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Mickael ‘Marso’ Riviere Artistic Director, Choreographer and Performer of Phantoms Within

Mickael ‘Marso’ Riviere – Phantoms Within
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Dance Film “Phantoms Within”

Phantoms Within brings a fresh take on one of the most exciting contemporary dance forms. A breathtaking show about physicality and the power of healing through dance.
An exhilarating breakdance spectacle with dancers of different abilities.

Directed by the choreographer based in the UK Mickael Marso’ Riviere, this show explores the limits of physicality through hip-hop and contemporary dance with differently abled dancers from Europe and Hong Kong. 

Breakdancing is one of the most physically demanding types of dance there is, but that doesn’t mean people with disabilities can’t get involved. British choreographer Mickael ‘Marso’ Riviere was inspired by the story of a friend who had a leg amputated as a teenager to create a show that explores the experience of amputees. 

Phantoms Within works with dancers of different abilities from both Hong Kong and Europe, including star German dancer with one hand Vehbi Can, to mount an exciting hiphop-fuelled show. Mickael ‘Marso’ Riviere and his dancers test the limits of physicality and, as the show’s title suggests, looks at how phantom limbs and the “memory” of missing sensations affect people differently. 

Phantoms Within takes the infectious, liberating potential of breakdance to offer a spectacle that is a plea for empathy and greater inclusiveness in society and the arts.  

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Mickael ‘Marso’ Riviere
Artistic Director, Choreographer

Based in the UK, Mickael ‘Marso’ Riviere is the founder of Company Decalage, Gallery Marso and KRE8!. He produces eclectic and interdisciplinary works rooted in hip hop culture. Riviere has an impressive track record as a performer, producer, collaborator, workshop leader, mentor, award-winning choreographer, and photographer.

Over the past 20 years, he has established himself as a major force in the worlds of contemporary dance and breakdance. During his career, Riviere has created numerous tours for Company Decalage as well as commissions for Carlos Acosta’s Acosta Danza, Texas lead singer Sharleen Spiteri, Sampad, The Royal Academy of Dance, Birmingham Hippodrome, People Dancing, DanceXchange, Birmingham International Dance Festival, The Place Prize, Breakin Convention, the Cultural Olympiad, Aurora Orchestra, King’s Cross NC1, Danza Contemporanea de Cuba, the British Council, and The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.


Vehbi Can Yesil

Vehbi Can Yesil was born to a Turkish family in Kiel, Germany in 1995. His name is of Arabic origin and means “gift of God”, expressing life in the Arabic and Turkish languages.

Yesil was born with a missing right palm. He found his love for music and its expression through dance at the age of nine. Yesil’s older brother recognised his potential and encouraged the youngster to develop his talent by taking part in local competitions.

In his own words, “Everything I have in my life now has developed through dance. My studies, my friends, my job. It makes me whole as a person.”

With the help of Gamefam, Yesil taught himself the dance style krump which he practices under the stage name Jr Game in international markets Cuba, Japan and Italy. Alongside Germany’s international krump team, Yesil has won the Krump World Championship EBS (European Buck Session) several times.

In 2020, he collaborated with jazz artist Avishai Cohen as creative director and dancer for the music video A Moment in Time, also co-hosted the dance event Know Your Game in 2018 and Know Your Rank, volume two in 2019.

Shadow Kid

Shadow Kid is an outreach social worker as well as a B-boy. He is visually-impaired with only 5% vision and believes that being a B-boy helps him challenge societal barriers and limits for disabled people.

As a B-boy, he specialises in power-style moves, including his specialities windmills and freezes. He believes breakdancing helps develop his rhythm, strength, flexibility, and mental focus—helping him capture the true essence of who he is, promotes peace, love, unity and having fun.

Shadow Kid also works as an outreach social worker for at-risk youth. He credits the hip hop culture with giving him the skills to become a competent social worker by using breakdancing in his interventions with young people, particularly encouraging emotional expression, developing resilience, and providing them with the tools to use hip hop as a coping mechanism.

Shadow Kid won the Star of Stars and Personal Breakthrough awards at the 2017–2018 Outstanding Youth Commendation Scheme prize giving ceremony.


All the content of works are independently produced by the creative team, and do not reflect the views or opinions of The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.
Any type of screen recording or filming with a camera, smartphone or other recording device is strictly prohibited.


Audience members are kindly reminded that the latest Prevention and Control of Disease Regulations and related vaccine bubble requirements implemented by the Government at the time of the performance must be complied with. Changes to existing arrangements may occur in light of new pandemic measures and government directives. Please refer to government announcements for updates.

All the content of works are independently produced by the creative team, and do not reflect the views or opinions of The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.


Athena Leung

Shadow Kid

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