Chan Wai-lok

Chan Wai-lok

Independent Dance Artist

Chan Wai-lok is a choreographer and performer from Hong Kong. He studied at Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (Austria) after graduating in architecture from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He furthered his studies in Performing Arts Research and Training Studios (Belgium) in 2019 upon receiving scholarships from the [DNA] network, supported by Creative Europe under the European Commission (2016–2018) and the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund (2018–2019).
Chan’s more recent work Click (2021) explores the ideas of performativity and choreography. Democratic interpretation and emancipation in audiences is the main theme he has been exploring in his recent solo Everyone knows what it means to think (2019) and a collaboration with Mariana Miranda, /bI'twi:n/ (2019).
He performed in Let It All Out (2018), created by Cristian Duarte and worked with Meytal Blanaru in We Were the Future (2019), which toured in Europe and South America. His latest collaboration, Somnia (2019), with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, was also premiered in Belgium.
He is the co-founder of the independent art space “ngau4 gat1 dei6”, which aims to promote resource sharing among the counterparts in the performing arts industry.