HONG KONG
DANCE
EXCHANGE

UP FOR THE STAGE

17.01 – 19.01 /2020

Studio Theatre
Hong Kong Cultural Centre

HONG KONG
DANCE
EXCHANGE

UP FOR THE STAGE

17.01 – 19.01 /2020

Studio Theatre
Hong Kong Cultural Centre

HONG KONG
DANCE
EXCHANGE

UP FOR THE STAGE

17.01 – 19.01 /2020

Studio Theatre
Hong Kong Cultural Centre

H.D. X
         Festival
H
D

Highly Defined
HongKong Dance

X

eXchange, eXperiment, eXperience, eXpand,
a crossover from local to international stage

Joining hands and syncing steps. Eyes on Hong Kong, all-in for eXcellence.

The second edition of Hong Kong Dance Exchange International Festival (HDX) gathers 8 Hong Kong up-and-coming dance talents, as well as 8 aspiring choreographers and dancers from Canada, Japan, S.Korea, Taiwan and Singapore. Together these movers and shakers will wow the audience with the most unbeatable contemporary dance productions created in 2018 & 2019.

Keep your eyes on emerging talents across borders! Hong Kong Dance Exchange takes the stage to move the city – in collaboration with NDA International Festival S.Korea, Japan Contemporary Dance Network, SAI Festival Japan, ODORU-AKITA International Dance Festival Japan, Kuandu Arts Festival Taiwan, WANT TO DANCE FESTIVAL Taiwan, M1 Contact Contemporary Dance Festival Singapore and Macau Contemporary Dance Exchange Springboard, HDX presents extraordinary programmes in Hong Kong and taking local works to international stage in the network.

H.D. X
         Festival
H
D

Highly Defined
HongKong Dance

X

eXchange, eXperiment, eXperience, eXpand,
a crossover from local to international stage

Joining hands and syncing steps. Eyes on Hong Kong, all-in for eXcellence.

The second edition of Hong Kong Dance Exchange International Festival (HDX) gathers 8 Hong Kong up-and-coming dance talents, as well as 8 aspiring choreographers and dancers from Canada, Japan, S.Korea, Taiwan and Singapore. Together these movers and shakers will wow the audience with the most unbeatable contemporary dance productions created in 2018 & 2019.

Keep your eyes on emerging talents across borders! Hong Kong Dance Exchange takes the stage to move the city – in collaboration with NDA International Festival S.Korea, Japan Contemporary Dance Network, SAI Festival Japan, ODORU-AKITA International Dance Festival Japan, Kuandu Arts Festival Taiwan, WANT TO DANCE FESTIVAL Taiwan, M1 Contact Contemporary Dance Festival Singapore and Macau Contemporary Dance Exchange Springboard, HDX presents extraordinary programmes in Hong Kong and taking local works to international stage in the network.

TEAM

daniel_yeung
Daniel YEUNG Chun-kong
Festival Founder & Director

Panel
(Local)

l_KarenCheung
Karen Cheung
Head of Dance, Performing Arts, WKCDA
l_AnnaChan
Anna CHAN
Dean, School of Dance, HKAPA
l_MuiCheukYin
MUI CHEUK-YIN
Choreographer & Chairperson of Dance Sector, HKADC 2013-2019
l_KevinWong
KEVIN WONG
Director, CCDC Dance Centre
l_StellaLau
STELLA LAU
Chairperson, HK Dance Alliance 2014-2019
l_DaisyChu
Daisy Chu
Veteran Dance Critic

Festival Advisor
(OVERSEAS)

o_YuHoSik
YU Ho-Sik
NDA International Festival
o_ZhangXiaoXiong
ZHANG Xiaoxiong
Kuandu Arts Festival (Advisor)
o_KuikSweeBoon
Kuik Swee Boon
M1 Contact Contemporary Dance Festival
o_ByungJooChoi
Byung Joo Choi
SAI Festival
o_RitsukoMizuno
Ritsuko Mizuno
Japan Contemporary Dance Network
o_ChungPoYuan
CHUNG po yuan
Want To Dance Festival
o_SantaYamakawa
Santa Yamakawa
ODORU-AKITA International Dance Festival
TEAM
daniel_yeung
Daniel YEUNG Chun-kong
Festival Founder & Director

Panel
(Local)

l_KarenCheung
Karen Cheung
Head of Dance, Performing Arts, WKCDA
l_AnnaChan
Anna CHAN
Dean, School of Dance, HKAPA
l_MuiCheukYin
MUI CHEUK-YIN
Choreographer & Chairperson of Dance Sector, HKADC 2013-2019
l_KevinWong
KEVIN WONG
Director, CCDC Dance Centre
l_StellaLau
STELLA LAU
Chairperson, HK Dance Alliance 2014-2019
l_DaisyChu
Daisy Chu
Veteran Dance Critic

Festival Advisors
(OVERSEAS)

o_YuHoSik
YU Ho-Sik
NDA International Festival
o_ZhangXiaoXiong
ZHANG Xiaoxiong
Kuandu Arts Festival (Advisor)
o_KuikSweeBoon
Kuik Swee Boon
M1 Contact Contemporary Dance Festival
o_ByungJooChoi
Byung Joo Choi
SAI Festival
o_RitsukoMizuno
Ritsuko Mizuno
Japan Contemporary Dance Network
o_ChungPoYuan
CHUNG po yuan
Want To Dance Festival
o_SantaYamakawa
Santa Yamakawa
ODORU-AKITA International Dance Festival
Programme

