Hong Kong Exile (Vancouver) + fu-GEN Theatre (Toronto) | In association with Theatre Conspiracy (Vancouver)
Feb 7 – 17, 2018 | Vancity Culture Lab [map link]
Best pricing: Feb 7!
Shopping malls become a portal into surreal worlds that carry the nuanced stories of loss and resilience from the Chinese diaspora. This multimedia performance investigates malls as racialized spaces of cultural creation and clash where fashion, food, and commodity tether communities to a vital sense of home.
The draw: Ground-breaking Vancouver interdisciplinary artists collaborate with Governor General’s Award-winning playwright David Yee.
Listen here, for an interview with Milton Lim, David Yee, and Tim Carlson on Well Reds Podcast with Charlie Demers.
The work promises to be an enlightening look at what [Milton]Lim calls ‘the multiplicity of how many Chinesenesses there can be’, as well as a welcome exploration of an urban environment that has only rarely been examined as art”—Alexander Varty, The Georgia Straight
We looked at aspects of Chinese culture and how they could be applied in our miniature apparatus with digital design and backdrop. We start off with what seems quite a straight-up mall and then move into abstraction. From there, things become more a great deal more about exploring the experiences and emotions of these spaces”—Milton Lim, in interview with Stuart Derdeyn, Vancouver Sun
This show is performed in both Cantonese and English with surtitles
Feb 7, 8PM: Preview
Feb 8, 8PM: Opening Night
Feb 9 – 10, 13 – 17, 8PM
Feb 10 – 11, 17, 2PM
75 Minutes, no intermission
Co-created by: Natalie Tin Yin Gan, Milton Lim, Remy Siu & David Yee
Performed by: April Leung and Derek Chan
Project lead: Milton Lim
Text: David Yee
Miniature design: Natalie Tin Yin Gan
Media apparatus design: Remy Siu
Projection and sound design: Milton Lim and Remy Siu
Translations (Cantonese): Derek Chan