House Program (Mobile) – Hong Kong Dance Exchange 2022

Shine through darkness
Sway with a soul reborn
Zoom in on a new
dancescape where the
body is ablaze with hope

The third edition of Hong Kong Dance Exchange International Festival (HDX) brings
to light six remarkable local dance works, including various independent commissioned works. We partner with a global contemporary performance network, gathering exceptional dance works from Singapore, Korea and Japan. A new dance era is about to crack open!

HDX dance talents break free from physical constraints and stride straight to the audience’s hearts.
HDX collaborates with cont•act Contemporary Dance Festival (Singapore), New Dance For Asia International Festival (Korea), Odoru-Akita International Dance Festival (Japan) and SAI Festival (Japan) to present four ground- breaking international productions on Hong Kong’s stage. At the same time, Hong Kong dance artists are radiating their power around the globe, setting out a dynamic international exchange.

Message from the Director

With heartfelt gratitude to the continued support of the Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau of the HKSAR, Hong Kong Dance Exchange was able to transform from a small-scale dance festival collaborating with only four international festivals six years ago to an in-depth exchange in collaboration with seven dance festivals last year. Our local choreographers and works were also invited by overseas dance festivals to tour across various Asian countries for 14 times. The achievement was impressive.

International dance exchanges have been afflicted by the global pandemic over the past two years. Despite the stagnation, we have been sticking to our posts and seizing opportunities. This summer, we are finally able to re-export the works of the second edition of Hong Kong Dance Exchange to the international dance festivals in Japan, South Korea and other Asian countries – some of them have been scheduled as far as next year. During this period, our partnering dance festivals kept their promises and continued to invite all the invited works of the second edition of Hong Kong Dance Exchange. As for the third edition of Hong Kong Dance Exchange this year, our partnering dance festivals extend to influential international dance festivals in Spain, Finland and Israel. Thankfully, Hong Kong dance artists have become the first cultural and creative group from Hong Kong to swiftly reconnect with the international dance scene in the post-pandemic period. The third edition of Hong Kong Dance Exchange has even become the first large-scale event that truly allows international artists and local artists to come together in person and perform on the very same stage after over two years of global pandemic! The staff of Hong Kong Dance Exchange and I will carry on exporting the dance works from the second edition. While taking care of the dance artists touring overseas, we must also look after visiting artists during this period of partial anti-pandemic border closure. Coping with all the local and overseas quarantine policies and the like have multiplied the workload and thus I am truly grateful to each of our staff members for their extraordinary efforts!

Showing how internationally relevant a region’s cultural cultivation and vision through its distinguished cultural and creative products has become a major trend in the world. Dance, likewise, has to be in line with Hong Kong’s new era. Dance artists should set an example with their participation and continue to shine through the new era of Hong Kong as both a local and an international art brand. With dance, an irreplaceable and genuinely international language, let us continue to be the international ‘cultural ambassador-traveller’ representing Hong Kong!

I hope the audiences will leave the theatre with new anticipation for Hong Kong’s future after seeing these new-era works by local and overseas dance talents. Let dance slowly sway your life and bring you forward in your cultural voyage!

Daniel Young

Festival Director


Programme Schedule

18:00 - 19:30

20:00 - 21:30

Dance Videos Screening

11:00 - 12:30

15:00 - 17:00


20:15 - 22:00





my choice, my body






11:00 - 12:30


15:00 - 17:00

Topography of Breath




Those who ain’t damn nobody


It’s not my body chapter 3.5




17:30 - 19:00

Programme Panel

Festival Advisor


Festival Director
Daniel Yeung

Programme Panel (Local)
Professor Anna CY Chan
Karen Cheung
Daisy Chu
Stella Lau
Mui Cheuk Yin
Kevin Wong

Programme Panel (Overseas)
Byung Joo Choi
SAI Festival (Japan)

Chung Po Yuan
Want To Dance Festival (Taiwan)

Ofra Idel
MASH Jerusalem International Dance Week (Israel)

Kuik Swee Boon
cont·act Contemporary Dance Festival (Singapore)

Liisa Nojonen
Joy of Dance OY (Finland)

Natalia Medina Santana
MASDANZA, The International Contemporary Dance Festival of the Canary Islands (Spain)

Santa Yamakawa
Odoru-Akita International Dance Festival (Japan)

Yu Ho Sik
New Dance for Asia International Festival (Korea)

H.D.X Associate Scholar
Lok Fung

Andy Lo

Associate Producer
Mon Fu

Production Manager
Tsui Wai Hong Voyu @ Siu Fung Production

Stage Manager
Leung Hei Wa

Deputy Stage Manager
Lee Nancy

Lighting Design
Cheung So Yi Zoe
Bie Lai

Lighting and Production Electrician
Chan Wai Wah

Lighting Programmer
Yau Ngar Yuk

Sound Design and Engineer
Kwok Yu Kit Jaycee

Sound Operator
Leung Hin Chi Jeremy

Light Crew
Le Dinh Dat

Stage Crew
Ho Cheuk Kei
Chow Pak Hin
Chu Po Yin
Wong Hong Kiu

Publicity Graphic Design

Publicity Photographer
Lee Wai Leung

Promotion Video Production
Sun Yeah Production

Marketing Promotion

Festival Editor
Miu Law

Festival Copywriter & Translator
Miu Law
Winnie Chau

Mak Cheong Wai @Moon 9 image
Jesse Clockwork

Photography Coordinator
Cheung Chi Wai @Moon 9 Image

Video Documentation
Wilfred Wong

VR Production Coordinator
Felix Chan

VR Shooting & Production
C. Production House

Special Thanks to
Iris Tang
Louis Yu