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HK Dance Alliance Announces the Death of Its Executive Committee Member Dr Thomas Brown

2018.11.18

Press Release

For immediate release

 

HK Dance Alliance Announces the Death of Its Executive Committee Member Dr Thomas Brown

 

The Hong Kong Dance Alliance is saddened to announce that its Executive Committee Member and Chairman Emeritus Dr Thomas Townsend Brown, Jr, passed away in the morning of 18 November 2018 at the age of 70 after a battle with cancer. Tom Brown, as he always preferred to be known, was one of the founding members of the Hong Kong Dance Alliance in 1994 and served in a variety of roles. From 1997 to 2006, he was Chairman of the Alliance and remained a member of the Executive Committee until his death. He was also instrumental in founding dancejournal/hk , which he served as Editor from the first year of the publication in 1998, as well as the annual Hong Kong Dance Awards which celebrated their 20th anniversary this year.

 

Following a successful career as a dancer and choreographer in his home country, the United States, Tom moved to Hong Kong in 1985 to join the newly-formed Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts where he taught for 30 years. He first joined as a Principal Teacher of Modern Dance and rose through the ranks to become Head of Modern Dance, Associate Dean of Dance, and Dean of Graduate Education, before retiring in 2015. During his time as Dean of Graduate Education, Tom led the development of Master of Fine Arts degree programs in Cinema Production, Dance, Drama and Theatre, Entertainment Arts, as well as the Master of Music degree and built a solid foundation for the programs.

 

Tom’s honours included the Hong Kong Dance Awards Distinguished Achievement Award in 2015 and an Honorary Doctorate from the Academy for Performing Arts in 2017.

 

A passionate dance artist, educator, and scholar throughout his life, Tom nurtured generations of local dance artists and made an immeasurable contribution to the development of dance in Hong Kong. His energy, commitment and charisma will be missed by everyone who knew him and had the good fortune to have worked with him. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time. A memorial service will be held by the Alliance, details of which will be announced soon.

 


21st Hong Kong Dance Awards – Call for Nominations

2018.11.1

Press Release

For immediate release

 

21st Hong Kong Dance Awards –  Call for Nominations

 

 

1 November 2018, Hong Kong – Hong Kong Dance Alliance (HKDA) announces the Call for Nominations for the 21st 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 twelve award categories are open for submission by anyone – from dance practitioners to audience members. 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 balloting distinguished experts in the dance field, will be announced in early 2019.  To further enhance the representativeness and diversity of the Awards, this year’s Expert Panels have been expanded as in previous years. The candidates of the “Emerging Choreographer Award” established last year will be nominated by the Expect Panel and Executive Committee members of the HKDA.

 

21st Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation & Gala Performance

The Awards will be announced and presented at The 21st Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation & Gala Performance, which will be held at Kwai Tsing Theatre Auditorium on 18 April 2019 (Thursday). 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, Yang Yuntao and last year’s Emerging Choreographer, K.T. Yau.

 

The nomination period closes on 3 January 2019 (Thursday). 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.

 

 

21st 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 2019 Procedures and Rules guidelines, please click here.

 

For complete Press Release, please click here.

 

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

 

 

 


DanceHub: Law Seminars for Arts Practitioners II

2018.10.15

 

To enhance the legal knowledge of artists and art administrators, the Hong Kong Dance Alliance (HKDA) has invited Mr. Albert So, Chairman of the Hong Kong Mediation and Arbitration Center, to conduct two seminars:

 

 Company Law and Audit Regulations

Date & Time: 17/11 (六 Sat) 2-5pm

Venue:Hong Kong Management Association

Deadline of registration:12/11 (Mon)

 

► Fundraising Liabilities and Personal Data Collection

Date & Time:24/11 (Sat) 2-5pm

Venue:HKFYG Continuous Learning Centre

Deadline of registration:19/11 (Mon)

 

Apply Now!

