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22nd Hong Kong Dance Awards

2020.7.18

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.

 

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. 

 

Video of the livestreamed Awards announcement is available on HKDA’s YouTube channel and Facebook Page.

 

The Awards recipients are listed in full here and the Awards booklet along with citations and bios. 

 

Enquiry: Ms Yvonne Yau (at yvonne@hkdanceall.org / +852 2267 6733)

Dance Productions

22nd Hong Kong Dance Awards – Shortlisted Nominations Announced | Daniel Yeung to receive Distinguished Achievement Award

2020.7.18

 

22nd Hong Kong Dance Awards – Shortlisted Nominations Announced

Daniel Yeung to receive Distinguished Achievement Award

Video Director: lowing@OHLO.hk

 

8 May 2020 – Hong Kong Dance Alliance (HKDA) is pleased to announce the shortlisted nominations for the 22nd Hong Kong Dance Awards and the presentation of the Distinguished Achievement Award to Daniel Yeung.

 

Since 1999, the Hong Kong Dance Awards have celebrated outstanding achievements in the local dance field and recognized artists and organizations for their contribution to the development of dance in Hong Kong. Those honoured in the past include companies such as City Contemporary Dance Company, Hong Kong Ballet, Hong Kong Dance Company, Unlock Dancing Plaza and Passoverdance; choreographers such as Helen Lai, Mui Cheuk-yin and Yuri Ng and recipients of the Distinguished Achievement Award such as Lau Siu-ming, Jean M. Wong, Anna CY Chan and Dr Tom Brown.

 

 

Shortlisted Nominations

This year, 44 outstanding nominees have been shortlisted under 14 award categories (click here for the shortlisted nominations). The shortlists were determined by a ballot of expert panelists held after reviewing all the nominations received this year. A final ballot will be conducted in March to decide the Awards with an expanded jury including all members of the HKDA Executive Committee. Award recipients will be announced during the 22nd Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation & Gala Performance. (For the list of expert panelists together with all rules and procedures of the shortlisting and final ballot process, please visit this website.)

 

 

Distinguished Achievement Award – Daniel Yeung

Photo: Cheung Chi Wai @ Moon 9 Image

 

The Distinguished Achievement Award will be presented to Daniel Yeung Chun-kong for his immense contribution to the development of dance in Hong Kong as performer, choreographer, dance critic, mentor and curator. In addition to his own outstanding career as an artist, Yeung has played a major role in advancing and enriching Hong Kong dance by nurturing local emerging dance artists and fostering interaction between the Hong Kong dance community and its international counterparts.

 

 

Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation & Gala Performance

Considering the uncertainty of the infection risk of COVID-19 and in response to the current social situation, there are changes applied to the 22nd Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation & Gala Performance which has been postponed taking place on 18 July 2020 at Kwai Tsing Theatre Auditorium. Results will be presented in a different way and details will be announced soon.

 

 

Press here for the full press release.

 

 

Enquiries:

Ms Yvonne Yau

E-mail: yvonne@hkdanceall.org

Tel: 2267 6733

 

 

Deadline postponed - "Dance Tutorial Video Testing Ground" - Call for submission

2020.5.17

Deadline postponed

"Dance Tutorial Video Testing Ground"

Call for submission

 

 

 

"Dance Tutorial Video Testing Ground" is a project presented by Hong Kong Dance Alliance in response to the dance community situation under the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

The Alliance is showing support to the dance community with this project, hope to encourage dance tutors to research on how dance tutorials could be adapted to video/digital format in a creative way and provide free tutorials for general public to dance/exercise at home.

 

This project would not be only beneficial to dance tutors and dance students, general public who are interested in dance and workout whom could not attend physical dance lessons due to COVID-19 would also be benefited.

 

A research fee of HKD 2,000 will be offered to the applicant who submitted the dance video which is later be selected to share on the Alliance Facebook Page. A total of 15 quotas are available.

 

Details of important dates [Last updated on 7 May 2020]

  • Application: 21 Apr – 17 May 2020
  • Notify Results: 18 May 2020
  • Video Launching: 18 May – 15 Jun 2020
  • Payment to Tutors: 18 May – 15 Jun 2020

 

 

Video requirements

  • Teaching Language: Cantonese or English
  • Dance genres including but not limited to: Ballet, Chinese dance, Street dance, Jazz, Contemporary, Yoga etc.
  • The submitted dance tutorial video(s) shall remain unlisted on any media platforms or for private use only before the notification of selection result and before the publication by the Alliance.

 

If you are interested, please submit your dance tutorial videos on or before 17 May 2020 (Sun)! A a single or series of tutorial videos are welcomed!

 

Application and video submission form:

https://forms.gle/w9gNrDdfdYz9EiUV8

 

Enquiries: Ms Yvonne Yau

(+852 2267 6733 / yvonne@hkdanceall.org)

"Dance Tutorial Video Testing Ground" - Call for submission

2020.4.21 - 5.10

"Dance Tutorial Video Testing Ground"

Call for submission

 

 

 

"Dance Tutorial Video Testing Ground" is a project presented by Hong Kong Dance Alliance in response to the dance community situation under the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

The Alliance is showing support to the dance community with this project, hope to encourage dance tutors to research on how dance tutorials could be adapted to video/digital format in a creative way and provide free tutorials for general public to dance/exercise at home.

 

This project would not be only beneficial to dance tutors and dance students, general public who are interested in dance and workout whom could not attend physical dance lessons due to COVID-19 would also be benefited.

 

A research fee of HKD 2,000 will be offered to the applicant who submitted the dance video which is later be selected to share on the Alliance Facebook Page. A total of 15 quotas are available.

