Y-Space was founded in 1995 by Victor Choi -wo Ma and Mandy Ming-yin Yim in Hong Kong, with the mission of exploring the infinite possibilities of dance, and searching for new dance idioms and new artistic directions. Y-Space has been invited by international arts festivals and arts organizations to perform and conduct artistic exchange. To date, its Improvisation Land series has reached its 78th series, while its Dancing All Around series has gone beyond the 10th mark. Since 2009, Y-Space has been hosting the i – Dance HK festival. Now in its 29th year, Y-Space has become an important arts group on the Hong Kong contemporary dance through creating new work, promoting dance and providing training, education and research work through activities conducted at community level and at the Y-Space Dance Studio.
To create performance works that are characteristic of local culture, and which explores new dance languages and directions.
To increase conversations and collaborations between international and local dance artists, and to increase the international impact of the Hong Kong dance field.
To promote broad-based participation in dance and its appreciation, emphasizing the connections between “Art and Life”, developing the many possibilities of dance and the performing arts in the community.
To cultivate young choreographers and performers through platforms, classes and scholarships, forums and workshops, and Theatre Y facilities; to crystallize the training and performance experiences of the years of working as Y-Space, and to share this accumulated knowledge to professionals, schools and communities, and the public.