The first play by a Chinese playwright selected byBerliner Festspiele Theatertreffen Stückemarkt
A thought of millions of people, reverses South and North Connected fates are the journeys swallowed by you and me…
“Resists any linear narrative dramaturgy, using highly concentrated poetical interweaving to elaborate the cruel phantasms of a contemporary society of asynchronies” –– Kathrin Roggla (Jury member, Berliner Festspiele Theatertreffen Stückemarkt 2016)
A country on the brink of civil war. Two generations, two cities, two opposite journeys. While the entire population is fleeing towards the South, the outsider struggles to get to the North in order to fulfil his mission. Time levels intermingle. With nowhere to run or hide, where is history headed? Defying the linear narrative, witness barbarism unfolds in asynchrony.
Reframe Theatre Every creation of theatre work is a new and unique experience. Every work therefore experiences a new process of reframing. Reframe Theatre aims at exploring new writing, scenography, relationship between body and space and is established by Yan Pat-to, a playwright, director and part-time university lecturer. Renowned British playwright and critic Dan Rebellato has described Yan as a “talented, engaged, enthusiastic, committed playwright whose work is extremely interesting, mixing the political and personal with power and effect”.
Duration Approximately 2 hours and 45 mins including intermission
In Cantonese with Chinese & English Subtitles
Director: Olivia Yan Starring：Anthony Wong, Candice Yu Major Cast : Alex Lam, Kate Yeung, Rosa Va, Angus Chan, Huen Tin-yeung Cast : Yau Chung-wai, Chan Siu-tung, Fung Chi-yau, Steve NG, German Cheung, To Chi-sing
Producer : Joyce Cheung Set / Costume / Image Designer : Kelvin Tsang Lighting Designer : Billy Chan Composer : Veronica Lee Sound Designer : Chung Chak Ming, Fung Chin Lung Movement Director : Abby Chan Production Director : Bobo Chan Stage Manager : Mandy Mak Hair Styling Coordinator : Ray Mork@Fifth Salon Makeup Coordinator: Priscilla Choi@Spectrum-Makeup Graphic Design Director : Kent Fok@tn PEACOCK Graphic Design Photographer：Simon +C Promotional Video Director : Chris Chan Deputy Producer : Grace Wong, Dorothy Ngan PR and Marketing Manager : Eva Leung PR and Promotion : MediAdvertising (HK) Limited Assistant to Director : German Cheung Assistant to Producer : Crystal Li
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