[中][ENG] 那對早起的野馬與伯樂—訪問麥卓鴻與喬楊 Two Early-birds – Mustang and Horse Whisperer: An Interview with Kelvin
喬楊頒獎予麥卓鴻。Qiao Yang presents the Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer award to Kelvin Mak. 攝 Photo: Mark Lam
“Hong Kong dancers’ bodies can’t compare to dancers from China”. The remark sparked Kelvin Mak’s determination to sharpen his body skills to prove that there were exceptional dancers in Hong Kong. Receiving the Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer at the 19th Hong Kong Dance Awards was a fitting result for the 23-year-old’s endeavors. At the ceremony, he was presented the award by two-time Hong Kong Dance Award recipient, Qiao Yang, whom Mak calls ‘godmother’ for her care and guidance. In an interview with them, the two talk about their chemistry while dancing together, their lives, and most importantly, their passion and perseverance in dancing.
A dancer’s only asset is his or her own body. "
麥卓鴻於城市當代舞蹈團《回初》中的演出，編舞：阮日廣 Kelvin Mak in Mother I am Sorry, CCDC, Choreography: Nguyen Ngoc Anh.攝 Photo: 黃狄文 Dominic Wong
野馬與伯樂 Mustang and Horse Whisperer
Qiao Yang and Kelvin Mak’s relationship began with mutual admiration for each other. Around three years ago, Qiao met Mak when he joined CCDC. Because of her height, her dancing is considered bold. Therefore, in duets, she needs a strong male dancer like Mak as a partner. She describes Mak as a hefty guy with big bones, very reassuring in a partner. Once, when she was about to be caught by Mak after a leap, and flip her body, the leap failed and she nearly crashed hard onto the ground. Mak used his own body to support her so that he landed before her. Qiao landed on Mak’s body without getting hurt. Qiao has been dancing for 40 years and has rarely met a partner as reliable as Mak. This gave her confidence to try more new movements. During Mak’s three-year stay with the company, they were always paired together. They were even partners in group dances. The mutual understanding between these two formidable dancers was the reason Qiao felt secure dancing with Mak. It also resulted in a bond that made them like godmother and godson.
Qiao Yang in Tales of Two Cities, CCDC, Choreography: Helen Lai. 攝Photo: 陳德昌Ringo Chan