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Jackie Chan honored by Hong Kong dance group

Jackie Chan honored by Hong Kong dance group

Jackie Chan is known for his on-screen kung fu moves. But some fans consider his choreography an art form, and have bestowed an unusual honor upon him _ a lifetime achievement award for dance.
"His achievement in body movement art is brilliant," the Hong Kong Dance Alliance said in honoring Chan with the award.
"Mr. Jackie Chan incorporated diverse body movements into movies, facilitating exchange between martial arts and dance. Everyone can see for themselves the creativity of this unique movie language," Hong Kong Dance Alliance Chairwoman Anna Chan said in a statement.
Anna Chan also praised the movie star for funding young dancers.
Jackie Chan is known for his unique brand of action comedy in a career that has spanned 35 years.
The 52-year-old action star usually adopts a defensive stance in fight scenes, using surrounding objects as props. His acrobatic, dance-like choreography partly takes after his Peking Opera training.
Chan's prize, part of the Hong Kong Dance Awards 2007, will be presented to the actor at a ceremony on Feb. 6.
He is currently working on the third installment of the "Rush Hour" franchise.


Updated : 2021-05-18 16:23 GMT+08:00