22nd Hong Kong Dance Awards
The 22nd Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation & Gala Performance was originally scheduled to take place on 17 April 2020 at Kwai Tsing Theatre Auditorium, but in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Hong Kong, it was re-scheduled to be held on 18 July 2020 as a closed-door presentation ceremony. However, the spike in COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong and re-tightening of social distancing measures meant the presentation ceremony had to be cancelled. Instead, the Awards were announced online, live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube, embracing the ‘new normal’ on 18 July 2020.
Although the Awards recipients could not be physically present, many of them joined the event virtually and were able to make their traditional acceptance speeches. “While we miss having our usual Gala Performance and presenting the Awards to the recipients in person,” says HKDA Chairperson Shirley Loong, “Safety must come first and we are happy that more people than ever before, worldwide, will be able to see results announced live online.”
Presented by Hong Kong Dance Alliance (HKDA), the Hong Kong Dance Awards aim to recognize outstanding achievements in the Hong Kong dance industry and raise public awareness of the diversity and excellence of the local dance scene.
This year 16 awards in 14 categories, voted by a selection jury composed of the HKDA Executive Committee members and expert panelists from a range of dance-related disciplines, were announced.
In addition, the prestigious Distinguished Achievement Award, decided by the HKDA Executive Committee members, was presented to Daniel Yeung for his immense contribution to dance in Hong Kong as dancer, choreographer, curator, mentor and critic.
Award Booklet of 22nd Hong Kong Dance Awards ⬇️
Shortlist Announcement Trailer ⬇️
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