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A Dance Journey - Hong Kong Dance Alliance Fellowship

2019.12.6

 

A Dance Journey - Hong Kong Dance Alliance Fellowship

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

 

The fellowship aims to:

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

 

Eligibility

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

 

Period

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

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

 

How to apply

Call for applications is open until 31 January 2020.

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

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

 

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

 

 

Enquiries:

2267 6631 / admin@hkdanceall.org

 

Postponement of WDA Global Summit and IFDA in Hong Kong

2019.11.18

Postponement of the SWEAT Festival, World Dance Alliance Global Summit and International Festival of Dance Academics

 

In consideration of the current unstable social condition in Hong Kong, the captioned event will be postponed to June 2021. Save the date and looking forward to seeing you in 2021.

 

 

 

WDA Global Summit and International Festival of Dance Academics in Hong Kong, 15-21 June 2020  

 

 

The World Dance Alliance (WDA) Global Summit and International Festival of Dance Academics will be held in Hong Kong on 15-21 June 2020. The activities include Long Table Discussion, Pecha Kucha presentation, Pop-up showcase, Open Studio and Dance film screening. It will be co-organised by the Hong Kong Dance Alliance and Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.   

The WDA Global Summit will partner with SWEAT -  Hong Kong International Dance Workshop Festival, which is presented and organized by Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts.    
More information on the events and call for participation will be announced on Hong Kong Dance Alliance website and Facebook page!

 

Hong Kong Dance Awards 2020 - Call for Nominations

2019.10.20

Press Release

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Hong Kong Dance Awards 2020 - Call for Nominations

 

 

20 October 2019, Hong Kong – Hong Kong Dance Alliance (HKDA) announces the Call for Nominations for the Hong Kong Dance Awards 2020. The Hong Kong Dance Awards were established in 1999 to pay tribute to outstanding work by individual artists and dance organizations in new productions throughout the year, as well as acknowledge distinction in other activities related to dance and the Hong Kong dance community.

 

Call for Nominations

Nominations in thirteen award categories are open for submission by anyone – from dance practitioners to audience members. For the upcoming Hong Kong Dance Awards, an additional award, Outstanding Alternative Space Production will be established. The original award Outstanding Dance Education, Youth Dance, Community Dance, or Environmental Dance will be revised as Outstanding Dance Education or Community Dance. All Hong Kong dance artists and practitioners, and any persons contributing to Hong Kong dance productions are eligible as nominees. Following the close of nominations, a shortlist, determined by a secret ballot of distinguished experts from a wide range of disciplines in the dance field, will be announced in early 2020.

 

Establishment of Cash Prize for Tom Brown Emerging Choreographer Award

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

 

Hong Kong Dance Awards 2020 Presentation & Gala Performance

The Awards will be announced and presented at the Hong Kong Dance Awards 2020 Presentation & Gala Performance, which will be held at Kwai Tsing Theatre Auditorium on 17 April 2020 (Friday). Artists honoured in the past include companies such as City Contemporary Dance Company, Hong Kong Ballet, Hong Kong Dance Company, and Unlock Dancing Plaza; choreographers such as Helen Lai, Mui Cheuk-yin, Yuri Ng, Yang Yuntao, and emerging choreographers such as K.T. Yau and Hugh Cho.

 

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

 

 

Hong Kong Dance Awards 2020

Call for Nomination in the Following Awards Categories

 

  • Outstanding Choreography

 

  • Outstanding Large Venue Production (with more than 750 seats)

 

  • Outstanding Medium Venue Production (with 250 to 750 seats)

 

  • Outstanding Small Venue Production (with less than 250 seats)

 

  • Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer

 

  • Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer

 

  • Outstanding Ensemble Performance

 

  • Outstanding Lighting and/or Visual Design

 

  • Outstanding Set and/or Costume Design

 

  • Outstanding Music Composition and/or Sound Design

 

  • Outstanding Alternative Space Production

 

  • Outstanding Dance Education or Community Dance

 

  • Outstanding Services to Dance

 

 

For Hong Kong Dance Awards 2019 Procedures and Rules guidelines, please click here.

 

For complete Press Release, please click here.

 

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

 

 

 

'New Force in Motion' Series: Joseph Lee, Terry Tsang, Tsang Wing Fai -- Box Office Opens

2019.7.5

Press Release

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'New Force in Motion' Series: Joseph Lee, Terry Tsang, Tsang Wing Fai -- Box Office Opens

5 July 2019 -- Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the Hong Kong Dance Alliance will produce the upcoming 'New Force in Motion' Series, and stage 4 public performances on 13-15 September 2019 at Kwai Tsing Theatre Blackbox Theatre. The Series will showcase 3 new works by three local emerging choreographers: Joseph Lee, Terry Tsang and Tsang Wing Fai. Tickets are now available at URBTIX, with a standard price $180.

