At the occasion of the 120th anniversary of the discovery of the plague bacillus by Alexandre Yersin in Hong Kong, our friend Peter SUART will present "Riders on the Plagues" a one-man performance on the plague, as history, art and thought in prose, poetry and songs, projection and theatrical gesture.
Date & time: 8:00 PM on 5-6 June 2014
Venue: Room 201, K. K. Leung Building, Main Campus, The University of Hong Kong
About the artist: Peter SUART is a theatrical performer, an illustrator, a writer, and a musician. He was raised in Hong Kong, and lived there for twenty-three years. He now lives in England. He is co- founder with Kung Chi Shing of ‘the box’, a Hong Kong theatrical music ensemble, and has worked as musician/composer, set designer and narrator for dance and theatre companies. He wrote and performed four one-man theatre works in Hong Kong in the 90s. The fifth in the series "Fragile", on the Hong Kong plague of 1894, was mounted in Cardiff and Hong Kong in 2011; the sixth, Melencolia, played in Cardiff, London and Hong Kong in 2013. He is the author/ illustrator of the Tik and Tok books, published in Hong Kong, and he illustrates for the Folio Society in London. Recent books include Gulliver’s Travels and Thus Spoke Zarathustra.