14 January 2008

SHOWS - William Yang's "China" at the Stables Theatre


In China, his ninth monologue performance, William returns to a motherland he never knew, a stranger in his homeland.

Taking us from the streets of Beijing, where electronics superstores jostle with echoes of the Cultural Revolution and the Ming Dynasty, we travel to the sacred mountain Huang Shan, a must-climb for every Chinese pilgrim-tourist.

Part social documentary, part personal observation, China is a journey of reflection about the meaning of culture and belonging, for performer and audience alike.

Yang's wryly humorous and sensitive perspective, his eye for detail, and his arresting images come together with Nicholas Ng's haunting live score for the erhu (Chinese violin) and pipa (Chinese lute), in an unforgettable theatrical experience.

For full information, go to the the Griffin Theatre site:
William Yang's China

William also has an exhibition, CLAIMING CHINA, at the Australian Centre for Photography beginning 1 Feb until 8 March (see 2nd item on this page).