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Wayson POON

Hong Kong contemporary choreographer and dance artist Wayson Poon has worked in Europe and Asia as a choreographer, performer, researcher and educator. Due to the impacts of various cultures, his works have 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 in the vibration of many elements.

Poon dedicated himself to exploration of the meaning in his works and a variety of solo dance pieces in the context of contemporary dance. Notable works include Behind 3.0, Untitled, Fleeing by Night 2, in.visible (cities);, Vortex, etc. Poon recently received the Award for Young Artist (Dance) at the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2016.

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Work

Vortex

In this work, dance and sound are intertwined in an abstract world where the essentials in one’s daily life are felt. Human civilisation is constantly redefining what is legitimate or appropriate, when many of its preconceptions are rooted in ignorance. Humans, who have long been accustomed to constraints, have drifted away from their true selves. In this moment, can we contain the whole world in our enfolded existence, and open up the space for an expanding vortex or trajectory?

Photographer © Cheung Wai Lok
Provide by: Hong Kong Arts Festival