The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search

A Children’s community production helmed by acclaimed director Eva Jin

A Children’s community production helmed by acclaimed director Eva Jin

On Sunday (Oct 4), 200 guests arrived at the Simon Star Theatre to catch the sold out community stage play performance of ‘Legends of the Moon’. The event, an international affair, included solo and group performers from Thailand, China, Russia, the United Kingdom, the Philippines and France as well as performances by the Phuket Wushu School and ProDance Group.

By Press Release

Tuesday 6 October 2020, 10:10AM

The conclusion of the event was the children’s stage play, ‘Legends of the Moon’, written and directed by acclaimed Chinese film-maker Eva Jin and choreographed by award-winning dancer Jing Jing Wang. The play involved a cast of over 40 children ranging from 2 to 11 years old. 

‘Legends of the Moon’ is the retelling of a story behind the Mid-Autumn Festival about the goddess Chang’E and how she ascended to the moon. The production brought together the creative efforts of parents and volunteers from the United World College Thailand community, the Mo-Lotus Artists Association and other local art patrons. 

“The Mid-Autumn Festival is such a celebrated and important event for the Chinese,” explained Eva Jin. “It’s a time for reunion and gathering with families and friends. After such a tumultuous 2020, we wanted to use theatre, music, dance and visual arts to bring our Phuket family and friends together to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival as one.”

Eva’s accolades run high, having written, directed, and produced several Chinese films including ‘One Night Surprise’ with Fan Bingbing, ‘Crazy New Year’s’ with Xiao Jingteng and ‘Sophie’s Revenge’ with Zhang Ziyi, which was the first female-directed Chinese film to gross more than RMB 100 million at the box office. Eva received a Masters in Fine Arts from the top-ranked filmmaking program at Florida State University, and a bachelor’s degree in Italian Opera from the China Conservatory of Music. Her short film “The 17th Man” was an Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival.

The production on Sunday also included a Stomp-inspired dance sequence by choreographer Jing Jing Wang. 

“The UWCT kids and community are simply amazing. Their commitment to the production and hours of hard work was really well rewarded by the full-house we saw on Sunday,” she said.

Jing Jing, from Inner Mongolia, brought all her experience to the production. She started dancing at 4 years of age. She studied choreography, ballet and Chinese classical dance and arts at the Jiangnan University. She has starred in hundreds of dance productions across China in her extensive career, having won awards such as the 2009 WenHua award, Best Performer for BTV, and many others.


Playing a vital role in bringing Sunday’s performance to the stage was the Mo-Lotus Artists Association.  Established in 2020, the association aims to build a platform for artists and creative talents living in Phuket to foster mutual communication and understanding. Through the collective power of artists, the association’s goal is to promote artistic exchanges and development in Phuket.

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.


Be the first to comment.


Have a news tip-off? Click here


Phuket community
Hotel operators hopeful for recovery to start in H2 2021

Interesting that the graph snow the occupancy rate dropping dramaticlly before 2019......(Read More)

Phuket marks 18 new COVID cases for second successive day

Covid-19 cases are reaching the red line of 90 weekly cases to begin sandbox closing. ...(Read More)

Another Phuket rule change: Negative COVID test results must be issued in past 72 hours

I left Phuket over 2 weeks ago to Chiangmai. I am a resident in Phuket and I have a work permit. I a...(Read More)

Philippines suspends Thailand travel

Any country that used Xinovac CRAP is NOW dealing with Delta WUHAN Virus, including the Philippines....(Read More)

Phuket Sandbox driving employment opportunities in private boat charter industry

My sources are on the ground. I know exactly what is going on. If you'd followed my comments you...(Read More)

As COVID plagues Thailand, PETA calls for all live-animal markets to be closed

๑Xi DK was supporting you so why do put him down. I think the problem is that you have been eatin...(Read More)

Body of man who fell at Sarasin Bridge after entry denial found

'Authorities' wouldn't let the man onto the island where he now lives and works, but man...(Read More)

As COVID plagues Thailand, PETA calls for all live-animal markets to be closed

There is no question about it. For once and for ever, LIVE stock markets should be world wide termin...(Read More)

Woman dies after receiving mixed vaccines

Dr Chawetsan of DCC can throw the research/study outcome of that ChiangRai Hospital in dustbin. Was ...(Read More)

Religious holidays bring two alcohol ban days, three-day weekend

@Sir Burr, not completely! In Rawai/Naiharn the Mayor suggested the bars to bypass the law and decla...(Read More)