Hong Kong Dance Alliance Proudly Presents
“Emerging Choreographers 2015”
Turning the Spotlight on New Talent
“Where are the choreographers of the future?” It’s a vital question for the dance community in Hong Kong and as part of its mission to support and develop local artists, Hong Kong Dance Alliance (HKDA) is proud to present “Emerging Choreographers 2015”, the latest in a series which gives up-and-coming choreographers a platform to create and present new work. Out of 18 applicants our expert panel has selected three talented young choreographers: Cliff Huen Tin-yeung, Joseph Lee Wai-nang and Li De. Mentored by Daniel Yeung, one of Hong Kong’s most respected choreographers, each will create an original 25-minute dance work to be performed in July at the Kwai Tsing Theatre Black Box Theatre.
The three choreographers come from different backgrounds and their work will offer different dance styles and address a range of topics. Cliff Huen’s trio Still Human asks if our busy life, with everything made easy by technology, has made us lose our innate ability to use our senses and recall primitive memories. In his duet The Other End, Joseph Lee tries to show us how every decision we make affects our lives. Li De’s trio Wonderful/Wild, inspired by a documentary about Shaolin Kung Fu, will transform traditional Kung Fu to reveal new aspects of the martial arts.
Dance lovers should not miss the chance to see these three intriguing and exciting works in one evening.
Date and Time: 3-4.7.2015 (Fri*-Sat) 8pm
Venue: Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre
$140 (Free Seating)
*Meet-the-Artists Session after the show on 3 July
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Ms Christine Lau (Administration & Project Manager, Hong Kong Dance Alliance)
Cliff Huen Tin-yeung
Huen is a graduate of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with a BFA in dance, majoring in Contemporary Dance. He toured the world with the Van Huynh Company (UK) and later joined City Contemporary Dance Company, performing in Europe, Seoul, Beijing, and Hong Kong. Besides dance, Huen also participates in other art forms as a film and theatre actor and singer. In 2013, he released his first record Behind the Stage, composed by well-known Hong Kong singer-song writer Vicky Fung. He is a co-founder of the Four Degrees Dance Laboratory where he is Artistic Director.
Joseph Lee Wai-nang
After graduating from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor’s degree in Professional Accountancy, Lee decided to change direction and pursue dance training at London School of Contemporary Dance in 2013. While studying in London, he collaborated with various artists and companies, including Crystal Pite, Martin Lawrence, Maresa Von Stockert, Darren Ellis and Clod Ensemble. He completed his degree of Master of Arts (Contemporary Dance) at London School of Contemporary Dance at the end of 2014. He returned to Hong Kong and joined Unlock Dancing Plaza as an apprentice at the beginning of 2015 and performed in Boy Story‧Reborn (May 2015).
Li was awarded 4 years of full scholarship from the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts in 2007, majoring in Chinese Dance and minoring in Choreography. He graduated with Bachelor of Fine Arts (First Class Honours) in 2011. His work has been presented by many arts festivals, including the Hong Kong Arts Festival (for three years in a row), Hong Kong New Vision Arts Festival 2012, International Chinese Arts Festival Singapore 2013, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014, and Kuandu Arts Festival. His choreography for dance video Let’s say was screened at Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival 2014, Amsterdam Cinedance Festival 2015 and Far East Film Festival 2015 (Udine Italy).