New Works Forum


The ‘New Works Forum – Challenging Perspectives on Physicalities and Bodies’ is a West Kowloon Cultural District platform for Hong Kong artists working across different fields who are interested in expanding their practice into new areas of contemporary performance.

Philip Channells (Dance Integrated Australia) and Lee Wilson (Branch Nebula) are the two Australian artists who have been invited to present their work at this week-long event in the vibrant cultural quarter of the harbour-front district. Channells will bring focus to his creative practice engaged in the making of ‘PERFECT (im)PERFECTIONS – stories untold’. Wilson will share sloap‘.

New Works Forum: Challenging Perspectives on Physicalities and Bodies will explore ways of producing inclusive performances for artists with diverse backgrounds and physical abilities at different venues. 

Joining Channells as an Associate Artist of Dance Integrated Australia (DIA), is Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) 2013 graduate and BUZZ dancer, Shuling Wong.

Dance to me has been a very big part of my life and has inspired, helped, and motivated me in every way possible. It has opened me creatively and has allowed me to explore, experience, and discover things about myself, about others and the world around me. Shuling Wong

Wong will use this professional development opportunity to establish new connections in dance whilst working as a Choreographic / Workshop assistant. She will shadow Channells’ creative practice and gain first hand knowledge of working with artists with different embodiment during an additional 3-day workshop program (Tue 4 – Thu 6 June) which will be based at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts.

Dance Integrated Australia acknowledges DansiT – Senter for Dansekunst i Sør-Trøndelag (Norway) who commissioned Philip Channells to create ‘PERFECT (im)PERFECTIONS – stories untold’ for the Multiplié Dansefestival 2014.

To learn more about the NEW WORKS FORUM in Hong Kong, click here

Photo: Arne Hauge