Jockey Club Learning Chinese Culture through Arts Tech Theatre Programme – Calligraphy

Yuen Long Theatre

2024.8.10-18 (Sat-Sun)

Jockey Club Learning Chinese Culture through Arts Tech Theatre Programme – Calligraphy

Calligraphy is the soul of Chinese culture.

 

Learning about calligraphy is the only entrance to Chinese culture.

 

What is Chinese calligraphy?
Brushes in Chinese Calligraphy
Inks in Chinese Calligraphy
Four Essential Tools in Chinese Calligraphy
Five Major Scripts in Chinese Calligraphy

 

Zuni combined creative musical theatre for children and live immersive installation using arts tech with the Chinese Culture: Learn to Play educational kit, for both adults and kids to experience the knowledge and aesthetics of Chinese calligraphy. Through adventures in the Monkey King: Havoc in Calligraphy Metaverse, audience of all ages could learn about different strokes found in Chinese characters, evolution of the major scripts, and the development and usage of calligraphy tools, as a fun way to get to know traditional Chinese culture.

  • Creative Team

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    • Special Guest Curator, Artistic Consultant

      Dr. Kan Tai-keung

    • Artistic Direction, Curating & Arts Tech Installation

      Mathias Woo

    • Deputy Installation Designer

      Liu Si

  • Chinese Culture PLAY + LEARN - The Monkey King: Havoc in Calligraphy Metaverse

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    Mozart Nursery Rhymes x The Monkey King with 72 Forms Versus the Calligraphy Masters

    The five playful and mischievous Monkey Kings each have their own calligraphic styles. With seal, clerical, regular, semi-cursive, and cursive script as their respective tricks, they brave the calligraphy metaverse to battle master calligraphers and Tathagata Buddha, bringing Chinese culture to life. Singing along Mozart nursery rhymes and dancing with the five Monkey Kings on an arts tech stage, we welcome children to the interactive calligraphy metaverse. The vast world of Chinese calligraphy is right in front of you, are you ready to wreak havoc in Heaven—the calligraphy metaverse?

     

    Artistic Direction, Directing & Arts Tech Design: Mathias Woo

    Original Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Music Director: Yu Yat Yiu

    Lyrics: Cedric Chan

    Performers Art Guides: Gordon Lee (Harmonica), Kang Bo Neng (Acrobatics), Ray Tang, Luka Wong, Zachary Pink Yung

  • Jockey Club Learning Chinese Culture through Arts Tech Theatre Programme

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    Funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, and organised by Zuni, a series of theatre and art programmes on Chinese culture is in the making.

     

    Through arts-tech theatre performances and activities, music and installations, community workshops and internships, the programme engages people from every walk of life to get closer to Chinese culture and explore our traditions, aesthetics and wisdom.

     

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