 

'New Force in Motion' Series:

The Series is presented by the LCSD, and produced by the HKDA for the third consecutive year. This year, the Series is also part of the 'Beyond Multi-arts' Series of LCSD. It aims to offer a professional platform for young choreographers to showcase choreography, encourage development and stimulate creativity through artistic mentoring and collborative research. The three choreographers were selected by the LCSD Art Form Panel (Dance and Multi-arts) from the proposals it received.

 

About the Works and Creative Teams:

 

'Drifting'

Drifting of mind in the midst of virtual reality

 

Choreographer/ Dancer: Joseph Lee

Devising Dancer: Holmes Cheung

Performer/ Digital and Sound Designer: Lawrence Lau

Rehearsal Assistant: Sharon Tam Suet Wa

Costume Design: Toby Crispy @Fashion Clinic

 

'Mo Ngaan Tai'

With the eyes shut, we trace the contour of power and desire

 

Choreographer: Terry Tsang

Devising Dancers: Jessica Ho, Pak Wei Ming, Poon Chun Ho, Sabrina Wong

Composer/ Sound Designer: Leung Po Wing

Props Designer: Aya Mok @Moonster Creation

 

'Infiltrated'

Devoutly I pray, a rift is found between my palms

 

Choreographer: Tsang Wing Fai

Devising Dancers: Blue Ka Wing, Cheung Tsz Kwan, Helen Ko, Carman Li

Composer/ Sound Designer: Sham Chung Tat

 

 

‘New Force in Motion’ Series: Joseph Lee, Terry Tsang, Tsang Wing Fai

Date: 13* – 14.9.2019 (8pm); 14 – 15*.9.2019 (3pm)

Venue: Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre

*with post-performance talks

Tickets: $180 Free Seating

 

 

Artistic and Technical Teams:

Artistic Advisor: Dick Wong

Lighting Designer: Bert Wong

Graphic Designer: Peter Bird  

Production and Stage Manager: Jason Ma

Publicity Photographer: tommytfortwo

 

 

Ticketing and Discount Schemes

Tickets available from 5 July onwards at all URBTIX outlets, on internet, mobile app and credit card telephone booking.

 

Programme Enquiries 2268 7323

Ticketing Enquiries 3761 6661

Credit Card Telephone Booking 2111 5999

Internet Booking www.urbtix.hk

 

Half-price tickets available for senior citizens aged 60 and above, people with disabilities and the minder, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients. (Limited tickets for CSSA recipients available on a first-come-first-served basis)

 

Limited-time Discount*:

20% off for each purchase of standard tickets from 5 July to 31 August.

 

Group Booking Discount*:

For each purchase of standard tickets for stage programme(s) in the ‘Beyond Multi-arts’ Series, the following concession applies: 10% off for 4-9 standard tickets; 15% off for 10-19 standard tickets; 20% off for 20 or more standard tickets.

 

‘Beyond Multi-arts’ Series Package Discount*:

For each purchase of standard tickets for different stage programmes in the ‘Beyond Multi-arts’ Series, the following concession applies: 10 % off for any 2 programmes; 15 % off for any 3 programmes; 20% off for 4 or more programmes. *Not applicable to tickets for all lectures and workshops in the ‘Beyond Multi-arts’ Series. 

*Patrons can enjoy only one of the above discount offers for each purchase. 

 

The programme contains nudity scenes.

Recommended for ages 12 or above.

The running time of the whole performance is approximately 1 hour 40 minutes including two 20-minute intermissions.

Audience is strongly advised to arrive punctually. Latecomers and audiences who leave their seats during the performance will only be admitted during the intermission.

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

The programme does not represent the views of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

2019-2020 Membership Recruitment

2019.6.20

Hong Kong Dance Alliance announces its annual membership drive for new members and renewals for existing members for the coming year (1 July 2019 – 30 June 2020). Members benefit from free by-monthly dance journal/hk delivery to your home, discount tickets prices for productions by the Alliance and local dance companies and discounts for Alliance workshops and for class coupons with select organizations. Interested individuals and organizations are encouraged to apply.

 

Find more details HERE.

 

Membership Categories

Individual Member

Individuals who are interested in dance are eligible to become Individual Members.

