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Bud­dhist Chants in Scent and Light

The Zuni Icosa­he­dron sea­son opener is an ex­per­i­men­tal per­for­mance based on a text that dates back 1,200 years to the Tang Dy­nasty, ar­ranged by Mas­ter Kuan Pen in the 20th cen­tury in his book “Cham­ber of Scent and Light.” Through a mix of con­tem­po­rary the­ater and tra­di­tional Bud­dhist rit­u­als, Zuni’s per­for­mance ex­plores the pu­rifi­ca­tion and calm­ing as­pects of chant­ing, as well as the her­itage of the art of Bud­dhist vo­cal prac­tices with the help of artis­tic di­rec­tors the Ven­er­a­ble Sik Hin-hung of HKU’s Cen­ter for Bud­dhism Stud­ies and the Ven­er­a­ble Sik Tsang-chit, ab­bot of the Tung Lin Kok Yuen Bud­dhist nun­nery. This per­for­mance is in Can­tonese and Pu­tonghua. Sep 22, 8:15pm; Sep 25, 3pm. Grand Theatre, Cul­tural Cen­tre, 10 Sal­is­bury Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, zu­nisea­

$100-1,000 from

The Im­por­tance of Be­ing Earnest

Os­car Wilde’s time­less play about two young gen­tle­men who make up false iden­ti­ties in or­der to get away from their so­cial obli­ga­tions (af­ter all, there’s no such thing as ghost­ing in Vic­to­rian Eng­land!) comes to She­ung Wan cour­tesy of the Hong Kong Shadow Play­ers. Sep 15-16, 7:15pm; Sep 16, 3:15pm. She­ung Wan Civic Cen­tre,

345 Queen’s Rd. Cen­tral, She­ung Wan.

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