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'Genesis and Spirit' - A Showcase of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Shandong:
Dance Drama Red Sorghum by Qingdao Song and Dance Theatre
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'Genesis and Spirit' — A Showcase of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Shandong: Dance Drama Red Sorghum by Qingdao Song and Dance Theatre

 

The Dance Drama Red Sorghum is based on the novel of the same title by Nobel Prize winner Mo Yan. It tells the story of 'life forces' through the varied use of body language to externalise the nuanced emotions, that is, the tenacious pursuit of love and freedom in life by the folks living on the highland where the sorghum grows. The author has once described how the dance drama 'fully demonstrates the go-getting spirit of the original story, which stirs the heart of the audience, and stirs up the spirit of the original work. The ability to do that already makes it a success.'

 

The story takes place in Gaomi, Shandong province during the Republican period in China.  Jiuer is forced by her parents to marry an old leper who owns a winery.  When she is on the way to get married, sitting in a sedan chair, she is stopped by a bandit.  One of the sedan-carriers comes forward to fight with the bandit, finally driving him away.  Jiuer and the young man fall in love because of this, and later she has his child.  When the old leper dies, he has no heir to take over the winery, and Jiuer becomes the new owner.

 

Later, the Japanese army invade China.  Jiuer's friend is brutally killed by them. Determined to avenge her friend, she asks her workers in the winery to help bury mines and make bombs, and the fight begins...

 

The running time of each performance is approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes with 20 mintues intermission.

 

Audience is strongly advised to arrive punctually.  Latecomers and audiences who leave their seats during the performance will only be admitted to their own seats at a suitable break.

 

Presented by
Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People's Republic of China
Home Affairs Bureau, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

 

Organised by
Shandong Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism
Leisure and Cultural Services Department

Established in 1960, the Qingdao Song and Dance Theatre is a performing arts group that takes the entire process of staging a production from start to finish, i.e., from conceptualisation, choreography and scriptwriting, to performance.  The group has taken an active part in the organization, coordinating, and the logistics of many gala events of Qingdao City. Past events include the Qingdao International Beer Festival, and the Opening Ceremony of the sailing events of the Beijing Olympic Games.  It has toured to Germany, South Korea, Japan, Russia, Australia, Singapore, the United States, the United Kingdom and other countries, conducting cultural exchange and promoting Chinese traditional culture.

 

DATE
VENUE
PRICE
07.06.2019 (Fri) 20:00
08.06.2019 (Sat) 20:00
Auditorium, Tsuen Wan Town Hall
location
$300, 220, 150
DATE
07.06.2019 (Fri) 20:00
08.06.2019 (Sat) 20:00
PRICE
$300, 220, 150

'Genesis and Spirit' - A Showcase of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Shandong:
Dance Drama Red Sorghum by Qingdao Song and Dance Theatre

 

Auditorium, Tsuen Wan Town Hall
7-8.6.2019 (Fri-Sat) 20:00
$300, $220, $150*

 

*A few seats with partly restricted view

 

Tickets available from 26 April onwards at all URBTIX outlets, on internet, mobile app and credit card telephone booking.

 

Discount Schemes

Half-price tickets available for senior citizens aged 60 and 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.)

 

Group Booking Discount

For each purchase of standard ticket, the following concession applies :

10% off for each purchase of 4-9 standard tickets; 15% off for 10-19 standard tickets; 20% off for 20 or more standard tickets.

  • Patrons can enjoy only one of the above discount offers.
  • Suitable for ages 6 and above.
  • One ticket per person regardless of age. 
  • The running time of each performance is approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes, including an intermission of 20 minutes.
  • Audience is strongly advised to arrive punctually.  Latecomers and audiences who leave during the performance will only be admitted during the intermission or at a suitable break. 

 

The presenter reserves the right to change the programme and substitute artists.  The programme does not represent the views of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

 

Internet Booking www.urbtix.hk

Credit Card Telephone Booking 2111 5999

Mobile Ticketing App URBTIX, App Store, Google play

Internet Booking www.urbtix.hk

Credit Card Telephone Booking 2111 5999

Mobile Ticketing App URBTIX, App Store, Google play

Ticketing Enquiries 3761 6661

Programme Enquiries 2268 7323

 

Audience is strongly advised to arrive punctually.  Latecomers and audiences who leave their seats during the performance will only be admitted to their own seats at a suitable break.

 

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

Auditorium, Tsuen Wan Town Hall
  • date07.06.2019 (Fri) 20:00
    08.06.2019 (Sat) 20:00
  • price$300, 220, 150
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07.06.2019 (Fri) 20:00
08.06.2019 (Sat) 20:00
Auditorium, Tsuen Wan Town Hall
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$300, 220, 150
DATE
07.06.2019 (Fri) 20:00
08.06.2019 (Sat) 20:00
PRICE
$300, 220, 150
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