Auditorium, Sha Tin Town Hall
Auditorium, Sha Tin Town Hall
For canker vice the sweetest buds doth love, and thou present’st a pure unstained prime.
Taking William Shakespeare’s sonnets as inspiration, avant-garde physical theatre group Théâtre de la Feuille explores the mesmerising interplay between words and the movement of the body in this powerful play
Bringing an innovative and modern twist to these classic works, the performers deconstruct Shakespeare’s poetry to lay bare the irony and fundamental of love.
Whether you are a Shakespearen scholar, a theatre buff, or just a fool for love, you’ll fall for this rollercoaster ride of action, drama, romance and revenge, all told through movement and spoken word.
This play will be performed in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
Ata Wong is a director, choreographer, actor, physical acting coach and drama instructor. He is currently serving as Artist-in-residence at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts’ (HKAPA) School of Drama.
Wong graduated from HKAPA and École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris. Since founding Théâtre de la Feuille in 2010, he has created productions that have toured worldwide. He has also contributed to numerous stage productions, movies (as movement coach) and concerts.
In 2019, his outstanding contributions to arts and culture received official commendation from the Hong Kong SAR Government. He also won Director of the Year at the IATC (HK) Critics Awards 2019, Best Director and Best Performance at the Hong Kong Theatre Libre 2019 and Award for Young Artist (Drama) at the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2017. He is the recipient of the Asian Cultural Society’s Altius Fellowship 2021, through which he seeks to explore traditional and contemporary art forms in Japan, and establish exchange opportunities between Japan and Hong Kong.
Charles Kwong’s diverse musical output include orchestral, chamber and site-specific works. In recent years, he has collaborated with different international bands and groups resulting in many commissioned works. His music has been performed at many music festivals and arts festivals in France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Hong Kong, and more. Kwong is appointed Artist Associate of Hong Kong Sinfonietta in seasons 2020-2021 and 2021-2022. In recent years, he was selected for residencies including a 4-month residency at the Zurich University of the Arts under the City of Zurich Artist-in-Residence Programme for International Artists in 2020, and a residency at the Tai Kwun Contemporary Artists’ Studio in 2020.
Kwong studied music at the Chinese University of Hong Kong
and King’s College London. In 2013, he earned his doctorate in composition from the University of York under the supervision of Thomas Simaku.
Chow Yiu Fai received his PhD degree at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research, University of Amsterdam. Currently a Professor at the Department of Humanities and Creative Writing of the Hong Kong Baptist University, Chow is also an award-winning writer. He released his first lyrics in 1989, and since then has penned over 1,000 lyrical works for pop artists in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Mainland China. Lately, Chow has been increasingly involved in prose writing, multimedia, and visual art projects.
Offy Leung works with different arts forms, and she currently works as an arts administrator. Graduated from the Department of Communication of Hong Kong Baptist University, she minored in visual arts, and also attended Chow Yiu Fai’s Lyrics Class. Her works and participating productions have been exhibited and performed at the Fringe Club, The University of Hong Kong, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 480.0 Gender x Art Space, etc.
Peter Lui graduated from the Humanities and Creative Writing Department of the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), majoring in creative and professional writing. He participated at the 7th Chow Yiu Fai’s Lyrics Class. He is an independent creative practitioner and served on the editorial board of Voice and Verse Poetry Magazine. His creative works include lyrics, contemporary poetry, scripts, novels, prose, essays, etc. His works are featured by Ming Pao, Voice and Verse Poetry Magazine, Form, “as artistic as you”, etc. He was awarded “Best Lyrics” at Make Music Work, first place in Chinese Playwriting Competition at HKBU, Global Youth Chinese Literary Award, Chinese Literature Award at the Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Flash Fiction Competition. He works with Cantopop singers such as Sherman Chung, Sukie Chung, Jay Fung, etc., and he also writes lyrics for theatre.
Yvette Lok Yee Wong is a Ph.D. student at the University of Amsterdam. She received her MPhil from the Department of Humanities and Creative Writing at the Hong Kong Baptist University. Since 2014, she has been writing lyrics for Cantopop artists including Alfred Hui, Feanna Wong, per se. She was the Cantonese lyricist for Sophy Wong’s Sophrology, Quarter, Harsh, as well as Cath Wong’s album – Jiu Dao Hen Ji. She also writes lyrics for different theatre companies, such as Theatre Ronin and Windmill Grass Theatre, as well as for Disney animated movies, including Moana and Coco. She had also participated in a number of exhibitions.
Bobo Chan graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, majoring in Stage and Technical Management. As a freelancer, Chan collaborates with different theatre companies, arts and cultural organisations.
Billy Chan graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, majoring in theatre lighting design. He has worked with Edward Lam Dance Theatre since 1997. His design of Secret of Resurrection won the Best Lighting Design at the Hong Kong Drama Awards in 2008. In 2019 he was awarded again the Best Lighting Design at the Hong Kong Drama Awards, and Outstanding Lighting Design at the Hong Kong Dance Awards.
