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Festivals, Seminars, Workshops

2nd Collaborative Creative Lab

2017.12.4 - 22

 

2nd Collaborative Creative Lab

 

2017.12.4 – 12.22

 

 

Co-facilitated and curated by veteran artist Dick Wong, and veteran art critic and independent producer Joanna Lee

Hong Kong Dance Alliance announces the 2nd Collaborative Creative Lab from 4 to 22 December. Aimed at fostering research and development capabilities for dance and performing artists, through three weeks of intensive collaborative research workshops, the Lab seeks to encourage interdependent and multi-lateral learning strategies in the creative process. The sharing and presentation session will be held in the last session of the project. 

 

Workshop Details
Workshop: 4-22.12 (Mon-Fri) 10:00 - 14:00
Sharing/Presentation: 22.12 (Fri) 16:00 - 18:00
Venue: Studiodanz

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

 

 

Presenter

Hong Kong Dance Alliance

 

Venue Sponsor

Studiodanz

 

Hong Kong Dance Alliance is financially supported by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council


Enquiry
Phone: 2267 6631
Email: admin@hkdanceall.org

Festivals, Seminars, Workshops

Nederlands Dans Theatre (NDT) Workshop for Professional Dance Artists

2017.11.8

 

NDT WORKSHOP FOR PROFESSIONAL DANCE ARTISTS
 

(NDT x LCSD x HKDA)

 

Led by NDT1 dancer Lydia Bustindy, a workshop for professional dance artists, which based on In the Event choreographed by Crystal Pite, will be held on 8 Nov.

 

 

Nederlands Dans Theatre (NDT)

Found in 1959 by Benjamin Harkarvy, Aart Verstegen and Carel Birnie in cooperation with eighteen dancers from Het Nationale Ballet, NDT was renowned in the modern dance field for its nonconformist, avant-garde productions. The company has built a rich repertoire of 600 works by renowned choreographers such as Jiří Kylián, Hans van Manen and Sol León. NDT now under the artistic guidance of Paul Lightfoot, consists of 28 dancers between 24 and 41 years old of different countries, acknowledged for their astonishing technique and expression.

 

【Workshop Details】

Date: 2017. 11. 08 (Wed)
Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Venue: Studio Theatre, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity
Instructor: Lydia Bustinbuy
Language: English

Target: Professional dance artist
No. of Participants: 30
Fee: $ 100

 


Co-organisers: Nederlands Dans Theatre, Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Hong Kong Dance Alliance 

Venue Sponsor: HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity

 

Enquiries: 
Hong Kong Dance Alliance
Email : admin@hkdanceall.org

 

*Organizer(s) reserves all right to select participants, to change venue, instructor and other arrangements.

 

20th Hong Kong Dance Awards – Call for Nominations and New Award

2017.11.1 - 2018.1.3

 

20th Hong Kong Dance Awards – Call for Nominations and New Award

 

1 November 2017, Hong Kong – Hong Kong Dance Alliance (HKDA) announces the Call for Nominations for the 20th Hong Kong Dance Awards. Marking 20 years of excellence, Hong Kong Dance Awards pay tribute to outstanding work of individual artists and dance organizations in productions throughout the year, as well as acknowledge distinction in other activities related to dance and the Hong Kong dance community. Artists honored in the past include Lau Siu Ming, Willy Tsao, Helen Lai, Yuri Ng, Mui Cheuk Yin, Jean Wong, Aaron Kwok, and Jackie Chan. The 20th Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation & Gala Performance will be held at Kwai Tsing Theatre Auditorium on 20 April 2018 (Friday).

 

Call for Nomination

Nominations in twelve award categories are open for submission by anyone – from dance practitioners to audience members. Following the close of nominations, a shortlist, determined by balloting distinguished experts in the dance field, will be announced in early 2018.  As in previous years, this year’s Expert Panels have been expanded to further enhance the representativeness and diversity of the Awards.

 

New Choreographer Award

To celebrate this special anniversary, the Hong Kong Dance Alliance Executive Committee are pleased to announce the establishment of an additional award intended to draw attention to the work of new choreographers. The candidates of “New Choreographer Award” will be nominated by the Expect Panel and Executive Committee members of the HKDA, the recipient will be announced at the Presentation.

