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23rd HK Dance Awards: Call for Nominations

2021.11.15

 

The 23rd Hong Kong Dance Awards: Call for Nominations

 

Hong Kong Dance Alliance (HKDA) announces the Call for Nominations for the 23rd 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 seventeen award categories are open for submission from dance practitioners to audience members (please refer to Appendix for details). Instead of the usual eligibility period of one calendar year, this edition will cover work presented from January 2020 to December 2021. For the upcoming Hong Kong Dance Awards, an additional award for Outstanding Online Production will be established. 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 2022.

 

Establishment of Outstanding Online Production Award

Hong Kong Dance Alliance is pleased to announce the establishment of the Outstanding Online Production Award. This Award is to reflect the ongoing trend of dance created for online viewing, recognizing the outstanding achievement in online work.

 

The 23rd Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation & Gala Performance

The Awards will be announced and presented at the 23rd Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation & Gala Performance, which will be held at Kwai Tsing Theatre Auditorium on 16 April 2022 (Saturday). 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, Hugh Cho and Alice Ma.

 

The nomination period closes on 3 January 2022 (Monday). Interested parties can complete the nomination form and submit through email to HKDanceAwards.hkda@gmail.com, by post or submit in-person to Hong Kong Dance Alliance Office (Unit E1, 10/F, Shing Hing Commercial Building, 21-27 Wing Kut Street, Sheung Wan), or submit online nomination form (https://bit.ly/3HecQ7s).

 

For details of ‘Awards Rules & Procedures’ and list of expert panelists, please visit the website of Hong Kong Dance Alliance http://www.hkdanceall.org/?a=group&id=call_for_nominations.

 

Presenter: Hong Kong Dance Alliance

Established in 1994, the Hong Kong Dance Alliance is a charitable tax-exempt organization, with the mission of serving as a primary voice and support group for dance in Hong Kong and for Hong Kong dance worldwide. Our goals are to promote recognition, development, and mutual understanding of all forms of dance; facilitate communication and exchange among individuals and organizations; provide a forum to discuss dance related matters; encourage dance research, education, criticism, creation, and performance; and, liaise, coordinate, and participate in activities with other dance organizations worldwide. The Hong Kong Dance Alliance is the official Hong Kong organization of the World Dance Alliance and it is a recipient of Hong Kong Arts Development Council Three Year Grant.

 

‘New Force in Motion’ Series 2021: Vivian Luk, Natalie Mak, Poon Chun Ho

2021.7.21

 

‘New Force in Motion’ Series 2021: Vivian Luk, Natalie Mak, Poon Chun Ho

 

‘New Force in Motion’ Series aims to provide a professional platform for young choreographers to showcase new dance works, stimulate creativity through artistic mentoring, and foster the development of the local arts scene.

 

10-11*.9.2021 (Fri-Sat) 8PM

11-12.9.2021 (Sat-Sun) 3PM

Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre

* With Meet-the-Artist session after the performance

$200 Free Seating

 

Vivian Luk - -ology

 

Might it be an evidence, an imagination, or resources of faith, hope and spirit.

 

Choreographer/Dancer: Vivian Luk

Artistic Advisor: Rebecca Wong Mei Yuk

Devising Dancers: Ivan Chan, Phygmus Tang, Carmen Yu

Composer/Sound Designer: Lawrence Lau

Set / Props Deviser: Olive Tsui

 

Natalie Mak - ½ TBC

 

You are me, I am you; Who am I?

 

Choreographer: Natalie Mak

Artistic Advisor: Ho Ying Fung

Devising Dancers: Henry Chan, Jasmine Lam

Composer/Sound Engineer: Martin Lai

 

Poon Chun Ho - Before...

 

So that the Universe felt love, by which, as some believe, the world has many times been turned to chaos. - Dante Alighieri

 

Concept/Choreographer/Performer: Poon Chun Ho

Artistic Advisor: KT Yau

Creative Performers: Rain Chan, Marco Chiu, Peggy Chow, Candy Hung, Ng Hei Wai^

Composer/Sound Designer: Annisa Cheung

Concept: Marcus Au

 

Production Manager: Jason Ma

Lighting Designer: Lai Tze Yu

Costume and Props Designer: Ainsley So

Graphic Designer: Peter Bird Studio

Publicity Photographer: Worldwide Dancer Project

^By kind permission of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

 

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Tickets available from 1 August onwards at URBTIX

 

◆Discount Schemes◆

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. (available on a first-come-first-served basis).

 

Group Booking Discount: 10% off for each purchase of 4-9 standard tickets; 15% off for 10-19 standard tickets; 20% off for 20 or more standard tickets.

