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Cross-cultural dance film installation premieres in Asia

Sydney-based choreographer, filmmaker and installation artist Sue Healey presents this cross-disciplinary exploration of Hong Kong, Japanese and Australian dancers – ranging in age from 28 to 105. Come stroll through Freespace to view films from Healey’s multi-year international ON VIEW series about how the dancing body is influenced by the culture in which it finds itself.

ON VIEW: Panoramic Suite features near-life-size thread sculptures by Australian portrait sculpture artist Jane Théau, plus live performances by Hong Kong dance artist Mui Cheuk-yin at selected times.

Reviews of “ON VIEW” series:

“Exceptional. 5 Stars.” ── Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald

“Dancers in a brilliant exhibition of themselves...elegant and enigmatic, sensuous and surprising...”
── Deborah Jones, The Australian

“Sue Healey’s On View: Live Portraits is without doubt one of the finest, most gorgeously honed film/dance works this scribe has ever seen...a luminous, poetic and exquisitely detailed portrait of the moving body.”
── Dance Informa

Awards and accolades of “ON VIEW” series:

  • Outstanding Visual Design, Hong Kong Dance Awards 2018
  • Outstanding Achievement in Dance on Film, Australian Dance Awards 2014 and 2018
  • Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance, Australian Dance Awards 2016

Artistic Team:
Filmmaker and Choreographer: Sue Healey
Director of Photography: Judd Overton
Cinematographers: Maurice Lai (Hong Kong) and Kei Fushiki (Japan)
Composers: Darrin Verhagen and Justin Ashworth
Dramaturg: Shona Erskine
Set Designer: Masahiro Norimine
Lighting Designer: Lee Chi-wai
Portrait Sculpture Artist: Jane Théau
Special Appearance: Mui Cheuk-yin

17–19 December 2021 (Friday–Sunday)

8:00pm–10:00pm (with special appearance of Mui Cheuk-yin)

Audience can enter and exit The Box at any time during each session.

The Box, Freespace,
Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District (Getting to Freesapce)

$180*, $150
*For sessions with special appearance of Mui Cheuk-yin at 8:00pm

Half price for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and a companion, wheelchair users and a companion, Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients and full-time students. Ticket holders must present proof of eligibility on admission. Concessions are available on a first come, first served basis.


  • In line with the latest government regulations and in the interests of community health, the seating capacity is currently operating at reduced levels which may affect the admission and seating arrangement. Please check back for event announcements and updates.
  • Children under the age of 6 will not be admitted.
  • For the safety of participants, visitors, artists and staff, please note the following health precautions:
    • Please provide contact information when purchasing tickets.
    • Please bring your own mask and wear it at all times in the venue.
    • Temperature checks will be carried out before admission. Visitors showing a temperature of 37.5°C or above will not be able to participate.
    • Special seating arrangements are being implemented. Please follow the instructions of our staff.
    • If you have travelled outside Hong Kong in the past 14 days or are wearing a home quarantine tracking wristband, please wait until your quarantine period is over before visiting West Kowloon.
    • Special Arrangements in Response to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Ticketing Enquiries:
(852) 2200 0022, ticketinfo@wkcda.hk

Programme Enquiries:
Ms Yau (852) 2200 0742, yvonne.ws.yau@wkcda.hk

Adverse Weather Arrangements:
If a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is in force three hours before the start of the event, the event will be cancelled.

Co-commissioned and presented by Freespace

Co-commissioned with:

Aichi Prefectural Art Theatre (Japan)

Co-produced by:

Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No.1 (Japan)

Performance Space (Australia)

In collaboration with:

Kinosaki International Arts Center

Supported by:

Australia Council for the Arts

Create NSW’s Arts and Cultural Funding Program

Australia-Japan Foundation

City of SydneyAbout the Artist:

Sue Healey

Sue Healey©Wendell Teodoro

Sue Healey is a choreographer, filmmaker and installation artist, and one of Australia’s foremost independent dance-makers. She is the 2021 recipient of the Australia Council Award for Dance.

Experimenting with form and perception, Healey creates dance for diverse spaces and contexts: theatres, galleries and the camera. Her work has toured Asia, the US, the UK and throughout Australia and New Zealand. Healey received a creative fellowship in 2014 from the Australia Council for the Arts and was made an honorary fellow of the Victorian College of the Arts of the University of Melbourne in 2015. Widely acclaimed, her films have been screened in major international festivals and recognised with a number of awards, including Australian Dance Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Dance on Film or New Media and in Independent Dance, a ReelDance Award and a Hong Kong Dance Award for Outstanding Visual Design in 2018.

Mui Cheuk-yin

Mui Cheuk-yin©Leo Yu

Mui Cheuk-yin is an internationally renowned solo artist and dance ambassador for Hong Kong. Her choreography has a distinctive voice and often mixes contemporary and traditional elements. Her commitment and passion to strive for the best in dance have earned her numerous honours, including three Hong Kong Dance Awards and the Distinguished Achievement Award (2012) from the Hong Kong Dance Alliance for her dedication and long-standing commitment to developing dance in the city over three decades. In 2021, Mui was awarded The 15th Hong Kong Arts Development Awards - Artist of the Year (Dance) for her significant contribution to the development of dance.

General booking starts 22 June 2021 (Tuesday) at 10:00am.


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