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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


‘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