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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

Festivals, Seminars, Workshops

Joseph Lee : Dancer Audition X Workshop

2018.12.22 - 23

 

 


Local choreographer Joseph Lee is holding a two-day contemporary dance workshop on 22-23 December, to share his thoughts gained from the exchange experiences in Europe, his current research and the artistic direction. Meanwhile, Joseph also wishes to meet and connect with local performers, seeking partners for his new creation premiered in September 2019 and upcoming production(s) in 2020. 

The workshop will utilize improvisation as devices, in search for the possibilities of bodies in motion, to connect the mind and the body, forming a dialogue. Research on creation topics in future production(s) will be conducted, discussing the topics and implementing trails in an open environment, to gain mutual understanding and explore the space for exchange in creation. 

► Details of Workshop and Audition
Date: 2018.12.22-23 (Sat – Sun)

Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Venue: Wanchai

► Application Method: 
Applicants with professional dance and physical training backgrounds are welcome to apply. Applicants must attend both two-days of the workshop.

Online Application Form︰
https://goo.gl/forms/H2Wlveid1wJGYSru2
Application Deadline: 2018.12.18 (Tue)

Suitable candidates will be invited, all applicants will receive an email notification before December 21 for the result. Invited pariticants will recevie the details of the event. 

//About Joseph Lee//

Joseph Lee was a local choreographer, and began his dance training at the age of seventeen. He further his dance training at The Place, London Contemporary Dance School in UK, where he obtained his Master of Arts (Contemporary Dance) in 2015. Lee tried to expand the imaginations in dance with his choreography and dance by extensive collaboration with different art forms. Lee joined Unlock Dancing Plaza as an apprentice upon his return at the beginning of 2015 and became their resident artist afterwards. 

Recent Choreography includes It tastes like you (2016), Folding Echoes (2016), The World Was Once Flat (2018).

Lee was awarded Arts Development Award for Young Artist; the Chin Lin Foundation of Emerging Choreographer. 

More info: 
https://www.josephwnlee.com/

Enquiries: Chloe Wong (chloe@hkdanceall.org/ 2267 6733)

Photo: The Light Particles

Festivals, Seminars, Workshops

DanceHub: Law Seminars for Arts Practitioners

2018.11.17 - 24

To enhance the legal knowledge of artists and art administrators, the Hong Kong Dance Alliance (HKDA) has invited Mr. Albert So, Chairman of the Hong Kong Mediation and Arbitration Center, to conduct two seminars:

 

Company Law and Audit Regulations

Date & Time: 17/11 (六 Sat) 2-5pm

Venue:Hong Kong Management Association

Deadline of registration:12/11 (Mon)

 

► Fundraising Liabilities and Personal Data Collection

Date & Time:24/11 (Sat) 2-5pm

Venue:HKFYG Continuous Learning Centre

Deadline of registration:19/11 (Mon)

 

Apply Now!

 

Speaker:

Mr. Albert So (Chairman, Hong Kong Mediation and Arbitration Centre)

 

Language:

Cantonese

 

Targets:

Independent artists, producers, arts administrators, presenters *Priority for dance practitioners

 

Fee:

HKDA Members:$100/seminar; 10% off for both seminars (Total $180)

Non-members:$150/seminar; 10% off for both seminars (Total $270)

 

No refund

 

Enquiries: Ms Wong (2267 6733)

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.

Dance Productions - Platform for Emerging Choreographers

‘New Force in Motion’ Series: Lördagsgodis by Gabbie Chan and Moha by Jennifer Mok

2018.9.28 - 30

Date: 28 – 30 September 2018

Venue: Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre

Tickets: URBTIX

 

Lördagsgodis 

Choreographer: Gabbie Chan Hiu Ling

Dancers: Chan Lok Hin, Cyrus Hui

 

Lördagsgodis, the Swedish Saturday Candy. Bites of irresistible sweetness conceal the bewildering deception, sugarcoat fragmented memories.

 

Gabbie Chan

Chan graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, majoring in Chinese Dance. From 2012 to 2014, Chan joined the DanceArt Hong Kong and performed in productions including In Search of Hui Sin, M-cident, and Lament of the Exile. In 2015, she joined Passoverdance and started creating choreography. Chan’s recent choreographies include the environmental dance Recycle Green presented in iDance Festival Hong Kong in 2015, and The 16th Day presented in The 44th Hong Kong Arts Festival in 2016. Other works include Whisper of Bubble, Fabric, He,She,It,Past,Chase and more. Chan is currently the Artist in Residence of Passoverdance.

 

Moha 

Choreographer: Jennifer Mok

Devising Dancers: Pansy Lo, Kaspy Ma, KT Yau Ka Hei

 

Moha, ‘delusion’ in Sanskrit, the agony of ignorance to the entire reality. The fog of fear, obligation, and guilt, a cage of blinded extortion.

 

Jennifer Mok

Mok graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, majoring in Ballet and later in Modern dancer. Mok joined the City Contemporary Dance Company as dancer from 2007 to 2014. In 2015, Mok performed in her first choreography, A Major Clown in G Flat, in Femininity of E-sides Dance Company, and was nominated for Outstanding Choreography and Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer in the 18th Hong Kong Dance Awards. In 2018, Mok was invited to the Hong Kong Dance Exchange Festival and 2018 Dance Round Table in Taiwan. In 2017, she presented her work You are Beautiful in The 45th Hong Kong Arts Festival. Currently, Mok works as an independent artist in different fields of performing arts. 

 

 

‘New Force in Motion’ presents new dance works of emerging choreographers. It aims to offer a professional platform for young choreographers to showcase choreography, encourage development, and stimulate creativity through artistic mentoring and collaborative research. To continue the shared vision for dance development, and to facilitate the professional production process, the HKDA serve as the producer of the program again in 2018-19. Two young local choreographers, Gabbie Chan and Jennifer Mok, were selected by the LCSD Art Form Panel (Dance and Multi-Arts) from the proposals it received.

 

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

DanceHub: Law Seminars for Arts Practitioners

2018.7.26 - 8.18

In order to enhance the legal knowledge of artists, designers and art administrators, the Hong Kong Dance Alliance (HKDA) has invited Mr. Albert So, Chairman of the Hong Kong Mediation and Arbitration Center, to conduct two seminars:

►Internet and Copyright Law
Date & Time: 26/7 (Thur) 2-5pm
Deadline of registration:18/7 (Wed)

►Contract and Labour Law
Date & Time:18/8 (Sat) 2-5pm

Deadline of registration:8/8 (Wed)

Click here for Online Registration


Speaker:
Mr. Albert So (Chairman, Hong Kong Mediation and Arbitration Centre)

Venue:
Hong Kong Management Association 

Room 202, 2/F, First Commercial Building, 33-35 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay


Language:
Cantonese

Targets: 
Independent artists, producers, arts administrators, presenters, designers (sound, set, light, props, costumes, multimedia, etc) 

Fee:
HKDA Members:$100/seminar; 10% off for both seminars (Total $180)
Non-members:$150/seminar; 10% off for both seminars (Total $270)

Limited quota; register now!
*(Priority for dance practitioners)
 

Enquiries:
Thalia Wong
Tel.: 2267 6631
Email: admin@hkdanceall.org

Dance Productions

'Creative Space 2018' Solo Male Dancer Audition

2018.7.8

Presented by Dance Alliance, 'Creative Space 2018' is a residency programme targeting local mid-career choreographers. Participating artists will join regular workshops, technique classes and rehearse for the new work. The new work will be premiered in January 2019 at Ko Shan Theatre New Wing Auditorium.

One of the choreographers – Chen Kai is now looking for a Male Dancer! If you are a professionally trained ballet and contemporary dancer, and are interested in the production, please apply on or before 1 July!

