What are the Five Elements: Metal, Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth? How do they connect with our body, lives, and other elements in the universe? Do you know that they are good friends with the Five Constraints – benevolence, righteousness, propriety, wisdom, faith?
Pianist KJ Wong plays Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute live on the piano. Characters that embody the Five Elements perform songs about the elements in Chinese and English. Arts Tech Theatre is transformed into an Arts Tech Classroom where everyone learns, plays and sings about the Five Elements! Learn the Chinese view of nature and virtue! Children and parents, do not miss this intriguing journey of the Five Elements!
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Lai Tat Tat WingBenny Woo
Ellen KongCK LiuSobi SoDavid YeungZachary Pink Yung
The theory of the Five Elements, also known as Wuxing, originated from the Book of Documents (Shang Shu) during the Warring States period. The interplay of “Yin” and “Yang” gave rise to Metal, Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth, which make up the fundamental building blocks of all things in our world. Chinese philosophers of ancient times used the Five Elements to explain the formation, relationships, and modes of operation of everything in existence.
In nature, a balanced and harmonious state is achieved through the interplay of the Five Elements, as they support and regulate one another. Likewise, humans must coexist harmoniously with nature, cherish plants and trees, refrain from polluting food, water, and soil, and strive for equilibrium between our mental and physical selves and the natural environment.
The Five Constant Virtues of “Ren” (benevolence), “Yi” (righteousness), “Li” (propriety), “Zhi” (wisdom), and “Xin” (trustworthiness) are fundamental qualities and character traits that must be followed and cultivated in order to establish oneself in society according to Chinese Confucian ethics.
“Ren” denotes kindness and compassion; “Yi” encompasses loyalty and a willingness to help others; “Li” is demonstrated through respect and courtesy towards others; “Zhi” involves the ability to discern right from wrong; and “Xin” is demonstrated through honesty and loyalty.
Would you like to discover how these five virtues correspond to the five elements and how to maintain life balance while practicing virtues? Join us on this journey!
The Magic Flute, premiered in 1791, was a piece composed in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s final year in his life. It is also the last piece of opera performed before his death; the opera was still performing in Vienna when Mozart passed away. The music of The Magic Flute is bright and lively with the story is adapted from Lulu oder die Zauberflöte in a fairy tale collection – Dschinnistan, by Christoph Martin Wieland.
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Running time approximately 70 minutes
Best for ages 6 and above
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