 

Nominations close on 3 January 2018 (Wed). Interested parties can complete the Nomination Form and submit via 1) email, 2)  Google Form, or 3) by post to 7/F, 26-28 Tai Yau Street, San Po Kong, Kowloon by 6pm on or before that day.

 

 

For Hong Kong Dance Awards 2018 Procedures and Rules guidelines, please click here.

 

For complete Press Release, please click here.

 

Any enquiries can be directed to admin@hkdanceall.org.

 

Dance Productions - Platform for Emerging Choreographers

‘New Force in Motion’ Series: Solitary by Rex Cheng and Unmixed by KT Yau

2017.9.8 - 10

 

‘New Force in Motion’ Series: Solitary by Rex Cheng and Unmixed by KT Yau

 

Dances in the labyrinth of humanity

 

New Force in Motion Series:

‘New Force in Motion’ presents new dance works of emerging choreographers. This year, it aims to offer a professional platform for young choreographers to showcase choreography, encourage development, and stimulate creativity through artistic mentoring and collaborative research. It is presented by LCSD and produced by Hong Kong Dance Alliance for the first time.

 

Performance details:

 

'Solitary' by Rex Cheng

Choreographer: Rex Cheng

Dancers: Chan Wing-yip, Odette Leung, Andy Lee, Soames Lee

 

'Unmixed' by KT Yau

Choreographer: KT Yau

Devising Dancers: Kerry Cheung, Carman Li, Kingsan Lo

 

 

Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre

8 - 9*.9.2017 (Fri - Sat) 8pm

9 - 10.9.2017 (Sat - Sun) 3pm

*With Meet-the-artist Session

 

Programme duration is approximately 1 hour with an intermission of 20 minutes.

Tickets available at URBTIX from 28/7 onwards.

 

Presented by:

Leisure and Cultural Services Department

 

Produced by:

Hong Kong Dance Alliance

 

Hong Kong Dance Alliance is financially supported by the HKADC

 

 

 

Festivals, Seminars, Workshops - Dance Enhance

Dance Enhance - Dance Appreciation & Criticism Writing Project 2017 (Advanced Edition)

2017.9.5 - 12.19

 

Dance Enhance - Dance Appreciation & Criticism Writing Project 2017

(Advanced Edition)

 

Mentored and led by professional critics and dance artists - performance appreciation, lectures, workshops, post-performance discussions, review writing and publication opportunities.

 

Program Detail: 
https://goo.gl/vA8pZV

 

 

Program Fee:

HKD 1300 / 1000*

Inclusive of all lectures, workshops, and 1 ticket per participant for 4 dance performances

 

 

Contact and Enquiry: 2267 6728 / admin@hkdanceall.org

International Events - Cultural Exchange

Hong Kong Delegation to World Dance Alliance Global Summit in Canada

2017.7.23 - 28

 

Hong Kong Dance Alliance Leads Delegation to World Dance Alliance Global Summit in Canada 

 

The Hong Kong Dance Alliance (HKDA), the official Hong Kong organization of the World Dance Alliance (WDA), will lead a delegation to attend the triennial WDA Global Summit held at Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada from 23 to 28 July 2017.

 

This year’s Summit gathers WDA regional organizations from the Americas, Asia Pacific, and Europe to explore resistance and support of formations of power through dance under the theme of Dancing from the Grassroots. The summit includes roundtable discussions, parallel international conferences, masterclasses, performances, a choreographic lab, and digital dance concerts, that will provide delegates from Hong Kong and elsewhere rich creative experiences.

 

The Hong Kong delegation will present two productions during the Summit – Babel 3.5 choreographed by Iris Lau and Never Stop Blooming by Judy Yiu. In addition, Hong Kong delegates Rex Cheng and Judy Yiu will conduct masterclasses in Tai Chi Movement and Contemporary Dance with Gymnastics. While attending the Summit, HKDA representatives will make use of the wide-range of networking opportunities to explore opportunities for collaborations and to promote dance in Hong Kong to international participants.