'Creative Space 2018'
Rehearsal Period: 8/2018 – 1/2019
Performance Period: 11-12/1/2019
Performance Venue: Ko Shan Theatre New Wing Auditorium

About the Choreography
Choreographer: Chen Kai
Work length: Around 30 mins 


-- An adventurous attempt to be an equilibrium in a suspended position
It will be a solo contemporary dance work. Restricting within a suspended-position on the footprint, Chen Kai tries to apply linear movement to visualize the bodily limitation of trace-points in Kinesphere, and to free the imagination of extension-points in sphere, which symbolically comes along with a metal round object, to shape a space.


About Classifiable Movement 
Chen Kai has founded the Classifiable Movement to put his ‘Classifiable Movement’ theory into practice and visualize the concept of ‘let the movement speak for itself’. His logic thinking pattern cultivates the rational side of the dance and shapes multi-layers of movement analysis. 
He created his choreographic method of ‘Classifiable Movement’, which has been categorizing movements according to their features, namely linear, turning, twist, flex and rolling, etc. Focusing on merely one feature each time, a series of pieces has been developed - Line, Circle, Line and Aureola, Sweep (overture), Twist, Flex, Circle II, Line II, Sweep, Movement with Fan and so on. 


Audition Details
Time and Date: 8/7 (Sun) 10-1pm
Venue: HKAPA Studio 3
*Invited applicants will have to prepare a Solo of no shorter than 2 mins, based on his interpretation about Linear Movement during the audition.

Application Form: https://goo.gl/mEMKg6 
Deadline: 1/7 (日Sun)
Interested parties please submit the Online Application Form with the following details: 
1) Personal Contact, 2) CV, 3) Full body shot, 4) Solo dance video.

Dancer Requirements:
1. Applicants must be 18 years old or above by the start of the programme.
2. To fit the theme of the work, applicants must have strong professional background of contemporary dance and ballet.
3. Male dancer who has possessed professional contemporary or ballet training.
4. Applicants must be able to work according to the rehearsal and performance schedule.

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

Photo: Zoe Ho. Henry Sum at Line II by Classifiable Movement.

Festivals, Seminars, Workshops

計劃書寫作分享講座

2018.6.21

如何將藝術理念寫成計劃書獲取資助? 計劃書和財政預算究竟要甚麼內容? 藝發局一年兩度接受申請的「計劃資助」亦將於6月30日截止,針對獨立舞者/舞團的需求,舞盟邀請到獨立製作人李海燕 (Joanna Lee)與我們分享實戰經驗。詳情如下:

講者: 李海燕 (Joanna Lee)
日期及時間: 6月21日 (四) 7 – 9 pm
地點 : CCDC舞蹈中心 1號室# (不設坐椅)


內容:
- 簡介本地資助體系、配套、程序和規則
- 教授計劃書的撰寫方法,個案分析:藝發局「計劃資助」
(例如藝術方向、計劃內容、財政預算表之組織和表述) 
語言: 廣東話
對象: 有興趣遞交計劃書之藝術家/藝術行政人員 (舞蹈界別優先)


要求: 參加者需
(1) 略讀 藝發局計劃資助申請準則

(2) 試填 計劃資助申請表格


***費用全免。名額有限,請現即報名。***
網上登記

截止日期: 6/18 (一) 
(確定函將於截止日期後一天後發出。)

場地贊助: CCDC 舞蹈中心
註: 講者分享純為個人對proposal的書寫方法,不代表任何藝發局審批準則或其他審批員意見。

Dance Productions

20th Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation and Gala Performance

2018.4.20

 

 

20th 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 20th Hong Kong Dance Awards will present 14 awards, including Outstanding Choreography, Productions, Performance and Distinguished Achievement Award.
 
This year, HKDA welcomes David Liu 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. Performing groups include Hong Kong Ballet, Hong Kong Dance Company, City Contemporary Dance Company and The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

 

 

20th Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation and Gala Performance

Date: 20 April 2018 (Friday)

Time: 8pm

Venue: Auditorium, Kwai Tsing Theatre

Tickets: $170, $120

Program Enquiries: www.hkdanceall.org | 2267 6631

Dance Productions

Creative Space 2018: Residency for Mid-Career Choreographers

2018.4.10

Creative Space 2018: Residency for Mid-Career Choreographers
Call for Application


Residency Period: Aug-Dec 2018

Premiere: 11-12 Jan 2019 (Ko Shan Theatre NW)

Looking for…
A Breakthrough in your choreographing career?
A Platform to enrich your creative process?
An opportunity to join regular technique workshops?


Check out the Creative Space 2018: Residency for Mid-Career Choreographers program!

Presented by Hong Kong Dance Alliance, the 5-month Residency targets local mid-career choreographers. The Residency will take place from August to December 2018 at CCDC Dance Centre. 
The artists-in-residence will join regular workshops to strengthen their techniques, research and consolidate their artistic concepts for the new dance piece. The Alliance will provide administration, production and artistic support. The double bill will be premiered at Ko Shan Theatre New Wing Auditorium on 11-12 January 2019.

To apply, simply submit your 1) Online application form, 2) CV and 3) Past productions’ video links on or before 10 April. The results will be announced in May 2018.


Details of the Residency:
Target: Local mid-career choreographers
Quota: 2 choreographers
Period: 
Early May 2018: Application results announcement
Early June 2018: Dancers audition
Aug – Dec 2018: Residency (3 days a week; 4 hours a day)
Venue: CCDC Dance Centre

How to apply: Submit 1) Application Form, 2) CV, 3) Video links of previous works to the Alliance
Online application form: Click Here

Application deadline: 10 April 2018
Panel committee: Angela Hang, Founder of Studiodanz, Yang Yuntao, Artistic Director of Hong Kong Dance Company, Veteran Arts Practitioners Daniel Yeung and Joanna Lee.

Presented by:
Hong Kong Dance Alliance
Hong Kong Dance Alliance is financially supported by the HKADC

Venue Partner:

CCDC Dance Centre

Enquiries:

2267 6631 / admin@hkdanceall.org

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

Morning Class Series: Paul Lee - Feldenkrais Lessons

2016.11.24 - 12.8

Morning Class Series: Paul Lee - Feldenkrais Lessons (Nov-Dec) 


The Feldenkrais Method® helps us develop a deeper self-image through gentle movement explorations where we find freedom within certain constraints. We learn to give up patterns of tension that restrict us. As a scientific method to heal and refine the human body, it already attracted great number of followers and researchers from America, Europe and Australasia since 1950s, yet still new to HK citizens. This course is open to dancers, actors, and ALL people!

【Who's Paul Lee?】
Paul Lee (Lee Pui Wo) - A certified Feldenkrais® practitioner/freelance contemporary dancer/dance coach based in Malmö, Sweden. Paul started to learn Ballet when 4 years old, and after graduated from Canada's National Ballet School, he has based his dance career in Europe. He has collaborated with the following dance companies: IT Dansa (Barcelona), GöteborgsOperans Balett (Göteborg, Sweden), freelance choreographers in Germany and Italy. He is currently the resident artist of Andersson Dance and K. Kvarnström & Co.

