Do you know there are five main types of gynaecological cancers: cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal and vulvar?
#BetheChange: Breathe is a dance film that celebrates the female body. Created in collaboration with The Karen Leung Foundation (KLF) – an organisation that raises awareness of gynaecological cancer – the film is directed by Lindsey McAlister, the founder of HKYAF, and assistant director YAFie Athena Chan, and features solos, duets and group movements devised and performed by nine young women after being inspired by a variety of visual stimuli on the theme. Through physical theatre, movement and dance, the film explores the emotional toll that cancer can take on a person’s mental wellbeing, and the importance of prevention and support.
#BeTheChange is a dance and spoken word film series created by HKYAF that encourages young people to address social issues that impact them through the arts. Breathe is created in partnership with Miller Performing Arts and supported by KLF, an organisation that makes an impact by raising awareness about gynaecological cancers, educating the local community to promote prevention and early detection, and ensuring that women in treatment have access to optimal care. To achieve its objectives, KLF collaborates with the local and international medical community, as well as other NGO’s committed to improving women’s health. The Foundation was founded in 2013 with a vision to save lives by reducing the impact of gynaecological cancer. After conducting an initial in-depth community assessment, the Foundation works daily to address the unmet needs of the Hong Kong community. In 2014, KLF launched initial programs and services aimed at increasing awareness of gynaecological cancer, promoting prevention of cervical cancer and supporting women in treatment.
Creamy So 蘇亭尹
Emily Lu 呂穎妍
Keira Elliott 小琦
Kiele Tang 鄧䁱殷
Tianna Tsang 曾閱澄
Tracy Lam 林佩詩