A series of four workshops under the Moving/Void theme that takes you on an adventure into the experiential realm of dance.
11 December Open Rehearsal
12 December Dance Workshop
Instructor: Francis Leung
18 December Open Rehearsal
19 December Dance Workshop
Instructor: Cai Ying
Leung was trained in Chinese dance at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. In 1988, he was invited by Lin Hwai-min to teach Chinese classical and folk dance at the Taipei Institute of the Arts. He joined the Hong Kong Dance Company in 1989, and later that year received a scholarship from the Asian Cultural Council to further his training at the University of Hawaii. He joined the City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC) in 1990, with which he danced leading roles in many of its major productions. He taught dance at the Tainan College of Home Economics (now the Tainan Woman's College of Arts & Technology) and Tsoi Ying Senior High School in Taiwan in 1993 before he rejoined the City Contemporary Dance Company in 1994, and he was actively engaged in choreography and promotion of dance. He joined DanceArt Hong Kong in 1995 as a choreographer and core member, and went on tour with the company to Taiwan, Germany and the United States. More recently, he was invited by many dance companies to perform in their productions, such as Loose Pages from a Women's Diary by CCDC, and Falling Angel by Crossover Dance Company of Taipei and its Hong Kong production In Search of Eileen Chang. His recent performances include DanceArt Hong Kong's Individual Dreams… Shared Bed, Butterfly Effect and Asunder - Virtual or Reality; Y-Space's None of Your Business; and Theatre Fanatico's Exposed/Still Burning for the 2006 New Vision Arts Festival, My Life as a Dancer - The Evolution for the 2007 Hong Kong Arts Festival and Muse Motion's Twirling Haze. His choreography was also seen in The Good Woman of Szechwan, which was commissioned by the Hong Kong Arts Festival; Mosaic of Memories; Merry-go-round; Mayflies in the City, which was commissioned by the Hong Kong Arts Festival, Just You and Me and Crossologue - In and Out (All Independence Dance Series 1999 and 2000); Vinyl Tranquilizer - Railway Blues; www.2000/1/1.unknown; The Fairy of the Ninth Heaven of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra; and Peach Blossom Fan of the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre. Leung is currently the Artistic Director of DanceArt Hong Kong.
Cai graduated from the Beijing Dance Academy with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, majoring in Chinese Dance. In 2008 she obtained her Masters Degree in Fine Arts (Dance) majoring in Choreography from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Cai was the chief director of Ethnic Dances from our Hometown (2005) jointly performed by the Xiamen Academy for Performing Arts and the Hong Kong Bauhinia Dance Association. In 2011, she has been invited by Singapore National Arts Council to present a showcase Cadence and a Chinese dance training programme in Singapore; and in April she was presenting Hong Kong to perform in The Korea International T&D Dance Festival (2011). Cai's current choreography works include Chinese Dance Fire and Flame (2010) presented by The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Academy Dance Ensemble and 5W1H (2010) presented by Hong Kong E-side Dance Company, major events of Hong Kong Dance Festival 2010. Her other choreographies include the site-specific works Hallucination (2007), Way Station (2008), In the Darkness of Time (2008), Control (2008) presented by the Hong Kong Dance Alliance, Love Songs in Dialogue which appeared in “Dance Poem: The Trace of Migrators (2009)” presented by the Association of Hong Kong Dance Organizations. Her choreographies Sun of Snow Mountain (2006), Growing (2007) and Lotus (2008) received the Outstanding Choreography Award of the 8th Peach & Plum Cup Dance Competition, the Golden Award at The First Asia-Pacific Youth Arts Festival and the Originality (Choreography) meritorious Award of 4th Bauhinia Cup Hong Kong Dance Competition 2008.
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Audiences of age 6 or above are welcome
Participants should have dance experience and are advised to wear comfortable, loose-fitting top and pants.
Participants are strongly advised to arrive punctually.
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