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Helen LAI

Founding member of City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC), served as Artistic Director (1985-1989) and Resident Choreographer (1991-2011)

Lai’s works are cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary. Well-versed in literature, Lai’s ideas span Chinese classics, Kafka, Italo Calvino and Greek tragedy, creating profound works that touch the deepest part of the soul

Awarded “Choreographer of the Year” by the Hong Kong Artists’ Guild (1990), “Badge of Honour” by the Queen of the United Kingdom (1995) and the “Medal of Honour” by the Hong Kong SAR Government (2000)

Six-time Hong Kong Dance Awards winner, most recently for Outstanding Choreography in 2016, as well as the recipient of “Distinguished Achievement Award” (2002). Lai also received Award for Arts Achievement (Dance), Hong Kong Arts Development Awards (2003), Honorary Fellowship from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (2004), and Award for Outstanding Contribution in Arts, Hong Kong Arts Development Awards (2015)




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