 

Speaker:

Mr. Albert So (Chairman, Hong Kong Mediation and Arbitration Centre)

 

Language:

Cantonese

 

Targets:

Independent artists, producers, arts administrators, presenters *Priority for dance practitioners

 

Fee:

HKDA Members:$100/seminar; 10% off for both seminars (Total $180)

Non-members:$150/seminar; 10% off for both seminars (Total $270)

 

No refund

 

Enquiries: Ms Wong (2267 6733)


Hong Kong Dance Alliance to Lead 'Unmixed' Delegates to Dance Stages Festival in Shanghai

2018.9.20

 

香港舞蹈聯盟帶領由其於上年製作首演,邱加希編舞的《純生》到上海參演「第二屆D現代舞展」。

 

「D現代舞展」 為中國三大現代舞展之一,將於9月25-29日在上海舉行。今屆主題為「開放.未來」,旨在架起現代舞者與中外著名藝術機構交流的橋樑,促進國際文化交流。今年共有17個國家和地區,27個舞團參演,130多名舞者參加。《純生》將於9月26日在白玉蘭劇場演出一場。 

 

《純生》

編舞:邱加希

編舞助理:林薇薇

創作舞者:盧敬燊、李嘉雯、張嘉怡

演員:杜曉彤

 

演出詳情:

日期:9月26日 (星期三)

時間:7:15pm

地點:上海白玉蘭劇場 

 

《純生》首演由康樂及文化事務署主辦

香港特別行政區政府民政事務局藝術發展基金資助

香港藝術發展局資助 


News from Executive Committee

2018.9.10

 

 

The Hong Kong Dance Alliance (the Alliance) has announced resignation of two Executive Committee members: Dr. Pearl Chan and Prof. David Steele.

 

Dr. Pearl Chan was a founding member of the Alliance. She has dedicated her career to promoting dance education to general public. She has also advocated the publication of 'A History of Hong Kong Dance', a book that archive the development of local dance.

 

Prof. David Steele is the former Dean of School of Dance, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA). He is internationally well-known and respected professional in dance education and arts administration management.

 

Thank you for the support and contributions to the dance development in Hong Kong.


Hong Kong Dance Alliance to Produce ‘New Force in Motion’ Series in 2018-19

2018.7.27

Press Release

For immediate release

 

 

Hong Kong Dance Alliance to Produce ‘New Force in Motion’ Series in 2018-19

 

27 July 2018 – The upcoming edition of ‘New Force in Motion’ presented by Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) will be produced by Hong Kong Dance Alliance (HKDA). The double-bill production, ‘New Force in Motion’ Series: Lördagsgodis by Gabbie Chan and Moha by Jennifer Mok, will be performed on 28-30 September 2018 in the Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre.

 

‘New Force in Motion’ presents new dance works of emerging choreographers. It aims to offer a professional platform for young choreographers to showcase choreography, encourage development, and stimulate creativity through artistic mentoring and collaborative research. The HKDA first acted as the producer for ‘New Force in Motion’ Series: Solitary by Rex Cheng and Unmixed by KT Yau in 2017-18, the production was awarded for 20th Hong Kong Dance Awards Outstanding Small Venue Production. To continue the shared vision for dance development, and to facilitate the professional production process, the HKDA serve as the producer of the program again in 2018-19.

 

Two young local choreographers, Gabbie Chan and Jennifer Mok, were selected by the LCSD Art Form Panel (Dance and Multi-Arts) from the proposals it received.

 

Gabbie Chan

Chan graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, majoring in Chinese Dance. From 2012 to 2014, Chan joined the DanceArt Hong Kong and performed in productions including In Search of Hui Sin, M-cident, and Lament of the Exile. In 2015, she joined Passoverdance and started creating choreography. Chan’s recent choreographies include the environmental dance Recycle Green presented in iDance Festival Hong Kong in 2015, and The 16th Day presented in The 44th Hong Kong Arts Festival in 2016. Other works include Whisper of Bubble, Fabric, He,She,It,Past,Chase and more. Chan is currently the Artist in Residence of Passoverdance.

