Vocal and instrumental classical works, opera, pop songs… all these forms of music can also be a reflection of individual cultures around the globe.
Sample the wonderfully varied world of music presented at A Decade of Exquisite Arts through the wide-ranging collection of CD records at the Hong Kong Central Library. Chinese regional opera, Korean pop dance music, Irish folk, Japanese percussion, tango, West African samba, wind ensembles and guitar greats are all on hand, with many more exciting sounds waiting to be explored as you expand your acoustic horizons.
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Global theatrical innovations from Poland
Theatre of Death
Artist and director Tadeusz Kantor (1915-1990) refused to be guided by texts, placing the emphasis on the visual elements of theatre.
Kantor combined radical props and stage design with happenings (different art forms brought together in a live performance) to manifest the absurdity and emptiness of reality. In 1975,Kantor created Dead Class,
a controversial play from
which he developed the Theatre of Death concept, probing such motifs as death, memory, spiritual transcendence, and the most basic human desires.
This form of theatre is derived from the ideas and work of director Jerzy Grotowski (1933-1999). Poor Theatre seeks to distil the essence of the dramatic art form.
Grotowski argued that interaction between actors and spectators is the only necessary element in theatre, with lighting, sound effects and set design minimised in his productions.
In his view, even the stage could be abandoned. Grotowski also developed training methods that demanded his actors constantly engage in self-exploration,
fusing their inner beings into performances.