Australian version of Monkey King: Synopsis of Journey to the West staged at Sydney Opera House

[Source]    the Confucius Institute at the University of Sydney [Time]    2015-04-22 17:14:41 
 

On the evening of April 4, the stage play Monkey King: Synopsis of Journey to the West, adapted from the classic 16th century Chinese novel of Journey to the West, was performed at the Sydney Opera House. This play was sponsored and promoted by the Confucius Institute at the University of Sydney and was produced by the Theatre of Image, Australia’s premiere theatre for families. Chinese Consul General in Sydney Li Huaxin and Cultural Counselor Zhai Deyu watched the play along with local celebrities, artists and close to four hundred Australian viewers.

This stage show was a combination of spectacular Chinese martial arts, beautiful songs, an elaborate choreography and traditional Chinese puppetry. Also, its distinctive Chinese sense of humor and twists of storyline appealed to the audience.

A scene from Monkey King: Synopsis of Journey to the West

(L-R) Images of Monk Sha, Monkey King, Monk Tang and Pigsy in Monkey King: Synopsis of Journey to the West


(R-L) Jin Xing and the actors playing Monkey King, Pigsy and Monk Sha at the celebration party

It is reported that the Monkey King: Synopsis of Journey to the West is the very first large-scale stage play created by Australian mainstream art institutions based on a classic Chinese story, and all the actors are selected and recruited nationwide. The production team includes Kim Carpenter as the director, an internationally celebrated theatre figure, Donna Abela as the playwright and Peter Kennard as the composer. The play will also perform in Canberra, Wollongong, Penrith and Melbourne.

 
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