Cody Choi

Cody Choi – Creative Director

 Dance Photographer / Choreographer / Dancer / Model / Actor    

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Cody graduated in Modern Dance in 2000 from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, where he twice received the Jackie Chan Scholarship. He then received a full scholarship to join the Transitions Dance Company at Laban in London.

Cody has extensive international performing experience, including 3 international touring seasons with Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake http://swanlaketour.com/ ,  Arthur Pita, De Vlaamse Opera, English National Opera, Royal National Theatre, Theatre-Rites, Future Cinema, American Dance Festival and the London Chinese Culture Centre.  He is also a feature dancer in the Hollywood film 47 Ronin (2013 ), starring Keanu Reeves and for Walking on Sunshine!- (2014.)

Cody’s professional choreographic experience started in 2002 in the UK. Over the years, his works have been funded by the Arts Council England, commissioned by the Royal Opera House, Greenwich Dance London and toured across Europe. He was also invited to be the panel judge of Big Dance organised by the Mayor of London, Arts Council England and the BBC. In 2007 he choreographed for the Hong Kong Dance Alliance, Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation and The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Cody was also invited to be one of the choreographers for the Asia Young Choreographers Project 2008 held in Taiwan and he was invited back to Taiwan to teach and choreograph again in 2010 & 2013.

As a teacher, Cody has taught at Trinity Laban’s Youth Dance Company, Kingston University, The Royal Music School, Dance City, The Big Dance and Springs Dance in the UK. In Asia, he has taught at Cirque Du Soleil in Macau, Tsoying High School and Tai Nan National Theatre in Taiwan, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation, City Contemporary Dance Centre  and Renaissance International School in Hong Kong.

Cody is also a professional photographer focussing on dance portraiture and theatre photography. He is a winning photographer for The Place (London) and held a photo exhibition commissioned by the Hong Kong Dance Alliance, also exhibit in The Other Art Fair, Urban Art Fair, Parallax Art Fair, Vide Galley and Showcase Cities, London. He has also been interviewed and invited for solo exhibition by The Camera Club, London. One of the oldest camera club in the world.

Cody has his work exhibit at Ben Sherman, London.

Cody is currently the Creative Director of Cody’s Moving Group, he has produced 2 full-length productions “Having Fun, Seriously” and “The Ever Changing Game” in Hong Kong. In the UK, “Instinct” was shown at Greenwich Dance and “The Fear Factor” was shown at The Place. He also teaches Dynamic Contemporary Dance regularly at Dance Works London.

Cody takes lead in movement exploration and choreography for all Cody’s Moving Group productions.

As model –

Du TelecomBetfairFun88Head & shoulders洗頭水The body Shop, The British Museum, Virgin-atlantic, Sony and more.

蔡嘉樂    Cody Choi

二○○○年畢業於香港演藝學院,主修現代舞。在校時曾兩度榮獲成龍獎學金。其後更獲倫敦拉賓中心獎學金,赴倫敦加入過渡舞蹈團。他在國際舞壇有豐富的演出經驗,包括馬修‧伯恩的《天鵝湖》三個季度的世界巡迴演出,又曾參與比利時歌劇院、英國國家歌劇院、英國皇家國立劇院、美國舞蹈節、倫敦中國文化中心等的演出。曾合作的國際知名編舞家計有馬修‧伯恩、阿瑟‧皮塔、內維爾‧甘保、薩賈‧哈里、伯易‧沙克提等。自○二年起開始在英國編舞,作品曾由英國藝術協會贊助、英國皇家歌劇院委約,並為英國史賓斯舞蹈團於歐洲各地巡迴演出。他曾獲邀在英國全國舞蹈大會中擔任評判,該項活動由倫敦市長、英國藝術協會、英國廣播公司聯合主辦。 曾為香港舞蹈聯盟、香港青年藝術協會、倫敦拉賓青年舞蹈團、台灣左營高中 、及香港演藝學院編舞,而○八年他更獲邀參與台灣「亞洲青年編舞家計劃」、一二年中國舞蹈看前看。

蔡嘉樂及黃天欣於2008年創辨Cody’s Moving Group. 舞團作品有  康樂及文化事務署主辦其作品《認真地,玩。》、《拼、舞休》、中國舞蹈看前看《藝術鬼》、倫敦格林威冶舞蹈中心《掙》、倫敦The Place《The Fear Factor》

2012 演出劉德華UNFORGETTABLE 香港紅磡體育館一連20場跨年演唱會。

電影拍攝有 浪人47, 愈快樂,愈堕落

廣告拍攝有 Du TelecomBetfairFun88Head & shoulders洗頭水. The body Shop, 大英博物館, 維珍航空,  Sony, 奧妙冼衣粉.

