Co-presented by the West Kowloon Cultural District and the British Council, the upcoming New Works Forum: Dance Dialogue with Wayne McGregor provides the face-to-face opportunity of artistic exchange with the world renowned choreographer for the first time.
A residency for local dance companies, dance instructors and students will begin with four days of intensive creative learning sessions based on the Mind and Movement methodologies created by Studio Wayne McGregor. McGregor will then share some of the interdisciplinary collaborative research he conducted with cognitive scientists: how this research contributes to choreographic creativity in making dance, in dance education and in understanding bodies. As an advocate for dance, he will also discuss his interest in the training of future dancers. Professional dancers of the Hong Kong Dance Company will also demonstrate McGregor’s choreographic process, based on what they have learnt from him in the preceding few days.
About New Works Forum
In preparation for the opening of performing arts facilities of the West Kowloon Cultural District from 2017, New Works Forum is a platform for Hong Kong artists working across different fields who are interested in expanding their practice into new areas, to explore innovative ways of creating and performing, thinking and discussing topics around contemporary performances.
Date: Saturday 17 October 2015
Time: 15.00 - 18.00
Venue: HK Jockey Club Amphitheatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
(1 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong)
Speaker: Wayne McGregor (UK)
Moderator: Anna CY Chan (HK) - Head of Artistic Development (Dance), West Kowloon Cultural District Authority
Language: In English, with Mandarin/ Cantonese simultaneous interpretation
Adverse Weather Arrangement:
The programme will be cancelled if a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is still in force after 1pm in the morning of the event date.
*The organiser reserves the right to change the programme content and speakers. All changes will be announced on the website.
For enquires, please contact Ms. Wan at (852)2200-0817, firstname.lastname@example.org