Anna CY CHAN  陳頌瑛

Member of Jury
評委員

Dean of School of Dance of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

香港演藝學院舞蹈學院院長

Anna CY Chan is a practicing arts educator, performer, producer, curator and administrator for years.  She received her professional dance training in Hong Kong, Australia and UK and holds a Professional Dancer Diploma from the Royal Ballet School (London), an MA degree in Dance Studies from the University of Surrey and M.Ed degree from the University of Sheffield.

Anna is currently the Dean of the School of Dance at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and Dance Advisor to the West Kowloon Cultural District’s performing arts team.  As the West Kowloon district’s Head of Dance from 2014 to 2018, Anna shaped the district’s artistic direction and dance strategies and led the launch of a series of New Works Forum programmes, including Dance Dialogue with Wayne McGregor, Screendance, Writing Choreographic Process, Multimedia and Dance Dialogue, Dance in Alternative Space and Dance Dramaturgy, exploring innovative forms of creating and performing, and new ways of discussing and thinking about topics related to contemporary performances. She also co-curated West Kowloon’s annual Producers' Network Meeting & Forum and was Chief Producer for the ON VIEW: HONG KONG and Look Two Ways dance productions.  Apart from programme development, Anna also involved in the theatre design of the Freespace Blackbox theatre which opened in 2019, and the Lyric Theatre Complex and the first Resident Company Center for Dance which will be opened in 2023/24.   

 

In 2007, Anna became the Vice-President (East Asia) of the World Dance Alliance Asia Pacific until 2017. She was also the Chairperson of the Hong Kong Dance Alliance from 2006 to 2011 and has acted as Dance Advisor to the Hong Kong Arts Development Council since 2008.  She has been invited as keynote speaker, presenter and guest lecturer in many international symposium, festivals, cultural summits, conferences and university in Australia, Belgium, China, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, UK and USA.   She was awarded the Hong Kong Dance Award in 2004, the City Contemporary Dance Laureate in 2016, and in 2018 the prestigious Hong Kong Dance Award for Distinguished Achievement in recognition of her significant contributions. Anna serves on the American Dance Abroad inaugural advisory council, and the Australia Council for the Arts as industry advisor. She was a jury panel of 2019 Brisbane International Contemporary Dance Prix,  Busan International Dance Competition 2019, 17th Taishin Arts Award 2019, the 2018 Keir Choreographic Award in Australia and the 2017 Seoul International Choreography Festival.

 

陳頌瑛女士是位資深藝術教育、表演、製作、策劃及藝術行政工作者, 現為香港演藝學院舞蹈學院院長及西九文化區舞蹈顧問。她於香港、澳洲及英國接受專業舞蹈培訓,畢業於英國皇家芭蕾舞學校深造專業舞蹈文憑,英國蘇雷大學舞蹈碩士學位及英國雪非爾大學教育碩士學位。

 

陳頌瑛於2014至2018年8月期間,擔任西九文化區表演藝術主管(舞蹈),負責制定文化區舞蹈發展的藝術方向及具體策略。在她的帶領下,西九文化區舞蹈團隊推出一系列舞蹈計劃,包括《新作論壇:與 Wayne McGregor 的舞蹈對談》、《新作論壇:光影舞蹈》、《新作論壇:肢體和聲音的舞動與敘事》、《新作論壇:多媒體與舞蹈創作》、《自由空間.創作:非「常」舞蹈空間》及《舞蹈劇場構作》等,為香港及海外藝術家提供平台,共同探索全新創作及表演方法,研究當代演出相關議題。她亦聯合策劃西九文化區每年舉辦的《製作人網絡會議及論壇》,以及擔任《觀‧影 ── 香港舞者》及《相/人/舞》舞蹈製作的總監製。在任期間,她亦參與將於2019年開幕的西九自由盒劇場,及2022/23開幕的演藝綜合劇場中心和駐區首個舞團中心的設計工作。

 

2007至2017年,陳頌瑛擔任世界舞蹈聯盟亞太區分會東亞區副會長一職,2006至2011年擔任香港舞蹈聯盟主席,並於2008年起擔任香港藝術發展局的舞蹈顧問。此外,她亦常被邀於世界各地演講,曾應邀於澳洲、紐西蘭、比利時、芬蘭、德國、英國、美國、中國、香港、澳門、印尼、日本、韓國、馬來西亞、新加坡和台灣擔任客席講師或在各大型研討會、藝術節等擔任主持和發表演講。2004年獲頒「香港舞蹈年獎」、2016年獲頒「城市當代舞蹈達人獎」和2018年獲香港舞蹈年獎頒發「傑出成就獎」,以表揚她多年來對本地舞蹈發展的卓越貢獻。她亦被邀擔任美國 Dance Abroad首屆國際顧問、澳洲藝術委員會行業顧問、2019布里斯班國際現代舞蹈大賽,釜山國際舞蹈大賽2019,澳洲2018 Keir 編舞獎和2017首爾國際編舞大賽評委。