Fallen (Re-run)

Born in Hong Kong, Shou Son CHOW was chosen to be part of the Chinese Educational Mission at a very young age. He then spent almost a decade in the United States, a place that is a thousand mile away from home. Just when he was admitted to Columbia University, the Chinese government called back all students aboard. He had to depart immediately after the very last baseball match in the United States, back to that foreign and distant place called home.

 

Fallen reconstructs Chow’s 7 years in the United States, meanwhile explores how an established man struggled to stay gold.

 

12-14 Apr, 2019

 

Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall

A Many Splendoured Thing 

Afternoon

Going to the Prison Yard of Tai Kwun

To retrospect lunch time at school

Classmates are reading novels

They imagine themselves being protagonists

Playground becomes the darkroom of memory

Reflect all illusions

Only Love is real

 

21 Nov 2018 to 10 Feb 2019 

Tai Kwun Prison Yard

Creative & Production Team

"Aquamarine" Showcase

Performance text adapted by Louis Ho’s “Me and You and a Dog Named Boo”. 

"Scientist says that humans have strengthened their relationship with tears and united us to get the greatest possible survival."

In a journey, Ah Yat thinks about himself at the age of 18 in 2003, about his friendship with Wing, his love with Ding, and his father who had just passed away.


30 Jan 2019

 

McAulay Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre

Creative & Production Team

Twilight series 

In the twilight of July, one night of two exquisite works "Playing with Xixi" and "Hoichi the Earless", experience and feel different stories in the subtle that touch your heart.


12-15 July 2018

 

Studio Theatre, HK Cultural Centre

Hoichi the Earless

A monk tells the tale of a blind musician being haunted.

 

Hoichi is a blind lute musician living in a temple.

One night while the abbot was out, a samurai come to invite Hoichi to play for his master.

 

The abbot is skeptical about Hoichi’s going out every night, so he sends a monk to tail her.

A secret is then unveiled.

 

Adapted from Kwaidan –Hoichi the Earless by Koizumi Yakumo, this is an aesthetic exploration integrating Nanguan music*, storytelling, movement and space. Audience then go deep into their own vulnerability.

 

17-18 Dec, 2017

 

Theatre Ronin

Fallen

 

Born in Hong Kong, Shou Son CHOW was chosen to be part of the Chinese Educational Mission at a very young age. He then spent almost a decade in the United States, a place that is a thousand mile away from home. Just when he was admitted to Columbia University, the Chinese government called back all students aboard. He had to depart immediately after the very last baseball match in the United States, back to that foreign and distant place called home.

 

Fallen reconstructs Chow’s 7 years in the United States, meanwhile explores how an established man struggled to stay gold.

 

1-3 Dec, 2017

 

Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall

 

 

 

Playing with Xi Xi


Theatre Ronin creates theatre performance from Hong Kong renowed writer Xi Xi’s work again after A Girl Like me, the performance idea is created from four texts of Mourn Over the Breasts and Poetry Collection of Xi Xi, which will be focus on three identities: Female, Patient and Teacher in search for their common values and develop to immersive imagery theatre, and audience will experience Xi Xi's fascinating words at short range.

​19-20 Sep, 2017

Theatre Ronin

 

Review (Taipei Performance)

Forget him/her/it

 

Theatre Ronin was invited by M+ to do a pop-up stage reading performances during the exhibition 《Ambiguously Yours》Gender in Hong Kong Popular Culture, namely 《Forget him/her/it 》.

 

The performance “Forget him / her / it” is an interactive improvised performance in response to the exhibition. Performers use everyday items of clothing and objects to illustrate the dual-gender character of their bodies. He/She/They walk among the exhibits and turn the exhibition space into a private room, allowing the audience to voyeuristically experience the sense of “ambiguity”.

 

April-May, 2017

 

M+ Pavilion 

 

Details

 

Play-reading : Orlando’s Lovers

 

Emerging playwright Wu Tianlin’s creation, directed by Alex Tam Hung Man. The work is inspired by Virginia Woolf’s Orlando.

 

The first reading last year was unforgettable. This year, the play reading will be conducted à la environmental theatre to give audience an even more memorable experience.

