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Abby Man Yee Chan

Hong Kong

Grants Awarded

1996 | Dance | United States

to study modern dance and choreography at the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, the Bates Dance Festival, and the Pilobolus Workshop in summer 1996 and to continue to observe dance activities in New York

1995 | Dance | United States

to observe contemporary dance activities, study modern dance and choreography, and work with choreographers in the United States in 1995-96


Performance / Hong Kong

A Year in the Life of a ‘Bessie: New York Dance & Performance Award’ Nominator

July 13, 2016

More and more artists in the dance world are now working in hybrid and multi-disciplinary performances, necessitating a new way of thinking through and contextualizing their practices. In this vibrant multimedia lecture, including footage of the hottest artists working today, Muna Tseng will draw on her rich experience as both dancer and critic to consider the current art scene in New York. She serves on the selection committee of the prestigious New York Dance and Performance Awards, a.k.a. the Bessie Awards. She chairs the Current Practice sub-committee, assessing cutting-edge work that challenges standard definitions of dance – including art installation, performance art and long durational work. Following the presentation, Tseng will be joined by Hong Kong-New York choreographer-dancer, ACC Fellow Abby Man-Yee Chan, and moderator Anna CY Chan, Head of Artistic Development, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, in a discussion which will investigate cross-boundary collaborations to unpack artistic issues within. Muna Tseng’s talk was originally commissioned by the Singapore International Festival of the Arts and presented at S.I.F.A.’s on July 5, 2016.

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Grantee: Abby Man Yee Chan