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September 1323, 2012Theatre Dance Music
Communication is the heart of everything.
“Can you decipher.
Words within fabric.
Songs that sound like secrets.
My sworn sister,
I’m hiding this,
Hiding Words (for you), delves into nushu, a secret language created in 400 A.D. when Chinese women were not allowed to read or write. Set in China during its biggest 19th Century rebellion, a modern Canada where national security is at a heightened state, and a hip urban Hong Kong on the eve of the Beijing Olympics. This interdisciplinary play examines the relationship between two women connected through space and time, following their pursuits to influence social change.
Hiding Words (for you) seamlessly blends together theatre, poetry, hip hop, western and Chinese classical music, modern dance, performance art, and the visual arts.
Featuring: Rebecca Applebaum, Stephanie Jung, Traci Kato-Kiriyama, Soomi Kim, Richard Lee, Susan Lock, John Ng.
Directed by Esther Jun and Gein Wong
Dramaturge: Jean Yoon
Set/Costume Design: Jung-Hye Kim
Costumes/Props Assistant: Faline Park
Production Management/Lighting Design: Shawn Henry
Sound/Video Design: Gein Wong
Stage Management: Neha Ross
Assistant Stage Management: Beth Wong
Producer: Donna-Michelle St Bernard
Please note: The performances on September 13 & 14 are preview shows.
Eventual Ashes is grateful for the support of Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, Canadian Stage, fu-GEN Theatre, Native Earth Performing Arts and New Harlem Productions.