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1 t2c @ ITI

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1 t2c @ ITI

  1. 1. One Table Two ChairsCultural Exchange ProjectITI Music Theatre NOW International meetingJönköping, Sweden, 22 – 26 May 2013Danny Yung
  2. 2. One Table Two Chairs (1T2C) is a standardized set design intraditional Chinese theatre.
  3. 3. A different arrangement of One Table Two Chairs is symbolicof a different scene.
  4. 4. Grand Seat (大座), with the table in front a chair, suggest theoffice of military general, high-ranking mandarin or the like.
  5. 5. Grand Seat in an oblique direction (斜場大座)
  6. 6. Double Grand Seats (雙大座)
  7. 7. Casual Seat (小座), with a chair in front of the table, maysuggest a lobby, or a small living room, among other scenes.
  8. 8. Casual Seat with One Side Chair (一旁椅)
  9. 9. Table put lengthwise with one chair at one side and anotheron top (高台), symbolizes a tall platform or a mountain.
  10. 10. Table with a chair at both sides aligned in a straight line,symbolizes a bridge or a hill.
  11. 11. One Table Two Chairs has been adopted by Danny Yungsince 1997 as a platform…
  12. 12. … to initiate creative cross-region, cross-discipline and cross-cultural dialogue, negotiation, critique and collaboration.
  13. 13. The project has commissioned more than 100 20-minutecontemporary stage works since its inception.
  14. 14. Collaborating Artists
  15. 15. Collaborating Artists
  16. 16. Collaborating Artists
  17. 17. Zuni IcosahedronITI Music Theatre NOW International meetingJönköping, Sweden, 22 – 26 May 2013
  18. 18. One Hundred Years of Solitude 10.0 – Cultural Revolution(2011 Hong Kong; 2012 Singapore)Zuni Icosahedron, founded in 1982, is a Hong Kong based internationalexperimental theatre company.
  19. 19. Zuni has produced more then 180 original productions of alternative theatre andmultimedia performances...One Hundred Years of Solitude 10.0 – Cultural Revolution(2011 Hong Kong; 2012 Singapore)
  20. 20. ...and has been active in video, sound experimentation and installation arts…One Hundred Years of Solitude 10.0 – Cultural Revolution(2011 Hong Kong; 2012 Singapore)
  21. 21. …as well as in areas of arts education, arts criticism, cultural policy research andinternational cultural exchange.The Trial (1994)
  22. 22. Over the years, Zuni has been invited to more than 30 cities in Europe, Asia, andAmerica for cultural exchange and performances.The Trial (1994)
  23. 23. Zuni is one of the nine major professional arts companies in Hong Kong...The Trial (1994)
  24. 24. and has established itself as a premiere experimental theatre locally andinternationally.Two or Three Things You Want to Know About Hong Kong (2004)
  25. 25. Since 2009, Zuni becomes Hong Kong Cultural Centre’s venue partner, andproduces a series of theatre works and outreach education programmes.Two or Three ThingsYou Want to KnowAbout Hong Kong(2004)
  26. 26. Theatre is a real time real space experience.Two or Three Things You Want to Know About Hong Kong (2004)
  27. 27. In the theatre, we laugh, cry, think, and experience all the vicissitudes of lifetogether in the same space and in the same period of time.Corbu and Kahn (2009)
  28. 28. Zuni Theatre starts with exploring all of the possibilities in the theatre –Corbu and Kahn (2009)
  29. 29. traditions and technologies, dialogues and movements, politics and entertainment,history and philosophy, sense and sensibility…Corbu and Kahn (2009)
  30. 30. Theatre is not life, but life can be enlightened by theatre –Hua-yen Sūtra (2007, 2008, 2013 Hong Kong; 2008 Taipei)
  31. 31. regaining lost feelings and memories, recounting the good and bad of the world,searching for various possibilities of living and life.Hua-yen Sūtra (2007, 2008, 2013 Hong Kong; 2008 Taipei)
