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HKETO welcomes HK Zuni Icosahedron to Canada

Posted in: Press Releases

April 4, 2017


HK Zuni Icosahedron embarked on a “Canada Tour 2017” with the “One Table Two Chairs” Programme in Toronto and an art exhibition in Vancouver as part of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Toronto's (HKETO) programme to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) in Canada.

Zuni presented its centerpiece performance of the “One Table Two Chairs” programme, Flee by Night, to the audience in Toronto on April 4. Speaking at the opening reception before the performance, the Director of HKETO, Miss Kathy Chan, said "Zuni is one of the nine major professional performing arts groups subvented by the HKSAR Government and its works are distinctively different from their counterparts, because it is a pioneer in the field of experimental theatre."

"The company is deft to discover the sophisticated beauty and glamour of Chinese traditional forms of art, transcend it and put it in a modern-day Western-style theatre context," Miss Chan continued.

Miss Chan praised Zuni's works as not only innovative but also stimulating the senses and mind of the audience.

"Zuni is a good example that shows the abundance of talents in Hong Kong who are able to create many possibilities and explore the many frontiers of arts, and reflects the very nature of Hong Kong as a melting pot of cultures of the East and the West, and of the old and the new."

In summing up, Miss Chan remarked that Hong Kong is a vibrant arts hub attracting performers from all over the world while home-grown performing groups also reach a high standard.  She welcomed Canadian visitors to experience for themselves the richness and diversity of art in Hong Kong.

The company will continue the “Canada Tour 2017” with “Tian Tian Xiang Shang” exhibition in Vancouver from April 22 to May 21.

For programme details, please visit HK Zuni Icosahedron’s official website at:
http://www.zuni.org.hk/new/zuni/web/default.php?cmd=news_detail&id=73

 

The Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO), Miss Kathy Chan, speaks at the opening reception of HK Zuni Icosahedron performance of 'Flee by Night' at the Robert Gill Theatre, University of Toronto.

The HKETO Director, Miss Kathy Chan (right), photos with (from left) Zuni’s guest artist, Mr Zhang Jun, Chinese Deputy Consul General to Toronto, Mr Xu Wei, University of Toronto's Associate Director (Graduate), Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, Dr Antje Budde, and Zuni’s Co-Artistic Director, Mr Danny Yung.

Flee by Night performance.

Chinese version on next page.

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