Artistic Statement

Storytelling through movement and dance is at the heart of my practice. The stories I tell are inspired by people and communities around me, especially those not heard very often, informed by and regularly referencing current affairs and East Asian culture. I hope to use my art for social good, to give back to the community.

While I may work with different artists, mediums and processes, the objective is consistent which is telling stories of our time. They are linked by recurring concerns and subject matters that deal with the social and cultural.

I see my works as the bodily and movement archives and documentaries of our time. Dance is one of the ways to document. It is documentation of history, facts and events, more importantly, a documentation of human relationships, humanity and emotions... Dance can also lend emotional and moral support in difficult situations which I have had the opportunity to witness through numerous workshop and performance experiences. It may not be a solution to the situation, but it offers an outlet allowing liberation and empowerment in the constraints people may be facing.

藝術理念

我創作的核心是通過身體說故事。我所說的故事來自我身邊的人及我生活的社區——尤其被主流社會忽略的人與事。我一直希望以藝術貢獻社會及回饋社區。

我透過與不同媒介,方式及領域的藝術家合作,探討和訴說這個時代的故事,探索社會及文化議題,共同實踐和貫徹我創作的核心。

作為獨立舞蹈人,我有幸通過工作經歷及表演感受了舞蹈的力量,所以我認為舞蹈能在人們遭遇困境時提供情感和精神上的支柱。舞蹈還是紀錄的載體,它不僅記錄了史實,更重要的是人與人之間的關係,情感以至人性的體現。我視我的藝術作品為這個時代的紀錄。它或許不是一個直接解決問題的方案,但可以使身陷限制的人們重獲力量和得到解放,令人與人的相處更加融洽。

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Image by Simon Richardson