 

Hong Kong Dance Alliance Member enjoys 30% off for each purchase of standard tickets.

 

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

 

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Recommended for ages 6 or above.

The duration of the whole performance is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes including a 15-minute intermission.

Seating arrangement subject to change according to the latest COVID-19 prevention measures.

 

Presented by

Hong Kong Dance Alliance

Hong Kong Dance Alliance is financially supported by the HKADC

 

Dance New Motion

2021.7.5

 

 

Dance New Motion : Chan Wai Lok, Sudhee Liao, Alice Ma

 

Online Programme

 

Following the direction of ‘New Force in Motion’ Series, 'Dance New Motion' presents new dance video works of emerging choreographers. It aims to provide a professional platform for them to showcase their choreography, encourage local arts development and stimulate creativity under the new normal for the arts amid the pandemic.

 

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25.6.2021

Online Premiere

hkdancealliance - YouTube

 

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POV --- Chan Wai Lok

Let’s have a duo, shall we?

 

Choreographer: Chan Wai Lok

Performers: Chan Wai Lok 、Lee Ka Hei

Video & Art Director, Editor: Wong Hei Wa

Assistant Director & Gaffer: Yuen Hon Hin

Cinematographer & Gaffer: Dino Rib

Assistant Art Director: Boski Chan

Sound Designers: Karen Yu 、Amy Chan

Costume Designer: Cheng Nga Yan

Make-up & Hair Stylist: Suen Wing Chi

Artistic Adviser: Joanna Lee

 

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Interconnectivity --- Sudhee Liao

A multi-layered performance that explores the state of the connection. By weaving physicality and movement, we play with the idea of equilibrium between body and space.

 

Choreographer: Sudhee Liao

Artistic Adviser: Tsang Man Tung

Devising Dancers: Chan Lok Hin、Jonathan Hung Chun Lok

Video Director, Dop  & Editor:  Vincent Ip

Sound Composer: Shane Aspegren

Costume, Props & Set Designer: Audrey Ng

 

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I don’t mean it --- Alice Ma

“We know that they are lying, they know that they are lying, they even know that we know they are lying, we also know that they know we know they are lying too, they of course know that we certainly know they know we know they are lying too as well, but they are still lying.” - Russian writer and Nobel Prize winner, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

 

Choreographer & Dancer: Alice Ma

Video Director& Dop: Vincent Ip

Composer & Sound Designer:  Leung Po Wing

Costume & Props Designer: Luise Yau^

Make-up & Hair Stylist: Jadeson Fu

Rehearsal Assistant & Editor: Christy Poinsettia Ma

Artistic Adviser: Ata Wong Chun Tat

^By kind permission of the Hong Kong Dance Company

 

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Producer

Jamie Wu

 

Presenter

Hong Kong Dance Alliance

 

DanceHub Lecture Series: Practical Handbook for Dance Practitioners

2021.4.26

 

DanceHub Lecture Series: Practical Handbook for Dance Practitioners

 

DanceHub Lecture Series makes a glory return! Hong Kong Dance Alliance (HKDA) has invited three experts to share their professional knowledge and experience in mediation, insurance and legal issues. Participants would be able to learn more about practical information other than artistic creation. Friends from different performing disciplines are also welcome.

To register for any of the sessions, please complete the application form below. We shall send you an email with registration confirmation and payment details.
Don't miss the chance, reserve your seats in advance!

 

►Online Registration Form

https://forms.gle/crszNSmwmsGs5K6DA


►Event Details
Session 1: Win-win resolution of disputes
Date & Time: 18 May 2021 (Tue) 7:00pm
Venue: Hong Kong Mediation Centre (Room 504, 5/F, West Wing, Justice Place, 11 Ice House Street, Central)
Speaker: Dr. Law Wai Hung Francis (President of Hong Kong Mediation Centre)
- Introducing the aim and function of mediation
- Explaining the process of mediation
- Illustrating the significance of mediation in performing arts

Session 2: Comprehensive protection & planning for your future
Date & Time: 25 May 2021 (Wed) 7:00pm
Venue: Garage Wanchai Lockhart (Beverly House, 1/F & 2/F, Lockhart Road, Wan Chai)
Speaker: Mr. Si Chor Kit Freddie (Professional Insurance Agent)
- Explaining the function and importance of insurance for rehearsals and performances
- Displaying how insurance can protect arts practitioners and how to establish long-term plans
- Introducing different types of insurance for activities and their corresponding content