Membership Fee : HK$200 per year

 

Organization Member

Companies, organizations or associations are eligible to become Organization Members. Each Member Organization will enjoy one vote.

Membership Fee : HK$600 per year

 

Student Member

Full-time students at recognized education institutes are eligible to become Student Members. There is no age ceiling for Student Members.

Membership Fee : HK$50 per year

 

Lifetime Individual/ Organization Member*

Membership Fee : HK$2,000 / $6,000 per year

*Awardees (individuals or organizations) of the Hong Kong Dance Awards will be granted Lifetime Membership automatically.

 

Election and voting

All Individual, Organization and Life Members are entitled to vote in Annual General Meetings.

 

 

Member Benefits

  1. 30% discount on standard tickets of productions presented by Hong Kong Dance Alliance
  2. 30% discount on enrollment to events presented by Hong Kong Dance Alliance
  3. Free local postage of dance journal/hk
  4. 20% discount on standard tickets of Hong Kong Dance Company productions through URBTIX
  5. 10% discount on standard tickets of City Contemporary Dance Company local productions (excluding co-presented productions)
  6. 10% discount on standard tickets of Hong Kong Ballet productions (excluding co-presented productions)
  7. 10% discount on standard tickets of Passoverdance productions
  8. 10% discount on standard tickets of E-Side Dance Company productions
  9. 10% discount on enrollment of CCDC Dance Centre Dance Courses / 5% discount for Children Dance Courses
    - This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotions
    - The offer is not applicable to "Special Course", "Flexicoupon", "Morining Class Series", "Short Courses" &“Summer Dance Training”
  10. 10% discount on International Association of Theatre Critics (HK) publications (order directly with IATC)
  11. 10% discount on enrollment to International Association of Theatre Critics (HK) courses and workshops (enroll directly with IATC)

 

Payment Method

CASH
You may visit our office and pay cash in person.

 

CHEQUE
Make cheque payable to “Hong Kong Dance Alliance Limited” and mail along with the completed membership form to our office. 

 

BANK TRANSFER
Please e-mail or fax your deposit receipt, membership form and contact no. to us after transferal.

Hong Kong Dance Alliance Limited Bank Account number:
015-518-40-400160-4 (The Bank of East Asia)

 

Application Form

Membership Application Form

Membership Renewal Form

 

*Membership year starts 1 July and runs till 30 June of the subsequent year.

 

Dance Hub Workshop Series: Writing Dance Movement

2019.5.29

 

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

21st Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation and Gala Performance – Awards Results Announced

2019.4.19

Press Release

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21st Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation and Gala Performance – Awards Results Announced

 

18 April 2019, Hong Kong - The 21st Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation and Gala Performance was held on 18 April 2019 at Kwai Tsing Theatre Auditorium.

Presented by the Hong Kong Dance Alliance, the annual Hong Kong Dance Awards set out to recognise outstanding achievements in Hong Kong dance and raise public awareness of the diversity and excellence of the local dance scene. For the 21st anniversary Gala, the Alliance invited Mrs. Tse Kit-ling, Cherry, JP, Permanent Secretary of the Home Affairs Bureau, as Guest of Honour and Ms Anna CY Chan, Dean of School of Dance of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, as Host.

 

Awards Presentation

This year, 14 awards were decided by an Award Selection Jury composed of the Alliance Executive Committee members and expert panellists. Results were announced live on stage.

Among the awardees were two exceptional choreographers: veteran Yuri Ng, who received the Outstanding Choreography Award for Requiem HK (City Contemporary Dance Company) and rising star Hugh Cho, who received the Tom Brown Emerging Choreographer Award. Requiem HK also received the award for Outstanding Large Venue Production, while Outstanding Medium Venue Production went to Hong Kong Dance Company for Waiting Heart and Outstanding Small Venue Production went to Tai Kwun for Tai Kwun Dance Season: The Message Behind the Wall by 198491.

Hong Kong Ballet’s ALICE (in wonderland) received three awards: Outstanding Costume Design (Liz Vandal), Outstanding Ensemble Performance and Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer (Chen Zhiyao as Alice), while Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer went to Shen Jie as Albrecht in Hong Kong Ballet’s Giselle.

The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award to honour the late Dr Tom Brown (1948-2018), in recognition of his immeasurable contribution to the development of dance in Hong Kong.

