Date of Award


Access Restriction

Campus Access only theses

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



School or College

College of Communication and Fine Arts

First Advisor

Lillian Barbeito

Second Advisor

Teresa L. Heiland


Currently, Hong Kong “lags behind” other countries in terms of arts and cultural development (Chow). There is a lack of support for the arts in Hong Kong (Chow; Lee).Although Hong Kong needs world class, high quality performances in order to develop and build arts audiences (Lee), dance training in Hong Kong is inadequate at enabling dancers to reach an international level (Yung). My senior thesis project investigates how to increase dance education opportunities, nurture local talent, develop the artistic community and increase community engagement with dance by developing and executing a summer dance intensive in Hong Kong. My project, SHIFT Dance Intensive, connects Hong Kong dancers to internationally renowned artists, provides them with high quality contemporary dance training, and facilitates the growth of the local dance community. To examine methods for developing dance in the Hong Kong community, I research current dance programs and dance training in Hong Kong, create a marketing plan, market the intensive to local Hong Kong dancers and will run the intensive from August 5 to 9, 2019.