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Alice Ma Sze-nga graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) degree in Contemporary Dance and Choreography. In 2012, she was awarded a scholarship to join the American Dance Festival in Henan, where she premiered her work Base-Line II. In 2019, her piece Wu was selected for the New Dance for Asia – NDA International Festival in Seoul. Other recent works include Soulless (E-Side Dance Company), WuDaoQingNian 2015 (City Contemporary Dance Company) and Upstairs Downstairs (Y-Space). Ma has collaborated with a number of companies and artists, including the Hong Kong Arts Festival and Hong Kong Dance Company. She is also a part-time tutor at the City Contemporary Dance Company and a part-time instructor at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.
Joseph Lee graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and obtained a Master of Arts (Contemporary Dance) from the London Contemporary Dance School in 2015. Interested in redefining the territory and nature of dance and performance, the body and contemporary life, his work has been recognised with a number of awards, including the 2017 Hong Kong Arts Development Award for Young Artist (Dance) and the 2016 Chin Lin Foundation Emerging Choreographer Award. Lee has produced commissions for the Hong Kong Arts Festival, Tai Kwun, and Stella and Artists (Macau), and is currently a member of the 2018–2020 iCoDaCo (International Contemporary Dance Collective). Recent works include Folding Echoes (2016), The World Was Once Flat (2018) and Drifting (2019). Lee is currently a resident artist at Unlock Dancing Plaza.
Integrating built-up electronics, DIY sound objects and personal reflection, Fiona Lee produces work derived from the intersection between installation and improvisation performance to create unique explorations in spacial and aural experience. Her work has been featured at a number of festivals, including Playfreely (Singapore, 2019), intersection in midair (Hong Kong, 2019), ART CAMP TANGO (Japan, 2017), ifva (Hong Kong, 2016), Asian Meeting Festival (Japan, 2016), Around Sound Art Festival (Japan, 2014), Project Glocal (Philippines, 2014) and Kill the Silence Festival (Hong Kong, 2013).
Percussionist, performing artist and interdisciplinary arts researcher Karen Yu obtained a Bachelor and Master of Music from McGill University, Canada, where she was a Schulich Graduate Scholarship holder. In explorations of new possibilities in performing arts and concert culture she has collaborated with a number of artists and musicians, including Ken Ueno, Philippe Leroux, Michael Pisaro, Zihua Tan, Vinko Globokar and Jean-Pierre Drouet. She has performed for Sound Forms (Contemporary Musiking Hong Kong), Notating Beauty That Moves (Hong Kong Sinfonietta and Artistree), the Percussive Arts Society (Hong Kong and Montreal), Tai Kwun, Hong Kong Arts Festival, Transplanted Roots Percussion Research Symposiums (Guanajuato, Brisbane, Montreal), Biennale Montreal and SoundSCAPE Festival. Formerly an artist-in-residence at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and a fellow at the Blackbird Creative Lab, Yu is also the co-founder and director of the chamber percussion group The Up:Strike Project and co-founder of the Exordium Collective.
Lawrence Lau Hiu-kong graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Composition and Electronic Music from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and obtained a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Media from the City University of Hong Kong. He is the recipient of a number of scholarships, including those from HSBC, the Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong (CASH), The Lions and Joseph Koo Music Foundation and Musicus Society. Lau’s works span composition, live performance and audiovisual art, and have been performed in Hong Kong and internationally including at the Asian Composer League Conference and Festival (Taiwan), Hong Kong Arts Festival, highSCORE Festival (Italy) and Musicus Fest. His recent productions for theatre include Faust, Das Prinzip Meese and The World Was Once Flat. Lau also creates media artworks, which have been exhibited in the Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing Time Art Museum, Today Art Museum (Beijing), 3LD Art & Technology Centre (New York) and Artechouse (Washington).