Story of the Month - March 2019

Story of the Month - March 2019 

每月故事 - 二零一九年三月

  

In the evening of 21 February 2019, a group of Hong Kong artists congregated at the New Asia Concourse, The Chinese University of Hong Kong to put up a performance about the future of Hong Kong. The artists included the local indie band Black Bird, and the People’s Theatre.

2019221日晚,一群香港藝術家聚於香港中文大學新亞書院圓形廣場,為觀眾獻上一場關於香港未來的精彩表演。演出藝術家包括香港獨立樂隊黑鳥,以及民眾劇團。

 

This performance was in fact a reunion for the two groups who had collaborated and performed at the same spot 30 years ago. Lenny Kwok, founder of Black Bird, felt that this reunion was significant, given that their performance three decades ago inspired many young Hong Kongers in that era to think about the impending uncertainty of Hong Kong’s future. 

這場表演其實是一次重聚。三十年前,兩個團體曾在同一地點進行了合作演出。黑鳥樂隊的成員郭達年認為,這場重聚是意義深遠的。三十年前的演出曾在那個時代鼓勵了許多香港青年思考香港社會不確定的未來。

 

 The three hour performance started with Talents Displaced, a fusion music band made up mostly of refugees and asylum seekers from Africa. It was followed by a range of items including singing, behavioural art and storytelling by veteran artists Lenny Kwok with his wife June Zhu, poet and narrator Yuen Che-Hung (more fondly known as Uncle Hung), and Mok Chiu Yu of the Asian People’s Theatre Festival Society. There was a post-performance dialogue. The performance touched on issues of politics, the environment, youth and their hopes. It was a thought-provoking event, at times poignant, at times shocking, with an aim to promote freedom of expression and freedom of thought.

三小時的演出由樂隊才飄八斗率先登場。這是一支融合音樂樂隊,主要由在港難民和尋求庇護的非裔人士組成。接著的演出涵蓋歌唱,行為藝術和講故事等。資深藝術家郭達年與妻子朱秀文,詩人及講述者阮志雄(大家暱稱他為雄仔叔叔)、還有亞洲民眾戲劇節協會的莫昭如參與了演出。演出後有嘉賓對談。這是一場發人深省的演出,讓人思考政治、環境和年輕人的想望。觀眾時而震驚、時而感動,共同參與了思想與言論自由的一次反思。

 

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Photo Caption: Discussion with artists after the performance. (Photo Credit: Maria Tam)

圖片說明:演後與藝術家對談。(圖片來源:譚少薇)

 

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