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Zelia ZZ TAN 谭之卓


Zelia ZZ TAN is a cross-disciplinary dance artist focusing on presence and identity. She is a pioneer in dance and technology in Asia who creates virtual and hybrid performances using motion capture, AR, VR, avatars, and other immersive technologies. She is based in LA and Hong Kong, working globally with master artists such as Gilles Jobin and Sasha Waltz. 


Zelia is directing "REfract", a hybrid performance featuring a solo dancer interacting with motion capture, avatars, and VR tech, commissioned by West Kowloon Cultural District and co-produced with Goethe-Institut. "Accelerating Dimension”, with live mocap, avatars and audience interaction, was presented at the Phygital_D Festival.  


In 2022, she co-founded TechDanceLab, an artistic research and experimental platform. She hopes to integrate art and technology to empower marginal, disadvantaged communities to share valuable experiences. Her research interest is in the future of the body, experience, and interaction. 


In 2015, she was invited by the Helsinki Festival to present her solo works. She joined City Contemporary Dance Company as a professional dancer from 2019 to 2023. She was nominated for the Tom Brown Emerging Choreographer at the Hong Kong Dance Awards 2023. She is also a dance filmmaker whose works were featured in 18 film festivals worldwide. 


Zelia is now pursuing an MFA at CalArts, double-majoring in Interactive Media for Performance  (Theatre) and Choreography (Dance), supported by the Asian Cultural Council.


California Institute of Arts(CalArts) in the USAn MFA, double-majoring in Interactive Media for Performance (Theatre) and Choreography (Dance)

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 and Drama School, major in Ballroom Dance and Ballet


Primary School Affiliated to Hunan University of Science and Technology


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

YuYun 2017 June

Under this weight 2016 November

Experimental dance documentary 2022

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