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Artist

KONG Chun-kit, Jason

Cantonese opera playwright, composer and actor who devotes himself in the development of Cantonese opera

Fusing contemporary elements with classic components, Kong keeps up with the modern culture while retaining time-honoured traditions of the genre

Wealth of onstage and backstage production experiences under his belt. Undertaking diverse range of roles from performance to playwriting, composing scores, writing lyrics and arranging music

Received Award for Young Artist (Xiqu), Hong Kong Arts Development Awards (2012); First prize of the Beijing-Hong Kong-Taiwan’s Youth Art Competition (2015) for his new piece The Bandits Golden Spear

As playwright, his renowned works include The Sin of Hero, The Twelfth of Medallion, The Pearl Blouse and Fleeting by Night

Email

operakit@yahoo.com.hk

 

Work

The Bandits Golden Spear

The Bandits Golden Spear is a 10-minute experimental opera piece. One table, two chairs, live percussion and traditional music as the background; The piece features footwork in traditional opera performance invigorated with introduction of dance movement and theatrical interpretation in order to keep the presentation more relatable to life, resulting in spiritual resonance among the audience.

The dynamic performance focuses on the fascinating relationship and emotion that could develop between human beings and physical objects. In the midst of rapid urban development, people are still able to retain fundamental feelings in humanity; Similarly, in modernising Chinese opera, its traditional characteristics could be preserved while accommodating modern thinking and pace. Hopefully, people are taking significant steps in the right direction for Chinese opera and the humanities.