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When Petals Fall in Serenity ─ Atmospheric Music Theatre by Law Wing-fai

Venue Date & Time Price
Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
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05.12.2014(Fri)
06.12.2014(Sat)
06.12.2014(Sat)
20:00
15:00
20:00
$480, 360

About the Programme

 

Music and Dance Redefined through Ethereal and Serene Interaction

 

When Petals Fall in Serenity represents an insight into life.  If we see flowers blooming and petals falling as the most natural phenomena in nature, we can transcend common misgivings and face any rise and fall, birth and death with level-headedness and optimism.  We will be able to put our minds at ease and deal with obstacles and setbacks that come our way as we journey through life.  Dunhuang, deemed the most precious treasure trove of Chinese history, art and culture, may be viewed in the same light.  With the passage of time, the loss of the artefacts and weathering of the grotto paintings, their eventual disappearance seems inevitable.  We could perhaps muster a positive artistic approach in which a modern outlook with a new perspective is used to re-interpret, and a contemporary idiom to pass on and re-invent the extant along a different artistic path.  It is with this in mind that the atmospheric music theatre When Petals Fall in Serenity was conceived.

 

It has no storyline or character-related emotions, only a mood of spiritual serenity. It is, essentially, a stylized concert.  Convoluted, introspective, the music highlights an undefined space for interpretation.  It incorporates the Tibetan singing bowl, vocals, Chinese orchestral and solo instrumental music, interpolated with poem, dance, lighting and media images.  Texts and images are merged into one to create a multi-disciplinary showcase of poetry, songs, dance, music and visual media.  Within a defined boundary, a unique dimension is created, which offers a glimpse of an aesthetic texture that explore artistic depths.

 

Law Wing-fai

Personnel and Cast

 

Director/ Composer/ Librettist: Law Wing-fai

Music Director: Wong Chi-ching

Set and Costume Designer: Tsang Man-tung

Lighting Designer: Leo Cheung

Video Designer: Shing Bok-man

Choreographer: Kong Wei

Sound Engineer: Chan Pui-ching

Sound Effect Designer: Shao Qing

Music Coordinator: Lam Tsan-tong

Producer: RhapsoArts Management

 

Conductor: Peng Fei

Vocal: Margaret Yim, David Quah, Xu Zhibo

Pipa: Wong Chi-ching, Lam Tsan-tong, Gao Sijia, So Pui-yi

Erhu: Zhao Guanjie

Cello: Wendy Law

Xiao: Zhang Fan

Dizi: Jiang Ning

Percussion: Margie Tong

Sheng: Loo Sze-wang

Guzheng: Au Yuen-ying

Guqin: Xi Yanen

Tibetan Singing Bowls: Tsang Man-tung

Dance: Kong Wei, Ye Ran, Yang Zhijun

 

Ticketing

 

Tickets available from 13 August onwards at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet and by Telephone Credit Card Booking.

 

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).

 

‘Great Music’ Package Discount

For each purchase of standard tickets for ‘When Petals Fall in Serenity ─ Atmospheric Music Theatre by Law Wing-fai’,  ‘The Tallis Scholars’, ‘Los Romeros Guitar Quartet’,  ‘Murray Perahia and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields’, ‘Piano Recital by Ivo Pogorelich’ and ‘Opera: Puccini’s Turandot’: 5% off for any 2 programmes; 10% off for any 3 programmes; 15% off for any 4 programmes or more.

 

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

 

Programme Length

Running time of this performance is about 1 hour 30 minutes without intermission.

 

Audiences are strongly advised to arrive punctually.  No latecomers will be admitted until a suitable break in the programme.

 

The presenter reserves the right to change the programme and substitute artists should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary.

 

The content of this programme does not represent the views of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

 

Enquiries

Programme Enquiries:2268 7321

Ticketing Enquiries:3761 6661

Telephone Credit Card Booking:2111 5999

Internet Booking:www.urbtix.hk

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