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Hong Kong Dance Alliance to Produce ‘New Force in Motion’ Series in 2018-19
10 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: Out of sight, out of mind 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 applications it received.
Chan graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, majoring in Chinese Dance. From 2012 to 2014, Chan joined the Dance Art Company 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.
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: Out of sight, out of mind by Gabbie Chan and Moha by Jennifer Mok
Date: 28 – 30 September 2018
Venue: Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre
Ms Chloe Wong (Project Assistant)
Tel: 2267 6733