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‘New Force in Motion’ Series: Solitary by Rex Cheng and Unmixed by KT Yau

2017.7.15

 

 

 

 

 

‘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

 

 

 


Dance Enhance - Dance Appreciation & Criticism Writing Project 2017 (Advanced Edition)

2017.7.13

 

 

 

 

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

 

Application Method:

Please provide your personal details together an art appreciation article of no less than 500-words on any art form, in either Chinese or English through our online application form (see below) before the deadline. Enrollment confirmation and payment details will be sent to successful applicants via email by 23 August.

 

Application Form:

https://goo.gl/tdVnFb

 

Program Fee:

HKD 1300 / 1000*

Inclusive of all lectures, workshops, and 1 ticket per participant for 4 dance performances

*Early bird offer (Apply on or before 31 July 2017) / Full-time student / Members of HK Dance Alliance

 

Now opens for application, Deadline: 13 August 2017

 

Contact and Enquiry: 2267 6728 / admin@hkdanceall.org


2017-18 Membership Recruitment

2017.7.1

 

 

 

 

 

Hong Kong Dance Alliance announces its annual membership drive for new members and renewals for existing members for the coming year (1 July 2017 – 30 June 2018). 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.


19th Hong Kong Dance Awards – Recipients Announced

2017.5.11

 

 

 

 

19th Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation and Gala Performance - Recipients Announced

 

The 19th Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation and Gala Performance was held on 10 May 2017 at Hong Kong City Hall Theatre.

 

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.

 

 

Enquiries:

Ms Akama Chin (Project Officer, Hong Kong Dance Alliance)

E-mail: akama@hkdanceall.org

Tel: 2267 6631

 

About Hong Kong Dance Alliance

Acting as a primary voice and support group for dance in Hong Kong and Hong Kong dance worldwide, Hong Kong Dance Alliance strives to promote the recognition, development, and mutual understanding of all forms of dance. The Hong Kong Dance Alliance is the official Hong Kong organization of the World Dance Alliance and is a grantee of Hong Kong Arts Development Council Three Year Grant.

 

 

 

19th Hong Kong Dance Awards - List of Recipients

香港舞蹈年獎2017 得獎名單

 

 

Outstanding Choreography傑出編舞

Helen Lai for While the Dream Unfolds (Hong Kong Dance Company)

黎海寧 香港舞蹈團《夢未完》
 

 

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

Hong Kong Ballet for Lady of the Camellias

香港芭蕾舞團《茶花女》

 

 

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

City Contemporary Dance Company for Travelogue

城市當代舞蹈團《拼途》

 

 

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

Hong Kong Dance Company for Reveries of the Red Chamber

香港舞蹈團《紅樓.夢三闋》

 

 

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

Y-Space for i-Dance (HK) 2016: Helen Lai in the Post-90's

多空間 i-舞蹈節(香港)2016:《90後的黎海寧》

 

 

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

Kelvin Mak in Mother, I am Sorry (City Contemporary Dance Company)

麥卓鴻 城市當代舞蹈團《回初》

 

 

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

Chen Zhi-yao as Odette in Swan Lake (Hong Kong Ballet)

陳稚瑶 飾 奧德蒂 香港芭蕾舞團《天鵝湖》

 

 

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

Pan Ling-juan as Wah Man-ying/ King-tin in Chinese Hero: A Lone Exile

(Hong Kong Dance Company)

潘翎娟 飾 華文英/瓊天 香港舞蹈團《中華英雄》

 

 

Outstanding Ensemble Performance 傑出群舞演出

Hong Kong Ballet for Swan Lake

香港芭蕾舞團《天鵝湖》
 

 

 

Outstanding Lighting Design 傑出燈光設計

Billy Wong for Sweep (Classifiable Movement)

黃子健 原動作《翻卷》

 

 

Outstanding Set Design 傑出舞台設計

Hoyingfung and Jan Wong for Set Design of Reveries of the Red Chamber

(Hong Kong Dance Company)

何應豐及王健偉 香港舞蹈團《紅樓.夢三闋》舞台設計

 

 

Outstanding Set Design 傑出舞台設計

      Tsang Man-tung for Set Design of Chinese Hero: A Lone Exile (Hong Kong Dance Company)

曾文通 香港舞蹈團《中華英雄》舞台設計

 

 

Outstanding Sound Design 傑出聲音設計

Anthony Yeung for Sound Design of Reveries of the Red Chamber

(Hong Kong Dance Company)

楊我華 香港舞蹈團《紅樓.夢三闋》聲音設計

 

 

Outstanding Dance Education 傑出舞蹈教育

       Hong Kong Schools Dance Association and Education Bureau for Schools Dance Festival

