DANCE ME TO THE END OF LOVE
“Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin, Dance me through the panic till I'm gathered safely in, Lift me like an olive branch, be my homeward dove, Dance me to the end of Love!”
L. Cohen

In October 2003 Theatre du Pif collaborated with Scottish choreographer Alan Greig (X Factor Scotland) to produce Dance Me to the End of Love. The production drew its inspiration from Nobel prize winner for literature Hermann Hesse's famous novel 'Siddhartha' and the songs of Canadian singer, songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen. 

 

Fusing elements of theatre and dance with live music, the show chronicles the quest of a young man, Siddhartha, for the conquest of suffering and fear. Siddhartha's journey leads him through the temptations of luxury and wealth, the delights of sensual love and the sinister threat of death-dealing snakes towards the fulfillment of his destiny as a ferryman guided by the all-knowing voice of the running river. In this visually stunning production, the story of Siddhartha is counter balanced by the poetic and haunting songs of one of popular music's greatest wordsmiths Leonard Cohen.

 

The production was revived in 2005 with Malaysian dancer Aman Yap taking over the roles previously performed by Alan Greig and the production has been touring to different festivals.

Critics

"Steeped in subtle humour and deep emotions. Not to be missed!" 
Berliner Magazine

 

"A highly poetic production that is full of a magical and colourful imagination like a Fellini film."
Berlin Morgenpost

 

"A moving performance that is both poetic and rich in symbolism... Bonni Chan's acting and dance was apleasure to watch and she illuminated beautifully the range of human joy and suffering from which Siddhartha struggled to escape."
The Flying Inkpot Theatre Review Singapore

 

"full of sparkle... the theatre language is simple and eloquent"
P.K. Cheung, Hong Kong Theatre Critic

 

"A beguiling production"
Hong Kong Magazine, Oct 2005

Touring/Extended Performances

Aug 2017

Beijing International Women Theatre Festival, Beijing Star Theatre (Touring)

May 2012

Shanghai 800 Show, Shanghai (Touring)

Sep 2011

Opening performance at the Manizales International Theatre Festival Colombia at Decanatura de Estudiantes Centro Cultural, Colombia (Touring)

Jul 2011

Kwai Tsing Theatre (Re-run)

May 2009

Sha Tin Town Hall (Re-run)

May 2007

Macao Cultural Centre, Macao (Touring)

Sep 2006

Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre’s Drama Salon, Shanghai (Touring)

Esplanade Theatre Studio, Singapore (Touring)

Jun 2006

Sheung Wan Civic Centre (Re-run)

Nov 2005

Theatre Zerbrochene Fenster, Berlin (Touring)

Oct 2005

Sha Tin Town Hall (Re-run)

Oct 2003

Hong Kong City Hall (Premiere) 

Team

Director
Bonni Chan

Devisors

Bonni Chan, Sean Curran

Performers

Bonni Chan, Sean Curran,
Alan Greig (2003),
Aman Yap Choong-boon  (2005-2017)

Visual Designer

Sylvia Chan

Lighting Designer

Lau Ming-hang

Costume Designer

Cheng Man-wing

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