Session 3: Legal issues for online performances
Date & Time: 2 June 2021 (Tue) 7:00pm
Venue: Art and Culture Outreach (ACO) (14/F, Foo Tak Building, 365-367 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai)
Speaker: Mr. Fan Hoi Kit Alex (HK Dance Alliance Honorary Legal Advisor)
- Identifying copyright and its related regulations
- Introducing copyright issues related to arts
- Revealing legal issues for online performances
 

►Registration deadline
Session 1: 12/5/2021 (Wed) 5pm
Session 2: 19/5/2021 (Wed) 5pm
Session 3: 26/5/2021 (Wed) 5pm

►Language
Cantonese

►Fee
HKDA Members: Free Admission
Non-members: $90/session; 10% off for any two sessions (Total $162); 20% off for all the three sessions (Total $216)
*Join the HKDA 2021-22 membership now with an annual fee of HKD$200 to enjoy extra TWO months' complimentary membership starting from May 2021, as well as FREE admission offer to all three sessions of this Lecture Series.
Application and member benefits: http://www.hkdanceall.org/?a=group&id=be_a_member
*No refund will be accepted once the registration has been confirmed

 

Enquiries

hkdancealliance@gmail.com

2267 6631

Dance Sector Gathering

2021.4.20

 

Dance Sector Gathering

 

Since our gathering in April last year, the dance sector has continued to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, especially those working in dance education.

 

Daniel Yeung(楊春江), the Chairman of the Dance Art Form Group of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, would like to meet with all members of the dance sector again to discuss long-term support plans and development. He would also like to introduce the new grant category “Research / Archiving / Critique / Publication in Dance” of HKADC – which targets dance teachers and also dance artists who had to cancel their productions last year.

 

Details

Date: 7 May 2021 (Friday)

Time: 16:00 - 18:00

Venue: CCDC Dance Centre

 

In response to the development of the pandemic and relevant disease prevention measures, there will be a quota on the number of attendees. Interested parties please send your name, contact number and affiliated organisation (if any) to admin@hkdanceall.org so the Alliance can arrange accordingly. Seats will be reserved on a first-come-first-served basis. A registration confirmation will be sent to you via email.

 

*Special thanks to CCDC Dance Centre for sponsoring the venue

 

 

Enquiries

admin@hkdanceall.org

2267 6631

 

 

Natalie Mak & Poon Chun Ho: Dancers Audition

2021.3.17

 

Natalie Mak & Poon Chun Ho: Dancers Audition

Choreographers Natalie Mak and Poon Chun Ho are now looking for dancers to perform in their new works in September 2021.

 

Audition Details

Date: 10/04/2021 (Saturday)

Time: 14:30 - 18:30

Venue: City Contemporary Dance Company CCDC Dance Centre

 

Requirements

- Performing experience is necessary

- Performers of any dance, theatre and/or movement genre background are welcome

 

Audition Format

- Audition will be held in the form of a workshop

- Participants will need to prepare a solo of approximately 1-2 minutes

* Dress code: Any clothing that is comfortable or convenient for body movement / exercise

 

Performance Details

Rehearsal Period: 04/2021-09/2021

Move-in and Performance Period: 06-12/09/2021

Performance Venue:  Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre

 

Application

Interested parties will need to fill in and submit Application Form. Selected participants will be contacted via email.

Application Form: https://forms.gle/XwjtHsz7UXYcG66b9

Application Deadline: 02/04/2021 (Friday) 18:00

 

 

//About Natalie Mak//

Natalie Mak graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) with Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) Degree, majoring in Chinese Dance. During her studies, she was awarded The Spring Time Stage Production Scholarship and twice awarded the Disney Scholarship. She was the representative of HKAPA to perform in Italy and Taiwan. Natalie has been a full-time dancer with the City Contemporary Dance Company since 2014 to 2020. She has worked with a number of emerging choreographers and arts organisations, and has performed in a wide range of dance performances in Hong Kong. Natalie is now actively involved in dance teaching and related work. She is also a Yoga Teacher (RYT®) with Yoga Alliance and a Certified Flyoga® Teacher.

 

//About Poon Chun Ho//

Poon Chun Ho is the core member of Beyond Dance Theater, freelance performer and theatre educator. He won the Distinct Actor Award at the 11th Hong Kong Theatre Libre with “Castle of Glass” produced by Hong Kong Repertory Theatre. Poon graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) with Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) Degree, majoring in Acting. After graduation, he joined Theatre du Pif with the support of Hong Kong Arts Development Council and became a full-time intern actor. In 2015, he cooperated with a contemporary dance company from Singapore, The ARTS FISSION, and he was the Assistant Choreographer in the piece “Anonymous”. In 2018, Poon was invited to join the Professional Intensive Training Workshop by Gecko Theatre in UK. From 2015 – 2018, Poon was a part-time instructor at the School of Drama and School of Dance at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing arts.

