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2022 'New Force in Motion' New Series - Call for Choreography Proposal

2022.3.16 - 4.13
 

2022 'New Force in Motion' New Series - Call for Choreography Proposal

 

 

Presented by the Hong Kong Dance Alliance, and sponsored by Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the 'New Force in Motion' Series in 2022 will continue to showcase the artistic ideas of emerging choreographers in Hong Kong in a practical format. Besides providing a professional platform and sponsorship to the new generation of choreographers, the Series also encourages the development of various dances genres in the local scene with an aim to spark creativity in choreography.

Throughout the years, the Series presented numerous talented choreographers including Gabbie Chan and Jennifer Mok (2018) ; Joseph Lee, Terry Tsang and Tsang Wing Fai (2019) ; Chan Wai Lok, Sudhee Liao and Alice Ma (2020); Vivian Luk, Natalie Mak and Poon Chun Ho (2021). Many of them have won awards at the annual Hong Kong Dance Awards, as well as being invited to conduct dance exchange and sharing in different countries.

 

Subsidized Items

-Performance venue and production cost;

-Production team, administrative and marketing support;

-Venue rental for 120 hours of rehearsal for each choreographer;

-Recommendation and audition of dancers;

-Artistic advisor(s)

 

Performance Information

Date:                           23-25 December 2022, 4 performances (tentative)

Venue:                         Kwai Tsing Theatre, BlackBox Theatre

Stage type:                  End-stage

Audience Capacity:     120 / performance

Length:                        20-30 minutes for each work

Number of dancers:    Maximum of 6 for each work

 

Eligibility

  1. Applicant must be a Hong Kong resident;
  2. Priority will be given to emerging choreographers;
  3. All dance genres are invited to apply;
  4. Applicant must have presented choreography publicly;
  5. The proposed choreography must not be presented in the public before;
  6. If the proposed choreography is a solo work, the choreographers would not be able to take part as the dancer

 

Interview

Applicant maybe required to attend an interview in early May 2022.

 

Application Deadline

13 April 2022 5:00pm

 

 

Proposal & How to apply

Please complete the Choreography Proposal and send it to shirley.hkda@gmail.com Please state “ 2022 'New Force in Motion' Series - Call For Choreography Project application” in the email subject.

 

Choreography Proposal: Word format

                                        PDF format

 

Enquiries

Shirley Loong

Executive Director

2267 6663 / shirley.hkda@gmail.com

 

 

Dance Productions

Dance New Motion

2021.6.25

Dance New Motion : Chan Wai Lok, Sudhee Liao, Alice Ma

 

Online Programme

 

Following the direction of ‘New Force in Motion’ Series, 'Dance New Motion' presents new dance video works of emerging choreographers. It aims to provide a professional platform for them to showcase their choreography, encourage local arts development and stimulate creativity under the new normal for the arts amid the pandemic.

 

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25.6.2021

Online Premiere

hkdancealliance - YouTube

 

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POV --- Chan Wai Lok

Let’s have a duo, shall we?

 

Choreographer: Chan Wai Lok

Performers: Chan Wai Lok 、Lee Ka Hei

Video & Art Director, Editor: Wong Hei Wa

Assistant Director & Gaffer: Yuen Hon Hin

Cinematographer & Gaffer: Dino Rib

Assistant Art Director: Boski Chan

Sound Designers: Karen Yu 、Amy Chan

Costume Designer: Cheng Nga Yan

Make-up & Hair Stylist: Suen Wing Chi

Artistic Adviser: Joanna Lee

 

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Interconnectivity --- Sudhee Liao

A multi-layered performance that explores the state of the connection. By weaving physicality and movement, we play with the idea of equilibrium between body and space.

 

Choreographer: Sudhee Liao

Artistic Adviser: Tsang Man Tung

Devising Dancers: Chan Lok Hin、Jonathan Hung Chun Lok

Video Director, Dop  & Editor:  Vincent Ip

Sound Composer: Shane Aspegren

Costume, Props & Set Designer: Audrey Ng

 

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I don’t mean it --- Alice Ma

“We know that they are lying, they know that they are lying, they even know that we know they are lying, we also know that they know we know they are lying too, they of course know that we certainly know they know we know they are lying too as well, but they are still lying.” - Russian writer and Nobel Prize winner, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

 

Choreographer & Dancer: Alice Ma

Video Director& Dop: Vincent Ip

Composer & Sound Designer:  Leung Po Wing

Costume & Props Designer: Luise Yau^

Make-up & Hair Stylist: Jadeson Fu

Rehearsal Assistant & Editor: Christy Poinsettia Ma

Artistic Adviser: Ata Wong Chun Tat

^By kind permission of the Hong Kong Dance Company

 

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Producer

Jamie Wu

 

Presenter

Hong Kong Dance Alliance

 

Dance Productions - Platform for Emerging Choreographers

‘New Force in Motion’ Series: Chan Wai Lok, Sudhee Liao, Alice Ma

2020.12.31 - 2021.1.2

‘New Force in Motion’ Series: Chan Wai Lok, Sudhee Liao, Alice Ma

 

**In view of the latest situation of COVID-19, all LCSD venues are temporarily closed for live performances until further notice. 'New Force in Motion' Series: Chan Wai Lok, Sudhee Liao, Alice Ma scheduled on 31 Dec 2020 – 2 Jan 2021 at Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre has been cancelled.

 

Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department(LCSD), the Hong Kong Dance Alliance(HKDA) will produce the upcoming 'New Force in Motion' Series, and stage 4 public performances on 31 December 2020 to 2 January 2021 at Kwai Tsing Theatre Black Box Theatre. The Series will showcase 3 new works by three local emerging choreographers: Chan Wai Lok, Sudhee Liao and Alice Ma.

 

'New Force in Motion' Series aims to offer a professional platform for emerging choreographers to showcase choreography, encourage development, and stimulate creativity. This year, HKDA produced the Series for the fourth consecutive year, to continue the shared vision for dance development, and to facilitate the professional production process. 


 

Performance details:

 

Date: 2020.12.31 - 2021.1.1* 8pm; 2021.1.1 - 2021.1.2 3pm

Venue: Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre

Tickets: $180 Free Seating

*with meet-the-artist session


 

Chan Wai Lok《Click》

Delete, copy, return...Click to open a space, or close.

