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【‘New Force in Motion’ Series 2022: Pang Chun, Kammy Lau, Duncan Tung|Thank you for the support】


【 'New Force in Motion' Seroes 2022: Pang Chun, Kammy Lau, Duncan Tang | Thank you for the support  】



Congratulations on the success of the performances of NFIM 2022 series! Thank you for all the support and we received much applause. Hong Kong Dance Alliance cordially invites you to share your view on the performance by completing the following survey on New Force in Motion Series 2022: Pang Chun, Kammy Lau, Duncan Tung. We would be grateful if you could spare some time to complete it. Thank you!



《Observing incorrect correctness》

Choreographer/Dancer          Kammy Lau 

Dancers                                   Carol Chung     Leung Shun Yi     Ng Cheuk Fung 



《None of my business》

Choreographer          Pang Chun 

Dancers                      Chung Wui Chun     He Yunchi     Ho Hiu Mei, Lauren     Ngan Ching Cheong    Wong Nok Ching




《01 Waiting》

Choreographer          Tung Chung Can, Duncan 

Dancers                      Hui Ze     Lai Tsz Yan, Ruby     Ma Yat Ha, Maha     Wong Jing Nam, Wesley    Wong Yuk Ting, Tina






Dance Productions - Platform for Emerging Choreographers

'New Force in Motion' Series 2022: Pang Chun, Kammy Lau, Duncan Tung –Box Office Opens


Press Release

For immediate release

 'New Force in Motion' Series 2022: Pang Chun, Kammy Lau, Duncan Tung –Box Office Opens


11 November 2022 – Tickets for the 'New Force in Motion' Series 2022 : Pang Chun, Kammy Lau, Duncan Tung are now available at URBTIX.

This year's 'New Force in Motion' Series features premiere by three emerging choreographers – Pang Chun, Kammy Lau, Duncan Tung. The enchanting triple-bill performance will run from 9-11 December 2022 at Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre for four performances. Tickets are priced at $200, available at URBTIX now.


'New Force in Motion' Series 2022: None of your business by Pang Chun, Observing incorrect correctness by Kammy Lau, 01 Waiting by Duncan Tung

Date:  9 – 10*.12.2022 (8pm); 10 – 11.12.2022 (3pm)
      *With Meet-the-artist Session

Venue: Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre

Price: $200 (Free Seating)


None of my business by Pang Chun

Did you know!? Those two K-Pop stars broke up!

Did you know!? That singer is suffering from a serious illness!

Did you know!? I moved home just last month! The new place is enormous!

Did you know!? How surprised I was when I received the award!

Did you know!? I almost forgot my moves in a performance!

Did you know!? A member of my family passed away last month!

Did you know!? I came down with sickness recently!

Did you know!? My mental state has been unstable!


You know…… I am exhausted…


Dancers: Chun Wui Chun, He Yunchi, Ho Hiu Mei Lauren, Ngan Ching Cheong, Wong Nok Ching









Observing incorrect correctness by Kammy Lau

Do you agree that the human body is a work of art?

Every person has a different standard of beauty, one person’s aesthetic values might be worth nothing to another.
You can observe others, but they can also look at you.
Has it ever crossed your mind that, to aliens, the Earth might be just a museum?
Choreographer/Dancer: Kammy Lau
Dancers: Chung Carol, Charlie Leung, Ng Cheuk Fung
01 Waiting by Duncan Tung

VLADIMIR: I'd like well to hear him think.

ESTRAGON: Perhaps he could dance first and think afterwards.

-- Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

Does thinking after dancing make your mind clearer or more blurred?


Dancers: Hui Ze, Lai Tsz Yan Ruby, Ma Yat Ha Maha, Wong Jing Nam Wesley, Tina Wong

Production Team

*With support and kind permission of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts


For the complete press release, please click here.



Ms Phoebe Mo (Hong Kong Dance Alliance)

E-mail: phoebe@hkdanceall.org

Tel: 2267 6631 


23rd Hong Kong Dance Awards 2022


Press Release - For immediate release

23rd Hong Kong Dance Awards 2022


- 20 awards presented in live streamed ceremony

- Exceptional work produced despite the pandemic



16 April 2022 – Hong Kong Dance Alliance (HKDA) is delighted to announce the recipients of the 23rd Hong Kong Dance Awards, which were presented in an online ceremony streamed live on the Alliance YouTube channel and Facebook page at 8.00pm local time on Saturday 16 April. A total of 20 awards including two Lifetime Achievement Awards and 18 awards decided by a jury of expert panelists were presented by emcees Irene Lo and Shirley Loong and accepted remotely by the awardees. The physical trophies will be passed to the recipients later, along with certificates for the shortlisted nominees.

