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(Lives and works in Guangzhou, China)

ErGao, courtesy of the artist

ErGao is a multi-media dancer/choreographer whose work uses dance, film, installation and other creative strategies. After graduating from Guangdong cantonese opera school in 2001, he studied in adult college class of joint college of Sun Yat-sen University and Guang Dong Dance College in 2002, majoring in contemporary dance. In 2006, he graduated from APA, Hong Kong with full scholarship.

ErGao founded ErGao Dance Production Group (EDPG) in 2007 in Guangzhou, with a focus on dance theatre, dance film, community art and dance education. His productions continuously see the body as the primary medium of work and the site of artistic investigation, using diverse strategies to explore Chinese social and cultural identities, sex, gender and other topics.

Between 2007 and 2012, ErGao was invited to participate in multiple projects in collaboration with international dance companies and dance festivals, including Rubatu Tanz Company, Angie Hiesl and Roland Kaiser (Germany), Living Dance Studio (China), Limitrof Company (France), Emio Greco | PC (Holland). After 2012, ErGao accepted multiple commissions from different arts organizations and art festivals, including Ibsen International (Norway), Fabbrica Europa (Italy), Hong Kong Arts Festival, Hong Kong Jumping Frames Dance Film Festival (Hong Kong), Guangdong Modern Dance Festival, Guangdong Modern Dance Company, Guangdong Times Museum (Guangzhou), Shanghai Ming Contemporary Art Museum (Shanghai), DPAC Dance Company (Malaysia) and other organizations. He was selected as resident artist of Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council in 2019. In 2015, German's media "Deutsche Welle" named Ergao "one of the bright stars of contemporary dance in China."

Residency: January 14 - February 29, 2020
Supported by: The Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan in the fiscal 2019

Dance Square, Performance, 2018, photo by Quan Ni, courtesy of the artist

Dance camp of National young Dancers Development Plan, 2018, courtesy of the artist

"Body and Daily Objects" workshop, 2015, photo by Gu Tianchang, courtesy of the artist

Kung Hei Fat Choy, 2019, photo by Chun Li, courtesy of the artist

Kung Hei Fat Choy, 2019, photo by Chun Li, courtesy of the artist