Grand Dance Drama
The Moon Opera
7 - 8. 2. 2020 (Fri - Sat) 7:45pm
8.2.2020 (Sat) 3:00pm

Kwai Tsing Theatre Auditorium
$320  $220 $120

Beauty and Memories Fade as the Days

A Lone Shadow Shimmering on Stage

 

Attainment of fame and recognition on stage as with perfect love are the stuff of dreams. Our protagonist, the Peking Opera actress, Xiao Yanqiu, gained overnight notoriety by her stunning performance as Cháng’é in the play – Ascension to the Moon. Only to, at the height of her fame, was Xiao expelled from the stage and thus descended into ruin. The ruthless battle between dreams and reality rages inside of Xiao throughout the years. It comes to a head at a lustful banquet, where all her desires became nearly within her grasp. Yet, all was for nought, as Xiao falls from grace and ends in the heap of her shattered dreams.

 

Adapted from the prize-winning novel (Mao Dun Literature Prize), this 90-minute production distils the peaks and troughs of the protagonist’s life story through the spectacle of dance. Its creative process spanned over three years and is the work of the first-time director, the National Class One Dance Artist, Wang Yabin, and a globally-sourced artistic team of top professionals. This piece presents a Peking-opera-filled Chinese story through a minimalistic stage setting and fused with elements from both classical and modern dances. 

 

*Adapted from a Novel by the Winner of Mao Dun Literature Prize

*Creative Team Formed by International World Class Artists

*World Tours for  Over 80 Performances

*Hong Kong Premiere

 

Artistic Coordinator                                   Yang Yuntao

Director & Choreographer                        Wang Yabin

Based on the novel by                              Bi Feiyu

Peking Opera Consultant                         Pei Yanling

Playwright                                                 Zhuang Yi

Composers                                               Olga Wojciechowska (Poland)

                                                                 Guo Sida

Set Designer                                            Matt Deely (England)

Costume Designer                                   Kimie Nakano (Japan)

Lighting Designer                                     Willy Cessa (France)

Dramatic Consultant & Imager                 Helene Guetary (France)