The Hong Kong Dance Award for Outstanding Production is presented to Hong Kong Dance Company for The Legend of Mulan. Packed with spectacular dancing, this re-telling of the classic tale was exciting and entertaining for adults and children alike, with thrilling battle scenes balanced by a touching portrayal of Mulan’s relationship with her father. Yang Yuntao’s choreography introduced innovative elements of parkour and Chinese opera acrobatics alongside traditional Chinese dance.
The Hong Kong Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography is presented to Justyne Li and Tan-ki Wong for Galetea X. Delving deeper into their exploration of the relationship between artist and creation, who is maker and what is made, and the fine line between real and imagined, the choreographers translate complex ideas into stunningly beautiful physical images ordered into cogent forms that allow us to travel with them on this compelling philosophical journey.
The Hong Kong Dance Award is presented to the team behind the film The Way We Dance for Outstanding Achievement in Presenting Dance in the Mass Media. The film tells of young people’s passion for street dance and their struggles to achieve their dreams. Bringing the positive energy only dance can generate, the film has changed the Hong Kong public’s perception of street dance and was the box office surprise of 2013.
The film is distributed by Golden Scene Co. Ltd and is directed by Adam Wong.
The Hong Kong Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Youth and Community Dance is presented to CCDC/CCDC Media Lab project for their outdoor multimedia dance production Journey to the West. A unique experience of urban creativity that includes collaboration across disciplines in performance, dance, and multimedia design and interrogates audience experience while exploring contemporary culture as a means of creating access and reaching out to the general public.