From the Body to the Text

A workshop with Tang Shu-Wing

Friday 4 May , 2012

For professional theatre practitioners and observers, this was offered free of charge

with the support of

HKETO logoThe Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office in London


LSFMP logoThe London School of Film, Media & Performance, Regents College

sw portraitTang Shu-wing is one of Hong Kong’s foremost theatre visionaries.
His award-winning Titus Andronicus in Cantonese came to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre as part of the World Shakespeare Festival for two performances on 3 & 4 May 2012.Titus Andronicus 2.0 photo by Yankov Wong


On Friday 4 May at Regents College, True Heart Theatre hosted an open workshop with Tang Shu-wing where he introduced his particular approach to the physicalisation of a text.


He worked with pre-verbal expressivity to construct choreography of movement and vocal expression, which is then encountered with text. Examples were taken from Romeo & Juliet.

titus photo 2.0 photo by Tsang Man-tung

Trained in the European theatre tradition, and honoured with many awards for his productions, Tang Shu-wing has evolved a minimalist style that works with simple staging, voice & movement, to release the energies of classic texts.