Film │ Theatre │Sound │Meditation
A cross-media production that combines theatre and nature
A sensory journey that travels from the outer to the inner layers of the mind
Eclipse and sundog are both astronomical phenomena which seem to be random but in fact follow the law of nature. The term “Metempsychosis” originates from the Greek philosophical ruminations on life and death, which means transmigration of the soul – reincarnation after death. The message in The Light of Metempsychosis is that life is but a cycle of all.
The production consists of two parts: film screening and live performance. The film is shot in an enclosed theatre as well as in the natural environment. Divided into four sections – “Darkness” – there was sound in the primeval world; “Sky” – there is light in darkness; “Illusion” – nature takes away illusory images; and “Sun” – a pure heart that shapes the true self, the story unfolds with images and sounds of the streams, forests and the seaside. Live stage performance will complement the film screening, weaving together images, physical movements and musical pulses to tell a seeker’s tale.
Performers Tsang Man-tung, Wan Xing, Leung Tin-chak, Natalie Mak and Alex Cheung will witness the shifting imageries in tandem, grasp the mind’s workings and its obsession, and share their experience in a journey of mindfulness, consciousness and liberation with the audience.
This is not only a performance, but also a shared ritual of a dialogue from heart to heart.
The Light of Metempsychosis is the fourth theatrical meditation production by Tsang Man-tung, following The Heart Sutra (Pop Theatre, 2017), Vipassana-Silent Walk (Hong Kong Dance Company, 2017) and Silence in the Woods (Shenzhen Mountain View Theater, 2019). In The Light of Metempsychosis, he will once again explore the raw power of theatre through the merging of images and sounds.
The running time of each performance is approximately 100 minutes without intermission.
Audience is strongly advised to arrive punctually. Latecomers and audiences who leave during the performance will only be admitted at a suitable break.
* The film will be broadcast for free on LCSD online platforms in due course.
Tsang Man-tung ‧ Singing Bowls
Wan Xing ‧ Guzheng
Leung Tin-chak ‧ Actor
Natalie Mak ‧ Dancer
Alex Cheung° ‧ Taiko
Concept, Director, Art Director: Tsang Man-tung
Costume Consultant: Virginia Chu
Video Design: Dan Fong
Videography: Cheung Ho-ching
Lighting Design: Zoe Cheung
Sound Engineer: Chan Pui-ching
Tickets available from 7 June onwards at all URBTIX outlets, on internet, mobile ticketing app and credit card telephone booking.
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
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. Please inform the box office staff at the time of purchase.
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The presenter reserves the right to change the programme should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary.
The programme does not represent the views of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.