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Minamata: A Requiem Workshop by Kung Chi Shing
About the story
Kung Chi Shing
Kingsley Ng
The Cast
Programme Length
Ticketing and Concession
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Boundless Multi- Media Series: A Music Theatre Work - Minamata: A Requiem by Kung Chi Shing & Kingsley Ng



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15-16 June 2012 (Fri-Sat) 8pm
16 June 2012 (Sat) 3pm
Multi-Media Theatre, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity
$200
With post performance talk on 15/6
Free Seating

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Minamata: A Requiem Workshop by Kung Chi Shing

30 June 2012 (Sat) 3:30pm
Classroom 512, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity
$50

Conducted in Cantonese

Audience of age 6 or above are welcome

The workshop lasts for about 60 munutes with no intermission

The creator and composer Kung Chi Shing will share his experience in creating the Music Theatre Work - Minamata: A Requiem in the aspects of creation motivation, cooperation among artists and the process for completion of the work. Kung will introduce the works of some multi-media theatre artists such as Pina Bausch, Robert Wilson, Robert Lepage and Laurie Anderson, as well as examine their impact on his work.  Participants can appreciate the diversity of multi-media theatre by sharing with Kung. 

 
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About the story

Fifty years ago, mercury pollution in the sea devastated
the people of the small fishing towns near Minamata, Japan.
Fifty years on, what lessons have we learned? What is the tide bringing in now?
Musician and composer Kung Chi Shing and new media artist Kingsley Ng create a multi-media performance work in collaboration with actors, musicians and poets from Japan, the USA, the UK and Hong Kong: a requiem for the earth, inspired by the photographs of Minamata by Eugene Smith. 

 
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Kung Chi Shing

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Kung Chi Shing is a composer, performer and music activist. Kung studied classical music and composition in the United States with Allen Trubitt and George Crumb. He is known particularly for his work in the music and performance group ‘The Box’, which he founded with Peter Suart in 1987, and more recently as founder and curator of the ‘Street Music Series’ of free public concerts in Hong Kong.
In his compositions and performances, Kung focuses on experimentation with different formats, including pop, classical and improvisational music, and theatre art. Since 1996 he has created, composed and staged four full-length music theatre pieces: Destiny Travels Limited, The Floating Bridge, City Inside a Broken Sky(I&II) and M Garden.

He has collaborated frequently with choreographers, directors and theatre artists, and has performed his music in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Cuba, Tashkent, New York, London, Berlin and Venice. Kung’s solo recordings on CD include Destiny Travels Limited and Bluesilence/Fishdreams, while his recordings with The Box include the compilations BOX: GO HOME, The Box: Full Fathon Five and the special 20th anniversary set The Box Book.

 
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Kingsley Ng

Kingsley works primarily in conceptual, site-specific and community-oriented projects. He crafts relationship between the work and its context through interdisciplinary media, including interactive installation, public workshop, sound and spatial design. His projects have been featured internationally, such as the Lille Europe Pavilion in Shanghai Expo, Wien Kunsthalle in Austria, Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial in Japan, IRCAM – Centre Pompidou in France, Fabrica Centre in Italy, InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre in Canada, Museum of Art in Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture.

He is recipient of a number of grants and awards, including the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Awards 2009, the Hong Kong Young Design Talent Awards 2008, the Hong Kong Independent Short Film & Video Gold Medal Awards 2007, the Canada Council for the Arts – Travel Grants to Media Artists 2006, and the InterAccess Visual Arts Award 2003. He was a part-time lecturer at Hong Kong Baptist University in 2008, and was an artist-in-residence at Cité internationale des arts Paris in 2010.

 
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The Cast

Performers
Makoto Matsushima (Japan)
Maki Morisita (Japan)
Yau Chun Wai (HK)
Peter Suart (UK)
Julia Mok (HK)
Chiara Kung (USA)

Musicians
Hahn Rowe (USA),
Kung Chi Shing (HK)
Leung Yan Chiu (HK)
Mike Yuen (HK)
Shadow Kim (HK)

Music
Kung Chi Shing

INSTALLATION & VISUALS
Kingsley Ng

SCENARIST & DRAMATURGE
Valerie C. Doran

Lyricists
Valerie C. Doran
Chow Yiu Fai

Lighting Designer
Gabriel Fung

Production Manager
Cheung Heung Ming

 
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Programme Length

The programme lasts for about 80 minutes with no intermission

 
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Ticketing and Concession

Tickets available from 4 May onwards at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet and by Credit Card Telephone Booking

Discount Scheme
Half-price tickets available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients (Limited tickets for CSSA recipients available on a first-come-first-served basis). Concessionary ticket holders must produce evidence of their identity or age upon admission*

Boundless Multi-Media Discount*
10% off for each purchase of standard tickets for any 2 different programmes of Minamata: A Requiem by Kung Chi Shing and Kingsley Ng and Schick Machine by Paul Dresher Ensemble (USA)

Group Booking Discount*
10% off for each purchase of 4-9 standard tickets;
15% off for each purchase of 10-19 standard tickets;
20% off for each purchase of 20 or more standard tickets

Each ticket admits one person only. Patrons can enjoy only one of the above discount schemes for each purchase. Please inform the box office staff at the time of purchase

*All discounts are not applicable to Minamata: A Requiem workshop by Kung Chi Shing

Please refer to brochure or individual programme leaflets for details of other programmes and discount scheme in Boundless Multi-Media Series

 
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Enquiries

Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk
Credit Card Telephone Booking: 2111 5999
Ticketing Enquiries: 2734 9009
Programme Enquiries: 2268 7323

Audience of age 6 or above are welcome
Audience are strongly advised to arrive punctually. No latecomers will be admitted until a suitable break in the programme
The contents of this programme do not represent the views of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department

 
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