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Eileen Chang 100
Read Sing Eileen Chang

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30.5.2020 (SAT)
Theatre Music Video Premiere
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6.6.2020 (SAT)
Live Streaming
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21 Aug (Fri) & 28 Aug (Fri) 10pm
Performance Replay
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27-28.11.2020 (FRI-S
Date
30.5, 6.6.2020 (SAT) | 27-28.11.2020 (FRI-SAT)
Location
Zuni Icosahedron YouTube Channel | Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Read Sing Eileen Chang features texts selected from Eileen Chang's novels and essays in the form of storytelling and singing, which are then integrated with creative stage technology by Zuni Innovation Lab led by Mathias Woo. The writings of Eileen Chang become three-dimensional as a team of musicians and performers from Taiwan, Hong Kong and Beijing engage in a creative experiment on sound, acting and technology. The show combines technology and live performance, blending a variety of traditional and modern forms of storytelling and singing. This inventive way of bringing Eileen Chang's celebrated works to life again, builds on the experience of the Lab's past presentations of In Search of Lost Time and Blind Musician Dou Wun.

Based on Eileen Chang's works
© Roland Soong and Elaine Soong through Crown Culture Corporation

Zuni Experimental Theatre Eileen Chang 100
 
Zuni has interpreted many Eileen Chang's works over the 30 years since its establishment. Chang has unique views on Chinese people, Chinese culture, and the female identity. These themes and texts provide good sources of material for interpretation in Zuni's experimental theatre. After Zuni's formal inception, its first performance in Hong Kong was The Secret (1982), followed by One Woman / Two Stories (1983), Vanity Fair - A Love Story in Glamorous Costume (1986), and The Legend (1995). Since the millennium, Zuni has invited talents from across the Strait to cooperate in the adaptation of Chang's works in 18 Springs (2003 and 2012 versions) and Red Rose, White Rose (2014). With the input of multimedia and musical elements, the performances have become a unique genre of Musical Drama. In 2012 when 18 Springs was re-created, director Mathias Woo explained, "This adaptation is a combination of music and drama. I've added the storytelling ballads and old songs of Suzhou pingtan into the performance, integrating drama and multimedia. Music is arranged to drive emotions, whereas words, dialogues, monologues are used to reveal the characters' state of mind."

The year 2020 marks the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Eileen Chang. As a tribute to this legendary female writer, Zuni launches the Eileen Chang 100 with the performances: Read Sing Eileen Chang.

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Z Innovation lab

Z Innovation lab is a performing arts programme that puts technology and creativity into the spotlight. Curated and designed by Mathias Woo, Z Innovation lab turns the theatre into a laboratory for stage and technology, inspires creativity with artists and technicians from different cities, thus expands the future of theatre. Z Innovation Lab 2020 experiments literature, the human voice, tracking system, and space - to create a whole-new performance and to experiment online theatre.

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Technology and the Arts - an Intervention (I)

Creative Team

Director, Script, Music Producer, Video Director: Mathias Woo
Music: Yao Chang, Yang Mo-han
Performance (Theatre Music Video): Rebecca Yip, Yao Chang
Performance (Live Streaming): Rebecca Yip, David Yeung
Voice-acting (Recording): Karena Lam
Music/ Guitar/ Vocal (Recording): Cheer Chen

Creative Coordinator: Cedric Chan
Music Arrangement: Edgar Hung
Sound Design & Mixing: Can. Ha
Lighting Design: Adonic Lo
Text Arrangement: Pia Ho

Video Shooting & Production: Wing Chan, Li Ming
Illustration: Lai Tat Tat Wing
 



Mathias Woo
Co-Artistic Director of Zuni Icaosahedron.
Scriptwriter, director, producer, and curator.






Karena Lam

Read Sing Songs

Flamboyance and Desolation
Read Sing: Yang Mo-han
Original Text: Eileen Chang
Artistic Direction/ Producer: Mathias Woo
Lyrics: F$$ (Yang Mo-han . Xiao-Zuo)
Music: Yang Mo-han, Beat by Veysigz (Chinatown)

My Dream of Being a Genius
Read Sing: Yang Mo-han
Original Text: Eileen Chang
Artistic Direction/ Producer: Mathias Woo
Adapted Lyrics: Yang Mo-han
Music: F$$ (Yang Mo-han . notbe), Blade901 x 5Head (Are You Afraid)

Fan Liu-yuan
Read Sing: Yao Chang
Original Text: Love in a Fallen City by Eileen Chang
Artistic Direction/ Producer: Mathias Woo
Lyrics: Yao Chang
Music: Yao Chang, Lee (You’re Beautiful)

