CCDC Resident Choreographer Sang Jijia has won numerous international dance awards and was awarded the Asian Cultural Council Fellowship to study in the US in 1998. In 2002, he was chosen by the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative to study choreography under William Forsythe in Germany, where he remained as assistant choreographer and dancer at Ballet Frankfurt and the Forsythe Company until 2006. Since returning to China, Sang has created a number of full-length works for BeijingDance/LDTX, Guangdong Modern Dance Company and CCDC. He has also received commissions from a number of renowned dance companies across the world, including Carte Blanche in Norway and Spellbound Contemporary Ballet in Italy. Sang is celebrated for his extremely physical and emotional movement language and his use of electronic music to interpret abstract concepts.
Hong Kong-based theatre artist and cultural practitioner Janice Poon is Senior Lecturer (Playwriting and Dramaturgy) and Academic Project Officer in the School of Drama at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. She is also the Artistic Director of Hong Kong Dramatists. She engages in interdisciplinary and intercultural creative work through playwriting, directing, dramaturgy and curating. She is a frequent speaker and workshop master at international theatre conferences and festivals, and her works have been presented in major cities in Europe, the U.S., China and other Asian countries. And Then, I Float won four major awards and was nominated best play at the Hong Kong Theatre Libre (2014), while Small Waisted won the Multicultural Short Plays Competition organised by NESCO/International Theatre Institute in 2016.
*By kind permission of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Multimedia image designer and video director Oliver Shing graduated from the School of Journalism and Communication at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is a guest lecturer at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and a founding member of Heteroglossia Theatre. He has designed for numerous performing arts organisations, including CCDC, Hong Kong Ballet, the Hong Kong Dance Company and the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre, and his designs for Mr Blank were nominated for the Hong Kong Dance Award for Outstanding Lighting and/or Visual Design in 2018. Shing is the founder of creative studio Daaimung, which created and curated the architectural projection mapping project Lights Up in 2020. His recent works include To Someone Alike with Kiwi & Zenzero Studio, Convergence with the Hong Kong Dance Company, and The Copybook of Life Challenge for Apprentice Magician with CCDC.
Dickson Dee (Li Chin Sung) is a Hong Kong experienced music producer and sound artist, passionate about experimental music. He set up his own music label Noise Asia in the early 1990s and another personal label Dicksonia Audio to promote new music and curate different cultural exchange projects in Hong Kong and around the world. Since then, he has established himself in the creative field with musical styles ranging from avant-garde and experimental to music concrete, electronic, new classical, industrial noise, dance and electronic world jazz. He has collaborated with various artists and has been invited to perform at many different festivals, including Venice Biennale, Cologne Music Triennale, Yokohama Triennale, Huayi - Chinese Festival of Arts, Taiwan International Music Festival, Fabbrica EUROPA, Bergen International Art Festival, Shanghai International Art Festival, Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture, New Vision Arts Festival Hong Kong, Art Basel Hong Kong, International Poetry Nights in Hong Kong, etc.