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MUI Cheuk-yin

Internationally renowned solo artist and dance ambassador for Hong Kong

Principal dancer of Hong Kong Dance Company (1981-1990); Became an independent artist in the 90s; Received funding from Asian Cultural Council to take part in the International Choreographer’s Programme at the American Dance Festival and performed at the East-West Center, University of Hawaii

In 2000, Mui was invited by Pina Bausch and Folkwang Tanzstudio to choreograph Whispering Colour and to perform as a guest dancer in The Rite of Spring with Tanztheatre Wuppertal

Her choreography has a distinctive aesthetic voice and, while contemporary, often incorporates Chinese elements. Her unwavering commitment and passion for excellence in dance has earned her numerous honours including three Hong Kong Dance Awards and the 2012 Hong Kong Dance Award for Distinguished Achievement Award presented by the Hong Kong Dance Alliance for her dedication and long-standing commitment to developing dance in Hong Kong over three decades




Diary VI – Applause…

Diary VI – Applause… marked Mui Cheuk-yin’s 50 years of age when it premiered in 2009 and was met with a standing ovation by the extremely enthusiastic audience, a touching moment and an extraordinary sight.

Mui began the “Diary” project in 1986 with Diary I — I was born in China…, merging her own experiences with text and video to craft a dance theatre piece. Each of this series of solo works has explored a different chapter in Mui’s own dance history and that of the changing environment, both political and cultural, in Hong Kong. Featuring footage made with the late Pina Bausch, Diary VI — Applause is a dance of rare and elegiac beauty.