綠葉劇團 Théâtre de la Feuille | L’Orphelin 2.0 《孤兒 2.0》

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L’Orphelin 2.0 《孤兒 2.0》
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A Legend retold through the art of the body

 

L’Orphelin 2.0 is devised based on The Orphan of Zhao, one of China’s oldest plays and the first to be translated into a European language. Described as the Chinese Hamlet, it is a luminous reinvention of an ancient legend.

In the story of the orphan of Zhao, Zhao Shuo, the highest general in the Dukedom of Jin was framed up by Tu’an Gu, his political enemy. Tu’an Gu killed Zhao Shuo and all his 300 family members except Zhao’s orphan Zhao Wu, who was hidden and secretly brought up by Zhao Shuo’s loyal retainer Cheng Ying. When Zhao Wu had grown up 20 years later, the Duke rehabilitated his family and allowed Zhao Wu to kill Tu’an Gu to revenge his father’s death.

As with any classic, several versions exist. It first appeared in Zuo Zhuan, the well-known Commentary of Zuo on The Spring and Autumn Annals and then described by the great historian Sima Qian in his Records of the Grand Historian. But is there a ‘true’ version?

L’Orphelin 2.0 is now on tour

22-25.11.2017 Chengdu, China

Creative & Production Team

Creation and Director: Ata Wong Chun Tat
Producer: Lei Yuen Hung
Costume Designer: Cheng Man Wing
Lighting Designer: Coco Chung
Sound Designer: Fung Chin Lung
Performers: Suen Chi Hung, Lai Cheung Leong
, Wang Yao, Li Tengfei, Liao Shuyi
Graphic Designers: Ho Man Po, Hoho Lam

Performance Detail

Performed in Mandarin with Chinese and English surtitles.
Duration: 1 hour; without intermission

Previous Performance

2017

Tianjin Grand Theatre, Tianjin, China
Harbin Grand Thetare, Harbin, China
City Theatre Festival, Beijing, China
City Theatre Festival, Shenzhen, China
City Theatre Festival, Guangzhou, China
City Theatre Festival, Dongguan, China

2016

Contemporary Theatre Biennale, Shenzhen, China
Inside Out Theatre, Beijing, China
Tianjin Grand Theatre, Tianjin, China
Hefei Fringe Festival, Hefei, China
Hangzhou Contemporary Theater Festival
2016 The Third Nationwide Invitation Seasons of Yunnan Small Theatre Drama, Yunnan, China

2015

Multi-media Theatre, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, HK
Guangzhou Opera House, Guangzhou, China
Zhongshan Culture and Art Centre, Zhongshan, China
Wuzhen Theatre Festival, Wuzhen, China
Wuhan 403 Arts Centre, China

2014

Beijing Fringe Festival, Beijing, China
International Theatre Olympic Festival, Xian, China
  

Reviews


“L’Orphelin is an example of how to stand out from other physical theatres.” A review from Cando360.com

 

“Wonderful revival of the legendary The Orphan of Zhao. You will be amazed by how a familiar plot can be played out inventively.” A review from Cando360.com

 

“Difficult to find words to express the quality of the show, the physicality, the storytelling (despite not speaking/ understanding Chinese) and was so shocking in a great way to be surprised by the political risk and relevance of such a powerfully rendered piece.” An audience from Guangzhou

 

“Imagination always comes before action. For many troupes focusing on the art of the body, The Orphan 2.0 is inevitably a representative experience and performance.” A review from Cando360.com

 

“The body language of the performers is unparalleled.” Yang Xiaoluan, A reviewer from Guangzhou

 

“I was really lucky to watch such a show.” Xing Liang, A famous dancer and choreographer from Hong Kong

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