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Elaine KWOK

Graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (2005). Previously worked with Art Fission Company (Singapore) and is currently an independent choreographer and dance educator

First solo Of Mud and Dust featured in Hong Kong Arts Festival (HKAF) in 2011, Guangdong Dance Festival (2012), Beijing Dance Festival (2014), and International Dance Theater Festival at Zawirowania, Poland (2015)

Solo performances Solo (2011) and Melting Solitude II (2013) commissioned by HKAF and LCSD. Invited as guest curator for the City Festival’ s dance programme (2007) and her work, Let the Body Flow, was performed in Hong Kong and Patravadi Theatre in Thailand (2008)

Received the 2011 Hong Kong Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Environmental Dance for her work Positioning




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Of Mud and Dust

Talking much about oneself can also be a tactic to conceal oneself.

Of Mud and Dust is a physical dialogue regarding the universal innate being.

In every aspect of our lives, we ask:

How am I valued?
What is my worth?

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing themselves.” Leo Tolstoy

Of Mud and Dust is both revealing and thoughtful. As wet clay dries and brittle mud flakes away to the rhythm of breathing, and her body’s organic movement reveals the innocence of our skin, awareness is brought to its primitive form.