Bai Liu-su
Read Sing: Yao Chang
featuring Rebecca Yip
Original Text: Love in a Fallen City by Eileen Chang
Artistic Direction/ Producer: Mathias Woo
Lyrics: Yao Chang
Music: Yao Chang, Moon Juice (Ocarina Of Time)

Tong Zhen-bao (Part 1)
Read Sing: Yao Chang
Original Text: Red Rose, White Rose by Eileen Chang
Artistic Direction/ Producer: Mathias Woo
Adapted Text: Yao Chang
Music: Edgar Hung

Tong Zhen-bao (Part 2)
Read Sing: Yao Chang
Original Text: Red Rose, White Rose by Eileen Chang
Artistic Direction/ Producer: Mathias Woo
Lyrics: Yao Chang
Music: Yao Chang, Young Mozart (Waltz in G Flat)
Kunqu (recording): Kong Aiping

On Painting
Read Sing: Yang Mo-han
Original Text: Eileen Chang
Artistic Direction/ Producer: Mathias Woo
Adapted Lyrics: F$$ (Yang Mo-han)
Music: F$$ (Yang Mo-han), Eric Godlow Beats (Lovely)
Read: Rebecca Yip

Love
Read Sing: Yang Mo-han
Original Text: Eileen Chang
Artistic Direction/ Producer: Mathias Woo
Adapted Lyrics: F$$ (Yang Mo-han)
Music: F$$ (Yang Mo-han), Jazz Old School Rap Beat (Utopia)


Background Music
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Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach

Sonata for Viola da Gamba No.2 in D major, BWV 1028
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 Fugue No.1 in C major, BWV 846
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 Prelude No. 7 in E flat major, BWV 852
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 Fugue No. 17 in A flat major, BWV 862
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 Prelude No. 19 in A major, BWV 864
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 Fugue No. 23 in B major, BWV 868
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 Prelude No. 7 in E flat major, BWV 876
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 Prelude No. 20 in A minor, BWV 889

St Matthew Passion, BWV 244

Three Rules and Eight Notices
Lyrics: Cheng Tan

Programme & Production Team

Company Manager (Administration and Finance): Jacky Chan
Company Manager (Programme): Doris Kan
Production Manager: Carmen Cheng
Technical and Stage Manager: Chow Chun-yin
Senior Programme Manager: Bowie Chow
Rehearsal Master & Deputy Stage Manager: Charmaine Cheng
Research & Script Assistants: Carson Chung, Megan Hung
Disguise System Operator: Li Ming
Assistant Stage Manager: Chan On-ki
Coordinator: Luka Wong
Programme Manager: Ho Yin-hei
Assistant Programme Manager: Ricky Cheng
Make-up Artist: Billie Siu
Wardrobe Assistant: Ellen Kong
Stage Assistants: Ray Chan, Tse Man Kuen
Graphic Design Assistant: Coco Cheung
Programme and Art Administration Trainee: Stephy Yeung
Live Streaming (3JBK production) Production: Acid Fong, Marco Chan Lok Him, Edward Mak, Patrick Chan, Hangi Lau, Sag Ya
English Translation: Mona Chu, Megan Hung, Moyung Yuk-lin
Documentary Photograph: Man Chuk, Vic Shing, Apple Lai


Graphic Design (Season 2020 “Art ‧ Society ‧ Technology” Key Visual): David Lo of LOMATTERS Design Studio
Illustration (Poster): Lai Tat Tat Wing
Performance Photo: Sunny Wong
Graphic Coordination/ Design Execution: Rachel Chak


Technical Partner

                                          


                     

Acknowledgement

Miss. Cherry Cheung, Prof. Carole Hang-fung HOYAN, Mr. Hung Hung Kwan, Mr. Anais Mak, Ms. Elaine Soong, Mr. Roland Soong, Mr Ivan Wong, Mr. Yonfan, Crown Culture Corporation, Media Asia Talent Management Limited, Team Ear Music

Terms and Conditions
Running time approximately 90 minutes. | Performance in Mandarin and Cantonese. | The video will be available on Zuni's YouTube Channel for 24 hours, from 8pm that day to 7.59pm the other day (Hong Kong Time). The video will stop playing immediately at the due time even if it has not yet finished. | Unauthorized recording, filming, downloading, reproduction in whole or in part, broadcasting, and other copyright infringement acts are strictly prohibited. If found, Zuni Icosahedron reserves the right to take legal action. | Zuni Icosahedron reserves the right to add, withdraw or substitute artists, vary advertised programmes, and/or terminate the programme without prior notice.

 
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