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the silken phoenix
Is a chamber music theatre work for actress and trio
(cello, piano and percussion) and directed by Matthew Wright.

It celebrates the life, times and works of three of Asia's greatest women poets:
Ho Xuan Huong of Vietnam, Izumi Shikibu of Japan and Li Qingzhao of China.
All emerge as strong, independent personalities and vibrant writers,
with a direct and immediate appeal to audiences.

The text, written by Shanghai native Wang Ping, contradicts the stereotype
of passive and demure Asian womanhood, using comedy, narrative drama and
evocative poetry - wed a to wide ranging collection of chamber and solo music of
composers Kui Dong, Melissa Hui, P.Q. Phan, Chinary Ung, Somei Satoh, Keiko
Abe, Bun-Ching Lam, Lei Liang, Tan Dun and Chou Wen-Chung.
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¬Boston Globe