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Director promotes Hong Kong’s arts and culture at Cheongsam Ball

Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York (HKETONY), Steve Barclay, attended the Yale-China Association’s Annual Cheongsam Ball on February 13, 2015. Speaking at the gala, Mr. Barclay helped usher in The Year of the Ram and highlighted Hong Kong’s many arts and culture initiatives.

In his remarks, Mr. Barclay acknowledged the first "HKETO-NY Arts Fellows of the Yale-China Arts Fellowship”, Parry Ling (Relational Artist) and Yang Hao (Choreographer/Dancer), who are on a 6-month residency at Yale University as part of the inaugural program to bring promising Hong Kong artists to Yale for a cultural exchange. The program aims to further enrich their artistries and contribute to the arts and cultural scene in Hong Kong.

Mr. Barclay also emphasized Hong Kong’s emergence as an arts and cultural hub, and gave an update on the development of the West Kowloon Cultural District.

Director of HKETONY Steve Barclay (left) met Mayor Toni Harp of New Haven at the Cheongsam Ball.
Director of HKETONY Steve Barclay (left) met Mayor Toni Harp of New Haven at the Cheongsam Ball.
 
Christian Murck (left), Interim Executive Director of the Yale-China Association, with Mr. Barclay.
Christian Murck (left), Interim Executive Director of the Yale-China Association, with Mr. Barclay.
     
Mr. Barclay (center) with Mary Lou Aleskie, Executive Director of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas (left) and Nancy Yao Maasbach, President/Director of Museum of Chinese in America.
Mr. Barclay (center) with Mary Lou Aleskie, Executive Director of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas (left) and Nancy Yao Maasbach, President/Director of Museum of Chinese in America.
 
Mr. Barclay (center) with the HKETO-NY Arts Fellows, Parry Ling (right) and Yang Hao.
Mr. Barclay (center) with the HKETO-NY Arts Fellows, Parry Ling (right) and Yang Hao.



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