Choreography Col­lab­or­a­tion Performance



Stillness [A new HKAF commission]

An interactive digital experience inspired by a site-specific performance and multimedia installation by Wayson Poon, Vvzela Kook, Peter Lenaerts and Dylan Kwok

Explore the interactive experience now:

Concept, Choreographer and Dancer: Wayson Poon

New Media Artist: Vvzela Kook

Sound Artist: Peter Lenaerts

Dramaturg: Dylan Kwok

Creative Producer: KALOS Productions HK


An interactive digital experience inspired by a site-specific performance and multimedia installation to soothe our fluctuating state of mind during the pandemic.

Stillness carves out a resting place, a shelter for the body and mind in times of uncertainty. Conceived by Hong Kong choreographer Wayson Poon, this site-specific work was originally created to perform in the cosy space of the former Holding Cell in the Tai Kwun Central Magistracy as a highly personal performing art experience, admitting one audience at a time. Facing the uncertainties brought by the pandemic and venue closure, artists got together to reimagine the possibility of moving the work online and created a digital experience with a virtual “holding cell”, inviting audience to enter this cold-looking virtual environment.

“What if we treat the former Holding Cell in the Tai Kwun Central Magistracy like a person? What would I most like to bring her?” “Warmth.”

“Where would I most like to bring her?” “Somewhere near the sea…”

— Wayson Poon, Concept, Choreographer and Dancer of Stillness

Everything begins in the physical space from which leaps boundless imagination. Using new media art, video and sound, Stillness carves out a virtual resting place for the body and mind. It leads the viewer on a journey of slowing down and taking in their sensory signals. In this digital encounter with physical movements and multimedia, listen to your needs and soothe your fluctuating state of mind.

The programme is an interactive online experience, and all the more rewarding if you come prepared to receive warmth. Relax and release tension through sight, sound and touch, in a moment that is yours and yours only. Experience a long-forgotten calmness.

For a complete experience, viewers are recommended to prepare a hot water bag or a balloon filled with warm water.


Concept, Choreographer and Dancer: Wayson Poon (Hong Kong, China)

New Media Artist: Vvzela Kook (Hong Kong, China)

Sound Artist: Peter Lenaerts (Sydney, Australia/Belgium)

Furniture Designer: Dylan Kwok (Hong Kong, China)

Creative Producer: KALOS Productions HK

Stillness was commissioned by and premiered at the 2022 Hong KongArts Festival for HKartsFestival@TaiKwun.


Col­lab­or­a­tion Performance

Liezel ZINK – Granite

Liezel ZINK – Granite

Granite is a durational performance installation arising from an artistic and cultural exchange between two Hong Kong and two Australian dancers. The four artists spend time together with 100 kilograms of white granite fragments exploring the body in shifting landscapes and reflecting upon meanings we draw from placing the body at the centre of this mass material.

Creative producer and facilitator: Liesel ZINK(Australia)
Performance and co-choreography: Ivy TSUI, Wayson POON (Hong Kong) Courtney SCHEU, Amelia STOKES (Australia)

23.11.2019 () 3:45pm-4:45pm
24.11.2019 () 3:45pm-4:45pm
Small Lawn, Freespace, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District

Free admission, no registration required.


Co-produced by



This project has also been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.




(will premiere in Noveber 2021)

Choreographers and performers: Lucie Grégoire (Montréal), Wayson Poon (Hong Kong)

(update soon…)

Choreography Col­lab­or­a­tion Performance

Moving a memory

Moving a memory

July 29th – 31st 2021       PASSAGE Festival Helsingør, at 14.00 & 17.00 Location: Skolen ved Rønnebær Allé
August 5th – 8th 2021     Dansehallerne Copenhagen, at 14.00 & 17.00 Location: Gotvedinstituttet
November 18th – 21st 2021   New Vision Arts Festival Hong Kong, at 15.00 &20.00 Location: Kwai Tsing Theatre Rehearsal Room

Moving a memory is a performance and an exhibition created for a gymnasium. Convoi Exceptionnel explores experiences and memories connected to this space which most of us have a relationship with. The smell of lacquered floor, thick rope, and wooden rib walls. Scheduled exercise activating a wide range of emotions. The gymnasium is charged with fear and joy. A place in the past and present. Stage director and set designer Jon R. Skulberg says: ‘You walk into the gymnasium, sense your feet on the floor. The marked floor lines reveal a regime of movement. Now it’s your chance redefine the hierarchy and explore a new kind of poetry.

