“In Chinese, surname comes before one’s first name. When you hear someone saying his name, you would see his family clan in the foreground and him in the background.”
Jin-Tang originates from the name of the creator Ma Wei Yuan’s grandfather, meaning “a hall of prosperity and grandeur”. The name reflects the sincere expectations of the seniors on the family succession and the traces of conflicts amongst different generations at the same time. Dedicated to exploring theatrical boundaries, Ma Wei Yuan speaks with his body on the spot, coupled with instant composite images. He is set to sort out a period of family history, swinging between prosperity and decline, between oppression and outburst, and between reality and illusion. You will be directed to the relic of the hall for a peek at the most intimate anatomy of an individual’s life experiences.
Creator: Ma Wei Yuan
Approx. 30 minutes
Performed in Mandarin
Restricted to people aged 18+