23rd Hong Kong Dance Awards
Postponement of the 23rd Hong Kong Dance Awards
Due to the restrictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, only a limited number of performances could be staged in 2020.The Hong Kong Dance Alliance has therefore decided to postpone the 23rd Hong Kong Dance Awards to 2022 and, instead of the usual eligibility period of one calendar year, will cover work presented from January 2020 to December 2021.
The call for nominations will go out at the end of 2021 and the Awards Presentation & Gala Performance will take place in April 2022.
New category for Online Production
To reflect the ongoing trend of dance created for online viewing, the Awards will introduce a new artistic category, Online Production to recognize outstanding achievement in online work. Criteria for eligibility are as follows:
● Work must be presented online for the first time during the Awards eligibility period.
● Only complete works (not excerpts) will be eligible and should be at least 15 minutes long.
● Work must be created specifically for online viewing – video recordings of stage productions will not be considered.
● In cases where there are separate online and stage versions of the same work, the online version will only be eligible if it is substantially different from the live one. This will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and nominators will be asked to explain what the differences are.
● Individual elements such as performances, choreography or design in online productions may be nominated under those specific categories in the same way as for other types of production (e.g. Large, Medium and Small Venue).
NB: The above category is for dance creations only. Online programmes of other kinds may be nominated under the Community or Education categories.
List of expert panelists for the 23rd Hong Kong Dance Awards
We are pleased to announce below the list of expert panelists who will take part in the shortlisting process for the 23rd Dance Awards.
As usual, the shortisting panelists will be joined in the final ballot by the members of the Hong Kong Dance Alliance Executive Committee.
Production Categories Panel
Co-Chair: Shirley Loong
Panelist: William Chan
Tak Wai Lai
Hang Fai Wong
Community Categories Panel
Chair: Allen Lam
Panelist: Ronly Kong