The Nordic gymnasium is a symbol of the fit body, disciplined and trained to obtain a good health. An architectural manifestation of public health. We challenge the space’s authority and give it another language. It’s an invitation to move your memory.

The arc of the work is drawn up Convoi Exceptionnel, visual artist Maiken Bent, choreographer and dancer Wayson Poon, and composer and musician Paul Yip. On stage the dancers are Linette Stamp Christensen and Paul Pui Wo Lee.

Convoi Exceptionnel is a Nordic production platform made by Jon R. Skulberg in 2016. Jon is a Norwegian stage director and set designer living in Copenhagen. Convoi Exceptionnel creates evocative images with bodies, sound, and light as components. Immersive landscapes inducing impressions and demanding impact.

Wayson Poon’s choreographic practice is rooted in Qi and Taoism. He works from the mantra: “Reality is empty, emptiness is real,” which inspires a clear minimalism in his choreographic language.

Maiken Bent’s sculptures and installations are characterized by composition of strong colours, craftsmanship and a rough mix of chains, ropes, and soft materials. Her work exists somewhere between Gucci and The Home Depot, creating an interesting play of hierarchies. Longing and remembering cross paths through her transformations of recognizable objects.

Paul Yip’s Japanese and Tibetan inspired soundscapes has stable frequencies and vibrations inducing physical resonance in the bodies of everyone present.

Photo: Louise Herrche Serup



Trilogy for Educational Spaces
Moving a memory is the first piece in a trilogy by Convoi Exceptionnel. A site-specific trilogy meeting the audience at eye level. Rich atmospheric experiences in the setting of everyday life, away from the usual terrains of art. Convoi Exceptionnel investigate three different spaces – The gymnasium, a swimming pool, and a classroom. The performances challenge the cultural codes of educational spaces.

Concept, space, stage direction: Jon R. Skulberg (NO/DK)
Choreography: Wayson Poon (HK)
Installations: Maiken Bent (DK)
Composition and live music: Paul Yip (HK)
Dancers: Wayson Poon, Paul Pui Wo Lee, Linette Stamp Christensen (DK)
Additional dancer for Hong Kong Performances: Kingsan Lo
Dramaturg: Astrid Hansen Holm (DK)
Creative producer: Lene Bang (DK)
Hongkong producer: Carrol Ho @KALOSProductionsHK (HK)
Tour manager: Sigrid Aakvik (NO/DK)
Scenography and production assistant: Olga Regitze Dyrløv Høegh (DK)
Production: Convoi Exceptionnel and Onthewayson


Supported by:

World premiere – Summer 2021

Moving a memory is a performance and an exhibition created for a gymnasium. Convoi Exceptionnel explores experiences and memories connected to this space which most of us have a relationship with. We challenge the space’s authority and invite you to move your memory. You can experience the work at PASSAGE Festival in Helsingør and in the Gotved Institute in Copenhagen presented by Dansehallerne this summer.







❖ Art as a Ritual with an Orbital movement.

Ancient Drawings and Rituals from civilizations all around the world are the origin of all the Art forms, Music, Movement, Dance……etc.

This project combining multi-media exhibition and performing arts is about creating Neo-Rituals, which could be ways or paths to be approaching the truth of the world, connecting to our true self as well as connecting to the universe, and to create new possibilities and imaginations to break through the cycle of aimless drifting, wandering or mundane existence and the loop of Karma in this restless, chaotic and ridiculous world nowadays.

By research on Tibetan Buddhism Sutras (The Diamond Sutra, The Tibetan book of Living and Dying), I-Ching (Book of Changes), ZEN, Sacred Geometry, Vibration and Frequency, Cymatics, Constellation, Tarot, String Theory, Traditional Dances… all kind of western and eastern wisdom, we try to create dialogue, discussion, experiment to create possibilities of new Art and Performaning Art forms which might beyond Art itself.

To the ultimate art, whether it is the spark of inspiration, the extreme focus while creating art work, selfless performance or ecstasy of dance, just at that moment, it has gone beyond all the boundaries of the world.
This miracle moment is resonating with infinite time, space and dimensions.