 

Gala Performance

Under the artistic direction of Anh Ngoc Nguyen, a dazzling gala performance showcased the high quality of dance in Hong Kong with performances from City Contemporary Dance Company, Hong Kong Ballet, Hong Kong Dance Company and the School of Dance of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

 

Please find the complete list of Awards recipients below.

 

For further information, please visit the Alliance website: www.hkdanceall.org or contact Thalia Wong – email: thalia@hkdanceall.org, Tel: 2267 6631.

 

 

香港舞蹈年獎2019 得獎名單
21st Hong Kong Dance Awards List of Recipients

 

白朗唐新晉編舞
Tom Brown Emerging Choreographer

曹德寶
Hugh Cho

 

傑出編舞
Outstanding Choreography

伍宇烈 城市當代舞蹈團 《香‧夭》
Yuri Ng for Requiem HK (City Contemporary Dance Company)

 

傑出大型場地舞蹈製作
Outstanding Large Venue Production

城市當代舞蹈團 《香‧夭》
City Contemporary Dance Company for Requiem HK

 

傑出中型場地舞蹈製作
Outstanding Medium Venue Production

香港舞蹈團 《紫玉成煙》
Hong Kong Dance Company for Waiting Heart

 

傑出小型場地舞蹈製作
Outstanding Small Venue Production

大館/李偉能、黃碧琪、邱加希 大館舞蹈季︰《198491牆後的赤祼信息》
Tai Kwun and Joseph Lee, Rebecca Wong, KT Yau Ka-hei for Tai Kwun Dance Season: The Message Behind the Wall by 198491

 

傑出男舞蹈員演出
Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer

沈杰 飾 阿爾伯特 香港芭蕾舞團 《吉賽爾》
Shen Jie as Albrecht in Giselle (Hong Kong Ballet)

 

傑出女舞蹈員演出
Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer

陳稚瑶 飾 愛麗絲 香港芭蕾舞團 《愛麗絲夢遊仙境》
Chen Zhiyao as Alice in ALICE (in wonderland) (Hong Kong Ballet)

 

傑出群舞演出
Outstanding Ensemble Performance

香港芭蕾舞團 《愛麗絲夢遊仙境》
Hong Kong Ballet for ALICE (in wonderland)

 

傑出燈光設計
Outstanding Lighting Design

陳焯華 香港舞蹈團 《紫玉成煙》
Billy Chan for Waiting Heart (Hong Kong Dance Company)

 

傑出服裝設計
Outstanding Costume Design

莉茲‧凡達爾 香港芭蕾舞團 《愛麗絲夢遊仙境》
Liz Vandal for ALICE (in wonderland) (Hong Kong Ballet)

 

傑出配樂設計

Outstanding Music Composition

金在德 城市當代舞蹈團 《不期而遇》中〈跌宕〉
Kim Jaeduk for Jangdan in Come Across (City Contemporary Dance Company)
 

傑出舞蹈教育及社區舞蹈
Outstanding Dance Education and Community Dance

西九文化區管理局WE Dance
West Kowloon Cultural District Authority for WE Dance 
 

傑出舞蹈服務
Outstanding Services to Dance

大館 大館舞蹈季
Tai Kwun for Tai Kwun Dance Season

 

終生成就獎
Lifetime Achievement Award

白朗唐博士
Dr Tom Brown

21st Hong Kong Dance Awards - Box Office Opens

2019.3.18

Press Release

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21st Hong Kong Dance Awards – Box Office Opens

 

 

18 March, Hong Kong – Tickets for the 21st Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation and Gala Performance are now available at URBTIX.

 

Stepping into its 21st year, the Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation and Gala Performance continues to recognize outstanding achievements by Hong Kong artists and organizations, as well as raising public awareness of excellence in the local dance scene. The Awards will be held on 18 April 2019, 8pm at Kwai Tsing Theatre Auditorium, under the Artistic Direction of the renowned choreographer Anh Ngoc Nguyen.

 

The ceremony will present 14 awards, including emerging choreographer, choreography, production, performance, design in dance, education and services to dance. A Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to honor the late Dr Tom Brown, who was a tireless pioneer of local dance development as a teacher, mentor, scholar and artist.

 

The evening also offers an extraordinary array of Gala performances, including:

  • Excerpt from ALICE (in wonderland) by Hong Kong Ballet
  • Dazzling Desert (Uyghur) by Hong Kong Dance Company
  • Excerpt from Winterreise by City Contemporary Dance Company,
  • Eye by School of Dance, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

 

The Gala is a once-a-year only opportunity to see this exciting line-up of diverse styles from Hong Kong’s leading dancers and companies and to share in the suspense as award envelops are opened and recipients announced.

