甲戌風災 Back to the Catastrophic Typhoon of 1874

Soundscape Theatre — Back to the Catastrophic Typhoon of 1874 




Macao Arts Festival|28-30/4|Friday to Sunday|20:00 
MOP 180|Old Court Building, 2nd floor
Duration: approximately 70 minutes, no interval


【Chinese Literature Adaptation X Soundscape Theatre 】


I listen, therefore I see. One can see elements in life in a different way through sounds. Popular in the West and gaining attentions in Asia in recent years, soundscape theatre sheds “lights” on the release of your audio senses. Especially commissioned by this Festival, director Lam Teng Teng adapts The Day of the Catastrophic Typhoon of 1874, a novel by Inaciso Chan which has been awarded the Merit Prize at the 10th Macao Literature Competition, into a soundscape theatre piece, bringing an exhilarating brand-new theatre experience to the audience.


Back to the Catastrophic Typhoon of 1874 tells a story of the intertwined relationship among the local country lords, the ordinary people and the governing Portuguese authority in Taipa back in 1874. An abrupt typhoon hits Macao, claiming one third of the lives in Taipa. Everything and everyone has to start all over when the typhoon subsides. The production re-creates the sounds of everyday life in a real-life space and gives a glimpse of the past from a modern perspective. The replication of Taipa in the 1870s is designed to enable the audience to re-live the life back then and explore their own imaginative space.


Performed in Cantonese, with surtitles in Chinese and English
Not suitable for audiences under 13 years of age (contains coarse language)
The post-show talk will be on 28 April.


Original Text: Inaciso Chan 
Director: Lam Teng Teng 
Adaptation: Claus Poon (Hong Kong) 
Space Design: Lam Ka Pik
Lighting Design: Tou Kuok Hong
Sound Artist: Chi Po Hao (Taiwan)
Sound Engineer: Wan Si Lok
Stage Manager: Luby Lam (Hong Kong)
Performers: Wong Pak Hou, Perry Fok, Ho Chi Fong and Lam Ka Pik
Promotional Graphic Design: Martin Sršeň (Czech Republic)
Producer: Kevin Chio