Hoi Chiu and his wife, Maggie Blue O’Hara, founded their multimedia performance company, All Theatre Art Association (ATAA), in 2004. Based in Hong Kong, ATAA has successfully created and performed original shows internationally, as well as producing one-of-a-kind exclusive events for parties and corporate clients.
A native of Hong Kong, Hoi Chiu has led a colourful artistic life as a puppeteer, actor, director, set and costume designer, and illustrator. He has explored a wide spectrum of artistic endeavours, and is the founder of the Hoi Chiu Art Gallery at the JCCAC in Skep Kip Mei where he creates props and puppets for ATAA productions, produces pieces on consignment, and offers workshops in mask and puppet making.
A very special recent addition to the ATAA repertoire is Sand Painting – mesmerizing on-the-spot art created in sand by Hoi Chiu and projected onto giant screens at nightclubs, parties, corporate events and festivals. It’s living art.
In Cantonese Hoi Chiu means "Ocean Wave" — embodying his intention to support and give nurturance to the world.
In 2004 he directed Hong Kong's Harry Wong and Canada's Rick Scott in The Five Elements, an award-winning musical magic show that premiered at the Hong Kong Arts Carnival and toured Canada's summer children's festivals.
Hoi Chiu’s multiple talents provide original concepts, stories, costume/stage/prop designs and construction, hand-made puppets, as well as directing and performing. He trained at the Academy of Performing Arts as a props master and was the founder of the Hong Kong Puppet Centre on Lamma Island. His brightly coloured giant puppets have been highly visible crowd-pleasers at various public events over the years.
Hoi Chiu’s skills are in demand. Past clients include: Krug Champagne, Giorgio Armani, China Visa, Chivas Regal, Hong Kong Leisure Culture and Services Department, numerous Hong Kong pop stars (including Eason Chan), DBS Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, TAG Heur, Banyan Tree Resorts, Haagen Dazs, Audi, Baume and Mercier, Academy of Performing Arts, Chung Ying Theatre Company, shopping malls and festivals.
For more information, please see the All Theatre Art Association Company Profile, as well as Past Projects.