The 4th Hong Kong International Collective Artist in Residency for Opportunities and Sustainability (HKICAROS), is taking place from the 27th May to 26th of June 2019 where local and international artists will be able to collaborate, interact, exchange and share their creative process.

For the 4th edition we will offer another great benefit to all artists involved in the residency HKICAROS and perform their production at the festival 4th HKICF.


The name ‘ICAROS’ is taken from the Greek Myth named Daedalus and Icarus (the name here is spelled little different for the purposes of the residency project).

The Myth says that Daedalus managed to create gigantic wings, using branches of osier and connected them with wax to escape with his son Icarus from a labyrinth. Icarus being excited flew too close to the sun, which caused the wings to melt, and fell into the sea and drowned. The Icarian Sea, where he fell, was named after him and there is also a nearby small island called Icaria.

計劃名稱「伊卡洛斯」是來自希臘神話中的代達羅斯和伊卡洛斯的故事。(計劃的英文拼法與Icarus並不刻意相同。) 代達羅斯為逃離迷宮,製作了一雙用蜜蠟做成的翅膀。他的兒子伊卡洛斯因飛得太高,翅膀的蜜蠟被太陽熔化,墮落海中。此海洋後來命名為伊卡洛斯。附近也有一小島因此而名為伊卡洛亞島。

Taking this Myth in a metaphoric manner, the residency will offer a substantial support and will foster young artists and more professional ones, to ‘fly’ safe to their new and grown up careers. All artists will be offered free mentoring, rehearsal space, promotion and theatre for performances so as to support and promote their works throughout the whole residency and festival.

This opportunity will provide the meeting point and the safe space where international artists can work together with local artists and co-create in a collective spirit in an international and national spectrum.


Objectives | 目標

To offer a high standards platform and the safe space where artists can freely create and express their ideas and views about the nowadays choreography and dance scene in HK and abroad.

To bridge the gap between student-dependent life and professional-independent life with mentoring, feedbacks and a constructive support so as for the young artists to reach high in their careers, and the more established artists to develop more.

To allow authentic feelings and emotions, inner sensations and intuitive creative processes to unearth within the young artists and truthfully voice themselves through dance and performance.

To define borders and limitation, to bypass them and liberate ourselves from any obstacles, difficulties and restrictions to move on in our careers.

To co-create within the subjects of dance, performing arts, choreography, music & voice so as to support and spread interdisciplinary, collective and holistic education across the globe.

To introduce new pedagogical methodologies for interdisciplinary edifying projects, festivals, workshops and teachings that are applicable and reachable to young artists as well as more established and professional ones.

To create an environment of sustainability and growth for young and more established dance artists.









HKICAROS Artists in Residency Date: 27 MAY – 26 JUNE, 2019

Festival Venue: Sheung Wan Civic Centre Theatre, Hong Kong

Presented by: Unity Space |

Registration Fee: 3900HKD

The registration fee does not include:

– Flights to and from HK

– All the transportation fees during the residency (including the transportation from the air port to the residency)

– Food during the residency period (There will be a kitchen in both accommodations: CCDC and V54)

– All the other possible expenses other than what is stated under “Unity Space Offers”

Unity Space offers:

– Rehearsal-studio space

– Morning master company classes (weekdays Embodied Unity)

– Master workshops (check on schedule for the teachers in 2019)

– Mentoring by master teachers

– Publication of your production

– Lighting and stage design assistance

– A performance at Sheung Wan Civic Centre Theatre for the festival HKICF. Link for the theatre overview LINK

– Accommodation for International Artists at the CCDC Dance Centre & V54

For this year we accept applications for group works up to 4 artists. Each artist will need to pay the same fee as stated above.

How to Apply:

Send your CV and motivation letter with links of your past works and stating your possible choreographic idea for research and development during the residency HKICAROS to

This is a collective artists in residency so any artist can perform and participate in the productions of the others as well as create their own choreographies!

Application Deadline: Application Now Closed for 4th HKICF

HKICAROS has not yet received funding or any sponsorship so as to offer greater support to local and international artists. We request the amount of 3700 HKD per artist which can cover partially some basic expenses. Vangelis Legakis and Unity Space self-fund the residency HKICAROS and festival HKICF to offer more opportunities to young artists in HK and abroad.

Wishing to support and nurture the local dance community thus Unity Space offers 2 performance prices of 5000 HKD and 3000 HKD respectively. The nomination will be selected by an arts committee who will evaluate the process of the artists and their performances. The arts committee members will be announced soon.

Scholarships for HK Local Artsists

Legakis is aware of how hard it is to survive as an artist in HK, thus he and Unity Space for the 3rd edition, offer 3 scholarships to local artists in HK. The scholarships are for a solo production, a duet, and a group piece up to 4 artists. The terms and conditions are that the artists will be offered all benefits of the residency HKICAROS & HKICF apart from participating to the master workshops and morning classes free of charge. The artists can coordinate their schedule accordingly to their everyday commitments of work so as to make the most out of the residency and festival. By having the right communication we can co-create the right schedule that can benefit all artists, local and international.

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