香港學界舞蹈協會及教育局 學校舞蹈節

 

 

Outstanding Services to Dance 傑出舞蹈服務

Y-Space for i-Dance Festival (HK)

多空間 i-舞蹈節(香港)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Distinguished Achievement Award 傑出成就奬

Lau Siu-ming

劉兆銘

 

 

 

 

Lifetime Achievement Award 終生成就獎

Ringo Chan

陳德昌


New Force in Motion 2017 Dancer Audition

2017.4.6

 

 

 

 

 

New Force in Motion 2017 

New Force in Motion 2017 presents new dance works choreographed by local choreographers, giving audience new experience in local productions. We are now seeking dancers to join our production! Apply for the audition now!

 

<New Force in Motion Performance Details>

Date:28.8 – 10.9.2017

Rehearsal:Weekdays in mainly May-June and partially July - Aug (10:00-18:00) 

 

Choreographer: KT Yau

KT Yau graduated from HKAPA, major in Contemporary dance. She was a dancer in Y-Space and now a freelance artist. She is active in different creative media and passionate in improvisation. Recent performances include: ON & ON & TURNTURNTURN 20 years with Y-space dance company in 2015; Diffusion of the silence in 2015 and Heaven behind the door in 2014 of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Contemporary Dance Series in Hong Kong Arts Festival; The Common Cold in 2014 and 1894 Hong Kong Plague in 2015 with Hong Kong Repertory Theatre, Christmas around the world in 2013 with Hong Kong Philharmonic and Nature performed in Taiwan with Theatre Ronin in 2016. In 2016, She studied in Vertigo Dance Company and different courses in Israel. 

 

Dancer Audition Details

Audition workshop will focus on movements and dance. It aims to explore performance energy and movements imagination.

 

Date: 14.4.2017 (Fri) 
Time: 20:00 – 22:00

Venue: "Indent production"

Address: 9B, Shun Wai Industrial Building, 15 Yuk Yat Street, To Kwa Wan

Target:Dancers (with contemporary dance experiences) ; Physical theatre dancers

 

<Application method>

Please email your contact method and CV to admin@hkdanceall.org. If you cannot attend the audition, please inform us for further discussions. We will confirm the details with selected applicants.


This performance program is presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, produced by the Hong Kong Dance Alliance.


New Executive Committee of Hong Kong Dance Alliance

2017.3.29

 

 

 

The Hong Kong Dance Alliance has announced appointment of one new member to its governing Executive Committee. The new committee member is Professor David Steele, Dean of School of Dance, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. The new committee member is an internationally known and well respected professional in dance education and arts management. In addition, he is passionate in the development of Hong Kong Dance. The addition of the new member to the Alliance Executive Committee will enhance its ability to fulfill its mission of serving as a key driver of dance development in Hong Kong.

 

The members of the new Executive Committee are as follows:

 

Chairperson

Stella Lau

 

Vice Chairperson

Kevin Wong

 

Secretary

Jaime Redfern

 

Interim Treasurer

Paul Tam

 

Members

Tom Brown

Pearl Chan

Anita Donaldson

Pablo Guzman

Angela Hang

Cyrus Hui

Shirley Loong

Natasha Rogai

David Tsui

Dominic Wong

Sylvia Wu

David Steele

Yuntao Yang

 

Chair Emeriti

Tom Brown

Anna Chan

Helen Ng

Willy Tsao


New Force in Motion 2017 Dancer Audition

2017.3.28

 

 

 

 

 

New Force in Motion 2017 

 

New Force in Motion 2017 presents new dance works choreographed by local choreographers, giving audience new experience in local productions. We are now seeking dancers to join our production! Apply for the audition before 31 March!

 

<Choreography>

《獨。蝸》*
Choreographer: Rex Cheng
8-10. 9. 2017 @ Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre
Rehearsal hours: ~180 Hours

<Dancer Audition Details>
Date: 3.4.2017 (一 Mon) 
Time: 11:00-13:00
Venue: CCDC Dance Centre Studio 7

Dancer talents (any of below)
- Contemporary / Modern Dance
- Chinese classical 
- Ballet 
- All styles of street Dance 
- Drama 
- Singing 

 

Rex Cheng
Rex Cheng graduated from HKAPA (bachelor degree major in Chinese Dance) and he joined DanceArt HK as full time dancer after graduation. Currently, he works as a free-lance dance artist, Tai Chi, Yoga & Pilates tutor.

He started to learn Tai Chi & Choy Li Fut (a Chinese martial art) since 10 years old, and he has been awarded with First Runner Up in Traditional Wushu (Choy Li Fut) in 2004 and Gold Metal in Traditional Tai Chi in 2016, by Hong Kong Wushu Union.