Choreographer & Dancer: Chan Wai Lok

Artistic Adviser: Joanna Lee

Video Designer: Cheng Nga Yan 

 

Sudhee Liao《Interconnectivity》 

By weaving physicality and movement, we play with the idea of equilibrium between body and space. 

Choreographer: Sudhee Liao

Artistic Adviser: Kelvin Tsang Man Tung

Devising Dancers: Chan Lok Hin, Jonathan Hung Chun Lok

Sound Composer: Shane Aspegren 

Costume, Props & Set Designer: Audrey Ng (Malaysia) 

 

Alice Ma《I don't mean it》  

We don’t even know whether the words from us are as intended, or simply lies.  

Choreographer & Dancer: Alice Ma

Artistic Adviser: Ata Wong Chun Tat

Composer & Sound Designer: ^Leung Po Wing

Rehearsal Assistant: Luk Wai Shan Vivian

^By kind permission of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts


 

Production & Stage Manager: Meilin Ho 

Deputy Stage Manager: Ho Tak Ching

Lighting Designer: Lai Tze Yu

Audio Coordinator: Jeffery Fung

 

Presented by: Leisure and Cultural Services Department

Produced by: Hong Kong Dance Alliance

(Hong Kong Dance Alliance is financially supported by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.)

 

The presenter reserves the right to change the programme and substitute artists.

The programme does not represent the views of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

 
Dance Productions - Platform for Emerging Choreographers

'New Force in Motion' Series return in 2021 with a Fresh Look - Call for Choreography Proposals

2020.11.18

'New Force in Motion' Series return in 2021 with a Fresh Look - Call for Choreography Proposals

 

Presented by the Hong Kong Dance Alliance for the first time and sponsored by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the 'New Force in Motion' Series 2021 will showcase the artistic ideas of emerging choreographers in Hong Kong in an enhanced format. Besides providing a professional platform and sponsorship to the new generation of choreographers, the series also encourages the development of various dance genres within the local dance scene with the aim of sparking creativity and diversity in choreography. The deadline for submitting proposals has been extended to 6:00pm, 23 December 2020.

 

Throughout the years, the Series presented numerous talented choreographers including Rex Cheng and KT Yau (2017); Gabbie Chan and Jennifer Mok (2018); Joseph Lee, Terry Tsang and Tsang Wing Fai (2019); Chan Wai Lok, Sudhee Liao and Alice Ma (2020). Many of them went on to win awards at the annual Hong Kong Dance Awards, as well as being invited to conduct dance exchange and sharing in different countries.

 

Subsidized Items

-Performance venue and production cost;

-Administration, marketing and production team;

-Venue rental for 120 hours of rehearsal for each choreographer;

-Recommendation and audition of dancers;

-Artistic advisor(s)

 

Performance Information

Date: 10-12 September 2021, 4 performances (tentative)

Venue: Kwai Tsing Theatre, Black Box Theatre

Stage type: End-stage

Audience Capacity: 120 / performance

Length: 20-30 minutes for each work

Number of dancers: Maximum of 6 for each work

 

Eligibility

  1. Applicant must be a Hong Kong resident;
  2. Priority will be given to emerging choreographers;
  3. Choreography of any dance genre is welcome;
  4. Applicant must have presented choreography publicly;
  5. The proposed choreography must not be presented in the public before;
  6. If the proposed choreography is a solo work, the choreographers would not be able to take part as the dancer

 

Interview

Applicant may be required to attend an interview during 7-13 January 2021.

 

Submission Deadline Extended to

23 December 2020 6:00pm

 

How to apply

Please complete the Choreography Proposal Form and send it to san@hkdanceall.org . Please state “ 2021'New Force in Motion' Series - Call For Choreography Proposals” in the email subject.

 

Download Choreography Proposal Form: Word format

                                                                   PDF format

 

Enquiries

San Ho

Assistant Project Manager

2267 6733 / san@hkdanceall.org

 

*Hong Kong Dance Alliance is financially supported by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council
Dance Productions

22nd Hong Kong Dance Awards

2020.7.18

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, but in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Hong Kong, it was re-scheduled to be held on 18 July 2020 as a closed-door presentation ceremony.  However, the spike in COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong and re-tightening of social distancing measures meant the presentation ceremony had to be cancelled. Instead, the Awards were announced online, live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube, embracing the ‘new normal’ on 18 July 2020.

 

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. 

 

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

 

The Awards recipients are listed in full here and the Awards booklet along with citations and bios. 

 

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

Dance Productions

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

2020.7.18

 

22nd Hong Kong Dance Awards – Shortlisted Nominations Announced

Daniel Yeung to receive Distinguished Achievement Award

 

 

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

 

 

Dance Productions

Hong Kong Dance Awards 2020 – Call for Nominations

2019.10.20 - 2020.1.3

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.

 

For more information, please click here.

Dance Productions - Platform for Emerging Choreographers

‘New Force in Motion’ Series: Joseph Lee, Terry Tsang, Tsang Wing Fai

2019.9.13 - 15

‘New Force in Motion’ Series: Joseph Lee, Terry Tsang, Tsang Wing Fai

 

‘New Force in Motion’ Series:

‘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. It is presented by LCSD and produced by Hong Kong Dance Alliance.

 

*****

Drifting

Drifting of mind in the midst of virtual reality

 

Choreographer/ Dancer: Joseph Lee

 

*****

Mo Ngaan Tai

With the eyes shut, we trace the contour of power and desire

 

Choreographer: Terry Tsang

 

*****

Infiltrated


Devoutly I pray, a rift is found between my palms

Choreographer: Tsang Wing Fai

 

*****
13* – 14.9.2019 8pm
14 – 15*.9.2019 3pm
Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre
*with post-performance talk
$180 Free Seating


The programme contains nudity scenes.
Recommended for ages 12 or above.


