Dancer and interior designer Arthur Chiang Chi-ioi, 41, is a versatile artist and performer who has experimented with many art forms over 20 years. Since graduating in Hong Kong with a diploma in civil engineering at 21, he has worked in dance, theatre, film and stage design. He is currently conducting workshops at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology teaching body movement - including breathing exercises, muscle control and relaxation techniques. He shares his office in Happy Valley with various art groups, including Edward Lam Yick-wah's controversial Edward Lam Theatre. He is single and lives in Central. What's on your mind? My new round of workshops starts next week at the university. I teach my students things like how to find the centre in their bodies and how to control breathing. Many people are not aware of how their bodies work in their everyday life. They may have bad posture and develop spinal problems. 'Centre' does not mean the central point in your body but rather how weight is distributed around your body when you move, how it should transfer from the upper body down the hip joints, knees, ankles and toes. Is this a kind of dance exercise? The training comes from my background in dance, but it's not really the same thing. My workshops help make you aware of your body and your health. Professional dance is not really healthy. Different styles of dance emphasise and overwork different muscles. You can tell what kind of dance a dancer specialises in by his injuries. What will your training achieve? You may feel tired but refreshed after a session lasting 1.5 hours. When I first started last year at the university, I was expecting dancers at the workshops. But quite a few people over 40, with no arts background, came because they became aware of problems in their bodies. The exercises help you explore parts of your body you don't usually exercise. Are dancers different from other people? Yes, I think we are more sensitive to bodily movements. I pay more attention to gestures than words. Perhaps it's my distrust of verbal language. I think this kind of body awareness affects your way of dealing with other people.