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Advance Tickets Discounts for ‘New Force in Motion’ Series 2017 available until 9 August

2017.7.20

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Advance Tickets Discounts for 'New Force in Motion' Series 2017 available until 9 August

 

 

20 July 2017 – An advance tickets discounts will be offered to those who reserve tickets for the upcoming ‘New Force in Motion’ Series performances presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and produced by Hong Kong Dance Alliance.

 

This year’s ‘New Force in Motion’ Series features premieres of Solitary by Rex Cheng and Unmixed by KT Yau. Four performances will be held on 8-10 September 2017 in the Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre. From now to 9 August 2017, audience could enjoy a 20% discount on standard tickets* by filling in the online form!

*The discount offer is only applicable to standard tickets.

 

‘New Force in Motion’ Series: Solitary by Rex Cheng and Unmixed by KT Yau

Date: 8 – 9.9.2017 (8pm); 9 – 10.9.2017 (3pm)

Venue: Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre

Price: $160 (Free Seating)

Program Enquiries: 2268 7323 | Ticketing Enquiries: 3761 6661

Credit Card & Internet Ticketing: 2111 5999 | www.urbtix.hk

 

For the complete press release, please click here.

 

Enquiries:

Ms Akama Chin (Project Officer, Hong Kong Dance Alliance)

E-mail: akama@hkdanceall.org

Tel: 2267 6631 

 

Hong Kong Dance Alliance to Produce ‘New Force in Motion’ Series in 2017-18

2017.6.30

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Hong Kong Dance Alliance to Produce ‘New Force in Motion’ Series in 2017-18

 

30 June, 2017 – 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) with a double-bill of Rex Cheng and KT Yau on 8-10 September 2017 in the Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre.

 

‘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. With a shared vision for dance development, and to facilitate the professional production process, this will be the first time the HKDA to serve as the producer of the program.

 

Two young local choreographers, Rex Cheng and KT Yau, were selected by the LCSD Art Form Panel (Dance and Multi-Arts) from the applications it received. 

 

Rex Cheng

Rex Cheng graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, majoring in Chinese Dance and joined DanceArt HK as a full-time dancer after graduation. Currently, he works as a freelance dance artist, tutor of Tai Chi, Yoga and Pilates. In 2016, he performed in Human Internship by Justyne Li for Hong Kong Dance Alliance Springboard Showcase 2016 program, and The Rite of Spring by Dick Wong for Zuni Icosahedron.

During the past years, he has also presented his choreographic works, including Rehearsal, No.36, To Tear Up, To Gear Down, Bingo?!, On/Off? for CCDC Dance Centre Real Showcase and The Butcher for HKADC Grant for Emerging Artists.

 

KT Yau

KT Yau graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honors) degree, majoring in Contemporary Dance from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2013. She was a full-time dancer of Y-Space in 2013 and is now a freelance artist.

Recent performances include On & On & Turn Turn Turn for Y-space in 2015, Diffusion of the Silence in 2015, and Heaven Behind the Door in 2014 for the Hong Kong Arts Festival Hong Kong Jockey Club Contemporary Dance Series. In 2016, she studied in Israel with Vertigo Dance Company.

 

‘New Force in Motion’ Series: Solitary by Rex Cheng and Unmixed by KT Yau

Date: 8 – 10 September 2017

Venue: Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre

 

For the complete press release, please click here.

 

 

Enquiries:

Ms Akama Chin (Project Officer, Hong Kong Dance Alliance)

E-mail: akama@hkdanceall.org

Tel: 2267 6631 

 


19th Hong Kong Dance Awards – Recipients Announced

2017.5.11

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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


19th Hong Kong Dance Awards – Lau Siu-ming Receives Distinguished Achievement Award and Ringo Chan Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

2017.5.4

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The 19th Hong Kong Dance Awards – Lau Siu-ming Receives Distinguished Achievement Award and Ringo Chan Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

 

4 May 2017, Hong Kong The 19th Hong Kong Dance Awards announces today the dance pioneer Lau Siu-ming and dance practitioner and dance photographer Ringo Chan (1959 - 2016) are the recipients of Distinguished Achievement Award and Lifetime Achievement Award respectively. The above two awards, along with all twelve other outstanding awards, will be presented at the 19th Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation and Gala Performance on 10 May 2017 (Wednesday), 8 pm at Hong Kong City Hall Theatre.

