The website for Choreographer Abby Chan

Flesh Dance Trailer

雙妹嘜舞蹈劇場
Flesh Dance 十宰身體慶團緣
11 ~ 13. 4. 2008
Studio Theatre Hong Kong Cultural Centre 香港文化中心劇場

Flesh Dance Trailer from chancandance on Vimeo.


Geography, re-Choreographed

A short video by Joanna Tam featuring Choreographer Abby Chan who ‘commutes’ between New York and Hong Kong ~

Geography, re-Choreographed from Joanna Tam on Vimeo.


White Road

another Excerpt from Quando Sr Bastos encontra Sra Chan @ Hong Kong Fringe Club City Festival 2009

Estrada Branca

When acclaimed Hong Kong dancer-choreographer Abby Chan and Brazilian dancer-choreographer Otávio Bastos first met in New York, they were both delighted by how much they understood each other’s body language. The encounter sparked a productive artist-in-residence scheme spanning New York – São Paulo – Hong Kong. The result is “When Mr Bastos Meets Ms Chan”, a celebration of bodies, movement and body language, expressing the truths of two very different cultures.

Excerpt from Quando Sr Bastos encontra Sra Chan


Body Percussion

When acclaimed Hong Kong dancer-choreographer Abby Chan and Brazilian dancer-choreographer Otávio Bastos first met in New York, they were both delighted by how much they understood each other’s body language. The encounter sparked a productive artist-in-residence scheme spanning New York – São Paulo – Hong Kong. The result is “When Mr Bastos Meets Ms Chan”, a celebration of bodies, movement and body language, expressing the truths of two very different cultures.

Excerpt from Quando Sr Bastos encontra Sra Chan


São Paulo – Hong Kong Artist Residency Project 08-09

Quando Sr Bastos encontra Sra Chan – work in progress (brazil)

A collaboration between Abby Chan and Otávio Bastos comprising a six-month exchange of ideas and cultural perspectives as they explored each other’s dance vocabularies, plus one month of intense creative work in São Paulo, Brazil.


Pipe Dream + Spectrum + Lost and Found

Pipe Dream 2002

Commissioned work by the Hong Kong City Contemporary Dance Company

Hong Kong Dance Alliance Dance Award

Spectrum 2003

Commissioned work by the Little Asia Dance Exchange Network – Taipei, Tokyo, Seoul, Sydney and Hong Kong

Lost and Found 2006

New York Debut at Joyce SoHo, New York

Dance theater performance inspired by Chinese adopted girls’ stories.


Disclosure 2001

Commissioned work by the Hong Kong City Contemporary Dance Company

With famous Hong Kong fashion designer Henry C.W. Lau’s whimsical designs,
Chan poses the notion that “You are what you wear”.

Through simple episodes and lighthearted encounters among the dancers, Chan captures the play that goes on between fashion and people.


Mcmuimui Improvisation @ Queen’s Cafe

Videography: 鴻飛

Photography : Jupiter

Acknowledgements : Fashion by Daydream Nation, Venue: Queen’s Cafe

copyright 2007@ mcmuimui Dansemble


Excerpt: Love in a Doggy Bag

Excerpt from “Love in a Doggy Bag”, 2005-2006, commissioned for the Hong Kong Fringe Festival and Singapore Huayi Festival.


Culturebot Review

Check out  “Revolving Twilight” and Abby Man-Yee Chan at the Culturebot by mdonohue

Revolving Twilightphoto by James Yang


Live Performance @ Revolving Twilight

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Revolving Twilight, is an immersive, video/sound installation by video artists Shaun Irons & Lauren Petty, inspired in part by tales from nautical lore, notions of optical phenomena and illusion, and neurological case studies exploring mental and visual perception, fragmented or dwindling memory, and cognitive disruptions. The piece investigates the sometimes ethereal interaction of light with physical matter or form that results in unearthly mirages, often referred to as fata morgana. These otherworldly occurrences are specifically visible in apparitions of ghost ships refracted in a flickering ether. Floating, hovering, and capsizing, these elusive visions are thought of not only as portents of doom, but also sources of wonder and spectral beauty. Using a wide spectrum of media as well as sculptural elements and structures, Revolving Twilight is an open-ended hallucination without a beginning or an end, combining moments of exuberant chaos with serene beauty and rest. Engaging minimal yet evocative images buoyed by a mesmeric sound score, this ever shifting installation traverses the terrain of visual delusions and altered states of consciousness.

where:
The Chocolate Factory
5-49 49th Avenue
L.I.C., NY 11101
718.482.7069

when:

30 Jan 2010

7:30pm Reception

8pm Performance



Pipe Dream 2002

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Disclosure 2001

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1996 Running Wheel 輪在走

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