Tell Bamboo your Imagination
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Tell Bamboo your Imagination

Theatre sequence with participatory content


Tell Bamboo Your Imagination was a participatory art process designed for the context of the MaD Forum 2015. Conveying the overarching theme of “Village Reimagined”, the process started with a multimedia stage episode: the revolving stage of the Kwai Tsing Theatre was transformed into a rotational device for an animation sequence, which brought the audience to enter the imaginatively village on a train travelling through a bamboo grove. While participants attended different talk based activities on the subsequent days, they were invited to contemplate on the content with “bamboo slips” – pieces of hand-crafted bamboo, each containing an evocative object as a prompt. Their thoughts, written or drawn on these slips, formed the basis of a concluding theatre piece at the event’s closing.


In collaboration with MaD (Make a Difference)


Creative Director: Kingsley Ng
Stage Production: hahaha concept band
Technical Designer: Jason Wong
Software Designer: Cheuk Wing-Nam
Composer: Steve Hui (aka nerve) Sheng
Performance: Leung Yan-Chiu Dance
Performance: Carmen Li, Jody Nip
Carpenter: Lam Che
Production Coordinator (bamboo slips): Yu Wing-kei, Rik
Production Assistants (bamboo slips): Chan Lok-hang, Chan Lok-hei, Cheung Hoi-yan, Cheung Man-yi, Cheng Nga-him, Fong Cheuk-lam, Hui Hiu-wing, Law Ryan, Liauw Maydelyn, Wong Chiu-nok, Yu Wing-tung

This participatory work is made possible by the generous sponsorship of the Lane Crawford Joyce Group