From February to June 2020, Freespace presents a new edition of its research and experimentation programme Choreographer and Composer Lab – a collaborative professional platform that brings artists together to generate creative ideas, explore new approaches to composition in music and dance, and develop partnerships.

To share the results of the four-month exchange with a wider audience, this year’s programme also includes a free public works-in-development showcase and sharing session with the participating artists, presenting work produced during the exchange. 

This year’s artists include two independent contemporary dance choreographers – Alice Ma Sze-nga and Joseph Lee – and three independent composers with experience across a range of disciplines and genres – Fiona Lee, Karen Yu and Lawrence Lau Hiu-kong – who are working in two groups: Alice Ma Sze-nga with Fiona Lee, and Joseph Lee with Karen Yu and Lawrence Lau Hiu-kong.

The Choreographer and Composer Lab was initiated in 2016, and presented in partnership with Hong Kong Ballet in 2016 and 2018. To date, the programme has inspired a number of successful collaborations, such as Mike Orange and Yuh Egami’s work on Carmen (Hong Kong Ballet) and Olivier Cong and Ricky Hu Song-wei’s work on When You See (Hong Kong Cool, Hong Kong Ballet), which was nominated for Outstanding Choreography at the 2019 Hong Kong Dance Awards.

18 June 2020 (Thursday)


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


Participating Choreographers:
Alice Ma Sze-nga
Joseph Lee

Participating Composers:
Fiona Lee
Karen Yu
Lawrence Lau Hiu-kong

Free admission. Limited capacity. Free seating on a first come, first served basis. Standing room also available for some performances with limited seats.  Please register online in advance.


  • Walk-in registration will be accepted on a first come, first served basis only if there are vacant places. You are welcome to come to the venue and queue 10 minutes before the start of the event.
  • For the safety of participants, visitors, artists and staff, 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.
  • The organiser reserves the right to change the programme content.

For enquiries, please contact Julie Tso on (852) 2200 0822 or

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.

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