Zuni Icosahedron has produced more than 200 original productions of alternative theatre and multimedia performance and been invited to more than 60 cities around the globe for cultural exchange and performances. Over the years, Zuni has been committed to expanding Hong Kong’s cultural and art scene, and actively promote the international cultural exchanges, advocates art critique and cultural policy research, and active in art education and the development of electronic media and cross-media and other new types of art model.
Art education is crucial for the personal growth. Whether it is a school or an organisation, the outcomes evident that the effect of art education as a way to enhance one’s cultural capital and humanistic quality is significant. Zuni has accumulated years of art education experience and is willing to share the experience on curriculum design.
Zuni has always attached great importance to art education. Since the beginning of the 1980s, it has begun to invite secondary schools to participate in the educational activities held. During the decade from 1995 to 2005, Zuni has organised the "Black Box Exercise" for local educational institutions. Also, Zuni was invited to organise and hold "Black Box Exercise" in Tokyo, Fukuoka, Macau, Berlin, Copenhagen and India in the form of workshops and exhibitions. "Black Box Exercise" has become part of the formal art education curriculum in Denmark since 2003.
In 2015, Zuni designed an elementary programme on the basics of experimental theatre using the creative concept of Danny Yung, the pioneer of Chinese experimental arts, as a blueprint, and had a yearly intake of 18 trainees in 2015 and 2016.
- Creative Playground – Danny Yung Experimental Theatre Education Programme (2016)
- Creative Playground – Danny Yung Experimental Theatre Education Programme (2015)
- Tian Tian Xiang Shang: Creativity-for-Community and School Development Programme (2012)
- The Appreciation of Religious Music Series (Since 2011)
- National Arts Education Programme – Art & Design Series (Since 2009)
- “Zuni Youth” Experimental Performance (2003 – 2006)
- Theatre Exchange Programme – Artist in Residence (2002 – 2004)
- Multimedia Theatre Education Programme (2000 – 2006)
- Black Box Exercise – Installation Art Education Programme (1995 – 2005)
Study Tour Design
Cultural exchange is important for personal development. While we expand our horizon and establish the personal network, we can also better re-investigate, deepen and understand our culture in a cross-cultural context, and at the same accumulate our cultural capital, as well as increase the competitiveness.
In the past few years, Zuni had exchanges and collaborations with universities, institutions, groups and individual artists from all over the world, and established a network of domestic and foreign countries, Europe, Asia as well as the United States. Since 2015, Zuni has introduced “Nanjing Study Tour” to the youth theatre learning programme “Creative Playground”. More than 50 young people, who travel to Nanjing to learn from the local Kunqu Opera Masters and performing arts master from different Asian cities, were benefited from the study tour in the 2-year programme. Experienced in exchanges and collaborations, Zuni is in the position to provide support and advice in designing study tour.