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Lee Brummer

Lee Brummer is an independent choreographer, international guest teacher and educator as well as the Co-Founder and Associate Director of Gothenburg based dance company, ilDance.

As a performer she danced with the Bat Dor Dance Company (Israel), The Emanuel Gat Dance Company (Israel) and with various independent choreographers across Europe. She has worked as choreographer's assistant in a variety of dance productions and musicals in Sweden and abroad.

Brummer completed her BA-Dance and teaching degree at The Jerusalem Academy of Music & Dance and has studied psychology, theatre and pilates alongside her career as a dancer and choreographer.

Over the years Brummer has been teaching and working with companies such as: DV8, Australian Dance Theatre, Sydney Dance Company, National Dance Company Wales and Norrdans to name a few. Additionally she has been guest teaching open professional classes and at universities and schools worldwide and workings as a mentor for young and emerging artists.

Brummer has been choreographing her own work within different structures since 2010. Today her teaching practise is composed of anatomical and physical exploration which is dedicated to discovering ones individuality, originality and capacity within their own body. In her choreographic practise, text and spoken word have become extremely influential both within the process and in the final version of the work on stage.

Additionally, Brummer has worked as a producer, project manager and facilitator of various artistic projects and events within Sweden and internationally.

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Eddie Ladd

Eddie is a maker and performer. Her work features dance, bilingual (Welsh/English) text, music and new media technologies and some of it is site-specific. She was born and brought up in Wales, graduated from Aberystwyth University and has worked with many Welsh companies, Moving Being and Brith Gof amongst them. She started making her own work in 1993, which has been featured in platforms including Spring Loaded and the British Dance Edition and under the aegis of the British Council has toured to Europe, Canada and America. She was the recipient of a NESTA fellowship in 2003 which opened up a period of work made for the web, a field she would like return to in the near future. With her colleagues she established Light, Ladd & Emberton, a performance company which has (unexpectedly!) made and toured three full-length productions since 2014.

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Imre Vass

Imre Vass is a Budapest based performer, choreographer. He worked with Hungarian companies such as HODWORKS, The Symptoms, Artus, STEREO Akt, Márta Ladjánszki, Theatre JEL and Ultima Vez [BE], United Sorry [A\NL], Rapid Eye [DK] and Ingri Fiksdal [NO] outside of Hungary. He is a danceWEBber [2010] and participated SPAZIO - Europian network for dance creation [2012-2013]. Since 2010 he is making his own works. His major interest is the dialogue between the body and mind, and the correlation of the performer, the performance and the audience.

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Weronika Pelczynska

By profession dancer and choreographer. A graduate from SEAD in Austria, Bodhi Project, an engineer from Warsaw University of Technology and a master from Institute of Polish Culture at Warsaw University. Recipient of scholarships – DanceWEB 2013 (ImPulsTanz Festival, Vienna, mentor: Ivo Dimchev); Carte Blanche 2013 Modul Dance (residency in Slovenia) and Alternative Dance Academy 2017 in Poznań (workshops with Frederic Gies and Jeanine Durning). She has gained stage experiences through working in places such as: Mufmi dance Theatre; Studio Buffo Theatre; in the framework of the programme called 'Old Browar New Dance' in Poznań, as well as by participating in projects of such artists as: Matej Kejzar, Ori Flomin, Jeremy Nelson, Rob Haden, Stephanie Thiersch, Johannes Wieland, Davis Freeman, Rafaele Giovanola, Maria Stokłosa, Jozef Frucek, Magłosia Haduch and Anna Nowicka. Thanks to these opportunities, she performed in Austria, Germany, Italy, Croatia, France and Poland.

She is also the author of works (i.a. "Yvonne, Yvonne"; "Europe.Inquiry"; "Hunted") which were presented mainly in Poland, as well as in Germany, Spain and Czech Republic. Since 2010 she has also worked as an author of stage movement and choreography for actors. Till now, she has participated in around 35 (theatre and movie) productions collaborating with such artists as Agnieszka Glińska, Robert Jarosz, Anna Seniuk, Barbara Sass-Zdort, Zuzanna Solakiewicz, Michał Marczak, Krzysztof Skonieczny, Agnieszka Holland. She is into working on the verge of different realms of art. She is the member of the Centre in Motion (Centrum w Ruchu) - a space for performing arts in Warsaw.

