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Dance Awards Recipients 2020 Announced

2020.7.18

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22nd Hong Kong Dance Awards - Recipients Announced

 

 

18 July 2020 - The 22nd Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation was scheduled to take place on 18 July 2020 at Kwai Tsing Theatre Auditorium in front of an invited audience. However, the spike in COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong and re-tightening of social distancing measures this week meant the presentation ceremony had to be cancelled.  Instead, the Awards were announced online, live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube, embracing the ‘new normal’.

 

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.

 

Although the Awards recipients could not be physically present, many of them joined the event virtually and were able to make their traditional acceptance speeches. “While we miss having our usual Gala Performance and presenting the Awards to the recipients in person,” says HKDA Chairperson Shirley Loong, “Safety must come first and we are happy that more people than ever before, worldwide, will be able to see results announced live online.”

 

Awards

This year 16 awards in 14 categories, voted by a selection jury composed of the HKDA Executive Committee members and expert panelists from a range of dance-related disciplines, were announced.

 

In addition, the prestigious Distinguished Achievement Award, decided by the HKDA Executive Committee members, was presented to Daniel Yeung for his immense contribution to dance in Hong Kong as dancer, choreographer, curator, mentor and critic. 

 

In a landmark year for choreography, the Outstanding Choreography Award honoured both the old and the new guard: Helen Lai, doyenne of Hong Kong choreographers, for Winterreise (City Contemporary Dance Company) and the rising star team of Ricky Hu and Yuh Egami for their version of The Rite of Spring (Hong Kong Ballet), while Alice Ma was this year’s Tom Brown Emerging Choreographer.

 

The lion’s share of the awards went to City Contemporary Dance Company, among them Outstanding Large Venue Production and Outstanding Ensemble Performance for WinterreiseThe Rite of Spring; Outstanding Medium Venue Production for Re-Mark; and Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer for Qiao Yang in Almost 55, as well as awards for Outstanding Dance Education  and Outstanding Services to Dance.

 

Oscar winner Tim Yip received the award for Outstanding Costume Design for Hong Kong Ballet’s The Great Gatsby while Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer went to Luis Cabrera in that company’s The Rite of Spring.

 

Outstanding Small Venue Production recognized two works: Jing (Hong Kong Dance Company 8/F Platform) and Stay/Away (ArtisTree and Hook Dance Theatre).

 

Outstanding Alternative Space Production, a new category added this year, went to the Hong Kong Arts Development Council for JOCKEY CLUB New Arts Power – Daniel Yeung Contempo Lion Dance.

 

Video of the livestreamed Awards announcement is available on HKDA’s YouTube channel and Facebook Page.

 

The Awards recipients are listed in full below and the Awards booklet along with citations and bios. For more information, please visit the HKDA website: www.hkdanceall.org

 

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

 

Click here for full Press Release

 

 

22nd Hong Kong Dance Awards - List of Recipients

香港舞蹈年獎2020 得獎名單

 

白朗唐新晉編舞

Tom Brown Emerging Choreographer

馬師雅

Alice Ma

 

 

傑出編舞

Outstanding Choreography

黎海寧 城市當代舞蹈團《冬之旅・春之祭》中〈冬之旅〉

Helen Lai for Winterreise

 in WinterreiseThe Rite of Spring

(City Contemporary Dance Company)

 

胡頌威、江上悠 香港芭蕾舞團《港芭 x 港樂:春之祭》中〈春之祭〉

Ricky Hu and Yuh Egami for The Rite of Spring

in HK Ballet x HK Phil: The Rite of Spring

(Hong Kong Ballet)

 

 

傑出大型場地舞蹈製作

Outstanding Large Venue Production

城市當代舞蹈團《冬之旅・春之祭》

City Contemporary Dance Company for WinterreiseThe Rite of Spring

 

 

傑出中型場地舞蹈製作

Outstanding Medium Venue Production

城市當代舞蹈團《Re-mark》

City Contemporary Dance Company for Re-Mark

 