【Lessons Info】
Time: 10:30-12:00 (1.5 hours)
Dates: Nov 24; Dec 1, 7, 8, 14, 20, 21 (It is not compulsory to take all lessons)
Fee: $100/class * (Discounted price for all lessons: $600)
Walk-in: $150/class (Applications submitted after 23 Nov 12nn will treat as walk-in!)
Venue: CCDC DC (Wong Tai Sin)


Venue is sponsored by CCDC Dance Centre

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

 

 

Dance Productions

Springboard Showcase 2016

2016.6.17 - 19

Springboard Showcase 2016 

17-18.6 (Fri-Sat) 8pm 
19.6 (Sun)3pm
Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre
 
$160
*Free Seating
Tickets available on 17 May 2016 at URBTIX
 
 
An Intimate Journey with Three Award-winning Choreographers 
 
 
That Day
 
Choreographer:  Lam Po
Dancers:  Lam Po, Olivia Li, Poon Chun Ho, Yang Jianxian
Sound Design: Joey Hung
 
 
 
Human Internship
 
Choreographer: Justyne Li
Dancers: Chan Wing Yip, Rex Cheng, Alice Ma, Wu Cheng Fang
 
 
 
Cham’s Soul
 
Choreographer: Nguyen Ngoc Anh
Dancers: Kelvin Mak, Poon Chun Ho, Heidi Yu
 
 
 
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Programme Enquiries 2267 6631  | www.hkdanceall.org
Ticketing Enquiries 3761 6661
Credit Card & Internet Ticketing 2111 5999 | www.urbtix.hk
 
*Discounts*
 
50% Off Discount: full-time students, senior citizens, Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients, people with disabilities & their accompanying minder.
30% Off Discount: Hong Kong Dance Alliance Member
10% Off Discount: CCDC Dance Generation Members, Friends of The Hong Kong Ballet, Friends of HKDC Members, HKAPA Alumni
 
Group Booking Discounts 10% off for every purchase of 5 -10 tickets at regular price, 20% off for 11-19 tickets, 30% off for 20 or above tickets
 
Patrons can enjoy only one of the above discounts for each purchase.
 
Programme duration is about 2 hours with 10 minutes intermission
Suitable for aged 6 or above
The presenter reserves the rights to substitute artists and change programme details. 

Dance Productions

18th Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation and Gala Performance

2016.4.22
 
"I got rhythm"
 
 
22.4.2016 (Fri) 8pm
Auditorium, Kwai Tsing Theatre
$150, $100
Tickets available at URBTIX from 22 March onwards
 
Superb Performances Celebrate Outstanding Achievements in Dance 
 
Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation and Gala Performance is THE major event of the year for Hong Kong’s thriving dance industry. Awards for outstanding achievements in choreography, performance, production, design, youth and community dance, and Lifetime Achievement are presented amidst dazzling performances from Hong Kong’s finest Modern Dance, Ballet, Chinese Dance, Tap Dance, Folk Dance, and Locking and Popping artists. 
 
Performing Group:
City Contemporary Dance Company
Hong Kong Ballet
Hong Kong Dance Company
Chocolate Factory Performing Arts and Education Centre
Hong Kong Men Locking Crew 
Rhythm & Tempo
HKAPA School of Dance
HKAPA EXCEL
Po Leung Kuk Lee Shing Pik College
 
Programme Enquiries 2267 6631 |  www.hkdanceall.org
Ticketing Enquiries 3761 6661
Credit Card & Internet Ticketing 2111 5999 | www.urbtix.hk
 
Programme duration is about 1 hour and 30 minutes without intermission
 
Late-comers will not be admitted until a suitable break of the programme
Suitable for aged 6 or above
The presenter reserves the rights to substitute artists and change programme details. 
 
 
Hong Kong Dance Alliance is financially supported by the ADC
 
Sponsored by LCSD
 
Dance Productions

Creative Space Residency: Dancer Audition

2015.12.10

Creative Space Residency: Dancer Audition

 

 

 

Choreographers will conduct an Audition for prospective performers on 10 December (Thursday) from 10am to 1pm at CCDC Dance Centre. Dancers will get chance to learn and practice various kind of dance style; participate in master-classes, workshops, rehearsals and production-related activities; Work with choreographer-in-resident for a 30 – 40 mins work, and the work culminates in Springboard Showcase in June at Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre. 

 

Please email with your name, mobile number and CV to admin@hkdanceall.org with subject “Creative Space - Dancer audition 2016” to confirm your attendance on or before 4 Dec15, and we will confirm to details with the selected applicants.
Festivals, Seminars, Workshops - Dance Enhance

Dance Enhance: Dance Appreciation & Criticism Writing Project 2015

2015.10.6 - 2016.1.11

 

 

When you watch a dance performance, do you want to have more to say than “nice” or “beautiful”?

Aspiring dance writers and those who want more out of watching dance, do you want to share ideas about performances with others confidently, please join Dance Enhance today!

From September 2015 to January 2016, participants will attend a series of lectures and workshops to learn from experts, artists and writers. In addition, they will attend 4 dance performances presented by professional companies and write reviews on each of the performances. Outstanding works may even have a chance to get published in dance journal/hk or Hong Kong Dance Alliance website!

Target: Aspiring dance writers and those who want more out of watching dance
Age: 18 or above
Language: Cantonese and/or English
Program: 3 lectures, 1 rehearsal, 1 workshop, 4 live performances presented by professional companies
Program period: September 2015 - January 2016 (more details in brochure)
Project fees (Inclusive of all lectures, workshops,and 4 dance performance tickets):
- $500 [Full time students, Early bird offer*, Members of Hong Kong Dance Alliance]
- $700 [Regular price]

*Early bird offer: Apply on or before 11th September

Application Deadline: 21st September, 2015

Limited places. Don’t miss the chance to learn to write like a professional!

 

Program Details & Application Form

 

*Funded by Arts Development Council Multi Project Grant

Dance Productions

Open Call for Proposals- Creative Space 2016: Residency for Mid-Career Choreographers

2015.9.9 - 30

Creative Space 2016: Residency for Mid-Career Choreographers

Open Call for Proposals

To help mid-career choreographers of any dance style take a leap forward in creation and presentation, Hong Kong Dance Alliance will present Creative Space 2016, a residency project to sharpen body and mind and to create new works.

 

  Download leaflet                         1          2

 

   Download Application Form      doc      pdf

 

Schedule

1 Feb 2016 to 31 May 2016

Mon to Wed & Fri, 9:30am to 1:30pm

 

Content

Warm-up, workshops, and rehearsals

 

Venue

CCDC Dance Centre (G/F, 110 Shatin Pass Road, Wong Tai Sin, KLN, Hong Kong)

 

Performances

Springboard Showcase, Kwai Tsing Theatre Black Box, June 2016

 

Support

- Residency Stipend: HK$800 per week

- Springboard Showcase: fee, dancers, production 

 

Selection Criteria

- HK Resident

- 5+ years of professional choreography

- Prior funding / support from:

-       LCSD, HKADC, Hong Kong Arts Festival

-       Hong Kong flagship dance companies

-       International Festivals, competitions, organizations, or

-       Equivalent local & non-local sponsorship

- Originality and feasibility of proposal

 

Selection Panel

Tom Brown, Stella Lau, Jaime Redfern, Jacky Yu

 

Application Deadline

30 Sep 2015

 

Result Notification

15 Oct 2015

 

Enquiries: 2267 6663 / admin@hkdanceall.org

Hong Kong Dance Alliance reserves all right to make changes to the program

 

Creative Space is also supported by CCDC Dance Centre

Dance Productions - Platform for Emerging Choreographers

REAL Showcase New Series: WALL

2015.7.4 - 5
 
4 July, 2015 (Sat)  | 8:00pm
5 July, 2015 (Sun) | 3:00pm & 8:00pm
 
Jockey Club Theatre, CCDC Dance Centre
$80 (Tickets NOW available at CCDC Dance Centre)
 
 
WALL
We have fallen into a continually drowning swirl where we struggled to shout in silence.
Choreographer's Words
 
Despite walking on bustling streets, everyone's heart is distant and unreachable. The high wall is built inside their bodies, which is as tall as the skyscraper, is breaking the connection of people in this city. I dwell in a 120 square feet space, being silent and insignificant. There is a glass wall in the air that separates me, her and them. We have fallen into a continually drowning swirl where we struggled to shout in silence. 
 
