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Artistic Director Sun Kim-long on <i>Praying to the Moon</i>

Over the years, The Moon Pavilion has been adapted into various regional styles, but Tong Tik-sang’s Praying to the Moon has never been performed in full since its 1958 debut. After this more than 60-year gap, Sun Kim-long (Tin Gor) brings audiences an authentic taste of the original with this full-length production of Praying to the Moon....

Zen Scriptures and Dismal Duets <br>New Symbolism in Yip Siu-tak’s adaptation of <i>A Thorn Hairpin</i>

The titular hairpin of the nanxi classic A Thorn Hairpin symbolises fidelity amidst poverty, a major theme of the story. Although a young, wealthy man proposes marriage to the leading lady with a golden hairpin, a poor scholar wins her heart with a thorn one....

Artists in the Time of Social Distancing: Terri Lyne Carrington

1. How would you describe your daily life in the time of self-isolation? My daily life has been busier in self-isolation than it was before. I have more meetings and correspondences, and the projects that I’m working on take up more time, so it’s challenging and sometimes stressful. ...

Artists in the Time of Social Distancing: Rudresh Mahanthappa

1. How would you describe your daily life in the time of self-isolation? I think that the word "unbalanced" sums it up. My kids are quite young: 7 1/2 and almost 4. In many ways, it has been amazing to spend this much time with them. However, I have had little time to do anything else, including making or even thinking about music. There is hardly ever a moment of silence in our household outside ...

Sibelius and <i>Kullervo</i>

"I would not wish to tell a lie in art …… But I think I am now on the right path. I now grasp those Finnish, purely Finnish tendencies in music less realistically but more truthfully than before", says Sibelius in regard to Kullervo. This epic piece precipitates his new, modern Finnish style in ways that were to inform the rest of his career....