Tsai Hsi Hung || The Playground NYC
The Playground NYC
Tsai Hsi Hung
Wednesday, 06/08 || 4:00-6:00pm, $6
Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, 280 Broadway, NYC
Entrance 53A Chambers Street
The Playground NYC allows dancers to experience various choreographic styles and ideas, engage with a new community of dancers, and gather resourceful information and inspiration from the array of choreographers involved. In turn, established choreographers are paid for their creative investigations, are given free space to explore new movement with professional dancers, and are provided with the opportunity to establish relationships with new dancers and fellow choreographers.
Tsai Hsi Hung’s classes combine her passion for contemporary dance and the visual arts. She incorporates her painting techniques into the choreography and encourages each dancer to embrace his or her own fluidity of movement. Hung has a strong background in traditional techniques such as ballet, martial arts, and Taiwanese dance. Her classes use these styles as a foundation.
Tsai Hsi Hung graduated from Taipei National University of the Arts 2011. In 2009, she traveled to Australia as an exchange student for the Dance at Queensland Technology University Dance Department. She has worked with the Australian Dance Theater, Tasdance, Expressions Dance Company, and Chunky Move Dance Company Dancers.
In 2020, Hung received a Choreography Fellowship from the New Jersey Council on the Arts. Shortly after, Hung’s work was selected by the Joffrey Academy of Dance for their Spring 2020 Winning Works performance in Chicago.Hung was invited to Taipei National Dance Theater to perform New work this July 2020. Hung's most recent work will be featured in Ballet X's 2020-2021 season. In 2021, Hung won Western Michigan University’s National Choreography Competition and will premiere a new work in 2022. For Ballet X’s 2022 Season, Hung will create a new work for their dancers through the Ballet X Choreographer Fellowship.Battery Dance Company of New York will also premiere an original work in the summer of 2022, inspired by the paintings of Hans Hofmann. Hung will be in residence at Kennesaw State University, Georgia, in the summer of 2022 to create new work for the students of their dance department. Hung will premiere a new work in the Spring of 2022 with the Ballet Hispánico Professional Studies dance students.
Hung teaches the open class at the Peridance Capezio Dance Center and NYU Tisch Dance and /MOVE|NYC|.
PC: Terry Lin