约翰·尤坦斯 (John UTANS)
8个周日、每个周日下午 2 堂课
Willy TSAO is an influential figure in China’s contemporary dance development as a choreographer, educator, curator, manager and director. Born and educated in Hong Kong, he received his modern dance training in the US. TSAO received his MBA degree from University of Hong Kong, was named an Honorary Fellow in 2000 and received an Honorary Doctorate in 2015 from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.
TSAO founded City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC) in Hong Kong in 1979. He was teacher and advisor to Modern Dance Program Program at Guangdong Dance School during 1987-1992. Was named artistic director of Guangdong Experimental Modern Dance Group from its founding in 1992 to 1998 and from 2004 to 2016. In 1999, he was the art director of Beijing Modern Dance Group. In2004-2016, he was the art director of Guangdong Modern Dance Group. In 2005, TSAO co-founded China’s first officially registered private professional modern dance company, Beijing Dance/LDTX, and has served as artistic director since establishment.
An ethnic Tibetan born in Gansu, Sang Jijia studied at the Beijing Central University for Nationalities and was a dancer with Guangdong Modern Dance Company (GMDC) from 1993 to 1998. He won the Gold Medal in the Modern Dance section of the Paris International Dance Competition in 1996 and was hailed as “Star of the Century” by the Guangdong Provincial Government in 1997. He was awarded the Asian Cultural Council Scholarship and American Dance Festival Scholarship in 1998 and 1999 respectively. He was a dancer of CCDC from 1999 to 2002. In 2002, Sang was chosen by the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative to study choreography under William Forsythe in Germany and stayed with Ballett Frankfurt and the Forsythe Company as assistant choreographer and dancer. Sang returned to China in 2006 and, since then, has created a number of full-length works for dance companies – CCDC, Beijing’s LDTX and GMDC. These works include Unspeakable (2007), Sticks (2007), As If To Nothing (2009), Standing Before Darkness (2010) and Layer Code (2013). Recognised for his powerful technique and performing to rave reviews in Asia and the West, Sang has collaborated with leading choreographers around the globe. He created Reflection of Others for Frankfurt Ballett in 2004. In 2013, he was commissioned by the Norwegian dance company Carte Blanche to create Not Here, Not Ever and Pal Ethos for Spellbound Contemporary Ballet in 2015, taking part in Fabbrica Europa Festival for the second time. Sang Jijia is currently Resident Choreographer of CCDC. His latest work Fragile Beauty premiered in Hong Kong in June 2016. It was restaged at the Beijing Dance Festival in July to great acclaim.
Studied at the Department of Music and Dance of the now Minzu University of China in 1986. Upon graduation, she joined the Guangdong Experimental Modern Dance Company in 1992. She then joined the Beijing Modern Dance Company in 2000, and moved to join the Japan Four Seasons Musical Company and performed in the “Lion King”. She then re-joined Beijing Modern Dance Company in 2003. ZUO became one of founding members of the BeijingDance/LDTX in 2005 and has traveled with the group to: Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, South Korea, Switzerland and US, and choreographed and performed Color of the World, Dance in the Wind, Experiments, SHEN Wei’s Folding, LI Han-zhong & MA Bo’s 不定空间, 满江红, XING Liang’s The Rite of Spring, SANG Ji-jia’s Unspeakable & Standing Before Darkness.
LIU Yi-feng graduated from the Department of Dance, Minzu University of China, and obtained a Master degree from the Japanese Department of Culture. He received the gold medal in the Japan Qiyu International Dance Competition. He joined the China Ethnic Song and Dance Ensemble in 2000. In 2004, he studied choreography at the Japanese Department of Culture. In 2005, he joined BeijingDance/LDTX as founding member and has devoted himself to LDTX Dance Center since 2013. He participated in the “Modern Dance in University” project, and has taught modern dance in universities around China. He became one of resident artists of BeijingDance/LDTX since 2016.
KWOK Ka Yuen
UTANS原籍澳洲，集编舞、舞者、装置艺术家及教师于一身。他曾与多个世界知名舞团及艺术家合作，现为香港演艺学院导师。他编创的作品曾在世界各地上演，在2002年为Milwaukee Ballet Company编舞作品获美国Milwaukee国际编舞比赛冠军。