chung Hing “The Winter’s Tale� was a play I did not know until we had found out that we were going to do it as our production play. This scared me, but the urge to assume a leadership role was too great. When the opportunity was given to me, I took it. Right after that, for the first time, I got a first hand experience of all the workload a director had to handle. However I did not look at the work with regret, I looked at it and saw an opportunity to make something grand. The hardest part about the job was organizing the lessons to practise our play, but as time went by I got some help and tips, and this helped me to improve my organization skills. All of my assistant directors also were there to guide me, as my senior. I am glad what we have prepared for this production, because I know the drama class made their best effort to prepare their great acting, and with the production crew, I forsee nothing in the way of making this a grand performance.


Actors Cast

Role

Sunny Bao

Gentleman 1

Tim Chen

King Leontes

Navin Joseph Jiji

Widow/Hostess’s voice

Jiaqi (Amy) Nie

Lord

Khushi Kiran

Queen Hermione

Antony Nicholas Kovari

Autolycus

Cheuk-Yau (Yoyo) Yung

Servant

Lilia Chijang Law

Perdita

Chin-Lok (Howard) Li

Antigonus

Paarban Nath

Camilo

Ying-Tung (Ann) Yip

Time ; Gentleman 4

Roop Mahajan

Polixenes

Sharon Choi-Yin Tam

Paulina

Ron Reagan Lo

Shepherd Son

Janice Hoi Shan Lam

Tranio

Carey Hwe-Yong An

Judge


The Winter’s Tale Cast

Sunny Bao

Tim Chen

Navin Joseph Jiji

Jiaqi Nie (Amy)

Character: Gentleman 1

Character: King Leontes

Character: Florizel

Character: Lord

Sunny is in her second year of drama and drama production. She is developing her ability on leadership and deep study of what she had done before.

Tim is in his first year of drama and is nervous but thrilled to be participating in such a large production.

Navin is in his first year of Drama and enjoys transforming himself into different characters. He is keen to explore different styles of theatre to broaden his drama mindset.

Amy is in her first year of drama, she enjoys her drama class because it can improve her communication and acting skills

Khushi Kiran

Antony Nicholas (Tony) Kovari

Character: Queen Hermione Khushi is in her second year of drama and enjoys leading drama lessons and adding her own touch to the characters she portrays

Character: Autolycus Tony is in his second year of drama and enjoys performing onstage, because it develops his acting skills.

Cheuk-Yau (Yoyo) Yung

Lilia Chijiang Law

Character: Servant

Character: Perdita

Yoyo Yung is in her first year of drama, she loves to challenge different characters and present to her peers.

Lilia is in her first year of drama and enjoys performing onstage because it boosts her confidence and drama skills


The Winter’s Tale Cast

Paarban Nath

Ying-Tung (Ann) Yip

Roop Mahajan

Character: Antigonus

Character: Camilo

Character: Time, Gentleman 4

Character: Polixenes

Howard is in the 2nd year of drama, he plays Antigonus what he likes about drama is that he has the freedom to do what he wants and not get looked down upon, he feels welcomed here.

Paarban is in his first year of drama this is his first major role in a production. He is excited to try playing Camilo in a Winter’s Tale.

Ann is in her first year of drama and believe drama helps to improve her confidence and speaking skills.

Roop is in his first year of drama and he hopes to get better in acting and gain more confidence so that he could perform his role professionally.

Sharon Choi Yin Tam

Ron Reagan Lo

Janice Hoi-Shan Lam

Carey Hwe-Yong An

Character: Paulina

Character: Shepherd Son

Character: Mamillius

Character: Judge

Paarban is in his first year of drama this is his first major role in a production. He is excited to try playing Camilo in a Winter’s Tale.

Reagan is in his third year of drama and enjoys exploring different methods of acting.

Janice is in her second year of drama and really enjoy taking part of drama activities.

Carey is in her first year of drama and greatly enjoys the liveliness of participating in a production.

Chin-Lok Li


The Winter’s Tale Backstage Crew

Sumedha Prasad

Jung Hyun Noh (Justin Noh)

Jeff Yin

Sumedha is in her second year of drama and is very proud to play the fearless role of Paulina. She is looking forward to emulate Paulina’s unapologetic nature and awaken the king from his irrational jealousies.

