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13 May

Maria de Buenos Aires

May 13 - May 15

Maria de Buenos Aires

Interviewing Helen Lai (Director and Choreographer)

Interviewing Qiao Yang and Carol Lin

Highlights of Weiwuying performance

Helen Lai’s Direction and Choreography, Astor Piazzolla’s Tango Operita
The Doom and Redemption along the Road to the Cross

God was drunk at Maria’s nativity and she has since escaped providence.
Buenos Aires’ Maria is both a goddess and a slut, captivating yet scorned upon.

Under the moonlight, she tangoes fatally with passion in the slum,
living a dream that no one dares to.

Birth, decadence and death. Maria’s shadow sways along the road to the Cross.
It’s time. She is summoned by the spirits. Is it her doom or her redemption?

The Death and Birth of Maria.The Charm of Dance and Tango Opera

Directed and choreographed by internationally renowned choreographer Helen Lai, Maria de Buenos Aires brings together dance artists, opera singers, narrator and musicians to perform the only tango opera by the late Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla, where Maria hovers between life and death, love and hate in the mysterious and magical aura.

The performance is co-produced by City Contemporary Dance Company and Weiwuying

 

Approximately 110 minutes with a 20-minute intermission

Performed in Spanish with Chinese and English surtitles

Audience of aged 6 or above are welcomed

Concessionary tickets are available for full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities & the minder and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients

The presenter reserves the right to change the programme, artists as well as seating arrangements and audience capacities should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary

Media Coverage

Further Readings

13.5.2022 [Fri] 8PM
14.5.2022 [Sat] 3PM
14.5.2022 [Sat] 8PM*
15.5.2022 [Sun] 3PM*
*With post-performance meet-the-artist session
Auditorium, Kwai Tsing Theatre
$550 | 320 | 180
Operita

María de Buenos Aires

Music

Astor PIAZZOLLA

Text & Libretto

Horacio FERRER

 

Direction and Choreography

Helen LAI

Conductor

Vivian IP

Female Singer (María)

Carol LIN

Male Singer (Cantor)

David QUAH

Narrator (Duende)

Fernando REZK

 

Set Design

CHEN Wei-Kuang

Lighting Design

KUO Chien-Hao

Executive Lighting Design

Lawmanray

Costume Design

FAN Huai-chih

Sound Design

Anthony YEUNG

 

Creative Dancers

Felix KE, Eric KWONG, Bobo LAI, Peggy LAM, Shirley LOK, QIAO Yang, Zelia TAN, Bruce WONG, Simpson YAU

Guest Creative Dancers

LAI Tak-Wai, Jacko NG, CHEUNG King-yu

 

Accordion

Nazar TABACHYSHYN

First Violin

Nina WONG

Second Violin

Winnie LAW

Viola

Joelion KEUNG

Cello

Daniel LEONG

Double Bass

Evette CHIU

Piano

Linda YIM

Guitar

Chris COLLINS

Flute

Marco LEUNG

Percussion

Raymond VONG, Lily HOI

Music Coordinator

KC Arts Management Limited

EVENT DETAILS

Date: May 13 - May 15
Time: -
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