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Deadline postponed - "Dance Tutorial Video Testing Ground" - Call for submission

2020.5.7

Deadline postponed

"Dance Tutorial Video Testing Ground"

Call for submission

 

 

 

"Dance Tutorial Video Testing Ground" is a project presented by Hong Kong Dance Alliance in response to the dance community situation under the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

The Alliance is showing support to the dance community with this project, hope to encourage dance tutors to research on how dance tutorials could be adapted to video/digital format in a creative way and provide free tutorials for general public to dance/exercise at home.

 

This project would not be only beneficial to dance tutors and dance students, general public who are interested in dance and workout whom could not attend physical dance lessons due to COVID-19 would also be benefited.

 

A research fee of HKD 2,000 will be offered to the applicant who submitted the dance video which is later be selected to share on the Alliance Facebook Page. A total of 15 quotas are available.

 

Details of important dates [Last updated on 7 May 2020]

  • Application: 21 Apr – 17 May 2020
  • Notify Results: 18 May 2020
  • Video Launching: 18 May – 15 Jun 2020
  • Payment to Tutors: 18 May – 15 Jun 2020

 

 

Video requirements

  • Teaching Language: Cantonese or English
  • Dance genres including but not limited to: Ballet, Chinese dance, Street dance, Jazz, Contemporary, Yoga etc.
  • The submitted dance tutorial video(s) shall remain unlisted on any media platforms or for private use only before the notification of selection result and before the publication by the Alliance.

 

If you are interested, please submit your dance tutorial videos on or before 17 May 2020 (Sun)! A a single or series of tutorial videos are welcomed!

 

Application and video submission form: https://forms.gle/w9gNrDdfdYz9EiUV8

 

Enquiries: Ms Yvonne Yau (+852 2267 6733 / yvonne@hkdanceall.org)

22nd Hong Kong Dance Awards Postponed

2020.3.25

Press Release

Immediate release

 

22nd Hong Kong Dance Awards Postponed

due to COVID-19 Pandemic

 

 

 

 

24 March 2020 —— Hong Kong Dance Alliance (the Alliance) announces the postponement of the 22nd Hong Kong Dance Awards.

 

The 22nd Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation & Gala Performance was originally scheduled to take place on 17 April 2020 at Kwai Tsing Theatre Auditorium. However, due to the measures in place to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been postponed as follows:

 

Date:               18 July 2020 (Sat)

Time:               8pm

Venue:             Auditorium, Kwai Tsing Theatre

 

In line with the postponement of the Awards presentation, the shortlisted nominations for outstanding achievement in 2019 will be announced on 8 May 2020.  As usual, the Awards results will be announced at the Presentation and Gala Performance and will be kept secret until then.

 

 

The Artistic Director for this year’s Gala, Dominic Wong (Acting Artistic Director, City Contemporary Dance Company), is adopting an exciting new approach, showcasing Hong Kong’s rich diversity of dance and celebrating inclusivity with a special performance featuring dance schools, amateur dance groups and dancers with disabilities alongside professional dance artists.

 

The Chairperson of the Alliance, Shirley Loong, says: “While we are naturally disappointed to have to postpone the Awards presentation, we believe that holding the Gala in July will be the perfect occasion for the local dance community to come together after the dark days of the Covid-19 epidemic, celebrate our unity in the face of hardship and pay tribute to the outstanding achievements of our peers.”

 

We look forward to welcoming the public and members of the dance community to join us for this joyous event and experience the best of Hong Kong dance.

 

 

Ticketing

Tickets available from 18 June at URBTIX.

Ticket price: $180, $120

 

30% off early-bird discount will be available for purchase via the Hong Kong Dance Alliance starting from 8 May, before box office opens.  Details will be announced later.

 

 

 

About Hong Kong Dance Alliance

With the mission of serving as a primary voice and support group for dance in Hong Kong and for Hong Kong dance worldwide, HKDA is devoted to promoting 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 it is a recipient of Hong Kong Arts Development Council Three Year Grant.

