Taiwan's premiere traditional performance group, GuoGuang Opera Company (國光劇團), will stage one of its most popular productions - "The Ghost Seller (賣鬼狂想)” - in Hong Kong's West Kowloon Cultural District this February.
"The Ghost Seller” is an experimental, modern interpretation of an allegorical Chinese tale, in which a man tries to sell a make-believe goat at a market. The performance is a lively, skillful blend of traditional Peking opera artistry, mime, slapstick, and interaction with audience members.
GuoGuang's performance will be accompanied by a rendition of "His Butterflies (Version 80)” by the Utopia Cantonese Opera Workshop of Hong Kong, in which the two troupes aim to deliver a memorable evening of contemporary performances unique to the Taiwan Strait.
Established in 1995, GuoGuang Opera Company infuses literary classics with modern aesthetics by using contemporary theater concepts. Along with traditional operatic works, the company explores new and original programs that combine current social issues and elements extracted from literature, history, and folklore.
‘The Ghost Seller' & ‘His Butterflies (Version 80)'
‘The Ghost Seller'
Contemporary, comical Peking opera
An allegorical tale about deceit
‘His Butterflies (Version 80)'
A romantic musical production
A bold reworking of classics by Tong Tik-sang