Artistic Director: Ong Yong Lock

Born in Malaysia, Ong joined the Hong Kong Dance Company (HKDC) in 1989, and performed leading roles in the Company’s productions including Suppressed Romance and The Snow is Red. He then joined the City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC) in 1993 and took main roles in Nine Song, Revolutionary Peking Opera, In the Beginning, Wandering in the Cosmos, and China wind, China fire. He has toured with CCDC to perform in various places such as Mainland China, Taiwan, USA, Germany, UK, Korea, Japan, France and Israel.

Ong was a founding member of South ‘ASLI’ Dance Workshop (SADW). In 1997, he became the Artistic Director of SADW (1997-2001). In 1998, Ong joined the Expressions Dance Company in Brisbane, Australia to perform in the Brisbane Festival 1998. In the same year, he was invited to teach contemporary dance in Japan and Malaysia as well as choreographed for the 19th Chinese Dance Festival in Malaysia.

Over the years, he has created several highly acclaimed numbers, including Blue Birds, Insects. He also created Wandering Syndrome, The Changing of Colors, and Transitions for the HKDC and One Night Fling for CCDC. He choreographic talents also spoke for itself in the productions of the Traveling Secretly to Batik, The Multi-colored Coat and At Dusk in Asian Art Festival. He took part in the International Sino Dance Week ,Malaysian Chinese Dance Festival and the Hong Kong Dance Festival 2006 with The Girl Next Door, Wandering Ghosts and Beyond respectively. His works Sat Sa and The Evening Child were invited to perform in the East Dragon Dance Festival 2000 and World Dance 2000 in Tokyo.

In 2002, Ong founded the Unlock Dancing Plaza with Elsie Chau and was awarded the Hong Kong Dance Award 2002 for his choreography of 4 In for The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Ong definitely is one of the most promising choreographers in Hong Kong. Important works include Same Time Tomorrow , 10 Nights’ Wanderings , The Philosopher’s Stone.