 

Established in 1999 by Hong Kong Dance Alliance, the Hong Kong Dance Awards recognize outstanding achievements and contributions to the art form by Hong Kong artists and organizations, also a creditable award in the Hong Kong Dance Scene. 

 

Lau Siu-ming - Recipient of Distinguished Achievement Award

Lau Siu-ming is a pioneer and tireless supporter of Hong Kong dance. Born 1930s, from being a mariner in his early life, to a scholarship holder dancing with world-class dance artists in France, later return as a front runner of the Hong Kong dance development, Lau has a legendary life.

 

Being one of the first local dancers to pursue dance training in Europe, he received scholarship at I’Ecole Superieure de Danse Cannes in early 1960s. During his time in Cannes, he was a student of the famous American Ballerina Rosella Hightower. He was later invited to join the world-known choreographer Maurice Béjart’s production in Belgian Ballet du Xxe Siècle.

 

On his return to Hong Kong in 1967, Lau engaged in dance education. He is one of the founder members of earliest dance organizations in Hong Kong - Hong Kong Ballet Group and Hong Kong Dance Federation. Lau also engaged himself in film and television, notably in Tsui Hark’s film A Chinese Ghost Story won him huge popularity. Lau was also a dance master for television stations Rediffusion Television and Television Broadcasts (TVB).

 

Lau’s contribution and enthusiasm for the Hong Kong dance scene is well recognized. He received the Hong Kong Dance Awards in 2002, Honorary Fellowship by the HKAPA in 2007, the Award for Outstanding Contribution in Arts in the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards (2009) in 2010 and the Medal of Honour by the Hong Kong SAR Government in 2013. 

 

Ringo Chan (1959 - 2016) - Recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award

Ringo Chan is a renowned dance practitioner and dance photographer who gave lifetime devotion to Hong Kong dance development. Chan joined the City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC) in 1980 and is one of the first professional contemporary dancers in Hong Kong. He became Rehearsal Master of the CCDC in 1990 then was promoted to Assistant Artistic Director in 1993.

 

In the 1980s, Chan began photographing and filming for performing arts companies. In 1998, he published Hong Kong’s first dance photography book The Dance Photography of Ringo Chan, funded by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. Chan also served as the Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Dance Alliance and advisor of School of Dance of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He received the Hong Kong Dance Awards in 1999 and Honorary Fellowship from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2006.

 

 

19th Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation and Gala Performance 

10 May 2017 (Wed) 8pm 

Hong Kong City Hall Theatre 

$160, $120 (Tickets available now at URBTIX) 

 

For the Awards complete press release, please click here.

 

Media Enquiries: 

Ms Akama Chin (Project Officer, Hong Kong Dance Alliance)

E-mail: akama@hkdanceall.org

Website: www.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, 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 - Fellows World Première Works

2017.5.2

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Hong Kong Dance Awards Fellows World Première Works

 

26 April, Hong Kong – Two dance works by Hong Kong Dance Awards Fellowship recipients will be premièred at the 19th Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation & Gala Performance.

 

The first-ever Hong Kong Dance Alliance (HKDA) Hong Kong Dance Awards Fellowship were awarded - Pak Wei-ming and Wayson Poon, to enable them to research and develop new dance works to showcase at the 19th Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation & Gala Performance. The Fellowship aims to support dance development, further fulfilling the goal of celebrating dance achievements in Hong Kong, and recognize up-and-coming cutting edge choreographers.

