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20th Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation and Gala Performance - Recipients Announced
24 April 2018, Hong Kong - The 20th Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation and Gala Performance was held on 20 April 2018 at Kwai Tsing Theatre Auditorium.
Presented by Hong Kong Dance Alliance (HKDA), the Hong Kong Dance Awards aim to recognize outstanding achievements in the Hong Kong Dance industry and raise public awareness of the diversity and excellence of the local dance scene. This year celebrated 20 years of the Awards with a gala performance to a packed house and Wilfred Wong Ying-wai, GBS, JP, Chairman of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, as Guest of Honour.
This year, 13 awards were voted by a Selection Jury composed of the HKDA Executive Committee members and expert panellists and the results were announced live on stage. Presentations included a newly created award for Emerging Choreographer, and awards for outstanding work in choreography, production, performance, design for dance, dance education, and services to dance.
Among the recipients were: KT Yau Ka-hei for Emerging Choreographer and Lai Tak-wai for Outstanding Choreography in So Low (Leisure and Cultural Services Department, ‘Dance On’ Series). Hong Kong Ballet’s Le Corsaire, received four awards, including Outstanding Large Venue Production and Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer for Xia Jun as Lankendem. Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer went to Hua Chi-yu as Lady White in Lady White of West Lake (Hong Kong Dance Company). Outstanding Medium Venue Production went to CCDC’s Why Not Kill Us All…
In addition to the above awards, the Distinguished Achievement Award was presented to Anna CY Chan for her indefatigable work in dance education, promotion of local dance, and innovation in ways to create, present, and sustain dance in Hong Kong.
Under the artistic direction of David Liu, a dazzling gala performance showcased the diversity and high quality of dance in Hong Kong with performances from companies including City Contemporary Dance Company, Hong Kong Ballet, Hong Kong Dance Company, the School of Dance of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, K&B Dance Company, (R&T) Rhythm & Tempo, and Studiodanz. There was live music by pianists Chung Chi-woo, Yim Wan, Grace Lau and Stephen Xavier, and violinist Amelia Chan.
The Awards recipients are listed below.
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20th Hong Kong Dance Awards - List of Recipients
KT Yau Ka-hei
黎德威 康樂及文化事務署 「續．舞」系列 《So Low》
Lai Tak-wai for So Low
(Leisure and Cultural Services Department, ‘Dance On’ Series)
Outstanding Large Venue Production
Hong Kong Ballet for Le Corsaire
Outstanding Medium Venue Production
City Contemporary Dance Company for Why Not Kill Us All…
Outstanding Small Venue Production
Leisure and Cultural Services Department (‘New Force in Motion’ Series),
Rex Cheng and KT Yau Ka-hei for Solitary and Unmixed
Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer
夏俊 飾 蘭根丹 香港芭蕾舞團 《海盜》
Xia Jun as Lankendem in Le Corsaire (Hong Kong Ballet)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer
華琪鈺 飾 白蛇 香港舞蹈團《白蛇》
Hua Chi-yu as Lady White in Lady White of West Lake (Hong Kong Dance Company)
Outstanding Ensemble Performance
Hong Kong Ballet for Le Corsaire
Outstanding Visual Design
Sue Healey and Maurice Lai for ON VIEW: HONG KONG (West Kowloon Cultural District Authority)
Outstanding Set and Costume Design
曉高．米蘭 香港芭蕾舞團 《海盜》
Hugo Millán for Le Corsaire (Hong Kong Ballet)
Outstanding Sound Design
梁寶榮 城市當代舞蹈團 《恐．集》
Leung Po-wing for Why Not Kill Us All… (City Contemporary Dance Company)
Outstanding Dance Education
Leisure and Cultural Services Department (General Education in Arts Programme for Tertiary Students) and Passoverdance for Grey Area
Outstanding Services to Dance
City Contemporary Dance Company for City Contemporary Dance Festival
Distinguished Achievement Award
Anna CY Chan
Ms Thalia Wong
Arts Administration Trainee, Hong Kong Dance Alliance
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