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Festivals, Seminars, Workshops

Dance Hub Workshop Series: Writing Dance Movement

2019.6.11 - 18

To capture the ephemeral in words -- for the dance writer, this has always been a difficult and exciting challenge. How can a dance review not only offer an opinion, or a visual and dramatic description, but also take the reader into the sense of movement in the performance? This workshop explores ways into looking at and writing about movement from both analytical and imaginative perspectives. The workshop comprises of explanation of concepts, reading examples of dance writing, viewing of videos and practical writing exercises.

【Event Details】

Date: 6/ 11, 18 (Tue) (The course includes 2 sessions)
Time: 8 – 10 pm
Venue: IATC (HK) Multi-functional Space
(Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre L3-06C, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei)

Quota: 20
Hosts: Gary Gordon and Acty Tang (Editors of dance journal/hk)
Target group: Writers who are interested in writing dance
Language: Cantonese and English

【Fee】
Non-member -- $ 300
Hong Kong Dance Alliance Member 及and
IATC (HK) Member -- $ 200

【Application Method】
Online registration: https://forms.gle/2Z1vwtpmFErwjuYFA
Deadline: 2019.6.8 (Sat)

Organizer: Hong Kong Dance Alliance
In collaboration with: IATC (HK)

Hong Kong Dance Alliance and IATC(HK) are financially supported by the HKADC

Dance Productions

21st Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation and Gala Performance

2019.4.18

21st Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation and Gala Performance

 

Established by Hong Kong Dance Alliance, Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation and Gala Performance is an annual celebration of achievements by dance artists and organizations, as well as enhancing public awareness of the diversity and excellency of local dance scene. The 21st Hong Kong Dance Awards will present 14 awards, including Outstanding Choreography, Productions, Performance and Lifetime Achievement Award.
 
This year, HKDA welcomes Anh Ngoc Nguyen as the Artistic Director for the Gala. The Gala gives dance lovers a unique opportunity to enjoy performances by leading dance artists in one sparkling evening. 

 

The Gala Performance includes outstanding excerpts from:

Excerpt from ALICE (in wonderland) by the Hong Kong Ballet,

Dazzling Desert (Uyghur Folk Dance) by Hong Kong Dance Company,

Excerpt from Winterreise by City Contemporary Dance Company, and

Students from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts School of Dance.

 

 

21st Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation and Gala Performance

Date: 18 April 2019 (Thursday)

Time: 8pm

Venue: Auditorium, Kwai Tsing Theatre

Tickets: $170, $120

 

 

Photos

Credit: Worldwide Dancer Project

Festivals, Seminars, Workshops

Terry Tsang x Fai Tsang Dancers Audition

2019.1.30

Local choreographer Terry Tsang and Fai Tsang are looking for 3-4 dancers to join each of their upcoming performance!(total 6-8 dancers needed) The audition will be held on 30 January 2019 (Wed).


If you... are looking for breakthroughs, willing to think outside the box and have stage performance experience, please come and dance with us!

► Audition Details
Date: 30/1/2019 (Wed)
Time: 09:30-13:00
Venue: Studiodanz (Kowloon)
Address: Workshop B, 5/F, Tontex Industrial Building, 2-4 Sheung Hei Street, San Po Kong, Kowloon

***Dress code***
First Part: Causal sports wear
Second Part: Costumes of Terry’s piece will expose excessive skin, interested dancers please bring a set of tights for the audition. (e.g. Topless and tight shorts for male, bra-top and tight shorts for female)

Performance Details
Rehearsal Period: 3/2019–9/2019
Performance Period: 9/2019
Performance Venue: Kwai Tsing Theatre Blackbox Theatre

Application Method
Application Form: Click Here
Deadline: 27/1/2019 (Sun)
Selected candidates will be contacted through email.

Enquiries:
Thalia Wong
thalia@hkdanceall.org/ 2267 6631

Photo: Worldwide Dancer Project, Mak Cheong Wai @Moon 9 Image

 

 

Dance Productions

Springboard Showcase 2019: 'Linear' by Chen Kai, 'I.I.I' by KT Yau Ka Hei

2019.1.11 - 12

 

11-12/1/2019 (Fri – Sat) 8pm

Ko Shan Theatre New Wing Auditorium
$200 
Ticket Sales Start: 3/12/2018


Linear


A brand new choreography of ’Classifiable Movement’

In my body, substance is transformed
In my mind, space is set

Choreographer/ Dancer: Chen Kai
Installation Designer: Joe Chan Kiu Hong
Composer: Charlotte Chiu
Lighting Designer: Billy Wong
Acknowledgement: Lee Siu Ching Arts Donation


《I.I.I》 In Ideal Illusion

 

Absent in reality,

Present with imagination


Choreographer: KT Yau Ka Hei
Devising Dancers: Chan Lok Hin, Kingsan Lo, Tsang Wing Fai
Lighting Designer: Billy Wong
Sound Designer: Sham Chung Tat
 

 

 Springboard Showcase ◆ 

Presented by Hong Kong Dance Alliance, 'Springboard Showcase' is a residency program and creative platform targeting mid-career local choreographers.