 

 

 

 

【Announcement of Fellows】A Dance Journey - Hong Kong Dance Alliance Fellowship

2020.3.13

 

Thank you for your support to ‘A Dance Journey - Hong Kong Dance Alliance Fellowship’. After a few rounds of serious consideration and internal discussions, 3 applications have been selected as Fellows of this scheme, details as follow:

 

 

Announcement of Fellows (in alphabetical order of surname)

 

 

FrancisJohn CHAN (Supporting aspect: Research support)

 

FrancisJohn CHAN, London-based Hong Kong interdisciplinary artist, is planning to conduct a research project on ‘Current Hong Kong dance scene’. The Alliance will match him with Hong Kong senior dance artists (especially dance artists who have involved in environmental dance projects), dance critics and venue authorities for his research and exploration.

 

HO Ming Yan (Supporting aspect: Mentor matching, Production budget management, Workshop teaching)

 

The Alliance will provide advice on production budget management to emerging local dance artist HO Ming Yan and match her with senior dance practitioners as her mentors to provide artistic advice on her new work.

 

Tha Alliance will also arrange a session of workshop on body movement for her and participating artists.

 

Kenny LEUNG Kim Fung (Supporting aspect: Publicity expertise matching, Brand building)

 

The Alliance will link up Hong Kong independent dance artist Kenny LEUNG with marketing expertise in art and cultural companies, allowing him to come up with his own marketing strategies to promote his upcoming new work and other works in the future.

 

LEUNG is planning to establish a new dance company, the Alliance will also provide advisory support on setting up new company.

 

 

 

A huge gratitude to all applicants and we are regretful that we could not fully support all proposals due to the limitation of resources, but we are very happy and will try our best to help our friends in dance sector solve their problems even out of this scheme.

 

【Event postponed】Dance Hub Lecture Series: Self-care for dancers – from physical to mental

2020.1.16

 

Dance Hub Lecture Series:

Self-care for dancers – from physical to mental

 

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Postponement notice

[Last updated on: 31 Jan 2020]

 

To tie in with the response level under the "Preparedness and Response Plan for Novel Infectious Disease of Public Health Significance" being raised to Emergency Response Level and avoid people from gathering,【Dance Hub Lecture Series: Self-care for dancers – from physical to mental】held on 12,16 and 21 Feb 2020 will be postponed. Details are to be confirmed. Sorry for the inconvenience caused and thank you very much for your understanding. Best wishes and stay healthy!

 

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As a dancer, taking care of yourself is essential for sustaining a long career. Hong Kong Dance Alliance (HKDA) has invited two experts - an experienced physiotherapist, and a dance educator with wide knowledge of dance science - to participate in our Dance Hub Lecture Series, giving guidance on how dancers can take care of their physical and mental health

 

Too often, dancers ignore the limits of their body while they are performing or building up their technique, making it easy to get injured. In the first two talks of the series, speaker Clement Chan will introduce ways of preventing and recovering from dance injuries and will also demonstrate some relaxing stretches for daily practice.

Even if your body is healthy, if your mind is tense that can also spoil a performance. In the last talk of the series, dance educator Heidi Yu who possesses deep knowledge in dance science will talk about developing a positive mindset and ways to deal with anxiety.

 

►Event Details

 

Talk 1Causes and Prevention of Dance Injuries

Date & Time:12/2(Wed)7-9pm

Speaker:Clement Chan

  •  Experiential Anatomy
  •  Usual Causes of Dance Injuries
  •  Common Dance Injuries
  •  Dance Injuries Health Care and Prevention

 

Talk 2Recovering from Dance Injuries

Date & Time:16/2(Sun)3-5pm

Speaker:陳錦明 Clement Chan

  •  Introduction of Inflammation and Healing
  •  Ways of handling Dance Injuries
  •  Dance Rehabilitation
  •  Occupational Safety for Dance

 

Talk 3Mental Preparation of Dancers

Date & Time:21/2(Fri)7-9pm

Speaker:Heidi Yu Hiu-Tung

  •  Ways of Setting Goals
  •  Positive Self-talk
  •  Imagery
  •  Motivation Building
  •  Audition/Performance Anxiety

► Venue

Unlock Dancing Plaza (7D, Wah Mow Factory Building, No. 5-7 Ng Fong Street, San Po Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong)

 

►Language

Cantonese

 

►Fee

 

HKDA Members:

$60/talk;

10% off for any two talks (Total $108);

20% off for all the three talks (Total $144)

 

Non-members:

$80/talk;

10% off for any two talks (Total $144);

20% off for all the three talks (Total $192)

 

*No refund

 

►Enquiries

 Ms Yvonne Yau

 Tel.: 2267 6733

 Email: yvonne@hkdanceall.org

 

►Speakers Biography

 

Clement Chan

Mr Chan graduated from the School of Dance, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He then became a Registered Physiotherapist. With his extensive experience in rehabilitation and a solid background in dance movement, Mr Chan is especially interested in integrating the body-mind concept into exercise therapy and rehabilitation. In the past decade, Mr Chan has been invited by various organizations to convey messages about occupational safety, injury prevention and exercise techniques.

