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16 March 2016
Author: The Place

Meet the dancer: King San Lo

King was born and brought up in Hong Kong. His performance journey began in his secondary school’s theatre arts club; and he continues to have an interest in drama. King graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts majoring in Contemporary Dance. During his studies, King took part in many local performances, including HK Dance Awards Gala Ceremony and DAD2 AD4ABR. King is also an alumnus of City Contemporary Dance Company’s WuDaoQingNian programme which took dance to local and mainland communities.

  • When did you start dancing and when did you realise that dance was going to be the main career focus for you?

I originally began performing in a drama society at school, which was where I first encountered movement. I realised that my body is much more expressive than my words, that’s when I realised it was something I should focus on.

  • What was the first piece of live dance you watched?

Nelken (Carnations) by Pina Bausch

  • Is there a particular performance experience that sticks in your mind?

It was my graduation performance, a matinee. In the middle of a very dynamic performance with many dancers running around in patterns with very dim lights, the contact lens in my right eye fell off. With one eye all blurry, it was super scary to run around and I was really afraid I’d stand on the wrong spot, thankfully there wasn’t an accident.

  • How would you describe your artistic practice; are there particular styles, techniques or ways of working that resonate more strongly with you?

My artistic practice is to keep trying to search for the honesty in whatever styles, or techniques I’m doing; with honesty to myself, to each other in the room, and to the technique.

  • What/who influences or inspires you as a dancer?

The other dancers and the environment I’m in influence me a lot.

  • Why have you chosen to study on the postgraduate performance programme EDge?

It’s a great programme for emerging dancers to gain a sense of what it will be like to work in a company; getting to know all kinds of people from different backgrounds, it’s a really exciting opportunity.

  • What are you surprisingly bad at?

Saying no when I need to.

  • What are you surprisingly good at?

Giving massages.

 

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