Thunderstorm: Cao Yu’s Classic Play Interpreted in Dance
Why We Recommend it
Acclaimed dance artists Mui Cheuk-yin and Xing Liang are joined by veteran theatre director Tang Shu-wing in this performance of Thunderstorm which re-illustrates Cao Yu’s classic play with body language.
In the 1930s, Chinese playwright Cao Yu, in his early 20s, wrote Thunderstorm to shine a light on the darkness and corruption of the society. The play, a moral outcry from the youth of that era, established itself as a classic with its depiction of human desires.
Acclaimed dance artists Mui Cheuk-yin and Xing Liang are joined by veteran theatre director Tang Shu-wing in this interpretative performance of Cao Yu’s classic, a production by Jockey Club New Arts Power. Extracting the dramatic tension and intricate literary world from the original play, the creative trio delves into the innermost thoughts of the characters.
Through a combination of dance, mime theatre, costumes and set design, the narrative and dance styles have been refined to a minimalist yet compelling manner. The result encapsulates the rebellious spirit inherited across young people of every generation.