Justin Noh is extremely enthusiastic and passionate about becoming a businessman. So he has taken event management roles in this event, including coordinating sponsorship, marketing and programme, which are really important to make tonight’s event more meaningful.

This is Jeff's first year in drama. He is in the production team for the drama production. His job is lighting management and to find sponsorships for the play.

Kin-Yu (Thomas) Shu

Saidazizkhon Saydaminov

This is Thomas's first year in drama, willingly to take the backstage role as part of the event management team. With his experience from his past as a prop designer, he seeks more opportunities to spread his innovation.

Technology is one of Aziz's biggest interests. He loves to explore and fiddle with different types of gadgets and electrical appliances. Stage lighting makes use of all types of technology which is one of the reasons why Aziz will be assisting the actors as the lighting director in tonight's performance.


ROMANTIC CONFLICTS ARISE The play begins with a poor man Christopher Sly. Sly is found drunk by a rich lord, who fools him into believing that he is one himself. The lord takes him to his castle and presents a play for him. It opens in the town of Padua, where a rich young man named Lucentio arrives with his servants, and quickly falls for a young lady named Bianca. Bianca's father, Baptista, wishes Katherine, her older sister, to be married before Bianca. However, Katherine is so vicious that her temper is compared to a wild shrew. As well, Bianca already has other suitors, Hortensio and Gremio, that compete for her attention. SOLUTIONS ARE FOUND As Lucentio's infatuation with Bianca grows, he disguises himself as her tutor to find a way of spending time with her, while his servant, Tranio, dresses up as Lucentio to start making a marriage agreement with Bianca's father. Hortensio finds an alternative marriage in a rich widow. Katherine (Kate) also finds a suitor in a newcomer to Padua named Petruchio, who is only looking for a rich wife. His peers question whether he will be able to "tame the shrew", but he is confident. Petruchio persuades Katherine's father into marrying his daughter. UNEXPECTED CHANGES Petruchio arrives late to their wedding, and takes Kate away. He prohibits her to eat or sleep for several days, in order to ‘tame’ her. Soon, Lucentio organizes a feast to congratulate those involved in the three recent marriages in Padua: him and Bianca, Petruchio and Katherine, Hortensio and the widow. At the feast, the three men have a bet on which woman would be most obedient to them by seeing who would come to them first. Surprisingly, Katherine follows the order immediately and also gives a speech on how wives should be subordinate to their husbands. Lucentio, who had thought Bianca and he would win for sure, loses a lot of money and is in shock. Katherine and Petruchio then retire to their bedchamber as a supposedly happy couple. The shrew, Katherine, has been tamed!


The Taming of the Shrew Director

Kira Cummings Rather than acting as in previous years, I have chosen to direct this year’s production of Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew”. After truly coming into my own as an actor- starring as Iago in Shakespeare’s “Othello” last year and in other comedic roles previously, I have decided to use my knowledge and abilities to direct others along the same path that I have followed, holding them to a high standard. As a class, we unanimously decided to take on a 1920’s adaptation in order to modernise the play for the sake of budget and audience relatability. The world of directing has been very new and exciting for me to embark onas I never in a million years would have imagined that I’d forego acting for directing- however it has proved enjoyable. The knowledge that the quality of the performance will be due to my decisions and instructionsas well as the adaptability of the cast is both terrifying and extremely exciting.


Actors Cast

Role

Muiz Asif

Petruchio

Sean Miyamoto

Lord

Min-Jung Sung

Widow/Hostess’s voice

Aashna Shah

Grumio (Petruchio’s slave)

Han Yoo

Sly

Jessica Ko

Nathaniel

Seung Ah Choi

Tailor

Aditya Kamath

Baptista;Servent

Vienna Tsang

Kate (1)

Vanshika Grey

Katie (2)

Mia Matayoshi

Kate (3)

Abdullah Asif

Cremio

Ingrid Yeung

Bianca

Kevina Kwong

Hortensio

Satomi Ito

Tranio


Muiz Asif

Han Yoo

Jessica Ko

Seung Ah Choi

Character: Petruchio

Character: Sly

Character: Nathaniel

Character: Tailor

Muiz is in his third year of drama and loves taking on the leadership role. Playing the role of an actor in various other movies, Muiz wishes to contribute to this production with his high-level acting experience.

