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Danny Yung

A titan of Hong Kong’s experimental theatre scene, stage director Danny Yung has been pushing artistic boundaries for nearly 40 years with his troupe Zuni Icosahedron


The founder and co-artistic director of Hong Kong’s acclaimed experimental theatre company Zuni Icosahedron, Danny Yung has been one of the most influential figures in the city’s performing arts sector for decades. Also a pioneer in areas as diverse as experimental film, cartoons and choreography, he has been artistic director of the organisation since 1985, working on more than 100 theatre productions as director, scriptwriter, producer and stage designer.

Among Yung’s most noted productions have been his extended series Journey to the East and Two or Three Things. He became a founder member of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 1993, while his numerous other public roles have included being a member of Design Council of Hong Kong; director of the Center for Contemporary Art, Hong Kong; and artistic director of the Center for the Arts at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Yung is also on the management board of HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity and advisory boards for Hong Kong Lingnan University, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and City University of Hong Kong.

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Danny Yung was one of the five artists who founded Basement Workshop, one of the first Asian-American arts and cultural organisations, in New York in 1971.

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