More than 50 nominations were shortlisted in 15 categories, covering work created between January 2020 and December 2021.  Alliance Chair Allen Lam noted that, while it was sad that the traditional Awards Ceremony and Gala Performance could not be held due to the current pandemic restrictions, ‘The quality of the shortlisted nominations shows the strength and resilience of the Hong Kong dance community, which has overcome the obstacles of the pandemic over the past two years to create so much truly exceptional work.  They can be proud of their achievements and we look forward to a bright future for dance in Hong Kong.’

Co-Chair of the Awards Jury, Natasha Rogai, added ‘In 15 years of working on the Awards, I have never seen stronger shortlists – there were several categories where two awards were presented and all the shortlisted nominations were worthy of an award.’


Five Awards for Hong Kong Dance Company

Hong Kong Dance Company received no fewer than five awards.  Its co-production with Freespace of Helen Lai’s classic Nine Songs was honoured as Outstanding Large Venue Production and for Outstanding Ensemble Performance, with Huang Lei receiving his third Outstanding Male Performance Award and his wife, Hua Chi-yu, receiving the Award for Outstanding Female Performance for a record-breaking fourth time.  The company also became the first recipient of the new Online Production Award for Convergence. 

The company’s artistic director, Yang Yuntao said: “We will never give up. Every day, even if it’s within the one or two square meters of our own space, we will always strive to keep our bodies fit and ready to dance – that is all that we can do; no matter the changes in the outside environment, our passion for dance, the standard we aim for, will never falter. Let’s stand strong and work together!” 



Two awards were presented for Outstanding Choreography: to Hong Kong Ballet’s artistic director, Septime Webre, for his spectacular new The Nutcracker and to Hong Kong icon Mui Cheuk-yin for Diary VII ◦ The Story of…… which also received Outstanding Small Venue production.

The prestigious Tom Brown Emerging Choreographer Award went to Kelvin Mak, artistic director of Beyond Dance Theater, whose powerful Remnants was named Outstanding Medium Venue Production sharing that award with City Contemporary Dance Company’s Days Are Numbered, which featured choreography by Justyne Li, Bruce Wong and Jennifer Mok.  

Kelvin Mak said “I would like to thank the late Mr. Tom Brown for his support to the local dance scene, and to us emerging artists. I hope that this goodwill, passion, and spirit can be inherited and passed on.” 


Lifetime Achievement Award

At the opposite end of the experience spectrum from rising star Mak, the Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to two remarkable women who have made an immeasurable contribution to the development of dance in Hong Kong over many decades: Tania Tang and Professor Shen Shir Ming.  Accepting the awards, Professor Shen commented:

“I can see that the Hong Kong Dance Alliance set their sights beyond traditional definitions of dance; rather than simply focusing on choreography and performance, they aim to establish exchange and collaboration on all levels of the creative process between the dance sector and other industries, so that talents in dance may develop in a cross-disciplinary manner.” 

And from Ms Tang:

“Looking back, there were only a few foreign ballet teachers in Hong Kong. Nowadays, we are all witnessing a diverse ecology of dance arts in Hong Kong taking root and thriving. To the many generations of dancers to come, we must remain steadfast in our beliefs and work ethic; to all workers related to dance, we need to face all challenges head on, and pass on the torch.” 


Other Awards

Among the other awards Male Performance went to Shen Jie as Romeo in Hong Kong Ballet’s Romeo + Juliet. Like Huang Lei, with whom he shares the award, Shen is a third time recipient and one of Hong Kong’s most respected dancers. Hong Kong Ballet also received the award for Alternative Space Production for Five Tiny Dances at M+, while Gabriela Tylesova and Albert Au received the Set and Costume Design Award for the company’s The Nutcracker.

City Contemporary Dance Company Dance Centre, which has continued to provide invaluable support to the dance community despite going through some major recent upheavals, received the Award for Services to Dance for its Partnership Programme Venue Sponsor, while Passoverdance received the Dance Education Award for Jockey Club In Search of Voice in a Cramped City.


Please see attached for complete list of awardees and award citations. 

complete list of awardees

award citations



Ms Amy Lee

E-mail:  amy.hkda@gmail.com  / HKDanceAwards.hkda@gmail.com

Tel: 2267 6733


Dance Productions - Platform for Emerging Choreographers

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



  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



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



Shirley Loong

Executive Director

2267 6663 / shirley.hkda@gmail.com



Shirley Loong Takes up the Post of Executive Director of Hong Kong Dance Alliance


The Hong Kong Dance Alliance is delighted to announce that Shirley Loong has accepted our invitation to join the administrative team in the newly-created post of Executive Director, with effect from 10 March 2022. She will therefore step down from her current role as Chairperson and will be succeeded by Allen Lam, whose current role as Vice-Chairperson will be taken by Angela Hang.