 
 
Choreographer/ Performer        
Fiona Zhou
 
Fiona Zhou received her early dance training from mainland China. She came to Hong Kong for searching a wider international art vision. In 2014, Fiona completed the Master of Fine Arts in Dance Degree in the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. At the same time, she was awarded a scholarship from Hong Kong Dance Alliance o participate in the ADF China-Henan International Dance Master Class. Fiona sent her immense gratitude to REAL Showcase, for provided her the opportunity to launch the first full length dance work.
 
*By Kind Admission of HKAPA
 
 
REAL Showcase New Series is co-presented by CCDC Dance Centre and Hong Kong Dance Alliance. 
Dance Productions - Platform for Emerging Choreographers

Emerging Choreographers 2015

2015.7.3 - 4

Hong Kong Dance Alliance Proudly Presents  
“Emerging Choreographers 2015”
Turning the Spotlight on New Talent
 
“Where are the choreographers of the future?” It’s a vital question for the dance community in Hong Kong and as part of its mission to support and develop local artists, Hong Kong Dance Alliance (HKDA) is proud to present “Emerging Choreographers 2015”, the latest in a series which gives up-and-coming choreographers a platform to create and present new work. Out of 18 applicants our expert panel has selected three talented young choreographers: Cliff Huen Tin-yeung, Joseph Lee Wai-nang and Li De. Mentored by Daniel Yeung, one of Hong Kong’s most respected choreographers, each will create an original 25-minute dance work to be performed in July at the Kwai Tsing Theatre Black Box Theatre. 
 
Different Visions  
The three choreographers come from different backgrounds and their work will offer different dance styles and address a range of topics.  Cliff Huen’s trio Still Human asks if our busy life, with everything made easy by technology, has made us lose our innate ability to use our senses and recall primitive memories. In his duet The Other End, Joseph Lee tries to show us how every decision we make affects our lives. Li De’s trio Wonderful/Wild, inspired by a documentary about Shaolin Kung Fu, will transform traditional Kung Fu to reveal new aspects of the martial arts. 
 
Dance lovers should not miss the chance to see these three intriguing and exciting works in one evening. 
 
Programme Information:
Date and Time: 3-4.7.2015 (Fri*-Sat) 8pm
Venue: Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre
$140 (Free Seating)
*Meet-the-Artists Session after the show on 3 July
Tickets NOW available at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet, 
by Mobile Ticketing App and Credit Card Telephone Booking
Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk
Credit Card Telephone Booking: 2111 5999
Ticketing Enquiries: 3761 6661
For more details and booking discounts, please visit our web site www.hkdanceall.org. 
 
Media Enquiries:
Ms Christine Lau (Administration & Project Manager, Hong Kong Dance Alliance)
E-mail: christine@hkdanceall.org Tel: 2267 6631
 
Choreographer Biographies
Cliff Huen Tin-yeung
Huen is a graduate of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with a BFA in dance, majoring in Contemporary Dance. He toured the world with the Van Huynh Company (UK) and later joined City Contemporary Dance Company, performing in Europe, Seoul, Beijing, and Hong Kong. Besides dance, Huen also participates in other art forms as a film and theatre actor and singer. In 2013, he released his first record Behind the Stage, composed by well-known Hong Kong singer-song writer Vicky Fung. He is a co-founder of the Four Degrees Dance Laboratory where he is Artistic Director. 
 
Joseph Lee Wai-nang
After graduating from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor’s degree in Professional Accountancy, Lee decided to change direction and pursue dance training at London School of Contemporary Dance in 2013. While studying in London, he collaborated with various artists and companies, including Crystal Pite, Martin Lawrence, Maresa Von Stockert, Darren Ellis and Clod Ensemble. He completed his degree of Master of Arts (Contemporary Dance) at London School of Contemporary Dance at the end of 2014.  He returned to Hong Kong and joined Unlock Dancing Plaza as an apprentice at the beginning of 2015 and performed in Boy Story‧Reborn (May 2015). 
 
Li De 
Li was awarded 4 years of full scholarship from the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts in 2007, majoring in Chinese Dance and minoring in Choreography. He graduated with Bachelor of Fine Arts (First Class Honours) in 2011. His work has been presented by many arts festivals, including the Hong Kong Arts Festival (for three years in a row), Hong Kong New Vision Arts Festival 2012, International Chinese Arts Festival Singapore 2013, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014, and Kuandu Arts Festival. His choreography for dance video Let’s say was screened at Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival 2014, Amsterdam Cinedance Festival 2015 and Far East Film Festival 2015 (Udine Italy).
 
Dance Productions - Platform for Emerging Choreographers

REAL Showcase New Series: Off State

2015.1.3 - 4
 
3-4 January, 2015 | 8:00pm
4 January, 2015 | 3:00pm
Jockey Club Theatre, CCDC Dance Centre
 
$80
Tickets NOW available at CCDC Dance Centre
 
 
 
Off State
沿著軌跡前行 劃破了如何留痕
 
 
 
 
Choreographer: Dorothy Sek
 
 
For more information, please refer to Chinese version
 
 
 
REAL Showcase New Series is co-presented by CCDC Dance Centre and Hong Kong Dance Alliance. 
Dance Productions - Platform for Emerging Choreographers

REAL Showcase New Series: ..Mis..

2014.9.13 - 14
 
13-14 September, 2014 | 8:30pm
Jockey Club Theatre, CCDC Dance Centre
 
.. Mis ..
 
Misplace, Mistakes, Mis… Why obsess over them if the “mis-es” defines you?
The path of growing up is a lonely one. It always feels that nobody understands you and that there is no one to guide you; so by instinct, you improvise as you go along in life; yet who dares say they don’t have any regrets throughout their path? Until one day, you can finally let go of those “mis-es” that caught you up and realize that they are exactly those mis-es that mold the person you current are.
 
And that, my friend, is when you are grown up.
 
 
 
Choreographer: Michael Tong
 
Michael Tong was first introduced to dancing when he entered university at the age of 19 . He joined the modern dance society of CUHK and had participated in multiple intervarsity dance performances and competitions. It is not until 2009 has he received technical training in Studiodanz. He joined the Showbiz project co-organized by Studiodanz and Space team in 2010 and had participated in several commercial performances including dancing for beauty pageants and in music videos. Since 2011, he has been focusing mainly on modern and contemporary and had taken part in modern dance pieces such as Solo Act II choreographed by Pewan Chow.
 
Tong has always been passionate about choreography; inspired by the various dance styles he has been exposed to, he takes interest in different possibilities in movements and has created pieces ranging from lyrical jazz to more contemporary recently.  Thanks to REAL showcase, he finally has the opportunity to launch his first full length dance piece
 
 
REAL Showcase New Series is co-presented by CCDC Dance Centre and Hong Kong Dance Alliance. 
Festivals, Seminars, Workshops - Dance Enhance

Dance Enhance: Dance Appreciation & Criticism Writing Project 2014

2014.9.1 - 12

 

Now Opens for Application!

 

 

Do you want to share ideas about performances with others confidently?

 

Aspiring dance writers and those who want more out of watching dance, join Dance Enhance: Dance Appreciation & Criticism Writing Project 2014 today!

 

From September 2014 to January 2015, participants will attend a series of lectures and workshops to learn from experts, artists and writers. In addition, they will attend 4 dance performances presented by professional companies and write reviews on each of the performances. Outstanding works may even have a chance to get published in dance journal/hk or Hong Kong Dance Alliance website!

