Between 2009-2012, CAS presented ‘Piccadilly Revisited’, a multimedia exploration of the life of Anna May Wong, Hollywood’s first Chinese film star.
The classic silent movie ‘Piccadilly’ was set to a live score by Ruth Chan & Suki Mok, with video by Shan Ng & O Zhang, and text by Alice Lee & David Tse.
Performances took place outside the Royal Festival Hall (Thames Festival preview 2009); inside the Linbury Theatre, ROH2 (premiere 2010); Hong Kong Arts Festival 2011 and UK Now Festival (Beijing) 2012. http://www.ruthchan.com/piccadilly-revisited/showreel
“The score for Piccadilly Revisited is a shimmering, evocative and jazzy East-West brew”
– The Times
作曲新秀陳秀雲與資深導演謝家聲在內的華人藝術家們, 今次以全新創作的現代音樂、獨 白及錄像, 在《唐人街繁華夢》的光影中重塑黃柳霜的一生,以新世紀觸角, 還原一代女 星星光背後的真實生命。透過黑白光影中的百年夢幻, 時光也似乎在我們面前的舞台上開 出了不朽的東方之花。
“With freshly composed music, narration and video, up-and-coming composer Ruth Chan and director David Tse recreated, with a contemporary touch, the life behind the silver screen of Anna May Wong in Piccadilly Revisited. A century of dream through light and shadow, time seemed to have ‘blossomed’ right on stage like the eternal flower of the orient.”
– Wen Wei Po