 

傑出小型場地舞蹈製作

Outstanding Small Venue Production

香港舞蹈團 八樓平台《境》

Hong Kong Dance Company for 8/F Platform: Jing

 

ArtisTree for

ArtisTree Selects: Moving Pieces – 舞合劇場Stay/Away

ArtisTree Selects: Moving Pieces – Hook Dance Theatre Stay/Away

 

 

傑出另類場地舞蹈製作

Outstanding Alternative Space Production

香港藝術發展局 賽馬會藝壇新勢力 - 楊春江《舞・師》

Hong Kong Arts Development Council for

JOCKEY CLUB New Arts Power – Daniel Yeung Contempo Lion Dance

 

 

傑出男舞蹈員演出

Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer

卡諾意 香港芭蕾舞團《港芭 x 港樂:春之祭》中〈春之祭〉

Luis Cabrera in The Rite of Spring

in HK Ballet x HK Phil: The Rite of Spring

(Hong Kong Ballet)

 

 

傑出女舞蹈員演出

Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer

喬楊 城市當代舞蹈團《Almost 55 喬楊》

Qiao Yang in Almost 55 

(City Contemporary Dance Company)

 

 

傑出群舞演出

Outstanding Ensemble Performance

城市當代舞蹈團《冬之旅・春之祭》

City Contemporary Dance Company for WinterreiseThe Rite of Spring

 

 

傑出燈光設計

Outstanding Lighting Design
羅文偉 城市當代舞蹈團《冬之旅・春之祭》中〈冬之旅〉

Lawmanray for Winterreise

in WinterreiseThe Rite of Spring

(City Contemporary Dance Company)

 

 

傑出服裝設計

Outstanding Costume Design
葉錦添 香港芭蕾舞團《大亨小傳》

Tim Yip for The Great Gatsby (Hong Kong Ballet)

 

 

傑出聲音設計

Outstanding Sound Design
梁寶榮 香港藝術節 第47屆香港藝術節:

香港賽馬會當代舞蹈平台 《舞鬥》中〈點指〉

Leung Po-wing for Over-master

in The 47th Hong Kong Arts Festival:

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Contemporary Dance Series Dance Off

 

 

傑出舞蹈教育

Outstanding Dance Education or Community Dance

城市當代舞蹈團賽馬會當代舞「賞.識」教育計劃

City Contemporary Dance Company for

Jockey Club Contemporary Dance Literacy and Learning Project

 

 

傑出舞蹈服務

Outstanding Services to Dance

城市當代舞蹈團「研究計劃:香港舞蹈口述歷史」

City Contemporary Dance Company for

Research Project — Oral History of Hong Kong Dance Development

 

 

傑出成就獎

Distinguished Achievement Award

楊春江

Daniel Yeung

 

 

 


22nd Hong Kong Dance Awards – Live Streaming on 18 July

2020.6.9

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22nd Hong Kong Dance Awards – Live Streaming on 18 July

Photo: Terry Tsang | Dancer: Christy Poinsettia Ma

 

 

9 June 2020 – Hong Kong Dance Alliance (HKDA) is pleased to announce the arrangements for the 22nd Hong Kong Dance Awards.

 

22nd Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation Ceremony

In view of the continuing uncertainty and risk of infection caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 22nd Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation Ceremony will be changed from a public event to a closed-door, invitation-only event with live-streaming on social media platforms for free viewing. To avoid a large gathering, only the shortlisted nominees and other related parties will be invited to attend in person.

 

This exciting new way of conducting the ceremony reflects the ‘new normal’ of life during the pandemic and the new journey on which the dance community, like the rest of the world, is embarking, and will make the event accessible to a much wider audience.

 

Alliance Chairperson Shirley Loong says: “This online Awards ceremony will show how we can embrace the future. It will enable us to honour outstanding achievements in Hong Kong dance and bring the dance community together in celebration after the tough times we’ve been through without any risk.”

