周庆梅/Q.M Zhou

创办人/producer

  • 华夏君之梅舞蹈艺术团团长
  • 华夏君之梅舞蹈艺术团艺术总监
  • 华夏君之梅舞蹈艺术团舞蹈编导

Biography

创办人Q.M Zhou是一位专业的舞蹈演员兼舞蹈编导,在母亲这位舞蹈教授的熏陶下,自幼在中国接受了系统的专业训练 – 中国古典舞和中国民族民间舞,芭蕾舞,曾经就读北京舞蹈学院社交系专修国际标准舞,在阿德莱德艺术技术学院学习当代舞蹈,同时也是在阿德莱德华人中一位拥有舞蹈双学位的华人专业舞蹈编导。

之前十几年的学习舞蹈过程里Mei大部分的时间和精力都给了舞蹈事业,付出总有回报的时候,加上母亲一路上的扶持,让她在舞蹈领域里如鱼得水,而且在各种舞蹈比赛里得过无数的奖励,其中大部分是母亲编导的作品。在中国式的舞蹈演出和编舞历练期间Mei从中得到了宝贵的教学经验和舞台经验,在舞台上演出时不管是自己编导的舞蹈作品还是演示他人的舞蹈作品,都让她用心去完成,不能有丝毫的失误和偏差,尽量做到最完美,有时为了编排一个作品甚至和母亲争执到脸红脖子粗….

如果说在中国期间的舞蹈学习是经验积累的话,那么在南澳大利亚的省会阿德莱德期间的舞蹈学习应该是实践的提升。从传统的中国舞蹈到西方当代舞蹈Mei在自己的舞蹈事业上有了质的飞越。从接受中国传统的教育到后来接受西方自由发挥的教育中慢慢学会调节自己的适应能力。在中西舞蹈艺术文化的碰撞中Mei学到了两国间的艺术精髓,亲身体验到了中澳两国各自的舞蹈艺术语汇的精彩之处,为她能在未来积极推动两国文化交流提供了丰富的信息,同时也为以后的工作奠定了坚固的基础。

Q Mei是位随和的人,性格开朗、大方,谦虚和聆听、边成长边学习是她的座右铭!在工作之余喜欢和朋友喝咖啡、吃饭、聊天,在澳洲这个有着多元文化的国土上当然朋友也是有着多元文化背景的,她喜欢结交不同工作环境和不同文化背景的朋友,这也是她学习的一种方式。

从母亲怀着只有3个月大的她在舞台上表演舞剧的那时起,命运就注定了Mei和舞蹈永远的结缘!舞蹈对于Mei来说不是单纯的手舞足蹈,不仅仅是每天的重复工作演出和基本功训练,舞蹈是流淌在她身体里的沸腾的能量血液,舞蹈是事业上一路走过来的坚信和艰辛,舞蹈是Mei在编排了无数个失败的作品背后所获得经验和一部成功作品的喜悦,舞蹈是万分感谢母亲在事业上的给予,舞蹈是Mei对父亲无限的思念,舞蹈是Mei未来事业目标的定位!

最后,Mei要感谢母亲在舞蹈事业上的栽培,感谢父亲教育她做一个品学兼优的舞者,感谢所有教授过她舞蹈技术的老师们。感谢所有朋友一路上的支持和扶持。

虽然已经在阿德莱德生活了十几年,但是在事业和怎样做人上有自己的原则和底线,三‘不会’和三‘是’是Mei的基本理念:
  • 不会因为环境的改变而放弃对舞蹈的执着和热情
  • 不会因为暂时的困难而放弃对梦想的实现和坚持
  • 不会因为失败的挫折而放弃对目标的信心和信念
  • 是爱憎分明的人,对没有道德观念和习惯性撒谎的人杜绝来往。
  • 是值得信赖的人,对朋友始终保持宽容和尊重的心态,斤斤计较的小人永远不再朋友圈里。
  • 是知道感恩的人,对父母的培养和家人支持的感恩,周围所有人曾经和现在对她帮助和扶持过的朋友的感恩。

