CHEN Lei, Felix
Graduated with Master of Arts in Beijing Dance Academy (2014), specialising in Chinese folk dance choreographic research and teaching; Received full scholarship (2011-2013) from Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund to further Master degree studies
Winner of multiple national dance competition awards including “College Cup” Choreography Award (2013, Beijing Dance Academy); Tenth Taoli Original Teaching Repertoire Prize (2012), Hong Kong Dance Award for ensemble choreography and creation of Min Jian Chuan Qi (2006), and for choreography of Feng Shui Xing (2009)
Budding choreographer devoted to the study and development of traditional Chinese dance and its stage presentation with a contemporary aesthetic perspective
Chinese Dance Theatre:
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Dunhuang is one of the world’s most esteemed art shrines and cultural heritage especially in Buddhist art. A major hub of cultural exchange on the Silk Road, Dunhuang has been an important centre for the preservation of Chinese music and dance culture for the past millennia.
This production will draw inspirations from preserved murals and classic figures in sculptures and the traditional Chinese dance vocabulary from Dunhuang to present the synthesis between Buddhism and Dunhuang culture. While interpreting these classic elements, the dance theatre production provides aesthetic perspectives and reflections on creative works in a contemporary context.