The year 2022 shall witness the 65th anniversary of the Canto-opera classic “Floral Princess".  In the aftermath of the unprecedented pandemic, life is being rebuilt both on stage and off stage. Revelation of the Floral Princess – “Listen to the howling drums and horns.  Fire is spreading, generals shedding their armours, officers weeping and sighing”. The protagonists of this story brought to action the familiar line “Thou shall wade through the path of life and death”. They stretched their flexibility to endure challenges at great moments. Utopia Cantonese Opera Workshop will be staging a series of professional and student editions of this classic to pay tribute to the invincible trio in Canto-opera, namely Yam Kim Fai, Pak Suet Sin and Tong Tik Sang, and to broaden the scope of local original art production.

Voice – Leaving Blank
The mid-20th century saw the rise of television broadcasting, a form of broadcasting with images and sounds readily penetrating households. It was believed to bring an end to the radio, which had only got sounds. However, facts speak louder than words. Today, more than half a century has passed and radio broadcasting is still vigorous. The reason is that the audience may listen to the radio while browsing through something at the same time. Also, sounds without images leave them with much room for imagination. Imagination sets the mind free, which in turn leaves some blank in the soul. Leaving blank is the very basis of the operation of RAM (Random Access Memory).

The separation of the Canto-opera script from the stage performance reduces the art form to texts and literature. Simply recite the script with a real-life voice. Let the audience input their own imagination. The RAM of their mind performs their own derivation, attaining a different enlightenment. Send a voice file of a minute or two to your friends. Share with them the reading pleasure you have discovered and your insight. Make the best use of your mobile phone to convey your personal thoughts.

Target Entrants
All students are encouraged to participate to experience the pleasure of reading and reciting.

Form
The Recital Edition is a new variation on Readers Theatre (which in turn is derived from drama and movies).  The script shall be read out in natural voice and tone with expressiveness and emotion, just like reciting proses and poems. The length will be 1-3 minutes.

Reference for Art Form (Note:  Not exactly the same)
Japanese Play Recital《鬼滅の刃》

Performance
Venue: Grand Theatre, Xiqu Centre, West Kowloon Cultural District
Date: 23 January 2022 (concurrently with the Theatrical Concert Edition) 

Enquiry: 9880-8410 (Mr. Chan)

Stay tuned ! 
Details of the Audtition will be announced shortly.


Floral Princess 65th Anniversary Series
Floral Princess | Professional Edition
Floral Princess | Theatre Student Edition
Floral Princess | Theatrical Concert Student Edition
Floral Princess | Recital Student Edition
Canto-Op Video Festival | Imagine@FloralPrincess65
Other events will be unveiled shortly