Ong Tze Shen
Dance to me, is a free-flow art form unbounded by space and time. I may be free within my mind, but at times I am also restricted by the limitations of my physical body. But this is exactly what makes dance interesting and pushes me to search for new breakthroughs.
Born and raised in Penang, Ong Tze-shen began dancing at the age of 13 and has participated in numerous competitions and performances since then. He received full scholarships throughout his four years at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and graduated with First Class Honours in 2018. He joined Hong Kong Dance Company in the same year. Recent performances include the principal role in A Sea of Smiling LT Ducks, 8/F Platform – Jing, and A Tale of the Southern Sky.
Ong has danced in a wide variety of festivals and productions. He performed solos in Zhang Xiaoxiong's The Homeland, Butterfly Lovers by Sheng Peiqi and Yan Xiaoqiang, Gao Chenming’s Fortune, and Yan Xiaoqiang’s Autumn Thoughts. He choreographed Dating with D with Christy Poinsettia Ma and performed the work in 2017. He also produced the full-length dance theatre In The Amorphous Beings for the George Town Festival in Penang 2017 and took part in CAMPING 2018 at the Centre National de la Danse in Paris. He is also a researcher of HKDC’s Research study on Chinese martial arts and Chinese dance.