An experimental art pioneer, the founding member and Co-Artistic Director of Zuni Icosahedron, and one of the most influential artists and cultural leaders from Hong Kong. Over the past 40 years, Yung has been actively involved in multifarious fields of the arts, including theatre, cartoon, film, video, visual and installation art projects that have toured over 30 cities.
Yung’s awards and accolades included: Music Theatre NOW Award given by the UNESCO’s International Theatre Institute for Tears of Barren Hill (2008); Recipient of The Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in recognition of his contributions towards the arts and cultural exchange between Germany and Hong Kong (2009); Laureate of The Fukuoka Prize – Arts and Culture Prize for his contributions to the development of Asian arts and culture (2014); Artist of the Year (Drama), Hong Kong Arts Development Awards (2015).
Flee by Night
Danny Yung adapted Flee by Night, one of the oldest kunqu repertoires, in collaboration with Ke Jun, the renowned Kunqu opera artist and National Class One Performer. Allowing a historical figure to come to life on a contemporary stage, Yung’s Flee by Night is an elegy on the lingering melancholy and dejection of life. It is also a re-appraisal of 450 years of theatre with all the traditions and innovations in between, showing how resilient performing arts could be through the ages. The work was staged in Oslo, Singapore, Shanghai, Yokohama, Taipei, London, Toronto and Hanover.