 

Dominic Wong (Acting Artistic Director, City Contemporary Dance Company), who is Artistic Director for the event, adds: “We’re keeping the ceremony simple while not forgetting how art can heal tired hearts and bring us hope.”

 

In addition to the presentations, the event will feature a specially-choreographed performance by four local dance artists with live music from Patrick Ng.

 

 

We look forward to having you join us via your screens on 18 July.

 

Details:

Date: 18 July 2020 (Sat)

Venue: Auditorium, Kwai Tsing Theatre (By invitation only)

Time: 8pm (Live streaming)

Live-streaming channels: HKDA Facebook Page & HKDA YouTube Channel

 

 

Click here for the shortlisted nominations.

Click here for the full press release.

 

 

Enquiries: Ms Yvonne Yau

E-mail: yvonne@hkdanceall.org

Tel: 2267 6733


22nd Hong Kong Dance Awards – Shortlisted Nominations Announced | Daniel Yeung to receive Distinguished Achievement Award

2020.5.8

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22nd Hong Kong Dance Awards – Shortlisted Nominations Announced

Daniel Yeung to receive Distinguished Achievement Award

Photo: Terry Tsang | Dancer: Christy Poinsettia Ma

 

Video Director: lowing@OHLO.hk

 

8 May 2020 – Hong Kong Dance Alliance (HKDA) is pleased to announce the shortlisted nominations for the 22nd Hong Kong Dance Awards and the presentation of the Distinguished Achievement Award to Daniel Yeung.

 

Since 1999, the Hong Kong Dance Awards have celebrated outstanding achievements in the local dance field and recognized artists and organizations for their contribution to the development of dance in Hong Kong. Those honoured in the past include companies such as City Contemporary Dance Company, Hong Kong Ballet, Hong Kong Dance Company, Unlock Dancing Plaza and Passoverdance; choreographers such as Helen Lai, Mui Cheuk-yin and Yuri Ng and recipients of the Distinguished Achievement Award such as Lau Siu-ming, Jean M. Wong, Anna CY Chan and Dr Tom Brown.

 

Shortlisted Nominations

This year, 44 outstanding nominees have been shortlisted under 14 award categories (click here for the shortlisted nominations). The shortlists were determined by a ballot of expert panelists held after reviewing all the nominations received this year. A final ballot will be conducted in March to decide the Awards with an expanded jury including all members of the HKDA Executive Committee. Award recipients will be announced during the 22nd Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation & Gala Performance. (For the list of expert panelists together with all rules and procedures of the shortlisting and final ballot process, please visit this website.)

 

Distinguished Achievement Award – Daniel Yeung

 

Photo: Cheung Chi Wai @ Moon 9 Image

 

The Distinguished Achievement Award will be presented to Daniel Yeung Chun-kong for his immense contribution to the development of dance in Hong Kong as performer, choreographer, dance critic, mentor and curator. In addition to his own outstanding career as an artist, Yeung has played a major role in advancing and enriching Hong Kong dance by nurturing local emerging dance artists and fostering interaction between the Hong Kong dance community and its international counterparts.

 

Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation & Gala Performance

Considering the uncertainty of the infection risk of COVID-19 and in response to the current social situation, there are changes applied to the 22nd Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation & Gala Performance which has been postponed taking place on 18 July 2020 at Kwai Tsing Theatre Auditorium. Results will be presented in a different way and details will be announced soon.

 

 

Press here for the full press release.

 

 

Enquiries:

Ms Yvonne Yau

E-mail: yvonne@hkdanceall.org

Tel: 2267 6733

 

 


22nd Hong Kong Dance Awards Postponed

2020.3.25

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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.

 

 

Enquiry: Ms Yvonne Yau

Email: yvonne@hkdanceall.org

Phone: 2267 6733

 

 

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.

 


Hong Kong Dance Awards 2020 - Call for Nominations

2019.10.20

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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.

