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HKETONY arts fellows showcase talent

HKETONY Director Steve Barclay (center) meets with arts fellows (from left) Parry Ling, Phoebe Hui, Hao Yang and Ying Cai.

Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York Steve Barclay congratulated the HKETONY Arts Fellows, visual artist Parry Ling and contemporary dancer Hao Yang, on their respective showcase events at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas (IFAI)  in New Haven, Conn., in June.

The exhibition and dance performance were the culmination of an arts fellowship that started in 2014.

Mr. Ling’s interactive installation, titled “I Have a Dream,” explores environmental sustainability. Mr. Yang’s work, “Pied à Terre,” which had its world premiere at the Hong Kong Arts Festival in March, reflects the dancer’s experience at the crossroads of East and West.

Parry Ling (left) explains his installation, "I Have a Dream."

The current HKETONY Arts Fellows, interdisciplinary artist Phoebe Hui and dancer Ying Cai, just completed their arts-immersion courses in June will return to Hong Kong to develop projects before they present their final works at IFAI next year.

Administered by the Yale-China Association, the HKETONY arts fellowship program brings promising Hong Kong artists to the U.S. on a cultural exchange, with the aim of further enriching the burgeoning arts and cultural scene in Hong Kong.

HKETONY Director Steve Barclay (first left) congratulates Parry Ling (second from left) and Hao Yang (second from right) on their work. Also pictured are David Youtz (center), Executive Director of Yale - China Association and Mary Lou Aleskie (far right), Executive Director of International Festival of Arts and Ideas.


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