A performance about poetry and the process of inspiration and creation of a series of activities about poetry in the theater, “Writing Poems"
Time: January 2013 on the 4th, 5th & 6th at 19:30
Location: Beijing Penghao Theater (Dongcheng District Dongmianhua hutong No. 35)
Tickets: $ 50 (students), $ 100 (advance booking), $ 120 (at gate)
Cast and Crew
Art consultant: Lanlan
Actors / Script: Sun Xiaoxing, Shi Yue, Huang Yimeng, Ma Di, Zhang Yueyuan
Director: Cai Yi Yun
Dramatic Constructor: Sun Xiaoxing
Visual Director: Li Yi
Set Designer: Li Su
Lighting: Ai Ziqing
Video: Xu Xianming, Wang Yuan Qing
Sound Designer: Ma Di
Graphic Designer: Shun Xiaoxing
Pianist: Peng Lan
Publisher: Masters Dance troupe
Acknowledgement: Ma You Ye folk organizations, snare Poets Society
" when did you start ...... writing poems?"
A casual question which brings five young people who write poetry together, to find the secret of their poetic sources. Your first poem was to whom? Where did it happen? What was your mood & the weather like that day? How do poems make the silence burst with sound and meaning? How do poems make the party lonely? Does your life also have these unexpected transitions?
These five young people, with their answers, their poems and fragments of their life, fill up the winter darkness of a theater, not sentimental, not disappointed, and undemonstrative. When they leave the stage, the performers clean up, and place their poems back in their pockets, ready for a new show tomorrow.
“Writing poetry” consists of personal oral histories , objects, media, and body exhibition from people who write poems. It refers to how “Writing Poems” happened and grew or disintegrated in the moment when this behavioral association interacts with social identity.
The theater works stress that the act of "writing poems" is "people of life" who are “writing poems”. How do poems regress to "people”, when a certain kind of folk believe it to be for the purpose of the elite & a kind of authority? How do ordinary young people treat "writing poems," and “the poet" and their own social status? This is what these theater works attempt to explore.
Therefore "Writing poems” it’s not only for the medium of academic papers or print media relating to the theatre, but also a social occurrence, an immediate event.