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Edward Lam returns to the Chinese classic novel The Dream of the Red Chamber with new ideas for "solo" performances

Enjoy 20% early bird discount by purchasing tickets from 1 to 21 June 2021.

Who am I? Who do I think I am? What does it mean to be human?

Renowned theatre director Edward Lam and choreographer Yuri Ng collaborate to explore questions of identity and existence in a physical-theatre re-interpretation of The Dream of the Red Chamber, considered one of Chinese literature’s four great classic novels.

Continuing Lam’s longstanding fascination with the novel, this retelling focuses on Jia Baoyu, the rebellious adolescent male heir of a powerful family, and his struggles to find his place and purpose in life.

Tailored for COVID times, this production features Yuri Ng and actor Wang Hungyuan performing simultaneously, but only one is onstage at Freespace. In an exciting experiment with the possibilities of streaming technology, audiences will always see both actors.

Language:
Performed in Cantonese and Mandarin with Chinese and English surtitles

Artistic Team:
Director: Edward Lam
Guest Appearance: Yuri Ng*
Performer: Wang Hungyuan

*Appearance by kind permission of City Contemporary Dance Company

Date:
3–5, 10–12 September 2021 (Friday–Sunday)

Time:
3–4, 10–11 September 2021 (Friday–Saturday): 8:00pm
5, 12 September 2021 (Sunday): 3:00pm
Duration to be announced

Venue:
The Box, Freespace,
Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District (Getting to Freespace)

Tickets:
$380

Early Bird Discount:
20% off tickets purchased from 1 June 2021 10:00am to 21 June 2021.
Early Bird discount cannot be applied to concessions or any other promotional offers.

Concessions:
Half price for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and a companion, Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients and full-time students. Ticket holders must present proof of eligibility on admission.

Remarks:

  • In line with the latest government regulations and in the interests of community health, the seating capacity is currently operating at reduced levels which may affect the admission and seating arrangement. Please check back for event announcements and updates.
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Ticketing Enquiries:
(852) 2200 0022, ticketinfo@wkcda.hk

Adverse Weather Arrangements:
If a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is in force three hours before the start of the event, the event will be cancelled.

Co-presented and co-produced by:
Freespace and Edward Lam Dance Theatre

Edward Lam Dance TheatreEarly Bird Discount: 20% off tickets purchased from 1 June 2021 10:00am to 21 June 2021
Details of general booking will be announced later.

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