One Table Two Chairs Creative Cultural Exchange Platform , created by Danny Yung, is inspired by the basic stage setting of traditional Chinese theater, or xiqu, where a table and two chairs on stage render abstract ideas in the highly formulated art form. The table and two chairs on the stage of xiqu can be turned into the representational forms of different locales, indoor or outdoor; different objects from a bed to a mountain; and illustrations of various human and social relationships.
On the stage of the contemporary theater, Yung’s concept of one table and two chairs evokes various kinds of experimentations and exchanges through the idea of crossing-over an expansive range of (digital) media, genres, cultural backgrounds, generations and regions.
Since 1990s, under Yung’s direction and curation, One Table Two Chairs Creative Cultural Exchange Platform (1T2C) has become a framework for cross-cultural dialogues, creative collaboration, and an approach to dialectical thinking. During the past decades, Yung’s One Table Two Chairs Creative Cultural Exchange Platform has been further developed by/through different artists and creative talents all over the world, and has given birth to many creative works that drew attention of viewing and reviewing, creating and re-creating.
On 20 & 21 October 2023, with the art-tech intervention, three outstanding IT2C theater short pieces (20 minutes each) will be presented in a triple-bill program to be held at Studio Theater, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore, for exchange and more, details please see below. The program is co-presented by Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) and Zuni Icosahedron, while Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Singapore is a main sponsor. NAFA is a founding member of University of the Arts Singapore.