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WSD2017|Descendants of the Eunuch Admiral
1-9 July.Taipei, Taiwan
An extraordinary festival of performance design, including exhibitions, performances
and diverse events,attracted over 15,000 visitors from 71 countries.


Emerging Designers

Hong Kong

Yuen Shan Lam

Descendants of the Eunuch Admiral

Selected Category: Lighting Design

Category: Lighting Design

Design Statement

This was a devising physical drama production. The production concept focused on “Castration.” The team indicated that it could be divided into two types, “Self-castration” and “Be castrated.”
My first impression was about pain, fear, and loss of self-identity. As a female designer, I tended to view “castration” from a soft and private angle. My lighting design captured the psychological feeling from the scenes, highlighting the mood of each scene and the inner struggling of characters with the use of color, shadow and smoke. Besides, “authority” was the key in the script. It was visually represented through the use of light bulb and punch directional light. Light bulb has been used to symbolize authority power. When you are at the top position, what would be your choice? To get the power, or to leave it away and treat yourself as a “real man”?


Yuen Shan Lam

Lam Yuen-shan, Sandy, is a lighting designer working with the field of theater and dance. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from HKAPA at year 2015 in Lighting Design.
Sandy has worked with several theatre forms. Her recently design work “The Black and the Blue of a Man” (North-east Village Edition), organized from Theatre Horizon, was an environment theatre. Sandy’s another experimental work “Tomie” was performed from book store to the street in Wan Chai in 2015 with The Sharing Room, questioning the social issue about the anxiety over citizen’ living among Hong Kong. Sandy’s other design works also include “Sick Woman,” a devising theatre work, and “The 2nd Stage,” a dance performance.
During school, Sandy has designed with several works in the field of lighting design. "Descendants of the Eunuch Admiral" is one of the works. It was a devising work of physical theatre. Another work was named "Happy Family", a modern Hong Kong style drama written by Or, Ka-ki.

Email Address: lysangae@gmail.com

Theatre Company HKAPA

The Premiere Date of Production 2015-05-04

The Premiere Space of Production HKAPA Studio Theatre

Author Kuo Pao-kun

Director/ Choreographer Tony Wong

Set Designer Leo Yuen, Wang Dandan

Lighting Designer Sandy Lam Yuen-shan

Costume Designer Leo Yuen, Wang Dandan

Sound Designer Labroe Lee Po-yu