Mathias Woo Arts Tech Fashion Theatre

The Tao of Fashion

Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

  • 2021.11.26 (FRI) 3pm

  • 11.26-27 (FRI-SAT) 8pm

  • $499 | $100 (Students) | Other discounts

Mathias Woo Arts Tech Fashion Theatre

The Tao of Fashion

The Tao of Fashion refers to the first line in Tao Te Ching (The Way that is speakable is not the constant Way). It is an Arts Tech Fashion Show that traces the ever-developing nature of fashion and Tao, and the interaction between man and technology. Elements of performance, music, calligraphy, motion picture and digital puppet have been incorporated into the show.


Audience of The Tao of Fashion can register in advance to participate in the Arts Tech ABC 2-day Crash Course (Nov 23-24). For details, please click here.


English translation excerpted from The Pocket Tao Te Ching by Joanna C. Lee and Ken Smith, with permission by Museworks Books

  • Creative Team


    • Artistic Direction, Director, Calligraphy & Visual Design

      Mathias Woo

    • Fashion Designer

      Sing Lo

    • Music Directors

      Yu Yat YiuCedric Chan

    • Sound Designer

      Can. Ha

    • Digital Images

      Benny Woo

    • Lighting Designer

      Adonic Lo

    • Performers

      John Jr ChiangGrace HoopLaurie LauJessica LeeSerene LimCK LiuSobi SoDan TseDavid Yeung

  • Z Innovation Lab


    “Z Innovation Lab 2019” garnered the Red Dot Award in 2020. Curated and designed by Mathias Woo, Z Innovation Lab 2020 is a performing arts project that focuses on the integration of technology and creativity. The theatre serves as a stage and technology laboratory that experiments stage technologies with artists and technical specialists all over the world, to inspire creativity in the theatre industry and expands the possibilities of theatrical performance. We establish a platform for knowledge and ideas exchange, a platform to demonstrate stage technology exploration and showcase various technical configurations and applications, developing a new arts festival paradigm of “Technology + Innovation”.

  • Ticketing


    $499 | $100 (Students) | Other discounts

    Zuni Ticketing Platform Exclusive


    Local full-time students can enjoy concessionary tickets at $100
    New middle-aged audiences over 60, disabled people and their caretaker can enjoy 50% off
    Schools*, clients of Social Welfare Organisation* and recipients of the CSSA# can enjoy fully funded tickets


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    Zuni Friends

    Enjoy 15% off

    Other discounts (Max. 4 tickets)

    *Each discount offer cannot be used in conjunction with other offers.

    Membership discount at 15% OFF; available at art-mate.

    Broadway Cinematheque members
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    Membership Discount at 10% OFF; available at art-mate.

    Members of CCDC Dance Inspirations Card
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    Friends of The Hong Kong Ballet
    Members of HKRep Pals
    Friends of Hong Kong Dance Company Prestige/Classic Members
    Chung Ying Theatre ‘Energy Fun Club plus’
    Friends of Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra
    HKIFF Cine Fan Student Privilege, Classic Privilege, Patron Privilege

    Fringe Club member
    Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association Member

    Group Booking

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  • Music


    Original Soundtracks from Motion Pictures


    The Godfather (Love Theme)
    Composer: Nino Rota


    The Umbrellas of Cherbourg / Les Parapluies de Cherbourg
    (Ending Scene Music)
    Composer: Michel Legrand


    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (Flying)
    Composer: John Williams


    Cinema Paradiso (Main Theme)
    Composer: Ennio Morricone


    Schindler’s List (Main Theme)
    Composer: John Williams


    Hymn to the Sea
    Composer: James Horner


    Jaws (Main Theme)
    Composed by: John Williams


    Psycho (The Bathroom, The Murder)
    Composed by: Bernard Herrmann


    Dr. No (James Bond series) (Main Theme)
    Composed by: Monty Norman


    The Magnificent Seven (Overture)
    Composer: Elmer Bernstein


    Gone With the Wind (Main Title)
    Composer: Max Steiner


    Romeo And Juliet (Love Theme)
    Composer: Nino Rota


    Somewhere In Time (Main Theme)
    Composer: John Barry


    Forrest Gump (Suit)
    Composer: Alan Silvestri


    Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Hedwig’s Theme)
    Composer: John Williams


    The Last Emperor (Main Title Theme)
    Composer: David Byrne


    La La Land (Epilogue)
    Composer: Justin Hurwitz


    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Is She With You?, theme for Wonder Woman’s entrance)
    Composer: Hans Zimmer


    Star Wars (Main Theme)
    Composer: John Williams


    Western Popular Music and Chinese Music


    Shape of You
    Writers : Ed Sheeran, Steve Mac, Johnny McDaid
    Vocal: Ed Sheeran


    Di Nu Hua / The Flower Princess
    Original Script: Huang Xieqin
    Adaptation: Tang Ti-sheng
    Vocals: Yam Kim Fai, Bak Sheut Sin


    Chun Jiang Hua Yue Ye / Moonlit Night on Spring River
    Composer: Ancient Tune
    Musicians: Lui Pui-yuen, C.K. Wong, Chu Hing-cheung


