Hong Kong Sinfonietta Stravinsky – The Soldier’s Tale An ageless tale of temptation, greed and hopeful redemption that resonates through time.
One of Hong Kong’s flagship orchestras, Hong Kong Sinfonietta presents a unique version of Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale, specially reconceived and re-enacted as a “concert drama”, featuring young violinist Tseng Yu-chien, winner of the highest awarded prize in the International Tchaikovsky Competition 2015, and acclaimed dance artist Chen Wu-kang.
The drama unfolds from the first act as Tseng’s virtuosity on Bach’s Chaconne for Solo Violin attracts the attention of the devil, portrayed by Chen. He then gains fame and recognition over the course of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D, Op 35, accompanied by the Hong Kong Sinfonietta. An introspective second half of the evening sees the orchestra and dance artists relating a cautionary tale of the soldier/violinist who sacrifices his soul to the devil in exchange for fame, wealth and glory.
A Soldier’s Story – The New Generation is a production conceived in collaboration by Hong Kong Sinfonietta Music Director and Conductor Yip Wing-sie and choreographer Yuri Ng, with help from dance artists CHEN Wu-kang, Jay Jen Loo, Abby Chan and Hikaru Tsutagawa, and featuring a Mandarin libretto translated by Michael Lam.
The performance by Hong Kong Sinfonietta is financially supported by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Singapore, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
Date: 2016/2/20 Time: 8PM Venue: Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall
As the world becomes angrier, this video emphasize catching the exaggerated expressions, gestures and actions of rage. The issues may be different, but the anger expressed by people around the world is universally understood, like —– emoji. Film is a natural medium to explore the idea of uncontrollable emotions. The behavior can look cartoonish, clownish, or immature. Hopefully this humorous tone helps to drive home the idea that anger uncontrolled does benefits no one. ACTION (camera phrase) with good intention is in need.
Another attempt of this video is merging film, dance and the fashion design of INJURY together. The name INJURY – when you are being cut and sewn you are in a situation of INJURY same as fabrics. Same as people.
Vibrant ideas raving out striking rhythms of movements.
編舞:林波 阮日廣 黃大徽 古倩婷*
Choreographers: Lam Po, Nguyen Ngoc Anh, Dick Wong, Christine Gouzelis*
11-12.7.2015 星期六 Sat 8pm 星期日 Sun 3pm
牛池灣文娛中心劇院 Theatre, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre
“Dick Wong Tai-fai’s solo for Abby Chan Man-yee, Fissure, explores the conflict between the rational and emotional sides of the brain. Chan dances the same sequence of steps over and over while her “other” self, projected on a screen, gives her instructions. The introduction of music transforms the steps as they are accompanied by first one, then another sequence from Stravinsky’s TheRite of Spring. A smart piece performed with commitment by Chan. “