Presented by
Leisure and Cultural Services Department

Produced by
Hong Kong Dance Alliance
Hong Kong Dance Alliance is financially supported by the HKADC

 

Artistic Personnel Introduction

Dance Productions

21st Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation and Gala Performance

2019.4.18

21st Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation and Gala Performance

 

 

Established by Hong Kong Dance Alliance, Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation and Gala Performance is an annual celebration of achievements by dance artists and organizations, as well as enhancing public awareness of the diversity and excellency of local dance scene. The 21st Hong Kong Dance Awards will present 14 awards, including Outstanding Choreography, Productions, Performance and Lifetime Achievement Award.
 
This year, HKDA welcomes Anh Ngoc Nguyen as the Artistic Director for the Gala. The Gala gives dance lovers a unique opportunity to enjoy performances by leading dance artists in one sparkling evening. 

 

The Gala Performance includes outstanding excerpts from:

Excerpt from ALICE (in wonderland) by the Hong Kong Ballet,

Dazzling Desert (Uyghur Folk Dance) by Hong Kong Dance Company,

Excerpt from Winterreise by City Contemporary Dance Company, and

Students from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts School of Dance.

 

 

21st Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation and Gala Performance

Date: 18 April 2019 (Thursday)

Time: 8pm

Venue: Auditorium, Kwai Tsing Theatre

Tickets: $170, $120

 

 

Photos

Credit: Worldwide Dancer Project

Dance Productions

Springboard Showcase 2019: 'Linear' by Chen Kai, 'I.I.I' by KT Yau Ka Hei

2019.1.11 - 12

 

11-12/1/2019 (Fri – Sat) 8pm

Ko Shan Theatre New Wing Auditorium
$200 
Ticket Sales Start: 3/12/2018


Linear


A brand new choreography of ’Classifiable Movement’

In my body, substance is transformed
In my mind, space is set

Choreographer/ Dancer: Chen Kai
Installation Designer: Joe Chan Kiu Hong
Composer: Charlotte Chiu
Lighting Designer: Billy Wong
Acknowledgement: Lee Siu Ching Arts Donation


《I.I.I》 In Ideal Illusion

 

Absent in reality,

Present with imagination


Choreographer: KT Yau Ka Hei
Devising Dancers: Chan Lok Hin, Kingsan Lo, Tsang Wing Fai
Lighting Designer: Billy Wong
Sound Designer: Sham Chung Tat
 

 

 Springboard Showcase ◆ 

Presented by Hong Kong Dance Alliance, 'Springboard Showcase' is a residency program and creative platform targeting mid-career local choreographers.

 

 

 Discount Schemes ◆ 
Half-price tickets available for full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 and above, people with disabilities and the minder and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients.

30% off for members of Hong Kong Dance Alliance; 20% off for Prestige members of Hong Kong Dance Company, 10% off for Friends of Hong Kong Ballet, CCDC ‘Dance Inspirations’ members and ‘Student Dance Inspirations’ members and HKAPA Alumni Association members.

10% off for each 5-10 standard tickets; 20% off for 11-19 standard tickets; 30% off for 20 or more standard tickets.

Patrons can enjoy only one of the above discount offers. Please inform the box office staff at the time of purchase.


Important Information ◆ 
This program contains nudity scenes.
Recommended for aged 12 or above.
The performance lasts approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission. Latecomers will only be admitted until a suitable break or the intermission.

 

The presenter reserves the right to change the program and substitute artists.

Program Enquiries: 2267 6631 / www.hkdanceall.org 
Ticketing Enquiries: 3761 6661
Credit Card Telephone Booking: 2111 5999
Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk


Presented and Produced by: Hong Kong Dance Alliance
This production is financially supported by the HKADC
Acknowledgement: Leisure and Cultural Services Department

Dance Productions

21st Hong Kong Dance Awards – Call for Nominations

2018.11.1 - 2019.1.3

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.

 

For more information, please click here.

Dance Productions - Platform for Emerging Choreographers

‘New Force in Motion’ Series: Lördagsgodis by Gabbie Chan and Moha by Jennifer Mok

2018.9.28 - 30

Date: 28 – 30 September 2018

Venue: Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre

Tickets: URBTIX

 

Lördagsgodis 

Choreographer: Gabbie Chan Hiu Ling

Dancers: Chan Lok Hin, Cyrus Hui

 

Lördagsgodis, the Swedish Saturday Candy. Bites of irresistible sweetness conceal the bewildering deception, sugarcoat fragmented memories.

 

Gabbie Chan

Chan graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, majoring in Chinese Dance. From 2012 to 2014, Chan joined the DanceArt Hong Kong 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.

 

Moha 

Choreographer: Jennifer Mok

Devising Dancers: Pansy Lo, Kaspy Ma, KT Yau Ka Hei

 

Moha, ‘delusion’ in Sanskrit, the agony of ignorance to the entire reality. The fog of fear, obligation, and guilt, a cage of blinded extortion.

 

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’ 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. 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 proposals it received.

 

Presented by: Leisure and Cultural Services Department

Produced by: Hong Kong Dance Alliance

Hong Kong Dance Alliance is financially supported by the HKADC

Dance Productions

'Creative Space 2018' Solo Male Dancer Audition

2018.7.8

Presented by Dance Alliance, 'Creative Space 2018' is a residency programme targeting local mid-career choreographers. Participating artists will join regular workshops, technique classes and rehearse for the new work. The new work will be premiered in January 2019 at Ko Shan Theatre New Wing Auditorium.

One of the choreographers – Chen Kai is now looking for a Male Dancer! If you are a professionally trained ballet and contemporary dancer, and are interested in the production, please apply on or before 1 July!

'Creative Space 2018'
Rehearsal Period: 8/2018 – 1/2019
Performance Period: 11-12/1/2019
Performance Venue: Ko Shan Theatre New Wing Auditorium

About the Choreography
Choreographer: Chen Kai
Work length: Around 30 mins 


-- An adventurous attempt to be an equilibrium in a suspended position
It will be a solo contemporary dance work. Restricting within a suspended-position on the footprint, Chen Kai tries to apply linear movement to visualize the bodily limitation of trace-points in Kinesphere, and to free the imagination of extension-points in sphere, which symbolically comes along with a metal round object, to shape a space.


