Lighting up pieces of life in the rotated landscape.
“This play is undoubtedly simple, unadorned, precise yet not incisive, fragmented yet not trivial.” – Hao Ni Er, art critic
Kaléidoscope, different from narrative theatre, presents interconnected life moments on stage through music, lighting, space and performers’ breathing rhythms. With visualised scene changes, “dreamers” wander between the real and virtual worlds. A light and shadow game prompts audiences to reflect on their own experiences while evoking resonance.
A joint production by Hiu Kok Theatre Association and The Funny Old Tree Theatre Ensemble from Macao, Performosa Theatre from Taiwan, ACX Productions and Eutopia Theatre from Malaysia, Kaléidoscope is directed by Shaghayegh Beheshti, a core member of world-renowned Théâtre du Soleil, and collaborated with performers from different parts of Asia. They spent three years on the creation, attempting to put freely flowing fragmental memories into a kaleidoscope, and present the transient moments in life with light, shadow and hope.
Duration: Approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, including one interval
Performed in Mandarin, partially with surtitles in Chinese and English
Post-show Talk on 2 June
Director: Shaghayegh Beheshti
Executive Producers: Hui Koc Kun and Hung Pei-Chin
Performers: Wong Pak Hou, Ieong Pan, Chan Chi Pan, Un Iat Hou, Ho Kam Fai, Lao Nga Man, Olivia Chen, Lai Pei-Xia, Hung Chit Wah, Ophelia He, Amelia Tan, Eugene Ng, Huang Da-Yoong, Chen Po-Ting, Liu Chia-Chi, Chang Min-Chun, Maggie Fang and Ryan Liu