Danny Yung Experimental Theatre Education Programme Danny Yung Experimental Theatre Education Programme Danny Yung Experimental Theatre Education Programme
Danny Yung Experimental Theatre Education Programme
Danny Yung, the pioneer of Chinese experimental arts will go through the basics of experimental theatre covering the body, sounds, space, technology, symbols and structure.
Speaker: Danny Yung
Creative Elements 1: The Body
Body language was probably the first means we ever employed to express ourselves, well before the language of text and sound came into being. Which part of your body are you most familiar with? The most often used part is probably the hand, right? Especially the fingers. How well do you know and understand about your palms and fingers? What is the purpose of doing warm-up exercises? Danny Yung will tell us how we can learn about the space of the theatre by starting with learning about our own body .
Creative Elements 2: Sound
Sounds are fun experiments in the theatre. Danny Yung will lead you to explore and learn about the possibilities associated with sounds.
Creative Elements 3: Space
Get to know what theatre is, get to know the history of theatre. Theatre is a public space, and directors and architects of theatres have common responsibilities. The aim of cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary studies and collaborations is to develop more new space in order to explore and create comprehensive public spaces with a world vision. Crossing over is a mean of creative criticism and self-critique as well.
Creative Elements 4: Technology
The relationship between theatre creation and technology: technology can be the tool of “knowledge”, just as text/words could be the tool of “knowledge”. Theatre can be the tool of “knowledge”. Creation can also be the tool of ” knowledge”. If the development of technology goes hand in hand with the development of theatre, we could have more inspiration in space, sound, structure, experiments, history, understanding and creation.
Creative Elements 5: Symbols
What are symbols? When we compare, and explore the ins and outs and boundaries of symbols, we can see many different confines, and then we shall find “taboos” and “challenges”, or we may find “the future”. Symbols are the best cultural heritage that history bequeaths us, hoping we could read them creatively, give them new interpretations, then give them discourses and critiques, or even subversions, or even develop them into more visionary and enlightening new symbols; just like the developments of text , of communication, of theatre, and of arts and culture.
Creative Elements 6: Structure
Structure is a medium. We put content into the framework of a structure, and then we would find that structure can be content too. We make contact with concept in the world of the medium, and we would find the medium is concept as well. We collect messages in a world full of systems, and then we would find systems themselves could be messages.