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20th Hong Kong Dance Awards – Call for Nominations and New Award

2017.11.1

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20th Hong Kong Dance Awards – Call for Nominations and New Award

 

 

1 November 2017, Hong Kong – Hong Kong Dance Alliance (HKDA) announces the Call for Nominations for the 20th Hong Kong Dance Awards. Marking 20 years of excellence, Hong Kong Dance Awards pay tribute to outstanding work of individual artists and dance organizations in productions throughout the year, as well as acknowledge distinction in other activities related to dance and the Hong Kong dance community. Artists honored in the past include Lau Siu Ming, Willy Tsao, Helen Lai, Yuri Ng, Mui Cheuk Yin, Jean Wong, Aaron Kwok, and Jackie Chan. The 20th Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation & Gala Performance will be held at Kwai Tsing Theatre Auditorium on 20 April 2018 (Friday).

 

Call for Nomination

Nominations in twelve award categories are open for submission by anyone – from dance practitioners to audience members. Following the close of nominations, a shortlist, determined by balloting distinguished experts in the dance field, will be announced in early 2018.  As in previous years, this year’s Expert Panels have been expanded to further enhance the representativeness and diversity of the Awards.

 

Emerging Choreographer Award

To celebrate this special anniversary, the Hong Kong Dance Alliance Executive Committee are pleased to announce the establishment of an additional award intended to draw attention to the work of new choreographers. The candidates of “Emerging Choreographer Award” will be nominated by the Expect Panel and Executive Committee members of the HKDA, the recipient will be announced at the Presentation.

 

Nominations close on 3 January 2018 (Wed). 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.

 

 

20th 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 2018 Procedures and Rules guidelines, please click here.

 

For complete Press Release, please click here.

 

Any enquiries can be directed to admin@hkdanceall.org.

 


Tom Brown receives Honorary Doctorate from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

2017.10.23

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Tom Brown receives Honorary Doctorate from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

 

23 October 2017 - Hong Kong Dance Alliance (the Alliance) presents its warmest congratulations to Tom Brown, who is being honoured with a Doctorate by the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (The Academy) in recognition of his achievements and contributions to the performing arts in Hong Kong.  The ceremony takes place at the Academy Drama Theatre this afternoon.

 

Brown has made an immeasurable contribution to the Hong Kong dance community over the past 30 years.  He served the Academy as Head of Modern Dance, Associate Dean of Dance and Dean of Graduate Education.  A founding member of the Alliance, he is Emeritus Chairman and a member of the Alliance’s Executive Committee as well as the Editor of dance journal/hk. In 2015 he received the Hong Kong Dance Award for Distinguished Achievement. The Alliance would like to express its sincere thanks and appreciation for all he has done to promote the development of dance and dance education in Hong Kong.

 

Tom Brown – 2017 recipient Honorary Doctorate from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

 

Tom Brown is the Editor of dance journal/hk, and the retired Dean of Graduate Education and former Associate Dean of Dance and Head of Modern Dance at Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts where he taught for 29 years.

 

He danced in New York City and Philadelphia in companies of Rudy Perez, Group Motion, and Zero Moving Dance Company, among others, and in works directed by José Limón, Daniel Lewis, and Anna Sokolow. In New York, he directed, choreographed, and danced for his own company, Dance Junction. He has staged over 100 productions from dance scores internationally; choreographed for concert stage, opera, drama, and musical theatre; notated the works of Humphrey, Takei, and Nijinska; and published in journals, anthologies, and conference proceedings.

 

He is Emeritus Chairman and a current executive committee member of Hong Kong Dance Alliance, Fellow of International Council of Kinetography Laban, member of the International Editorial Board of Research in Dance Education, Editor and contributor of Why They Dance: Narrations of Hong Kong Dance, and contributor to Hong Kong Dance Yearbook 2013-2014. Most recently, he has choreographed for the Musica Viva productions of Rigoletto (2013), Turandot (2014), and Romeo et Juliette (2015). Brown was the Bessie Schönberg Scholar and holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. In 2007, he received the Commendation Certificate from the HKSAR Secretary for Home Affairs “in recognition of outstanding contributions to the development of arts and cultural activities”. In 2015, he received the Distinguished Achievement Award at the Hong Kong Dance Awards.

