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Linda Yip

Hong Kong Arts Festival Society, Programme Manager Hong Kong www.hk.artsfestival.org

Biography

Linda has worked in the arts programming of the Hong Kong Arts Festival since 1995. She has been involved closely in the Festival’s music programmes, traditional Chinese operas, and intercultural collaboration projects from emerging artists’ series featuring local and international musicians to chamber opera productions. In addition, Linda has worked on contemporary dance programmes including the Asia Pacific Dance Platform (from 2009 onwards) and Hong Kong Jockey Club Contemporary Dance Series (from 2012 onwards) and chamber music series featuring emerging music talents.

Curatorial statement

Hong Kong Arts Festival (HKAF) is an international arts festival presenting about 150 performances annually in February and March. Programming takes in all forms of performing arts, including opera, theatre, dance, music, as well as performances that do not fall within these genres. HKAF also commissions and produces new works, some of which have gone on to tour internationally. Dance programmes typically include both classical and contemporary work and are presented in venues ranging from large theatres with 1,600 capacity to smaller black box theatres that seat 100.

The Asia Pacific Dance Platform (APDP) and Hong Kong Jockey Club Contemporary Dance Series (HKJC-CDS) are HKAF’s two major contemporary dance series. APDP aims to introduce the latest trends in contemporary dance from the Pacific rim including Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, the Philippines, Israel and mainland China. We continue to open up this platform to partners in the region for collaboration and/or touring. New dance creations from HK talent, at times with international collaborations, are produced and presented as part of HKJC-CDS; many dancers participating in the Series also work abroad and collaborate internationally.

We look for original, dynamic creations, expressing the unique voices of the creators/performers, and are interested in exploring opportunities for collaboration with presenters in the region.

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Supported by the Australia Council for the Arts