Jockey Club Local Creative Talents Series
Journey to the West Rewind / Women Like Us
Opera / Music Theatre
6-8 Mar 2020
Jockey Club Local Creative Talents Series
Journey to the West Rewind / Women Like Us
Opera / Music Theatre
6-8 Mar 2020
Jockey Club Local Creative Talents Series
Journey to the West Rewind / Women Like Us
Opera / Music Theatre
6-8 Mar 2020

Jockey Club Local Creative Talents Series – Journey to the West Rewind / Women Like Us 

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Two disruptions of classic formats, two bold subversions of the “happily-ever-after”: one groundbreaking double bill.

Music Theatre Journey to the West Rewind

Journey to the West Rewind is an audacious reinvestigation of the Cantonese opera art form and the eponymous literary classic. Having traversed thousands of miles of dangerous terrain, Tang Sanzang and his disciples at last complete their perilous pilgrimage to obtain the sacred Buddhist texts. But at journey’s end, they find the Book of Heaven is blank. By taking us back to the saga’s climactic moment of enlightenment, Journey to the West Rewind asks us how we can carry on when things don’t turn out as we expected and we find ourselves right back at the start.

Chamber Opera Women Like Us

The Cantonese-language chamber opera Women Like Us is a singing tribute to the literary grand dame Xi Xi and the two protagonists of her beloved short stories A Girl Like Me and The Cold. One is a mortuary cosmetologist living in the bleak world of the dead; the other, a social worker trapped in a lifeless marriage to appease her family. Soprano Louise Kwong and mezzo-soprano Samantha Chong take the libretto to soaring heights, spinning a tale of two women finding the courage to not only face the cold shadows of loneliness, but walk towards the radiance of solitude, embracing the unknown.

Approx 2 hrs 10 mins incl one interval
Performed in Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles
New Works

Journey to the West Rewind

Script / Music
Kong Chun-kit

Director
Ata Wong

Cast / Ensemble
Kong Chun-kit
Chan Chi-kong
Kenji Lo
KC Lee
Tanya Fong
Chen Zhiwei
Chen Yun

Lighting Design
Billy Chan

Costumes Design
Stephen Fan

Women Like Us

Original Stories
Xi Xi

Composer
Daniel Lo

Librettist
Wong Yi

Director
Olivia Yan

Conductor
Perry So

Cast
Louise Kwong
Samantha Chong
Kenix Tsang
Dominique Chan
Frankie Liu
Caleb Woo
Lam Kwok-ho

Répétiteur
Nina Yip

Ensemble
Hong Kong New Music Ensemble

Lighting Design
Billy Chan

Set Design
Moon Yip

Costumes Design
Kay Wong
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Two disruptions of classic formats, two bold subversions of the “happily-ever-after”: one groundbreaking double bill.

Music Theatre Journey to the West Rewind

Journey to the West Rewind is an audacious reinvestigation of the Cantonese opera art form and the eponymous literary classic. Having traversed thousands of miles of dangerous terrain, Tang Sanzang and his disciples at last complete their perilous pilgrimage to obtain the sacred Buddhist texts. But at journey’s end, they find the Book of Heaven is blank. By taking us back to the saga’s climactic moment of enlightenment, Journey to the West Rewind asks us how we can carry on when things don’t turn out as we expected and we find ourselves right back at the start.

Chamber Opera Women Like Us

The Cantonese-language chamber opera Women Like Us is a singing tribute to the literary grand dame Xi Xi and the two protagonists of her beloved short stories A Girl Like Me and The Cold. One is a mortuary cosmetologist living in the bleak world of the dead; the other, a social worker trapped in a lifeless marriage to appease her family. Soprano Louise Kwong and mezzo-soprano Samantha Chong take the libretto to soaring heights, spinning a tale of two women finding the courage to not only face the cold shadows of loneliness, but walk towards the radiance of solitude, embracing the unknown.

Approx 2 hrs 10 mins incl one interval
Performed in Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles
New Works
Cast and Production

Journey to the West Rewind

Script / Music
Kong Chun-kit

Director
Ata Wong

Cast / Ensemble
Kong Chun-kit
Chan Chi-kong
Kenji Lo
KC Lee
Tanya Fong
Chen Zhiwei
Chen Yun

Lighting Design
Billy Chan

Costumes Design
Stephen Fan

Women Like Us

Original Stories
Xi Xi

Composer
Daniel Lo

Librettist
Wong Yi

Director
Olivia Yan

Conductor
Perry So

Cast
Louise Kwong
Samantha Chong
Kenix Tsang
Dominique Chan
Frankie Liu
Caleb Woo
Lam Kwok-ho

Répétiteur
Nina Yip

Ensemble
Hong Kong New Music Ensemble

Lighting Design
Billy Chan

Set Design
Moon Yip

Costumes Design
Kay Wong