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25th Hong Kong Dance Awards – Call for Nominations

25th Hong Kong Dance Awards

Call for Nominations



DEADLINE: 3 January 2024 (Wednesday)



The Hong Kong Dance Awards pay tribute to outstanding work of individual artists and dance organizations in productions throughout the years, as well as acknowledging distinction in other activities related to dance and the dance community.


Nominations are now open for submission by anyone – from dance practitioners to audience members. Self-nomination is also welcomed. 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 2024.


There are two ways to submit your nomination:

(1) by filling in the Online Nomination Form


2) by filling in the nomination form and email to danceawards@hkdanceall.org

Download Nomination Form (PDF) | (Word)


For more details, please refer to the Rules & Regulations


FAQ for Hong Kong Dance Awards

Reference of Seating Capacity of Hong Kong Performance Venues

Award Recipents


Tel: 2267 6631

'New Force in Motion' Series 2023: Ryan Lee, Kingsan Lo and Suen Nam – Box Office Opens

Ticket purchase link: https://www.urbtix.hk/event-detail/10667/


Three unique creations intertwined with rhythm and movement

Creating an enthralling heartstrings of dance



Choreographer: Ryan Lee (Appears by courtesy of the Hong Kong Dance Company)

Dancers: Chelsea Lau, Jasmine Lung, Connie Wong, Rachel Yuen


Do you hear the Tengu barking from afar?

“Woof, woof, woof”


“Cluck, cluck”

Out of a thousand ways of explaining the occurrence of the solar eclipse, what's your version?




Into the Void


Choreographer: Kingsan Lo

Composer: Dennis Wong

Dancers: Priscilla Lo, Herman Lui, Wayson Poon, Tsang Wing Fai


Wandering amid subtleties and mysteries,

Passing through the nuances of shadows;

Embarking on a journey beyond time and space,

Where tranquil beauty within gracefully unfolds.


Witnessing the dance of inner turbulence,

May this nostalgic moment inspire new light.




In the moment, in the flow


Choreographer: Suen Nam

Set Designer: Tracy GIU

Dancers: Nora Cheung, Lauren Ho, Wesley Wong, Sam Yuen


Attempting to infuse a continuous flow

Into one's body, thoughts, and every action.


Detaching from the physical, purifying impurities,

Entering a state of selfless concentration,

Experiencing the flow like water, natural, smooth, harmonious.


Feeling a moment as eternity,

In this moment, serene and fearless,

Like water cleansing the heart, perceiving clarity amidst turbidity.




Artistic Advisor: Lai Tak-wai

Music Advisor and Sound Designer: Anthony Yeung

Lighting Designer: Bert Wong

Costume Designer: Tracy Giu


‘New Force in Motion’ Series aims to provide a professional platform for young choreographers to showcase new dance works, stimulate creativity through artistic mentoring, and foster the development of the local arts scene.


27-28*.10.2023 (Fri-Sat) 8PM

28*-29*.10.2023 (Sat-Sun) 3PM


*With Meet-the-Artist session after the performance


◆Discount Schemes◆

Hong Kong Dance Alliance Members are entitled to 20% off for all purchases of standard tickets.


Half-price tickets available for senior citizens aged 60 and above, people with disabilities and their carers, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients. (Available on a first-come-first-served basis).


Group Booking Discount: 10% off for each purchase of 4-9 standard tickets; 15% off for 10-19 standard tickets; 20% off for 20 or more standard tickets.


Patrons can apply only one of the above discount offers for each purchase.




