Macao Cultural Centre

A Room of One’s Own “Dearest”

Organizer:Sociedade De Artes e Letras de Macau
28.06.2024    Fri 19:45 Small Auditorium
29.06.2024    Sat 19:45 Small Auditorium
60 mins (no intermission)
Not suitable for audiences aged under 13
$250 (MOP230/pc for Early Bird before JUN 10, MOP210/pc for 2 persons)
Event Completed

“Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged; life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end.”

——Virginia Woolf (1882~1941)

“The Script Road" - The 13th Macao Literary Festival will present the final part of its two-year project "A Room of One's Own" (Part III), a music and dance performance titled "Dearest", from 28th to 29th June in the smalltheatre of the Macao Cultural Centre. Co-choreographed by Beijing-based dancer Jay Zheng and Macao-based dancer Tina Kan, and featuring performances by Tina Kan and Helen Ko, Beijing-based theatre actress Wang Xuan, and Beijing-based dancers Cai Guan Tao, Lin Bencheng, and Macao-based musician Faye from Evade for the original music score.

The project is inspired by the works and life of Virginia Woolf, the British woman writer who is regarded as a pioneer of modernism and feminism in the 20th century. The performance is developed into a combination of performance structure, dance, music, set and costume design, exploring the female condition, the androgynous relationship between the sexes and the ultimate journey of the self as presented by Woolf in her work "A Room of One's Own". Based on the understanding and analysis of Woolf's literature, the performance will bring the audience to the inner psychological imageries of "A Room of One's Own", connecting with fragments of one’s stories, and completing one’s own redemption through the expression of art.