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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.
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.
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.
21st Hong Kong Dance Awards List of Recipients
Tom Brown Emerging Choreographer
伍宇烈 城市當代舞蹈團 《香‧夭》
Yuri Ng for Requiem HK (City Contemporary Dance Company)
Outstanding Large Venue Production
City Contemporary Dance Company for Requiem HK
Outstanding Medium Venue Production
Hong Kong Dance Company for Waiting Heart
Outstanding Small Venue Production
Tai Kwun and Joseph Lee, Rebecca Wong, KT Yau Ka-hei for Tai Kwun Dance Season: The Message Behind the Wall by 198491
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)
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)
Outstanding Ensemble Performance
Hong Kong Ballet for ALICE (in wonderland)
Outstanding Lighting Design
陳焯華 香港舞蹈團 《紫玉成煙》
Billy Chan for Waiting Heart (Hong Kong Dance Company)
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)
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)
Outstanding Dance Education and Community Dance
West Kowloon Cultural District Authority for WE Dance
Outstanding Services to Dance
Tai Kwun for Tai Kwun Dance Season
Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr Tom Brown