 

The delegation is financially supported by Hong Kong Arts Development Council. Post-Summit sharing sessions and masterclasses will be conducted by the HKDA in Hong Kong during August and September.  

 

For the complete press release, please click here.

 

Enquiries:

Ms Cathy Lau (Administration and Project Manager, Hong Kong Dance Alliance)

E-mail: cathy@hkdanceall.org

Tel: 2267 6663 

 

Dance Productions

19th Hong Kong Dance Awards

2017.5.10

 

19th Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation and Gala Performance 

 

Presented by Hong Kong Dance Alliance (HKDA), the 19th Hong Kong Dance Awards acknowledge outstanding achievements in Hong Kong Dance industry and raise public awareness of the diversity and excellence of local dance scene. The HKDA invited Ms Elaine Yeung Chi-lan, Assistant Director (Performing Arts) of Leisure and Cultural Services Department as the Guest of Honor, accompanied by HKDA Executive Committee Chairperson Ms Stella Lau. 

 

Awards Presentation

This year, fourteen awards were presented to recipients, in which twelve awards were announced on stage, with outstanding work in choreography, production, performance, design for dance, dance education, and services to dance. Awardees were voted by the Selection Jury composed by HKDA Executive Committee and external members of two Expert Panels. 

 

Among the recipients were: Helen Lai for her Outstanding Choreography in While the Dream Unfolds (Hong Kong Dance Company) and Hong Kong Ballet for Lady of the Camellias, the Outstanding Large Venue Production. Awards for Outstanding Performance went to Kelvin Mak in Mother, I am Sorry (City Contemporary Dance Company), Chen Zhi-yao as Odette in Swan Lake (Hong Kong Ballet), and Pan Ling-juan as Wah Man-ying/ King-tin in Chinese Hero: A Lone Exile (Hong Kong Dance Company).

 

In addition, the Distinguished Achievement Award was presented to Lau Siu-ming and a Lifetime Achievement Award was posthumously awarded to Ringo Chan. The awards recognize continuous contributions to Hong Kong Dance development over the past decades.

 

Gala Perforamance

Under the artistic direction of Allen Lam, the audience enjoyed an array of dazzling performances. Performing companies included City Contemporary Dance Company, Hong Kong Ballet, Hong Kong Dance Company, two world premières by Hong Kong Dance Award Fellowship recipients - Pak Wei-ming and Wayson Poon, the School of Dance of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and piano performance by Colleen Lee. 

 

The Dance Awards do not only recognize outstanding accomplishments, but are also testament to the importance of dance to Hong Kong culture. 

The Awards recipients are listed below. 

 

For the Awards complete press release, please click here.

 

Festivals, Seminars, Workshops

Insurance Talk for Performing Artist

2017.1.23

 

Insurance Talk for Performing Artist

 

 

As a performing arts artists, do you know about labour insurance, or personal finance investment strategy? As a producer/performing unit, do you understand the related law and responsibility well? In order to equip the artists for future development, the Alliance will hold an insurance talk targeting freelance performing artists, details as follow:

Speakers: Insurance Practitioners from Zurich Insurance (HK), Bank Consortium Trust Co., and Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Of HK Ltd
Date: 23 January (Monday)
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Venue: Joinsmart International Enterprise Ltd., 9/F, Wgrlex Building 61-63, Portland Street, Yau Ma Tei, Kln.
Content: 
- Third Party Legal Liabilities/Personal Accident/Labour Insurance during rehearsals and performances
- MPF terms/Investment strategy
- Financial planning for freelance performing artists
Target Audience: Freelance artists/dance industry players
Enquiry: 2267 6663/ 2267 6631

The talk will be conducted in Cantonese. 

Online registration: https://goo.gl/forms/69gwkAImuicgD4n73
***Deadline: 20 January (Friday)***

Free of charge with first-come-first serve basis. 
Confirmation email will be sent the day after the deadline.

*Organizer reserves the right to amend or cancel the event.

