Judges: Bboy BigkiDick WongFaye LeongShan.SXing Liang

Battle Guests: Andy LeeBobby LamChester WongChiu Tung-tungFelix KeKwok Chui-yiMan of GodSukiRabbit

Judges:

Bboy Bigki
Bboy Bigki
BBoy Bigki started dancing in 2000 and has since become an established b-boy with comprehensive skills and a unique style. He has represented Hong Kong in international competitions such as the SDK World Finals 2017 in the Czech Republic, and Breakin' The Law: 7 Deadly Styles Crew Battle in the US. He was a finalist in the 2005 edition of BOTY, world’s foremost breakdancing contest, and served as judge at Redbull BC One Hong Kong 2014 & 2015, SDK 2016 and BOTY China 2017. Bigki is currently a member of Hong Kong dance crews Rhythm Attack and Mental Fusion.

Dick Wong
Dick Wong
Dick Wong left the publishing industry in the mid-1990s to pursue a career in contemporary dance and theatre. He was commissioned by the Hong Kong Arts Festival in 2004 to create dance performance B.O.B.*, which toured extensively throughout Asia and Europe. Another major project, Be Me, commissioned by the InTransit festival, premiered at Berlin’s Haus der Kulturen der Welt in 2011. In 2010, he was awarded a residency with the Recollets programme in Paris. His most recent works include 0 | 2, The World According to Dance and The Rite of Spring. Wong was named Artist of the Year (Dance) at the 2018 Hong Kong Arts Development Awards.

Faye Leong
Faye LeongFaye Leong was the co-founder and artistic director of Taiwanese Mobius Strip Theatre, Taiwan, a troupe whose projects include environmental theatre experiments conducted at historical sites. A graduate of the School of Drama at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing, Faye has also worked as a full-time actor with the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre and with U-Theatre in Taiwan, where she trained in martial arts, meditation, percussion, tai chi and Jerzy Grotowski’s acting techniques.

Shan.S
Shan.S
Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Shan S. started dancing at a young age, with a style heavily influenced by breakdancing, roller-skating and hip-hop. He was the inspiration for a character in Sony Play Stations videogame "Bust The Move" and has provided choreography for pop stars such as singer Coco Lee. He has served as a judge for street dance competitions including "Dance Delight" in Japan, "Juste Debout" in France and "Battle Zone" in Russia. Shan S. also works as a DJ and a music producer, and is committed to sharing his knowledge of hip-hop and house dance culture through workshops, performances and competitions. 

Xing Liang
Xing LiangAcclaimed independent dancer and choreographer Xing Liang is a graduate of the Beijing Dance Academy. He has been recognised with a number of regional and international awards including Gold Awards in the Male Solo Class (1994) and the Modern Dance Section (1998) at the Paris International Dance Competition and Hong Kong Dance Alliance Awards in 1999 and 2013. Xing’s work has been showcased internationally and he has choreographed for the Singapore Dance Theatre, The University of Queensland, the Codarts University for the Arts (Rotterdam), the Taipei National University of the Arts and the Guangdong Modern Dance Company.

 

Battle Guests:

Andy Lee
Andy Lee
Andy Lee began his dance training at the age of 12 at the Jean M. Wong School of Ballet, and later graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Art with a degree in Contemporary Dance. He has appeared in a number of productions by the Hong Kong Ballet Group, and performed at the Conservatarie de Paris in the HKAPA productions Patition en black and Circle Song. He is now a resident artist at Unlock Dancing Plaza. His recent works include Boy Story. Reborn, Comfort Zone, Alice Dream in Hong Kong, Kaleidoscope of Dance from Yunnan and Grey Area.

Bobby Lam
Bobby Lam
Bobby Lam is a Hong Kong popping dancer and a member of dance crew King Botic. He was the winner of the 2016 SDK Asia – Hong Kong Stop, and represented his home city in the prestigious international street dance competition. He has also appeared in the 2013 dance film The Way We Dance and the 2016 dance production Danz Up by the Hong Kong Arts Festival. With 14 years of experience, the veteran dancer has taught at various studios and institutions, and co-founded the Street Dance Society with other local street dancers, dedicated to promoting street dance culture via a variety of collaborative projects.

Chester Wong
Chester Wong© Cheung Chi Wai
Actor and composer Chester Wong graduated from the School of Drama at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and is a former full-time actor with the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre and atelier theatre hong kong. He won a Hong Kong Drama Award for Best Original Music for his work for Le Grand Cahier, and was nominated for Best Original Music at the Hong Kong Drama Awards for SEVEN, Best Supporting Actor at the Hong Kong Drama Awards for A Flea in Her Ear and Best Actor at the Hong Kong Theatre Libre for Cabaret 2011.

Chiu Tung-tung
Chiu Tung-tung
©Alan Wong
Chiu Tung-tung is a Hong Kong-based freelance dancer and a founding member of local dance company 4 Degrees Dance Laboratory. She majored in Contemporary Dance at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and has worked with acclaimed international choreographers and artists including Dam Van Huynh, Laura Aris Alvarez and Johannes Wieland. Apart from  her collaborations with local companies such as Y-Space, City Contemporary Dance Company, Hong Kong Dance Company and Unlock Dancing Plaza, Chiu has also toured with London’s Van Huynh Company and performed at Malaysia’s Damansara Performing Arts Centre.

Felix Ke
Felix Ke
Felix Ke graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2010 and obtained his MFA from the Taipei National University of the Arts in 2016. Prior to joining the City Contemporary Dance Company as a full-time dancer in 2017, he had worked at Unlock Dance Plaza and WCDance. So far in his career, Ke has collaborated with renowned choreographers such as Zhang Xiao-xiong, Yang Ming-lung and Heather Myers, and has created his own choreography works, including Anonymous, V, Last body and Finding Uncertain.

Kwok Chui-yi
Kwok Chui-yi
Kwok Chui-Yi is a stage performer, playwright, director and drama instructor. After graduating from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, she joined the Chung Ying Theatre Company as an actor from 2010 to 2012, and debuted her first solo performance two years later. In 2017, she studied clowning under master clown Philippe Gaulier in France. Kwok has been nominated for multiple Hong Kong Drama Awards and won the Outstanding Actress Award at the 6th Hong Kong Theatre Libre for At Last We Met. She is currently a member of the Black Bird Theatre and teaches acting at Radix Troupe’s training programme.

Man of God
Man of God
Jarius “ManOfGod” King is a performing artist and street dance instructor. He burst onto the breakdancing scene in 2000 and has since become versed in multiple styles, winning numerous competitions in different disciplines. He has been a member of dance crews Rhythm Attack, Motion Disorderz and Awesome Style Konnection, and a regular performer for the NBA teams the Chicago Bulls and the Milwaukee Bucks. With a desire to connect people from all backgrounds through music and dance, King teaches courses and workshops around the world and codirected urban dance festival Breakin' The Law, which ran for 11 years in Wisconsin.

SukiRabbit
SukiRabbit
Suki Yip is a dancer and instructor specialising in hip-hop and jazz funk. She has received extensive training in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, the US and Europe, and is currently a member of Hong Kong hip-hop dance crew ShortyGunz. Yip has participated in various dance programmes and contests, and was named the Crowd Favorite in the global dance competition Universal Street Games in 2018. As an educator, she has taught  in various dance institutions and secondary and tertiary schools.