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The Body Shop® Christmas Video 2015: Jingle Bells

Cody @ Head & Shoulders – 2015

Cody @ Du Telecom – Proposal Eng TVC , shot in Lebanon

Cody in BetFair Commercial shot at Latvia – Teaser 1 

Cody in BetFair Commercial shot at Latvia- Teaser 2

Cody in BetFair Commercial shot at Latvia

Cody in Fun 88 with Tottenham Hotspur- Goal

Cody in Fun 88 with Tottenham Hotspur- Jersey

Cody in Fun 88 with Tottenham Hotspur- Signature

Cody’s dance excerpts

Cody’s Moving Group’s showreel

TV interview

TV interview

Head & Shoulders

Cody’s dance class

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Cody @ Head & Shoulders – 2015

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Cody @ Head & Shoulders - 2015

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Cody In Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake
Cody In Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake

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Cody @ Skyfall with Daniel Craig

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3 world tour with Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake

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Cody Choi’s CV

Training:

Transition Dance Company, Trinity Laban, 2000-01

The Hong Kong Academy For Performing Arts, (HKAPA), 1996-00

Dance performance experience

Company/ Choreographer/ Title/ Date

Hollywood Film, Litza Bixler, Walking on Sunshine, 2014

Sherman Cymru Cardiff, Karol Cyseski, Wonder of Universe, 2013

Universal – Hollywood Feature Movie, Olivia Pickford, 47 Ronin, 2013

Theatre-Rites@ Barbican Theatre, London, Arthur Pita, Mojo , 2012

Openwide- UK Tour, Di Cooke ,High School Mania, 2011

Andy Lau Concert, Sunny Wong, Unforgettable, 2011

Cody’s Moving Group, Cody Choi, Devil Art , 2011

Cody’s Moving Group,Cody Choi ,The Ever Changing Game ,2009

Cody’s Moving Group,Cody Choi,Having Fun, Seriously,2009

New Adventures, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, World Tour   04-07

Linbury Theatre and Clore Studio @Royal Opera House, Cody Choi, Red, 05,07

Cody’s Moving Group, Cody Choi, When Love Calls, 07

Great North Run @ Dance City, Neville Campbell, Down to Zero,06

English National Opera, Philippe Giraudeau, The Trojans,04

The Place Theatre, Arthur Pita, Camp,04

Queen Elizabeth hall, Sin-man, Parting of the Newly Wedding,04

De Vlaamse Opera, Michael Keggen Douglas, Ariodante, 03

English National Opera, Philippe Giraudeau, The Capture of Troy,  03

Royal National Theatre, Arthur Pita, Mappa Mundi, 02

The UK Chinese Acrobatics Co, UK Tour, 02

American Dance Festival, Boi Sakti , Space Urbaniation, 00

 

Dance Photography

Spitalfields Art Markets, London, 2015

The Other Art Fair, The Old Truman Brewery London, 2015

The Other Art Fair, Victoria House, London, 2015

Ben Sherman, London, 2014

Wet Fish Café , West Hampstead, London – Solo Exhibition,  2014

The Other Art Fair, The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London 2014

Darren Barker Gallery, Charlotte St, London- Group Exhibition, 2014

The Other Art Fair, The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London 2013

Urban Art Fair, Brixton, London , 2013,14

Vibe Galley , Bermondsey, London, 2013

Galley 1885,The Camera Club, London – Solo Exhibition, 2013

Oxford Art Fair, Oxford, 2013

Parallax Art Fair, Chelsea Town Hall,  London 2013

Showcase Cites, Rich Mix, Brick Lane,  London, 2013

Winner for Photography Competition at The Place Theatre,London, 2012

Interview and photo used as cover by The Camera Club London Journal, 2012

Tai Koo Place, Hong Kong Dance Alliance – Solo exhibition,  2010

Cody is elected to be a Photographer for the World Photography Collection* (by invitation only)

*”Collection represents the best of contemporary photography worldwide today.”

