Newport Beach resident as well as writer Kailin Gow likes things that are “& ldquo; edgy, great, intense, exciting, confident, glittery, jaw-dropping as well as awe-inspiring,” & rdquo; so says her web site. She has written more than 300 publications, began a production business and produced a computer animated TV program. However behind her substantial résumé is a lady with a heart for doing points that make a distinction.
This Sunday, Aug. 6, Gow will certainly guide and emcee a Taiwanese dance showcase with earnings profiting cancer cells research study. The “& ldquo; Spreading out Love Fighting Cancer cells Charity Concert & rdquo; at the Pasadena Civic Amphitheater features the Golden Melody Award-winning Rom Shing Hakka Opera Performers in its American best. Via music, dance, acrobatics as well as martial arts, the set will give birth to an old Chinese myth called “& ldquo; Journey of the Monkey King. & rdquo; & ldquo; It is a distinct as well as special treat to attend an efficiency of an old lost art kind, revitalized and resuscitated from the only performers still executing it in Taiwan,” & rdquo; Gow claimed. & ldquo; It is a global story that everybody could connect to today.”
& rdquo; The 70-member Hakka Opera Troupe spans four generations as well as concerns their show as way to bring Hakka culture to the globe as well as future generations.
As “& ldquo; Trip of the Monkey” King & rdquo; informs a tale regarding the battle in between good and wicked, audiences will certainly see high-energy kung fu mixed with the significant and classy practices of tea-picking opera dance.
According to Gow, the tea dancing is hardly ever performed as well as it comes from the custom of tea farmers connecting over cross countries with track.
Gow speaks about this tradition in one of her publications, “& ldquo; The Perfect Cup:” TEA, & rdquo; based on the” The Perfect Cup”traveling and food receive which she explores the world of tea.
In addition to the Hakka Opera Troupe, the Bouquet Dance Theatre, additionally from Taiwan, and the Irvine-based Sun Music Performance Choir will carry out. In total amount, even more than 150 artists will contribute to this party of Taiwanese society.
“& ldquo; I really hope people who see the program find out something from this country,” & rdquo; Gow said. & ldquo; I think (Taiwan) has actually been overlooked as far as exactly what they bring to the globe and also they are making excellent, crucial explorations. This program gives a new recognition for culture as well as reveal that Taiwan want to have the ability to help the world.”
& rdquo; President of the Taiwanese Hakka Organization of The U.S.A. and organizer of the occasion James Liang said in press release that proceeds will certainly profit the Dr. Susan Love Structure Research for Bust Cancer cells and also The John Wayne Cancer Foundation.
“& ldquo; Spreading out Love Battling Cancer Charity Concert will certainly bring Taiwan’& rsquo; s premier opera, acrobat and also martial arts performers to the phase to charm the American audience,” & rdquo; Liang said. & ldquo; It will certainly aid bring awareness to efforts that are being made to treat an illness that is the leading reason of death worldwide as well as elevate money for companies at the leading edge of cancer cells research.”
& rdquo; From its modest beginnings as amusement for the agricultural neighborhood, to playing Taiwan’& rsquo; s prestigious National Theatre Hall as well as currently coming to the USA, the Rom Shing Hakka Opera Troupe is seeing to it its art type proceeds right into the modern-day age.
‘‘ Trip of the Monkey King’
When: 7 p.m. Sunday, August 6
Where: Pasadena Civic Auditorium, 300 E. Eco-friendly Street, Pasadena