He has been performing in a lot of local and overseas dance & musical performances, including, “QingMing Riverside” by HK Dance, “Fragile” by Steve Goh, “Hiyori Forever” / “Memory Catcher” / “Illusion-art-scape” by DanceArt, “Gan Eden (Pleroma)” by Andy Wong. In 2016, he performed in “Human Internship” by Justyne Li for HK Dance Alliance “Springboard Showcase 2016” program, and “The Rite of Spring” by Dick Wong for Zuni Icosahedron.

During past years, he has also presented his choreography works, including “Rehearsal”, “No.36”, “To Tear Up, To Gear Down”, “Bingo?!” and “On/Off?” for CCDC Dance Centre “Real Showcase 2016” program.

 

Please email your email your contact, CV and video reference of your participated performance, to admin@hkdanceall.org on or before 31 March 2017, and we will confirm the details with the selected applicants.

 

This performance program is presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, produced by the Hong Kong Dance Alliance.


19th Hong Kong Dance Awards - Shortlist Announced

2017.3.2

 

 

 

 

 

The 19th Hong Kong Dance Awards - Shortlist Announced

 

2 March 2017 - Hong Kong Dance Alliance (HKDA) announces the Shortlist for the 19th Hong Kong Dance Awards (see attached for all 39 shortlisted candidates). Recipients will be announced during the 19th Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation & Gala Performance held on 10 May 2017 (Wednesday), 8pm at Hong Kong City Hall Theatre. Recipients of the Distinguished Achievement Award and Lifetime Achievement Award will be announced soon.

 

The shortlist was confirmed by ballots of expert panelists after their review of almost 140 nominations received this year in 12 award categories. A final ballot will be held in March, when the panels of dance professionals will be joined by all members of the HKDA Executive Committee to decide the Awards.

 

HKDA welcomes the renowned dancer and choreographer, co-founder of DanceArt Hong Kong and Artistic Director of Muse Motion, Allen Lam, 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 the unique opportunity to enjoy performances by Hong Kong’s leading dance artists in one splendid evening of dance. Among other groups performing will be the Hong Kong Ballet, Hong Kong Dance Company, City Contemporary Dance Company, HKAPA School of Dance, as well as two world premières choreographed by Pak Wai-ming and Wayson Poon Wai-shun, recipients of Hong Kong Dance Award Fellowships.

 

Since 1999, the Hong Kong Dance Awards have celebrated outstanding achievements in the Hong Kong dance field and recognized artists and organizations for their contributions to the development of dance in Hong Kong. Artists honored in the past include Jean Wong, Willy Tsao, Helen Lai, Yuri Ng, Mui Cheuk-yin, Aaron Kwok, and Jackie Chan.

 

Tickets for the 19th Hong Kong Dance Awards will be available at URBTIX (www.urbtix.hk) from 10 April onwards.

 

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

 

For the Awards complete press release, please click here.

 

For the Awards poster image, please download here.

 

Enquiries: 
Ms Akama Chin (Project Officer, Hong Kong Dance Alliance)
E-mail: akama@hkdanceall.org       Tel: 2267 6631

 

About Hong Kong Dance Alliance
Acting as a primary voice and support group for dance in Hong Kong and Hong Kong dance worldwide, Hong Kong Dance Alliance strives to promote, recognition, development, and mutual understanding of all forms of dance. The Hong Kong Dance Alliance is the official Hong Kong organization of the World Dance Alliance and is a grantee of Hong Kong Arts Development Council Three Year Grant.


Advance Ticket Booking for The 19th Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation and Gala Performance

2017.2.14

 

 

 

 

The 19th Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation and Gala Performance

10.5.2017 (Wed) 8pm

Hong Kong City Hall Theatre

$160, $120

Tickets are available at URBTIX from 10 Apr

 

Advance ticket booking is available now for the 19th Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation and Gala Performance! 30% early bird discount available untill 9 April 2017, act now!

 

Online Advance Booking Form: https://goo.gl/forms/LtgiurIzrNicdPic2

 

Confirmation email will be sent after the completion of the booking procedure. Details for the Gala Performance will be updated soon, stay tuned!

 

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Performance duration is about 1 hour 40 minutes

Suitable for aged 6 or above

The presenter reserves the rights to substitute artists and change programme details.

 

Programme / Advance Ticket Booking Enquiry 2267 6663 | www.hkdanceall.org | admin@hkdanceall.org

 

 

 

Presented by

Hong Kong Dance Allinace

 

Hong Kong Dance Alliance is financially supported by the ADC

 

Acknowledgement
LEISURE AND CULTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT 

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.