Mr Yu joined the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority in June 2010 as the Executive Director of Performing Arts. He is responsible for steering the planning and development of the performing arts facilities in the District, and for overseeing the strategies and operating models for these facilities. Since joining the WKCDA, Mr Yu has played a pivotal role in leading the design and construction of the performing arts facilities. He has also overseen a series of pre-opening programmes for dance, drama and theatre arts, music and xiqu.
With over 28 years of experience in arts administration and management, he was formerly the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. He had worked with the Hong Kong Arts Centre for 13 years and served as the Executive Director from 2000 to 2007.
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As the Head of Dance at West Kowloon, Anna Chan is responsible for shaping the district’s artistic direction and strategies for dance.
Under her leadership, a series of new dance projects have been launched that offer local and international artists a platform to explore innovative forms of creating and performing, and new ways of discussing and thinking about topics related to contemporary performances. A co-organiser of the Producers’ Network Meeting & Forum, she recently launched the WE Dance campaign, and has also initiated a number of international dance collaborations and partnership projects for West Kowloon.
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Emmanuelle Vo-Dinh is a choreographer of phenomena, be they social, physiological, psychological, or mechanical: she picks precise facts, observes them, understands them, then transforms them into choreographic and plastic material. After training in ballet and exploring the American dance tradition, Emmanuelle Vo-Dinh danced with François Raffinot before founding the Sui Generis company. Since 2012, she has been the director of the Le Phare, Centre chorégraphique national du Havre Normandie, and her interest in science has progressively combined with her research on fiction and narration to give her plays an additional dramatic dimension.
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Born in Malaysia, Ong Yong Lock joined the Hong Kong Dance Company in 1989, and City Contemporary Dance Company in 1993. In 2002, Ong founded the Unlock Dancing Plaza with Elsie Chau with the aim of collaborating and interacting with artists from different disciplines to explore the intricacies of life and beyond.
He received the Award for Best Artist (Dance) at the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards in 2014.
Editor and critic Daisy Chu has covered arts and culture for many years, working for a range of publications, including CrossOver Magazine, Hong Kong Economic Journal, Ming Pao Daily News, Xpressions Magazine, as well as for the Hong Kong Arts Festival, the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, City Contemporary Dance Company, Hong Kong Dance Company, the Asian Cultural Council, the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, the International Association of Theatre Critics (Hong Kong), and the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority. She also writes regularly about dance and theatre for newspapers and magazines in Hong Kong.