Asian Cultural Council Hong Kong

ACC Alumni

Lin Hwai-min – Founder of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan 1978 Fellow, Taiwan

Lin Hwai-min is Founder and Artistic Director of the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan who was awarded an ACC fellowship in 1978 to support his participation in the American Dance Festival and dance training in New York. He is now a world renowned choreographer and the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan has become as one of the leading dance companies on the international scene. In 2006, Mr. Lin received the John D. Rockefeller 3rd from the ACC in recognition of his significant contribution towards the international understanding, practice and study of the performing arts of Asia.
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Nam June Paik – First Video Artist 1964 Fellow, South Korea

Nam June Paik was awarded an ACC fellowship in 1964 for his first trip to the U.S. to pursue collaborations in music composition with American artists. He is widely recognized as the first video artist and is remembered for his visionary insight into technology and its revolutionary power. In addition to the numerous international exhibitions of his work, the Nam June Paik Art Center (South Korea) was established in 2008 to honor his pioneering contributions in art.
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Grace Nono – Music Performance Artist 2007 Fellow, Philippines

Grace Nono is Founder and Executive Director of the Tao Foundation for Culture and Arts, a private organization engaged in cultural research, music publishing and educational programs in the Philippines. She was awarded an ACC fellowship in 2007 to share Philippine contemporary culture-based music and arts with leading traditional arts musicians and performance artists in the U.S. She has been a featured performer in numerous international world music festivals and has released five solo recordings to worldwide critical acclaim.
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Shen Wei – Founder of Shen Wei Dance Arts 1995 Fellow, China

Shen Wei is Founder and Director of Shen Wei Dance Arts who was awarded an ACC fellowship in 1995 to attend the American Dance Festival. He has since emerged as one of the leading Chinese choreographers on the international circuit and has received numerous prestigious awards including the Nijinsky Award for Emerging Choreographer in 2004 and the 2007 MacArthur Fellowship. In 2008, Mr. Shen was one of the principal choreographers for the 2008 Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony.
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