 

3-6 Mar, 2017

Theatre Ronin

 

Bear-Men

The performance begins from Notes on Sewing Bears. Performers transform to different “me” and go back to a white room, roar with music and dance with senseless boredom. In the myriad of image, young bodies reflect how we evolve from predicaments. The echo of life that has never stopped sounding in our solitude is heard.  

 

6-8 Jan, 2017

Theatre, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre

Review

Nature  by Dung Kai-Androgynyby Theatre Ronin - Adapted from cheung

 

 

Contrastive imageries and concepts taken from Androgyny – body and limbs, male and female, ying and yang, animals and plants, rural and urban – are interwoven to present as a dance music theatre through a dialogue between drama and dance.

 

9-11 Sep 2016 

 

Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

 

Video

 

Review

Selected Song

 

2016 International Arts Carnival - "Legend of the Sky: Ki Ki & the Eternal Flame"

Ki Ki who loves nature and slow living came to Rainbow City with Pink Dog. After the opening of the Incinerator Park, the gigantic incinerator has changed into a Rainbow Monster. The Pink Dog, in order to protect the city, transforms himself and takes on a fight against Rainbow Monster in a decisive battle. Combining multimedia images and real-time photographing, puppetry and original music, this theatrical production will be loved by the whole family.

 

29-31 July 2016 

 

Theatre, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre

 

Theatre Ronin x lake view sun room - Reflector: OS1

 

 

Borrowing the thoughts of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to reflect on the present Hong Kong where countless interchanges of sounds and images are speeding through the optic fibers –  are the heart and spirit of people making seamless connection? The audience will experience together the lonesome of individual in a narrow space.

 

30 June - 4 July 2016

 

Theatre Ronin

 

 

Play-reading: Orlando’s Lovers

 

Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s Orlando, this work created by fledgling playwright Wu Tian Lin and directed by Alex Tam is presented in the form of play reading.

 

10 April 2016 

Theatre Ronin

 

Once Upon A Time

 

 

Centered on the 1984 song album "The Root of Love", this theatrical piece is a response to an era. Vivid memories of love affairs that might be forgotten are re-shaped through a dialogue of the lyrics

 

22-24 Jan 2016 

 

Multi-media Theatre, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity 

 

 

Sentimental K - Adapted from Hong Kong Trilogy by Chan Koon-chung

 

 

A re-work of the three short novels in Chan Koon-chung’s Hong Kong Trilogy through a creative collage of “exotic” sounds, movement, and theatre entwined in texts, music, acoustics, dance and video images etc. The amazing mix endeavours to reflect on one’s self here-and-now by venturing into the past history of one’s own city. 

 

25-27 Sept 2015 

 

Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

 

Synopsis

Video

Review

 

Stories of Object: Landscape of The CITY from post 80sa crossover experience of theatre and literature

 

Stories of Object: Landscape of The CITY from post 80s is a creative collaboration of four authors, resulted from numerous exchanges with the Artistic Director of Theatre Ronin and experts in various art and stage genres (literary works, visual effects, lighting and sounds). The work combines literary texts, play reading and different theatrical elements to create a unique experience for the audience to peep into the mental world of the authors and to share their visual landscapes of our city.

 

23-26 March 2015 

 

Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre

 

 

 

Promotional Video

Sew & Soul

 

 

“Sew & Soul” was adapted from the novel of the same name by Hon Lai-chu. Theatre Ronin presented the fictional world with a variety of theatrical means, reflecting both the sad and ludicrous sides of the real world. After our cities are sewn together, how far away is the world where people are sewn together?

 

9-11 May 2014 

 

Theatre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre

 

 

Video

Memorandum: 10 years. Han. Xiao 

 

 

“Memorandum: 10 years. Han. Xiao” was based on seven short stories by Hon Lai-chu, Dorothy Tse and Lee Wai-yee. Through words the sceneries of the city in the past ten years were constructed; and through Theatre Ronin’s touken a literary music theatre performance embroidered.

 

23-26 Jan 2014

 

Cultural Activities Hall, Tsuen Wan Town Hall 

 

Promotional Video

 

 

2013 International Arts Carnival –"Legend of the Ocean: La La & the Litter Castle"

 

 

Can one understand the true meaning of happiness in a city of materialism and consumerism?   “Legend of the Ocean: La La & the Litter Castle” employs the art of puppetry and is a multi-media theatre piece suitable for the family.