    Bridge Over Troubled Water
    Primary Artist: Simon & Garfunkel
    Composer & Lyricist: Paul Simon


    Yellow River Piano Concerto: The First Movement “The Song of the Yellow River Boatmen”
    Composer: Xian Xinghai
    Arrangers: Yin Chengzong, Chu Wanghua, Liu Zhuang, Sheng Lihong, Shi Shucheng, Xu Feixing
    Conductor: Yin Chengzong
    Orchestra: China Philharmonic Orchestra


    Every Breath You Take
    Composer & Lyricist: Sting
    Band: The Police
    Adaptations by Different Artists: Bruce Springsteen, Sting (Live at The Human Rights Concert 1988: Human Rights Now) / Carmen Morales, Shaila Durcal / Gloria Gaynor / Juliana Harfield / Deep Chills / Karen Souza / Joseph B, D&J Polimeno / Lucifer Cast, Debbie, Tom Ellis / Music Travel Love / Roberto Roena / Sting, Phil Collins (Live Aid at the Wembley Stadium, 13 July 1985) / Thundatraxx


    Ta Xue Xun Mei / Searching for Plum Blossoms in Snow
    Composer: Huang Tzu
    Lyricist:Liu Xue An
    Vocal: Teresa Teng


    Last Christmas
    Composer & Lyricist: George Michael
    Band: Wham!


    Englishman In New York
    Composer & Lyricist: Sting
    Band: The Police


    J’aime Tes G’noux (Shame, Shame, Shame)
    Composer: Sylvia Robinson
    Lyricist: Bernard Michel
    Vocal: Henri Salvador


    Sous le ciel de Paris
    Composer: Hubert Giraud
    Lyricist: Jean Bretonnière
    Vocal: Yves Montand


    Rich Girl
    Composer & Lyricist: Daryl Hall
    Duo: Daryl Hall & John Oates


    Butterfly Lovers’ Violin Concerto
    Composers: He Zhanhao, Chen Gang
    Violin: Takako Nishizaki
    Conductor: Fan Cheng-wu
    Orchestra: Shanghai Conservatory Symphony Orchestra


    Composers & Lyricists: Holly Johnson, Mark O’Toole, Peter Gill
    Band: Frankie Goes To Hollywood


    Xue Ran Di Feng Cai / Blood-stained Glory
    Composer: Su Yue
    Lyricist: Chen Zhe


    Canto Pop


    Shanghai Tan (Superstar Chow Yun-fat Live in Concert)
    Composer: Joseph Koo
    Lyricist: James Wong
    Vocal: Chow Yun-fat


    Drifter’s Song
    Composer: Sam Hui
    Lyricists: Sam Hui, Peter Lai
    Vocal: Sam Hui


    Composer: Danny Chan
    Lyricist: Cheng Kwok Kong
    Vocal: Danny Chan


    Yu Ye Dik Long Man / Romance on a Rainy Night
    Composer: Kisaburo Suzuki
    Lyricist: Jolland Chan
    Vocal: Alan Tam


    Si Shui Liu Nian / Years like Water
    Composer: Kitaro
    Lyricist: Cheng Kwok Kong
    Vocal: Anita Mui


    Composer: Kase Kunihiko
    Lyricist: Richard Lam
    Vocal: Leslie Cheung


    An Ocean Apart
    Composer: Yu Lun
    Lyricist: Cho Kei
    Vocal: Wei Sau Han


    Fan Sau Jung Yiu Joi Yu Tin / Breaking Up on Rainy Days
    Composer: Keiji Katayama
    Lyricist: Keith Chan
    Vocal: Jacky Cheung


    Boundless Oceans, Vast Skies
    Composer & Lyricist: Wong Ka Kui
    Band: Beyond


    Dance/ Upbeat Music


    Rivers of Babylon
    Composer: George Reyam
    Lyricist: Brent Dowe
    Vocal: Boney M.


    The Tide is High
    Composers & Lyricists: John Holt, Tyrone Evans, Howard Anthony Barrett
    Band: Blondie


    Here Comes The Rain Again
    Composers & Lyricists: Annie Lennox, David A. Stewart
    Duo: Eurythmics


    Composers & Lyricists: The-Dream, Christopher Stewart, Kuk Harrell, Jay-Z
    Vocal: Rihanna


    It’s Raining Men
    Composers & Lyricists: Paul Jabara, Paul Shaffer
    Vocal: The Weather Girls


    I Can’t Stand The Rain
    Composers & Lyricists: Bernard Miller, Don Bryant, Ann Peebles
    Vocal: Ann Peebles


    Bizarre Love Triangle
    Composers & Lyricists: Stephen Morris, Gillian Gilbert, Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook
    Band: New Order


    Blue Monday
    Composers & Lyricists: Stephen Morris, Gillian Gilbert, Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook
    Band: New Order