 

Heidi Yu Hiu-Tung

Miss Yu received rigorous ballet training in a professional arts school and won prizes in numerous international ballet competitions. She has performed with Houston Ballet and in contemporary dance productions in Hong Kong, where she also developed her teaching career, training children, pre-professionals and adults.

In recent years, Miss Yu has completed two masters degrees majoring in Dance Science, which enabled and encouraged her to promote a holistic approach to healthy dance practice through talks, workshops and technique classes. She is a part-time lecturer at HKAPA.

 

 

 

Sudhee Liao: Dancers Audition

2020.1.2

A Sudhee Liao: Dancers Audition

Choreographer Sudhee Liao is looking for 2-3 dancers to join her coming up New Force in Motion performance in September 2020.

 

If you are interested in improvisation and expanding the possibilities between the body and objects, please come and join us!

 

► Audition Details

Date: 16/1/2020 (Thu)

Time: 10:00-12:30

Venue: Studiodanz (Kowloon)

Address: Workshop B, 5/F, Tontex Industrial Building, 2-4 Sheung Hei Street, San Po Kong, Kowloon

 

► Requirements

- Performing experience is necessary

- Contemporary dance, theater or movement background is preferred

 

► Audition Format

- Movement improvisation, working with an object (to be given)

- Interview

**Dress code: sportswear or anything that is comfortable

 

►Performance Details

Rehearsal Period: 2/2020-9/2020

Performance Period: 9/2020

Performance Venue: Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre

 

►Application Method

Application Form: Click Here

Deadline: 13/1/2020 (Mon)

 

Enquiries:

Ms. Atti Au

atti@hkdanceall.org/ 2267 6631

 

Photo: Jesse Clockwork

New Chairperson for Hong Kong Dance Alliance

2019.12.19

New Chairperson for Hong Kong Dance Alliance

 

The Hong Kong Dance Alliance has announced the following changes to its Executive Committee effective 17 December 2019:

The Chairperson of the Alliance, Stella Lau, will step down from her position but will remain as a member of the Executive Committee. The Alliance thanks Stella for her dedication and outstanding service as chairperson over the past five years. Shirley Loong has been appointed Chairperson and Allen Lam will take over from her as Vice-Chairperson. In addition, Sylvia Wu has resigned from her position as a member of the Executive Committee and the Alliance thanks her for her services over the past three years.

 

The Hong Kong Dance Alliance serves as a primary voice and support group for dance in Hong Kong and for Hong Kong dance worldwide under the leadership of the Executive Committee and continues to strive to fulfill its mission of serving as a key driver of dance development in Hong Kong.

 

The members of the Executive Committee are as follows:

 

Chairperson:

Shirley LOONG

 

Vice Chairperson:

Allen LAM

 

Secretary:

Kevin WONG

 

Treasurer:

Paul TAM

 

Members:

Angela HANG

Cyrus HUI

Stella LAU

Natasha ROGAI

David TSUI

Septime WEBRE

Dominic WONG

Yuntao YANG

 

Chairs Emeriti:

Tom BROWN

Anna C Y CHAN

Helen NG

Willy TSAO

 

【Application Deadline Postponed】A Dance Journey - Hong Kong Dance Alliance Fellowship

2019.12.6

【Application Deadline Postponed】

A Dance Journey - Hong Kong Dance Alliance Fellowship

The application deadline for A Dance Journey - Hong Kong Dance Alliance Fellowship has been extended to 7 February 2020.

Interested parties are encouraged to submit their applications via online application form.

 

 

A Dance Journey - Hong Kong Dance Alliance Fellowship

Most local choreographers work as freelance artists without any regular support from art managers, administrators, or agents. The increasing overseas exchange opportunities for local dance talents have also intensified the need for agency support and professional guidance. The Alliance is very keen on supporting artists by providing holistic administrative assistance and management that takes into account artistic goals for potential candidates in need. It is also eager to instigate open dialogue with dance artists on innovative projects and ways and means to develop sustainable support for projects and artists.