About Classifiable Movement 
Chen Kai has founded the Classifiable Movement to put his ‘Classifiable Movement’ theory into practice and visualize the concept of ‘let the movement speak for itself’. His logic thinking pattern cultivates the rational side of the dance and shapes multi-layers of movement analysis. 
He created his choreographic method of ‘Classifiable Movement’, which has been categorizing movements according to their features, namely linear, turning, twist, flex and rolling, etc. Focusing on merely one feature each time, a series of pieces has been developed - Line, Circle, Line and Aureola, Sweep (overture), Twist, Flex, Circle II, Line II, Sweep, Movement with Fan and so on. 


Audition Details
Time and Date: 8/7 (Sun) 10-1pm
Venue: HKAPA Studio 3
*Invited applicants will have to prepare a Solo of no shorter than 2 mins, based on his interpretation about Linear Movement during the audition.

Application Form: https://goo.gl/mEMKg6 
Deadline: 1/7 (日Sun)
Interested parties please submit the Online Application Form with the following details: 
1) Personal Contact, 2) CV, 3) Full body shot, 4) Solo dance video.

Dancer Requirements:
1. Applicants must be 18 years old or above by the start of the programme.
2. To fit the theme of the work, applicants must have strong professional background of contemporary dance and ballet.
3. Male dancer who has possessed professional contemporary or ballet training.
4. Applicants must be able to work according to the rehearsal and performance schedule.

Enquiries: 
Thalia Wong
2267 6631 / thalia@hkdanceall.org

Photo: Zoe Ho. Henry Sum at Line II by Classifiable Movement.

Dance Productions

20th Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation and Gala Performance

2018.4.20

20th Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation and Gala Performance

 

Established by Hong Kong Dance Alliance, Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation and Gala Performance is an annual celebration of achievements by dance artists and organizations, as well as enhancing public awareness of the diversity and excellency of local dance scene. The 20th Hong Kong Dance Awards will present 14 awards, including Outstanding Choreography, Productions, Performance and Distinguished Achievement Award.
 
This year, HKDA welcomes David Liu as the Artistic Director for the Gala. The Gala gives dance lovers a unique opportunity to enjoy performances by leading dance artists in one sparkling evening. Performing groups include Hong Kong Ballet, Hong Kong Dance Company, City Contemporary Dance Company and The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

 

 

20th Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation and Gala Performance

Date: 20 April 2018 (Friday)

Time: 8pm

Venue: Auditorium, Kwai Tsing Theatre

Tickets: $170, $120

Program Enquiries: www.hkdanceall.org | 2267 6631

Dance Productions

Creative Space 2018: Residency for Mid-Career Choreographers

2018.4.10

 

Creative Space 2018: Residency for Mid-Career Choreographers
Call for Application


Residency Period: Aug-Dec 2018

Premiere: 11-12 Jan 2019 (Ko Shan Theatre NW)

Looking for…
A Breakthrough in your choreographing career?
A Platform to enrich your creative process?
An opportunity to join regular technique workshops?


Check out the Creative Space 2018: Residency for Mid-Career Choreographers program!

Presented by Hong Kong Dance Alliance, the 5-month Residency targets local mid-career choreographers. The Residency will take place from August to December 2018 at CCDC Dance Centre. 
The artists-in-residence will join regular workshops to strengthen their techniques, research and consolidate their artistic concepts for the new dance piece. The Alliance will provide administration, production and artistic support. The double bill will be premiered at Ko Shan Theatre New Wing Auditorium on 11-12 January 2019.

To apply, simply submit your 1) Online application form, 2) CV and 3) Past productions’ video links on or before 10 April. The results will be announced in May 2018.


Details of the Residency:
Target: Local mid-career choreographers
Quota: 2 choreographers
Period: 
Early May 2018: Application results announcement
Early June 2018: Dancers audition
Aug – Dec 2018: Residency (3 days a week; 4 hours a day)
Venue: CCDC Dance Centre

How to apply: Submit 1) Application Form, 2) CV, 3) Video links of previous works to the Alliance
Online application form: Click Here

Application deadline: 10 April 2018
Panel committee: Angela Hang, Founder of Studiodanz, Yang Yuntao, Artistic Director of Hong Kong Dance Company, Veteran Arts Practitioners Daniel Yeung and Joanna Lee.

Presented by:
Hong Kong Dance Alliance
Hong Kong Dance Alliance is financially supported by the HKADC

Venue Partner:

CCDC Dance Centre

Enquiries:

2267 6631 / admin@hkdanceall.org

Dance Productions - Platform for Emerging Choreographers

‘New Force in Motion’ Series: Solitary by Rex Cheng and Unmixed by KT Yau

2017.9.8 - 10

 

‘New Force in Motion’ Series: Solitary by Rex Cheng and Unmixed by KT Yau

 

 

Dances in the labyrinth of humanity

 

New Force in Motion Series:

‘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. It is presented by LCSD and produced by Hong Kong Dance Alliance for the first time.

 

Performance details:

 

'Solitary' by Rex Cheng

Choreographer: Rex Cheng

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

 

'Unmixed' by KT Yau

Choreographer: KT Yau

Devising Dancers: Kerry Cheung, Carman Li, Kingsan Lo

 

 

Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre

8 - 9*.9.2017 (Fri - Sat) 8pm

9 - 10.9.2017 (Sat - Sun) 3pm

*With Meet-the-artist Session

 

Programme duration is approximately 1 hour with an intermission of 20 minutes.

Tickets available at URBTIX from 28/7 onwards.

 

Presented by:

Leisure and Cultural Services Department

 

Produced by:

Hong Kong Dance Alliance

 

Hong Kong Dance Alliance is financially supported by the HKADC

 

 

 

Dance Productions

19th Hong Kong Dance Awards

2017.5.10

 

19th Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation and Gala Performance

 

 

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.

