Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio
Having physical theatre and minimalist aesthetics as its artistic direction, the Studio has a vision to bring new paths to the Hong Kong theatre. Also wishes to facilitate cultural exchange so that Hong Kong theatre will be given proper place on the world stage
Latest works include Titus Andronicus, Titus Andronicus 2.0, Detention, Thunderstorm, and Why Aren’t You Steve Jobs?. Invited to perform in UK, Norway, Germany, Poland, Canada, China and Taipei. Invited to premiere Macbeth at Shakespeare’s Globe and perform re-run of Detention at Edinburgh Fringe Festival (2015)
As pioneer in developing physical theatre training, recently launched a three-year programme with emphasis on “risk-taking”, developing a balanced inner and outer, verbal and non-verbal expression through exercises enhancing physical strength and mental power of participants
Titus Andronicus 2.0
Having toured in different European cities, Singapore, Beijing and Taiwan, this is a revolutionary attempt of Shakespeare’s play by rewriting it as narrative and physicalising the act of story-telling in non-representational ways.
With minimum set and seven actor-narrators who switch between narrating and embodying the characters with intense physicality, Titus Andronicus 2.0 leads audiences through the black hole of the human psyche into a world of primal energy, boundless imagination, self-reflection, self-discovery and cathartic peace.
The performance comes from an organic process of creation through intensive ensemble training and improvisational experiments which evolve into different forms of story-telling. All these forms are containers of the actors’ energy springing from their inner lives and embodying through their physicality. Their heightened physical energy moves audiences intuitively beyond the cognitive consciousness.