[中][ENG]杜塞爾多夫國際舞蹈博覽會後記 Reflecting on Tanzmesse
8月，香港藝術發展局帶領60多名編舞家、舞蹈家及藝術行政人員參加德國杜塞爾多夫國際舞蹈博覽會2016（internationale tanzmesse nrw 2016）。博覽會過後，我們與數位藝術家和監製回望德國之行的得與失，分享當中的感受，對個人以及對香港舞蹈藝術界的展望。
In August, Hong Kong Arts Development Council led a delegation of more than 60 choreographers, dance artists, and art administrators to internationale tanzmesse nrw (Tanzmesse) 2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany. A few of the artists and producers who attended shared their feelings, aspirations, and visions for the Hong Kong dance community with the journal.
徐奕婕 Ivy Tsui 獨立舞蹈工作者 Independent Dance Artist
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When I got back to Hong Kong, I kept asking myself a question ‘Is Hong Kong a good place to nurture art and innovation?’ I attended a number of open studio sessions during Tanzmesse and saw that genuine ideas always come from artists who live with vitality and rhythm. Life in Hong Kong is a rush, leaving us no time to experience art. I never have a chance to think through my rehearsals because I am always occupied by the next day’s work. It is hard to create a good piece with such a tight living schedule. I believe a balance in our work / life is essential to allow us to be honest to ourselves.
許俊傑 Cyrus Hui 小龍鳳舞蹈劇場創辦人 Founder, Siu Lung Fung Dance Theater
許俊傑（右二）Cyrus Hui (second from the right) with dancers and choreographers 攝影photo credit: Janet Sinica
My theatre group, Siu Lung Fung Dance Theater, has been targeting Asian exchange opportunities and this trip to Germany further affirmed my decision to be based in Asia. Productions from the East with oriental elements are always welcomed by markets in the West. However, superficially imposing elements considered ‘oriental’ just to cater to audience tastes is not something I want to do. Therefore, I see a need to establish an exchange network that seeks a common ground in Asian culture.
馮樂恆 Victor Fung Victor Fung Dance創辦人 Founder, Victor Fung Dance
馮樂恆（右三）及其友人和舞者 Victor Fung (third from the right) with friends and dancers