The tragedy of birth, the birth of tragedy.
A theatrical work probing into Nietzsche and Wagner’s relationship, which was like a love affair between philosophy and art. Their relationship will be deconstructed by disengaging viewpoints from the subject, and immersing in actions evolving from a multitude of interchangeable, mutually understood concepts. What was born out of the death of faith?
DY80 Danny Yung Experimental Theatre – The Birth of Tragedy is Danny’s new work using the theme of Tragedy to relaunch theatre experimentation on relationship and art, following his 5-year explorative series of The Interrupted Dream. From the German philosopher who was profoundly influential to the development of 20th century philosophy, to the context of contemporary audiences; from the Wagner operas Nietzsche once so fondly embraced and later contemptuously reviled, to noise music that tries to reestablish the borders of music, Danny Yung continues with his ultra-minimalist theatre design of One Table Two Chairs, creating a platform for dialogues across consciousness, generations, cultures. The performance will premiere at the Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre in November 2023.