 

Jennifer Mok

Mok graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, majoring in Ballet and later in Modern dancer. Mok joined the City Contemporary Dance Company as dancer from 2007 to 2014. In 2015, Mok performed in her first choreography, A Major Clown in G Flat, in Femininity of E-sides Dance Company, and was nominated for Outstanding Choreography and Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer in the 18th Hong Kong Dance Awards. In 2018, Mok was invited to the Hong Kong Dance Exchange Festival and 2018 Dance Round Table in Taiwan. In 2017, she presented her work You are Beautiful in The 45th Hong Kong Arts Festival. Currently, Mok works as an independent artist in different fields of performing arts.

 

‘New Force in Motion’ Series: Lördagsgodis by Gabbie Chan and Moha by Jennifer Mok

Date: 28 – 30 September 2018

Venue: Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre 

 

Click here to download the press release.

 

Enquiries:

Ms Chloe Wong (Project Assistant)

E-mail: chloe@hkdanceall.org

Tel: 2267 6733


DanceHub: Law Seminars for Arts Practitioners II

2018.7.5

 

In order to enhance the legal knowledge of artists, designers and art administrators, the Hong Kong Dance Alliance (HKDA) has invited Mr. Albert So, Chairman of the Hong Kong Mediation and Arbitration Center, to conduct two seminars:

►Internet and Copyright Law
Date & Time: 26/7 (Thur) 2-5pm
Deadline of registration:18/7 (Wed)

►Contract and Labour Law
Date & Time:18/8 (Sat) 2-5pm

Deadline of registration:8/8 (Wed)

Click here for Online Registration


Speaker:
Mr. Albert So (Chairman, Hong Kong Mediation and Arbitration Centre)

Venue:
Hong Kong Management Association 

Room 202, 2/F, First Commercial Building, 33-35 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay


Language:
Cantonese

Targets: 
Independent artists, producers, arts administrators, presenters, designers (sound, set, light, props, costumes, multimedia, etc) 

Fee:
HKDA Members:$100/seminar; 10% off for both seminars (Total $180)
Non-members:$150/seminar; 10% off for both seminars (Total $270)

Limited quota; register now!
*(Priority for dance practitioners)

 

Enquiries:
Thalia Wong
Tel.: 2267 6631
Email: admin@hkdanceall.org


2018-2019 Membership Recruitment

2018.7.1

Hong Kong Dance Alliance announces its annual membership drive for new members and renewals for existing members for the coming year (1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019). 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% off standard priced tickets of productions presented by Hong Kong Dance Alliance

2.    30% off enrollment to paid events of Hong Kong Dance Alliance (such as talks, seminars, and workshops) 

3.    20% off standard priced tickets of Hong Kong Dance Company main productions through URBTIX only

4.    10% off standard priced tickets of Passoverdance productions

5.    10% off standard priced tickets of Hong Kong Ballet productions

6.    10% off standard priced tickets for the first 2 tickets of City Contemporary Dance Company productions (not applicable to VIP tickets) 

7.    10% off enrollment to CCDC Dance Centre dance courses (not applicable for Special Course, Children Dance Programme Examination Classes, and Flexicoupon)

8.    10% off standard priced tickets of E-Side Dance Company productions

9.    10% off International Association of Theatre Critics (Hong Kong) publications (must order directly with IATC)

10. 10% off enrollment to International Association of Theatre Critics (Hong Kong) courses and workshops (must enroll directly with IATC)

11. Free copy of dance journal/hk through local postage

 

 

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)

 

Registration Form

Membership Application Form

Membership Renewal Form

 

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

 


計劃書寫作分享講座

2018.6.21

 