 

The fellowship aims to:

  • Match new choreographic talents with senior dance practitioners as their mentors to provide guidance and artistic development advice.
  • Provide in-kind publicity, brand building and administration support for projects artists are planning to engage in, to help them advance their careers.
  • Offer assistance to selected choreographic artists in broadening their artistic development, clarifying their aims and vision, and identifying and gaining the skills and knowledge needed to nurture their careers.

 

Eligibility

All local choreographers who are willing to commit to consistent engagement with dance are eligible to apply. Graduates from local institutes of performing arts who are eager to start developing their career in choreography are also eligible to apply.

 

Period

Early February 2020: Announcement of successful applicants and first review meeting ( to discuss planning and direction for projects) 

February – June 2020: Mentoring sessions, representation and networking, publicity and administrative support

 

How to apply

Call for applications is open until 7 February 2020.

Interested applicants please send a brief introduction of the proposed project for which you are applying for the fellowship (in a Word document / PDF file), attaching your English resume and 3 video excerpts from your latest production (if any) to: admin@hkdanceall.org

You can also apply by filling in the online application here.

 

The introduction of the project could be but not limit to: Reasons of applying/Concept and framework of proposal/Expected outcome. All applications will be reviewed by the Selection panelists from the Hong Kong Dance Alliance.

 

 

Enquiries:

2267 6631 / admin@hkdanceall.org

 

【Event Postponed】WDA Global Summit and IFDA in Hong Kong

2019.11.18

 

【Event Postponed】SWEAT Festival, World Dance Alliance Global Summit and International Festival of Dance Academics

In consideration of the current unstable social condition in Hong Kong, the captioned event will be postponed to June 2021. Save the date and looking forward to seeing you in 2021.

 

 

WDA Global Summit and International Festival of Dance Academics in Hong Kong, 15-21 June 2020  

The World Dance Alliance (WDA) Global Summit and International Festival of Dance Academics will be held in Hong Kong on 15-21 June 2020. The activities include Long Table Discussion, Pecha Kucha presentation, Pop-up showcase, Open Studio and Dance film screening. It will be co-organised by the Hong Kong Dance Alliance and Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.   

The WDA Global Summit will partner with SWEAT -  Hong Kong International Dance Workshop Festival, which is presented and organized by Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts.    
More information on the events and call for participation will be announced on Hong Kong Dance Alliance website and Facebook page!

 

Hong Kong Dance Awards 2020 - Call for Nominations

2019.10.20

Press Release

For immediate release

 

Hong Kong Dance Awards 2020 - Call for Nominations

 

 

20 October 2019, Hong Kong – Hong Kong Dance Alliance (HKDA) announces the Call for Nominations for the Hong Kong Dance Awards 2020. 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 thirteen award categories are open for submission by anyone – from dance practitioners to audience members. For the upcoming Hong Kong Dance Awards, an additional award, Outstanding Alternative Space Production will be established. The original award Outstanding Dance Education, Youth Dance, Community Dance, or Environmental Dance will be revised as Outstanding Dance Education or Community Dance. 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 2020.

 

Establishment of Cash Prize for Tom Brown Emerging Choreographer Award

Hong Kong Dance Alliance is pleased to announce the establishment of a cash prize for the Tom Brown Emerging Choreographer Award. Donated by the Tom Brown Memorial Fund, the HKD$20,000 cash prize is a token to encourage awarded choreographers to continue their work. It will be presented starting from the upcoming Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation, while the former two Emerging Choreographer awardees have received the prize retrospectively. Many thanks to the Tom Brown Memorial Fund for the continued support to the dance industry.

 

Hong Kong Dance Awards 2020 Presentation & Gala Performance

The Awards will be announced and presented at the Hong Kong Dance Awards 2020 Presentation & Gala Performance, which will be held at Kwai Tsing Theatre Auditorium on 17 April 2020 (Friday). 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 and Hugh Cho.

 

The nomination period closes on 3 January 2020 (Friday). Interested parties can complete the nomination form and submit through email to admin@hkdanceall.org, by post or submit in-person to Hong Kong Dance Alliance Office (7/F, 26-28 Tai Yau Street, San Po Kong, Kowloon), or submit online nomination form.

