Wayson is continuously doing his movement research based on Chinese philosophy (Taoism), concept of "Qi" and 5-rhythms.
His theatre works cover 3 different aspects:
(1) movement research
(2) cross-over with multi-media
(3) literature themes.
Work available to tour
In this work, dance and sound are intertwined in an abstract world, where the essentials in one’s daily life are felt. Human civilisation is constantly redefining what is legitimate or appropriate, when many of its preconceptions are rooted in ignorance. Humans, who have long been accustomed to constraints, have drifted away from their true selves. In this moment, can we contain the whole world in our enfolded existence, and open up the space for an expanding vortex or trajectory?
2018 Feb - Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Studio Theatre (part of the Hong Kong Arts Festival)
2018 Jun - Chengdu (part of Hello Chengdu Ufun Music & Art Festival)
2019 Mar - F Hall, TaiKwun, Hong Kong (part of the Hong Kong Arts Festival @Taikwun)
2019 Jul - Tianqiao Arts Center, Studio Theater (part of Beijing Dance Festival)
2019 Aug - Full Moon Dance Festival, Pyhäjärvi, Finland
2020 Feb - Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No. 1 (part of HOTPOT - East Asia Dance Platform)
“The second night started with Wayson Poon’s ‘Vortex’ an honest reflection of a personal story, where Wayson is not afraid to share his inner life. The construction is clean and consistent from the start to the end. Already the very slow fading of the audience lights sets the atmosphere and is a genius touch of how light should support a choreography. Wayson shows us his inner demons of choosing his life style against following tradition and family, his struggles and reasoning’s to eventually chose his life.
Very well executed and consistent, here Wayson shows us he is a mature Choreographer that has outgrown the Springboard program. Bravo”
－by Kevin Polak
City, memory, desire, symbols, names, death, sky... departing from Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, between the visible and invisible walls and gaps, the body saunters the virtual cities and writes Marco Polo’s travel journal with programming language.
2016 - Hong Kong iDance Festival
2017 - Kwai Tsing Theatre, Black Box Theatre (Hong Kong City Contemporary Dance Festival)
2019 - Visy Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse (Supercell Festival of Contemporary Dance)
"Movement & Qi"
With Wayson's continuous research on Taoism, "Qi", western movement theories - 5-rhythms & liquid body, and mind & soul, he has been developing a unique series of workshops for both professionals and community. Participants may obtain a new understanding and balance on their own bodies and souls.
Bath Spa University (Dance MA Course), UK
China Beijing Balance Art Center
China YUAN SHU Contemporary Dace Art Space, Chengdu China
China Academy of Art
Guangdong Modern Dance Company
Guangzhou China Jiangsu Performing Arts Group
Nanjing China Sichuan Conservatory Of Music
The Hong Kong Academy For Performing Art, School of Dance (MFA Program)