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20th Hong Kong Dance Awards - Additional tickets on URBTIX

2018.4.11

20th Hong Kong Dance Awards - Additional Tickets on URBTIX

 

Due to high demands of 20th Hong Kong Dance Awards tickets, the Alliance has released some additional tickets at URBTIX. Thank you for your support. 

 

20th Hong Kong Dance Awards 

Date: 20-4-2018 (Friday)

Time: 8pm

Venue:  Auditorium, Kwai Tsing Theatre

$170, $120

 


20th Hong Kong Dance Awards – Anna CY Chan to Receive Distinguished Achievement Award

2018.4.9

Press Release

For Immediate Release

 

20th Hong Kong Dance Awards – Anna CY Chan to Receive Distinguished Achievement Award

 

9 April 2018, Hong Kong – Hong Kong Dance Alliance (HKDA) is pleased to announce that Anna CY Chan is the recipient of Distinguished Achievement Award for her indefatigable work in dance education, promotion of Hong Kong dance, and innovations in ways to create, present, and sustain dance.

 

The award will be presented at the 20th Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation and Gala Performance on 20 April 2018 (Friday), 8pm at Kwai Tsing Theatre Auditorium.

 

Anna CY Chan – Recipient of Distinguished Achievement Award

Chan, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority Head of Dance and 2016 City Contemporary Dance Laureate, started her dance journey as a student at the Jean M. Wong School of Ballet, where she later served as Vice Principal. Professionally trained in Australia and UK and with Master’s degrees in Dance and Education Studies from Universities of Surrey and Sheffield, respectively, Chan was Hong Kong Dance Alliance researcher and authored the 2004 Hong Kong Dance Award winning book Intelligent Moves: Dance Education advocating dance education as means for students to achieve full learning potential. As Alliance Chairperson she led it through major developments including achieving HKADC year grant status. She was the inaugural Head of Performing Arts Education Centre at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts creating successful community engagement projects and bringing thousands of school children to the Academy to learn about and participate in performing arts, and attend special performances by Academy students in all performing arts disciplines. Since she has been with WKCDA she has changed the way the dance community and audiences experience the art form, raising the bar in terms of skills, expectations, scope, and engagement. She is a dynamo who in a relatively brief career has already made a significant impact on dance in Hong Kong and represents all that is good in Hong Kong dance and its promise for a bright future.

 

 

20th Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation and Gala Performance

Date and Time: 20 April 2018 (Friday) 8pm

Venue: Auditorium, Kwai Tsing Theatre

Tickets: $170, $120

 

Established in 1999 by Hong Kong Dance Alliance, the Hong Kong Dance Awards recognize outstanding achievements and contributions to the art form by Hong Kong artists and organizations, and is the major event of the thriving Hong Kong dance industry.

 

For complete Press Release, please click here.

 

Enquiries:

Ms Thalia Wong

Email: thalia@hkdanceall.org

Tel: 2267 6631

 


20th Hong Kong Dance Awards – Box Office Opens

2018.3.20

Press Release

For immediate release

 

 

20th Hong Kong Dance Awards – Box Office Opens

 

20 March, Hong Kong – Tickets for the 20th Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation and Gala Performance are now available at URBTIX.

 

Stepping into its 20th 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 take place on 20 April 2018 (Friday), 8pm at Kwai Tsing Theatre Auditorium, under the Artistic Direction of the renowned performer and choreographer David Liu.

 

The ceremony presents awards for outstanding achievements in choreography, production, performance, design in dance, and education and services to dance. This year for the first time, a new Emerging Choreographer Award will be presented to recognize an up-and-coming cutting-edge choreographer, while a Distinguished Achievement Award will be bestowed upon a recipient to be announced soon.

 

Together with award presentations, the evening also offers the extraordinary array of a Gala Performance that will give the audience a rare chance to see some of Hong Kong’s finest dances and its greatest dancers performing together on the same evening. The program includes outstanding excerpts from Le Corsaire by the Hong Kong Ballet, Spring, from Four Seasons, Tale of Three Cities by Hong Kong Dance Company, Requiem HK by City Contemporary Dance Company, and Three Fingers At Arm’s Length by the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts School of Dance.

 

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.

 

20th Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation and Gala Performance

Date: 20 April 2018 (Friday)

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

 

Enquiries:

Ms Thalia Wong (Arts Administration Trainee, Hong Kong Dance Alliance)

Email: thalia@hkdanceall.org

Tel: 2267 6631

 


Creative Space 2018: Residency for Mid-Career Choreographers

2018.3.15

 

 

 

 

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舞蹈中心 CCDC Dance Centre

Enquiries:

2267 6631 / admin@hkdanceall.org


20th Hong Kong Dance Awards –Shortlist Announced

2018.3.2

Press Release 

For immediate release

 

20th Hong Kong Dance Awards - Shortlist Announced

 

2 March 2018 - Hong Kong Dance Alliance (HKDA) is pleased to announce that 44 outstanding nominees have been shortlisted for the 20th Hong Kong Dance Awards (Full list here) . Award recipients will be announced during the 20th Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation & Gala Performance, to be held on 20 April 2018 (Friday), 8pm at Kwai Tsing Theatre Auditorium.