 

 

 Discount Schemes ◆ 
Half-price tickets available for full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 and above, people with disabilities and the minder and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients.

30% off for members of Hong Kong Dance Alliance; 20% off for Prestige members of Hong Kong Dance Company, 10% off for Friends of Hong Kong Ballet, CCDC ‘Dance Inspirations’ members and ‘Student Dance Inspirations’ members and HKAPA Alumni Association members.

10% off for each 5-10 standard tickets; 20% off for 11-19 standard tickets; 30% off for 20 or more standard tickets.

Patrons can enjoy only one of the above discount offers. Please inform the box office staff at the time of purchase.


Important Information ◆ 
This program contains nudity scenes.
Recommended for aged 12 or above.
The performance lasts approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission. Latecomers will only be admitted until a suitable break or the intermission.

 

The presenter reserves the right to change the program and substitute artists.

Program Enquiries: 2267 6631 / www.hkdanceall.org 
Ticketing Enquiries: 3761 6661
Credit Card Telephone Booking: 2111 5999
Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk


Presented and Produced by: Hong Kong Dance Alliance
This production is financially supported by the HKADC
Acknowledgement: Leisure and Cultural Services Department

Festivals, Seminars, Workshops

DanceHub Talk Series - How to Write Dance? by Arnd Wesemann

2019.1.3

【DanceHub Talk Series - How to Write Dance? by Arnd Wesemann】

Co-organizers: Hong Kong Dance Alliance, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority

Date : 2019. 01. 3 (Thur) 
Time : 7:30 - 9:30 pm

Venue : Library, Goethe-Institut Hong Kong  (14/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wanchai)

Speaker : Arnd Wesemann (Dance Critic, Chief Editor of Tanz magazine)
* Conducted English 

► Lecture Highlights
- Ways to understand, write and review dance
- Dual role of dance critics in dance work and review writing 
- Purposes and methods of writing dance review 
- Establishment and formation of dance review from historical context 

► About Arnd Wesemann
Journalist and editor of Europe’s leading dance magazine tanz, Arnd Wesemann is an expert in dance and dance criticism. He is going to share this views and to create conversations with local theatre critics on performing arts criticism in a contemporary context. Arnd Wesemann has published a number of books on politics and aesthetics, including Immer Feste Tanzen (The Dancing Feast 2006), a German-language collection of essays on the history of dance and dance as antidote to work, and Made in Bangladesh, an essay on how the lives of cultural workers and workers in the garment industry are impacted by society’s expectation that everything should be available at a bargain price.

► Application Method 
Free of charge, reservation in advance is required. Confirmation letter will be emailed to the selected participants. 

Online registration : 
https://goo.gl/4LnDCh
Deadline : 2018.12.27 (Thur)

► Enquiries
Chloe Wong (chloe@hkdanceall.org; 2267 6733/ 2267 6631)

Supported by : Goethe-Institut Hong Kong 
Promotion Partner : International Association of Theatre Critics (Hong Kong)

 

 

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Concurrent Event


New Strategies for New Times - (Re)defining Contemporary Performing Arts Criticism: Workshop on Performing Arts Criticism by Arnd Wesemann 】

This workshop will be conducted in English, and it is suitable for theatre critics with practical experiences.

Co-organiser: West Kowloon Cultural District, International Association of Theatre Critics (Hong Kong)

Supported by: Goethe-Institut Hong Kong
Promotion Partner:Hong Kong Dance Alliance

Date:04.01.2019(Fri)
Time:7:30-9:30pm
Venue:Library, Goethe-Institut Hong Kong(Goethe Gallery or Black Box Studio, Goethe-Institut Hong Kong (14/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong)
Speaker:Arnd Wesemann
Number of participants::15
Fee:Free
Details and Application:
http://www.iatc.com.hk/doc/105744

Dance Productions

21st Hong Kong Dance Awards – Call for Nominations

2018.11.1 - 2019.1.3

Hong Kong Dance Alliance (HKDA) announces the Call for Nominations for the 21st 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 twelve award categories are open for submission by anyone – from dance practitioners to audience members. 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 balloting distinguished experts in the dance field, will be announced in early 2019.  To further enhance the representativeness and diversity of the Awards, this year’s Expert Panels have been expanded as in previous years. The candidates of the “Emerging Choreographer Award” established last year will be nominated by the Expect Panel and Executive Committee members of the HKDA.

 

21st Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation & Gala Performance

The Awards will be announced and presented at The 21st Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation & Gala Performance, which will be held at Kwai Tsing Theatre Auditorium on 18 April 2019 (Thursday). 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, Yang Yuntao and last year’s Emerging Choreographer, K.T. Yau.

 

The nomination period closes on 3 January 2019 (Thursday). 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 more information, please click here.