STELLA & ARTISTS
STELLA & ARTISTS
Stella & Artists was founded in 2012, Stella & Artists (SA) is a contemporary dance company in Macao which aims to pass on the culture of Chinese dance while taking inspirations from our daily lives and incorporating them into dance creation. SA endeavours to promote dance education and cultural exchange between Macao and foreign countries. Through active collaboration with different dancers and artists, SA enhances dance and cultural development of Macao.
In terms of cultural exchange, the company has been organising dancers in Macao to participate in the teaching and performing activities in Lisbon, Portugal under UnityGate since 2013. In 2016, SA joined “Delta Moves” (an international exchange programme) and organised Macao delegates to participate in the Tanzmesse’s exhibition in Dusseldorf, Germany. In addition, SA also participated in Performing Arts Market in Seoul (PAMS) and Supercell Festival of Contemporary Dance Brisbane in Australia. The company has been organizing dancers in Macao to participate in dance performances and exchange activities in Lisbon in Portugal, Brisbane in Australia, Seoul and Daejeon in South Korea, Beijing, Guizhou, Ningbo, Guangzhou and Zhuhai of China as well as Hong Kong. Moreover, Stella & Artists is the Macao station of China Dance Courier Stations Network, which connects contemporary dance organizations in 35 China cities to share information and resources.
In order to promote the development of dance in Macao, SA hosts “Solo/Duets Showcase” every year since 2013 to encourage local creations. In 2015, SA co-organizes “Dancing in the Moment” with local groups Four Dimension Spatial and Max Dance Hall to promote contemporary dance in Macao. It covers a series of events by introducing programmes from other countries, small dance theatre experimental programme, contemporary dance popularization workshops and school promotion activities. Meanwhile, annual productions are created by inviting outstanding artists and performing groups to enhance the professional level of local dancers. SA has worked with Xing Liang, Mui Cheuk In (Hong Kong), Ku Ming-Shen (Taiwan), Amalgama Dance Company (Portugal) and Dancecology (Taiwan).
In 2017, the company establishes SA Dance Centre (SADC) in order to carry on with the mission on dance education. SADC emphasizes on the long-term development of dance education. The dance centre provides ballet and Chinese dance courses as the core training to students and dancers. The teachers possess professional qualifications such as Registered Teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance and the Beijing Dance Academy Chinese Dance Graded Examination. To recognize the students’ achievement and to assess their skills, the company organizes the Royal Academy of Dance ballet examination and Beijing Dance Academy Chinese Dance grading examination every year. SADC has been collaborating with artists in organizing different kinds of workshops in ballet, Chinese dance and contemporary dance.
在促進本地與外地文化藝術交流方面，詩篇舞集自2013年組織澳門舞者赴葡萄牙參與UnityGate在里斯本的教學及創作演出活動。2016年起參與「起勢珠三角」國際交流計劃，分別組織了澳門舞蹈界參展德國杜塞爾多夫國際舞蹈博覽會 (tanzmesse) 及首爾表演藝術交易會 (PAMS) ，以及赴澳洲布里斯班參演 Supercell Festival of Contemporary Dance Brisbane。詩篇舞集曾組織團內以及本澳舞者赴葡萄牙里斯本、澳洲布里斯班、南韓首爾、大田、中國北京、貴州、寧波、廣州、珠海及香港等地演出交流。此外，詩篇舞集現為現代舞‘天下驛站’網絡的澳門驛站，和全中國35個城市的現代舞組織訂下協定，共同分享一切有關現代舞的資訊和資源。
舞團同時積極推動澳門的舞蹈藝術發展，2013年開始每年舉辦「獨舞／雙人舞展」，鼓勵澳門原創舞作；2015年起與澳門四維空間及極舞館共同籌辦《舞•當》系列當代舞推廣活動，當中包括引進外地藝團的舞蹈節目、舞蹈小劇場實驗計劃、當代舞普及工作坊及學校推廣活動。同時，每年製作舞蹈專場，透過邀請外地優秀藝術家及藝團共同合作，提升本地舞者的水平，邁向專業，曾合作的藝術家及藝團包括邢亮、梅卓燕 (香港)、古名伸 (台灣)、汞動舞團 (葡萄牙) 及舞蹈生態系創意團隊(台灣)。