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Staging Gender

A Space, Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong. November 30, 2018. An evening of performance bringing Cantonese opera together with the Marathi natyasangeet musical theatre to explore traditions of performative cross-dressing in India and China. Performances  Mitche Choi (Chin Shan) (Cantonese) Rutuja Lad (Marathi) Accompaniment Chen Yi Fan Jorge Ramiro Monroy Mai Jia Wei Sachin Olkar […]

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Saath-Saath 2018

Hanart TZ Gallery, Central, Hong Kong. November 29, 2018. In 2017, Cantopop lyricist, scholar and artist Chow Yiu-Fai’s famous song ‘Let us play/ When the new century comes’ (sung by Anthony Wong) was adapted to Hindustani styles by Bindhumalini, Omkar and Rutuja. Now Chow sets new lyrics to tunes sent to him by his Indian […]

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Sonic Negotiations: Notes in Practice 2.0

Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong. October 20, 2018. Musicians and scholars from India and Hong Kong together explore the question of Improvisation which is encountered by every musical tradition. Performers Tejaswini Niranjana (Vocal) Chow Yiu-Fai (Lyricist) Ip Kimho (Yangqin) Joyce Tang (Composer)

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Sonic Negotiations: Notes in Practice

Hanart TZ Gallery, Central, Hong Kong. October 20, 2018. Musicians and scholars from India and Hong Kong together explore the question of ‘practice’ (riyaaz in Hindi) which is common to all musical traditions. Performers Tejaswini Niranjana (Vocal) Chow Yiu-Fai (Lyricist) Ip Kimho (Yangqin) Joyce Tang (Composer)

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Saath-Saath 2017

Hanart TZ Gallery, Central, Hong Kong. December 1, 2017. In November-December 2017, Indian classical singers Omkar Havaldar, Rutuja Lad and Bindhumalini Narayanaswamy came to HOng Kong to work with their collaborator, the Cantopop lyricist Chow Yiu-Fai. Building on months of skype exchanges, the Indian singers then sat down with Chow Yiu-Fai and singer/voice coach Natalie […]

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