 

Details of important dates

  • Application: 21 Apr – 10 May 2020
  • Notify Results: 11 May 2020
  • Video Launching: 11 May – 8 Jun 2020
  • Payment to Tutors: 11 May – 8 Jun 2020

 

 

Video requirements

  • Teaching Language: Cantonese or English
  • Dance genres including but not limited to: Ballet, Chinese dance, Street dance, Jazz, Contemporary, Yoga etc.
  • The submitted dance tutorial video(s) shall remain unlisted on any media platforms or for private use only before the notification of selection result and before the publication by the Alliance.

 

If you are interested, please submit your dance tutorial videos on or before 10 May 2020 (Sun)! A a single or series of tutorial videos are welcomed!

 

 

Enquiries: Ms Yvonne Yau (+852 2267 6733 / yvonne@hkdanceall.org)

Festivals, Seminars, Workshops

Sudhee Liao: Dancers Audition

2020.1.16

Sudhee Liao: Dancers Audition

Choreographer Sudhee Liao is looking for 2-3 dancers to join her coming up New Force in Motion performance in September 2020.

 

If you are interested in improvisation and expanding the possibilities between the body and objects, please come and join us!

 

► Audition Details

Date: 16/1/2020 (Thu)

Time: 10:00-12:30

Venue: Studiodanz (Kowloon)

Address: Workshop B, 5/F, Tontex Industrial Building, 2-4 Sheung Hei Street, San Po Kong, Kowloon

 

► Requirements

- Performing experience is necessary

- Contemporary dance, theater or movement background is preferred

 

► Audition Format

- Movement improvisation, working with an object (to be given)

- Interview

**Dress code: sportswear or anything that is comfortable

 

►Performance Details

Rehearsal Period: 2/2020-9/2020

Performance Period: 9/2020

Performance Venue: Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre

 

►Application Method

Application Form: Click Here

Deadline: 13/1/2020 (Mon)

 

Enquiries:

Atti Au

atti@hkdanceall.org/ 2267 6631

 

Photo: Jesse Clockwork

Festivals, Seminars, Workshops

A Dance Journey - Hong Kong Dance Alliance Fellowship

2020.1.1 - 2.7

A Dance Journey - Hong Kong Dance Alliance Fellowship

Most local choreographers work as freelance artists without any regular support from art managers, administrators, or agents. The increasing overseas exchange opportunities for local dance talents have also intensified the need for agency support and professional guidance. The Alliance is very keen on supporting artists by providing holistic administrative assistance and management that takes into account artistic goals for potential candidates in need. It is also eager to instigate open dialogue with dance artists on innovative projects and ways and means to develop sustainable support for projects and artists.

 

The fellowship aims to:

  • Match new choreographic talents with senior dance practitioners as their mentors to provide guidance and artistic development advice.
  • Provide in-kind publicity, brand building and administration support for projects artists are planning to engage in, to help them advance their careers.
  • Offer assistance to selected choreographic artists in broadening their artistic development, clarifying their aims and vision, and identifying and gaining the skills and knowledge needed to nurture their careers.

 

Eligibility

All local choreographers who are willing to commit to consistent engagement with dance are eligible to apply. Graduates from local institutes of performing arts who are eager to start developing their career in choreography are also eligible to apply.

 

Period

Early February 2020: Announcement of successful applicants and first review meeting ( to discuss planning and direction for projects) 

February – June 2020: Mentoring sessions, representation and networking, publicity and administrative support

 

How to apply

Call for applications is open until 7 February 2020.

Interested applicants please send a brief introduction of the proposed project for which you are applying for the fellowship (in a Word document / PDF file), attaching your English resume and 3 video excerpts from your latest production (if any) to: admin@hkdanceall.org

You can also apply by filling in the online application here.

 

The introduction of the project could be but not limit to: Reasons of applying/Concept and framework of proposal/Expected outcome. All applications will be reviewed by the Selection panelists from the Hong Kong Dance Alliance.

 

 

Enquiries:

2267 6631 / admin@hkdanceall.org

Dance Productions

Hong Kong Dance Awards 2020 – Call for Nominations

2019.10.20 - 2020.1.3

Hong Kong Dance Alliance (HKDA) announces the Call for Nominations for the Hong Kong Dance Awards 2020. 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 thirteen award categories are open for submission by anyone – from dance practitioners to audience members. For the upcoming Hong Kong Dance Awards, an additional award, Outstanding Alternative Space Production will be established. The original award Outstanding Dance Education, Youth Dance, Community Dance, or Environmental Dance will be revised as Outstanding Dance Education or Community Dance. 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 2020.

 

Establishment of Cash Prize for Tom Brown Emerging Choreographer Award

Hong Kong Dance Alliance is pleased to announce the establishment of a cash prize for the Tom Brown Emerging Choreographer Award. Donated by the Tom Brown Memorial Fund, the HKD$20,000 cash prize is a token to encourage awarded choreographers to continue their work. It will be presented starting from the upcoming Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation, while the former two Emerging Choreographer awardees have received the prize retrospectively. Many thanks to the Tom Brown Memorial Fund for the continued support to the dance industry.

 

Hong Kong Dance Awards 2020 Presentation & Gala Performance

The Awards will be announced and presented at the Hong Kong Dance Awards 2020 Presentation & Gala Performance, which will be held at Kwai Tsing Theatre Auditorium on 17 April 2020 (Friday). 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 and Hugh Cho.

 

The nomination period closes on 3 January 2020 (Friday). Interested parties can complete the nomination form and submit through email to admin@hkdanceall.org, by post or submit in-person to Hong Kong Dance Alliance Office (7/F, 26-28 Tai Yau Street, San Po Kong, Kowloon), or submit online nomination form.

 

For more information, please click here.