Co-presented by the West Kowloon Cultural District and the British Council, the upcoming New Works Forum: Dance Dialogue with Wayne McGregor provides the face-to-face opportunity of artistic exchange with the world renowned choreographer Wayne McGregor.

McGregor is the Artistic Director of Company Wayne McGregor, Resident Company at Sadler's Wells, London, and Resident Choreographer of The Royal Ballet.  He is also one of the most sought after choreographers internationally having created new works for Paris Opera Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet and New York City Ballet, and his works are in the repertoire of many of the world's leading ballet companies including the Bolshoi Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, and National Ballet of Canada.

A residency for local dance companies, dance instructors and professional dance students will begin with four days of intensive creative learning sessions based on the Mind and Movement methodologies created by Studio Wayne McGregor. On 17 October, in a free public forum, McGregor will share some of the interdisciplinary collaborative research he conducted with cognitive scientists: how this research contributes to choreographic creativity in making dance, in dance education and in understanding bodies. As an advocate for dance, he will also discuss his interest in the training of future dancers. Professional dancers of the Hong Kong Dance Company will also demonstrate McGregor’s choreographic process, based on what they have developed in the previous few days. 

About New Works Forum

In preparation for the opening of performing arts facilities of the West Kowloon Cultural District from 2017, New Works Forum is a platform for Hong Kong artists working across different fields who are interested in expanding their practice into new areas, to explore innovative ways of creating and performing, thinking and discussing topics around contemporary performances.

Date:
17 October 2015 (Sat)

Time:
3pm - 6pm

Venue:
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
(1 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong)

Speaker:
Wayne McGregor (UK)

Respondents:
Professor Anita Donaldson OAM (Hong Kong/Australia), Yuh Egami* (Hong Kong/Japan)
*Yuh Egami appears by kind permission of Hong Kong Ballet

Moderator:
Anna CY Chan (HK) - Head of Artistic Development (Dance), WKCDA

Language:
In English, with Mandarin/ Cantonese simultaneous interpretation

Register Now
Free Admission.  Limited Seats, first-come, first-served. Please register here.

Enquires:
Ms. Wan (852)2200-0817, maria.wan@wkcda.hk

Adverse Weather Arrangement:
The programme will be cancelled if a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is still in force after 1pm in the morning of the event date.

*The organiser reserves the right to change the programme content and speakers. All changes will be announced on the website.

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