HONG KONG CIRCUS CHAIRMAN/ PERFORMER/ TUTOR
Chris is the first Hong Kong representative and participant who took part in the World Fireknife Competition in the Polynesian Culture Center of Hawaii. From 2007 to 2012, he participated in countless performances for ”PERFORMCREW”. Other than a performer, he is also an experienced creative show director, stage manager and costume trailer. He has worked as a full time costume manager in Hong Kong Disneyland from 2006-2009 and a seasonal costume assistant for Hong Kong Ocean Park 2010 Halloween Event. Certificated with the Special Effect Assistance License in Hong Kong, he is a professional fireknife performer with well-equipped fire knowledge. With his talent in costuming, stage managing and creativity, he has led PERFORMCREW to become a professional event company with public fire shows including the LCSD “Open stage” project and the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority Free Space Festival.
HONG KONG CIRCUS artistic director/ PERFORMER/ TUTOR
Graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with a major in Musical Theatre Dance, Margaret worked as a full-time performer at the Festival of Lion King in Hong Kong Disneyland and Singapore Universal Studios, upon where she first contacted and fell in love with fire dancing. As a fire dancer, she also initiated her interest in circus arts, where she started training in Aerial Dance and Hula Hoop.
As the project-based Artistic Director, performer and workshop instructor for Hong Kong Circus, Margaret enjoys creating shows that unify contemporary circus and multimedia. Her major works include “Fishing Village” in Sai Kung Waterfront Park, “Kibo’s Journey of Rebirth” performed in West Kowloon District and “Grad in my Dream” as part of the 2019 Community Cultural Ambassador Scheme. She also actively participated as an instructor in various training programmes and workshops, sharing her knowledge on aerial dancing and hula hoop.
By drawing inspiration from the humanistic values and relationships she encountered from day to day, her works seek for audiences to resonate with and reflect on. She also enjoys creating alongside the performers, where she allows them to incorporate and merge their individuality into the piece. Margaret continues to strive for performances opportunities that are open to the public and all-inclusive, in hopes of promoting the unique art form of circus in Hong Kong, and creating a stage that is welcoming for everyone.