如何將藝術理念寫成計劃書獲取資助? 計劃書和財政預算究竟要甚麼內容? 藝發局一年兩度接受申請的「計劃資助」亦將於6月30日截止,針對獨立舞者/舞團的需求,舞盟邀請到獨立製作人李海燕 (Joanna Lee)與我們分享實戰經驗。詳情如下:

講者: 李海燕 (Joanna Lee)
日期及時間: 6月21日 (四) 7 – 9 pm
地點 : CCDC舞蹈中心 1號室# (不設坐椅)


內容:
- 簡介本地資助體系、配套、程序和規則
- 教授計劃書的撰寫方法,個案分析:藝發局「計劃資助」
(例如藝術方向、計劃內容、財政預算表之組織和表述) 
語言: 廣東話
對象: 有興趣遞交計劃書之藝術家/藝術行政人員 (舞蹈界別優先)


要求: 參加者需
(1) 略讀 藝發局計劃資助申請準則

(2) 試填 計劃資助申請表格


***費用全免。名額有限,請現即報名。***
網上登記

截止日期: 6/18 (一) 
(確定函將於截止日期後一天後發出。)

場地贊助: CCDC 舞蹈中心
註: 講者分享純為個人對proposal的書寫方法,不代表任何藝發局審批準則或其他審批員意見。


'Creative Space 2018' Solo Male Dancer Audition

2018.6.15

 

Presented by Dance Alliance, 'Creative Space 2018' is a residency programme targeting local mid-career choreographers. Participating artists will join regular workshops, technique classes and rehearse for the new work. The new work will be premiered in January 2019 at Ko Shan Theatre New Wing Auditorium.

One of the choreographers – Chen Kai is now looking for a Male Dancer! If you are a professionally trained ballet and contemporary dancer, and are interested in the production, please apply on or before 1 July!

'Creative Space 2018'
Rehearsal Period: 8/2018 – 1/2019
Performance Period: 11-12/1/2019
Performance Venue: Ko Shan Theatre New Wing Auditorium

About the Choreography
Choreographer: Chen Kai
Work length: Around 30 mins 


-- An adventurous attempt to be an equilibrium in a suspended position
It will be a solo contemporary dance work. Restricting within a suspended-position on the footprint, Chen Kai tries to apply linear movement to visualize the bodily limitation of trace-points in Kinesphere, and to free the imagination of extension-points in sphere, which symbolically comes along with a metal round object, to shape a space.


About Classifiable Movement 
Chen Kai has founded the Classifiable Movement to put his ‘Classifiable Movement’ theory into practice and visualize the concept of ‘let the movement speak for itself’. His logic thinking pattern cultivates the rational side of the dance and shapes multi-layers of movement analysis. 
He created his choreographic method of ‘Classifiable Movement’, which has been categorizing movements according to their features, namely linear, turning, twist, flex and rolling, etc. Focusing on merely one feature each time, a series of pieces has been developed - Line, Circle, Line and Aureola, Sweep (overture), Twist, Flex, Circle II, Line II, Sweep, Movement with Fan and so on. 


Audition Details
Time and Date: 8/7 (Sun) 10-1pm
Venue: HKAPA Studio 3
*Invited applicants will have to prepare a Solo of no shorter than 2 mins, based on his interpretation about Linear Movement during the audition.

Application Form: https://goo.gl/mEMKg6 
Deadline: 1/7 (日Sun)
Interested parties please submit the Online Application Form with the following details: 
1) Personal Contact, 2) CV, 3) Full body shot, 4) Solo dance video.

Dancer Requirements:
1. Applicants must be 18 years old or above by the start of the programme.
2. To fit the theme of the work, applicants must have strong professional background of contemporary dance and ballet.
3. Male dancer who has possessed professional contemporary or ballet training.
4. Applicants must be able to work according to the rehearsal and performance schedule.

Enquiries: 
Thalia Wong
2267 6631 / thalia@hkdanceall.org

Photo: Zoe Ho. Henry Sum at Line II by Classifiable Movement.