Victor Fung Dance
Founder Victor Fung Received early training from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) and University of California, Santa Barbara, and later completed Master of Arts (Choreography) at London Contemporary Dance School. Currently conducting doctoral research with studentship award from Middlesex University and Dance4
Fung received the Award for Young Artist (Dance), Hong Kong Arts Development Awards (2013). As choreographer, he received funding and commissions from Arts Council England, Chisenhale Dance Space (UK), Hong Kong Arts Festival, Hong Kong Arts Development Council, Hong Kong Dance Alliance, City Contemporary Dance Company, HKAPA and Junior Dance Company (IT) amongst others
Production Not Enough (Beyond Reason) shortlisted for Outstanding Independent Dance at Hong Kong Dance Awards (2012). Recent performance credits include Aida at Royal Albert Hall, Tino Sehgal’s These Association at Tate Modern and 47 Ronin featuring Keanu Reeves
From the Top
Commissioned and featured in Hong Kong Arts Festival 2015, From the Top is a comical dance work that explores the power relations between performers and dance makers. The piece presents to the audience a fictional scenario based on the everyday life of dance artists and looks at the absurd nature of “artistic integrity” and what it means to make “art”.
Action on stage is juxtaposed with voice-overs and subtitles to reveal the politics between the ever-demanding choreographer and dancers who continuously attempt to fulfill a choreographer’s “artistic vision”. This piece also features a specially commissioned score by UK-based composer Ruth Chan.