Recommended for ages 6 or above


The duration of the whole performance is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes including a 15-minute intermission


Late-comers will not be admitted until a suitable break in the programme


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

‘New Force in Motion’ Series 2023: Ryan Lee, Kingsan Lo and Suen Nam - Early Bird Tickets

‘New Force in Motion’ Series 2023 starts ticket sales with a 20% off for early bird discount, valid till 21 September 2023.
【Performance details】
27-28*.10.2023 (Fri-Sat) 8PM
28-29.10.2023 (Sat-Sun) 3PM
Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre
*With Meet-the-Artist session after the performance
$220 Free Seating
Tickets available from 22 September onwards at URBTIX
‘New Force in Motion’ Series aims to provide a professional platform for young choreographers to showcase new dance works, stimulate creativity through artistic mentoring, and foster the development of the local arts scene.
Presented by
Hong Kong Dance Alliance
Hong Kong Dance Alliance is financially supported by the HKADC

‘New Force In Motion’ Series 2023: Ryan Lee, Kingsan Lo and Suen Nam

Once again, the Dance Alliance is grateful to be the presenter of New Force in Motion 2023. We've received a lot of submissions from talented local choreographers for this year's entry. The judges are truly captivated by the variety of genres and the uniqueness of each choreographer.

The Dance Alliance is excited to announce the three up-and-coming local choreographers chosen after rounds of assessments and auditions by a team of professional judges. Congratulations to Ryan Lee, Kingsan Lo and Suen Nam!


//About Ryan Lee, Kingsan Lo and Suen Nam//

Ryan Lee

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Ryan graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) in Dance with first-class honor, majoring in Chinese dance. Currently he is a dancer of the Hong Kong Dance Company. During his studies, he received numerous scholarships and awards in recognition of his academic merits and contributions to the school, such as the Director’s Award and HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund - Scholarships for Outstanding Performance. Ryan has been actively engaging in the art field, covering the area of performing, creating, art administration, music and education.

Ryan believes in the healing power of performing arts, and he is interested in exploring and expanding the creative boundaries of the art of Chinese dance.


Kingsan Lo

King is a professionally trained versatile artist specialised in body movement and energy harmonisation. Graduated in Contemporary dance from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and later received his Master degree from the London Contemporary Dance School, equipped him with a thorough and profound understanding in movements and expressions. His passion and interest in Eastern philosophies and spiritualities has attracts great teachers and masters to share the Ancient wisdoms and techniques with him. The opportunity of understanding Qi Gong and Wing Chun provides inspiration for King’s artistic development and one-of-his-kind self exploration and discovery techniques. He wishes to create an immersive theatre space for the audience to experience a transcendent journey. King believes that through his tailor-made move sets and mindfulness techniques, we would discover key of being grounded, centered and balanced that will lead to huge benefit to our mental and physical health, thus he had devoted his practice in personal discovery of one’s own body through movement and mindfulness.


Suen Nam

SuenNam is a member of the Hip Hop dance crews FlowRulerz & Pentaverse, and also a DJ. In recent years, he has been active in the field of theater dance creation, participating in various projects such as West Kowloon CClab, dance theater The Box 2.0, and Unlock Dance to be 2022. SuenNam hopes to use his years of training in street dance, as well as his creative ability in dance and movement, and his sense of music, to create more outstanding works.


The dancer audition was held on 2/7/2023 (Sunday), thank you for joining us!


DanceHub 2023 Series: Mind Masseur

The workshops from the DanceHub 2023 - Mind Masseur series have successfully ended. We appreciate your active participation and interactions, it was a very significant time involving everyone! Dr. Fung Hiu Ying Melody, our gracious host, has gently guided the participants from imagination to immersion and from focus to relaxation. Participants learnt to feel their bodies, feel others, listen to their inner voices, let go of fears, and release tension through improvisations. Thank you again for your time and we wish everyone to experience themselves through all forms of art and to maintain their physical and mental well-being. For more details.


【Event Details】
Date: 27/5, 10/6, 17/6 (Sat)
Host: Dr Melody Fung
Language: Cantonese


1 workshop:$100

2 workshops:$200

3 workshops:$270


HKDA members

1 workshop:$90

2 workshops:$180

3 workshops:$250


Interactive lecture: How can I help...?