 

 

 


21st Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation and Gala Performance – Awards Results Announced

2019.4.18

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21st Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation and Gala Performance – Awards Results Announced

 

18 April 2019, Hong Kong - The 21st Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation and Gala Performance was held on 18 April 2019 at Kwai Tsing Theatre Auditorium.

Presented by the Hong Kong Dance Alliance, the annual Hong Kong Dance Awards set out to recognise outstanding achievements in Hong Kong dance and raise public awareness of the diversity and excellence of the local dance scene. For the 21st anniversary Gala, the Alliance invited Mrs. Tse Kit-ling, Cherry, JP, Permanent Secretary of the Home Affairs Bureau, as Guest of Honour and Ms Anna CY Chan, Dean of School of Dance of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, as Host.

 

Awards Presentation

This year, 14 awards were decided by an Award Selection Jury composed of the Alliance Executive Committee members and expert panellists. Results were announced live on stage.

Among the awardees were two exceptional choreographers: veteran Yuri Ng, who received the Outstanding Choreography Award for Requiem HK (City Contemporary Dance Company) and rising star Hugh Cho, who received the Tom Brown Emerging Choreographer Award. Requiem HK also received the award for Outstanding Large Venue Production, while Outstanding Medium Venue Production went to Hong Kong Dance Company for Waiting Heart and Outstanding Small Venue Production went to Tai Kwun for Tai Kwun Dance Season: The Message Behind the Wall by 198491.

Hong Kong Ballet’s ALICE (in wonderland) received three awards: Outstanding Costume Design (Liz Vandal), Outstanding Ensemble Performance and Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer (Chen Zhiyao as Alice), while Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer went to Shen Jie as Albrecht in Hong Kong Ballet’s Giselle.

The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award to honour the late Dr Tom Brown (1948-2018), in recognition of his immeasurable contribution to the development of dance in Hong Kong.

 

Gala Performance

Under the artistic direction of Anh Ngoc Nguyen, a dazzling gala performance showcased the high quality of dance in Hong Kong with performances from City Contemporary Dance Company, Hong Kong Ballet, Hong Kong Dance Company and the School of Dance of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

 

Please find the complete list of Awards recipients below.

 

For further information, please visit the Alliance website: www.hkdanceall.org or contact Thalia Wong – email: thalia@hkdanceall.org, Tel: 2267 6631.

 

 

香港舞蹈年獎2019 得獎名單
21st Hong Kong Dance Awards List of Recipients

 

白朗唐新晉編舞
Tom Brown Emerging Choreographer

曹德寶
Hugh Cho

 

傑出編舞
Outstanding Choreography

伍宇烈 城市當代舞蹈團 《香‧夭》
Yuri Ng for Requiem HK (City Contemporary Dance Company)

 

傑出大型場地舞蹈製作
Outstanding Large Venue Production

城市當代舞蹈團 《香‧夭》
City Contemporary Dance Company for Requiem HK

 

傑出中型場地舞蹈製作
Outstanding Medium Venue Production

香港舞蹈團 《紫玉成煙》
Hong Kong Dance Company for Waiting Heart

 

傑出小型場地舞蹈製作
Outstanding Small Venue Production

大館/李偉能、黃碧琪、邱加希 大館舞蹈季︰《198491牆後的赤祼信息》
Tai Kwun and Joseph Lee, Rebecca Wong, KT Yau Ka-hei for Tai Kwun Dance Season: The Message Behind the Wall by 198491

 

傑出男舞蹈員演出
Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer

沈杰 飾 阿爾伯特 香港芭蕾舞團 《吉賽爾》
Shen Jie as Albrecht in Giselle (Hong Kong Ballet)

 

傑出女舞蹈員演出
Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer

陳稚瑶 飾 愛麗絲 香港芭蕾舞團 《愛麗絲夢遊仙境》
Chen Zhiyao as Alice in ALICE (in wonderland) (Hong Kong Ballet)

 

傑出群舞演出
Outstanding Ensemble Performance

香港芭蕾舞團 《愛麗絲夢遊仙境》
Hong Kong Ballet for ALICE (in wonderland)

