Iris (she/her) is a London-based dancer, performer, and producer from Hong Kong.
For 12 years I have been working in the UK dance sector with a range of choreographers, artists, and organisations. I work in galleries, museums, theatre and site-specific contexts as a dancer and performer, and have worked/collaborated with Jo Fong, Janine Harrington, Zadie Xa, Laura Wilson, Ghost & John, Robert Clark, Florence Peake, Pablo Bronstein, Evangelia Kolyra, and Moi Tran amongst others. This has led to me performing at festivals such as EAREYE (Malmö, 2020), Chinese Arts Now (London, 2020), Dance International Glasgow (2019), Art Night (London, 2019), Venice Biennale (2019), Prague Quadrennial (2019), SPILL festival (Ipswich, 2018), Block Universe (London, 2018), and Do Disturb at Palais de Tokyo (Paris, 2018).
My background is in contemporary dance and classical Indian dance Kathak. I graduated with a BA (Hons) from University of Surrey and an MA from London Contemporary Dance School where I performed and toured internationally with the postgraduate dance company EDge.
Alongside performing, my career in arts management began as administrator at Independent Dance from 2008-2013. Since 2015 I have been working as a freelance producer and manager, and also covered a range of roles at management level with companies such as Luca Silvestrini’s Protein, Candoco Dance Company, and Siobhan Davies Dance. I’m also currently working as producer with choreographer Matthias Sperling and the project NEUROLIVE.
Working both within and outside of organisations/institutions, I draw from experiences of tension between my professional identities as well as cultural identities as a British Hong Kong-er to inform the work I do and environments that I co-create. I enjoy collaborating as a dance artist, creating alongside others in an artistic process, bringing my interests in interdisciplinary practice, improvisation, somatic practices, and community-building projects.