Concept / Choreographer / Dancer
Yang Yuntao joined the Hong Kong Dance Company in 2002 as Principal Dancer and became its Artistic Director in 2013. As a dancer, Yang has been recognised with two Hong Kong Dance Awards for Outstanding Performance, and was named Best Artist (Dance) at the 2009 Hong Kong Arts Development Awards. He is also an accomplished choreographer. His most notable choreography credits for the HKDC include Spring Ritual・Eulogy (Outstanding Production, Hong Kong Dance Awards 2013) and The Legend of Mulan (Outstanding Ensemble Performance, Hong Kong Dance Awards 2014), as well as Storm Clouds and L’Amour Immortel, both recognised with three Hong Kong Dance Awards.
Composer / Music Director / Sound Designer
With over 10 years of experience as a composer and sound designer, Paul Yip has worked on theatre, film and performing arts productions. He has performed live at arts and music festivals around the world, including the PGN Nordic Art Festival in Norway, the TPAM Performing Arts Festival in Japan and the Boom Festival in Portugal, and was among the collective of gong artists that achieved the Guinness World Record for the biggest gong bath at Olympia London. His work as a composer has been featured at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, the Hong Kong Arts Festival and in the film Raging Fire. Yip has also collaborated with artists such as SEOP Dance Company from Korea, anothermountainman from Hong Kong, and Xing Liang. Yip is a certified International Sacred Sound Healer. He obtained a Nada Yoga TTC Certificate in India.