 

 

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'New Force in Motion' Series: Solitary by Rex Cheng and Unmixed by KT Yau – Box Office Opens

2017.7.28

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'New Force in Motion' Series: Solitary by Rex Cheng and Unmixed by KT Yau – Box Office Opens

 

 28 July 2017 – Tickets for the 'New Force in Motion' Series: Solitary by Rex Cheng and Unmixed by KT Yau are now available at URBTIX.

 

Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and produced by the Hong Kong Dance Alliance, this year's 'New Force in Motion' Series features premiere by two emerging choreographers - Rex Cheng and KT Yau. The enchanting double-bill performance will run from 8-10 September 2017 at Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre for four performances. Tickets are priced at $160, available at URBTIX now.

 

‘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)

           *With Meet-the-artist Session

Venue: Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre

Price: $160 (Free Seating)

Advance tickets 20% off discount for standard tickets are still available online until 9 August 2017.

 

 

Solitary by Rex Cheng

Solitary examines life and death from the perspectives of chronic patients and their caretakers. Conceptualized from the choreographer's own experience, he stimulates audience's train of thoughts about sufferings and desolation. It will exhibit an expressive performance that intrigues audience with the fabrication of movements, sound, lines and dance theatre.

 

In the hub of life and death,

Feeling the desolation and emptiness of the weak,

Searching for the second pulse in life.

 

Choreographer: Rex Cheng

Lighting Design: Au Yeung Hon Ki

Sound Design: Mike Yuen

Dancers: Odette Leung, Andy Lee, Soames Lee, Chan Wing-yip

 

 

Unmixed by KT Yau

Unmixed describes the gaps and wrestling across generations. Life is fraught with restrictions and boundaries which are painful to endure. Three devising dancers will demonstrate the inescapable confinement, which will echo with audience’s personal experiences. It will inspire them to reflect on their values and roles in a community.

 

The work describes the explicit attempt of humans to control others, which conveys the uselessness within an unescapable confinement. 

You are invited to catch a glimpse of the participants who are floating in the choices made of unconsciousness, and experience their trivialness.

 

Choreographer: KT Yau

Lighting Design: Au Yeung Hon Ki

Sound Design: Wong Yi

Props Design: Kahy Chan

Devising Dancers: Kerry Cheung, Carman Li, Kingsan Lo

 

 

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 Leads Delegation to World Dance Alliance Global Summit in Canada

2017.7.21

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Hong Kong Dance Alliance Leads Delegation to World Dance Alliance Global Summit in Canada 

 

21 July 2017 – The Hong Kong Dance Alliance (HKDA), the official Hong Kong organization of the World Dance Alliance (WDA), will lead a delegation to attend the triennial WDA Global Summit held at Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada from 23 to 28 July 2017.

 

This year’s Summit gathers WDA regional organizations from the Americas, Asia Pacific, and Europe to explore resistance and support of formations of power through dance under the theme of Dancing from the Grassroots. The summit includes roundtable discussions, parallel international conferences, masterclasses, performances, a choreographic lab, and digital dance concerts, that will provide delegates from Hong Kong and elsewhere rich creative experiences.

 

The Hong Kong delegation will present two productions during the Summit – Babel 3.5 choreographed by Iris Lau and Never Stop Blooming by Judy Yiu. In addition, Hong Kong delegates Rex Cheng and Judy Yiu will conduct masterclasses in Tai Chi Movement and Contemporary Dance with Gymnastics. While attending the Summit, HKDA representatives will make use of the wide-range of networking opportunities to explore opportunities for collaborations and to promote dance in Hong Kong to international participants.

 

The delegation is financially supported by Hong Kong Arts Development Council. Post-Summit sharing sessions and masterclasses will be conducted by the HKDA in Hong Kong during August and September.  

 

For the complete press release, please click here.

 

Enquiries:

Ms Cathy Lau (Administration and Project Manager, Hong Kong Dance Alliance)

E-mail: cathy@hkdanceall.org

Tel: 2267 6663 

 


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)

* With Meet-the-artist Session 

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.