The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) are bringing highly acclaimed Hong Kong play Dust and Dawn to London. On at RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) on 16 and 22 June. This production blends Western physical theatre with breath-taking landscapes based on Cantonese Opera Aesthetics – a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage in Southern China.
Written by multiple best script award winner POON Wai-sum, Dean of Drama at HKAPA, Dust and Dawn is set in the turbulent times of ancient China under the brutal Mongol rule (~1300s). Lin Nanfeng, leader of a rebel force, finds himself embroiled not only in ongoing battles, but also in complex relationships with a devoted Mongol princess, an adorable Japanese girl, and a Chinese admirer. Where could he find love and peace amongst this endless conflict and chaos?
Directed and choreographed by HKAPA Lecturer in Acting Tony Wong, Dust and Dawn brings to audiences a rich artistic experience drawing on the unique sound world of Cantonese Operatic singing, acting and acrobatics, alongside elements of contemporary stagecraft.
The Royal Court Theatre will run three groups – one starting in August, one starting in October, and another starting in January 2020. Each group runs for eight weeks with each session lasting 2 hours and generally starting at either 6.30pm or 7pm, usually on a Monday or Tuesday evening at the Royal Court.
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