 

Enquiries: 2267 6631 / hkdancealliance@gmail.com

 

*Hong Kong Dance Alliance is financially supported by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council

 

Cancellation: ‘New Force in Motion’ Series: Chan Wai Lok, Sudhee Liao, Alice Ma

2020.12.29

 

Cancellation: ‘New Force in Motion’ Series: Chan Wai Lok, Sudhee Liao, Alice Ma

 

In view of the latest situation of COVID-19, all LCSD venues are temporarily closed for live performances until further notice. 'New Force in Motion' Series: Chan Wai Lok, Sudhee Liao, Alice Ma scheduled on 31 Dec 2020 – 2 Jan 2021 at Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre has been cancelled. Please keep the original tickets intact (with stubs), for details of the ticket refund arrangement, please refer to the latest announcement on the Cultural Presentations website and Facebook afterwards.

Cultural Presentations website: http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/cp

Cultural Presentations Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/culturalpresentations

 

If you have purchased tickets through the Hong Kong Dance Alliance, please contact us at 2267 6733 or email to hkdancealliance@gmail.com for refund arrangements. Thank you for your support!

'New Force in Motion' Series returns in 2021 with a Fresh Look - Call for Choreography Proposals

2020.12.14

 

'New Force in Motion' Series returns in 2021 with a Fresh Look - Call for Choreography Proposals

Presented by the Hong Kong Dance Alliance for the first time and sponsored by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the 'New Force in Motion' Series 2021 will showcase the artistic ideas of emerging choreographers in Hong Kong in an enhanced format. Besides providing a professional platform and sponsorship to the new generation of choreographers, the series also encourages the development of various dance genres within the local dance scene with the aim of sparking creativity and diversity in choreography. The deadline for submitting proposals has been extended to 6:00pm, 23 December 2020.

 

Throughout the years, the Series presented numerous talented choreographers including Rex Cheng and KT Yau (2017); Gabbie Chan and Jennifer Mok (2018); Joseph Lee, Terry Tsang and Tsang Wing Fai (2019); Chan Wai Lok, Sudhee Liao and Alice Ma (2020). Many of them went on to win awards at the annual Hong Kong Dance Awards, as well as being invited to conduct dance exchange and sharing in different countries.

 

Subsidized Items

-Performance venue and production cost;

-Administration, marketing and production team;

-Venue rental for 120 hours of rehearsal for each choreographer;

-Recommendation and audition of dancers;

-Artistic advisor(s)

 

Performance Information

Date:                           10-12 September 2021, 4 performances (tentative)

Venue:                         Kwai Tsing Theatre, Black Box Theatre

Stage type:                  End-stage

Audience Capacity:     120 / performance

Length:                        20-30 minutes for each work

Number of dancers:    Maximum of 6 for each work

 

Eligibility

  1. Applicant must be a Hong Kong resident;
  2. Priority will be given to emerging choreographers;
  3. Choreography of any dance genre is welcome;
  4. Applicant must have presented choreography publicly;
  5. The proposed choreography must not be presented in the public before;
  6. If the proposed choreography is a solo work, the choreographers would not be able to take part as the dancer

 

Interview

Applicant may be required to attend an interview during 7-13 January 2021.

 

Submission Deadline Extended to

23 December 2020 6:00pm

 

How to apply

Please complete the Choreography Proposal Form and send it to san@hkdanceall.org . Please state “ 2021'New Force in Motion' Series - Call For Choreography Proposals” in the email subject.

 

Download Choreography Proposal Form: Word format

                                                                   PDF format

 

Enquiries

San Ho

Assistant Project Manager

2267 6733 / san@hkdanceall.org

 

*Hong Kong Dance Alliance is financially supported by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council

‘New Force in Motion’ Series: Chan Wai Lok, Sudhee Liao, Alice Ma -- Box Office Opens

2020.11.20

 

‘New Force in Motion’ Series: Chan Wai Lok, Sudhee Liao, Alice Ma

 

Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department(LCSD), the Hong Kong Dance Alliance(HKDA) will produce the upcoming 'New Force in Motion' Series, and stage 4 public performances on 31 December 2020 to 2 January 2021 at Kwai Tsing Theatre Black Box Theatre. The Series will showcase 3 new works by three local emerging choreographers: Chan Wai Lok, Sudhee Liao and Alice Ma. Tickets are now available at URBTIX, with a standard price $180.