Interactive workshop: Pacing in S P A C E

Interactive workshop: Soul Free

24th Hong Kong Dance Awards

Press Release - For immediate release
24th Hong Kong Dance Awards 2023
- First on-stage Award Ceremony and Gala Performance since 2019
- 16 awards presented for an outstanding year in 2022
21 April 2023 – Hong Kong Dance Alliance (HKDA) is delighted to announce the recipients of the 24th Hong Kong Dance Awards, which were presented on stage to warm applause from an enthusiastic audience at Kwai Tsing Theatre Auditorium at 7:30pm on Saturday 21 April. A total of 16 awards were presented, including the Distinguished Achievement Award and 15 awards decided by a jury of expert panelists.
‘It’s great to be back on stage!’ said Alliance Chair Allen Lam, welcoming the return of the traditional live Awards Ceremony and Gala Performance. ‘This was a wonderful evening and a truly joyous occasion with the Hong Kong dance community able to gather together in person again after so long to celebrate the sector’s achievements.’ A glittering Gala Performance included specially choreographed sequences by artistic director Ricky Hu Song-wei along with performances by Hong Kong Ballet, Hong Kong Dance Company and City Contemporary Dance Company.  
More than 50 nominations were shortlisted in 15 categories, covering work created between January and December 2022.  Awards Jury Co-Chair Natasha Rogai commented that the quality of productions created in 2022 was particularly high: ‘All the shortlisted nominations were worthy of an Award – the quality of choreography, performance, production and design were truly exceptional and show how our dance artists have been inspired and re-energized by getting back to live performance.’ Fellow Co-Chair Stella Lau noted that, ‘This year the dance sector has taken inclusivity to a new level, with a range of important projects bringing the joy of dance to a wider community.’
Five Awards for City Contemporary Dance Company
City Contemporary Dance Company received no fewer than five awards.  Its thrilling Brown, a new work by leading Korean choreographer Kim Jaeduk, was honoured as Outstanding Medium Venue Production and for Outstanding Ensemble Performance, with Peggy Lam receiving the Award for Outstanding Female Performance for the first time and Kim Jaeduk receiving his second Award for Outstanding Music Composition.  The company also received the Award for Outstanding Alternative Space Production for Meeting In-Between Time, which made superb use of the Pokfulam Farm heritage site.
The award for Outstanding Choreography went to Ricky Hu Song-wei for his
moving piece The Last Song from Hong Kong Ballet’s double bill Carmina Burana, which received the Award for Outstanding Large Venue Production.
The prestigious Tom Brown Emerging Choreographer Award went to Terry Tsang, who also received the Award for Outstanding Online Production for his thought-provoking Labora-Terry Landscape.
Distinguished Achievement Award 
The Distinguished Achievement Award was presented to Lindsey McAlister in recognition of her immense contribution to bringing young people into the arts in Hong Kong over many decades. 
Other Awards
Among the other awards Male Performance went to Ong Tze-shen for his brilliant portrayal of the title role in Hong Kong Dance Company’s Nezha: Untold Solitude, which also received Outstanding Set Design for Jan Wong and Outstanding Visual Design for Dan Fong.
Outstanding Small Venue Production went to West Kowloon Cultural District’s innovative multi-media Phygital D: Tsang Tsui-shan – Chroma 11.  The Award for Community Dance went to the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts School of Dance for Jockey Club Dance Well Project making dance accessible to sufferers of Parkinson’s Disease and Services to Dance to Hong Kong Exchange for the H.D. X 2022 dance festival.
Please see attached for complete list of awardees and awardee citations. 
Ms Vanessa Chan
Tel: 2267 6631

2023 'New Force in Motion' New Series - Call for Choreography Proposal



2023 '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 2023 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 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)); Pang Chun, Kammy Lau, Duncan Tang (2022). 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;
  • Rehearsal studio will be provided for each choreographer;
  • Recommendation and audition of dancers;
  • Artistic advisor(s)


Performance Information

Date:                           27-29 October 2023, 4 performances (tentative)

Venue:                         Kwai Tsing Theatre, Black Box Theatre

Stage type:                  End-stage

Audience Capacity:     120 / performance

Length:                        20-25 minutes for each work

Number of dancers:    Maximum of 4 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 2023.