 

 

 

Application Deadline: 12 September, 2014

 

 

Limited places. Don’t miss the chance to learn to write like a professional! 

 

 

Program Details & Application Form

 

Dance Productions - Cultural Exchange

Springboard Showcase

2014.5.16 - 18

 

Taking a big leap forward!

16 - 18 May 2014 | Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre Theatre

 

 
Dance Productions

16th Hong Kong Dance Awards Gala Performance

2014.4.25

 

A major annual dance event brings together Hong Kong's top dance artists to celebrate outstanding achievement in the local dance sector in the past year.
 
 
Festivals, Seminars, Workshops, International Events - Cultural Exchange

2014 American Dance Festival - Henan Summit: Scholarship now opens for application!

2014.3.6

2014 American Dance Festival - Henan Summit: Scholarship now opens for application!

 

The 3rd ADF Henan will take place at the Henan Normal University between 9 to 23 August, 2014. Co-organized by the Association of Dance Experts of Henan, Henan Normal University and American Dance Festival (ADF), the

Festival is the leading international modern dance exchange in China.

 

ADF-Henan is now offering 3 scholarships to dance professionals in Hong Kong via the WDA AP network. Successful applicants will not only learn from leading US modern dance masters during the Festival, but will also be showcasing their choreography to China audiences on the closing of the Festival.

 

 

| Selection Criteria |
Practicing dance professional/master-level students or graduates from a recognized dance institute.
 
 
To apply, summit the followings LATEST BY 12pm, 24 March 2014 to admin@hkdanceall.org
i. CV. 
ii. biography..
iii. statement of participation (max. 300 words)
iv. 1 video link to previous choreography for showing (max. 10 minutes)
 
 
Festivals, Seminars, Workshops

Creative Space: Christmas Masterclass Open For Public

2013.12.24 - 2014.1.3

This practical workshop series offers an opportunity for dancers to hone their technical skills and expand their knowledge and abilities using different kinds of dance and movement vocabularies.

 

A. Schedule

 

Master:

1. Delina Law | Ballet (BIO)

2. Rock Fang | Hip-Hop (BIO)

3. Geng Tianyuan | Chinese Opera Weapon (BIO)

 

*Chinese Opera Weapon class will be taught in Mandarin

 

B. Venue
CCDC Dance Centre (110 Shatin Pass Road, Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon)

 

C. Class Size
Maximum 15

 

D. Fee: HKD 1,320
*Early Bird Payment (on or before 15 Dec 2013) - 10% off: HKD 1,188

 

E. Eligibility
Anyone with at least 3 years of advanced training in any dance genre

 

F. Inquiries: 2267 6631 / admin@hkdanceall.org

Hong Kong Dance Alliance Address: G/F, 110 Shatin Pass Road, Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon, HK

 

FIRST COME FIRST SERVE! 

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MORE OPEN CLASSES WILL BE OPENED DURING CHINESE NEW YEAR. A SECOND WORKSHOP SERIES WITH ADDITIONAL MASTERS WILL BE OFFERED DURING CHINESE NEW YEAR

 

STAY TUNED!

 

Festivals, Seminars, Workshops - Close The Loop

Close-the-loop Proposal and Budget Writing Workshop

2013.6.16 - 20
Festivals, Seminars, Workshops

Project DARE Conversation Series 2012

2012.1.16 - 6.1

Project DARE falls under the umbrella dancers' transition initiative of the Hong Kong Dance Alliance, with the aim of providing induction to dance professionals interested in finding more about career possibilities beyond stage performance.

 

Talk 1: Dance Education -- "From dance 'teacher' to dance 'educator' - basic concepts of Dance Pedagogy/ Motif Teaching/ Creative Movements"

Being the first talk of the series, it was held on 16 Jan 2012. It was our pleasure to have Miss Yunyu Wang as our speaker. Miss Wang is a certified Labanotation teacher, reconstructor and Laban Movement Analyst. She has a MFA from the University of Illinois and is a founding dancer of Cloud Gate Theatre, Taiwan. Miss Wang is now the President of World Dance Alliance Asia Pacific.

 

About 50 participants joined the 2-hour talk, during which Miss Wang gave a high level introduction to Laban Movement Analysis. She then placed the concept of "dance education" in front of this theoretical backdrop to explain the difference between teaching "movement" and teaching "dance." Dance students should be encouraged to participate in creating movement and to understand their bodies, the knowledge in Dance Science and the different techniques in Somatics could help dance tutors in planning lesson plans more systematically.

 

Talk 2: Marketing -Basic concepts of Marketing and Dance Programme Publicity

The discipline of marketing applies not only to commercial sector, but also to dance, especially when artists have to deal with the reality of ticket sales. If the number of tickets sold is a reflection of the marketing effort devoted to the programme, what skills are required to take artists to their goals?

 

Katy Cheng, Marketing Director of Hong Kong Arts Festival Ltd., spent two hours in the evening of 12 March 2012 with over 20 practicing artists and arts administrators to reveal her experience and "tips" in dance marketing. While touching on basic marketing principles of the 4Ps, positioning, and advertising skills, Katy focused her sharing on case studies that provide real-life examples to close the perception gap of the relationship between "arts" and "sales." She also advised participants that as artists, while they should be dedicated to creating works, they should also be alert to what's happening around them so that their works can more readily relate to audiences, and hence a larger ticker sales potential.

 

Talk 3: Touring - how to create opportunity and how to nurture future potential

The 3rd talk of Conversation Series explores how emerging artists could get the attention from overseas program buyers and nurture for themselves overseas performance experience. The area of touring is getting more attention partly because of the stagnant audience growth in Hong Kong, and because of globalization trend making the exchange of cultural activities more and more popular.

 

Our speaker was Elaine Yeung, Chief Manager (Audience Building, Festivals & Entertainment), Leisure and Cultural Services Department, who previously spent a long period of time overseeing cultural exchange events of the LCSD. The talk was intended to be a small-group, cosy discussion on 1st June 2012. Elaine kindly shared her experience with the participants and welcoming took their questions and comments. One important piece of advice by Elaine to young artists was that they should strive for any kind of performing opportunities, regardless of scale, venue or target audiences, because this is the most direct way of creating exposure and remembrance. Also artists should aggressively reach out to producers to introduce themselves, and must maintain a positive attitude when failure calls as reality is harsh and competition keen. An artist's road to success is long and winding, but persistence wins.

Festivals, Seminars, Workshops - Close The Loop

"Close the Loop" Arts Administration Mentorship Program

2012.1.1

Co-presented by Hong Kong Dance Alliance and Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association, "Close the Loop" arts administration mentorship program aims to provide practicing artists in Hong Kong the opportunity to learn from a well-established arts administration mentor on one-on-one basis. Open for application at the beginning of 2012, seasoned arts administrators provided successful applicants guidance and problem solving techniques on the following areas:

 

  • budget management
  • legal and contractual requirements
  • team set up
  • timeline management
  • program positioning, marketing and publicity
  • ticketing
  • sponsorship and collaboration
  • communication skills
  • report writing

 

The mentor shared perspectives to broaden the artist's vision, enhancing his/her decision-making ability and problem-solving skills.

 

The successful applicants in 2012 are Mayson Tong Wai Chun and Rita Kwong Lai Yin. Their mentors are respectively Anthea Chan and Fong King Sang. Maysons production is scheduled for Aug 2012 and Rita's Oct 2012.
 

