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John Chan 
is a Hong Kong interdisciplinary contemporary artist from Marine Biology background, investigating the reception and social efficacy of arts, utilising art as a tool to uphold the freedom of expression. He is half of Ghost and John. He was an ATLAS young choreographer at ImPulsTanz - Vienna International Dance Festival 2019. He is an artist member of Chisenhale Dance Space, London, an artist-in-residence at Live Art Development Agency, London and an artist fellow at Hong Kong Dance Alliance. 

John's works often involve investigating contemporary crisis through the lens of history and folklore, questioning the cultural identity of being a Hongkonger and challenging new forms of arts, His works include, MeniscusCan I Tell You Something?, I'm not sure about you, but I need to eat, and more.

“(His work) addresses a lot of the political issues of our time in a playful, but also an emotional way.” - Dr. Guy Cools, renowned Dance Dramaturg, Associate Professor in Dance Studies, Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts, the Netherlands and Guest Professor, Ghent University, Belgium

John is a versatile performer who works across dance, movement, text, voice and more. His performance has been seen across Hong Kong, UK, Austria, Germany and more, from small pubs and clubs to major theatres and halls, including Hellerau Dresden, The Place London and more. 

John was trained as a biologist (BSc Biological Science, HKUST) and has completed MA Contemporary Dance with distinction at London Contemporary Dance School (The Place). He was trained under Siu Wan from SHOW DANCE and Tsang Wing Fai back in Hong Kong.

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