The 23rd Hong Kong Dance Awards: Call for Nominations
Hong Kong Dance Alliance (HKDA) announces the Call for Nominations for the 23rd Hong Kong Dance Awards. The Hong Kong Dance Awards were established in 1999 to pay tribute to outstanding work by individual artists and dance organizations in new productions throughout the year, as well as acknowledge distinction in other activities related to dance and the Hong Kong dance community.
Call for Nominations
Nominations in seventeen award categories are open for submission from dance practitioners to audience members (please refer to Appendix for details). Instead of the usual eligibility period of one calendar year, this edition will cover work presented from January 2020 to December 2021. For the upcoming Hong Kong Dance Awards, an additional award for Outstanding Online Production will be established. All Hong Kong dance artists and practitioners, and any persons contributing to Hong Kong dance productions are eligible as nominees. Following the close of nominations, a shortlist, determined by a secret ballot of distinguished experts from a wide range of disciplines in the dance field, will be announced in early 2022.
Establishment of Outstanding Online Production Award
Hong Kong Dance Alliance is pleased to announce the establishment of the Outstanding Online Production Award. This Award is to reflect the ongoing trend of dance created for online viewing, recognizing the outstanding achievement in online work.
The 23rd Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation & Gala Performance
The Awards will be announced and presented at the 23rd Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation & Gala Performance, which will be held at Kwai Tsing Theatre Auditorium on 16 April 2022 (Saturday). Artists honoured in the past include companies such as City Contemporary Dance Company, Hong Kong Ballet, Hong Kong Dance Company, and Unlock Dancing Plaza; choreographers such as Helen Lai, Mui Cheuk-yin, Yuri Ng, Yang Yuntao, and emerging choreographers such as K.T. Yau, Hugh Cho and Alice Ma.
The nomination period closes on 3 January 2022 (Monday). Interested parties can complete the nomination form and submit through email to HKDanceAwards.email@example.com, by post or submit in-person to Hong Kong Dance Alliance Office (Unit E1, 10/F, Shing Hing Commercial Building, 21-27 Wing Kut Street, Sheung Wan), or submit online nomination form (https://bit.ly/3HecQ7s).
For details of ‘Awards Rules & Procedures’ and list of expert panelists, please visit the website of Hong Kong Dance Alliance http://www.hkdanceall.org/?a=group&id=call_for_nominations.
Presenter: Hong Kong Dance Alliance
Established in 1994, the Hong Kong Dance Alliance is a charitable tax-exempt organization, with the mission of serving as a primary voice and support group for dance in Hong Kong and for Hong Kong dance worldwide. Our goals are to promote recognition, development, and mutual understanding of all forms of dance; facilitate communication and exchange among individuals and organizations; provide a forum to discuss dance related matters; encourage dance research, education, criticism, creation, and performance; and, liaise, coordinate, and participate in activities with other dance organizations worldwide. The Hong Kong Dance Alliance is the official Hong Kong organization of the World Dance Alliance and it is a recipient of Hong Kong Arts Development Council Three Year Grant.