Festivals, Seminars, Workshops

Collaborative Creative Lab

2017.1.9 - 2.10

Collaborative Creative Lab

 

 

Facilitator & Curator: Dick Wong

 

Hong Kong Dance Alliance strives to foster dance and performing artists’ research and development capabilities by providing a platform to encourage inter-dependent and interactive learning strategies in the creative process and research; to enhance artistic standards; and, to support artistic development. Cross-media artist, Dick Wong, has been invited to be the Facilitator and Curator of a three-week Collaborative Creative Lab. A Work-in-progress Showing will be held in the last session for participants to share their research outcomes.

 

Collaborative

>>To inspire and be inspired during the inter-dependent and interactive creative process, open your mind to different ideas

 

Creative

>>Remove limits to creation, abandon mechanical patterns of producing arts

 

Lab

>>Encourage adventurous creative processes, sharpen your focus on developing research ideas

 

[Workshop Details]

1st & 2nd Week: 1.9-13; 16-20 (Mon - Fri) 10am-2pm

Research & Exploration – Thematic sharing sessions to explore research directions in groups

3rd Week: 2.6-10 (Mon - Fri) 10am-6pm, any 4 hours a day

Group Research – Smaller group collaborative discussion and development to further work on the research targets and prepare for the last showing

Work-in-progress Showing: 2.10 (Fri) 3-5pm

Present outcomes from the research weeks (open to all formats)

* Guests from various creative/arts fields will be invited

* Principal language of workshop delivery is Cantonese

*19th Hong Kong Dance Awards Fellowship

Three participants will be selected for a Hong Kong Dance Awards Fellowship to further develop their works and perform on stage at the Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation.

 

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*Hong Kong Dance Alliance reserves all right to change the recruitment requirement and project arrangement items.

 

Presenter

Hong Kong Dance Alliance

 

Venue Sponsorship

CCDC Dance Centre

 

Hong Kong Dance Alliance is financally supported by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council

 

Festivals, Seminars, Workshops - Dance Enhance

Dance Enhance - Dance Appreciation & Criticism Writing Project 2016

2016.9.13 - 2017.1.10

 

 

 

 

Dance Appreciation & Criticism Writing Project 2016

Dance Enhance

 

Learn to appreciate and analyze dance!

Watch performances and interact with dancers and choreographers. Write reviews, get feedback from professional critics and have the chance to see your work published.

 

Appreciating Dance

l   Participants will attend 4 interactive lectures, including live demonstrations by dancers; 4 productions in those genres by local dance companies; a rehearsal of a new production, including Q&A with the choreographer, to help understand the process of creating dance.

 

Analyzing Dance

l   Participants will take part in discussion sessions led by professional dance critics after each performance; a workshop to review how “we see what we want to see” and a dance workshop conducted by a leading local choreographer to learn about dance as a language and experience movement and the process of creating movement.

 

Writing About Dance

l   Participants will write reviews of the productions they attend and will receive written feedback on their work from mentors who are professional dance critics; selected work will be published in dance journal/hk.

 

 

Mentors

William Chan - Performing Arts Critic

Kuh Fei - Arts Advisor - Arts Criticism, Hong Kong Arts Development Council

Kevin Kwong - Editor - Culture, South China Morning Post

Natasha Rogai - Dance Critic, South China Morning Post

Catherine Yau - Arts Practitioner in Dance

 

Fee

Inclusive of all lectures, workshops, and 1 ticket per participant for 4 dance performances

HKD 800 / 600*

*Early bird offer (Apply on or before 31 Aug 2016) / Full-time student / Members of HK Dance Alliance

 

Event Notes:

Applicants should be aged 18 or above.

Activities will be conducted in Putonghua, Cantonese and/or English.

Confirmed details of the programme will be provided with notification of acceptance.

Participants’ reviews may be selected for publication in dance journal/hk or on the Hong Kong Dance Alliance website

Programme events/activities/speakers subject to change (participants will be notified).

All rights reserved by project organizer.

Fees are non-refundable once the course has begun. 

 

 

Hong Kong Dance Alliance is financially supported by the ADC

 

Media Partner

dance journal

 

Enquiry:

Tel:2267 6631

Email:admin@hkdanceall.org