The Floating Box, A Story in Chinatown
Composer: Jason Kao Hwang
Librettist: Catherine Filloux
Other Artistic Personnel: Jean Randich, Director; Juan Carlos Rivas, Conductor; Alexander Dodge, Set Designer; Linda Cho, Costume Designer; Clifton Taylor, Lighting/Projections Designer
Original Cast: Sandia Ang, Eva Ryu-Kyung Kim, Mother Zheng Zhou, Father's ghost
Premiere Date: October 27, 2001
Producing Company: Asia Society, Music From China, Museum of Chinese in the Americas
Description: With music creating a cross-cultural landscape of dreams, memories, and stark realities, "The Floating Box, A Story in Chinatown" tells an essential and mythic tale of one family's loss, transformation, and survival. After her father's sudden death, Eva/Yee-Wa, who was raised in the U.S., struggles with her mother's fierce silence. As her father appears in both memory and spirit, she confronts a forbidden box of composite photographs and fragmented images, which unearth a mysterious past.
Length: 01:40
Total Acts: 1
Musical Style: a merging of Chinese and Western modalities
Contact: Jason Kao Hwang
Address: 95 Romaine Avenue, #1
Jersey City, NJ 07306
E-mail Address: jasonkaohwang@earthlink.net
Phone: 201-435-0702
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