 

Dance Productions

Springboard Showcase 2016

2016.6.17 - 19

Springboard Showcase 2016


17-18.6 (Fri-Sat) 8pm 

19.6 (Sun)3pm
Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre
 
$160
*Free Seating
Tickets available on 17 May 2016 at URBTIX
 
 
An Intimate Journey with Three Award-winning Choreographers 
 
 
That Day
 
Choreographer:  Lam Po
Dancers:  Lam Po, Olivia Li, Poon Chun Ho, Yang Jianxian
Sound Design: Joey Hung
 
 
 
Human Internship
 
Choreographer: Justyne Li
Dancers: Chan Wing Yip, Rex Cheng, Alice Ma, Wu Cheng Fang
 
 
 
Cham’s Soul
 
Choreographer: Nguyen Ngoc Anh
Dancers: Kelvin Mak, Poon Chun Ho, Heidi Yu
 
 
 
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*Discounts*
 
50% Off Discount: full-time students, senior citizens, Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients, people with disabilities & their accompanying minder.
30% Off Discount: Hong Kong Dance Alliance Member
10% Off Discount: CCDC Dance Generation Members, Friends of The Hong Kong Ballet, Friends of HKDC Members, HKAPA Alumni
 
Group Booking Discounts 10% off for every purchase of 5 -10 tickets at regular price, 20% off for 11-19 tickets, 30% off for 20 or above tickets
 
Patrons can enjoy only one of the above discounts for each purchase.
 
Programme duration is about 2 hours with 10 minutes intermission
Suitable for aged 6 or above
The presenter reserves the rights to substitute artists and change programme details. 

Dance Productions

18th Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation and Gala Performance

2016.4.22
 
"I got rhythm"
 
 
22.4.2016 (Fri) 8pm
Auditorium, Kwai Tsing Theatre
$150, $100
Tickets available at URBTIX from 22 March onwards
 
Superb Performances Celebrate Outstanding Achievements in Dance 
 
Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation and Gala Performance is THE major event of the year for Hong Kong’s thriving dance industry. Awards for outstanding achievements in choreography, performance, production, design, youth and community dance, and Lifetime Achievement are presented amidst dazzling performances from Hong Kong’s finest Modern Dance, Ballet, Chinese Dance, Tap Dance, Folk Dance, and Locking and Popping artists. 
 
Performing Group:
City Contemporary Dance Company
Hong Kong Ballet
Hong Kong Dance Company
Chocolate Factory Performing Arts and Education Centre
Hong Kong Men Locking Crew 
Rhythm & Tempo
HKAPA School of Dance
HKAPA EXCEL
Po Leung Kuk Lee Shing Pik College
 
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Programme duration is about 1 hour and 30 minutes without intermission
 
Late-comers will not be admitted until a suitable break of the programme
Suitable for aged 6 or above
The presenter reserves the rights to substitute artists and change programme details. 
 
 
Hong Kong Dance Alliance is financially supported by the ADC
 
Sponsored by LCSD
 
Dance Productions

Creative Space Residency: Dancer Audition

2015.12.10

 

Creative Space Residency: Dancer Audition

 

 

 

Choreographers will conduct an Audition for prospective performers on 10 December (Thursday) from 10am to 1pm at CCDC Dance Centre. Dancers will get chance to learn and practice various kind of dance style; participate in master-classes, workshops, rehearsals and production-related activities; Work with choreographer-in-resident for a 30 – 40 mins work, and the work culminates in Springboard Showcase in June at Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre. 

 

Please email with your name, mobile number and CV to admin@hkdanceall.org with subject “Creative Space - Dancer audition 2016” to confirm your attendance on or before 4 Dec15, and we will confirm to details with the selected applicants.
Dance Productions

Open Call for Proposals- Creative Space 2016: Residency for Mid-Career Choreographers

2015.9.9 - 30

Creative Space 2016: Residency for Mid-Career Choreographers

Open Call for Proposals

 

To help mid-career choreographers of any dance style take a leap forward in creation and presentation, Hong Kong Dance Alliance will present Creative Space 2016, a residency project to sharpen body and mind and to create new works.

 

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Schedule

1 Feb 2016 to 31 May 2016

Mon to Wed & Fri, 9:30am to 1:30pm

 

Content

Warm-up, workshops, and rehearsals

 

Venue

CCDC Dance Centre (G/F, 110 Shatin Pass Road, Wong Tai Sin, KLN, Hong Kong)

 

Performances

Springboard Showcase, Kwai Tsing Theatre Black Box, June 2016

 

Support

- Residency Stipend: HK$800 per week

- Springboard Showcase: fee, dancers, production 

 

Selection Criteria

- HK Resident

- 5+ years of professional choreography

- Prior funding / support from:

-       LCSD, HKADC, Hong Kong Arts Festival

-       Hong Kong flagship dance companies

-       International Festivals, competitions, organizations, or

-       Equivalent local & non-local sponsorship

- Originality and feasibility of proposal

 

Selection Panel

Tom Brown, Stella Lau, Jaime Redfern, Jacky Yu

 

Application Deadline

30 Sep 2015

 

Result Notification

15 Oct 2015

 

Enquiries: 2267 6663 / admin@hkdanceall.org

Hong Kong Dance Alliance reserves all right to make changes to the program

 

Creative Space is also supported by CCDC Dance Centre

Dance Productions - Platform for Emerging Choreographers

REAL Showcase New Series: WALL

2015.7.4 - 5
 
4 July, 2015 (Sat)  | 8:00pm
5 July, 2015 (Sun) | 3:00pm & 8:00pm
 
Jockey Club Theatre, CCDC Dance Centre
$80 (Tickets NOW available at CCDC Dance Centre)
 
 
WALL
We have fallen into a continually drowning swirl where we struggled to shout in silence.
Choreographer's Words
 
Despite walking on bustling streets, everyone's heart is distant and unreachable. The high wall is built inside their bodies, which is as tall as the skyscraper, is breaking the connection of people in this city. I dwell in a 120 square feet space, being silent and insignificant. There is a glass wall in the air that separates me, her and them. We have fallen into a continually drowning swirl where we struggled to shout in silence. 
 
 
 
Choreographer/ Performer        
Fiona Zhou
 
Fiona Zhou received her early dance training from mainland China. She came to Hong Kong for searching a wider international art vision. In 2014, Fiona completed the Master of Fine Arts in Dance Degree in the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. At the same time, she was awarded a scholarship from Hong Kong Dance Alliance o participate in the ADF China-Henan International Dance Master Class. Fiona sent her immense gratitude to REAL Showcase, for provided her the opportunity to launch the first full length dance work.
 
