(Editor’s note: As the dawning of the show 2 or 3 Things about the Interrupted Dream, let’s revisit Director Danny Yung’s consciousness and subconsciousness in the year of Geng Zi, with the idea brewing for over 6 months, ask again about what is theatre, history or truth.)
Text: Danny Yung, originally published on the programme note of The Interrupted Geng Zi Dream (2020).
Hello Everyone. In the Year of Geng Zi, our way of life and culture are much affected by the pandemic, especially our culture of communications, as well as our established preconceptions about performing arts. All of these provides an important opportunity for future creative process . This opportunity allows us to review the nature of art: art and society, art and education, art and market, art and community, art and technology, art and culture, and the list goes on. Should art be more independent and critical? More importantly, we need to re-organize the structure of creativity. What factors behind creative process have been driving us? Be they economical and market-oriented? Or related to policy and institutional structure? Or the culture of artists’ dialectical and critical thinking that matters?