Since the 1980s, Zuni has been at the forefront of alternative theatre’s evolution in Hong Kong. The “Solitude” series embodies the spirit of Zuni’s appropriations (and transformations) of popular cultural texts. Inspired by the 1967 Gabriel García Márquez magical realism novel of the same name, the series carries forward the text’s ideology.
Thus far, the “Solitude” series has revived various internal vocabularies of “direction” and “action”, articulated over decades of successive productions, to explore the novel’s main elements: the love for language, the role of technology in modernity, and the proximity between love and death.
Previous productions have focused on shared journeys and recurrences: performers flowed endlessly from left to right while referencing a universe of signs and gestures. Each episode has been open-ended, making way for further cycles, seasons, parades, marches, processions, and other collectivities which exemplify the tide and temporality of human life.