*By Kind Admission of HKAPA
 
 
REAL Showcase New Series is co-presented by CCDC Dance Centre and Hong Kong Dance Alliance. 
Dance Productions - Platform for Emerging Choreographers

Emerging Choreographers 2015

2015.7.3 - 4

 

Hong Kong Dance Alliance Proudly Presents 

“Emerging Choreographers 2015”

Turning the Spotlight on New Talent

 
“Where are the choreographers of the future?” It’s a vital question for the dance community in Hong Kong and as part of its mission to support and develop local artists, Hong Kong Dance Alliance (HKDA) is proud to present “Emerging Choreographers 2015”, the latest in a series which gives up-and-coming choreographers a platform to create and present new work. Out of 18 applicants our expert panel has selected three talented young choreographers: Cliff Huen Tin-yeung, Joseph Lee Wai-nang and Li De. Mentored by Daniel Yeung, one of Hong Kong’s most respected choreographers, each will create an original 25-minute dance work to be performed in July at the Kwai Tsing Theatre Black Box Theatre. 
 
Different Visions  
The three choreographers come from different backgrounds and their work will offer different dance styles and address a range of topics.  Cliff Huen’s trio Still Human asks if our busy life, with everything made easy by technology, has made us lose our innate ability to use our senses and recall primitive memories. In his duet The Other End, Joseph Lee tries to show us how every decision we make affects our lives. Li De’s trio Wonderful/Wild, inspired by a documentary about Shaolin Kung Fu, will transform traditional Kung Fu to reveal new aspects of the martial arts. 
 
Dance lovers should not miss the chance to see these three intriguing and exciting works in one evening. 
 
Programme Information:
Date and Time: 3-4.7.2015 (Fri*-Sat) 8pm
Venue: Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre
$140 (Free Seating)
*Meet-the-Artists Session after the show on 3 July
Tickets NOW available at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet, 
by Mobile Ticketing App and Credit Card Telephone Booking
Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk
Credit Card Telephone Booking: 2111 5999
Ticketing Enquiries: 3761 6661
For more details and booking discounts, please visit our web site www.hkdanceall.org. 
 
Media Enquiries:
Ms Christine Lau (Administration & Project Manager, Hong Kong Dance Alliance)
E-mail: christine@hkdanceall.org Tel: 2267 6631
 
Choreographer Biographies
Cliff Huen Tin-yeung
Huen is a graduate of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with a BFA in dance, majoring in Contemporary Dance. He toured the world with the Van Huynh Company (UK) and later joined City Contemporary Dance Company, performing in Europe, Seoul, Beijing, and Hong Kong. Besides dance, Huen also participates in other art forms as a film and theatre actor and singer. In 2013, he released his first record Behind the Stage, composed by well-known Hong Kong singer-song writer Vicky Fung. He is a co-founder of the Four Degrees Dance Laboratory where he is Artistic Director. 
 
Joseph Lee Wai-nang
After graduating from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor’s degree in Professional Accountancy, Lee decided to change direction and pursue dance training at London School of Contemporary Dance in 2013. While studying in London, he collaborated with various artists and companies, including Crystal Pite, Martin Lawrence, Maresa Von Stockert, Darren Ellis and Clod Ensemble. He completed his degree of Master of Arts (Contemporary Dance) at London School of Contemporary Dance at the end of 2014.  He returned to Hong Kong and joined Unlock Dancing Plaza as an apprentice at the beginning of 2015 and performed in Boy Story‧Reborn (May 2015). 
 
Li De 
Li was awarded 4 years of full scholarship from the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts in 2007, majoring in Chinese Dance and minoring in Choreography. He graduated with Bachelor of Fine Arts (First Class Honours) in 2011. His work has been presented by many arts festivals, including the Hong Kong Arts Festival (for three years in a row), Hong Kong New Vision Arts Festival 2012, International Chinese Arts Festival Singapore 2013, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014, and Kuandu Arts Festival. His choreography for dance video Let’s say was screened at Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival 2014, Amsterdam Cinedance Festival 2015 and Far East Film Festival 2015 (Udine Italy).
 
Dance Productions - Platform for Emerging Choreographers

REAL Showcase New Series: Off State

2015.1.3 - 4
 
3-4 January, 2015 | 8:00pm
4 January, 2015 | 3:00pm
Jockey Club Theatre, CCDC Dance Centre
 
$80
Tickets NOW available at CCDC Dance Centre
 
 
 
Off State
沿著軌跡前行 劃破了如何留痕
 
 
 
 
Choreographer: Dorothy Sek
 
 
For more information, please refer to Chinese version
 
 
 
REAL Showcase New Series is co-presented by CCDC Dance Centre and Hong Kong Dance Alliance. 
Dance Productions - Platform for Emerging Choreographers

REAL Showcase New Series: ..Mis..

2014.9.13 - 14
 
13-14 September, 2014 | 8:30pm
Jockey Club Theatre, CCDC Dance Centre
 
.. Mis ..
 
Misplace, Mistakes, Mis… Why obsess over them if the “mis-es” defines you?
The path of growing up is a lonely one. It always feels that nobody understands you and that there is no one to guide you; so by instinct, you improvise as you go along in life; yet who dares say they don’t have any regrets throughout their path? Until one day, you can finally let go of those “mis-es” that caught you up and realize that they are exactly those mis-es that mold the person you current are.
 
And that, my friend, is when you are grown up.
 
 
 
Choreographer: Michael Tong
 
Michael Tong was first introduced to dancing when he entered university at the age of 19 . He joined the modern dance society of CUHK and had participated in multiple intervarsity dance performances and competitions. It is not until 2009 has he received technical training in Studiodanz. He joined the Showbiz project co-organized by Studiodanz and Space team in 2010 and had participated in several commercial performances including dancing for beauty pageants and in music videos. Since 2011, he has been focusing mainly on modern and contemporary and had taken part in modern dance pieces such as Solo Act II choreographed by Pewan Chow.
 
Tong has always been passionate about choreography; inspired by the various dance styles he has been exposed to, he takes interest in different possibilities in movements and has created pieces ranging from lyrical jazz to more contemporary recently.  Thanks to REAL showcase, he finally has the opportunity to launch his first full length dance piece
 
 
REAL Showcase New Series is co-presented by CCDC Dance Centre and Hong Kong Dance Alliance. 
Dance Productions - Cultural Exchange

Springboard Showcase

2014.5.16 - 18

 

Taking a big leap forward!

