Thursday, June 26, 2008
Originally it was rumoured that Tony Leung Chiu Wai was set to play the lead in this biopic about the Peking Opera star Mei Lanfang. Leon Lai actually takes the lead role, leaving Tony busy filming Red Cliff with John Woo. This trailer is really just some stills put together (a montage if you will). One day I will have my make up done like that!
The ICA in London has a season of Tibetan films, see:
Kekexili: Mountain Patrol is showing which I thoroughly recommend. A beautiful and powerful film about the patrol assigned to protect the rare Tibetan antelope. I saw this film a few years ago and it only received a limited release here which was a shame. Unfortunately all too common with Asian movies here in the UK.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Thanks to all who came down to Scooterworks for the In the Mood Party on Saturday 14th June. It was a great night with some fabulous cheongsams sported. Congratulations to contest winner Sagra who had the best heartbroken yearning pose! Thank you to Nick and Karen for their photography, here are some examples, to see more go to:
Mark Wu (who does the excellent blog One Inch Punch) has created a new web site called Visible Chinese. The site is a directory of individuals who have contributed to the UK's Chinese culture. I am delighted to announce that I have been listed on the web site:
Monday, June 09, 2008
Dance Now is at Sadler's Wells this Friday 13th Saturday 14th June, 8pm (Lilian Baylis Theatre). Chinatown Arts Space has produced this event in partnership with Sadler's Wells.
It's the culmination of two weeks intensive exchange between celebrated Guangdong Modern Dance Co's Liu Qi (choreographer / dancer) and gay British Vietnamese choreographer / dancer Anh Ngoc Nguyen, exploring the themes of connection & renewal.
Joining them are exciting British Chinese composer Suki Mok (heard interviewed on Lucky Cat early this year) and British HK dancer Maggie Kwan.