ABOUT

Quang Kien Van trained at Central School of Ballet in London and went on to dance for companies including Adventures in Motion Pictures, Skanes Danstheater, Cirque du Soleil, Schaufuss Balletten, Michael Clark Company, Fleur Darkin Company, Scottish Dance Theatre and The Royal Court Theatre.

 

Quang's choreographic credits include: Patient 319 - as part of BEACDS 09; One Night and Sword Play - two dance “Acts” in the Berlin cabaret and burlesque show Ambrosia (2010); Kriya - an extended solo performed with Salon K Experience (2010); Short ride on a fast curve - a duet showcased at Laban studio theatre (2012).

 

In the spring of 2013 he launched Portraits of Dancers, a series of dance videos that reflect his ongoing research into the dancing body as artist, performer, storyteller, communicator of ideas. He also collaborated with Alex Turnbull to create "3X1", a dance film inspired by the artworks of William Turnbull.

 

Spring 2015 saw Quang complete his commission for Chinese Arts Space delivering the choreographic work Lunar Orbits and a series of community workshops for Project New Moon.

 

Summer of 2015, Quang made Bunny Dance an outdoor promenade work with a cast of 25 community drummers and performers and 3 professional dancers for the Royal Court Theatre.

Autumn 2016, he received a second Chinese Arts Space commission and made Lunar Corps- a dance film responding to the untold stories of the First World War’s Chinese Labour Corp.

 

Winter 2016, Quang  premiered his lastest creation Lunar Shadows at Greenwich Dance and Rich Mix Theatre.

2017 saw Quang collaborate with theatre director Debbie Hannan to form the Bang Bang Bang Group and create guns, water monica lewinsky which showcased at Resolution 2017 The Place, and SHAME- a double which had a first draft showing at Rich Mix Theatre.

Additionally, he worked as movement director on Goats (Royal Court Theatre) and choreographed for Tottenham Symphony  (Royal Court Theatre/ Beyond the Court)

2018, Quang worked as movement director on Forgotten (Moongate Productions/Yellow Earth), and instigated and choreographed Mid- Autumn Dances- a large scale community performance project developed in partnership with China Exchange London.

 

January 2019, Quang is a recipient of a MGCfutures Bursary and will develop a new work.

Additionally he worked as movement director on Pah-La (Royal Court Theatre) and choreographed The Sandman (Mountview Academy)