"A hopeful presentiment keeps the alliance with everything dawning in the world" ── Ernst Bloch, The Utopian Function of Art and Literature
Susie Au, Vicky Fung, Chow Yiu Fai
Friends in the world of popular music. Trying in their own ways to stay youthful, vocal.
In a city being compelled to age, being silenced.
Now they collaborate.
Calling upon alternative bodies, voices, imaginations, and you,
To invoke a fantastical frisson of creativity,
An experiment of un-aging, de-silencing - and re-gaining hope.
Who says we can't have utopia?
Eman Lam, Yoyo Sham, Cissy Ma, Lai Yuk-ching, Chan Nga-shan, Cliff Huen, Billy Yip, and other voices: Yes, we can!Personnel and Cast
Visual Installation / Director:Susie Au
Composer / Songwriter:Vicky Fung
Creative Writing / Lyricist:Chow Yiu Fai
Choreographer / Movement Coach:Gigi Yiu
Production Manager / Assistant Director:Lawrence Lee
Graphic Design:Sheng Wong
The Arts Salon Series and TalksMusic Dreams
The three creative forces behind Utopia, momentarily reveal how they shaped their pop-alt show, their passion for Hong Kong culture, and why they sought to share – if only for a moment – their on-going hope for utopia amid difficult times.
Speakers: Susie Au (Visual Installation / Director), Vicky Fung (Composer / Songwriter), Chow Yiu Fai (Creative Writing / Lyricist)
Free admission. Limited seats available on a first-come-first-served basis
Venue Sponsored by General Education Unit, The University of Hong Kong