Chan also represented Hong Kong in 2007, 2011 and 2015 at the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space. Recent works include The Lost Adults, A Kind of Eternity and Mixed Doubles, aiting Heart (rerun), Art, No Man Is An Island, Murder in San José, The Nutcracker, Balanchine’s Jewels and Romeo + Juliet, 14 Variations on the Theme of Yi Yi and No Longer Human.
Hong Kong-based fashion and costume designer Stephen Fan’s works range from fashion design to costume design for film, concert, theatre and performing arts.
Fan works closely with Ata Wong and Théâtre de la Feuille. Most recent collaborations include The Lost Adults, Mad Man, Fe + C… ➡ Steel? (JCNAP 2018 Art Walk), Sammi Cheng’s #FOLLOWMi Concert, Nos Meres Leurs Meres at Threading Through Time (JCNAP 2019 Art Walk).
Fan is keen to explore the body-garment relationship by combining costume design and avant-garde fashion design using experimental materials.
A young designer from Hong Kong, Calson Wong has a strong interest in pattern-making and garment construction. He graduated from the Institute of Textiles and Clothing at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Through co-creation and collaboration with Théâtre de la Feuille, Wong has honed his skills and enhanced his knowledge in multidisciplinary fashion practice.
Can Ha graduated from the department of Media Design and Technology at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. She now works as a sound designer, engineer, sound consultant for many local, overseas productions and music festivals.
Ha’s recent works include The Originals (Reimagined) – Hong Kong Musicals in Concert; Hong Kong Arts Festival’s Theatre Always By Your Side; Zuni’s Bach is Heart Sutra; Freespace x HKRep: The Great Pretender – a musical; Sing Out (Best Sound Design at the 27th Hong Kong Drama Awards); Yat Po Singers’s Our Immortal Cantata (re-run) (Best Sound Design at the 26th Hong Kong Drama Awards); Chung Ying Theatre Company’s The Miracles of the Namiya General Store (Nominated for Best Sound Design at the 28th Hong Kong Drama Awards); Zuni Icosahedron’s The Architecture of the City and Blind Musician Dou Wun; City Contemporary Dance Company and Yat Po Singers’s Requiem HK.
Him Hui is the keyboard player and lyricist of the local band, The Hertz. Hui has performed at various concerts and television programmes. He enjoys jamming with other musicians.
Graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Ho Yi On is a freelance percussionist and one of the founding members of Four Gig Heads Percussion Group. Ho has collaborated with many art groups including Zuni Icosahedron, Hong Kong Dance Company and City Contemporary Dance Company.
Graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with a bachelor‘s degree in Music, major in double bass. Li‘s study was supported by scholarships such as Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Friendship Association and the SAR Philharmonic Orchestra scholarships. Li often performs with Hong Kong Orchestra, Ponte Orchestra and SAR Philharmonic Orchestra.
Caleb Woo holds a Master of Music degree in Voice Performance and Literature from Eastman School of Music, a bachelor’s degree in Voice Performance and Pedagogy (first class honours) from the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), and the ATCL and LRSM diplomas.
Currently Music Director of Tuen Mun Alliance Church, Woo is also a voice instructor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Qin Music. He is also serving as an assistant professor at Wong Bing Lai Music and Performing Arts Unit, Lingnan University; resident artist at the Education University of Hong Kong; co-ordinator of Ensemble Music Ministries at the Hong Kong Baptist University; the University of Hong Kong Chamber Singers’. He is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.
Mandy Mak graduated from the School of Theatre and Entertainment Arts at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) degree in Stage and Event Management. Mak is currently working as a theatre freelancer.
Win Leung graduated from the School of Theatre and Entertainment Arts at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) degree in Stage and Event Management. Leung is currently working as a theatre freelancer.
Recent works include A Symphonic Musical in Two Acts-Pica Pica Choose (Hong Kong Sinfonietta x Yat Po Singers x Mr Wing Theatre Company), King Lear (Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio), Welationship and Eternity (Schoolmates Theatre), War of Tung Choi Guys (Windmill Grass Theatre) etc.
Chu Pak Him
Currently the Leader of the Creative and Production team leader at Actors’ Family, a member of independent band Juicyning, Chu Pak Him actively collaborates with different theatre companies.
In 2019, Chu graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with a Master’s Degree of Fine Arts in Drama (Directing). He had served as Hong Kong Sinfonietta’s Artist Associate and Chung Ying Theatre Company’s full-time actor. He won the Best Actor (comedy) at the 23rd Hong Kong Drama Awards.
In 2021, he created his first cabaret show The Transforman.
Han Mei is born and brought up in Northern Shanxi, China. She received a scholarship from City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC) and CCDC Dance Centre to study contemporary dance at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.
In 2010, she won the Best Actress at the Hong Kong Dance Alliance Dance Awards. She was also the first runner-up at the 18-District Singing Contest in 2018.