 

18-21 July 2013

 

Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre

 

 

Video

P.E. Period 2.0 -

Literary Music Theatre 

 

“P.E. Period 2.0” is a Literary Music Theatre piece about two young girls’ struggles in life, exemplified by the violence and tenderness of youth, in a wasteland-like city.

 

Adapted from Dung Kai-cheung’s novel “P.E. Period”

 

15-17 March 2013

 

Multi-media Theatre, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity 

 

P.E. Period 2.0 Song 1

 

P.E. Period 2.0 Song 2

 

My P.E. Period 

 

 

Inspired by Dung Kai-cheung’s novel “P.E. Period”, “My P.E. Period” explores the motif of “youth” by a wide-range kinds of performances, including (but not limited by) reading, singing, calligraphy, typing, painting, role-playing, objects manipulation, humming, etc...

 

17-18 Nov 2012

 

Theatre Horizon

 

 

 

 

Searching for Da Vinci

 

 

Taking off from the life and paintings of Leonardo da Vinci, the play tries to depict different facets of the Renaissance genius’ creative world, and pinpointing a mentality that people in the modern world lacks (or should have). 

 

23-26 Feb 2012

 

Multi-Media Theatre, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity

 

 

Promotional Video

 

 

True man show in showroom

(Re-run)

 

First time to crossover with Eric Tang.

 

While living in a haunted showroom, Chan Yiu-tak decides to safeguard “something” that a guest left behind. One day, an accident traps everyone in the showroom. The female ghost appears again while each trapped character tries to figure out their own destiny...

 

14-24 July 2011

 

Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre

 

 

The Mariana Trench since 1960s

 

A revised version based on The Mariana Trench produced in 2006.

 

The shows the life condition and inner world of a Ma-jie (maid-servant), a profession unique to Hong Kong in the past. It is Theatre Ronin’s endeavor to manifest humanism in art, and a reflection on the emptiness of the contemporary soul. 

 

7-17 April 2011

 

McAulay Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre

 

 

Cao Yu Drama Festival –

The Blackbox Cao Yu "Wilderness of Soul"

 

Adapted from Cao Yu’s “Wilderness”, this piece attempts to find the true meaning of “wilderness” in the mind of Chinese’s most renowned modern playwright, by pushing the limits in situations where people try to break from extreme plight, with the intensive use of soliloquy.

 

2-5 Dec 2010

 

Y-Theatre, Youth Square

 

Landscape in the Mist 

 

Leung Tai-Kwai is a seaman. 15 years ago, he left Shau Ke Wan, a place where he lived and worked. In a foggy March morning, he returns. Amongst the fog, the past parades itself before his eyes. This is a performance of actors, shadow puppets and rod puppets.

 

Adapted from Shu Hong-sing’s short novel, “The Fog”.
 

 

30 Sept - 3 Oct 2010

 

Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre

Video

 

 

To Be Continued… 

 

 

Li Xianglan, a legend almost forgotten, had a life that shares the fate of our city - one that was glamourous but suffocating. The legend then becomes a myth. Everything begins with a little white flower on the wall... 

 

27 Feb - 1 March 2009

 

Cultural Activities Hall, Sha Tin Town Hall

 

 

The 7th Hong Kong Literature Festival-

"The Fog"

 

Leung Tai-Kwai is a seaman. 15 years ago, he left Shau Ke Wan, a place where he lived and worked. In a foggy March morning, he returns. Amongst the fog, the past parades itself before his eyes. This is a performance of actors, shadow puppets and rod puppets.

 

Adapted from Shu Hong-sing’s short novel, “The Fog”.

 

12 July 2008

 

Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong Central Library

 

 

The Mariana Trench 

 

The shows the life condition and inner world of a Ma-jie (maid-servant), a profession unique to Hong Kong in the past. It is Theatre Ronin’s endeavor to manifest humanism in art, and a reflection on the emptiness of the contemporary soul. 

 

6-15 Oct 2006

 

McAulay Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre 

 

 

 

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