    Don’t Go
    Composers & Lyricists: Vince Clarke
    Duo: Yazoo


    Don’t Start Now
    Composers & Lyricists: Dua Lipa, Caroline Ailin, Ian Kirkpatrick, Emily Warren
    Vocal: Dua Lipa


    Ice Ice Baby
    Composers: Floyd Brown, Mario Lavell Johnson, Vanilla Ice
    Lyricists: David Bowie, Floyd Brown, John R. Deacon, Mario Lavell Johnson, Brian May, Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylo, Vanilla Ice
    Vocal: Vanilla Ice


    Composers & Lyricists: Clarence Coffee Jr., Dua Lipa, Sarah Hudson, Stephen Kozmeniuk
    Vocal: Dua Lipa


    Say So
    Composers & Lyricists: Doja Cat, Amala Zandile Dlamini, Lukasz Gottwald, Lydia Asrat
    Vocal: Doja Cat


    Bad Guy
    Composers & Lyricists: Billie Eilish, Finneas O’Connell
    Vocal: Billie Eillish


    Blinding Lights
    Composers & Lyricists: The Weeknd, Ahmad Balshe, Jason Quenneville, Max Martin, Oscar Holter
    Vocal: The Weeknd


    Rain on Me
    Composers & Lyricists: Lady Gaga, Grande, Nija Charles, Rami Yacoub, Tchami, Boys Noize, BloodPop, Burns
    Vocals: Lady Gaga feat. Ariana Grande


    Baby Shark
    Composer & Lyricist: Traditional campfire song
    Adaptation: Pinkfong
    Vocal: Hope Segoine


    Composer: Chiharu Tamashiro
    Lyricist: Derek Shih
    Original Vocal: René Liu


    Classical Music


    Water Music Suite No. 2 for Orchestra in D Major, HWV 349: II. Alla Hornpipe (Danse Paysanne à 3/2)
    Composer: George Frideric Handel
    Director: Luigi Gregorowic
    Orchestra: Orchestra Da Camera Di Roma


    Blue Danube (Excerpt) (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, 2001: A Space Odyssey)
    Composed by: Johann Strauss II
    Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
    Orchestra: Berliner Philharmoniker


    The Four Seasons: Violin Concerto No. 1 in E Major, Op. 8, RV 269 “La Primavera”: 1. Allegro
    Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
    Violin: Simon Standage

    Harpsichord: Trevor Pinnock
    Orchestra: The English Concert


    Symphony No.6 in F Major, Op.68 “Pastorale”
    Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
    Conductor: James Loughran
    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra


    Préludes No.15 in D Flat Major, Op.28 “Raindrop”
    Composer: Frédéric Chopin
    Piano: Claudio Arrau León


    Images I, L.110 – 1. Reflections in the Water (Reflets dans l’eau)
    Composed by: Claude Debussy
    Piano: Unkown


    Swan Lake (Suite), Op.20a, TH 219: 1. Scene – Swan Theme
    Composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Conductor: James Levine
    Orchestra: Wiener Philharmoniker

  • Team


    Production & Technical Manager: Chow Chun-yin
    Stage Manager: Satina Shum
    Deputy Stage Manager: Zeta Chan
    Assistant Stage Managers: Onki Chan, Megan Hung
    Motion Capture VFX & Server-based System Operation: Johnny Sze
    Unity Motion Composing: HKIVE (TM) – HD in Theme Park and Theatre Creative Technology
    Make up: Billie Siu
    Hair Styling: Trista Wong
    Styling Assistant: Winni Hung
    Wardrobe Assistant: Bonnie Chan
    Stage Crews: Chim Man-lung, Christopher Wong
    Backstage Interns: Angela Lui, Winter Yung

    Season 2021 Key Visual Design: Lee Ken-tsai
    Photography (Stage photo): Franz Lai, Carol Mak ​, Vic Shing
    Translation: Mona Chu


    Artistic and Administration Team


    Co-Artistic Director: Danny Yung
    Co-Artistic Director cum Executive Director: Mathias Woo
    International Exchange Director/ Producer: Wong Yuewai
    Company Manager (Administration and Finance): Jacky Chan
    Company Manager (Programme): Doris Kan
    Senior Researcher & Workshop Instructor: Theresa Leung
    Artist-in-Residence: Lai Tat Wing
    Residence Performers: David Yeung, Carson Chung, Luka Wong
    Creative Coordinator: Charmaine Cheng
    Senior Programme Manager: Bowie Chow
    Programme Manager: Ho Yin-hei
    Assistant Programme Manager: Ricky Cheng
    Programme and Art Administration Trainees: Stephy Yeung, Krystel Yu
    Publicity Assistant: Seamus Li

  • Academic Support


  • Technical Partner


  • NFT Partner


  • Acknowledgements


    C’est Bon Projects Corporation Limited
    Jimmy Choo
    Noble Castle Asia (Talent) Limited

  • Terms and Conditions


    Running time approximately 81 minutes with no intermission

    Children under 6 years old will not be admitted

    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.

    Zuni Icosahedron reserves the right to add, withdraw or substitute artists, vary advertised programmes, and/or terminate the programme without prior notice.