Taking staircases, footbridges and the world’s longest outdoor escalator as starting points, this hour-long journey echoes the natural and man-made verticality of Hong Kong Island. Traversing between quiet and spacious old districts and loud, dense commercial centres, participants will discover dance movements co-created by Chambers, local artists and students that highlight the incremental transformations of space and atmosphere.
Choreography Walk will pass by Hollywood Road Park, Po Hing Fong, Wing Lee Street, Peel Street, Kwong Hon Terrace Garden, Pottinger Street and Exchange Square.
You are invited to join Choreography Walk and discover the linkage between society, dance and space through these interpretations by local students and choreographers.
Concept by: Justine A. Chambers
Created in collaboration with: Josh Hite
Choreography by: Mao Wei, Tan-ki Wong, Justine A. Chambers and Josh Hite
- Belilios Public School
- Jockey Club Government Secondary School
Date and Time:
22/2 Fri 2:30 - 4:00pm
22/2 Fri 5:00 - 6:30pm
23/2 Sat 11:00 - 12:30pm
23/2 Sat 2:00 - 3:30pm
24/2 Sun 11:00 - 12:30pm
24/2 Sun 2:00 - 3:30pm
In Cantonese / English
* Post-event talk will be conducted by Justine A. Chambers
* Participants are advised to wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes
The Choreography Walk and Family Dinner has been made possible through contributions by the Canada Council for the Arts and the British Columbia Arts Council.
Choreographer and Dancer: Tan-ki Wong
“Interact with passers-by on a stage without stage; rediscover the vibe of belonging to one’s city”
Wong Tan-ki graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He currently works as a freelance dancer, choreographer, multimedia designer and dance teacher. He worked in Ballett Bremerhaven (Germany) as guest performer in 2009. He received the Hong Kong Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance in 2011 and Outstanding Choreography in 2014, and the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards for Young Artist in 2015. He also won 3rd place in the male solo category at the IDO World Tap Dance Championships in 2012.
Dancer: Justyne Li
Justyne Li graduated from the School of Dance of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) in the Ballet and Modern Dance Stream. Li was a member of the Hong Kong Ballet and Tanz Graz (Austria), and a soloist with Ballett Bremerhaven (Germany). She is now an independent dancer and choreographer. Her recent works include: Human Internship at Springboard Showcase 2016, produced by Hong Kong Dance Alliance; Dance Internship I at Choreographers’ Showcase 2016, by Hong Kong Ballet; Dance Internship II at the i-Dance Festival 2016; Trouble-maker’s Concerto at the Hong Kong Arts Festival 2015; What’s the Matter at the Hong Kong Arts Festival 2013; and The 3.5th Dimension – Strip Teaser 2012 for City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC).
Choreographer: Mao Wei
“I wish to remind audiences of the fleeting moments in our everyday lives. After so many years of constantly pushing forward, do we still remember where we started from? “
Born in China, Mao Wei was a full scholarship student who graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, studying contemporary dance with a focus on body research and choreography. After graduation, he formed MW Dance Theatre with artist Tracy Wong in 2018. Their works include Shelf Life, Pardon, Mapping, A Part of Us and Les Curious Fringes – Blast of the Cave. Their works were invited to various festivals including Masdanza (Seoul), Hong Kong Arts Festival, Macau Arts Festival and Fukuoka Dance Fringe Festival. Pardon has also been invited to tour to Spain, Greece, Germany and the Netherlands.
Dancer: Li Tuokun
Li Tuokun secured a full scholarship to study at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2010. In 2016, he began to work on dance projects with Daniel Yeung, serving on one of the earliest creators of lion dance works there. Li joined the Hong Kong Dance Company in the same year. In September 2016, Li and Yeung were both invited to the Sanriku International Arts Festival in Japan. He performed in Di Zi Gui for the Company in November 2017 and staged a rerun of at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre in April 2018, playing a major role to critical acclaim.
Student Rehearsal Director: Skinny Ng
I have been leading two groups of students and devising four performance spots. Youngsters are full of curiosity and enthusiasm towards learning and creating. I am particularly thankful for their hard-work to mould our work into a unique shape. I wish to break through the audience’s concept of the stage and make it possible to extend performance into any space, and thereafter discover new possibilities among our daily lives.
Participating students from Belilios Public School
Tin Sum Yuet
Kan Ching Man
Yeung Hau Ching
Huang Xin Yue
Kam Chin Ue
Yeung Hiu Laam
Chin Oi Man
Wan Wing Sze
Li Hoi Lun
Participating students from Jockey Club Government Secondary School
Chung Pui Yee
Li Sin Ying
Hu Mei Ling
Tse Ka Wai
Shun Wai Man
Mo Cheuk Ying
Yung Man Ying
Zhang Hei Yuet
Cheng Sin Man
Liu Jia Min
Fong Hiu Tung, Toby
Justine A. Chambers
Justine A. Chambers is interested in re-imagining dance performance and activating dances that are already there—the social choreographies present in the everyday. Chambers is the founding member of projet bk and was associate artist at the Dance Centre, Vancouver (2015–2017) and artist-in-residence at the artist-run centre, 221a, in 2017. Chambers was also the recipient of the Chrystal Dance Prize in 2016 and the Lola Award in 2018.
Josh Hite works with video, animation, sound and photography, often creating reorganised archives of particular spaces or behaviours, either through his own recordings or by appropriating content through sites like YouTube. His practice leans towards an ethnography that acknowledges content and tactics for documentation as determinants of eventual form, rather than relying on art historical or cultural references as structural assistants. Projects tend to query relationships between an experience and its location, the power dynamics at play, and the ways in which transitions and sequencing can seamlessly propel us through time.
Hite has shown his work in North and South America, Asia, Europe and Australia. He collaborates with Vancouver’s theatre and dance communities and is a member of Fight with a Stick Performance. Hite has a BA in Philosophy and an MFA in Visual Art. He currently teaches at the University of British Columbia and Emily Carr University of Art + Design.