Festivals, Seminars, Workshops

HK-Burgundy Cultural Exchange Lectures

2011.10.29

Presented by the Hong Kong Dance Alliance, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and Festival International de Video Danse de Bourgogne, and sponsored by the Regional Government of Burgundy, Marisa C. Hayes & Franck Boulegue, Co-directeurs, Festival International de Video Danse de Bourgogne, gave two public lectures at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in Oct 2011. The public lectures were activities under the umbrella event of "Week of Burgundy", a collaborative partnership between the region of Burgundy and Hong Kong.

 

The lecture subjects were "Screendance" and "100 years of Le Sacre du Printemps". The former focused on the latest development of dance videos around the globe, while the latter examined the timeless themes and motifs of Le Sacre du Printemps, from its earliest history to present-day productions, in styles of dance as varied as ballet, hip-hop or butoh.
 

Festivals, Seminars, Workshops - Close The Loop

Art Administration Talk for Dance Practitioners

2011.10.13

A high-quality dance production is the combined effort of artistry and execution excellence. In a modern society where the ability to effectively multi-task is emphasized, it is important for dancers to also learn about arts management and administration. In view of this trend, Hong Kong Dance Alliance and Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association co-presented an art administration talk on 13 Oct 2011 and invited two veteran dance administrators, Ms Helen Ng and Ms Clementine Chan, Managing Director of City Contemporary Dance Company, to introduce to the participants the various aspects of dance / arts administration. Talk contents included:

 

  • Arts Administrators: who they are, and the skills required
  • Administrators as curators: how to bring out the best from the artists and from the programme
  • Be Organized: Project management
  • About $ : Budgeting and Financial Management
  • About People: Managing the team and other HR/ contractual issue
  • Post-performance issues - looking for further opportunities to perform re-run programme locally or abroad
Festivals, Seminars, Workshops - Dance Enhance

Dance Enhance 2011

2011.10.1 - 12.31

Dance Enhance 2011 ran between October to December 2011. In its 3rd season, this round was an intermediary level course specially designed for emerging dance critics who have previous experience in dance criticism writing. On enrollment, each should submit an article to demonstrate their skill level and writing style. Lecture and mentorship were given by established critics and artists including Dr. LO Wai Luk, Natalia CHAN, Stella LAU, Dick WONG, CHOW Fan Fu, Kuh Fei, Daniel YEUNG.

 

Two new fringe activities were added in 2011 to introduce to the participants a more holistic approach to dance appreciation: In "Conversation with Choreographer," Jacky YU gave participants insights of how a creation was perceived and planned. In "Set as a Symbol," stage set designer YUEN Hon Wai explained the functional and aesthetic values of stage set in dance productions.

 

Participants should prepare an article (not less than 1,000 words in Chinese or English) after viewing each performance. Articles were sent to senior dance critics or mentors for further reference and comments. Outstanding articles were published in dance journal/hk and the Hong Kong Dance Alliance website.

Festivals, Seminars, Workshops

Legend Lin Body Training Workshop for Professionals (2011)

2011.8.10
The much acclaimed and respected Legend Lin Dance Theatre from Taiwan has only created 3 productions in the 16 years since it was established. Such dedication and patience has won its recognition all over Europe and LIN Li-chen, Artistic Director, has been nominated as one of the 8 most influential contemporary choreographers by ARTE, Europe's leading art TV channel. The aesthetics of Legend Lin is inseparable from its body training system, which emphasizes power generated from concentration, serenity, flexibility. Focused spine training aims to make the dancers' spine as flexible as a whip. The more relaxed the spine is, the more powerful the energy transmitted.
 
LCSD commissioned Hong Kong Dance Alliance to conduct a workshop targeting professional dancers in August 2011 when Legend Lin Dance Theatre visited Hong Kong for activities related to Asian Cultural Festival 2011. Professionals will not only have the opportunity to experience this exclusive training system themselves, but also understand LIN Li-chen's aesthetics through a conversation session led by Aaron Wan.
Dance Productions - School Tour and Outreach

2011 International Arts Carnival

2011.5.20 - 8.14

LCSD commissioned Hong Kong Dance Alliance to produce the school and outreach tour for International Arts Carnival 2011. Hong Kong Dance Alliance saw this as an appropriate opportunity to conduct audience development at a deeper level, to the audiences at an age when they begin to see the possibility of differentiating art from entertainment.

 

The Project required us to produce 30 performances at schools and 20 at outreach venues. The theme of the performance is to challenge how our increasingly passivity when perceiving images and videos broadcasted on the Internet. Titled "Seeing" is Believing, the performance is designed for students between the age of 10-14. During school touring, there is also a 20-minute interaction with the audiences, with the purpose of inspiring them to view dance beyond movements and try to see understand the meaning that is being communicated. The theme is deliberately designed to be more serious and provoke doubts as we are against the assumption that teenagers will not be able to understand serious subject matters. It is the role of adults to find ways to make these subjects comprehensible to the teenagers instead of simply avoiding the discussion.

 

The tour ran from 20 May 2011 through to 14 August 2011.

 

The Creative Team:

Producer : Anna C Y CHAN
Choreographers : Justyne LI and Tan Ki WONG@ Neo Dance
Concept/ Text : Joanna LEE
Education Collaborator : Cindy CHAN
Audio Designer : Tan Ki WONG 

International Events

T&C Dance Festival, Korea (2011)

2011.4.26 - 29

T&C Dance Festival is organized by World Dance Alliance-Korea (WDA Korea) in affiliation with Pusan National University and supported by Arts Council Korea. This event took place from April 26 to 29, 2011 in Seoul and Pusan. WDA Korea reached out to Hong Kong Dance Alliance to make recommendation for 2 artists to represent HK during the Festival. After careful selection, LI Yongjing and CAI Ying were selected as HK-representing artists. Together they created a new, 12-min piece of modern dance work incorporating traditional Chinese dance elements. They gave 1 evening performance each at Pusan and Seoul. At Pusan, they gave 1 workshop to the dance students of Pusan National University.

Dance Productions - Cultural Exchange

HK / Australia Cultural Exchange: Perfect Pairs and Odd Couples (2011)

2011.1.7 - 9

Hong Kong Dance Alliance presented Perfect Pairs and Odd Couples with the aim of promoting artistic exchange between Hong Kong and Australian artists. Three performances ran at the Fringe Theatre, Hong Kong, between 7-9 January 2011.

 

The program opened with Sprung created by two of Australia's most recognized dance artists, Sue PEACOCK and Stefan KARLSSON. Combining theatre elements including music, visuals, text, and movement, the duet invited audiences to share the dancers' reminiscences of the highlights and low spots of their artistic life journeys. Melbourne-based artists Jo LLOYD and Deanne BUTTERWORTH's work Project Blah Blah gave an improvisational impression full of rapid and frequent changes of level and tempo that created a sense of unexpectedness and belied its careful construction. Hong Kong artists LI Yongjing and LAM Po closed the program with a new work, The Moment I Saw It. The work used large sheets of tracing paper to create crisp sound effects when crushed and to change the space into a nicely contrasting combination of black and white - the colors of Asian eyes.

 

Perfect Pairs and Odd Couples recorded a successful box office of two full houses out of three showings. Participating artists also gave workshops to professional dance practitioners and amateurs to strengthen the community engagement of the project.

Festivals, Seminars, Workshops

International Dance Symposium for Hong Kong Dance Festival 2010

2010.11.25 - 28

Co-presented by Hong Kong Dance Alliance and Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA), commissioned by Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC) and the support of World Dance Alliance, the International Dance Symposium will be held at HKAPA from 25 to 28 November, 2010.

 

This year's theme is Connecting Conversations: Choreography Now! in Chinese Communities, which aims to draw the world focus on Chinese artists working in the Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan, and in other Asian countries as well as artists of the Chinese diasporas working around the world.

