ON VIEW: HONG KONG | Ivy Tsui
“Ivy Tsui is young and lively with an independent personality and a body that gives a sense of brightness and ease.” ── Sue Healey
Independent choreographer Ivy Tsui specialises in site-specific dance. She graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) in 2009 with a first-class honours degree and was recognised with the “Young Artist (dance)” award at the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards in 2015. Her site-specific dance work Quan Quan,which premiered in 2011,was recreated and performed at the Kubrick bookstore in Hong Kong in 2012 and again in 2017 at the Rahva Raamat bookstore (named one of the world’s four best bookstores in 2016) in Tallinn,Estonia.
Ivy’s choreography is inspired by her passion for nature and the environment. She has created a number of commissioned works for the Hong Kong Arts Festival and the Hong Kong Leisure and Cultural Services Department, including Water Lilies (2017), Morning glory (2016), Dehydrated Flower (2015),and Frangipani (2015).
She was recently selected as one of three artists representing Hong Kong in “Creative Meeting Point: Hong Kong x Finland”,a dance exchange programme organised by the West Kowloon Cultural District and three Finnish dance institutions: Dance Info Finland,Zodiak – Centre for New Dance,and Dance House Helsinki.