ÉLAN Lost Child Project HK 2022

Master Land: The Romeo and Juliet Wars - Work in Progress

ÉLAN Lost Child Project HK 2022

Master Land: The Romeo and Juliet Wars - Work in Progress

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My Story Land: The Weight of Life

No Man Is An Island: M & M Pilot Project Screening and Sharing

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Date & Time

16 Apr - 2 Jul, 2022 16.04.2022 | 8pm - 10pm
17.04.2022 | 5pm - 7pm
02.07.2022 | 4pm - 5pm (Sharing)

Location

Online / Laundry Steps

Price

Free Registration

Programme

The Romeo and Juliet Wars - Work in Progress
Violent delights have Violent ends

Generational conflict is nothing new. In Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, the feud between the two families leads to the death of a young couple. If it happens in today's world, would it still end in tragedy? Or would it end in an even more tragic way?

The world today is full of chaos and restlessness with the breakdown of interpersonal relationships and the threat from information explosion. Can the young couple be masters of their destiny, or will they be forced to end in tragedy again? Can they rewrite their fate and change the ending? Will the world welcome the blessing of the youth or strike back ruthlessly?

Different from the original story 400 years ago,we take the archetypal figures of Romeo and Juliet to explore how family, romance and social expectations become the trigger of generational conflict. With the theme of "love, madness and death", it aims to find a way out for "youth" and cheer for "passion". In this workshop, the theatre will be a space for dialogue to discuss why we get lost towards the future from a broader and open-minded perspective.


Creative Team

Co-Directors: David Glass, Olivia Yan
Choreographer, Co-Creation and Curator: Abby Chan
Co-Creation and Curator: To Chi Sing
Devising and Performers: To Chi Sing, Kelvin Lam, Bon Tong, Zoe Chan, Abby Chan, Yiyi Zhao, Denise Kay, CAL

  • Performed in Cantonese and English with no subtitles
  • Approximately 120 minutes without intermission
  • Recommended for ages 12 and above
  • The presentation contains coarse language and may have undesirable and disturbing scenes
  • The performance will be conducted via Zoom, audience may need to download and install the required software and bear the risk
  • Tai Kwun will contact successful registrants for the performance link via email. Please provide valid email address in order to facilitate timely and effective communications. Also, please log in 15 mins prior to the performance starts
  • Programmes are subject to change without prior notice. Tai Kwun reserves the right to make the final decision regarding the arrangements
  • The events will adhere to the latest health and safety regulations and enforce social distancing measure


 
The Romeo and Juliet Wars - Work in Progress Sharing

Date: 2 July 2022
Time: 4pm - 5pm
Venue: Laundry Steps
Free Admission

Guest: yeunghatou - actress, theatre instructor and director. She was awarded as the Best Actress (Comedy/Farce) by the Hong Kong Drama Awards. She is active both on stage and screen.

Remarks:

  • Performed in Cantonese with no surtitles.
  • Seating is on first-come, first-served basis.
  • Tai Kwun reserves the right to assign seats Programmes are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Tai Kwun reserves the right to make the final decision regarding the arrangements.
  • The events will adhere to the latest health and safety regulations and enforce social distancing measures.


Promotion Video


House Programme


About “Master Land”

Launched in 2021, this project brought together theatre practitioners as well as therapists, social workers, teachers and young people to join this research and development process through a series of workshops. In the coming April, co-directors David Glass and Olivia Yan and choreographer Abby Chan will lead the professional team to create a physical devising theatre performance. This work-in-progress will be the first stage of the creation, and the production is tentatively scheduled to be performed next year so that this generational issue – which is of concern to all of us – can be shared with audiences both locally and around the world.


Biography

David Glass
Olivia Yan
Abby Chan
To Chi Sing

Co-Director

Award-winning solo performer, theatre director, writer, designer, lighting designer, filmmaker, teacher and creative thinker, David is one of the UK’s most prominent theatre directors and principal founders of the physical/visual, devised, ensemble and applied theatre movements.

In 1999, David established David Glass Ensemble and has toured productions to 32 countries. In 1997, he founded the groundbreaking Lost Child Project, working with over 10,000 street children in 22 countries. In Cambodia he wrote his five stage Creative Practice book which is now used worldwide to help organisations such as Save The Children, UNICEF, UN/ILO and numerous Universities around the world helping them to think and work more creatively.

Co-Director

Renowned multi-talented artist in the field of Asian contemporary theatre, Olivia is a leading dramaturg, director, actress and educator. With over 30 years of experience in the performing arts industry, particularly on creation, production & education, Olivia has participated in more than 50 theatre works. She is one of the most popular artists who is frequently being invited to different art festivals, exchange and coaching. Her achievements in theatre are well-recognized among the industry and the audience. She has received numerous awards including Hong Kong Arts Development Awards Artist of the Year (DRAMA) (2014) and Rising Artist Award (Drama) (2003), Asian Cultural Council scholarship (1999), Hong Kong Drama Awards Best Actress (2000 & 2005) and Best Supporting Actress (1993).

Olivia has consistently held different workshops for professionals, corporate training, team building, lectures, etc. to share her vision and experience with artists and people from different backgrounds. She is recently working with Tai Kwun and collaborates with international theatre master David Glass to create “ELAN Lost Child Project HK”. She aspires to work with the mental health of youngsters and grown-ups through the power of performing arts and story-telling, and creates hope and new directions in the arts for the future. Bad Acting, a documentary of her acting approach, was a spectacular film production she worked with Such Films HK recently. It offered charity screenings to provide young artists the opportunity to learn with masters in the industry.

In 2021, Olivia accepted the invitation from David Glass Ensemble as associated artist. She is now appointed to be Co-opted Member of Performing Arts Committee of West Kowloon & Arts Advisor (Drama) of Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

Creation, Curator, Key Performer

Abby is a professional dancer and co-artistic director of Mcmuimui Dansemble whose works are presented in many countries all over the world. She received the Lee Hysan Foundation Fellowship of Asian Cultural Council. She is also a four-time recipient of the Hong Kong Dance Award. Her recent production MMM : RE was presented by the Tai Kwun Dance Season 2019. Director and choreographer of “ No Man is an Island '' in ÉLAN Lost Child Project HK 2020.Abby is also one of the artists who participate in the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority’s “ON VIEW: Hong Kong'' dance film installation exhibition, and International Co-Lab Artist Residency program which took place in Edinburgh, Auckland and Hong Kong.

Co-Creation and Curator

One of the resident members of TS Crew, an action actor and performer.  
He has participated in many films, stage, and street performances.