Breathed a Sigh of Relief

Dance en Scene 2023

Tai Kwun X HKAPA: “Sherlock at Home”

On Stage Online

Tai Kwun X HKAPA: Last Ride, Fresh Eyes

Tai Kwun X HKAPA: “I go to Japan by bus”

Tai Kwun X HKAPA: “Cheers!”

Circus Movie: “Isabella”


The Happy Family: Gumbo and the Large-mouthed Monster

The Making of

The story of “Diary VII • The Story Of......”

Juggler Town

A Long Long Walk (work-in-progress)

Dance en Scene

Social Gathering Ban(d) Show

The Happy Family Work-in-Process Showcase

Terry-fying – Work-in-Progress Showcase

Dance en Scene

Jockey Club Musicus Heritage Alive Online Concerts - “Explore Tai Kwun with Classical Music”

Breathed a Sigh of Relief

Social Gathering Ban(d) Show

Om Encounter: Work-in-progress

A Lover’s Concerto

A Poem in Jail (in progress) – Happy Together Till the Next Century Comes

See You Zoom Again

The Creation of Under ∞ Line

We Are (digitally becoming) Spectacle(s)

Date & Time

18 Oct 2020 - 15 Jan 2021 Live Open Rehearsal: 18.10.2020 | 4:30pm - 5:45pm
On-demand Viewing: From 23.10.2020




Free of charge


Contemporary dance artist Wayson Poon has been carrying out his on-going movement research based on Qi, Liquid Body and 5 Rhythms(R) starting from 2016. He attempts to develop his own language and dynamics. In the past two months, he travelled between the rehearsal room and nature, trying to translate the energies and senses that connect his body and environment into a unique bodily language. Nourished by the elements “water" and "earth", he aspires to sharpen a performer’s mind and body in the moment.

In Breathed a Sigh of Relief sharing, Poon will present his research of the past two months. While live audiences can attend in person to converse with the research team, they are invited to take or leave their seats freely and experience the research at their own pace. Additional content like the text and visual records by the researcher and observers will be available online to reveal the research progress. Audience can also choose to join the sharing via live streaming and share their thoughts with the team from home.

*Key image credit to Percy Mak

Research Team

Researcher: Wayson Poon
Movement artist: Kingsan Lo
Observers: Percy Mak, Ivy Tsui
Producer: Carrol Ho @KALOSProductionsHK
Videographer and Editor: Vvzela Kook
Sound Artist: Paul Yip


Hong Kong contemporary dance artist Wayson Poon was awarded the Asian Cultural Council Fellowship to conduct a three-month cultural and arts training and research in Jogjakarta and Solo (Indonesia) from late November 2019 to early February 2020. Upon his return to Hong Kong, Poon continued the research and applied what he learnt from Indonesia to the natural environment of Hong Kong. With a focus on the elements and landscape of nature, he explores the relationship between indigenous culture and bodily movement, and is aspired to construct training based on this concept and content.


  • Recommended for ages 6 and above
  • The presentation will be conducted in Cantonese without surtitle


Wayson Poon

Photo: Ching Man Koo

Wayson Poon is a Hong Kong Contemporary Dance Artist. He moved to Beijing and established the dance company The Body Acts from 2010 to 2014. In 2014, he worked as an independent artist in the creation, performance, research and development as well as education in different regions of Europe and Asia. Wayson Poon dedicates himself to exploring and developing a movement language that is unique to everyone's body. Guided by "Qi" from Taoist scriptures – “Liquid Body and Five Rhythms”, Wayson's movements and creations have combined Oriental spirit and Western methodology and deciphered the essence of body from different aspects. Notable works include, Fleeing by night, in,visible(cities);  and Vortex. His works have toured to a number of art festivals including Beijing Dance Festival, Hong Kong Arts Festival, Supercell Festival of Contemporary Dance in Brisbane, Full moon Dance Festival, Melbourne Festival, Kyoto Experiment, Seoul International Dance Festival, Guangdong Dance Festival, etc. Wayson received the Hong Kong Arts Development Award for Young Artist (Dance) in 2016. He was nominated at Hong Kong Dance Award 2018 – Tom Brown Emerging Choreographer and was awarded the Asian Cultural Council Fellowship in 2019.

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