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Artist

XING Liang

Born in Beijing and graduated in classical dance division from the Beijing Dance Academy

Joined Guangdong Modern Dance Company and the City Contemporary Dance Company of Hong Kong

Currently an independent artist, with choreography widely seen in productions at home and abroad

Won numerous accolades and awards, including Gold Award in the Male Solo Class at the 6th Paris International Dance Competition, the one of “The Top Ten National Performers” of China, “The Star of the Century” by the Guangdong Provincial Government, and four Hong Kong Dance Awards presented by the Hong Kong Dance Alliance. Xing won two Hong Kong Arts Development Awards: Award for Outstanding Young Artist (Dance) in 2008 and the Award for Best Artist (Dance) in 2011. Received Honorary Fellowship of Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2016

Email

xingliang69@gmail.com

 

Work

Thunderstorm

Thunderstorm is a dance-drama inspired by the classic play of the same name written in 1933 by Cao Yu, reputedly China’s Shakespeare. Co-choreographed by Xing Liang and Mui Cheuk-Yin, the critically acclaimed piece blends classical, folk and modern dance to create a fresh dance vocabulary and new interpretation of physical theatre. Complete with evocative period costumes and staged with a contemporary aesthetic, this production–the first of its kind in Hong Kong and also the world–succeeds in depicting the complex characters and relationships of the play without a single line of dialogue.

Xing and Mui received the 2013 Hong Kong Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement for having “fashioned a totally natural choreographic language where nothing is done for show and every movement has meaning” and being “masters of the medium with vividly delineated characters and clear, compelling story-telling.” For Thunderstorm, renowned theatre director Tang Shu-Wing also received the 2013 Hong Kong Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Direction for Dance.