 

 

21st Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation and Gala Performance

Date: 18 April 2019 (Thursday)

Time: 8pm

Venue: Auditorium, Kwai Tsing Theatre

Tickets: $170, $120

 

 

Ticketing details:

URBTIX Internet Ticketing: www.urbtix.hk

Telephone Credit Card Booking: 2111 5999

Ticketing Enquiries: 3761 6661

Program Enquiries: www.hkdanceall.org | 2267 6631

 

Please click here for the complete Press Release.

 

Enquiries:

Ms Thalia Wong

Project Officer, Hong Kong Dance Alliance

Email: thalia@hkdanceall.org  Tel: 2267 6631

21st Hong Kong Dance Awards - Shortlist Announced Dr Tom Brown to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

2019.2.28

Press Release

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21st Hong Kong Dance Awards - Shortlist Announced

Dr Tom Brown to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

 

 

28 February 2019 - Hong Kong Dance Alliance (HKDA) is pleased to announce the shortlisted nominations for the 21st Hong Kong Dance Awards, and the presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award to the late Dr Tom Brown. The awards will be presented at the 21st Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation & Gala Performance, to be held on 18 April 2019 (Thursday), 8pm at Kwai Tsing Theatre Auditorium.

 

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

 

 

Shortlist Announcement

 

This year, 41 outstanding nominees have been shortlisted under 13 award categories (please see full list attached). The shortlists were determined by a ballot of expert panelists held after reviewing all the nominations received this year. A final ballot will be conducted in March to decide the Awards with an expanded jury including all members of the HKDA Executive Committee. Award recipients will be announced during the 21st Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation & Gala Performance. (For the list of expert panelists together with all rules and procedures of the shortlisting and final ballot process please see our website http://www.hkdanceall.org)

 

 

Dr Tom Brown (1948 – 2018) – Recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award

 

This year the Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to honour the late Dr Tom Brown, whose untimely passing last November at the age of 70 was a huge loss to the Hong Kong dance community. From his arrival in Hong Kong in 1985 until his death, Dr Brown was a tireless pioneer of local dance development as teacher, mentor, scholar and artist. Among many achievements during his 30 years at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts he was Head of Modern Dance, Associate Dean of Dance and the first Dean of Graduate Education, roles in which he played a crucial part in nurturing local choreographers and dancers. He was one of the earliest members of the Hong Kong Dance Alliance, of which he was Emeritus Chair and which he served as an Executive Committee member until his death. He was the long-standing editor of dance journal/hk and steering person for the Dance Awards, both of which celebrate their 21st anniversaries this year. In 2007 he received the Home Affairs Bureau Certificate of Commendation for his outstanding contribution to the development of arts and cultural activities in Hong Kong, in 2015 the Distinguished Achievement Award at the Hong Kong Dance Awards and in 2017 a Doctorate in Dance Honoris Causa from the HKAPA.

 

 

Tom Brown Emerging Choreographer Award

 

In memory of the immense contribution made by Dr Tom Brown in nurturing several generations of Hong Kong’s finest choreographers, the Emerging Choreographer Award which recognizes outstanding up and coming choreographic talents has been renamed in his honour as the Tom Brown Emerging Choreographer Award.

 

 

Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation & Gala

 

This year, HKDA welcomes Anh Ngoc Nguyen as the Artistic Director for the Awards Gala. Born in Vietnam, Nguyen studied at the HK Academy for Performing Arts and returned to Hong Kong after developing his career in Vietnam and the UK. One of Hong Kong’s leading choreographers, he received the Dance Award for Outstanding Choreography in 2015 and is now a Lecturer in Dance at the Academy.

 

Generously sponsored by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the Gala gives dance lovers a unique opportunity to enjoy performances by a wide range of leading local dance artists in one sparkling evening which showcases the diversity and excellence of dance in Hong Kong. Among groups performing will be the Hong Kong Ballet, Hong Kong Dance Company, City Contemporary Dance Company and The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

 

Tickets for the 21st Hong Kong Dance Awards will be available at URBTIX (www.urbtix.hk) from 18 March.

 

For more information about the Awards, please visit: www.hkdanceall.org

 

For the Awards complete press release, please click here.

For the Awards Shortlisted Nominations, please click here.

