Further Reading

  • Is History an Absolute True?

    Text by Fanny Lam Translated by Renee / 07.11.2019

    In the film adaptation of The Orphan of Zhao (Zhao Shi Gu’er), the retainer Cheng Ying saved the orphan of Zhao by surrendering his own son. While the righteousness delivering from death gives forth a mournful dirge, whether the widely shared story truly reflects the historical fact, and whether there exists only one historical fact, are questionable. Ata Wong Chun Tat, the Artistic Director of Théâtre de la Feuille, has abandoned the heroic narrative for a step edging closer to human nature, presenting an orphan saving story in a more layman-like manner, and even revealing the ashamed narrative of the original plot. What is the truth? Maybe we’ll never find out. Yet, instead of blindly believing it, why not reflect our search for the truth?

    By Fanny Lam | Translated by Renee

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  • A Thriving Celebration of Music

    Text by Venus Lam Translated by Renee /

    On this day, members of the local saxophone-only ensemble La Sax walk down the street of Sham Shui Po with their saxophones in hand to shoot publicity photos for their concert.

    Different from the typical concert attire with ties and suits, they dress up as butcher and the merchant wearing heavy accessories.

    This is not just a gesture. It is an attitude.

    As said by Natalie, a member of the ensemble, “The seeds of music are hidden deep in everyone’s heart. Our aim is to ignite their passion for music from within.”

    By Venus Lam | Translated by Renee

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  • Dancing with Time

    By Venus Lam | Translated by Renee /

    All alone, an hour, a long wooden beam.
    On an otherwise bare stage, he dances alone with nobody but time,
    The wooden beam appears to be so vivid yet so abstract under LAI’s most forward reflection on the concept of time.
    Awarded the “Outstanding Choreography” of Hong Kong Dance Awards in 2018, So Low is probably the signature piece of the independent choreographer LAI Tak-wai. Now on its 4th run, LAI asserted, “I want to bring it back to the stage when I’m still fit. Neither the body nor time waits.”
    What follows is a battle between body and time – isn’t it the proposition of the dance piece?

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Dancing with Time

By Venus Lam | Translated by Renee \ 07.11.2019

All alone, an hour, a long wooden beam.

On an otherwise bare stage, he dances alone with nobody but time,

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Living in Hollowness, or Living to Satisfaction?

By Fanny Lam | Translated by Renee \ 07.11.2019

A Genuinely Fun and Thought-provoking Play. 13 to14 September 2019. Cultural Activities Hall, Sha Tin Town Hall. Ticket Price: HK$200 (free seating)

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A Thriving Celebration of Music

Text by Venus Lam Translated by Renee \ 07.11.2019

“Art is boundless. We will find breakthroughs every time, whether it is in individual or the ensemble.” Being an audience, as long as we shatter the stereotypes, we shall understand that classical music has more than one interpretation.

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Is History an Absolute True?

Text by Fanny Lam Translated by Renee \ 07.11.2019

What is the truth? Maybe we’ll never find out. Yet, instead of blindly believing it, why not reflect our search for the truth?

Read more