 

Recipients were selected from Collaborative Creative Lab produced by HKDA in early 2017. The fellowships provided recipients financial support, artistic and administration assistance, and a showcase platform to continue their creative research and take ideas from inception to completion during February to May 2017. The Hong Kong Dance Awards Fellows are:

 

Pak Wei-ming, an independent choreographer and performing dance artist whose most recent choreography includes 900, Interpretation, and Wearing - Being Covered. In his new work, Toilet Pump, Pak slyly subverts notions about this common home appliance through exploration of rhythmic movements - using it to challenge dancers and our expectations.

 

Wayson Poon, a contemporary choreographer and artist who researches connectivity in dance, space, idea, and form. Recent choreographies include Fleeing by Night, Behind 3.0, and Untitled. Poon’s new work, Intersection, examines the connections between dancers through different movement textures, rhythmic qualities, chaos, stillness, imagination, and introspection.

 

 

19th Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation & Gala Performance

10 May 2017 (Wed) 8pm

Hong Kong City Hall Theatre

$160, $120 (Tickets available now at URBTIX)

 

For the Awards poster image, please click here.

 

For the Awards complete press release, please click here.

 

 

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.

 

Media enquiries:

Ms Akama Chin (Project Officer, Hong Kong Dance Alliance)

Email: akama@hkdanceall.org

Tel: 2267 6631


19th Hong Kong Dance Awards – Box Office Opens

2017.4.10

 

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The 19th Hong Kong Dance Awards – Box Office Opens

 

10 April, Hong Kong – Tickets for the 19th Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation & Gala Performance are now available at URBTIX.

 

The 19th Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation & Gala Performance, an evening of sensational dance celebrating superb achievements will take place on 10 May 2017 (Wednesday), 8pm at Hong Kong City Hall Theatre, under the Artistic Direction of the renowned performer and choreographer Allen Lam. Twelve awards for outstanding work in choreography, production, performance, design for dance, dance education, and services to dance will be presented. In addition, for the first time, both a Distinguished Achievement Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award will be bestowed with recipients announced shortly.

 

The highlight of the evening will be an extraordinary array of performances by Hong Kong’s flagship companies together with a sneak preview of a new pieces from a major company and brand new dances from rising young choreographic talents. Performing companies for the Gala include: Hong Kong Dance Company, Hong Kong Ballet, City Contemporary Dance Company, and the School of Dance of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Up-and-coming cutting edge choreographers, Pak Wei-ming and Wayson Poon, recipients of Hong Kong Dance Awards Fellowships, will present two world première choreographies. The Gala is a one-time only opportunity to see this exceptional lineup of diverse styles from Hong Kong’s leading dancers, companies, and choreographers and to share in the suspense as award envelops are opened and recipients announced.

 

Established in 1999 by Hong Kong Dance Alliance, the Hong Kong Dance Awards recognize outstanding achievements and contributions to the art form by Hong Kong artists and organizations and give audiences an opportunity to partake in the passion for excellence that drives Hong Kong’s most vibrant performing art.

 

Ticketing details:

URBTIX Internet Ticketing: www.urbtix.hk

Telephone Credit Card Booking: 2111 5999

Ticketing Enquiries: 3761 6661

Program Enquiries: www.hkdanceall.org | 2267 6663

 

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 - Shortlist Announced

2017.3.2

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The 19th Hong Kong Dance Awards - Shortlist Announced

 

2 March 2017 - Hong Kong Dance Alliance (HKDA) announces the Shortlist for the 19th Hong Kong Dance Awards (see attached for all 39 shortlisted candidates). Recipients will be announced during the 19th Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation & Gala Performance held on 10 May 2017 (Wednesday), 8pm at Hong Kong City Hall Theatre. Recipients of the Distinguished Achievement Award and Lifetime Achievement Award will be announced soon.

 

The shortlist was confirmed by ballots of expert panelists after their review of almost 140 nominations received this year in 12 award categories. A final ballot will be held in March, when the panels of dance professionals will be joined by all members of the HKDA Executive Committee to decide the Awards.

