Back to the Catastrophic Typhoon of 1874 – Soundscape Theatre

Lam Teng Teng × Inaciso Chan

28-30/4|Friday to Sunday|20:00     Old Court Building, 2nd floor    

I listen, therefore I see. One can see elements in life in a different way through sounds. Popular in the West and gaining attentions in Asia in recent years, soundscape theatre sheds “lights” on the release of your audio senses. Especially commissioned by this Festival, director Lam Teng Teng adapts The Day of the Catastrophic Typhoon of 1874,a novel by Inaciso Chan which has been awarded the Merit Prize at the 10th Macao Literature Competition , into a soundscape theatre piece, bringing an exhilarating brand-new theatre experience to the audience.

Back to the Catastrophic Typhoon of 1874 tells a story of the intertwined relationship among the local country lords, the ordinary people and the governing Portuguese authority in Taipa back in 1874. An abrupt typhoon hits Macao, claiming one third of the lives in Taipa. Everything and everyone has to start all over when the typhoon subsides. The production re-creates the sounds of everyday life in a real-life space and gives a glimpse of the past from a modern perspective. The replication of Taipa in the 1870s is designed to enable the audience to re-live the life back then and explore their own imaginative space.

Duration: approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes, no interval
Performed in Cantonese, with  surtitles in Chinese and English
Not suitable for audiences under 13 years of age (contains coarse language)

Original Text: Inaciso Chan
Director: Lam Teng Teng
Adaptation: Claus Poon (Hong Kong)
Space Design: Lam Ka Pik
Lighting Design: Tou Kuok Hong
Performers: Wong Pak Hou, Perry Fok, Ho Chi Fong and Lam Ka Pik
Producer: Kevin Chio