Thursday, July 31, 2008

Kidnapping Water: Bottled Operas

After performing at Alan Lau's 60th birthday party composer, musician, performer and conceptual artist Byron Au Yong handed me a postcard with the image of a stout man in a shapeless overcoat, wearing a skull cap, on his back an emblem in the shape of a sunflower. Text bubbles in front of his open mouth read: … glug glug glug.

All this imagery proved to be figments of my imagination. A second look showed a blue bottle, cap still partially in place, the body decorated with a circle of white I-Ching hexagrams. Still, knowing Byron Au Yong, the audience may expect anything to transform from one thing into the next in Kidnapping Water: Bottled Operas - a work about human and water migration.

Kidnapping Water: Bottled Operas
August to October 2008 Production Schedule
Site-Specific Performances and New Media Installation are FREE to the public, except for Bumbershoot Festival of the Arts Performances on Aug 29, 30, 31
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