 

Theme-based activities throughout the 4-day Symposium will include:

 

 

  1. Keynote Sessions: Offered by international maestro SHEN Wei of Shen Wei Dance Arts, WANG Mei of Beijing Dance Academy, Professor CHEN Ya Ping of TNUA, Taiwan, and Miss MUI Cheuk-yin
  2. Panel discussion: Attendees include renowned dance artists and academics, facilitated by Dr LO Wailuk, Prof Eva MAN, and YU Ping, the Minister of Arts Department of Ministry of Culture of PRC
  3. Premium performance from 6 local and oversea dance professionals with new work specially produced for the Symposium; and
  4. 21 Symposium presentation
  5. 35 Master classes/ workshops
Festivals, Seminars, Workshops - Dance Enhance

Dance Enhance 2010

2010.11.1 - 2011.4.30

Into its 2nd year, Dance Enhance 2010 spanned a longer timeframe of 6 months from Nov 2010 to Apr 2011. The second dance criticism workshop continued to be a co-presentation with International Association of Theatre Critics (Hong Kong).

 

The class size for 2010 was the same as 2009: 30 participants. Compared to 2009, 2010 attracted a larger share of full-payment enrollment. It was encouraging to see more working people willing to devote their free time to writing dance critique articles and this exactly matched the objective of running Dance Enhance.

 

Dance Enhance 2010 consisted of 3 sessions for altogether 9 classes, including lectures, discussions and performances. Speakers included Dr. PK CHEUNG, Dr. LO Wai Luk, Yuri NG, Stella LAU, CHOW Fan Fu, Anna C Y CHAN, Kuh Fei, Dick WONG. Participants should prepare an article (not less than 1,000 words in Chinese or English) after viewing each performance. Articles were sent to senior dance critics or mentors for further reference and comments. Selected outstanding articles were published in dance journal/hk and the Hong Kong Dance Alliance website.

Dance Productions - Platform for Emerging Choreographers

Dance Platform 2010

2010.5.7 - 9

Presented by Hong Kong Dance Alliance, Dance Platform is a project for entry-level choreographers to create and present their works. By providing a meeting platform, choreographers and dancers can exchange ideas and develop their works into a higher standard.

 

The project provided basic support for choreographers to present their new works. 4 choreographers were selected in 2010. Each of them created a 10-12 minute new work which was presented at Cultural Activities Hall, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre between 7-9 May 2010. Participating choreographers were: Hugh CHO, Connie LAU, LEONG Wan Sing, and HO Ho Fei.
 

Dance Productions - Platform for Emerging Choreographers

New "REAL" Showcase Series (from 2010)

2010.1.1 - 2011.9.11

Co-presented by CCDC Dance Center and Hong Kong Dance Alliance, new "REAL" Showcase Series aims to nurture and assist local dance groups and individuals by presenting innovative dance shows at CCDC Dance Center Jockey Club Dance Theater. There are up to 4 productions in a year and the works are selected through an open call-for-proposal process. Only Hong Kong-based choreographers who have never presented full-length works in public performances can apply. Successful applicants receive rehearsal venue sponsorship, professional production technical support, and cash allowance. The presenters will also provide rehearsal venue, publicity and administrative support. As co-presenter, Hong Kong Dance Alliance provides the choreographers with opportunities to receive artistic consultation from established local choreographers and arrange for dance critiques to be written and published in dance journal/hk.

 

In return, the artist should produce an original full-length dance piece of not less than 45 minutes, and be staged in the CCCD Jockey Club Dance Theater for at least two performances. Up to 2011, 6 choreographers have been presented in the Series:

 

  1. "Behind" by Wayson POON, performed in Jan 2010
  2. "Jenny" by Jody NIP, performed on 4-5Sep, 2010
  3. "Path Fate" by Joseph NGAN, performed on 8-9 Jan, 2011
  4. "Museum of Ladies" by Rebecca WONG, Juliana LO and Georgina LAW, performed on 2-3 Apr, 2011
  5. "Patch Work" by Alan WONG, performed on 2-3 Jul, 2011
  6. "Mo30" by Kaki LEE, performed on 10-11 Sep, 2011
Dance Productions - Platform for Emerging Choreographers

Emerging Choreographers Series: Dance X Men (2009)

2009.9.25 - 26

Hong Kong Dance Alliance brought to the dance community and dance enthusiasts the Dance X Men to promote artistic exchange in dance.

 

Emerging Choreographers Series: Dance X Men aims to encourage collaboration between dance artists, dance groups and other art forms in pursuit of creative synergies. Proposals from dance artists and dance groups were subjected to a meticulous selection process and four collaborative combinations were eventually chosen to create and present a dance piece of less than 20 minutes each.

 

Daniel YEUNG, Artistic Director of the project, and mentors MUI Cheuk Yin and Yuri NG offered invaluable advice and guidance to these emerging choreographers over the course of their creative process. This project to nurture the development of a new generation of choreographers is presented by Hong Kong Dance Alliance, partnered with The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and commissioned by Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

 

Chosen for this crossover presentation of dance, scenography, music, theatre and multi-media on 25-26 September 2009 at the Theatre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre are:

 

1. Sarah LO X LAW Kin-pong (Sound/Live music):   Fake

2. Rebecca WONG X Albert WONG (Scenography):   Concealed Darkness
3. JIA Donglin X Koala YIP X James KONG (Digital interactive projection):   Blue Coat
4. Biuguk (Max LEE X Chris CHAN X Bruce WONG):   Venusian Oh! Venusian

Festivals, Seminars, Workshops - Dance Enhance

Dance Enhance 2009

2009.2.1

Dance Enhance is a project to encourage dance appreciation and criticism. A pilot workshop co-presented with the International Association of Theatre Critics (Hong Kong) kicked off in Feb 2009.

 

The programme provided a platform for sharing and critical review for participants where they could exchange views, open up discussions, and publish reviews on various forms of dance. Tickets were provided for participants and in addition, well-experienced dance critics, choreographers, and dancers shared their perspectives with participants. They included Prof Anita DONALDSON OAM, Dr. CHEUNG Ping Kuen, Anna C Y CHAN, Stella LAU, Kuh Fei, CHOW Fan Fu, and more. Performance tickets and venue for the project were sponsored by Hong Kong Dance Company, The Hong Kong Ballet, City Contemporary Dance Company, and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

 

The project lasted for 4 months. It was divided into 3 sessions for altogether 11 classes. 30 participants attended the workshops, performances, pre-talks, post-talks and criticism sharing sessions. They should prepare an article (not less than 1,000 words in Chinese or English) after viewing each performance. Articles were sent to senior dance critics or mentors for further reference and comments. Selected outstanding articles were published in dance journal/hk and the Hong Kong Dance Alliance website.

Dance Productions - Platform for Emerging Choreographers

Dance Platform 2008

2008.11.28 - 29

Dance Platform 2008 is a project that provides basic support for choreographers at entry level to present their new works. 6 choreographers participated while each of them created a 10-12 minute new work presented at Fringe Theatre between 27-29 November 2008. The Artistic Director for Dance Platform 2008 was Pewan Chow.

 

6 fresh choreographers, Iris LAU, Malvina TAM, CAI Ying, Cherry LEUNG, Victor FUNG and May May LEONG presented their 6 dance conceptions: Relativity of time and being/ A fine line between happiness and darkness/Disillusioned souls, painted/ The dissolution of colours with distance/ New millennium men, identity/ Folk: 1960s factory girls in the following works:

 

1. Victor Fung (Boys Don't Cry)

2. Melvina TAM (Simply muddle)

3. Cherry Leung (Witnessing Changes)

4. Iris Lau In the (River Named "TIME")

5. Cai Ying  (Control)

6. Maymay Leong (Two thumbs up to the factory girls)

Dance Productions - Platform for Emerging Choreographers

Emerging Choreographers Series: Danzzzzzling (2008)

2008.2.16 - 17

Emerging Choreographers Series: Danzzzzzling aims to encourage collaboration between dance artists in pursuit of creative synergies. Proposals from dance artists and dance groups were subjected to a meticulous selection process and five collaborative combinations were eventually chosen to create and present a short dance piece.

