SerendiCity: Enoch Cheng – Remembering the Red Chamber

Xiqu Centre Tea House Theatre


An experimental performance exploring human psychology through elements of contemporary technology and Cantonese opera


The experimental performance Remembering the Red Chamber examines the complexity of human psychology through a contemporary exploration of Cantonese opera gestures and the character of Lin Daiyu, the heroine of the classic Chinese novel The Dream of the Red Chamber.


Set in an unspecified time in the future, the performance examines how Lin’s psychological states are expressed through costume, stylised water sleeve gestures and movement in a traditional xiqu performance. Remembering the Red Chamber is performed by xiqu trained actors Hong Wah and Li Pui-yan in collaboration with director and cross-disciplinary artist Enoch Cheng, and supported with elements of digital technology, motion capture, animation and 3D printing.


Remembering the Red Chamber is presented as part of SerendiCity – a media arts festival showcasing new perspectives on art, urban environments, people and technology.


Artistic Team:
Conceived and directed by Enoch Cheng
Performed by Hong Wah
Special Appearance: Li Pui-yan



Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China 25th Anniversary



Creative Tomorrow

This programme is part of "Creative Tomorrow" exclusively sponsored by
The Hong Kong Jockey Club.


Exclusive Sponsor:

The Hong Kong Jockey Club


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