The Remains of our Memories
In the mainstream historical narrative, personal experiences and stories are often absent, overshadowed by the “grand narrative”, or simply viewed as trivial and unimportant. The idea of the “grand narrative” also affects contemporary artistic and theatrical expression, restricting both the creation and communication of creative ideas and aesthetics.
In this workshop, Li Jianjun, director of One Fine Day, takes us back to life as we experience it as individuals: to our personal histories and memories. Taking personal experience as the source of the creative spark, this workshop explores how our own life stories can be reassembled and transformed into performance, and leads to a discussion on the importance of theatre in consolidating a collective identity.
|Venue||HKRep Rehearsal Hall No. 1
(6/F, Sheung Wan Civic Centre)
|No. of Participants||25|
|Related Performance||Hong Kong International Black Box Festival:
New Youth Group “One Fine Day”
|Please submit your application with a summary of your resume in Chinese. Successful applicants will receive a confirmation email.|
Li Jianjun is a Beijing-based independent theatre director and the artistic director of New Youth Group. Recognised as one of the key directors and practitioners of Chinese avant-garde theatre, Li creates innovative productions that reconsider theatre as an artistic medium. In recent years, his works have received extensive attention due to their critical cultural stand and unique exploration of the aesthetics of theatre.
Major works include: A Man Who Flies Up To the Sky (Wuzhen Theatre Festival,China, 2015; VIE Festival,Italy, 2016; Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen, Germany, 2017); 25.3km Fairy Tale, a documentary theatre production performed on a bus (China, 2013-2014); the