Application Deadline

11 April 2023 5:00pm



Proposal & How to apply

Please complete the Choreography Proposal and send it to newforceinmotion@hkdanceall.org Please state “ 2023 'New Force in Motion' Series - Call For Choreography Project application” in the email subject.


Choreography Proposal: Word format

                                        PDF format



Vanessa Chan

Arts Administration Trainee

2267 6631 /  newforceinmotion@hkdanceall.org

24th Hong Kong Dance Awards Shortlisted Nominations Announcement

Press Release

For immediate release

Hong Kong Dance Awards 2023


- Shortlisted Nominations Announced

- Distinguished Achievement Award to be presented to Lindsey McAlister, OBE JP


20 February 2023 – Hong Kong Dance Alliance (HKDA) is delighted to announce the shortlisted nominations for the 24th Hong Kong Dance Awards and the presentation of the Distinguished Achievement Award to Lindsey McAlister, OBE JP.


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, Mui Cheuk-yin and Yuri Ng. Previous recipients of the Distinguished Achievement Award include Daniel Yeung and Anna Cheng .


Shortlisted Nominations

The 24th Dance Awards celebrate a welcome return to the stage by local productions in 2022 (despite some theatre closures early in the year) after the Covid 19 pandemic. The exceptional standard of work in 2022 reflects how inspired our dance artists have been by being able to get back to performing live and connecting with the audience directly again after such a long hiatus.


A total of over 49 outstanding nominations have been shortlisted under 16 award categories and showcase not only the talent but also the range of the local dance sector, encompassing a variety of genres and recognizing work from small groups and newly emergent artists alongside more established ones.

The shortlists attached were determined by a secret ballot of expert panelists held after reviewing all the nominations received. 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 24th 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 http://www.hkdanceall.org/?a=group&id=award_about)


Shortlisted Nominations


Distinguished Achievement Award

The Distinguished Achievement Award is presented to Lindsey McAlister, OBE JP, Founder of the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, for her dedication and passion in inspiring young people in Hong Kong to participate in the arts.


Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation & Gala

The 24th Hong Kong Dance Awards Presentation & Gala Performance is scheduled to take place at 7:30pm on Saturday 22 April 2023 at Kwai Tsing Theatre Auditorium. Tickets will be on sale via Urbtix from 20 March. Artistic director for the Gala is Ricky Hu Song-wei, one of Hong Kong’s leading choreographers, whose work The Last Song for Hong Kong Ballet has been shortlisted in several categories, including Choreography.


Other productions shortlisted in multiple categories include City Contemporary Dance Company’s Brown and Meeting in Between Time, Hong Kong Dance Company’s Nezha: Untold Solitude and West Kowloon Cultural District’s Phygital D season.





Ms. Vanessa Chan

E-mail:  vanessa@hkdanceall.org / danceawards@hkdanceall.org

Tel:2267 6631


About Hong Kong Dance Alliance

With the mission of serving as a primary voice and support group for dance in Hong Kong and for Hong Kong dance worldwide, HKDA is devoted to promoting recognition, development, and mutual understanding of all forms of dance. The Hong Kong Dance Alliance is the official Hong Kong member organization of the World Dance Alliance and is a recipient of Hong Kong Arts Development Council Three Year Grant.

24th Hong Kong Dance Awards – Call for Nominations


24th Hong Kong Dance Awards

Call for Nominations



DEADLINE: Sunday, 15 January 2023



Hong Kong Dance Alliance is calling for nominations for the 24th Hong Kong Dance Awards. The deadline for the submission of nomination is 15 January 2023. Nominations in fourteen award categories are open for submission by anyone - from dance practitioners to audience members. 


Nominations are welcome for 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 Male Dancer
  • Outstanding Performance by 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
  • Outstanding Online Production


Interested parties can complete the Nomination Form and submit via 1) email to danceawards@hkdanceall.org, or 2)  submit  Online Nomination Form.



Online Nomination Form

Download Nomination Form (PDF) | (Word)

Rules & Regulations

Reference of Seating Capacity of Hong Kong Performance Venues

FAQ for Hong Kong Dance Awards

Award Recipents


Tel: 2267 6631

【‘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