– Ode to Wu Guanzhong
Hong Kong Dance Company
"On a single-log bridge, a lone man, with his back towards us, headed for the unknown in the distance." – Wu Guanzhong, 2010
Wu Guanzhong (1919-2010) was a pioneering Chinese painter whose works chart the changing face of Chinese art in the 20th century. A giant of the modern Chinese art scene, Wu was one of the first Chinese artists to establish an international reputation and in 1992 became the first living artist from China to hold a solo exhibition at the British Museum.
The Hong Kong Dance Company's Artistic Director Leung Kwok-shing traces the master artist's creative journey through the poetry of dance in Two Swallows. Roaming the idyllic countryside along the Yangtze River, the epic dance poem depicts the painter's lifelong pursuit of freedom and explores the solitude of artistic conception.
Live music will be provided by a string ensemble led by Leung Kin-fung, First Associate Concertmaster, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.
|Director and Choreographer:||Leung Kwok-shing
|Music Director:||Leung Kin-fung
|Live Music:||Hong Kong Pure Strings
|Set Designer:||Tsang Man-tung
|Costume Designer:||Eddy Mok