Hello, my friends! Is it spring yet? I think I will ask this question every time until the peonies in my yard start to bloom. ;D Despite the elements, life must go on. Last weekend, my friend D and I went to see a play by the National Theater of China, as part of the center’s World Stages program. It was exciting and strange at the same time watching live performance in my mother tongue at an English-speaking venue.
Overall, we enjoyed the performance, it was different at least. Focused on love, the play turned a transitional story of good vs evil into somewhat humorous dialogues among creatures of various desires. The introduction of pop culture was refreshing, the overall organization of the story, however, was a bit random. During intermission, D graciously agreed to take some outfit photos for me. Knowing me, I don’t miss any opportunity to dress up. 🙂
Sometime great things happen unexpected. Last Sunday was one of those days. Before and after the performance, we saw a group of people dressed in all black, each carrying a black umbrella and a long black tube, moving from one end of the corridor to the other, like a flock of birds. Just when I believed they were doing some kind of dance, they stopped and gestured people to lie down on the ground, pointing the long black tube to their ears and started to whisper.
Curious enough, I had to find out what they were doing. It turned out that they were also part of the World Stages program, a performance called Les Souffleurs commandos poétiques, the whispers’ poetic commands. By whispering poems and the like into listener’s ears, the hope is “to create spontaneous, peaceful, and meaningful poetic interruptions as an endeavor to slow down the world.”
Thank you very much for reading! I am really looking forward to the peak of DC’s cherry blossom next week, should be a beautiful sight! Until my next post!
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