 

Actor

Production/ Company/ Date

Madam Butterfly @ Royal Albert Hall, 2015

The Girl Of The Golden West @ London Coliseum ,English Nationl Opera, 2014

Prometheus@Eustonin London, Secret Cinema, 2012

Busgy Malone@ The Troxy in London, Furture Cinema, 2012

Hold You Tight,Hong Kong Feature Movie,1998

 

Film/ Commercial / Model

Production/Media/Title/ Usage place/ Date

The Body shop, shower singer, Internet, 2015

Sony, Breakdancer, Internet, 2015

British Museum,  2015

Head & Shoulders, Internet, Model, China, 2015

Carlsberg, football player, UK, 2015

Du Telecom, TV/ Internet,  Model, Dubai,  2015

Virgin Atlantic, TV/ Internet, Model, Worldwide, 2014

Novotel, TV/ Internet, Model, Worldwide, 2014

Ferrero Rocher, TV/ Internet, Model, Asia, 2014

HIV Poster, Poster, Model, UK, 2014

Bet fair, TV / Internet,  Table tennis player/ Model, UK & US,  2014

Bekerly Homes, Brochure, Model, UK/ 2014

Walking on Sunshine, Hollywood Film, Core dancer, 2014

Fun88, TV commercial, Internet/ Print/ Taxi / big screen at train station, Model, 2013

OMO (Surf), Internet/China, Model, China, 2013

47 Ronin– Keanu Reeves, Hollywood Film, Feature Dancer,  2011

Andy Lau Concert, Stage Concert, Dancer, 2011

Adidas Launch, Stage, Choreographer / Model, 2011

LG PhoneProduct Launch, Choreographer/ Dancer,2010

Song of Praise for BBC UK, TV Documentary, Choreographer/ Dancer, 2006

Bust- A- Move, MTV, Dancer, 2006

Head & Shoulders, TV ad, Talent,  2004

BBC Jubilee Music Channel, TV ad, Dancer, 2003

La Ba Medicine, TV ad Talent, 2002

 

Choreographic Experience

 

Company/ Title / Date

Trinity Laban@ London, Laban Youth Dance Company, Seek & destroy,  2013

Tsoying High School @ Taiwan, The 3rd day,2013

Cody’s Moving Group,  The Fear Factor@ The Place Theatre, London, 2013

Greenwich Dance London, Instinct, 2012

Kingston University, UK, Hello , 2011

Cody’s Moving Group, Devil Art, 2011

Tai Nan National Theatre@ Taiwan Tour, The Rip,2011

Tsoying High School@ Taiwan, Instinct ,2010

Cody’s Moving Group, The Ever Changing Game, 2009

Cody’s Moving Group, Having Fun, Seriously, 2009

Asia Young Choreographer Project@ Taiwan, I Live, I’m Here, Right Now, 2008

The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Process, 2008

Hong Kong Dance Alliance ,When Love Calls, 2007

Hong Kong Youth Art Foundation, Recollection ,2007

Springs Dance Company@ Europe Tour, Untitled, 2007

Close Studio @ Royal Opera House, Mm 2007

Linbury Theatre@Royal Opera House/ The Place Theatre/ Power Station Gallery/Studio Theatre, Red, 2003,04,07

St Martins’s Cochranh Theatre@ London, Lian ,2003

Teaching Experience

Company/Date

Dance works London, 2013

Trinity Laban’s Youth Dance Company @ London , 2012/2013

Tsoying High School @ Taiwan,  2010/13

Kingston University, 2011

Cirque Du Soleil, 2010

The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, 2010

City Contemporary Dance Centre@ Hong Kong , 2008-10

Renaissamce International School@ Hong Kong,  2008-10

What professional said about Cody –

Jonathan Chu
Senior Lecturer in Dance

Having worked with Cody briefly in the past, I was impressed with his movement language and his energy to the point at which I brought him in to choreograph on our undergraduate dance students here at Kingston University.
What Cody managed to do with them in 4 weeks was impressive and the amount of movement that he generated with them was nothing short of prodigious.
The result of this was an energetic and frenetic piece that was performed by a group of thoroughly engaged (and seriously battered) dance students.

I also believe that Cody and the students have bonded and are still in touch.
This is typical of the personable, funny, surprising and always professional Cody Choi.
He comes highly recommended by me.

Tim Tubbs
Director at UK Foundation for Dance

Cody is a skilled, well-trained dancer I’ve been pleased to watch, engage and work with several times, but I’ve also commissioned him as a choreographer, notably in the new:currents series I curated for 3 years at Royal Opera House (London) ROH2 Clore Studio Upstairs. He’s a talent.

David Ma (Bass)
Independent Music Professional

My music group http://www.mpcollective.com has worked with CMG on two occasions, providing live music to their choreography sequences. It was a pleasure to work with Cody and his group. I found Cody to be an energetic, creative and dedicated individual, and he was very professional and efficient with the operations of CMG.

Graham Hilling
Oracle DBA at VocaLink

Cody is a superb dancer and athlete and always a pleasure to do shoots with. I have had the pleasure of working with him and his Moving Group on several occasions and have always been impressed with the level of commitment and work rate of the dancers involved. I’ve never been disappointed.

He’s also a really nice guy too.

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