The Hong Kong Avant-garde
Danny Yung, Mathias Woo
Founded in 1982, Zuni Icosahedron is an experiment-based Hong Kong arts collective. Zuni has produced over 200 original theatrical works and has been invited to over 80 cities in Europe, Asia, and America for performance and exchange. For many years, Zuni has been experimenting with creative ways to present fresh aspects of Hong Kong’s culture and arts, proactively promoting international cultural exchange, facilitating arts criticism, cultural policy research and more, actively promoting arts education and developing new artistic paradigms of digital and cross-media. In recent years, the arts collective has been fostering the propagation and development of Performing Arts as an Intangible Cultural Heritage. Zuni is currently one of the nine major professional performing arts companies in Hong Kong and has been made a Venue Partner with the Hong Kong Cultural Centre since 2009. Its experimental programmes are now focused in five distinct areas: tradition, technology, politics, education and humanities. Zuni has been producing a series of creative works and outreach education programmes, experimenting and exploring the different possibilities of form and content within the “Theatre Space”, constantly expanding the boundaries of experimental art and social innovation.