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POON Wai-shun, Wayson

As a contemporary choreographer and dance artist, Poon worked in Europe and Asia as a choreographer, performer, researcher and educator

His works combined oriental spirit and western methodology, deciphered the essence of body from different aspects, studied the language of dance from several levels and brought out the harmonious chord of the vibration of many elements. Poon dedicated himself to search for the meaning within his works and solo dance pieces under the context of contemporary dance

Notable works include Behind 3.0, Untitled and Fleeing by Night. Recent works including Embody/body and In.Visible (Cities) premiered in Chongqing YINZI YYDR young director art residency program and in the i-Dance Festival (Hong Kong) respectively

Poon leads workshops of his body research in the rest of the world, including ILDance Dance Compay (Sweden), Bath Spa University (UK), Asia Dance Project (Korea), Melbourne Festival (Australia), Chengdu Yuan-shu Contemporary Dance Space (China), Jiangsu provincial song and dance ensemble (China). Poon received the Award for Young Artist (Dance), Hong Kong Arts Development Awards (2016)

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Work

In,Visable (Cities)

The development of science and technology leads to the tendency of the different senses of the body, the human behavior is simulated, the simulation of all the actual situation. Senses are constantly being consumed, where can you find the authenticity of body?

In,Visable (Cities); was commissioned and produced by  i-Dance Festival (Hong Kong) in 2016. City, memory, desire, symbols, names, death, sky…..departing from Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, between the visible and invisible walls and gaps, the body saunters the virtual cities and writes Marco Polo’s travel journal with programming language. In this work, people reside in bow-like space (the city) and transit between boxes of various sizes. What connects these boxes? Questioning the text, the body, the new media, Siri, Google, and so on…