DANZ UP 2.0 《炫舞场2.0》

BIOGRAPHIES

Tang Wai-kit / Director Currently Artistic Director of We Draman Group, Tang graduated from the School of Drama, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) (Advanced Diploma, Professional Diploma, Bachelor of Fine Arts), Ecole de Internationale de Mimodrame de Marcel Marceau and Middlesex University (Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Directing). He has been teaching at the HKAPA since 1992. In 1998, he pursued further studies in London and began to explore a career in the theatre. He joined Perpetual Motion Theatre Company and Gina Theatre, and performed in Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Cairo International Experimental Theatre Festival, Kiev, Moldova and Korea with both companies. Tang moved to Seoul in 2000, and returned to Hong Kong in 2006. He won Best Director and Best Actor in the 19th Hong Kong Drama Award for University of Laughter, and the Ten Top Production of the Year for The Goat, or who is Sylvia? and Iron. His production The Woman in Black won Outstanding Effect in the 4th Hong Kong Theatre Libre.

Shing Mak / Choreographer Mak has ten years of choreographing, teaching and performance experience. For the Hong Kong dance film The Way We Dance, he was nominated for Best Action Choreography in the 46 Golden Horse Film Awards. Other notable works include Trick or Cheat, and Hi, Fidelity. He has also choreographed for many Hong Kong stars such as William Chan, Sherman Chung Tsu Man, Kary Ng, Endy Chow, Andy Lau, Aaron Kwok, Vanness Wu, Eason Chan, Richie Jen, George Lam, Sally Yeh, Paula Tsui, Elva Hsiao, and Karen Mok. He also participates in the production and performance of various events including promotional events, fashion shows, anniversary dinner banquets, among others.

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Matthew Cheng / Playwright Cheng graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in Drama from the HKAPA, majoring in Playwriting. He received an Outstanding Playwright Award during his studies. With The Bloody Hell, Cheng won Best Script in the Here and Now Scriptwriting Competition organised by the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre. Other awards include Outstanding Young Playwright in the 12th Hong Kong Drama Awards. He was awarded Outstanding Young Artist (Drama) in the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2007. For The Last Supper, he won Best Play in the 21st Hong Kong Drama Awards and the 4th Hong Kong Theatre Libre, as well as Outstanding Playwright in the 9th Chinese Drama Festival in 2014. The play was named top ten and top six plays of 2013 respectively by Time Out Beijing and The Beijing News. The Last Supper went on five tours to Chinese cities and to Singapore. It was also performed in French in Paris.

Day Tai / Music In 2014, Tai won the Best Original Film Song in the 33rd Hong Kong Film Awards for The Way We Dance. For She Remembers, He Forgets, he was nominated for Best Original Film Score and Best Original Film Song in the 35th Hong Kong Film Awards in 2016. A composer for films and advertisements, he also works as a record producer and musical director for musicals and concerts. Tai formed the band A-day in 2001. Their song Portrait was the top prizewinner in the 19th CASH Song Writers Quest in 2017.

Cliff Huen Tin-yeung / Performer Former dancer of City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC), Huen graduated from the HKAPA with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Contemporary Dance. He has collaborated with artists such as Willy Tsao, Helen Lai, Sang Jijia, Xing Liang, Mui Cheuk-yin and Yuri Ng. Film credits include High Noon and Diva; theatre credits include Bent, Equus and Black Monday. He is the founder and artistic director of Four Degrees Dance Laboratory and ARTREAL SPACE.

RX Wong / Performer Wong is a well-known beatbox artist in Asia. He ranked second in the China Beatbox Contest 2012, and is hailed by the Chinese and Hong Kong media as the leading figure of Hong Kong’s beatbox scene. Since 2009, Wong has performed with other well-known artists and celebrities, including Khalil Fong, Denise Ho, Chiu Tsang-Hei, Ivana Wong, and Chip Tsao. In 2011, he participated with Hong Kong singer Jonathan Wong in a singing contest organised by Japan’s TBS Television Broadcast. They broke the winning streak record, and Wong was named “Man of Thousand Voices”. In 2015, Wong released his debut album.

Cheronna Ng / Performer Ng is a member of the award-winning Hong Kong girls group Super Girls. A passionate dancer and singer, Ng’s film credits include Return of the Cuckoo, A Secret Between Us, Love Detective and King of Mahjong. Her break-out role is Little Chatterbox in the TVB drama Never Dance Alone. Ng has appeared in commercials for many international brands.

Lokman Yeung / Performer Since 2005 Yeung has practiced different forms of street dance and specialises in locking. He also practiced taekwondo in his early years, in turn infusing his dance with a unique power and elaborate movements. In 2013, he played the male lead Dave in the Hong Kong dance film The Way We Dance. Yeung won the Mind GaLa 2on2 FunkStyle Competition (2013), Soul Fever 2on2 Allstyle Battle (2014) and was first runner-up in the Hong Kong Street Dance Open Competition 1on1 Locking Battle in 2015.

Lydia Lau / Performer Born in Hong Kong and raised in Canada, Lau returned to Hong Kong from Toronto in 2010. She played the supporting role of Milk Tea in the Hong Kong dance film The Way We Dance. She currently works as a dance teacher, choreographer, presenter and actor.

Chan Suk-yi / Performer Chan holds a Master of Fine Arts in Drama from the HKAPA, majoring in Acting. He studied acting and teaching methods under Philippe Gaulier. He was a full-time actor at Chung Ying Theatre Company and Hong Kong Repertory Theatre, and full-time lecturer at the School of Drama, the HKAPA. He was awarded Best Actor (Comedy) for Miss Du Shi Niang and Best Director (Comedy) for Oldsters On Fire at the Hong Kong Drama Awards by the Hong Kong Federation of Drama Societies. Chan is currently Artistic Director of Whole Theatre and Examiner at the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

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9 & 10 June 2017, Fri & Sat
8:00pm
Drama Centre Theatre


Performed with some Cantonese dialogue with Chinese and English surtitles

 

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