Huiwang Zhang

Black and white portrait of Huiwang Zhang. They are looking into the camera with their hand folded underneath their jaw.

Huiwang Zhang danced with China Opera and Dance Drama Company and Paper Tiger Theater Studio in Beijing. He joined the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company in 2017 after the completion of his Master study in Dance and Choreography from the U.S and Germany under great mentorships of Stephen Koester, Sharee Lane, Ellen Bromberg and Katharina Christl. He has also performed with Pearsonwidrig dance theater and Yin Mei Dance. Huiwang’s movement research and teaching are inspired by his traditional training in Chinese Classical Dance, Martial Arts and all teachers like Jennifer Nugent, Sarah Pearson, Leah Cox, Patrik Widrig, Tao Ye, Eric Handman, and Janet Wong. His choreography, often through a sociocultural lens, gives voices to communities at risk of social exclusion and people whose stories are lost in the official narratives, carefully structuring an alternative history from the personal and private stories of individuals. His work has been exposed internationally in China, U.S. and Germany. Huiwang voluntarily edits a dance e-journal “upsidedown” in China where he writes and translates perspectives in contemporary dance making into Chinese language.