 

'New Force in Motion' Series aims to offer a professional platform for emerging choreographers to showcase choreography, encourage development, and stimulate creativity. This year, HKDA produced the Series for the fourth consecutive year, to continue the shared vision for dance development, and to facilitate the professional production process. 


 

Performance details:

 

Date: 2020.12.31 - 2021.1.1* 8pm; 2021.1.1 - 2021.1.2 3pm

Venue: Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre

Tickets: $180 Free Seating

*with meet-the-artist session


 

Chan Wai Lok《Click》

Delete, copy, return...Click to open a space, or close.

Choreographer & Dancer: Chan Wai Lok

Artistic Adviser: Joanna Lee

Video Designer: Cheng Nga Yan 

 

Sudhee Liao《Interconnectivity》 

By weaving physicality and movement, we play with the idea of equilibrium between body and space. 

Choreographer: Sudhee Liao

Artistic Adviser: Kelvin Tsang Man Tung

Devising Dancers: Chan Lok Hin, Jonathan Hung Chun Lok

Sound Composer: Shane Aspegren 

Costume, Props & Set Designer: Audrey Ng (Malaysia) 

 

Alice Ma《I don't mean it》  

We don’t even know whether the words from us are as intended, or simply lies.  

Choreographer & Dancer: Alice Ma

Artistic Adviser: Ata Wong Chun Tat

Composer & Sound Designer: ^Leung Po Wing

Rehearsal Assistant: Luk Wai Shan Vivian

^By kind permission of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts


 

Production & Stage Manager: Meilin Ho 

Deputy Stage Manager: Ho Tak Ching

Lighting Designer: Lai Tze Yu

Audio Coordinator: Jeffery Fung

 

Presented by: Leisure and Cultural Services Department

Produced by: Hong Kong Dance Alliance

(Hong Kong Dance Alliance is financially supported by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.)

 

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.

 

"Dance Tutorial Video Testing Ground" 2.0 - Release of selected videos

2020.9.15

"Dance Tutorial Video Testing Ground" 2.0
Release of selected videos

 

 

 

Thank you for your active support to "Dance Tutorial Video Testing Ground" 2.0 presented by Hong Kong Dance Alliance. After a round of selection process, below are the extracts and full-length videos of selected applicants. Let's dance together!

 


「Dance Tutorial Video Testing Ground」2.0 YouTube Channel

 

Kammy Lau

About going en pointe

 

林寶 Lam Bo

Girls’ Hip Hop ‘Like that’ Dance Teaching

 

陳振楊 Anliex Chan

Flow Dancing Warrior

 

曾詠暉 Tsang Wing Fai

13 minutes workout

Music: 'Supalonely' & 'I Feel Space'

Filming Venue: Tin Project

 

梁麗婷 Siuting Leung

K-POP Dance

Acknowledgement: Little Dance Moon Studio

 

梁繼文 Leung Kai Man

Moonwalk & slide

 

Sai C

Jazz Funk - ‘Motivation’

Acknowledgement: NoWhere studio

 

勞展程 Carl Lo

Dance fitness video 

Acknowledgement: Carl Dance Fitness

 

郭石南 Bboy Blast

Introduction to Freeze

 

張芷君 Cheung Tsz Kwan

Introduction to Arm Wave 

 

潘俊維 Poon Chun Wai

Twist-o-Flex
Acknowledgement: Studiodanz

 

李嘉玲 Lee Ka Ling

Online Ballet Class

Acknowledgement: Fantasy academy of Ballet
Video Production: iloveblack workshop (addwong)

 

黃羨晴 Janette Wong

Bounce

Acknowledgement: BulletDreads X Cave

 

王立言 Wang Liyan

Arm position in Mongolian folk dance

Acknowledgement: FusionART Communication LTD.

 

丸仔 yuenjie MARU

Symbiotic Dance

Acknowledgement: ImproKids

 

施寶穎 Sze Po Wing Iris

Creative Dance: Direction

Acknowledgement: 黃念慈

 

陳琬懿 Yuen Yi

Hip-Hop: Roger Rabbit

 

伍婉儀 Carter Ng

Locking: Wrist Twirl & Point

 

簡威玲 Kan Wai Ling

Breaking (1): Intro, Pose, Top Rock, Join-in

 

Breaking (2): Go down, Go up, Tricks 

 

Breaking (3): Footwork – Monkey Swing & Six-step

 

Breaking (4): Freeze