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Mui Cheuk Yin

Mui received training in Chinese classical and ethnic dance in Hong Kong. She joined the Hong Kong Dance Company from 1981 to 1990 as the principle dancer. In 1985, she won the Hong Kong Young Choreographer Competition and received a scholarship to study modern dance in New York. Upon returning to Hong Kong, she created works Awakenings in a Dream, Cursive Script and the Diary Series.

Mui became an independent choreographer / dancer / teacher in the 90s. Under the auspices of Asian Cultural Council, she took part in the International Choreographer’s Programme at the American Dance Festival and performed at the East & West Center, University of Hawaii. Mui was often commissioned by City Contemporary Dance Company, the Hong Kong Dance Company and The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts to create new works. Her major works include Fragrant Garden, Water Music, E-motion, As Quick as Silver, Stories about Certain Women, Eulogy, la grace, Between Bow and String, Of Grandeur and Desolation, Kinetic Body Operatics, Pink Lily, October Red, Duet 3X, The Enigma of Desire – Dali vs Gala, Lot ̇us, Shui in Feng ̇Shui, Desperately Seeking Miss Blossom, Season N in Seasonal Syndromes, Love Accidentally and The Tales of Miles in Triptych.

Mui is an internationally renowned solo artist. She has been invited to many international arts festivals including Hong Kong Arts Festival (1994, 2001), Belgium International Arts Festival (1994), Lisbon Culturgest (1995), Re:Orient Dance Festival in London (1995), Hong Kong Festival at the Berlin Tacheles (1996), la Biennale du danse de Val-de- Marne (1997), Ein Fest in Wuppertal (1998), Venice Biennial Dance Festival (1999), Dancing-World Festival in Copenhagen (2000), the Lyon Biennale de la Danse (2000), Beijing Modern Dance Festival 2001, Dance Biennale Tokyo (2002), the Images of Asia Festival in Copenhagen (2003), the 25th and 35th Anniversary of the Pina Bausch Tanztheater Wuppertal (1998, 2008). In 2000, Mui was invited by Pina Bausch & Folkwang Tanzstudio to choreograph Whispering Colour and to perform as a guest dancer in The Rite of Spring with Tanztheater Wuppertal.

Mui was named the “Dance Ambassador” (2000) and is the four time winners of the Hong Kong Dance Awards for Choreography by the Hong Kong Dance Alliance. She was also named the “Outstanding Woman” by Wai Yin Association (2001). She was elected one of the Most Successful Women 2005 by Jessica Magazine and received the Chief Executive’s Commendation for Community Service in 2007.

She is currently the Associate Choreographer of City Contemporary Dance Company in Hong Kong.

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Joseph Lee

Joseph Lee was born in Hong Kong and he began his dance training at the age of seventeen. Upon his graduation in The Chinese University of Hong Kong with a bachelor in Professional Accountancy, he decided to further his dance training at The Place, London Contemporary Dance School in UK, where he obtained his Master of Arts (Contemporary Dance) in 2015. Lee aims at expanding the imaginations in dance with his choreography and dance by extensive collaboration with different art forms.

Lee joined Unlock Dancing Plaza as an apprentice upon his return at the beginning of 2015 and became their resident artist afterwards. He has worked with Crystal Pite, Maresa Von Stockert, Emmanuelle Vo-dinh and Chou Shui-yi.

Recent Choreography includes It tastes like you (2016), Folding Echoes (2016), The World Was Once Flat (2018).

Lee was awarded Arts Development Award for Young Artist from Arts Development Council in Hong Kong; the Chin Lin Foundation of Emerging Choreographer in Seoul. His first-directed dance video It tastes like you was selected in the Jumping Frame International Dance Video Festival (awarded the Audience’s Choice Award), South Taiwan Film Festival, Festival of Recorded Movement in Canada, Perth Dance Festival - Screendance Award in Scotland and Cine-Corps in Paris for screening.

In 2017, Lee, together with an independent dance artist KT Yau, has launched the first local crowdfunded dance project re:do/ Joseph Lee/ KT Yau and re-staged his solo work Folding Echoes, which was invited to the International Performance Festival in Mainz, Germany and Beijing Dance Festival, City Contemporary Dance Festival, Guangdong Dance Festival and Hong Kong Dance Exchange, Fukuoka Dance Fringe Festival and Edinburgh Festival Fringe.