Hazel Lam is a Brussels based multi-disciplinary artist with an immense interest in collaborative work. Trained in dance (Manchester), contemporary circus (Sheffield, Turin and London) and music (Hong Kong), Hazel creates visually and conceptually compelling performances in theatre, film and outdoor work with artists employing different media. She is currently touring internationally with her full-length solo LIGHTHOUSE and working with various companies in Belgium. Her research aims to develop a common language across these three artistic fields through harmonious yet contradictory amalgamations that aim to push the boundaries of what each of these fields can be. She devotes herself in conversations and projects that concern equal representation of artists from diverse backgrounds in the UK through discoursing with artists in the dance and theatre scene. Alongside her performances, she is teaching
regular and masterclasses in aerial disciplines and creative approach to movement in the air in the UK, Belgium, Germany, Serbia and Hong Kong.
Hazel is currently reading philosophy at Institute of Philosophy, KU Leuven with a focus on aesthetics and political philosophy. She is one of the contributors for publications such as F***ing Good Provocation by Jane Chan and Breve Intermedio by Santiago Manuel Fernandez.
Hazel was one of the winners of The Great Belgian Dance Showcase (De Grote Belgische Dansvitrine) in 2018 and the recipient of Cambridge Junction’s Troop New Ideas Fund with her solo LIGHTHOUSE in 2018. Additionally, Hazel is a participant of BETA CIRCUS, a year-long EU programme that highlights a specific new trend in contemporary circus aesthetics: illusionism and new magic. Hazel is currently on the Board of Trustees of Jones the Dance, a dance company based in the heart of Wales to provide alternative guidance to the ethical and diverse functioning of the company.