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Edward Lam Dance Theatre - What is Success?

Venue Date & Time Price
Auditorium, Kwai Tsing Theatre
$420, 320, 220, 120
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Performed in Putonghua with Chinese surtitles

Part III of Edward Lam’s Four Great Classics Series, the classical and the modern exchange places in the flimsiest blink of time and the most transient of thoughts.

What Is Man? is about the “the sins of men”; What Is Fantasy?, the “trials and tribulations of life”; and What Is Success?, the “fickle heart”.
The twelve beauties in “Awakening” reincarnate as heroines displaying literary and martial prowess and continue to face off against one another in What Is Success?

Loyalty. Courage. Benevolence. Forgiveness. Admiration. Jealousy. Resentment. This is a chronicle of successes and failures in love and 14 lessons in “How not to let the world walk all over me”.

A pseudo-appellation to hark back at Luo Guanzhong’s novella, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, this is amazon women’s theatre in its most indomitable style, as one witnesses the famous ancient epic battles transport to the 21st Century everyday living.

 *This programme contains coarse language and adult content.

What is Success? - trailer
What is Success? - theme song

Personnel and Cast

Director: Edward Lam
Playwright: Wing-sze Wong
Literature Consultant: Chao Yang
Choreography: Yuri Ng
Production Director: Bobo Chan
Lighting Design: Billy Chan
Original Music: Chien-chi Chen
Set Design: Ewing Chan
Multimedia Design:  John Wong
Sound Design: Chak-ming Chung
Image Design: Kary Kwok
Hairstyling and Makeup Design: Gyokurei Suzuka
Graphic Design: Arron Nieh
Performers: Hung-chang Chu, Ethan Wei, Yi-hsiu Shi, Heng-yin Chou, Ying-hsun Hsieh, Chia-hsin Lu, Angie Wang, Rosa Maria Velasco, Tiffany Pan, Joanne Deng, Yi-lan Chao, Maria Yang, Patty Chu, Nai-han Hsu, Kanny Lai, Rebecca Yip and Hao-min Liao

Programme Length

Running time is about 3 hours with a 15-minute intermission.
Latecomers will not be admitted until the intermission or a suitable break in the programme.
With post-performance talk after 13 January performance.

Ticket & Concession

Tickets available from 28 November 2012 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 full-time students and CSSA recipients available on a first-come-first-served basis)
10% discount for every purchase of 4-9 standard tickets; 15% for 10-19 standard tickets; 20% for 20 or more standard tickets.


Programme Enquiries:2268 7325 (LCSD)  2893 8732 (Edward Lam Dance Theatre)
Ticketing Enquiries:2734 9009
Credit Card Telephone Booking:2111 5999
Internet Booking:www.urbtix.hk
Website:www.eldt.org.hk (Edward Lam Dance Theatre)

The presenter reserves the right to substitute artists and change the programme should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary.
The content of this programme does not represent the views of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

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