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Artist

Daniel YEUNG

Graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Fine Arts, minor in Chinese Music). A self-taught dancer, Yeung was twice awarded scholarships to study choreography in the Netherlands and London, and was awarded the Rising Artist Award by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 2003.

Works have been named Top Five Best Dance Works of the Year twice by South China Morning Post.

Six-time awardee of the Hong Kong Dance Awards (2000, 2005, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014) by the Hong Kong Dance Alliance. Yeung received the Award for Best Artist (Dance), Hong Kong Arts Development Awards (2012) for his contributions to choreographing, performing, teaching, curating and criticism in promoting the development of Hong Kong dance culture.

Email

yeungdaniel@hotmail.com

 

Work

Contempo Lion Dance (Research Title)

From research and examinations of Hong Kong’s own cultural heritage, to presenting Cantonese Lion Dance as contemporary total theatre, shaped by the dialogues between traditional and contemporary performing arts practice, Lion Dance (Ritual as performance, or vice verse) is highly physical ceremony fused with dance, music, puppetry, site specific games and Feng Shui installations and environmental arts. This is the experimental and contemporary Hong Kong dance motif by re-interpreting traditional culture through contemporary Kung Fu, parkour, acrobatic, to visual/audio installations in theatre or outdoor as “site-specific” performances in various stages/theaters/environment.

Photographer © ArtisTree, Swire Properties' Taikoo Place