'Orchestral Theatre' is the form that I was trying to create for a modern symphony, having a sort of ancient ritualistic performance format, combined with the symphonic traditions. And so in "Orchestral Theatre", so far I wrote four of them; No.1 focuses on the ancient rituals, the orchestra players not just playing but they are shouting, hunting, humming, singing, and it’s like Balinese, it’s like Aboriginal, it’s like a kind of ensemble in the village. So "Orchestral Theatre", the concept of it is enlarged, as the music develops from earlier themes. So I think to continue to save the life of orchestra, we had to continue the tradition of all kinds of not just 200 or 300 years of a Western or Chinese sort of condition, but we have to go much wider. --Tan Dun
Renowned composer Tan Dun invites you to his multi-media opera "The Gate" this mid-November to witness, listen and appreciate the confession of three women, Yu Ji from the Peking Opera "Farewell My Concubine", Juliet from Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" and Koharu from Chikamatsu's "The Love Suicides at Amijima", at the Gate of resurrection telling the stories of their tragic love. - New Wave Festival Hong Kong
Hua Hua Zhang sculpted and performed the Japanese character of Koharo. She has discovered the essence of the character, bringing a rich, new interpretation to Tan Dun's production. She has performed for worldwide audiences including those in Shanghai, Guangzhou & Beijing, China, BAM. NY, St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A., London, England, Belgium, Lyon, France, London, England, Munich & Hamberg, Germany, Holland, Luxembourg, Lisbon, Portugal, Singapore and Taipei, Taiwan.
Photography by Gong Ru-Mei & Zhai Ming
Playing With Klee
Hua Hua Zhang joined the company of Masque Theatre and the Ming Ri Theatre of Hong Kong in Playing With Klee, a U.S./China joint venture production 2000
Playing with Kiee explored of the Life and Vision of Paul Klee. Hua Hua Zhang was a performer in this production. She also designed, sculpted and performed a large puppet for the piece called “Ein Dame ” in this production.
Photography by Bill H..
Hua Hua cllaboration with Kun - Yang Lin Dancers for their project “Mandala ”, - Visual Artist . Create Paper-Sculpture for the First scene - “The Earth”, February, 20l1.
Hua Hua collaboration with Kun - Yang Lin Dancers for their project “ Renard” Igor Stravinsky for Kimmel Center Performing Art Festival 2011 - Masks Designer and Sculptor. April, 2011.