 

The shortlist was determined by a ballot of expert panelists after reviewing all the nominations received this year in 13 award categories. A final ballot will be conducted in March, when the panels of dance professionals will be joined by all members of the HKDA Executive Committee to decide the Awards.

 

A new award for Emerging Choreographer will be introduced to recognize up and coming choreographic talent.

 

In addition to the awards for outstanding achievement in specific categories, the Distinguished Achievement Award for exceptional, long-term contribution to dance will be presented and the recipient announced shortly. Previous recipients of this award include Lau Siu-ming, Jean Wong, Willy Tsao, Helen Lai, Yuri Ng, Mui Cheuk-yin, Aaron Kwok and Jackie Chan.

 

Since 1999, the Hong Kong Dance Awards have celebrated outstanding achievement in the Hong Kong dance field and recognized artists and organizations for their contribution to the development of dance in Hong Kong.

 

For this special ceremony marking 20 years of the Awards, HKDA welcomes the renowned dancer and choreographer David Liu as the Artistic Director for this year’s Gala. Generously sponsored by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and the 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 20th Hong Kong Dance Awards will be available at URBTIX (www.urbtix.hk) from 20 March onwards. For more information about the Awards, please visit: www.hkdanceall.org.

 

For complete Press Release, please click here.

 

Enquiries:

Ms Thalia Wong

E-mail: thalia@hkdanceall.org

Tel: 2267 6631


2nd Collaborative Creative Lab

2017.12.4

 

 

 

 

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


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

2017.11.1

Press Release

For immediate release

 

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.

 

Emerging 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 “Emerging 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.

 

 

20th Hong Kong Dance Awards

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 Dance Education, Youth Dance, Community Dance, or Environmental Dance

 

  • Outstanding Services to Dance

 

 

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.

 


Tom Brown receives Honorary Doctorate from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

2017.10.23

Press release

For Immediate Release

 

Tom Brown receives Honorary Doctorate from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

 

23 October 2017 - Hong Kong Dance Alliance (the Alliance) presents its warmest congratulations to Tom Brown, who is being honoured with a Doctorate by the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (The Academy) in recognition of his achievements and contributions to the performing arts in Hong Kong.  The ceremony takes place at the Academy Drama Theatre this afternoon.

 

Brown has made an immeasurable contribution to the Hong Kong dance community over the past 30 years.  He served the Academy as Head of Modern Dance, Associate Dean of Dance and Dean of Graduate Education.  A founding member of the Alliance, he is Emeritus Chairman and a member of the Alliance’s Executive Committee as well as the Editor of dance journal/hk. In 2015 he received the Hong Kong Dance Award for Distinguished Achievement. The Alliance would like to express its sincere thanks and appreciation for all he has done to promote the development of dance and dance education in Hong Kong.

 

Tom Brown – 2017 recipient Honorary Doctorate from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

 

Tom Brown is the Editor of dance journal/hk, and the retired Dean of Graduate Education and former Associate Dean of Dance and Head of Modern Dance at Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts where he taught for 29 years.

 

He danced in New York City and Philadelphia in companies of Rudy Perez, Group Motion, and Zero Moving Dance Company, among others, and in works directed by José Limón, Daniel Lewis, and Anna Sokolow. In New York, he directed, choreographed, and danced for his own company, Dance Junction. He has staged over 100 productions from dance scores internationally; choreographed for concert stage, opera, drama, and musical theatre; notated the works of Humphrey, Takei, and Nijinska; and published in journals, anthologies, and conference proceedings.

 

He is Emeritus Chairman and a current executive committee member of Hong Kong Dance Alliance, Fellow of International Council of Kinetography Laban, member of the International Editorial Board of Research in Dance Education, Editor and contributor of Why They Dance: Narrations of Hong Kong Dance, and contributor to Hong Kong Dance Yearbook 2013-2014. Most recently, he has choreographed for the Musica Viva productions of Rigoletto (2013), Turandot (2014), and Romeo et Juliette (2015). Brown was the Bessie Schönberg Scholar and holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. In 2007, he received the Commendation Certificate from the HKSAR Secretary for Home Affairs “in recognition of outstanding contributions to the development of arts and cultural activities”. In 2015, he received the Distinguished Achievement Award at the Hong Kong Dance Awards.

 

 

For the complete press release, please click here.

 

 


Nederlands Dans Theatre (NDT) Workshop for Professional Dance Artists

2017.10.20

 

 

 

 

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 8Nov.

Act now to apply!

 

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

 

【Application Details】

Online application form: https://goo.gl/eVcxPW
Deadline: 2017.10.30 (17: 00)
*Selected applicants will be confirmed on or before 2 November by email.


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.

 


2nd Collaborative Creative Lab Call for Application

2017.10.16

 

 

 

2nd Collaborative Creative Lab

 

2017.12.4 – 12.22

Open Call for Application (Deadline 2017.11.22)

 

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

 

Requirements for Applicants
1. Have experience in the creative process or performing arts
2. Have ideas, targets, or themes for research and development
3. Be able to fulfill all research hours and attend the Presentation Session
* Principal language of workshop delivery is Cantonese

 

Application Details

Online Registration: https://goo.gl/8d2Pjg
Fee: $500
Application deadline: 22.11 (Wed)

 

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

 

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 6663
Email: admin@hkdanceall.org