Hong Kong and London-based Victor Fung is an award-winning choreographer and the Artistic Director of Victor Fung Dance. Currently Associate Artist at Swindon Dance, he is the recipient of the DanceXchange Choreography Award, and received the Award for Young Artist at the 2013 Hong Kong Arts Development Awards for his international achievements in dance.
Victor’s choreographic works have been presented internationally across four continents. His recent work From the Top has been presented as a work-in-devlopment in Hong Kong, South Korea, New Zealand, Germany and the United States. He was selected as one of six choreographers for SPAZIO, a European network for dance creation which includes residencies in the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Croatia. His work Not Enough (Beyond Reason) was shortlisted for the 2012 Hong Kong Dance Award (Outstanding Independent Dance). Victor has been funded and commissioned internationally by a number of major organisations such as Arts Council England, Hong Kong Arts Festival, City Contemporary Dance Company (HK), Hong Kong Arts Development Council and the British Council.
Victor was a Fellow of the Clore Leadership Fellowship Programme (2016/2017) under the mentorship of Wayne McGregor and a Shadow Trustee of Hofesh Shechter Company. He is currently conducting doctoral research in dance with a studentship award from Middlesex University and Dance4.
Hong Kong-based independent choreographer and dancer Kenny Leung graduated from the School of Dance at the Taipei National University of the Arts, where he majored in performance. He also studied Chinese dance at the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts.
Leung has toured extensively and worked with a number of local and overseas choreographers and dancers, including Ho Hsiao-mei’s Meimage Dance, Zhang Xiaoxiong, Yang Minglung, Yu Yenfung and Yao Shufen (Taiwan); Victor Fung Dance, Max Lee’s Room 9 Dance Theatre, Mui Cheuk-yin, Abby Chan and Victor Ma (Hong Kong); Tian Gebing, Zeng Huanxing, Felix Chen Lei and Xie Yin (China); and dancers from Europe and North America, such as Hugo Fanari, Graham Collins and Vera Tussing.
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Freelancer choreographer and dancer Ronny Wong obtained a BFA (Hons) degree at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) in 2007, majoring in contemporary dance. After graduation, he received a Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund scholarship to pursue his MA in Dance at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London, where he joined Transitions Dance Company for performances in Europe. He has represented HKAPA in several international tours, and currently teaches at the HKAPA School of Dance and the CCDC Dance Centre.
Between 2007 and 2012, as a London-based professional dancer/choreographer, Ronny toured internationally with a number of renowned UK companies, including Luca Silvestrini’s Protein Dance, Maresa Von Stockert’s Tilted Production, Candoco Dance Company and Lea Anderson’s The Featherstonehaughs.
Since returning to Hong Kong in 2012, Ronny has performed Victor Fung’s From The Top, at the Hong Kong Arts Festival (2015), as well as in Düsseldorf, Seoul, Auckland and San Francisco. In 2016 he was commissioned to choreograph the production Thea for the Hong Kong Jockey Club Contemporary Dance Series at the Hong Kong Arts Festival, where he was also leader and presenter of the HKAF HKJC CDS outreach project (2016–2018). Recent work includes choreography for Passion of the Earth (2017), a cooperation between his company Heel Off the Line Dance and The Hong Kong Festival Orchestra, and the dance video Sleep.
Michael Barnes trained at London Contemporary Dance School and Purchase College New York. During his career Michael has worked for a range of UK-based contemporary dance companies and choreographers, such as National Dance Company Wales, Gary Clarke, Aletta Collins, Bgroup and Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures. Michael has recently worked for The Royal Opera House, English National Opera and DeNada Dance Theatre. He also works frequently on screen for film, television, music videos and TV commercials.
Raised in the south west of England, Jack Sergison started dancing on the pilot CAT scheme in Exeter offered by Swindon Dance. He graduated in 2015 from the London Contemporary Dance School with a First Class BA (Hons) and continued further movement research at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, Austria, Espacio LEM, Argentina, and Dance Unity Space, Thailand.
Jack has performed with Protein, Victor Fung Dance, Studio Wayne McGregor, Vincent Dance Theatre, Stephanie Schober, Sarah Shorten, Sally Marie, Jenny Hill and Bittersuite. He is a co-founding member of the Sparse Collective, taking improvisational performances to different communities throughout the UK, Europe and South America.