Contact

Phone numbers:
(08) 7073 9237, (61) 0469880699

Email:
dynamismdance@gmail.com

周庆梅/Q.M Zhou

创办人/producer

  • MeI’s Dance Company Art Director
  • Dance Instructor and Choreographer

Biography

The founder Q Mei Zhou is a professional dancer and choreographer. Under the influence of the dance coach she had who is her mother, Zhou received systematic professional training as a child, in styles including classical Chinese dance, Chinese folk and ethnic dance, and ballet. Zhou has majored in ballroom dancing at the Beijing Dance Academy, studied contemporary dance at TAFE SA, and is a prolific choreographer in Adelaide’s Chinese community holding dual degrees in dance.

 

During the past decade or so in her learning, Q Mei Zhou has devoted most of her time and energy to her dance career, and she knows that there comes a time where she must give back to the communities which made her success possible. Zhou’s mother has been one of the greatest sources of support on her way throughout this journey, allowing her to navigate the field of dance with ease. Zhou has received countless awards in various dance competitions, in which most of the performances were choreographed by her mother. She has earned valuable teaching and stage experience during her time participating in Chinese style dance performances and choreography. Whenever she was on stage, whether she was performing a self-written routine or other people’s work, her mother would always require that she approaches the task with utmost passion, not allowing her to commit even the slightest error.

 

For Zhou, if her study of dance in China can be counted as accumulation of experience, then her studies here in the capital city of South Australia would be considered improvement of practice. Moving from Chinese traditional dance to contemporary Western dance offered Zhou the opportunity for a giant leap in her dance career. Through her transition from the Chinese traditional system of education to a much more liberal, self-directed education format, Zhou gradually learnt to regulate her abilities to adjust, and through the clashes between the differing dance cultures of Australia and China, she learnt of each of their most treasurable essences, witnessing the brilliance of each country’s artistic vocabulary with her own eyes. These experiences provided her with abundant information to further cultural exchange between the two nations in the future, while also giving her a solid foundation for later work.

 

Zhou considers herself an easy-going, cheerful, and generous person. To be modest and a good listener, and to learn and grow is her motto. Outside of work, she enjoys chatting with friends over a simple coffee or meal. Of course, here in multicultural Australia, she has made lasting friendships with those from a variety of cultural backgrounds – she enjoys making friends from different work environments and upbringings after all, seeing it as a way of learning.

 

Ever since her mother was performing on stage while pregnant with her at three months, destiny has decided that Q Mei Zhou shall live to dance! To Zhou, dance isn’t as simple as just moving one’s arms and legs around, or boring, repetitive cycles of training. Dance is the driving force of life flowing in her blood, the hardship and determination all along her road to the present day, the sheer happiness of producing a successful piece of work after gaining experience from having choreographed countless failed works. Dance represents her eternal gratitude to her mother for what she gave to her and her career, her endless memories of her father, the definitive positioning of her future career target!

 

Once again, Q Mei Zhou would like to give thanks to her mother for fostering her career as a dance artist, to her father for encouraging her to be an all-rounded high achiever, to all of her teachers who had mentored her, and to all of her friends who have given her their ever valuable help and support.

Although Zhou has lived in Adelaide for over a decade, she has always upheld her career and personal ethos that she brought with her from home. “Three nos, three yeses” form her basic principles:
  • I will NOT give up my dedication and passion for dance due to changes in my environment.
  • I will NOT give up determination to achieve my dreams because of temporary difficulties.
  • I will NOT give up my faith and confidence in my goals because of setbacks from failure.
  • I am honest in my approaches towards others, and I will cut off relations with those without morals, or are habitual liars.
  • I am a trustworthy person, who would always face my friends with a tolerant and respectful attitude, while those who are selfish and cunning will never be in my circle of friends.
  • I understand the importance of being thankful; I am thankful to my parents for raising me and my family for always supporting me, to all of my friends who have helped me in the past and present.

Contact

Phone numbers:
(08) 7073 9237, (61) 0469880699

Email:
dynamismdance@gmail.com