'A Poet and His Muse - Yu Kwang-chung's Poetry in Music, Forum and Movie', a series of events to celebrate the words of world renowned poet Yu Kwang-chung, were co-presented by The Arts House and UniSIM Centre for Chinese Studies on 6 and 7 December 2013.
The concert was performed on 6 December evening by Bel Canto Singers from Hong Kong at Chamber, The Arts House. Poetic songs and recitations filled the chamber to an enchanted audience of some 90 people. The concert was also supported by the Arts Development Fund of the Home Affairs Bureau, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
The forum was held at the same venue in the following morning. It was presented by A/P Koh Hock Kiat, Director of Confucius Institute, Nanyang Technological University; Mr Lee Soo Chee, Institute of Chinese Studies, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia; Mr David Quah, Chairman of Bel Canto Singers, Hong Kong, and moderated by Professor Wong Yoon Wah, Senior Vice President, Southern University College, Malaysia. The speakers from Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong shared their insights on the impact of Yu's works on the Chinese musical and literary scenes with some 70 participants.
The Untrammeled Traveler, a documentary film on Yu Kwang-chung, was screened on 7 December at The Arts House's Screening Room to a full house of 75 attendees. The movie was made as part of The Inspired Island: Series of Eminent Writers from Taiwan, a documentary series on Taiwan literature.
This series of events was organised in collaboration with the TAIPEI REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE IN SINGAPORE and sponsored by the Spotlight Taiwan Project (Special patron Dr Samuel Yin).