Ms CHU, Wendy
Senior Lecturer (Dance and Technology)
Wendy Chu is currently Senior Lecturer of Dance and Technology at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA), teaching Dance Technology, Dance Perspectives and Improvisation Skills. She is also responsible for coordinating with faculties on the School of Dance development of new programmes.
Chu studied ballet at the Hong Kong Academy of Ballet headed by Paula Lau in mid 1980s. In 1987, Chu became a certified Labanotation teacher and has since been teaching Labanotation. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the Ohio State University in 1991 focusing on Labanotation and became a Fellow member of the International Council of Kinetography Laban.
As an experienced choreographer and Labanotation expert, Chu has reconstructed Doris Humphrey’s works from Lanabotation scores at the Academy in the 1990s. Her notation works also include a set of basic exercises of Ba Gua and works by Victoria Uris and Hanya Holm. Furthermore, Chu has as well translated Study Guide: Elementary Labanotaion by Muriel Topaz into Chinese. Since mid 2002s, she has been leading the School in developing the potentiality of dance through emerging technology. She led courses in dance and technology, dance video and mediated space for dance in both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
Chu's investigation in interactive installations for dance was presented in multiple HKAPA Open Days. She also presented VJ - Choreographic Pad: Real-time visualisation of digital choreography created at the fingertip of the user, at the Innovative Performing Arts Education Symposium 2017 in Hong Kong.