- To establish Hong Kong into a centre for experimental theatre and international cultural exchange
- To make theatre and experimental arts more extensively known to the public
- To turn Zuni into an experimental theatre group with a world-class artistic level
- To nurture professional creative talents in various fields
The foremost of experimental theatre in Hong Kong
Founded in 1982, is a Hong Kong based international experimental theatre company. Zuni has produced more than 200 original productions of alternative theatre and multimedia performances, and has been active in video, sound experimentation and installation arts, as well as in the area of arts education, arts criticism, cultural policy research and international cultural exchange. Over the years, Zuni has been invited to more than 60 cities in Europe, Asia, and America for cultural exchange and performances. In the year 2000, Zuni co-presented “Festival of Vision: Berlin / Hong Kong”, the first ever large-scale cultural exchange between Asia and Europe. Zuni is one of the nine major professional arts companies in Hong Kong, and has established itself as a premiere experimental theatre locally, regionally and internationally.
Zuni’s theatre has always stayed on the cutting edge of media technology in presenting the interactive relationship between multi-media and theatre, as well as in probing the possibilities of form and content in 'theatre space' through experimentation and exploration. Zuni has been most inspiring in developing the aesthetics of theatre in Chinese society, with its experimental and subversive nature, and this could be seen in the interactive experiments in the narrative (or rather non-narrative), form and space in its early works. The same spirit could be found in the multi-media design in lights, images, sounds and spaces as in the attempts in the area of cross-media performances, to cross-boundary political and civil area, and to cross-region international cultural exchanges. The topics covered stretch from popular culture to social taboos, from the traditional to the contemporary.