 

HKDA welcomes the renowned dancer and choreographer, co-founder of DanceArt Hong Kong and Artistic Director of Muse Motion, Allen Lam, as the Artistic Director for this year’s Gala. Generously sponsored by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the Gala gives dance lovers the unique opportunity to enjoy performances by Hong Kong’s leading dance artists in one splendid evening of dance. Among other groups performing will be the Hong Kong Ballet, Hong Kong Dance Company, City Contemporary Dance Company, HKAPA School of Dance, as well as two world premières choreographed by Pak Wai-ming and Wayson Poon Wai-shun, recipients of Hong Kong Dance Award Fellowships.

 

Since 1999, the Hong Kong Dance Awards have celebrated outstanding achievements in the Hong Kong dance field and recognized artists and organizations for their contributions to the development of dance in Hong Kong. Artists honored in the past include Jean Wong, Willy Tsao, Helen Lai, Yuri Ng, Mui Cheuk-yin, Aaron Kwok, and Jackie Chan.

 

Tickets for the 19th Hong Kong Dance Awards will be available at URBTIX (www.urbtix.hk) from 10 April onwards.

 

For more information about the Awards, please visit the Alliance website: www.hkdanceall.org.

 

For the Awards complete press release, please click here.

 

For the Awards poster image, 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, 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 – Call for Nominations & New Awards

2016.11.2

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On 2 November 2016, Hong Kong Dance Alliance (HKDC) kicks off its 19th Hong Kong Dance Awards “Call for Nominations” and unveils the first phase of new developments for the Awards. These include new production awards that will help ensure industry members operating on different scales and across different genres have a fair chance to win. Along with new awards, Nominations will be accepted from everyone, not just HKDA members, and there will be a phased increase in jury members beginning this year that will continue growing in coming years. The new Awards, open nominations, expansion of representatives from Hong Kong’s diverse dance sector, and adding voters to the Awards jury aim at meeting HKDA goals of greater transparency for the Hong Kong Dance Awards nominating, shortlisting, and selection processes. 
 
New Production Awards for 2016
This year, in response to industry needs, production categories will be restructured into three “Outstanding Production” awards based on audience capacity of the production venue – there will be one award each for productions in large, medium, and small venues. Technical awards will also undergo a revamp with each area considered separately rather than across the board leading to three design awards – one each for Lighting and/or Visual Design; Set and/or Costume Design; and, Music Composition and/or Sound Design. 
 
Call for Nominations
The call for nominations period is from 1 November 2016 to 3 January 2017 and for the first time, nominations will be accepted from anyone - from professionals in the industry to audience members. A shortlist will be announced in early March after review of all nominated works by expert panels. A final ballot will be held in March during which expert panelists will be joined by all members of the HKDA Executive Committee to form the jury that decides awards recipients. New members of HKDA Executive Committee from the independent dance sector will help balance interests of Hong Kong’s diverse dance scene. 
 
Recipients, including for the Distinguished Achievement Award, will be announced during the 19th Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation & Gala Performance held on 10 May 2017 (Wednesday), 8pm at Hong Kong City Hall Theater.  
 
Since 1999, the Hong Kong Dance Awards have celebrated outstanding achievements in the Hong Kong dance field and recognized artists and organizations for their contributions to the development of dance in Hong Kong. Artists honored in the past include Jean Wong, Willy Tsao, Helen Lai, Yuri Ng, Mui Cheuk Yin, Aaron Kwok, and Jackie Chan. 
 
For a full list of eligibility and rules, please visit the Alliance website: www.hkdanceall.org.  
 