This is Han’s second year in drama. He enjoys to take on new roles and challenge himself to communicate better with his peers.

Jessica is in her first year of drama. She enjoys being on stage and likes to challenge herself by portraying different characters.

Seung Ah Choi is in her third year of dram. She enjoys the preparation before the show with her classmates and she can not wait to learn more deeply into acting after she graduates.

Aditya Kamath

Mia Matayoshi

Satomi Ito

Vanshika Grey

Character: Baptista; Servant

Character: Kate (3)

Character: Tranio

Character: Kate (2)

Aditya is in his third year of drama with skilled acting experience and enjoys stage performing as well as wishes to perform at the highest level for this year’s performance.

Mia is in her second year of drama and enjoys stage performance.

Satomi is in her second year of drama. She enjoys acting through challenging herself with new roles.

Vanshika is in her third and final year of drama. She enjoys planning and being a part of productions and taking on multiple roles.


Abdullah Asif

Ingrid Yeung

Sean Miyamoto

Min-Jung Sung

Character: Gremio

Character: Bianca

Character: Lord

Abdullah is in his second year of drama and likes to be able to express himself in a variety of ways in and out of class.

Ingrid is in her third year of drama, she enjoys acting in production while challenging herself every day through building better leadership and communication skills.

Sean is currently in his first year of drama. He enjoys taking on different roles and working with his peers. He is always striving to learn more and looking to further his skill set.

Character: Widow/ Hostess’s voice

Aashna Shah

Vienna Tsang

Kevina Kwong

Character: Grumio (Petruchio’s slave)

Character: Kate (1)

Character: Hortensio

Vienna is in her third year of drama and enjoys performing, while challenging her acting and communications skills through portraying a variety of characters.

Kevina is in her second year of drama at AIS. She continued to pursue her passion for acting, as well as being the assistant director for her second year.

Aashna is in her first year of drama and enjoys portraying herself in different characters.

Min-Jung is in her first year of drama and enjoys being another person and thinking how it would be like in their perspective.

Rosalyn Shi Character: Lucentio Rosalyn is in her third year of drama and she enjoys working with others to produce skits and plays.


The Taming of the Shrew Backstage Crew

Prithvi Narayan Prithvi manages the team and creates marketing materials for Awakenings. Coordinating with several people to prepare a spectacular exhibition

Lap-Yin (Morris) Tsang Morris is in his first year of Drama and is engaged in lighting and sound management for the backstage production for The Taming of the Shrew.

Jiayi He

Selina Hang-Lam YU

Jiayi is working hard with programming, and she also corporate with props, customers and lighting. She takes several responsibilities in backstage.

Selina has committed herself fully to a backstage role for this event. Selina has taken several backstage responsibilities such as customs and props.


THANK YOU Last year’s inaugural High School AP Art exhibition and Drama production ‘Hopes & Fears’ was a powerful exhibition of performance and visual art. I am delighted to see the combined forces of our high school Art and Drama programs coming together again under the spotlights to showcase our students' creative skills and talents. This year’s event, entitled, “Awakenings” is another completely student-driven performance. A total of 46 Drama students and 11 AP Art students have collaborated in the design and staging of the event. Together they chose the playwright, selected the plays and the settings, and took all decisions related to direction, staging and managing the event.

I would like to give special thanks to Mrs Katherine Chiu, our high school visual art teacher and Mrs Susan Holt, our high school drama teacher for their drive, their energy and the many hours they have dedicated to supporting their students stage this event.

HEAD OF SCHOOL

The AP Art show includes both 2D and 3D artwork. Most of the AP Art students have been at AIS for a number of years, which is in itself a huge testament to their own artistic journeys and achievements.

Mr. Fox

I’m impressed that our students have chosen to showcase two plays by William Shakespeare: “The Taming of the Shrew”, set in the UK in the 1920s, and “The Winter’s Tale”, set in 17th Century Scotland. The courage to select these works illustrates the growing confidence these young men and women have in their abilities and talents.


THANK YOU On behalf of the High School departments of Drama and AP Art, we would like to extend our thanks to Mr.Wing, the AIS office staff, Cafe Concepts, Mrs.Holt and Mrs.Chiu, and everyone who attended this event. We would also like to thank the following sponsors.


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