SPOTLIGHT: A Season of Performing Arts

The Inner Études

SPOTLIGHT: A Season of Performing Arts

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The Inner Études

Date & Time

7 - 17 Oct, 2021 07 – 10, 12-17.10.2021│7pm & 9pm

Location

Site-wide

Price

$300

General

Rock as Companion and Ally: The Whispering Tale Beside The Wall
Site-Specific Immersive Theatre The Inner Études

Hundreds of million years ago somewhere in the Northern hemisphere, the earth shook violently.  Ashes and smoke billowed and shot through the sky while lava snaked through the lands. When all is calm, a piece of land hard as granite came into existence. A metropolis is miraculously built upon this steep terrain—Hong Kong. These granites, dotted with black dots, continue to be a symbol of strength and endurance used in roads and buildings all over this city while silently guarding people in their daily lives.    

Presented by the creative team behind the highlight programme Property Guide at Lou Kau Mansion in the 2021 Macao Arts Festival, The Inner Études is a rock-themed immersive theatre inspired by the Victoria Prison and the geological history of Hong Kong rocks. Wearing headsets, the audience ventures into the century-old prison built with granite and connects with the emotions and experiences of those imprisoned a century ago by being immersed in a collage of projections, lighting, soundscape and performance.

Creative Team
Curated and Produced by: Vividly 
Director and Playwright: Lei Pui Weng, Lee Shuk Man
Associate Director and Project Coordination: Amy Chan
Research: Amy Chan, Lee Shuk Man
Concept and Performance Adviser: Chan Chu Hei 
Performer: Yuen Che Hung (Uncle Hung Jai), Yau Chung Wai, Lai Chai Ming, Chan Wing Shuen
Multimedia Design: Lei Pui Weng
Scenography and Costume Design: Bill Cheung
Lighting Design: Akimoto Chan, Chan So Yi
Sound Design: Ellison Lau
Recording engineering: Ellison Lau, Law Chun Him
Production and Stage Management: Eva Chau

Remarks
●    Performance lasts for around 60 minutes in Cantonese with no surtitles
●    Recommended for ages 12 and above
●    Audience is advised to arrive 15 mins before the show starts; No latecomers will be admitted
●    Audience is required to walk around various locations. Please assess your physical condition if it is suitable for participation
●    Comfortable clothing is recommended
●    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


Exhibition

The Inner Etudes Exhibition
Date: 08-17.10.2021
Time: 12pm – 5pm
Venue: F Hall Studio
Free admission


Ticketing

Tickets | $300

Tickets available at art-mate.net now

Discounts (Limited Quotas)
• 40% off for full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, and people with disabilities and the minders
• 15% off for Tai Kwun Fans with valid discount code
• 10% off for Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association members with valid discount code
• 10% off for CCDC Dance Inspirations members with valid discount code

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About Vividly

Vividly is an arts group that aims at popularizing history to the public. Focusing on redesigning specific historical sites through multimedia, including sounds, projections and performances, etc., the team transforms materials into moving stories and site-specific experience to ignite audiences’ reflections about identities and their relation to the history of the city. The team created Property Guide at Lou Kau Mansion, a site-specific performance debuted in the 2020 Macau City Fringe. With acclaimed response, the performance was invited to be restaged at the Macao Arts Festival in 2021.

Members of Vividly are from different disciplines and creative practices, including multimedia and visual arts, research and curation of learning programmes. The team believes that diversified layers of interpreting history can be achieved through cross-disciplinary collaboration.


Biography

Yuen Che Hung
Lai Chai Ming
Chan Wing Shuen
Yau Chung Wai

Performer

Yuen Che Hung, Uncle Hung Jai, storyteller who also writes poetry. He founded “No Hurry Story Workshop” in 1994 and since then he becomes a craftsman of imagined realities. In the early years he mostly visited pre-school institutions, growing up with kids, teachers and parents to stay childlike.In recent years, he hits the road with collaborators of diverse age, social background and psychological dispositions. Under new circumstances with unknowns, these wanderings encounter new risks as well as freedom.

Besides collaborating with educational institutions, Uncle Hung Jai has worked with local arts companies including Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Rooftop Institute, Fantasy Puppet Theatre, Hong Kong Literature House, Hong Kong Centre for Community Cultural Development, Project 21st Requiem in Tai Kwun, etc. to explore different cultural collaborations in the form of performance, education and text creation.

He has also published picture books, story collections, poetry and essays on education.

Performer

Lai graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2016, majoring in Acting. He is now a full-time actor in Theatre Horizon. His recent performances include The Falsetto Girls, 2042 Journey to World Nostalgia, Requiem, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Peer Gynt, Les Justes de Camus, Faustus Beyond the Horizon, The Black and Blue of a Man (North-East Village Edition) by Theatre Horizon, and White Blaze of the Morning by Hong Kong Repertory Theatre. 

His performances in school productions included A Midsummer Night's Dream, A Streetcar Named Desire, Wilderness and The Blue Bird, where he was awarded “Outstanding Actor” for this performance.

Performer

Shuen is a little boat. 

She graduated from the School of Drama, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, majoring in Acting. 

Shuen is currently a freelance theatre practitioner and has worked with different theatre companies and associations. She loves diving deep with every character in all imaginary world of stories, hoping to refresh her true self.

Shuen was nominated “Outstanding Actress” by Hong Kong Theatre Libre in The Path Together (1st. Run). In 2018, Shuen was awarded “Best Leading Actress” by the 10th Hong Kong Theatre Libre. Her other works include 2021 Who Kill the Elephant and Pool (no water) by Onandon Theatre; Peer Gynt, and The Black and the Blue of a Man (North-east Village Edition) by Theatre Horizon; Roads to Chicken Pie by Hong Kong Repertory Theatre; The Furies Variations by Rooftop Production; and The Story of Leaping Fish by Wedraman. Her school productions include The Blue Bird and The House of Bernarda.

Performer
Winner of the Best Actor in the 22nd Hong Kong Drama Awards (Comedy/Farce), Yau Chung Wai is regarded as one of the most prominent actors in Hong Kong. Besides being a freelance actor, theatre instructor and a member of the music group, “Da air refresher”, Yau Chung Wai has founded The LOL Drama Workshop, dedicated to offering themed performance training programs for stage, film and TV practitioners.

Recently, he has been nominated for Best Actor (Tragedy/serious drama) at the Hong Kong Dramas Awards and awarded as Best Actor of International Association of Theatre Critics (Hong Kong). Yau graduated from the School of Drama, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree, majoring in acting.