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Zelia ZZ TAN 谭之卓


A young Asian dance artist crossing over to film and technology. Focus on purpose, form and method of the body, to explore the truth of art and the world.


A professional dancer with City Contemporary Dance Company, Hong Kong now, she has performed and studied in 14 countries. She was invited to perform her solos at Helsinki Festival, Finland. An adventurous spirit cultivates her insight into life and art. She graduated with First-class Honors from Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. 


As an experimental dance film director, she explores human body, mind and multiple identities. Among the 5 short films she has directed, "Over Here?" and "Moon Paradox I" were presented in 16 international dance film festivals.


As a versatile artist, she has years of experience in Chinese ink painting and ballroom dance. ZZ also took initiative to host dance workshops on body-and-mind connection for visually impaired teenagers. Lately, she has been venturing into the challenging new territory of virtual reality, experimenting with motion capture and scientific methodology. She was invited to initiating multimedia research in Leonardo 21 residency. At the same time, she keeps reflecting on new ways of choreography, explores virtual dance with Gilles Jobin (Switzerland).

Dancing 2015-2017

There are 8 short pieces


Somesound 2015 April

Blank 2016 June

Studio practice 2017 October

Addiction 2015 August

Interspherence 2016 September

Metamorphosis  2017 July

餘韻 2017 June

Under this weight 2016 November

Experimental dance documentary

The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, major in Contemporary Dance (first honour) Bachelor Fine Art


The first exchange student from HKAPA to Northern School of Contemporary Dance, UK



Guangdong Dance School

Major in Ballroom Dance and Ballet


Primary School Affiliated to Hunan University of Science and Technology


Welcome to follow my upcoming experience in 2022
  • January  2022        As a visiting artist, to do mocap experiment in Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, provide 4                                            workshops for BFA and MFA students, a presentation for alumina and faculty

  • April  2022              As an initiator, collaborate with local artists for new mocap dance experiemnts > Sensing Adjacency <

  • May 2022                As a performer, work with Helen Lai, dance in Piazzolla Opera " Maria de Buenos Aires" in Kwai Tsing                                         Theatre

  • August  2022          As a performer, work with Sang Jijia,  "Pa I Ethos" will show at Auditorium, Sha Tin Town Hall

  • September 2022    As a choreographer and initiator, create Live Mocap Avatar Dance >Accelerating Dimension<, West Kowloon                                     Culture Distribute, Freespace Room

  • October 2022         As a choreographer and dancer, perform in Game Designer Conference in Goethe Gallery

​Activity in 2021

  • January 1-25              Initiate Dance + VR practice as research

  • January 7, 9, 17          Film screening in Rollout Dance Film Festival in Macau, The Psychedelic and Film and Music Festival                                         in New York

  • February 8-19            Special rehearsal in O directer by Xing Liang, Anothermountainman, documenting in Yuen Long                                                 Theater, suspend performance

  • March 28-29              Present artistic research, support by Leonardo 21

  • April - November     Teaching about Body Conditioning and Somatic Practice every Monday night in Tai Po Art Center

  • April 9-15                    Perform in Triple bill Gala in Hong Kong Culture Center​

  • June 15-20                 Choreograph and present new work "inCOMiNG", commissioned by E-Side Dance Company, in                                                  Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre

  • July                              Develop dance film production, open for collaborations

  • August 12-22            Perform in "Quacka", choreographed by Yuri Ng, in Hong Kong Culture Center

  • September 6             Present “ID Transfer in future dance VR” at the 25th Digital Research of Humanity and Arts Conference                                       virtually and take a place at Humboldt University, Berlin. (

  • September 19            Sharing "Virtual bodies move in agile process" in CCDC, Taipo Art center

  • October 4                   Present mocap research insights and initiate creative practice with students in the Hong Kong                                                      Academy for Performing Arts

  • October 23-24          Co-choreographed project with Manian Ku, a full-length theater performance with virtual                                                               bodies in Macau 

  • November 13-20      Perform in Home Sweat Home, choreographed by Yuri Ng, in City Contemporary Dance Festival, in                                           West Kowloon Cultural District

  • December                 Open for collaborations

The activities in 2020


  • October 30                《Over Here?喺度?》Film Screening, commissioned by Jumping Frames International Dance Video                                            Festival, in K11 Art House

  • December 5                Sharing, Thinking Through Dance with year 4 friends in Hong Kong Academy Performing Arts

  • December 25-30       Performed in Mr.Blank, choreographed by Sang Jijia in West Kowloon Cultural District

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