 

傑出燈光設計
Outstanding Lighting Design

陳焯華 香港舞蹈團 《紫玉成煙》
Billy Chan for Waiting Heart (Hong Kong Dance Company)

 

傑出服裝設計
Outstanding Costume Design

莉茲‧凡達爾 香港芭蕾舞團 《愛麗絲夢遊仙境》
Liz Vandal for ALICE (in wonderland) (Hong Kong Ballet)

 

傑出配樂設計

Outstanding Music Composition

金在德 城市當代舞蹈團 《不期而遇》中〈跌宕〉
Kim Jaeduk for Jangdan in Come Across (City Contemporary Dance Company)
 

傑出舞蹈教育及社區舞蹈
Outstanding Dance Education and Community Dance

西九文化區管理局WE Dance
West Kowloon Cultural District Authority for WE Dance 
 

傑出舞蹈服務
Outstanding Services to Dance

大館 大館舞蹈季
Tai Kwun for Tai Kwun Dance Season

 

終生成就獎
Lifetime Achievement Award

白朗唐博士
Dr Tom Brown


21st Hong Kong Dance Awards – Box Office Opens

2019.3.18

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21st Hong Kong Dance Awards – Box Office Opens

 

 

18 March, Hong Kong – Tickets for the 21st Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation and Gala Performance are now available at URBTIX.

 

Stepping into its 21st year, the Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation and Gala Performance continues to recognize outstanding achievements by Hong Kong artists and organizations, as well as raising public awareness of excellence in the local dance scene. The Awards will be held on 18 April 2019, 8pm at Kwai Tsing Theatre Auditorium, under the Artistic Direction of the renowned choreographer Anh Ngoc Nguyen.

 

The ceremony will present 14 awards, including emerging choreographer, choreography, production, performance, design in dance, education and services to dance. A Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to honor the late Dr Tom Brown, who was a tireless pioneer of local dance development as a teacher, mentor, scholar and artist.

 

The evening also offers an extraordinary array of Gala performances, including:

  • Excerpt from ALICE (in wonderland) by Hong Kong Ballet
  • Dazzling Desert (Uyghur) by Hong Kong Dance Company
  • Excerpt from Winterreise by City Contemporary Dance Company,
  • Eye by School of Dance, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

 

The Gala is a once-a-year only opportunity to see this exciting line-up of diverse styles from Hong Kong’s leading dancers and companies and to share in the suspense as award envelops are opened and recipients announced.

 

 

21st Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation and Gala Performance

Date: 18 April 2019 (Thursday)

Time: 8pm

Venue: Auditorium, Kwai Tsing Theatre

Tickets: $170, $120

 

 

Ticketing details:

URBTIX Internet Ticketing: www.urbtix.hk

Telephone Credit Card Booking: 2111 5999

Ticketing Enquiries: 3761 6661

Program Enquiries: www.hkdanceall.org | 2267 6631

 

Please click here for the complete Press Release.

 

Enquiries:

Ms Thalia Wong

Project Officer, Hong Kong Dance Alliance

Email: thalia@hkdanceall.org  Tel: 2267 6631


21st Hong Kong Dance Awards - Shortlist Announced Dr Tom Brown to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

2019.2.28

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21st Hong Kong Dance Awards - Shortlist Announced

Dr Tom Brown to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

 

 

28 February 2019 - Hong Kong Dance Alliance (HKDA) is pleased to announce the shortlisted nominations for the 21st Hong Kong Dance Awards, and the presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award to the late Dr Tom Brown. The awards will be presented at the 21st Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation & Gala Performance, to be held on 18 April 2019 (Thursday), 8pm at Kwai Tsing Theatre Auditorium.

