“Her body memories smell of durian, forgetfulness and all the events that connect trees to sorrow.”
Simultaneously set in 19th century China and a futuristic British Columbia, Salt Fish Girl, by the award winning author Larissa Lai, tells the story of Miranda, a young woman who is filled with the memories of people and events that occurred before she was born. Little Pear Garden Collective presents a unique and mesmerizing integration of multiple artistic disciplines that brings together three Chinese-Canadian artists: Aries Cheung, visual artist; Emily Cheung, choreographer, dancer and Artistic Director of Little Pear Garden Collective; and Gein Wong, music composer and writer. The performance will draw upon traditional and modern art forms, including the use of cutting-edge motion sensing technology that enables a dancer to make music and a musician to create visual art, in order to create an invigorating stage adaptation of this prophetic science fiction novel.
Hope and Forgetfulness is the first in a trilogy of productions based on the novel Salt Fish Girl.
Official Website: http://www.littlepeargarden.com
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