Before I had the pleasure of meeting a stand-up comedian, I too had the misconception that they would be witty and lively creators both on and off stage. However, during my initial encounter with Sica, she spoke with a candid and cautious demeanor, much quieter than I had anticipated. It became evident that she takes some time to warm up. But when it came time for her to perform her stand-up comedy at the end of the interview, her energy suddenly exploded, revealing a completely different side of her as a performer. This shattered my preconceived notion that stand-up comedians are constantly cracking jokes, both on and off stage.
Despite being a stand-up comedian, Sica leads a typical Hong Kong lifestyle, much like the majority of people...
Without a shadow, life is but a dreary void.YET, STRANGELY ENOUGH, A SHADOW CANNOT EXIST WITHOUT A SOUL.
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
In Haruki Murakami's novel Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, the protagonist, upon entering the town of the “End of the World”, like everyone else, abandons his shadow. Although the atmosphere there is peaceful and people live in harmony, they have lost their shadows and with them, the ability to feel and resonate with others on a deeper emotional level. It's as if they've become empty shells.
“Shadow” is memory, a part of oneself that accompanies and follows like a shadow, “Form” embodies the physical body, which becomes the medium for dance and self-conversation.
Dance Theatre Womanhood, a production tha...
The age-old question of whether to read a book or watch its film adaptation first has long been debated. Reading requires imagination, immersing the reader in a world of their own creation, while books provide more intricate details of the plot. Films and TV shows, however, offer a more time-efficient option and provide an immersive experience, showcasing the actors' performances and the ambiance of the scenes with lighting, sound effects, and other elements.
Ultimately, the answer to this question is subjective, and depends entirely on individual preferences and intended goals.
Endowing the Script with Soul - Play Reading
Play reading may be an unfamiliar form of performance to Hong Kong audiences. This type of performance involves actors reading from a script while adding...