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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

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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

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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.

 

 

 


Hong Kong Dance Alliance to Produce ‘New Force in Motion’ Series in 2018-19

2018.7.10

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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.

 

Gabbie Chan

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.

 

Jennifer Mok

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 

 

Click here to download the press release.

 

Enquiries:

Ms Chloe Wong (Project Assistant)

E-mail: chloe@hkdanceall.org

Tel: 2267 6733

 

20th Hong Kong Dance Awards - Recipients announced

2018.4.21

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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.

 

Awards Presentation

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.

 

Gala Performance

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.

For complete press release, please click here.

 

For more information, please visit the HKDA website: www.hkdanceall.org.

 

 

20th Hong Kong Dance Awards - List of Recipients

香港舞蹈年獎2018 得獎名單

 

 

新晉編舞

Emerging Choreographer

邱加希

KT Yau Ka-hei

 

 

傑出編舞

Outstanding Choreography

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)

 

 

傑出大型場地舞蹈製作

Outstanding Large Venue Production

香港芭蕾舞團 《海盜》

Hong Kong Ballet for Le Corsaire

 

 

傑出中型場地舞蹈製作

Outstanding Medium Venue Production

城市當代舞蹈團 《恐.集》

City Contemporary Dance Company for Why Not Kill Us All…

 

 

傑出小型場地舞蹈製作

Outstanding Small Venue Production

康樂及文化事務署/程偉彬、邱加希 「舞蹈新鮮人」系列:《獨.蝸》、《純生》

Leisure and Cultural Services Department (‘New Force in Motion’ Series),

Rex Cheng and KT Yau Ka-hei for Solitary and Unmixed

 

 

傑出男舞蹈員演出

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)

 

 

傑出女舞蹈員演出

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)

 

 

傑出群舞演出

Outstanding Ensemble Performance

香港芭蕾舞團 《海盜》

Hong Kong Ballet for Le Corsaire

 

 

傑出視覺設計

Outstanding Visual Design

蘇.希利及黎宇文 西九文化區管理局「觀.影——香港舞者」

Sue Healey and Maurice Lai for ON VIEW: HONG KONG (West Kowloon Cultural District Authority)

 

 

傑出舞台及服裝設計

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)

 

 

傑出聲音設計

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)

 

 

傑出舞蹈教育

Outstanding Dance Education

康樂及文化事務署( 大專生藝術通識計劃)及新約舞流《真假距離》

Leisure and Cultural Services Department (General Education in Arts Programme for Tertiary Students) and Passoverdance for Grey Area

 

 

傑出舞蹈服務

Outstanding Services to Dance

城市當代舞蹈團 城市當代舞蹈節

City Contemporary Dance Company for City Contemporary Dance Festival

 

 

傑出成就獎

Distinguished Achievement Award

陳頌瑛

Anna CY Chan

 

 

Enquiries:

Ms Thalia Wong

Arts Administration Trainee, Hong Kong Dance Alliance

E-mail: thalia@hkdanceall.org

Tel: 2267 6631

 


20th Hong Kong Dance Awards – Anna CY Chan to Receive Distinguished Achievement Award

2018.4.9

Press Release

For Immediate Release

 

20th Hong Kong Dance Awards – Anna CY Chan to Receive Distinguished Achievement Award

 

9 April 2018, Hong Kong – Hong Kong Dance Alliance (HKDA) is pleased to announce that Anna CY Chan is the recipient of Distinguished Achievement Award for her indefatigable work in dance education, promotion of Hong Kong dance, and innovations in ways to create, present, and sustain dance.

 

The award will be presented at the 20th Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation and Gala Performance on 20 April 2018 (Friday), 8pm at Kwai Tsing Theatre Auditorium.

 

Anna CY Chan – Recipient of Distinguished Achievement Award

Chan, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority Head of Dance and 2016 City Contemporary Dance Laureate, started her dance journey as a student at the Jean M. Wong School of Ballet, where she later served as Vice Principal. Professionally trained in Australia and UK and with Master’s degrees in Dance and Education Studies from Universities of Surrey and Sheffield, respectively, Chan was Hong Kong Dance Alliance researcher and authored the 2004 Hong Kong Dance Award winning book Intelligent Moves: Dance Education advocating dance education as means for students to achieve full learning potential. As Alliance Chairperson she led it through major developments including achieving HKADC year grant status. She was the inaugural Head of Performing Arts Education Centre at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts creating successful community engagement projects and bringing thousands of school children to the Academy to learn about and participate in performing arts, and attend special performances by Academy students in all performing arts disciplines. Since she has been with WKCDA she has changed the way the dance community and audiences experience the art form, raising the bar in terms of skills, expectations, scope, and engagement. She is a dynamo who in a relatively brief career has already made a significant impact on dance in Hong Kong and represents all that is good in Hong Kong dance and its promise for a bright future.

 

 

20th Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation and Gala Performance

Date and Time: 20 April 2018 (Friday) 8pm

Venue: Auditorium, Kwai Tsing Theatre

Tickets: $170, $120

 

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 is the major event of the thriving Hong Kong dance industry.

 

For complete Press Release, please click here.

 

Enquiries:

Ms Thalia Wong

Email: thalia@hkdanceall.org

Tel: 2267 6631

 


20th Hong Kong Dance Awards – Box Office Opens

2018.3.20

Press Release

For immediate release

 

 

20th Hong Kong Dance Awards – Box Office Opens

 

20 March, Hong Kong – Tickets for the 20th Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation and Gala Performance are now available at URBTIX.

 

Stepping into its 20th 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 take place on 20 April 2018 (Friday), 8pm at Kwai Tsing Theatre Auditorium, under the Artistic Direction of the renowned performer and choreographer David Liu.

 

The ceremony presents awards for outstanding achievements in choreography, production, performance, design in dance, and education and services to dance. This year for the first time, a new Emerging Choreographer Award will be presented to recognize an up-and-coming cutting-edge choreographer, while a Distinguished Achievement Award will be bestowed upon a recipient to be announced soon.

 

Together with award presentations, the evening also offers the extraordinary array of a Gala Performance that will give the audience a rare chance to see some of Hong Kong’s finest dances and its greatest dancers performing together on the same evening. The program includes outstanding excerpts from Le Corsaire by the Hong Kong Ballet, Spring, from Four Seasons, Tale of Three Cities by Hong Kong Dance Company, Requiem HK by City Contemporary Dance Company, and Three Fingers At Arm’s Length by the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts School of Dance.

 

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.

 

20th Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation and Gala Performance

Date: 20 April 2018 (Friday)

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

 

Enquiries:

Ms Thalia Wong (Arts Administration Trainee, Hong Kong Dance Alliance)

Email: thalia@hkdanceall.org

Tel: 2267 6631