Esplanade’s Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts is timed to coincide with the Chinese New Year. This festive period is the most significant time of gathering for families and loved ones for most Chinese people around the world. The programmes we plan for Huayi are therefore carefully curated with this implicit goal: to provide an unforgettable experience in the arts that you can share with your loved ones, young or old.
From 16 – 25 Feb 2024, among other highlights, watch the heroes of Cantonese opera in Woman Warrior: Mu Gui Ying and The Sassy Princess—starring veteran Hong Kong actress and actor, Liza Wang and Law Ka-ying—prove that this age-old genre is still a timeless delight. In Everything For You, our commission with Singapore theatre company Nine Years Theatre, see how family ties provide much needed comic relief and unexpected support in life. Laugh till your sides split with the witty crosstalk of Dear Governor Bao by Comedians Workshop of Taiwan. The crime and police thriller is a genre that has defined many acclaimed Hong Kong films—now watch it as a stage production 13•67 by Zuni Icosahedron. Revel in the charm of the traditional pingtan art form with the Shanghai Pingtan Troupe and get to know The Four Beauties of ancient China.
When: 16 - 25 Feb 2024,