Freedom Hi 自由閪
A compilation of new writing and performance art by UK based Hong Kong and British East Asian artists. Drawing both on experiences of the front lines of protest and the diasporic experience of watching traumatic events unfold through digital platforms, this show explores the chaotic and fractured nature of the fight for freedom. We don’t know how this ends, this will never end-everything about this show is subject to change
Peace is not peaceful
Acquiescence is violence
** Join the East Asian Resistance by participating through Telegram. Audience members are kindly asked to voluntarily create a pseudonym account on the Telegram app. Pre-book a ticket to receive more information. (This is an optional part of the performance.)**
Artist line up: Bonnie Chan, Ghost Chan, John Chan, Yik Sau Chung, Angela Wai-Nok Hui, Jennifer Lim, Isabella Leung, Daniel York Loh, Shum Pui Yung, Gabby Wong.
Compiled by Kim Pearce for Papergang Theatre.
Produced by Clarissa Widya for Papergang Theatre.
Freedom HI is supported by Arts Council England
Image by Alexander Newton / Image Design by Kim PearceBook Now
Papergang Theatre company is a theatre company with the aim of improving the representation of British East Asian culture across the dramatic arts primarily in UK theatre. We produce work that is informed by the East Asian experience within Britain and the diaspora, inspired by the desire to see that perspective on stage.
British East Asian culture and East Asian culture of the diaspora, is a unique amalgamation of Eastern and Western customs. There is no formula for this culture which can manifest itself in East and West mixtures of varying degrees but with the overriding factor that it is not solely one, nor the other. It is a recognisable and yet unique experience.Book Now
Artists: Bonnie Chan, Ghost Chan, John Chan, Yik Sau Chung, Angela Wai-Nok Hui, Jennifer Lim, Isabella Leung, Daniel York Loh, Shum Pui Yung, Gabby Wong.
Designer: Erin Guan
Assistant Designer: Kelly Loi
Sound Design: Nicola T Chang
Stage Manager: Roisin Symes
Director/ Curator: Kim Pearce
Producer: Clarissa Widya
Guardian 2020 Culture Review:
"This is a synthesis of theatre and performance art made by Hong Kong artists based in the UK as well as British east Asian artists, during the autumn protests in Hong Kong by the pro-democracy movement. "
Lyn Gardner - Stage Door
“Papergang's Freedom Hi 自由閪 is a timely piece that considers the ever more tense protests in Hong Kong.”
"Freedom Hi consists of a mix of theatre and performance art made by UK-based Hong Kong and British East Asian artists in the diaspora during the Hong Kong protests"
Tiananmen Square anniversary
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