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Ticket Price: $220, $320, $420
Presenter: Zuni Icosahedron
Storyteller: Sylvia Chang
Pianist: Yen Chun-chieh
Director & Design: Mathias Woo
Poem Translation: Chiao Yuan-pu
Five stories of spirits. Five episodes of unrequited love. The upcoming theatre work “Spirits” combines elements of piano solo, monologues, poems, and light and shadow to re-enact the stories of spirits and love in classical music, revealing to the audience the desire and fervor for love and spirits embodied by the music. “Spirits” is adapted from “Before the Sunrise”, performed in Taiwan in 2019 by renowned actress, director, and playwright Sylvia Chang, along with the young pianist who won the Taiwan Golden Melody Award for Best Classical Performance, Yen Chun-chieh, and classical music critic, Chiao Yuan-pu. This year, a pioneer of stage technology, director Mathias Woo, will integrate new visual designs into “Before the Sunrise”, while Chang as the narrator will mesmerize the audience with her theatrical voice at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, re-presenting “Spirits”, a crossover between Taiwan and Hong Kong.
Sylvia Chang, began her acting career in the 70s in Taiwan and Hong Kong, and has acted in more than 100 films. An influential screenwriter and film director, the films she directed were not only popular in Hong Kong and Taiwan, but also internationally renowned. She received the Award for Outstanding Contribution in Arts from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 2018.
Yen Chun-chieh is one of the most distinguished pianists of his generation in Taiwan. He enjoys a vibrant career of performing across Europe, US, and Asia. Yen is currently Associate Professor at the National Taiwan Normal University and also the founder of International Maestro Piano Festival.
Chiao has written over ten books on classical music and also curated talks with the National Symphony Orchestra. He is also the host of music critics podcasts that won the Golden Bell Awards.