I Swallowed a Moon Made of Iron

May 16 - 26, 2019

A Music Picnic & Point View Art Production Presented by Canadian Stage

Creator(s): Njo Kong Kie
Writer(s): Set to the poetry of: Xu Lizhi

Directed by:
Njo Kong Kie

Chinese poet Xu Lizhi writes about his life making electronic parts on an assembly line in a factory in Shenzhen, China. Powerful, haunting and gut-wrenching, Xu's words give voice to millions of migrant workers around the globe whose existence is often forgotten. The world premiere of this song cycle by pays tribute to the life of Xu Lizhi and countless others whose unseen struggles provide the amenities of our digital lives.

An engaging, provocative evening for mind and ear

- NOW Magazine (On "Mr. Shi and His Lover")

Upcoming Performances

May 23, 2019 8:00 pm

May 24, 2019 7:00 pm

May 25, 2019 8:00 pm

May 26, 2019 2:00 pm

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