 

The strong team of advisors and mentors, including Artistic Advisor Willy TSAO and Mentors Francis LEUNG, Victor MA, MUI Cheuk Yin, Yuri NG, Daniel YEUNG and YEUNG Wai-mei, offered invaluable advice and guidance to these emerging choreographers over the course of their creative process.

 

Five pieces of new choreography were presented on 16-17 February 2008 at the Theatre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre:

 

1. WU Yi-san: Fluctuation
2. Chloe WONG: Timedrifting
3. LAI Tak-wai: Substitute
4. Jo LEUNG: Bet Da Man
5. Anthony SUEN: My Tap Blog
 

International Events

Beijing Modern Dance Summit 2007

2007.7.4 - 11

March 2007, Hong Kong Dance Alliance was invited to participate in the Beijing Modern Dance Summit 2007 and to organize four Hong Kong small-scale dance companies to perform in Beijing in July. After several months of preparation, part of the event evolved into a "Hong Kong Cultural Series". The companies that visited Beijing were Unlock Dancing Plaza, why_me_dance, and Passover Dance Company. The three companies, with a total of 15 persons, including choreographers, dancers, technical coordinator, lighting designer, and stage assistant, visited Beijing from four to six days, in the period from 4 to 11 July 2007. The three companies each presented one performance, gave a dance workshop, and participated in a Meet-the-Artists session. This project is the first time that Hong Kong small-scale dance companies toured to Beijing, and it is very important for Beijing audiences to understand the modern dance development in Hong Kong, and to fully understand Hong Kong dance, arts, and culture.

Festivals, Seminars, Workshops

Hong Kong Dance Festival 2006

2006.6.8 - 18

Commissioned by the Arts Development Council and supported by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, it is a production of the Hong Kong Dance Alliance; with major partners including HKAPA, CCDC, CCDC Dance Centre, Emergency Lab, the Hong Kong Dance Federation, and the Association of Hong Kong Dance Organizations, our goals is to reach every sector of dance community, build arts and cultural awareness, and position Hong Kong as Asia's dance hub. After the acclaimed Dance On '97, the Hong Kong Dance Festival 2006, (June 8-18, 2006) is the most diverse and high profile celebration of dance in Hong Kong.

 

The Festival features the best of Hong Kong's burgeoning dance culture together with internationally renowned artists from Australia, China, France, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, Singapore, South Africa, UK, USA and many other parts of the world, in the following events:

 

  • Academies Dance (IFDA, 3 performances of 9 Dance Academies in Lyric Theatre),
  • Independent Dance (3 performances in Drama Theatre of independent artists),
  • Specific Dance (6 different informal performances of site specific dance in HKAPA),
  • Jumping Frames@HKDF2006 (film dance competition and screening),
  • Everybody Dance - ONE (outdoor mass dance rally),
  • Everybody Dance - TWO (community dance performance),
  • Everybody Dance - THREE (dance workshops, and classes), and
  • Talking Dance - ONE & TWO (dance meetings and conferences).
  • Everybody Dance - ONE (outdoor mass dance rally),
  • Everybody Dance - ONE (outdoor mass dance rally),

 

Major events of Hong Kong Dance Festival 2006 include:
Essential Dance (production of Hong Kong professional flagship companies)
Academies Dance IFDA (productions of the International Festival of Dance Academies)
Independent Dance, Specific Dance (environmental and site specific dance performance at festival environs)
Jumping Frames @ HKDF2006 (co-presented with CCDC and Emergencylab)
Everybody Dance - ONE (in association with the Association of HongKong Dance Organizations)
Everybody Dance - TWO (in association with the Hong Kong Dance Federation)
Everybody Dance - THREE
Talking Dance - One (World Dance Alliance Asia Pacific Annual General Assembly)
Talking Dance - TWO (conference under the theme "Imagining the Future: Dance Education in the 21C")

Dance Productions - Platform for Emerging Choreographers

Dance Platform 05 (2005)

2005.11.5

Dance Platform 05 is a project for new choreographers. To ensure that the project achieved a certain standard, an open call for proposals was announced in dance journal/hk. After selection by a panel composed of Pewan CHOW, Stella LAU, and YU Pik Yim, respectively Lecturers of Modern Dance, Ballet and Chinese Dance of Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, 7 artists/groups were invited to participate in the Project: 5 Ding, Informal Space, Kelvin LAM, Cindy LEUNG, Cyrus HUI, Pinkey TANG, Chloe WONG.

 

Dance Platform emphasizes the continuous process of choreography. To achieve that, two informal closed showings of works-in-progress were held in September and October 2005, before the formal public performance. Guests, such as Maggi SIETSMA, Tom BROWN, John UTAN, PEI Chang Qing were invited. After each showing, there was a discussion section, in which the guests gave their comments and the participating artists were encouraged to discuss and exchange observations among themselves. This is a meaningful part of the project that ensures the participating artists work continuously, and the feedback and discussion are valuable to new artists. This give and take of feedback from peers and experts helped the choreographers to further refine their ideas and develop their works.
 

Dance Productions - Cultural Exchange

Dance Wide HKNY (2005)

2005.7.1 - 12.31

Dance Wide HKNY was an exchange platform where full-fledged artists got together and shared their knowledge, explored new forms, exchanged and expanded their visions. Between July to December 2005, eight artist channeled their creative energies through series of workshops, forums, rehearsals, and performances in Hong Kong and New York. Gems of movement are expected from involved artists: Abby CHAN, Allen LAM, Andy WONG, YEUNG Wai Mei, Julian BARNETT, Maura DONOHUE, Rebecca JUNG, and Christopher MORGAN.

 

In its 4th anniversary program, Dance Wide HKNY invited U.S. choreographers who were known for their artistic perspectives and intercultural backgrounds: Julian BARNETT, a Japanese-Irish-American; Maura DONOHUE, a Vietnamese-Irish-American; Christopher MORGAN, a Chinese-Japanese-Hawaiian; and Rebecca JUNG, a Chinese-American. Theme of the 2005 forum focused on artistic development and social impacts through cross-cultural dance collaboration. The U.S. performance took place at the Mulberry St. Theatre on 27 August 2005 while the Hong Kong debut, titled "Back Home", was presented on 9 - 10 December 2005 at the Hong Kong Cultural Center.

Dance Productions - School Tour and Outreach

2005 International Arts Carnival

2005.1.1

Hans Christian Andersen's "The Emperor's New Clothes" is so familiar to everyone that it might easily be dismissed as simply a tale only for children, overlooking its deeper meaning and much of its fun. In the summer of 2005, commissioned by the LCSD, Hong Kong Dance Alliance "updated" the story and bring to HK audiences a surprising Dance. The Emperor's New Clothes.

 

Why did the Emperor want so many clothes? How did he see himself in his mirror? What were the mirror's opinions? Are the Weavers merely con men with a fantastic con? What was on the child's mind when he pointed out the truth?

 

Touring to 50 primary schools and 20 outdoor venues, the performances let children discover the problems and answers through appreciating and participating.

 

The creative team :

Producer : Anna C Y Chan
Choreographer and Artistic Director : Allen Lam
Music Coordinator : Vincent Pang
Concept/ Script/ Dramaturgy : Lynn Yau
Costume Design : Virginia Chu