There is no future no past
Your first love won’t be your last
First love don’t last oh no it won’t last
But it’s worthwhile remembering when
—-〈First Love〉 Danny Chan
As Danny Chan’s best-known songs, Ripples, Dating with Danny, Sunrise and First Love, break the silence in the dark Grand Theatre, the audience soon gets carried away by the live band’s music. Sunshine, raincoat, dragonfly, ripples… The Lyrics carry thoughts and minds away to a Hong Kong of bygone years that was once deeply romantic.
What is romance? Is it the same as love? Is it equated with the Romantic Movement that took hold of Europe and influenced philosophy, literature, music, art and creativity in the 19th century? Danny has his sorrow, his politeness, beauty, talent, melancholy, inspiring the indie band Gayamyan and their unlimited stage. Back to romance, but not confined to the Romantic Movement attributes of individuality, imagination, innocence and fervour, but also back to the Hong Kong romantic classics of the 1980s and 1990s – from the Job Hunter On Trial to an Autumn’s Tale. Revisit Hong Kong’s romantic past through Gayamyan’s modern interpretation.
*This programme supports the “2020/21 Arts Experience Scheme for Senior Secondary Students” presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department