 

Since 1999, the Hong Kong Dance Awards have celebrated outstanding achievements in the local dance field and recognized artists and organizations for their contribution to the development of dance in Hong Kong. Those honoured in the past include companies such as City Contemporary Dance Company, Hong Kong Ballet, Hong Kong Dance Company, Unlock Dancing Plaza and Passoverdance; choreographers such as Helen Lai, Mui Cheuk-yin and Yuri Ng; and recipients of the ‘Distinguished Achievement Award’ such as Lau Siu-ming, Willy Tsao and Jean M. Wong.

 

 

Shortlist Announcement

 

This year, 41 outstanding nominees have been shortlisted under 13 award categories (please see full list attached). The shortlists were determined by a ballot of expert panelists held after reviewing all the nominations received this year. A final ballot will be conducted in March to decide the Awards with an expanded jury including all members of the HKDA Executive Committee. Award recipients will be announced during the 21st Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation & Gala Performance. (For the list of expert panelists together with all rules and procedures of the shortlisting and final ballot process please see our website http://www.hkdanceall.org)

 

 

Dr Tom Brown (1948 – 2018) – Recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award

 

This year the Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to honour the late Dr Tom Brown, whose untimely passing last November at the age of 70 was a huge loss to the Hong Kong dance community. From his arrival in Hong Kong in 1985 until his death, Dr Brown was a tireless pioneer of local dance development as teacher, mentor, scholar and artist. Among many achievements during his 30 years at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts he was Head of Modern Dance, Associate Dean of Dance and the first Dean of Graduate Education, roles in which he played a crucial part in nurturing local choreographers and dancers. He was one of the earliest members of the Hong Kong Dance Alliance, of which he was Emeritus Chair and which he served as an Executive Committee member until his death. He was the long-standing editor of dance journal/hk and steering person for the Dance Awards, both of which celebrate their 21st anniversaries this year. In 2007 he received the Home Affairs Bureau Certificate of Commendation for his outstanding contribution to the development of arts and cultural activities in Hong Kong, in 2015 the Distinguished Achievement Award at the Hong Kong Dance Awards and in 2017 a Doctorate in Dance Honoris Causa from the HKAPA.

 

 

Tom Brown Emerging Choreographer Award

 

In memory of the immense contribution made by Dr Tom Brown in nurturing several generations of Hong Kong’s finest choreographers, the Emerging Choreographer Award which recognizes outstanding up and coming choreographic talents has been renamed in his honour as the Tom Brown Emerging Choreographer Award.

 

 

Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation & Gala

 

This year, HKDA welcomes Anh Ngoc Nguyen as the Artistic Director for the Awards Gala. Born in Vietnam, Nguyen studied at the HK Academy for Performing Arts and returned to Hong Kong after developing his career in Vietnam and the UK. One of Hong Kong’s leading choreographers, he received the Dance Award for Outstanding Choreography in 2015 and is now a Lecturer in Dance at the Academy.

 

Generously sponsored by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the Gala gives dance lovers a unique opportunity to enjoy performances by a wide range of leading local dance artists in one sparkling evening which showcases the diversity and excellence of dance in Hong Kong. Among groups performing will be the Hong Kong Ballet, Hong Kong Dance Company, City Contemporary Dance Company and The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

 

Tickets for the 21st Hong Kong Dance Awards will be available at URBTIX (www.urbtix.hk) from 18 March.

 

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

 

For the Awards complete press release, please click here.

 

Enquiries:

Ms Chloe Wong Ching-kiu

E-mail: chloe@hkdanceall.org        

Tel: 2267 6733

 

 

 

 

 

 

21st Hong Kong Dance Awards Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Dr. Tom Brown

 

 

 

21st Hong Kong Dance Awards Shortlist

(in alphabetical order)

 

 

Tom Brown Emerging Choreographer

Hugh Cho

Joseph Lee

Wayson Poon

 

 

Outstanding Choreography

Hu Song-wei Ricky, When You See in Hong Kong Cool (Hong Kong Ballet)

Sang Jijia for Mr Blank (City Contemporary Dance Company)

Yuri Ng for Requiem HK (City Contemporary Dance Company)

