Upcoming: Music for Red Snow Spring Concert May 30th at 8pm celebrating the Red Snow Collective~for tickets & details visit: http://smallworldmusic.com/shows/music-for-red-snow/
Thursday May 30th @ 8pm with silent auction beginning at 7:30pm @ Canadian Music Centre @ 20 Joseph Street in Toronto
Benefit Concert for Red Snow Collective opens with storytelling by Diana Tso with the Chinese classic, Legend of Lady White Snake , in celebration of 2013′s lunar year of the snake. The concert launches the Music for Red Snow CD celebrating Red Snow’s 2012 productions with special guest performer Red Snow’s music composer, Alice Ho, on grand piano, Patty Chan on erhu, Miriam Sue on guzheng and many more fantastic Canadian artists. There will be reception after the concert.
The Canadian production of Red Snow (that premiered in Toronto January 2012) was successfully remounted in China at ACT Shanghai International Contemporary Theatre Festival 2012!
Please click the following link to see our 2 minute video:
Remembering and Healing
A woman’s nightmare of a Chinese opera drives her to search for her family’s silenced story.
When she falls in love with a man connected to the same history, they must struggle to reconcile the past with the present.
When does the enemy stop being the enemy? One woman’s search into Nanjing’s past unleashes three generations of family secrets.
by Diana Tso
Director, Beatriz Pizano
Music Composer, Alice Ping Yee Ho Music & Movement Director, William Yong
The Canadian REVIEWS for RED SNOW !
FROM THE MEDIA…
“An astonishing, almost unbelievable work … Red Snow isgroundbreaking and brave. It is a stunning success. Go see it.”
~ Mooney On Theatre
“A graceful, moving production … both the poetic script and theimpressive production are full of heart”
~ NOW Magazine
“Pleasingly lyrical…Director Beatriz Pizano’s staging is lovely and delicate…The production, as much as the play, is a rebuke to brutality.”
~ The GRID
“Red Snow provokes, fascinates … Red Snow is the type of theatre we need more of in Toronto.”
~ Charlebois Post
AND FROM THE AUDIENCE…
“Such an accomplished production! … This is in the best tradition of Theatre Passe Muraille.” ~ Paul Thompson (Artistic Director of Theatre Passe Muraille 1972-1982; 2011 Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement)
“I just wanted to applaud you again for such a beautiful and powerful play! … Your play touches on that chord of: ‘How is it that humans do that to each other? How is it possible?’ … It was so incredible how the grandfather tells the story about what happened – What he says and how he said it: Like this incredible scream of disbelief.” ~ Martha Ross (co-founder of Theatre Columbus)
“The forgiveness in this play is breathtaking. A healing, powerful work. This shows to me again, the role of art to heal us.
Thank you for this labour of the soul.”
- Joy Kogawa
Produced by Red Snow Collective in association with Toronto ALPHA and Aluna Theatre