Shek-O Opera: Celebrating the Ephemeral

The setting is Shek O's bamboo theater. The structure is partially dismantled, the echo of the performances only a memory. On stage, however incongruous, Shek O's maritime horizons still provide the backdrop. 

A surviving mangrove tree stands proudly, holding the starring role in this altogether new performance. Next to it, lie piles of branches and ripped concrete structures, the tragic victims. 

These remains tell the story of the typhoon’s aftermath. 

The scene evokes the fragility of our environment and human condition.  All is celebrated in what is only a temporary structure, torn down and rebuilt, like the not so distant city that houses it. 

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