Body Encounters: Experiential Workshops on the Body and Writing

Body Encounters: Experiential Workshops on the Body and Writing

Date & Time

1 - 18 Jun, 2021 7:30pm – 10:30pm


JC Cube


Free of charge


Co-presented by

Led by contemporary Hong Kong artists, the “Body Encounters” workshops will inspire participants to seek new ways to approach their writing as they use their bodies to interact with the spaces that surround them.

Triggering new senses within the participants, the workshop will begin with a series of movement exercises that will explore the dynamics of different bodies in space. Creative writing exercises will be introduced between sessions to help participants reshape their understanding of situated bodies, and activate the participants' imaginations towards creative language.

Emerging local Chinese writers will also attend the sessions and publish their workshop-inspired literary works on Spicy Fish Cultural Production Limited’s online platform.

Workshop I
Date: 01.06.2021 (Tuesday)
Time: 7:30pm – 10:30pm
Facilitator: Yim Shui Fong
Participating Writers: Samwai Lam, Yu Yuen Lan, Leung Lee Chi
Quota: 20 persons

Workshop II
Date: 18.06.2021 (Friday)
Time: 7:30pm – 10:30pm
Facilitator: Ivanhoe Lam, Santayana Li
Participating Writers: Tsang Kam Yin, Lee Yat Hong, Milo Tse
Quota: 20 persons


Registration deadline: 28 May 2021
Quota is limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Successful applicants will receive an email confirmation.

  • The workshop will be conducted in Cantonese
  • Recommended for age 18 or above
  • Each workshop will last for approximately 3 hours
  • The workshops require physical movements. Participants are advised to consider his / her own physical condition before enrolling.
  • Comfortable clothes are advised for workshop attendance.
  • Activities are subject to change without prior notice. Tai Kwun reserves the right to make the final decision regarding the arrangements


Ivanhoe Lam
Santayana Li
Yim Sui Fong

He received a diploma in Drama and Dance (Contemporary Dance) from Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) and obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, majored in choreography from Codarts University, Rotterdam.

Lam premiered his critically acclaimed piece 27 scenes in the ITs Festival 2010 in Amsterdam, which was presented again in Hong Kong Dance Festival 2010 – International Dance Symposium, as well as in Rotterdam, Utrecht and Den Haag. His recent works include Even • Odd commissioned by the Hong Kong Arts Festival 2014, Pretext, 27 and Awakening. He also choreographed and performed for theatre productions, include P.E. Period 2.0 by Theatre Ronin, Enron by Pants Production and Sucks with a team of Hong Kong prime artistic talents, Lee Chun-chow and Kung Chi-Shing.

Hong Kong actress and playwright. In 2018, Li collaborated with Theatre du poulet to tour The Extinction of Hong Kongers throughout the east Canada, which has received the Emerging Artist Award from SummerWorks Performance Festival 2018 in Toronto.

Li’s first written play, Journey to Home, was chosen and premiered in the 40th Hong Kong Arts Festival and credited as “the most memorable local original script 2012” by SCMP. Li’s recent written play A+a, a TV series of adult autism, produced by RTHK. Report i: Which I am I, directed by up-and-coming artist Chun-ho Ivanhoe Lam, premiered in a cultural heritage centre Tai Kwun. In January 2020, Living up to her was produced by New Arts Power x The Mills “Threading through time”. In November 2020, The void was produced by Hong Kong Repertory Theatre.

Yim Sui Fong is a multi-disciplinary artist. She is the co-founder of the artist-run organisation Rooftop Institute and a member of the Hong Kong artists’ collective, L sub. Yim Sui Fong’s artistic practice focuses on the actiontable aspects behind image creation, pursuing questions such as how we re-read history and how we could connect communities through artistic action. She was recently awarded the WMA Masters Award 2017/18 and finalist of Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize 2017. Her book project ‘The man who attends to the times’, commissioned by Oi!, Hong Kong (2018). Recent exhibition includes: ‘Artists’ Film International’, Whitechapel Gallery (2019), ‘Hic Sunt Leons’, Surplus Space, Wuhan, China (2019), ‘The Wall 2019’, Cattle Depot, Hong Kong (2019), ‘Talkover/Handover 2.0’, 1 a Space, Hong Kong (2017), ‘Mountain Sites: Views of Laoshan’, Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing, China (2016).

Tai Kwun Treats

“Tai Kwun Treats” are now available for this programme participants! Get the vouchers and enjoy various privileged offers at designated shops and restaurants.

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