(Hong Kong, 18 February 2023) The fifth edition of the inclusive arts project “No Limits” opened today (18 February 2023) with the exhilarating performance Sound of My Heart vocal recital by Michelle Siu, a talented up-and-coming young soprano, as well as Jockey Club Scholar, living with visual impairment, at the City Hall Concert Hall. Co-presented by the Hong Kong Arts Festival and The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, “No Limits” seeks to nurture a barrier-free environment that promotes inclusiveness and understanding through the arts.
Officiating Guests at the Opening Ceremony of ‘No Limits’ 2023 on 18 February included: (Front Row from Left to right) Ms Ida Lam, Chairperson of the Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong; Prof Kingman Lo, Vice-Chairman of the Hong Kong Arts Festival Society; Mr Joe Wong, Permanent Secretary for Culture, Sports and Tourism; Ms Winnie Yip, Executive Manager, Charities (Sports and Culture), The Hong Kong Jockey Club; and Ms Flora Yu, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Arts Festival.
Soprano Michelle Siu*, pianist Grace Yu* and guest singer Maggie Lai bring the audience an amazing performance（*By kind permission of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts).
Featuring outstanding local and international artists with different abilities, this year’s “No Limits” will present 9 in-venue performances and 5 free online programmes ranging from film, dance, theatre, and music, plus a series of community engagement and educational outreach programmes including workshops, talks and roundtable discussions.
“No Limits” continues to provide a comprehensive range of Arts Accessibility Services provided by the project’s Strategic Supporting Partner, Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong, enabling audiences from different backgrounds to enjoy the programmes. These include Hong Kong Sign Language, theatrical interpretation, audio descriptions in Cantonese and English, accessible captions in Chinese and English, house programmes in Braille, audio and easy-to-read formats, as well as relaxed performance and guide dog-friendly venues, among others. Tickets for in-venue performances are on sale at URBTIX. Free online programmes will be available on the “No Limits” official website from 15 March 2023.
About “No Limits”
Co-presented by the Hong Kong Arts Festival and The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, “No Limits” strives to create a barrier-free environment enabling artists and audiences to explore and promote inclusiveness through the arts. The fifth “No Limits” runs from February to May 2023, featuring in-venue and online programmes by international and Hong Kong artists of diverse abilities. Programmes cover film, music, dance, and theatre, and defy constraints and boundaries. The project also invests heavily in arts education for young people, offering experiences designed to nurture students’ interest in the arts and enable them to share the joy of creativity together with people of diverse abilities.
For more information about “No Limits”, visit: www.nolimits.hk/en/