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[中][ENG]放眼舞林 An Eye on Dance

舞蹈演出的國際市場 International Dance Market

陳頌瑛 Anna CY Chan 西九管理局表演藝術主管(舞蹈)

Head of Dance, Performing Arts, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA)

愛丁堡國際藝術節開幕派對。Edinburgh International Festival Launch Party.

攝影 Photo Credit: Clark James

近年香港藝團積極地衝出香港,被邀或自薦到大大小小的藝術節是可喜之事,但藝術家和藝團(特別是中小型藝團)未必在全面理解和具心理準備下參與,因此對預期的成果落差可以很大。


In recent years, Hong Kong arts groups have actively turned their focus outward to the world by either getting invited to, or attending on their own, a range of art festivals. Their efforts are commendable but artists and arts groups (especially small and medium size groups) don’t necessarily fully understand or properly prepare to participate in these events. As a result, there might be a huge discrepancy between expectations and outcomes.


今年八月除了參與德國杜塞爾多夫舉辦的Tanzmesse國際現代舞博覽會外,亦被英國文化協會和愛丁堡國際藝術節(Edinburgh International Festival)邀請參與他們主辦的「網絡會議」。除觀賞藝術節節目,亦與不同單位見面,洽談合作計劃,理解蘇格蘭藝術發展和各種藝術節的運作等等。創辦於1947年的愛丁堡國際藝術節,每年都會由該屆的藝術總監策劃三至四星期,邀請來自世界各地的頂級節目於六大劇院和音樂廳演出,形式比較像香港藝術節般。





Scottish Ballet's Emergence at Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

攝影 Photo Credit: Angela Sterling



Aside from participating in Tanzmesse, an international contemporary dance fair held in Dusseldorf, Germany in August, I also attended Momentum – a networking meeting organized by the British Council and the Edinburgh International Festival. In addition to attending Festival programs, I met with different departments to discuss future plans for collaboration, to get an understanding of the arts development in Scotland, and to gain an insight into various operational models for different kinds of arts festivals. Founded in 1947, the Edinburgh International Festival, a three- to four-week event, is curated by an artistic director appointed each year who invites top productions from around the world to be presented in six major theaters and concert halls – its structure is similar to the Hong Kong Arts Festival.


至於同年創辦、當今最大的藝術節:愛丁堡藝穗節(Edinburgh Festival Fringe),運作就截然不同。今年愛丁堡藝穗節三個多星期的節目中,就合共有294個場地、3269個節目、50266個表演場次,只聽數字已感覺到其龐大的運作。藝穗節基本的原則是以開放的態度主辦,即只要