 

Enquiries:

Ms Chloe Wong Ching-kiu

E-mail: chloe@hkdanceall.org        

Tel: 2267 6733

 

 

 

 

21st Hong Kong Dance Awards Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Dr. Tom Brown

 

 

 

21st Hong Kong Dance Awards Shortlist

(in alphabetical order)

 

 

Tom Brown Emerging Choreographer

Hugh Cho

Joseph Lee

Wayson Poon

 

 

Outstanding Choreography

Hu Song-wei Ricky, When You See in Hong Kong Cool (Hong Kong Ballet)

Yuri Ng for Requiem HK (City Contemporary Dance Company)
Sang Jijia for Mr Blank (City Contemporary Dance Company)

KT Yau Ka-hei for Confine in The Message Behind the Wall by 198491 (Tai Kwun Dance Season)

 

 

Outstanding Large Venue Production

City Contemporary Dance Company for Come Across

City Contemporary Dance Company for Requiem HK

Hong Kong Ballet for ALICE (in wonderland)

 

 

Outstanding Medium Venue Production

City Contemporary Dance Company for Mr Blank

Hong Kong Dance Company for Waiting Heart

Leisure and Cultural Services Department and Daniel Yeung for New Vision Arts Festival 2018: Guan Yu’s Ride of 1,000 Miles

 

 

Outstanding Small Venue Production

E-Side Dance Company for Creature of the Night

Leisure and Cultural Services Department and Gabbie Chan, Jennifer Mok for New Force in Motion Series: Lördagsgodis and Moha

Tai Kwun for Tai Kwun Dance Season: The Message Behind the wall by 198491

 

 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer

Shen Jie as Albrecht in Giselle (Hong Kong Ballet)

Terry Tsang in Mr Blank (City Contemporary Dance Company)

Wong Tan-ki in Soul Casting (Neo Dance HK)

 

 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer

Chen Zhiyao as Alice in ALICE (in wonderland) (Hong Kong Ballet)

Pan Lingjuan as Huo Xiaoyu in Waiting Heart (Hong Kong Dance Company)

Xie Xin in ..after. in The Hong Kong Jockey Club Contemporary Dance Series: Dance Exchange (Hong Kong Arts Festival)

 

 

Outstanding Ensemble Performance

Gabbie Chan, Rain Chan, Ho Ming-yan, Cyrus Hui, Li Lu, Evains Lui, Alice Ma, Jessica Tang for Swim Walking Series: Light Flight the Night (Jockey Club New Arts Power)

City Contemporary Dance Company, Yat Po Singers for Requiem HK

Hong Kong Ballet for ALICE (in wonderland)

 

 

Outstanding Lighting and/ or Visual Design

Billy Chan for Lighting Design in Waiting Heart (Hong Kong Dance Company)

Lawmanray for Lighting Design in Jangdan in Come Across (City Contemporary Dance Company)

Oliver Shing for Video Directing in Mr Blank (City Contemporary Dance Company)

 

 

Outstanding Set and/or Costume Design

James Kronzer for Set Design in ALICE (in wonderland) (Hong Kong Ballet)

Liz Vandal for Costume Design in ALICE (in wonderland) (Hong Kong Ballet)

Jan Wong for Scenography & Costume Design, Ainsley So for Costume Design in New Vision Arts Festival 2018: Guan Yu’s Ride of 1,000 Miles (Leisure and Cultural Services Department)

 

 

Outstanding Music Composition and/or Sound Design

Kim Jaeduk for Original Music in Jangdan in Come Across (City Contemporary Dance Company)

Lee Che-yi for Original Music in Waiting Heart (Hong Kong Dance Company)

Yin Ng for Original Music in Requiem HK (City Contemporary Dance Company)

 

 

Outstanding Dance Education, Youth Dance, Community Dance, or Environmental Dance
City Contemporary Dance Company for Jockey Club Contemporary Dance Literacy and Learning Project Guided Appreciation Programme: Prism-angles
Jockey Club New Arts Power, Chloe Wong for Swim Walking Series: Light Flight the Night
Leisure and Cultural Services Department and Blue Ka-wing, Wilfred Wong for 2018 Community Cultural Ambassador Scheme: My Daddy, My Flying Car and Me 2018
West Kowloon Cultural District Authority for WE Dance 
 
 
Outstanding Services to Dance
Hong Kong Arts Festival for The Hong Kong Jockey Club Contemporary Dance Series
Tai Kwun for Tai Kwun Dance Season

West Kowloon Cultural District Authority and the School of Drama of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts for Creation for Freespace: Dramaturgy and Beyond Dance Dramaturgy Series

 

 

Terry Tsang x Fai Tsang Dancers Audition

2019.1.21


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