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The Monk from Tang Dynasty

29 March - 1 April



Debuting in Hong Kong for the first time and interpreted site specifically for Tai Kwun, internationally celebrated director Tsai Ming-Liang continues his career-spanning collaboration with Golden Horse Award-winning actor Lee Kang-Sheng in The Monk from Tang Dynasty. Previously featuring at international arts festivals around the world, including Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Vienna Art Fair, Taipei Art Fair, and Kwangjin International Art Fair, the acclaimed theatre performance is built around the pilgrimage of Xuanzang, a 7th-century monk, and contemplates the truth of life through a Buddhist lens. The performances transcends disciplines as painter Kao Jun-honn echoes the monk’s slow paces in deliberative brushstrokes, all culminating in a uniquely reflective piece that contrasts modern life’s frantic pace with hypnotic movements – challenging audiences to approach the temporal with a fresh perspective.

Tsai’s documentary film Where will also be screened at a complementary Tai Kwun Conversations event, followed by a dialogue with the participating artists.

Date & Time: 29, 30 March & 1 April 2024 (Fri – Sat & Mon) 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Tai Kwun Conversations: Where

Date & Time: 1 April 2024 (Mon) 1pm – 3pm – Venue: JC Cube, Tai Kwun – Ticket: HK$100

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