Performers: Kao Jo-shan (Taipei) as Lin Huiyin & Zhang Xin Tsuei Tai-ho (Taipei) as Liang Sicheng & Pan Shiyi
One Hundred Years of Chinese Architecture
Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
4-5/12 (Fri, Sat) 8:15pm 6/12 (Sun) 3pm
Presented & Produced by Zuni Icosahedron
A Performance of the Liberal Study Series on "Modern China"
The history of Chinese architecture as told through the stories of two couples almost a century apart. Liang Sicheng, the Father of Modern Chinese Architecture, and his wife Lin Huiyin, the first female architect in China, dedicated their lives to the preservation of ancient Chinese architecture. Zhang Xin and her husband Pan Shiyi, the most successful real estate developers in China, introduced Western hip, urban architecture to the country. Romance and profit; living and existing. From the poetry and romance of architecture to the profits and reality of architecture. Two couples stand out, bookending this particular hundred years of time, and of architecture in China.
1587, was staged in Mainland, Taiwan & Hong Kong, and it has won word of mouth from all sectors. The performance was based on the book of the same title by Ray Huang, the legendary historians and scholar. The book focused on the year 1587, a bland year with no distant events in the Ming Dynasty.
“Plan HK Better – A Research on Hong Kong Governing” analyses data and current affairs, allow adolescents to understand and consider the needs in the society in their discussion of future development of the city. At the same time, the talk advocates the society to review on the current situation of Hong Kong with a new perspective and to come out with an innovative and practical action plan.
Zuni presents the Cattle Depot Open House Scheme in collaboration with On & On Theatre Workshop. The Scheme makes the Zuni’s multi-purpose space at Cattle Depot Artist Village available for application for various local art groups and independent arts practitioners for in-house rehearsal. Interested parties are welcome to send in enquiries and applications.