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Kay Huang: Professional Artist in Residence

This fall at Eighth & Eight Creative Spaces we will be welcoming professional artists into our studios to create new or expand on existing work for young audiences. Each artist will have multiple opportunities to showcase work in progress in our small stage theatre and receive feedback from invited young audiences and a cohort of industry professionals.

Kay Huang is choreographer, educator, and dance artist living in the traditional unceded territory of the Salish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh Nations known as Vancouver. She danced professionally with Karen Jamieson from 1987-1996. Her own choreography has been featured in Vancouver BC, San Jose, California, and Barcelona, Spain since 1992. She is a faculty member at Arts Umbrella for over twenty-five years. She founded Crossmaneuver in 2011 as a vehicle for young artists to be trained and to participate in interdisciplinary works of art. In 2020, she formed a collective with Virginia Duivenvoorden named VDCM to pursue performance and digital collaborative works. In 2021, she was a featured artist at the New Works Dance presentation of Asian Heritage Festival. In August 2022, she was invited to collaborate with New Cambodian Artists in Cambodia and Thought Train Collective Vancouver, which resulted in a multi-discipline art and dance exhibition in December 2022. She was awarded Artist-In-Residence with New Works Dance in 2022-2023 Season and developed the solo work “Yellow”. VDCM was awarded Artist-In-Residence at the Dance Centre from Jan – June 2023. Crossing was developed at the residency and is part of VDCM’s show “Tethered” at The Dance Centre June 2023.

Crossing is a dance and film multi-discipline work for students gr. 8-12. It is a work centred on inter-generational conversations and the different perspectives on challenges, conflicts, and values. It is a collaboration between artists Brynne Harper and Kay Huang as they address those differences, at times with tenderness, and at times with violence.

This program has been made possible thanks for funding by the Province of British Columbia, BC Arts Council, and the City of New Westminster.

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