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<i>Women Like Us</i> and <i>Journey to the West Rewind</i>: Attempts at Writing New Life

When representing literature in the performing arts, artists demonstrate different interpretations and expressions, while the meanings of works change with time. When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, Women Like Us and Journey to the West Rewind were deferred until the 49th Hong Kong Arts Festival....

Towards a New Language of Theatre

In a year when a previously unknown virus spread like wildfire across the globe, theatre was forced to swiftly adapt to a new reality, branching out into new formats and production means. The result has been an enrichment of theatrical language by a raft of new insights and emotional responses....

The Four Bandits Musical

Two years ago, the Hong Kong Arts Festival began commissioning local artists to create a musical about the young Sun Yat-sen. First, they brought composer Peter Kam on board, then director Eugene Ma, playwright Sunny Chan and lyricist Chris Shum joined the team, and the Yat-sen creative quartet began to take shape....

The Plague of Our Time: Contemporary Meaning in Camus’s <i>The Plague</i>

In 1947, two years after the end of World War II, Albert Camus’s second novel, La Peste (The Plague), was published in France. The story describes the devastation wrought by a fictional plague on the Algerian city of Oran. Its insights into humanity’s will to survive and the choices people make in the face of fear and death resonated with post-war readers....

Towards Full Flowering: Looking Back at a Decade of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Contemporary Dance Series

Mature works of art go through a long process of nurturing: absorbing and accumulating nutrients over time, gradually developing before coming into full bloom. The first edition of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Contemporary Dance Series (CDS) was presented at the 40th Hong Kong Arts Festival in 2012, and this year marks its tenth edition....