Kim Guenyoung (Korea) – Contemporary Ritual Dance
Wayson Poon (HK) – Contemporary Dance
Red Pig Flower (Japan/Korea/Berlin) – Performance Art
Terry Wu (HK) – Live Projection
Paul Yip (HK) – Live Music x Cosmic Soundscape

Choreography Col­lab­or­a­tion Performance


I-Dance Festival (HK)2016    i-Dance Lab 1&2

28/11 20:00   Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre

Choreographer and Performer: Wayson POON (HK)

Multi-media Designer and Performer: Adrian YEUNG (HK)



City, memory, desire, symbols, names, death, sky…..departing from Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, between the visible and invisible walls and gaps, the body saunters the virtual cities and writes Marco Polo’s travel journal with programming language.

This is a journey of the laboratory to the stops chosen by you/me/he/she, no destination to be reached. People reside in bow-like space (the city) and transit between boxes of various sizes. What connects these boxes? Questioning the text, questioning the body, questioning the new media, questioning Siri, questioning Google… the mind rolls at this very moment on Nov 28, 2016, 8pm is the time when one meets, sees and touches that very different of our senses.



Caminando (Mapa) – Pokémon GO OST

Maxim Werner (Kyiv, Ukraine)


“The collaboration was conceived and developed from the “New Works Forum: Multimedia and Dance Dialogue – Hiroaki Umeda” presented by the West Kowloon Cultural District.”

“Annie Wan”




Col­lab­or­a­tion Performance

(a) Thread

(a) Thread
A collaboration with Jean Abreu Dance
2014 – 2016
UK & Brazil

(a) Thread, the new choreographic work of British-Brazilian choreographer Jean Abreu is first and foremost an artistic exchange with the Sao Paulo based visual artist, Elisa Bracher. They met after Jean Abreu saw Elisa Bracher’s installation Endless Still Point in the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro.

Elisa Bracher proposed the materials that are the building stones of A Thread: trolleys, weights, cables, sheets of a lead and one huge leaden ball. The five dancers engage with these materials in a continuous game of constructing, deconstructing and reconstructing. They are builders, movers, wanderers, witnesses who try to find their way out of the labyrinth they have constructed themselves. They walk, balance, carry, cover, take risks and work together. As in ancient performance traditions, the materials are interfaces through which their bodies connect energetically. Through the manipulation of the materials the bodies try to find their own center, to ground themselves.

(External webpage)

Choreography Col­lab­or­a­tion Performance

Fleeing By Night 2014 – Party1

Fleeing By Night 2014 – Party1
A collaboration with Balance Art Center, UFO Media Lab, ShadowPlay, MonkieStyle & The Body Acts
Janurary 2014
Beijing, China

(External webpage)

Col­lab­or­a­tion Performance

Fleeing By Night

Fleeing By Night
Choreographed by Wayson Poon & Jiaming Wang
A collaboration with UFO Media Lab
November 2013
Hangzhou, China

“Lin Chong’s escape is a decisive departure; a metaphor for contemporary urban life. Lin Chong is heading for Liangshan; and where could you go?”

(External webpage)

Fleeing By Night (on tour)
Choreographed by Wayson Poon
March 2014
@JUE Festival
Beijing, China

August 2014
@Troll Art Festival
Ólafsfjörður, Iceland

(External webpage)

November 2014
@“On the Spot”
Chongqing, China

(External webpage)

Fleeing By Night (re-run)
Choreographed by Wayson Poon
November 2015
GMDC Theater, Guangzhou, China

Col­lab­or­a­tion Performance

When Time Limps

When Time Limps
A collaboration with Pik Kei Wong Dance Theater
December 2015
Chengdu, China

Layer by layer, the paintings and diary of the Surrealist, Salvador Dali, are unveiled until the unfolding of his narcissism. The sharpness of body movements melts gradually. With the original music, surreal scenes of “relationship and love” are brought into the reality.

A contemporary dance performance choreograph by Rebecca WONG, featured 3 innovative dancers. Together, the team brought us a dance piece inspired by Dali, a prominent Spanish surrealist painter. This dance piece especially named after Dali’s most famous and most recognizable work “The Persistence of Memory” where we sees soft, melting pocket watch. This performance seeks relationship between space and time, defines dream and reality, symbolized consciousness and unconsciouness. Through body movement and music, this performance brings an exciting sensory experience.

(External webpage)