16 - 18 May 2014 | Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre Theatre

 

 
Dance Productions

16th Hong Kong Dance Awards Gala Performance

2014.4.25

 

A major annual dance event brings together Hong Kong's top dance artists to celebrate outstanding achievement in the local dance sector in the past year.
 
 
Dance Productions - School Tour and Outreach

2011 International Arts Carnival

2011.5.20 - 8.14

LCSD commissioned Hong Kong Dance Alliance to produce the school and outreach tour for International Arts Carnival 2011. Hong Kong Dance Alliance saw this as an appropriate opportunity to conduct audience development at a deeper level, to the audiences at an age when they begin to see the possibility of differentiating art from entertainment.

 

The Project required us to produce 30 performances at schools and 20 at outreach venues. The theme of the performance is to challenge how our increasingly passivity when perceiving images and videos broadcasted on the Internet. Titled "Seeing" is Believing, the performance is designed for students between the age of 10-14. During school touring, there is also a 20-minute interaction with the audiences, with the purpose of inspiring them to view dance beyond movements and try to see understand the meaning that is being communicated. The theme is deliberately designed to be more serious and provoke doubts as we are against the assumption that teenagers will not be able to understand serious subject matters. It is the role of adults to find ways to make these subjects comprehensible to the teenagers instead of simply avoiding the discussion.

 

The tour ran from 20 May 2011 through to 14 August 2011.

 

The Creative Team:

Producer : Anna C Y CHAN
Choreographers : Justyne LI and Tan Ki WONG@ Neo Dance
Concept/ Text : Joanna LEE
Education Collaborator : Cindy CHAN
Audio Designer : Tan Ki WONG 

Dance Productions - Cultural Exchange

HK / Australia Cultural Exchange: Perfect Pairs and Odd Couples (2011)

2011.1.7 - 9

Hong Kong Dance Alliance presented Perfect Pairs and Odd Couples with the aim of promoting artistic exchange between Hong Kong and Australian artists. Three performances ran at the Fringe Theatre, Hong Kong, between 7-9 January 2011.

 

The program opened with Sprung created by two of Australia's most recognized dance artists, Sue PEACOCK and Stefan KARLSSON. Combining theatre elements including music, visuals, text, and movement, the duet invited audiences to share the dancers' reminiscences of the highlights and low spots of their artistic life journeys. Melbourne-based artists Jo LLOYD and Deanne BUTTERWORTH's work Project Blah Blah gave an improvisational impression full of rapid and frequent changes of level and tempo that created a sense of unexpectedness and belied its careful construction. Hong Kong artists LI Yongjing and LAM Po closed the program with a new work, The Moment I Saw It. The work used large sheets of tracing paper to create crisp sound effects when crushed and to change the space into a nicely contrasting combination of black and white - the colors of Asian eyes.

 

Perfect Pairs and Odd Couples recorded a successful box office of two full houses out of three showings. Participating artists also gave workshops to professional dance practitioners and amateurs to strengthen the community engagement of the project.

Dance Productions - Platform for Emerging Choreographers

Dance Platform 2010

2010.5.7 - 9

Presented by Hong Kong Dance Alliance, Dance Platform is a project for entry-level choreographers to create and present their works. By providing a meeting platform, choreographers and dancers can exchange ideas and develop their works into a higher standard.

 

The project provided basic support for choreographers to present their new works. 4 choreographers were selected in 2010. Each of them created a 10-12 minute new work which was presented at Cultural Activities Hall, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre between 7-9 May 2010. Participating choreographers were: Hugh CHO, Connie LAU, LEONG Wan Sing, and HO Ho Fei.
 

Dance Productions - Platform for Emerging Choreographers

New "REAL" Showcase Series (from 2010)

2010.1.1 - 2011.9.11

Co-presented by CCDC Dance Center and Hong Kong Dance Alliance, new "REAL" Showcase Series aims to nurture and assist local dance groups and individuals by presenting innovative dance shows at CCDC Dance Center Jockey Club Dance Theater. There are up to 4 productions in a year and the works are selected through an open call-for-proposal process. Only Hong Kong-based choreographers who have never presented full-length works in public performances can apply. Successful applicants receive rehearsal venue sponsorship, professional production technical support, and cash allowance. The presenters will also provide rehearsal venue, publicity and administrative support. As co-presenter, Hong Kong Dance Alliance provides the choreographers with opportunities to receive artistic consultation from established local choreographers and arrange for dance critiques to be written and published in dance journal/hk.

 

In return, the artist should produce an original full-length dance piece of not less than 45 minutes, and be staged in the CCCD Jockey Club Dance Theater for at least two performances. Up to 2011, 6 choreographers have been presented in the Series:

 

  1. "Behind" by Wayson POON, performed in Jan 2010
  2. "Jenny" by Jody NIP, performed on 4-5Sep, 2010
  3. "Path Fate" by Joseph NGAN, performed on 8-9 Jan, 2011
  4. "Museum of Ladies" by Rebecca WONG, Juliana LO and Georgina LAW, performed on 2-3 Apr, 2011
  5. "Patch Work" by Alan WONG, performed on 2-3 Jul, 2011
  6. "Mo30" by Kaki LEE, performed on 10-11 Sep, 2011
Dance Productions - Platform for Emerging Choreographers

Emerging Choreographers Series: Dance X Men (2009)

2009.9.25 - 26

Hong Kong Dance Alliance brought to the dance community and dance enthusiasts the Dance X Men to promote artistic exchange in dance.

 

Emerging Choreographers Series: Dance X Men aims to encourage collaboration between dance artists, dance groups and other art forms in pursuit of creative synergies. Proposals from dance artists and dance groups were subjected to a meticulous selection process and four collaborative combinations were eventually chosen to create and present a dance piece of less than 20 minutes each.

