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Fong Yim Fun Distinguished Lecture in Chinese Cultural Studies ─
Physical Theatre as Innovation to Traditional Theatre

(in Cantonese)

芳艷芬傑出中國文化研究講座 ─ 形體劇場對傳統劇場的革新

Date: 19 March 2014 (Wed)
Time: 5:30 - 7:00pm
Venue: MBG07, Patrick Lee Wan Keung Academic Building, Lingnan University
Language: Cantonese
Co-organizer: Kwan Fong Cultural Research & Development Programme, Lingnan University
ILP unit(s): 1.5 (Aesthetic Development)
CRN: 2139
Speaker: Mr Tang Shu-wing (Founder and Artistic Director of the Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio)

Physical theatre is not a particular genre of the theatre e.g. tragedy or comedy, nor it is equivalent to pantomime. Physical theatre is about the expression of the body.  Everyone has a physical body and physical expression has always been existing in different genres and styles of performing arts. As such, one can say that physical theatre is a process of training and creation with the physical body as the basis of expression. It inspires the creation of any form of theatre works. This is also the reason why physical theatre changes the creative process of the theatre.  It sets theatre artists free from the restriction of verbal language, and stimulates their creative thinking. Physical theatre plays a pivotal role in the contemporary development of theatre. It enriches the power of expression of traditional theatre, and gives birth to various forms of avant-garde theatre. Physical theatre is definitely a viable path if Hong Kong theatre aspires to go onto the international stage.

About TANG Shu-wing
Tang Shu-wing, award-winning internationally renowned theatre director, Artistic Director of Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio, formerly Dean of School of Drama of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Honorary Fellow of Lingnan University, advocate of physical theatre and minimalistic aesthetics, and recipient of numerous awards local and abroad.  Tang’s recent representative works include Titus Andronicus, Titus Andronicus 2.0, Thunderstorm and Detention.  Tang is currently setting up the first school for physical theatre training which will be open in 2014.


日期: 2014年3月19日 (星期三)
時間: 下午5時30分至7時
地點: 嶺南大學李運強教學大樓地下MBG07室
語言: 廣東話
合辦: 嶺南大學群芳文化研究及發展部
ILP學分: 1.5 (美育發展)
CRN: 2139
講者: 鄧樹榮先生(鄧樹榮戲劇工作室創辦人及藝術總監)