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Date & Time

28 Jan - 30 Jun, 2022

Location

Online

Price

Free of charge

Overview

Cabaret Singing to the Tune of Hong Kong’s “Crazy Rich Culcha”

“Where are you from? Where are you REALLY from?”

This trivial bit of information seems to be useful only while filling in application forms. However, what else does our place of ancestry represent? Other than a few choice slangs, Hong Kong people are all but detached from the dialects spoken fluently among the older generations. The multi-talented trio Yuri Ng, Anna Lo and Rick Lau have co-created the cabaret LauZone in “SPOTLIGHT: A Season of Performing Arts” in 2021, singing tribute to the lives and memories of the melting pot known as Hong Kong as well as our roots and inherited legacy.

Through the music videos with three melodic songs selected from the production: True Bias, One Way Ticket and Men are Birds, Birds are Men, the trio continue to examine this city’s bittersweet relationship with music and dialects.


“True Bias”

Music, arrangement and producer: Anna Lo
Lyrics: Leung Pak Kin
Cast: Rick Lau, Anna Lo
Musicians: Wilson Lam, Rebecca Li, Antonio Serrano Jr., Victor Tsang, Wong Tak Chung
Movement coac: Yuri Ng ^
Director: Poon Chi Hung
Videographer: Poon Chi Hung, Richie Fowler
Editor: Lo Yan Chi
Production assistant: Chui Chi Shek, Wong Chui Wa
Makeup and hair: Jadeson Fu, Lee Chui Kwan
Recording: Arrow Production Limited
Mixing: Jonathan Lam
Producers: Wingo Chan, Wu Yuet Yung
Administrators: Georgina Lo, Elaine Wong
Acknowledgement: LIMELIGHT Costume services limited

^ By kind permission of the City Contemporary Dance Company

“One Way Ticket”

Music, arrangement and producer: Anna Lo
Lyrics: Chris Shum
Cast: Rick Lau, Anna Lo
Musicians: Wilson Lam, Rebecca Li, Antonio Serrano Jr., Victor Tsang, Wong Tak Chung
Director: Poon Chi Hung
Videographers: Richie Fowler, Chao Tzu Hao
Editor: Lo Yan Chi
Live-recording and mixing: Candog Ha, Chow Tak Hei
Production assistant: Chui Chi Shek, Wong Chui Wa
Makeup and hair: Jadeson Fu
Recording: Arrow Production Limited
Mixing: Jonathan Lam
Producers: Wingo Chan, Wu Yuet Yung
Administrators: Georgina Lo, Elaine Wong

“Men are Birds, Birds are Men”

Music, arrangement and producer: Anna Lo
Lyrics: Rick Lau
Cast: Rick Lau, Ally Chiu
Musicians: Wilson Lam, Rebecca Li, Antonio Serrano Jr., Victor Tsang, Wong Tak Chung
Director and videographer: Poon Chi Hung
Editor: Lo Yan Chi
Production assistant: Chui Chi Shek
Makeup and hair: Jadeson Fu
Recording: Arrow Production Limited
Mixing: Jonathan Lam
Producers: Wingo Chan, Wu Yuet Yung
Administrators: Georgina Lo, Elaine Wong
Venue support: Apollo Music


Anna Lo
Rick Lau
Yuri Ng

Music, arrangement, producer and cast

Anna Lo is a composer, songwriter, arranger, pianist, conductor and an a cappella artist. She graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Berklee College of Music, majoring in linguistics and music. While she grew up in the Central and Western District of Hong Kong, her parents are from Zhongshan and Ningbo. Her favourite dishes from hometown are Shanghai rice cakes and braised gluten. The unique tradition of her family is to switch on all the lights at home when the clock strikes twelve on the eve of Chinese New Year. Anna has never been to her hometown.

She remembers these phrases in Shanghainese:
1. 啥物事 (What’s the matter?)
2. 阿拉弗要 (I don’t want it.)

Lyrics and cast

Rick Lau graduated from National Institute of Dramatic Art, Australia, majoring in Music Theatre. He is a son of Teochew descent and grew up in Lower Ngau Tau Kok Estate, Hong Kong. His favourite dishes from hometown are marinated duck and mashed taro. The unique tradition of his family is to seek advice from Wong Tai Sin (a Chinese Deity) for every matter, from business to immigration and even romance. Although Rick has never been to his hometown, his family keeps a habit of sending cash and goods back before Lunar New Year.

He remembers these phrases in Teochew dialect:
Paa3 Saa3 Nei4- Ngaa4 Si4 (nonsense), Dam3 Baai2 Zi3 (idiot)

Movement coach

Yuri Ng is an established choreographer in Hong Kong. Growing up in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, his parents are from Taishan and Shiqi. His favourite dish from hometown is steamed pork belly with shrimp paste. He has only been to his hometown once when he was young.

He remembers this phrase in Taishan dialect: hoi san lou ng