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Joseph Lee : Dancer Audition X Workshop



Local choreographer Joseph Lee is holding a two-day contemporary dance workshop on 22-23 December, to share his thoughts gained from the exchange experiences in Europe, his current research and the artistic direction. Meanwhile, Joseph also wishes to meet and connect with local performers, seeking partners for his new creation premiered in September 2019 and upcoming production(s) in 2020. 

The workshop will utilize improvisation as devices, in search for the possibilities of bodies in motion, to connect the mind and the body, forming a dialogue. Research on creation topics in future production(s) will be conducted, discussing the topics and implementing trails in an open environment, to gain mutual understanding and explore the space for exchange in creation. 

► Details of Workshop and Audition
Date: 2018.12.22-23 (Sat – Sun)

Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Venue: Wanchai

► Application Method: 
Applicants with professional dance and physical training backgrounds are welcome to apply. Applicants must attend both two-days of the workshop.

Online Application Form︰
Application Deadline: 2018.12.18 (Tue)

Suitable candidates will be invited, all applicants will receive an email notification before December 21 for the result. Invited pariticants will recevie the details of the event. 

//About Joseph Lee//

Joseph Lee was a local choreographer, and began his dance training at the age of seventeen. He further his dance training at The Place, London Contemporary Dance School in UK, where he obtained his Master of Arts (Contemporary Dance) in 2015. Lee tried to expand the imaginations in dance with his choreography and dance by extensive collaboration with different art forms. Lee joined Unlock Dancing Plaza as an apprentice upon his return at the beginning of 2015 and became their resident artist afterwards. 

Recent Choreography includes It tastes like you (2016), Folding Echoes (2016), The World Was Once Flat (2018).

Lee was awarded Arts Development Award for Young Artist; the Chin Lin Foundation of Emerging Choreographer. 

More info: 

Enquiries: Chloe Wong (chloe@hkdanceall.org/ 2267 6733)

Photo: The Light Particles

Funeral, Cremation and Memorial Service of Dr Thomas Townsend Brown, Jr




The Funeral, Cremation and Memorial Service of Dr Thomas Townsend Brown, Jr have been held. Heartfelt thanks to friends who came and shared the loving memories with Tom. A Public Memorial Webpage has been set up. Visitors can pay tribute at anytime and anywhere: https://tombrown.muchloved.com/ .


To carry the mission of Dr. Brown in dance education and development, condolence monies and donations could be made to the “Dr Thomas Thownsend Brown, Jr Memorial Scholarship” that is being established at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts for outstanding Academy students. The Scholarship will be managed by a committee comprises Mr Cecil Sze, Ms Anna CY Chan and Ms Stella Lau.

Please click here to download Donation Form.


Photo: Alan Wong

Springboard Showcase 2019: 'Linear' by Chen Kai, 'I.I.I' by KT Yau Ka Hei



Springboard Showcase 2019: 'Linear' by Chen Kai, 'I.I.I' by KT Yau Ka Hei

11-12/1/2019 (Fri – Sat) 8pm

Ko Shan Theatre New Wing Auditorium
Ticket Sales Start: 3/12/2018

20% off Early Bird Discount: https://goo.gl/sPBjJo (Deadline: 17/12/2018)


A brand new choreography of ’Classifiable Movement’

In my body, substance is transformed
In my mind, space is set

Choreographer/ Dancer: Chen Kai
Installation Designer: Joe Chan Kiu Hong
Composer: Charlotte Chiu
Lighting Designer: Billy Wong
Acknowledgement: Lee Siu Ching Arts Donation

《I.I.I》 In Ideal Illusion


Absent in reality,

Present with imagination

Choreographer: KT Yau Ka Hei
Devising Dancers: Chan Lok Hin, Kingsan Lo, Tsang Wing Fai
Lighting Designer: Billy Wong
Sound Designer: Sham Chung Tat


 Springboard Showcase ◆ 

Presented by Hong Kong Dance Alliance, 'Springboard Showcase' is a residency program and creative platform targeting mid-career local choreographers.



 Discount Schemes ◆ 
Half-price tickets available for full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 and above, people with disabilities and the minder and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients.

30% off for members of Hong Kong Dance Alliance; 20% off for Prestige members of Hong Kong Dance Company, 10% off for Friends of Hong Kong Ballet, CCDC ‘Dance Inspirations’ members and ‘Student Dance Inspirations’ members and HKAPA Alumni Association members.

10% off for each 5-10 standard tickets; 20% off for 11-19 standard tickets; 30% off for 20 or more standard tickets.

Patrons can enjoy only one of the above discount offers. Please inform the box office staff at the time of purchase.

Important Information ◆ 
This program contains nudity scenes.
Recommended for aged 12 or above.
The performance lasts approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission. Latecomers will only be admitted until a suitable break or the intermission.


The presenter reserves the right to change the program and substitute artists.

Program Enquiries: 2267 6631 / www.hkdanceall.org 
Ticketing Enquiries: 3761 6661
Credit Card Telephone Booking: 2111 5999
Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk

Presented and Produced by: Hong Kong Dance Alliance
This production is financially supported by the HKADC
Acknowledgement: Leisure and Cultural Services Department

Arrangements of funeral and memorial service of Dr. Thomas Townsend Brown, Jr.



The arrangements of funeral, cremation and memorial service of Dr. Thomas Townsend Brown, Jr. are listed as below. The ceremonies are open to public. Online reservation is required for participants of the Memorial Service.


【Funeral and Cremation】
Date:29.11.2018 (Thur)
Time:11:00 - 14:00 
Venue: Hau Sze Hall, International Funeral Parlour, Hunghom
Flower Color: Ivory, White, Green
*Cremation: Will take place at Cape Collinson Crematorium in Chai Wan right after the Funeral


【Memorial Service】
Date: 3.12.2018 (Mon) 
Time: 20:00 
Venue: The Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre, HKAPA
Online Reservation: https://goo.gl/forms/LJh5Wjzmj8gla2cN2
*In lieu of flowers

All condolence money will be donated to the “Dr. Thomas Townsend Brown, Jr. Memorial Scholarship” by the HKAPA



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


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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


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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



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!



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






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



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





「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。 









日期:9月26日 (星期三)







News from Executive Committee




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


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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.



Ms Chloe Wong (Project Assistant)

E-mail: chloe@hkdanceall.org

Tel: 2267 6733