Red Snow – Lan Tung (2010)
Written for a Toronto theatre production Red Snow, it honours the victims in the Japanese Rape and Massacre of Nanking, China in 1937. This play advocates art for social change, healing, peace and reconciliation. Red Snow is a modern theatre production that makes many references to Kun Qu, a form of Chinese opera popular in southern China. The characters are caught between borders, traditions, histories, and the complex emotions of love and hate. Therefore, the music reflects the contrasting nature of the play, fusing contemporary and traditional materials and forms..