Enquiries: Ms Akama Chin (Project Officer, Hong Kong Dance Alliance)
E-mail: akama@hkdanceall.org Tel: 2267 6631
 
 

Springboard Showcase 2016 Tickets Now Available at Urbtix

2016.5.17
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TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR SPRINGBOARD SHOWCASE 2016 
17 May, Hong Kong – 
 

Tickets for the Springboard Showcase 2016 (17-19 Jun) are now available at URBTIX

An Intimate Journey with Three Award-winning Choreographers

 
Springboard Showcase 2016, presented by the Hong Kong Dance Alliance, will take place on 17-19 June 2016, at Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre. This performance presents a unique programme featuring premières of works from a trio of award-winning choreographers – the world premières of That Day by Lam Po and Human Internship by Justyne Li, as well as the Hong Kong première of Cham’s Soul by Nguyen Ngoc Anh. Experience an exhilarating dance journey through the intimate stories told by these accomplished choreographers performed by nine outstanding dancers. Click HERE to download poster.
 
Creative Space
Springboard Showcase 2016 presents the outcome of the distinctive project: Creative Space: Residency for Mid-Career Choreographers. Inspiration, superb dance artists, time, and space are essential requirements for choreographers to create. With the idea of fulfilling these needs as a motivating factor, the Hong Kong Dance Alliance initiated Creative Space. Over a five-month residency, the project provides recognized choreographic talents with comprehensive support – including time to create new work, dancers to work with, space to rehearse their creations, administrative and production support to produce it, and the stage to present audiences with the results. 
 
Click HERE to download full version of press release. 
 
Ticketing details:
Programme Enquiries: 2267 6631 / www.hkdanceall.org
Ticketing Enquiries: 3761 6661
Credit Card & Internet Ticketing: 2111 5999 / www.urbtix.hk
 
Media Inquiries:
Ms Cathy Lau (Administration & Project Manager, Hong Kong Dance Alliance)
Tel: 2267 6663
 
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, recognition, development, and mutual understanding of all forms of dance. Hong Kong Dance Alliance is the official Hong Kong organization of the World Dance Alliance and a grantee of Hong Kong Arts Development Council Three Year Grant.
 

18th Hong Kong Dance Awards - Results Announced at Scintillating Gala Performance

2016.4.23
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HONG KONG DANCE AWARDS 2016 RESULTS ANNOUNCED AT SCINTILLATING GALA
 
 
The 18th annual Hong Kong Dance Awards were presented last night at a packed gala performance at Kwai Tsing Theatre. Entitled I Got Rhythm, Artistic Director Mandy Petty’s vibrant show lived up to its name and thrilled the audience with a scintillating mix of dance, from ballet and contemporary, to tap dance and locking and popping, displaying the diversity and dynamism of the local dance scene.
 
As last year, the Awards results were kept secret until the gala, creating plenty of suspense as each announcement was made. Among the recipients were City Contemporary Dance Company’s magnificent Soledad, which carried off awards for outstanding production and for Helen Lai’s stunning choreography and shared the award for ensemble performance with Hong Kong Ballet’s mesmerizing Bolero.
 
Awards for outstanding individual performance went to memorable portrayals by Hong Kong Ballet’s Shen Jie in Romeo and Juliet and Hong Kong Dance Company’s Tang Ya and Li Han in L’Amour Immortel. Two writers, Lo Wai Luk and Natasha Rogai, were honoured for their contribution to local dance criticism. Unlock Dancing Plaza’s Boy Story - Reborn received the award for outstanding achievement in independent production for its brilliant re-visiting of Yuri Ng’s iconic Boy Story.
 
The newly created Lifetime Achievement Award was presented by Guest of Honour Florence Hui Hiu-fai to Sin Yuen for his immeasurable contribution to the development of Chinese Dance in Hong Kong over the past 4 decades.
 
The Dance Awards are presented by the Hong Kong Dance Alliance.  The gala performance was generously sponsored by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.
 
Download HERE for the full list of the Awards.  For more information, please visit the Alliance website: www.hkdanceall.org.  
 
Enquiries:
Ms Cathy Lau (Administration & Projects Manager, Hong Kong Dance Alliance)
E-mail: cathy@hkdanceall.org Tel: 2267 6663