Blog, Edition 2016, TC 2016

Acty Tang

Performer/Director, HK Academy for Performing Arts

Acty Tang is an interdisciplinary arts practitioner. While mainly working in physical theatre, he is also involved in dance and choreography, site-specific performances, devised theatre and video dance, having creating over 20 pieces in various genres. He has a Master of Arts degree in Drama at Rhodes University, South Africa. Acty was the winner of the Young Artist Award for Dance at the South African National Arts Festival in 2007. For over a decade he worked with the First Physical Theatre Company, and had also worked on projects with director Brett Bailey (South Africa) and choreographer John Allen (USA). In recent years in Hong Kong, Acty performed in contemporary dance works with Y-Space, a butoh work with Katsura Kan, dramas “Western Xia Hotel” and “White Blaze of the Morning” with Yan Pat To, and short film “Nothing’s Gonna Change My World” by Trista Ma which was an award winner at Hong Kong’s Fresh Wave Short Film Festival in 2013. Acty is currently teaching theatre theory, contemporary performance practice, acting and contemporary dance at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Rhodes University, South Africa.