  32. 32. This is Zuni Theatre; this is the power of real time, real space of theatre.Hua-yen Sūtra (2007, 2008, 2013 Hong Kong; 2008 Taipei)
  33. 33. Avant-gardes are elite warriors who lead the troops to explore the future.Tears of Barren Hill(2008 Hong Kong; 2009 Yokohama; 2009 Rotterdamse; 2009 Singapore)
  34. 34. Avant-garde art is a pursuit of ideal and a mission to reinvent culture:Tears of Barren Hill(2008 Hong Kong; 2009 Yokohama; 2009 Rotterdamse; 2009 Singapore)
  35. 35. to revisit the past, to criticize the present, to subvert the mainstream, to guidethinking, to inspire imagination,Tears of Barren Hill(2008 Hong Kong; 2009 Yokohama; 2009 Rotterdamse; 2009 Singapore)
  36. 36. …to resist the kitsch and the superficial, and to create experiences that reflectintellectuality, humanity and diversity.Looking for Mies – God is in the Details (2009, 2011)
  37. 37. Avant-garde art is of relative force of constructive revolution which pushes forsocial, political, and aesthetic evolution.Looking for Mies – God is in the Details (2009, 2011)
  38. 38. It is neither entertainment consumption nor political propaganda, nor is it purelyan artistic behaviour.Looking for Mies – God is in the Details (2009, 2011)
  39. 39. It interacts with the society and influences social development.A Tale of The Forbidden City (2009, 2010, 2013 Hong Kong; 2012 Suzhou)
  40. 40. Zuni’s avant-garde art looks for all boundaries in social systems and artistic value,A Tale of The Forbidden City (2009, 2010, 2013 Hong Kong; 2012 Suzhou)
  41. 41. …and challenges all sorts of ideological bottom lines; through experimentations indifferent areas –A Tale of The Forbidden City (2009, 2010, 2013 Hong Kong; 2012 Suzhou)
  42. 42. …creative theatre, installation arts, cultural exchanges and policy initiatives,exhibits a progressive and pioneering force.Book of Ghosts (2009)
  43. 43. “…their success was based on meticulous preparation and creative talent.”— Professor Jonathan D. Spence, Sterling Professor of History Emeritus,Department of History, Yale UniversityBook of Ghosts (2009)
  44. 44. “Zunis efforts in promoting and instigating developments in arts and culture havebeen highly remarkable.” — Hans-Georg Knopp, Secretary-General of Goethe-InstituteBook of Ghosts (2009)
  45. 45. "…the essential cultural asset of Hong Kong." — Lin Hwai-min, Founder andArtistic Director of Cloud Gate Dance CompanyStage Sisters (2010, 2012)
  46. 46. "The experimental theatre of Zuni has become an exchange platform for exploringspirits of humanism.” — Toshio Mizohata, Programme Director of BankART 1929Stage Sisters (2010, 2012)
  47. 47. "Nourishing generation after generation of cutting-edge talent."— Professor Zhang Longxi, Foreign Member of the Royal Swedish Academy ofLetters, History and AntiquitiesStage Sisters (2010, 2012)
  48. 48. Danny YungExperimental TheatreITI Music Theatre NOW International meetingJönköping, Sweden, 22 – 26 May 2013
  49. 49. Flee by Night
  50. 50. 2004 Oslo; 2010 Shanghai, Yokohama, Hong Kong, Singapore;2011 Taipei; 2012 Hong Kong
  51. 51. A revamp of the kunqu solo act Flee by Night.
  52. 52. Yungs closing sequel in his Experimental Traditional Theatre Trilogy followingThe Outcast General and the award-winning Tears of Barren Hill.
  53. 53. The Spirits Play
  54. 54. 2011 Hong Kong; 2012 Tokyo, Singapore
  55. 55. Inspired by work of the same title by the late Singaporean director Kuo Pao Kun.Joint Venture between Hong Kong, Nanjing and Tokyo.
  56. 56. Experiments the combination of Kun opera and Noh theatre while addressing theissues of war and memory.
  57. 57. Lao Jiu
  58. 58. 2012 Singapore
  59. 59. In search of Singapore theatre doyen Kuo Pao Kun, based on the set of One TableTwo Chairs.
  60. 60. A 20-minute contemporary stage work by exploring Kuo’s most popular andaccessible work, Lao Jiu.
  61. 61. THANK YOU

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