Here’s what’s happening at Huayi –Chinese Festival of the Arts 2017 from 3-12 Feb. We like how there’s something for everyone!
By MELANIE LEE
Published on 2 February 2017
By MELANIE LEE
Watch well-loved Hong Kong actors such as Anthony Wong and Candice Yu in a madcap Cantonese adaptation of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy A Midsummer’s Night Dream. Or if you prefer something more mellow, there’s Stan Lai’s Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land, a 30th anniversary production of this classic love story featuring popular Taiwan personalities.
Huayi’s in::music series showcases inspiring Chinese indie musicians performing their original compositions. Cute and quirky PiA shares her musical takes on everyday life, while Eli Hsieh gets pensive about the lonely struggles of growing up. Local sweetheart turned regional pop star Kelly Poon also performs her originals while sharing personal anecdotes from her music career.
How about a play that tries not to be a play? With Offending the Audience, award-winning director Liu Xiaoyi does experimental theatre with four nameless performers, in a space without boundaries. There’s also China Music House, a jazz quartet that fuses pingtan, an ancient Chinese storytelling form with modern jazz elements and multimedia visuals to create an unforgettable musical experience.
It’s truly Child’s Play with Danny Yeo and 3 Pumpkins Projects as they take children (ages 7-10) through an immersive and interactive Chinese New Year adventure. Or if you’d like to get crafty with your child, there’s a FANtastic Fun! Workshop for children (ages 6-9) and parents to make beautiful handmade fans.