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Danny Yung Experimental Theatre
2 or 3 Things about Interrupted Dream
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$200

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Date
2021.7.7 (WED) 3pm
7.8-10 (THU - SAT) 8pm
Location
Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
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The Interrupted Geng Zi Dream (2020) is honoured to be entitled as "A Featured Work of IATC(HK) Critics Awards 2020". This year, we are delighted to bring it back on stage with a twist - 2 or 3 Things About Interrupted Dream is developed based on the former production's structure and elements. It is also the extension of the Interrupted Dream series as part of the Danny Yung Experimental Theatre.

In 2021, the pandemic certainly affected our society, our culture, especially our culture of communications, and invoked our deep reflection on art and the development of our society. That presented us opportunities to carry out dialectic discourses on our experimentation and its creative process, as well as allowing us to examine the very nature of art, which includes the evaluation of the virtuality and the realness in the context of the present technological advancement. The pandemic reminds us of the disconnection between our developed society and its respective environmental ecology, so much so that the health and education systems are not on par with our needs in reality.  The interactions between the system and technology become an important issue.

To be staged at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre in July this year, 2 or 3 Things About Interrupted Dream which is developed from the excerpt In Praise of the Portrait of the kunqu (opera) Peony Pavilion created in Ming dynasty, aims at getting inspired by looking at a "portrait" out of the frame/context. What is different is that, today, we are trying to examine the history by experimenting the migration of a painted portrait into the forms of "photo", "film" and "reality TV".  That is to explore and evaluate how theatre being a framework and the vehicle of communications, so as to reflect on how the notion of theatre being challenged by the ever-available public space/media with the aid of current technology. Seemingly, the portrait used in the Peony Pavilion metaphors idol worship, while our simile is to discuss the virtuality and the realness of the media in a theatre play. This theatre work is invited to be the closing event of the Grotowski Institute's theatre Festival in Poland in September 2021.
 
A Featured Work of IATC (HK) Critics Awards 2020 /
 
Creative Notes                   Danny Yung

The Return of Soul at the Peony Pavilion, written by dramatist Tang Xianzu in 1598, included Scene 10 - Interrupted Dream. The scene provided us significant rooms for imagination and the vicissitudes of life presented in and outside the theatre. Among the variety of symbols and narratives, we went with the flow to look for individual and collective imaginative space.

Peony Pavilion was banned several times 450 years back. Every time it was restaged, it turned into even more indulged and plaintively showy. Now, all of us, please look at this theatre, look at its confines and taboos, and attend to the way we see and be seen in Interrupted Dream.
 
 

Creative Team

Director, Scriptwriter & Designer: Danny Yung
Music: Steve Hui (aka Nerve)
Video: Benny Woo
Performer: 
Sylvie Cox, Martin Choy*, JH, Ellen Kong, Dan Tse
 






Benny Woo
Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Media Arts) degree from the RMIT University. After returning to Hong Kong, he has worked across the fields of television broadcast, music video and multimedia theatre.


Martin Choy*

Studying in School of Drama, Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, major in acting.



Sylvie Cox

 
*With the support and kind permission of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Design and Production Team

Production Manager: Chow Chun Yin
Deputy Stage Manager: Zeta Chan
Video Operator: Johnny Sze
Assistant Stage Manager: Chan On Ki, Megan Hung
Wardrobe: Bonnie Chan
Stage Crew: Kenneth Chan, Chim Man Lung

Rehearsal Master: Megan Hung
Creative Assistant: Dan Tse, Wu Zonglun

Graphic Design: Lee Ken Tsai
Graphic Design Assistant: Coco Cheung

Promotion Video Production: Ricky Cheng

Video Documentation: Dino+Hayman@Singular
Photography: Cheung Chi Wai, Vic Shing

Video Documentation Intern:
Wong Yu Tak, Yan Tsz Long
Stage Intern: Crystal Pang, Issac Chan

Video Footage

In Search of New China by John Wong (2019)
(Zuni’s Experimental Theatre Restructuring Images Series
Original Director/ Concept: Danny Yung)

Music

Suite in A Minor, RCT 1: No. 1 Prélude
Composed by Jean-Philippe Rameau

Sheep on the Slope in Interrupted Dream
Vocal: Shen Yili (Shanghai)

Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major
Composed by: Ludwig van Beethoven

Dream
Vocal: Carrie Koo
Music: Joseph Koo
Lyrics: Doe Ching

Traditional Masks Production

Pak Supono (Yogyakarta)

Programme & Marketing

International Exchange Director: Wong Yuewai
Company Manager (Administration and Finance): Jacky Chan
Company Manager (Programme): Doris Kan
Public Relations Manager: Luka Wong
Programme Manager: Ho Yin-Hei
Assistant Programme Manager: Ricky Cheng
Programme and Art Administration Trainee: Stephy Yeung

Academic Support

 
Acknowledgement

Didik Nini Thowok

GivTic

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Terms and Conditions
Running time approximately 80 minutes with no intermission
No latecomers will be admitted, until a suitable break in the performance.

In line with disease prevention and control measures, and to ensure the safety of the public, audience and staff members, hygiene measures are enhanced at performance venues. Entrance guideline and special seat arrangement might adjust according to the latest situation, please pay attention to the latest update. We appologise for any inconvenience caused.
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