Recent performances include: WKCD Freespace Happening’s In One Stroke x Han Mei Concert; Kassandra, Ballads of Expulsion and The Lost Adults.
Kung Chi Yip
Kung Chi Yip graduated from the School of Journalism and Communication, the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2019, and was awarded The CUHK Outstanding Students Award. In the same year, he has completed a Two-Year Professional Physical Theatre Youth Training.
He is now working as a freelance actor, working for TV, movie, short films, music video and commercial projects. Previous performances include My World, Freerider and Detention by Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio.
Melo Man is now a three-year drama student at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA).
Man recently appeared in Matteo Ricci (premiere), HKAPA’s Ng Wong the Swordsman, and The Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection’s The Revenge of Orphan Zhao.
Leung Hei Na
Leung Hei Na is currently a year-three student at the School of Music at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, majoring in vocal studies.
Leung has recently performed in Idomeneo, Magic Flute, Madame Butterfly, Carmen, Turandot. Leung is a recipient of the Community Scholarship and the HKSARG: Reaching Out Award.
Donald Wong graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, majoring in contemporary dance. Wong has participated in various dance festivals in Europe such as Hungary, Portugal and Holland.
Previous performance include As it Fade, Brave new world, maze3.0 and Don Quixote.
A member of Physical Acting Lab. She is also the co-founder and executive director of PROJECT21st, a platform for artistic productions and collaborations.
Ku Pui Ki
Ku Pui Ki has completed The Whole Theatre’s One Year Theatre Programme, Radix Troupe’s Comprehensive Theatre Programme (Advanced), and Ata Wong’s Physical Acting Lab course.
Besides acting, Ku is also a street dancer. She has seven years dance experience, specialising in Hip Hop. She has competed in numerous street dance competitions and performed in many commercial shows. Currently, her works also includes commercial and voiceover works.
Kwan Lok Hei Aaron
Aaron Kwan recently graduated from Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts as a baritone under the teaching of Albert Lim. He has performed as Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte and Ford in Falstaff during his studies at HKAPA. He is currently studying with David Quah as a tenor.
Ramond Kung has completed his physical training at Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio’s Professional Physical Theatre Programme and Physical Acting Lab. He is now a secondary school teacher.
Lai Pui Lam Painey
Lai Pui Lam Painey graduated with honors in 2021 from the School of Dance at Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, major in Chinese Dance. During her studies, she has received a scholarship and collaborated with different artists and organisations. Her works include Princess Principal, Yellow Earth Yellow River, Drum, Beyond Calligraphy by Guangdong Modern Dance Company, etc. In 2019, she participated in the Hong Kong Dance Company dance performance for the anniversary of the Macau handover. She is now a freelance performer and dance teacher.
Graduated from the Open University of Hong Kong, with a BA degree in Creative Writing and Film Art, Lam Man is currently an independent video creator, a freelance writer, an actress and a dancer.
Her previous performances include Art Theater’s The City on the Sands of Time and Hybrid art research project City of 0. She is also a commissioned dance mover in the first stage of R&D session of On the other side.
A member of Physical Acting Lab.
Lee Po Yee
Currently studying Social Sciences (Psychology). Lee Po Yee is passionate about the performing arts.
Liu Ka Hei Alvina
Liu Ka Hei Alvina is currently studying drama at Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts due to graduate in 2021. For her graduation production, she performed in Poon Wai Sum’s Ng Wong the Swordsman. She also participated in HKAPA School of Dance’s In Between as a dancer.
She recently appeared in Yuen Zen Theatre’s Questions from the Other Shore, Toni Sehgal’s These Association, IATC’s Afternoon Tea • Poon Wai Sum’s Play reading Sessions (Insect Edition): Ants Climbing a Tree and Cricket in my Life.
Liu is a freelance actor who wishes to become a performer.
Currently a film student at the Hong Kong Baptist University. Charmain Sum is eager to explore performing arts and creative work.
Wong Lai Sin
Currently studying Creative Media, Wong Lai Sin enjoys spending time with her cats.
A member of Physical Acting Lab. Tiffany Wong is a freelance actor, translator, and piano tutor.
Wong Yiu graduated from the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, majoring in drama. She is now a freelance actor.
Wong has taken part in Attempts on Her Life and The Two Character Play, with which she won the accolade of Outstanding Actor for both performances. She also participated in Poon Wai Sum’s Kissaten playreading sessions, including The Isle and Cricket in my Life.
A member of Physical Acting Lab.
Fish in the sea of long grass. An amateur performer, poetry, designer, illustrator and copywriter.
A member of Physical Acting Lab, singer-songwriter, and theatre practitioner.
Taking William Shakespeare’s sonnets as inspiration, Artistic Director of Théâtre de la Feuille Ata Wong with creative actor Chu Pak Him and others, explore the mesmerising interplay between words and the movement of the body in this powerful play. Let’s get into the world of deconstruction and reconstruction.
Auditorium, Sha Tin Town Hall
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