KT Yau Ka-hei for Confine in The Message Behind the Wall by 198491 (Tai Kwun Dance Season)

 

 

Outstanding Large Venue Production

City Contemporary Dance Company for Come Across

City Contemporary Dance Company for Requiem HK

Hong Kong Ballet for ALICE (in wonderland)

 

 

Outstanding Medium Venue Production

City Contemporary Dance Company for Mr Blank

Hong Kong Dance Company for Waiting Heart

Leisure and Cultural Services Department and Daniel Yeung for New Vision Arts Festival 2018: Guan Yu’s Ride of 1,000 Miles

 

 

Outstanding Small Venue Production

E-Side Dance Company for Creature of the Night

Leisure and Cultural Services Department and Gabbie Chan, Jennifer Mok for New Force in Motion Series: Lördagsgodis and Moha

Tai Kwun for Tai Kwun Dance Season: The Message Behind the wall by 198491

 

 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer

Shen Jie as Albrecht in Giselle (Hong Kong Ballet)

Terry Tsang in Mr Blank (City Contemporary Dance Company)

Wong Tan-ki in Soul Casting (Neo Dance HK)

 

 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer

Chen Zhiyao as Alice in ALICE (in wonderland) (Hong Kong Ballet)

Pan Lingjuan as Huo Xiaoyu in Waiting Heart (Hong Kong Dance Company)

Xie Xin in ..after. in The Hong Kong Jockey Club Contemporary Dance Series: Dance Exchange (Hong Kong Arts Festival)

 

 

Outstanding Ensemble Performance

Gabbie Chan, Rain Chan, Ho Ming-yan, Cyrus Hui, Li Lu, Evains Lui, Alice Ma, Jessica Tang for Swim Walking Series: Light Flight the Night (Jockey Club New Arts Power)

City Contemporary Dance Company, Yat Po Singers for Requiem HK

Hong Kong Ballet for ALICE (in wonderland)

 

 

Outstanding Lighting and/ or Visual Design

Billy Chan for Lighting Design in Waiting Heart (Hong Kong Dance Company)

Lawmanray for Lighting Design in Jangdan in Come Across (City Contemporary Dance Company)

Oliver Shing for Video Directing in Mr Blank (City Contemporary Dance Company)

 

Outstanding Set and/or Costume Design

James Kronzer for Set Design in ALICE (in wonderland) (Hong Kong Ballet)

Liz Vandal for Costume Design in ALICE (in wonderland) (Hong Kong Ballet)

Jan Wong for Stage Aesthetics & Costume Design in New Vision Arts Festival 2018: Guan Yu’s Ride of 1,000 Miles (Leisure and Cultural Services Department)

 

 

Outstanding Music Composition and/or Sound Design

Kim Jaeduk for Original Music in Jangdan in Come Across (City Contemporary Dance Company)

Lee Che-yi for Music Composition in Waiting Heart (Hong Kong Dance Company)

Yin Ng for Original Music in Requiem HK (City Contemporary Dance Company)

 

 

Outstanding Dance Education, Youth Dance, Community Dance, or Environmental Dance
City Contemporary Dance Company for Jockey Club Contemporary Dance Literacy and Learning Project Guided Appreciation Programme: Prism-angles
Jockey Club New Arts Power, Chloe Wong for Swim Walking Series: Light Flight the Night
Leisure and Cultural Services Department and Blue Ka-wing, Wilfred Wong for 2018 Community Cultural Ambassador Scheme: My Daddy, My Flying Car and Me 2018
West Kowloon Cultural District Authority for WE Dance 
 
 
Outstanding Services to Dance
Hong Kong Arts Festival for The Hong Kong Jockey Club Contemporary Dance Series
Tai Kwun for Tai Kwun Dance Season
West Kowloon Cultural District Authority for Creation for Freespace: Dramaturgy and Beyond — Dance Dramaturgy Series

 

 


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

2018.11.18

Press Release

For immediate release

 

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

2018.11.1

Press Release

For immediate release

 

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.