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Blossoms of Her Selves

Yaxin Luo
Friday 4 February 2022, 2pm and 7pm
Stage One

This doctoral project researches the intercultural issues raised for a Chinese artist when composing a feminist adaptation of an episode from a Qing dynasty classic (also known as one of the Four Chinese Great Classical Novels) A Dream of Red Mansions for contemporary UK audiences.

This adaptation contextualises contemporary female issues, especially reflecting on female independence/dilemmas/suicide, and female relationships under the patriarchal system. This work explores how adaptation, feminism, and intermediality could inform each other in theatre performance, while breaking the boundary between onstage/offstage and integrating the immersive effects of theatre, cinema and gallery.

Tickets: £5

Warning: Strong language; sexual content, upsetting scenes, food (cucumber, chocolate, chips)