 

Daniel YEUNG, Artistic Director of the project, and mentors MUI Cheuk Yin and Yuri NG offered invaluable advice and guidance to these emerging choreographers over the course of their creative process. This project to nurture the development of a new generation of choreographers is presented by Hong Kong Dance Alliance, partnered with The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and commissioned by Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

 

Chosen for this crossover presentation of dance, scenography, music, theatre and multi-media on 25-26 September 2009 at the Theatre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre are:

 

1. Sarah LO X LAW Kin-pong (Sound/Live music):   Fake

2. Rebecca WONG X Albert WONG (Scenography):   Concealed Darkness
3. JIA Donglin X Koala YIP X James KONG (Digital interactive projection):   Blue Coat
4. Biuguk (Max LEE X Chris CHAN X Bruce WONG):   Venusian Oh! Venusian

Dance Productions - Platform for Emerging Choreographers

Dance Platform 2008

2008.11.28 - 29

Dance Platform 2008 is a project that provides basic support for choreographers at entry level to present their new works. 6 choreographers participated while each of them created a 10-12 minute new work presented at Fringe Theatre between 27-29 November 2008. The Artistic Director for Dance Platform 2008 was Pewan Chow.

 

6 fresh choreographers, Iris LAU, Malvina TAM, CAI Ying, Cherry LEUNG, Victor FUNG and May May LEONG presented their 6 dance conceptions: Relativity of time and being/ A fine line between happiness and darkness/Disillusioned souls, painted/ The dissolution of colours with distance/ New millennium men, identity/ Folk: 1960s factory girls in the following works:

 

1. Victor Fung (Boys Don't Cry)

2. Melvina TAM (Simply muddle)

3. Cherry Leung (Witnessing Changes)

4. Iris Lau In the (River Named "TIME")

5. Cai Ying  (Control)

6. Maymay Leong (Two thumbs up to the factory girls)

Dance Productions - Platform for Emerging Choreographers

Emerging Choreographers Series: Danzzzzzling (2008)

2008.2.16 - 17

Emerging Choreographers Series: Danzzzzzling aims to encourage collaboration between dance artists in pursuit of creative synergies. Proposals from dance artists and dance groups were subjected to a meticulous selection process and five collaborative combinations were eventually chosen to create and present a short dance piece.

 

The strong team of advisors and mentors, including Artistic Advisor Willy TSAO and Mentors Francis LEUNG, Victor MA, MUI Cheuk Yin, Yuri NG, Daniel YEUNG and YEUNG Wai-mei, offered invaluable advice and guidance to these emerging choreographers over the course of their creative process.

 

Five pieces of new choreography were presented on 16-17 February 2008 at the Theatre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre:

 

1. WU Yi-san: Fluctuation
2. Chloe WONG: Timedrifting
3. LAI Tak-wai: Substitute
4. Jo LEUNG: Bet Da Man
5. Anthony SUEN: My Tap Blog
 

Dance Productions - Platform for Emerging Choreographers

Dance Platform 05 (2005)

2005.11.5

Dance Platform 05 is a project for new choreographers. To ensure that the project achieved a certain standard, an open call for proposals was announced in dance journal/hk. After selection by a panel composed of Pewan CHOW, Stella LAU, and YU Pik Yim, respectively Lecturers of Modern Dance, Ballet and Chinese Dance of Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, 7 artists/groups were invited to participate in the Project: 5 Ding, Informal Space, Kelvin LAM, Cindy LEUNG, Cyrus HUI, Pinkey TANG, Chloe WONG.

 

Dance Platform emphasizes the continuous process of choreography. To achieve that, two informal closed showings of works-in-progress were held in September and October 2005, before the formal public performance. Guests, such as Maggi SIETSMA, Tom BROWN, John UTAN, PEI Chang Qing were invited. After each showing, there was a discussion section, in which the guests gave their comments and the participating artists were encouraged to discuss and exchange observations among themselves. This is a meaningful part of the project that ensures the participating artists work continuously, and the feedback and discussion are valuable to new artists. This give and take of feedback from peers and experts helped the choreographers to further refine their ideas and develop their works.
 

Dance Productions - Cultural Exchange

Dance Wide HKNY (2005)

2005.7.1 - 12.31

Dance Wide HKNY was an exchange platform where full-fledged artists got together and shared their knowledge, explored new forms, exchanged and expanded their visions. Between July to December 2005, eight artist channeled their creative energies through series of workshops, forums, rehearsals, and performances in Hong Kong and New York. Gems of movement are expected from involved artists: Abby CHAN, Allen LAM, Andy WONG, YEUNG Wai Mei, Julian BARNETT, Maura DONOHUE, Rebecca JUNG, and Christopher MORGAN.

 

In its 4th anniversary program, Dance Wide HKNY invited U.S. choreographers who were known for their artistic perspectives and intercultural backgrounds: Julian BARNETT, a Japanese-Irish-American; Maura DONOHUE, a Vietnamese-Irish-American; Christopher MORGAN, a Chinese-Japanese-Hawaiian; and Rebecca JUNG, a Chinese-American. Theme of the 2005 forum focused on artistic development and social impacts through cross-cultural dance collaboration. The U.S. performance took place at the Mulberry St. Theatre on 27 August 2005 while the Hong Kong debut, titled "Back Home", was presented on 9 - 10 December 2005 at the Hong Kong Cultural Center.

Dance Productions - School Tour and Outreach

2005 International Arts Carnival

2005.1.1

Hans Christian Andersen's "The Emperor's New Clothes" is so familiar to everyone that it might easily be dismissed as simply a tale only for children, overlooking its deeper meaning and much of its fun. In the summer of 2005, commissioned by the LCSD, Hong Kong Dance Alliance "updated" the story and bring to HK audiences a surprising Dance. The Emperor's New Clothes.

 

Why did the Emperor want so many clothes? How did he see himself in his mirror? What were the mirror's opinions? Are the Weavers merely con men with a fantastic con? What was on the child's mind when he pointed out the truth?

 

Touring to 50 primary schools and 20 outdoor venues, the performances let children discover the problems and answers through appreciating and participating.

 

The creative team :

Producer : Anna C Y Chan
Choreographer and Artistic Director : Allen Lam
Music Coordinator : Vincent Pang
Concept/ Script/ Dramaturgy : Lynn Yau
Costume Design : Virginia Chu