The creation of the Executive Director position is the result of careful deliberation by the entire Executive Committee, aimed at responding to the Alliance’s need for a capable, senior level executive and decision-maker with a thorough understanding of the dance industry to head the administrative team. The worldwide pandemic has also prompted the Alliance to expedite this organizational restructuring in order to adapt swiftly to the fast-changing situation of the dance sectors both at home and abroad.


Ms Loong has been active in the local dance scene for many years, with a successful career spanning multiple roles from dancer, ballet teacher, dance educator, arts administrator and producer to her newly acquired qualification as an international accredited professional mediator, which led her to head the Performing Arts Profession International Mediation Committee. During her tenure as Chairperson, Ms Loong set a clear direction for the development of the Alliance, which is approaching its 30th anniversary in 2025. Allen Lam says, ‘We are delighted that Shirley has agreed to take on this new role. Her vast experience in the Hong Kong dance sector and in particular within the Alliance will help to make sure that expert advice can be turned into action effectively.’


‘I very much look forward to working closely with our new Chairperson, Allen Lam and Vice Chairperson, Angela Hang,’ says Ms Loong. ‘While working to accomplish the Alliance’s mission and vision, together we'll strive to broaden and strengthen our connection with stakeholders, funders and members of the Alliance, as well as the local and global dance communities.’ 

23rd Hong Kong Dance Awards Shortlisted Nominations Announcement


Press Release - For immediate release



23rd Hong Kong Dance Awards 2022

- Shortlisted Nominations Announced

- Two Lifetime Achievement Awards to be presented


14 February 2022 – Hong Kong Dance Alliance (HKDA) is delighted to announce the shortlisted nominations for the 23rd Hong Kong Dance Awards and the presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award to two distinguished members of the dance community: Professor Shen Shir Ming and Ms Tania Tang.


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 and choreographers such as Helen Lai, Xing Liang and Yuri Ng. Among previous recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award are Ringo Chan and Dr Tom Brown.


Shortlisted Nominations

For the 23rd Dance Awards, instead of the usual calendar year, the eligibility period for nominations ran from January 2020 to December 2021; this is because very few productions were staged in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 


A new category, Online Production, has been introduced to reflect the strong trend towards online work and the excellence of such work being created in Hong Kong.


A total of over 50 outstanding nominations have been shortlisted under 15 award categories (please see below full list). 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 the coming weeks to decide the Awards with an expanded jury including all members of the HKDA Executive Committee.  Award recipients will be announced during the 23rd 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 the webpage of About Hong Kong Dance Awards.


Lifetime Achievement Awards

The Lifetime Achievement Awards will be presented to two individuals who have made a lifetime contribution to dance in Hong Kong:


- Professor Shen Shir Ming

Professor Shen is a Chartered Statistician and has worked in the academic field for over 40 years. She was the first ever female Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Hong Kong. Professor Shen began her career as a ballet teacher and has served different roles in the dance sector. She was the Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Dance Company and is an Expert Adviser of the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme, Home Affairs Bureau. She has been a Board Member of Hong Kong Ballet Group since its incorporation, and has continuously supported the development of ballet and other dance form in Hong Kong throughout her career.


- Ms Tania Tang

Ms Tang trained in ballet in Hong Kong and later at the Royal Ballet School in London. She has been one of Hong Kong’s most dedicated and inspirational ballet teachers for over 50 years, with many of her students going on to become leading artists and teachers. She is an examiner, mentor and teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance and has occupied numerous roles in support of the Hong Kong dance sector including Chairperson of the Jockey Club Dance Audition Panel.


Hong Kong Dance Awards Online Presentation

The 23rd Hong Kong Dance Awards Online Presentation is scheduled to take place at 8pm on 16 April 2022 (Saturday). Artistic Director for the Presentation is Angela Hang, the distinguished dancer and teacher who is the founder of STUDIODANZ. NB: Contingency plans will be put in place in case of any impact by measures to control the COVID-19 pandemic. Details will be announced as soon as the situation becomes clearer.



