Choreographers: Willy Tsao, Li Han-zhong and Ma Bo
Lighting: Godzilla Tan
Costume: ZHAO Jia-pei
One Table N Chairs was premiered in 2000. Beijing Haidian Theatre.
This is a work aiming to deconstruct the Chinese opera. It begins with the dancers, like a group of young contemporary Chinese dressed in metallic and fashionable costumes, coming onto a stage enwrapped by the loud and traditional sound. They follow the structure of the opera, and try to re-enact the storyline. The movement, the dynamic and the substance, however, seem to be totally estranged…
“It is highly unconventional for Chinese opera and in the case of One Table N Chairs, marvelously rendered."-----China Daily Metro