XY Motion

XY Motion is a collaborative dance project based in New York City. Under the direction of Xiang Xu and Hyung Ji Yu, the project is noteworthy for combining different Asian philosophical concepts with bodily motions inspired by nature. Not only does XY Motion explore the creation and performance of a new aesthetic balance between East and West, but it also combines the internal world between male and female based on different cultural inferences. As a multicultural dance collaboration, XY Motion strives to discover inherent body languages based on social relationships and how these intangible movements play a role betweenhumans and the universe.

XY Motion promotes and enhances the value of contemporary dance internationally, while creating a bridge for artists to exchange and share experiences, as well as an opportunity to bring the audience closer to the diverse expressions of contemporary dance. In 2017, XY Motion finished it’s first major contemporary dance piece and was premiered in New York City. In the future, we plan to collaborate with different artists and bring a new concept of contemporary dance to our audience. 



Xiang Xu ( )

Xiang Xu is an international dancer, choreographer, and instructor based in New York City. Xiang grew up in China, and earned his B.A. at the nation’s most prestigious dance institution, the Beijing Dance Academy. While studying there, he won numerous awards including the Gold Lion top Prize in choreography at the Singapore World Music Dance and Instrument Competition. After coming to the U.S, Xiang choreographed dance works and performed solo at UCLA’s Royce Hall, The Broad Stage in Santa Monica, and the Jewish Community Center Manhattan. Xiang attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he earned his M.F.A. in Dance. In 2016 he performed at the Queensboro Dance Festival in New York and led a dance residency for choreographers at the Deeply Rooted Dance Theater in Chicago. In 2017, he was selected to dance in Cunningham Repertory Workshop and taught dance programs at both Syracuse University and Santa Monica College.