Startup of Wusheng

Danny Yung Experimental Xiqu

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Shi Kefa the Drowning . Gao Chong the Outcast General
Way of Wusheng . The Same Ending


By experimenting with two wushengrepertoire excerpts, Drowning and The Outcast General, the programme explores how wusheng moves express anger, anxiety, doubt, and the unavoidable metaphysical theme—death. In one of the excerpts, Shi Kefa throws himself into the river in outrage, and in the other, Gao Chong sacrifices himself. Their journeys may not be the same, but we could savour the mix of emotions in the common destination of their stories. 


Danny Yung Experimental Xiqu - Startup of Wusheng strives to innovate traditional Chinese opera passed down for generations, to resonate with a contemporary and international audience. Through a conversation across generations and cultures between two young xiqu wusheng and two contemporary performers from different cities in Asia, it explores ever-evolving traditions from various viewpoints and social structures.


Standard Price: $280, concession available

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Artistic Director, Director & Designer: Danny Yung

Xiqu Advisor / Consultant: Ke Jun (Nanjing), Zhou Long (Beijing)

Contemporary Performance Artist: Makoto Matsushima (Tokyo), Liu Xiaoyi (Singapore)

Young Wusheng/ Performers: Yang Yang (Nanjing), Ren Jiale (Beijing), Martin Choy

Traditional/Innovative Folk Arts (Acrobatics): Kang Bo-neng (Tai Chung)

This project is funded under the Arts Technology Funding Pilot Scheme by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region


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Terms and Conditions

  • Running time approximately 80 minutes with no intermission
  • Best for ages 6 and above
  • No latecomers will be admitted, until a suitable break in the performance.
  • Zuni Icosahedron reserves the right to add, withdraw or substitute artists, vary advertised programmes, and/or terminate the programme without prior notice.