 

 

Hong Kong Dance Awards 2020

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 Alternative Space Production

 

  • Outstanding Dance Education or Community 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.

 

 

 

'New Force in Motion' Series: Joseph Lee, Terry Tsang, Tsang Wing Fai -- Box Office Opens

2019.7.5

Press Release

For immediate release

 

'New Force in Motion' Series: Joseph Lee, Terry Tsang, Tsang Wing Fai -- Box Office Opens

5 July 2019 -- Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the Hong Kong Dance Alliance will produce the upcoming 'New Force in Motion' Series, and stage 4 public performances on 13-15 September 2019 at Kwai Tsing Theatre Blackbox Theatre. The Series will showcase 3 new works by three local emerging choreographers: Joseph Lee, Terry Tsang and Tsang Wing Fai. Tickets are now available at URBTIX, with a standard price $180.

 

'New Force in Motion' Series:

The Series is presented by the LCSD, and produced by the HKDA for the third consecutive year. This year, the Series is also part of the 'Beyond Multi-arts' Series of LCSD. It aims to offer a professional platform for young choreographers to showcase choreography, encourage development and stimulate creativity through artistic mentoring and collborative research. The three choreographers were selected by the LCSD Art Form Panel (Dance and Multi-arts) from the proposals it received.

 

About the Works and Creative Teams:

 

'Drifting'

Drifting of mind in the midst of virtual reality

 

Choreographer/ Dancer: Joseph Lee

Devising Dancer: Holmes Cheung

Performer/ Digital and Sound Designer: Lawrence Lau

Rehearsal Assistant: Sharon Tam Suet Wa

Costume Design: Toby Crispy @Fashion Clinic

 

'Mo Ngaan Tai'

With the eyes shut, we trace the contour of power and desire

 

Choreographer: Terry Tsang

Devising Dancers: Jessica Ho, Pak Wei Ming, Poon Chun Ho, Sabrina Wong

Composer/ Sound Designer: Leung Po Wing

Props Designer: Aya Mok @Moonster Creation

 

'Infiltrated'

Devoutly I pray, a rift is found between my palms

 

Choreographer: Tsang Wing Fai

Devising Dancers: Blue Ka Wing, Cheung Tsz Kwan, Helen Ko, Carman Li

Composer/ Sound Designer: Sham Chung Tat

 

 

‘New Force in Motion’ Series: Joseph Lee, Terry Tsang, Tsang Wing Fai

Date: 13* – 14.9.2019 (8pm); 14 – 15*.9.2019 (3pm)

Venue: Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre

*with post-performance talks

Tickets: $180 Free Seating

 

 

Artistic and Technical Teams:

Artistic Advisor: Dick Wong

Lighting Designer: Bert Wong

Graphic Designer: Peter Bird  

Production and Stage Manager: Jason Ma

Publicity Photographer: tommytfortwo

 

 

Ticketing and Discount Schemes

Tickets available from 5 July onwards at all URBTIX outlets, on internet, mobile app and credit card telephone booking.

 

Programme Enquiries 2268 7323

Ticketing Enquiries 3761 6661

Credit Card Telephone Booking 2111 5999

Internet Booking www.urbtix.hk

 

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. (Limited tickets for CSSA recipients available on a first-come-first-served basis)

 

Limited-time Discount*:

20% off for each purchase of standard tickets from 5 July to 31 August.

 

Group Booking Discount*:

For each purchase of standard tickets for stage programme(s) in the ‘Beyond Multi-arts’ Series, the following concession applies: 10% off for 4-9 standard tickets; 15% off for 10-19 standard tickets; 20% off for 20 or more standard tickets.

 

‘Beyond Multi-arts’ Series Package Discount*:

For each purchase of standard tickets for different stage programmes in the ‘Beyond Multi-arts’ Series, the following concession applies: 10 % off for any 2 programmes; 15 % off for any 3 programmes; 20% off for 4 or more programmes. *Not applicable to tickets for all lectures and workshops in the ‘Beyond Multi-arts’ Series. 

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

 

The programme contains nudity scenes.

Recommended for ages 12 or above.

The running time of the whole performance is approximately 1 hour 40 minutes including two 20-minute intermissions.

Audience is strongly advised to arrive punctually. Latecomers and audiences who leave their seats during the performance will only be admitted during the intermission.

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.