''Let the Mirror Speak'' HK-FR Theatre Exchange Project
Play reading: Les français à Hong Kong
Hong Kong has long perceived itself as a global metropolis. As documented by Hong Kong, French Connections: From the 19th Century to the Present Day, French immigration to Hong Kong dates back to the early 20th century and shows no signs of abating today.
A Beautiful Stranger
A single mother, Hafsa swims everyday for two hours to numb her breakup and feel alive again. One evening, at the pool, she meets Yaya, an undocumented teenager. In the midst of fantastic creatures, Hafsa and Yaya weave a relationship that has no name yet, a beautiful stranger who radically transforms Hafsa.
Through the looking glass, enter the parallel universe of theatre.
French May Arts Festival presents, Let the Mirror Speak, a two-year Hong Kong-France theatre exchange project. Playwrights and directors, Hoi Fai Wu (Hong Kong) and Nicolas Kerszenbaum (France) will reside in Paris and Hong Kong, respectively, for multiple phases.
Lecture: Panorama: An Overview of Contemporary Theatre in France
Invited by French May Arts Festival, French playwright and director Nicolas Kerszenbaum will visit Hong Kong and kick off a two-year Hong Kong-France theatre exchange project, "Let the Mirror Speak", with a lecture series entitled "Panorama: An Overview of Contemporary Theatre in France".
Adaptation Workshop: From Hong Kong Tales to Theatrical Play
For centuries, myths and folklores travel through time, allowing us to better understand our present days. Without these stories, there are no human groups, no civilization, no history. But for artists, how can mythical tales be presented on a performing stage?