Ms Amy Lee

E-mail:  amy.hkda@gmail.com  / HKDanceAwards.hkda@gmail.com

Tel: 2267 6733




23rd Hong Kong Dance Awards


 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

Professor Shen Shir Ming

Tania Tang


Shortlisted Nominations

(in alphabetical order by surname)


Tom Brown Emerging Choreographer

  •  Chan Wai Lok
  •  Kelvin Mak
  •  Terry Tsang


 Outstanding Choreography

  • Anh Ngoc Nguyen for HKAPA School of Dance Summer Performance 2021 - Till We Meet Again
  • Kelvin Mak for Beyond Dance Theater Remnants
  • Mui Cheuk Yin for Tai Kwun Diary VII • The Story Of......
  • Septime Webre for Hong Kong Ballet The Nutcracker


 Outstanding Large Venue Production

  • Hong Kong Ballet, Romeo + Juliet
  • Hong Kong Ballet, The Nutcracker
  • Hong Kong Dance Company, Shan Shui: An Ode to Nature
  • Hong Kong Dance Company and Freespace, Nine Songs


Outstanding Medium Venue Production

  • City Contemporary Dance Company, Days are Numbered
  • Unlock Dancing Plaza, Body Works
  • Beyond Dance Theater, Remnants


Outstanding Small Venue Production

  • Hong Kong Dance Alliance, 'New Force in Motion' Series 2021: Vivian Luk, Natalie Mak, Poon Chun Ho
  • Common Ground, Body Codes II: Performscape
  • Tai Kwun, Diary VII • The Story Of......


Outstanding Performance by Male Dancer

  • Huang Lei, Hong Kong Dance Company and Freespace Nine Songs
  • Ong Tze Shen, Hong Kong Dance Company Shan Shui: An Ode to Nature
  • Poon Chun Ho, Beyond Dance Theater Remnants
  • Shen Jie as Romeo, Hong Kong Ballet Romeo + Juliet


Outstanding Performance by Female Dancer

  • Amber Lewis as Rubies, Hong Kong Ballet Balanchine's Jewels
  • Hua Chi Yu, Hong Kong Dance Company and Freespace Nine Songs
  • Pan Ling Juan, Hong Kong Dance Companyand Freespace Nine Songs
  • Reina Sawai as White Snake, Hong Kong Ballet The Nutcracker


Outstanding Ensemble Performance

  • Hong Kong Ballet, The Nutcracker
  • Hong Kong Ballet, Romeo + Juliet
  • Hong Kong Dance Company and Freespace, Nine Songs
  • Hong Kong Dance Company, Shan Shui: An Ode to Nature


Outstanding Lighting and/or Visual Design

  • Lighting & Visual Design: Billy Chan, Hong Kong Ballet Romeo + Juliet
  • Lighting & Visual Design: Billy Chan, Hong Kong Ballet The Nutcracker
  • Lighting Design: Lee Chi Wai, Tai Kwun Diary VII • The Story Of......
  • Visual Design: Sue Healey (Australia), Judd Overton (Australia), Maurice Lai (Hong Kong), Kei Fushiki (Japan), Freespace, West Kowloon Cultural District ON VIEW: Panoramic Suite


Outstanding Set and/or Costume Design

  • Set & Costume Design: Gabriela Tylesova, Albert Au, Hong Kong Ballet The Nutcracker
  • Costume Design: Mandy Tam,Hong Kong Ballet Romeo + Juliet
  • Set Design: Ricky Chan, Hong Kong Ballet Romeo + Juliet


Outstanding Music Composition and/or Sound Design

  • Music Composition: Darrin Verhagen, Freespace, West Kowloon Cultural District ON VIEW: Panoramic Suite
  • Music Composition: Leung Po Wing I don't mean it
  • Music Composition: Nguyen Quoc Trung, HKAPA School of Dance Summer Performance 2021 - Till We Meet Again


 Outstanding Alternative Space Production

  • Hong Kong Ballet, HK Ballet and M+ LIVE ART - Five Tiny Dances
  • TS Crew, Weave Upon A Time Spinning


Outstanding Dance Education or Community Dance

  • City Contemporary Dance Company -The Copybook of Life Challenge for Apprentice Magician
  • Hong Kong Dance Company - Magical Adventures of Baby Polar Bear and the 12 Zodiac Animals
  • Passoverdance - Jockey Club “In Search of Voice in a Cramped City” Dance Education Programme
  • Tai Kwun - No.60: Back to Basic


Outstanding Services to Dance

  • City Contemporary Dance Company Dance Centre - Partnership Programme Venue Sponsor
  • Hong Kong Arts Development Council - JOCKEY CLUB New Arts Power
  • Freespace, West Kowloon Cultural District - Choreographer and Composer Lab


 Outstanding Online Production

  • Beyond Dance Theater The Last Stone
  • City Contemporary Dance Company and Freespace CCDC in Residence Social Distancing Theatre “Joyeux Noël” Screendance Version
  • City Contemporary Dance Company A Lover’s Concerto
  • City Contemporary Dance Company and Freespace CCDC in Residence Mr Blank Screendance Version
  • Hong Kong Dance Company and Freespace Convergence