Programme IV:

“stand Up”

19.1.2020 (SUN) 3PM

Programme I:

“Cheer Up”

17.1.2020 (FRI) 8PM

Programme III:

“PUSH Up”

18.1.2020 (SAT) 8PM

Programme II:

“Open Up”

18.1.2020 (SAT) 3PM
Programme

Programme I:

“CHEER UP”

17.1.2020
(FRI) 8PM

Programme IV:

“STAND UP”

19.1.2020
(SUN) 3PM

Programme II:

“OPEN UP”

18.1.2020
(SAT) 3PM

Programme III:

“PUSH UP”

18.1.2020
(SAT) 8PM

Programme Details

17.1.2020 (FRI) 8PM
Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

The Opening features a selection of choreography works from all over the globe: the bold lead-in from Japan, followed by an honest self-reflection of Hong Kong,

DEFECTION FOR BEGINNERS:THE COUNTRY OF DREAMS

Japan
Programme from JCDN

Created by artists from Jpan, Taiwan, and Togo, the piece explores the connection between audience and performer, and in extension, the current state of society.

Choreographer and Performer:
Yu Shimomura

Performers:
Kento Date
Masayuki Nii
Alain Sinandja

Lighting Designer:
Asako Miura

Sound Designer:
Takashi Aikawa

Most Things Haven’t Worked Out

Hong Kong

“Most Things haven’t worked out, in the last episode of youth. Just like a force squeezes you out of teenage party.”


Acknowledgment:
This work premiered at 2018 the Hong Kong Jockey Club Contemporary Dance Series (CDS) commissioned and produced by the Hong Kong Arts Festival.
Music Credits:
1 “Night Clubbing” by IGGY POP
2 “Alone” OST from movie Kids Return (1996), music by Joe Hisaishi
3 “Born Slippy” by Under World

Choreographer and performer:
Zhang Xi-long

Premiere Lighting Designer:
Ho Fu Lung

Premiere Sound Designer:
Fung Chin Lung

Landing error

S.Korea
Programme from New Dance for Asia International Festival

We are not from the earth, would like to observe and try you even while we are here for a while. And then we’ll leave here. Why don’t you observe yourselves through our bodies?


Acknowledgment:
Premiere : 2015 Seoul Choreography festival @ Arko arts center.

Choreographers and performers:
Jin-ho Lim & Kyung-min Ji
@Goblin Party

Bird-Watching

Hong Kong

Objectifying herself as an installation sculpture, to be observed, gazed at, and imagined… the shifting perspectives on the body form an abstract narrative on body and desire.


Acknowledgement:
This work premiered at 2018 the “Dance Series, Tai Kwun”, commissioned and produced by Hong Kong Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts

Choreographer and performer:
Wong Pik Kei

Composer:
Fiona Lee

Premiere Lighting Designer:
Lau Ming Hang (Sunfool)

Props and Costume:
Luise Yau


*This programme contains scenes of nudity.

18.1.2020 (SAT) 3PM
Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

To break through is perhaps the only way to sustain life and creativity. But imagine what we’ve been practising isn’t just synchronised footwork, but synchronised understanding? What if the dancer on stage becomes a conductor? Apart from breaking through the physical boundaries on stage, can contemporary dance also break off from its conventional framework of thinking?

When You See

Hong Kong

The concept and ideas of the work were conceived and developed from the “Creation for Freespace: Choreographer & Composer Lab” by Hong Kong Ballet and West Kowloon Cultural District Authority. The composer and musicians are commissioned by the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority.


Acknowledgement:
The concept and ideas of the work were conceived and developed from the “Creation for Freespace: Choreographer & Composer Lab” by Hong Kong Ballet and West Kowloon Cultural District Authority. The composer and musicians are commissioned by the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority.

Choreographer and Performer:
Ricky Hu

Composer and Live Music:
Olivier Cong

Naturally

S. Korea

Visualizing the observation of various forms of the transforming nature in the four season’s space and time, we focus on the formative views on the lines and shapes of trees in specific.

This piece interprets the body in formative principle and face the change in time and space. Spotting the various forms of trees with our transformed bodies through its interpreting process, we seek the relationship through intimate interaction


Acknowledgement:
Premier: 2019 New Dance foe Asia International Festival, at the Seong-Su Art hall, Seoul, S.Korea

Choreographer and Performer:
SONG Song-hee

Performer:
JEON Bo-ram

Essential Emotion

S.Korea

Etymologically, emotion is “movement or impulse” or “to move something to something” and it is a subjective experience to induce to act.
Emotions can be a fundamental building block of survival, and they receive assistance by emotion, but they sometimes see failure. Emotions written to maintain relationships with survival have a direct impact on the present life
This work will proceed in omnibus format.
This work is intended to constitute this work inspired by the incident that caused a change of emotion decisively to me in the experience of life until now

Choreographer and performer:
Yoon Nara

Performer:
Daegyo Han

Action (developed from “Confine”)

Hong Kong

“There’s a reason why we’re here today
To make the world a better place
Things are not the same as we used to know
But I am still grateful to see beautiful souls
Replace our fear with faith, we fight for better days
WE ARE UNITED AS ONE”

Extracted from the song “We’re not afraid, written by Eva Chan”


Acknowledgement:
Confine premiered at 2018 the “Dance Series, Tai Kwun”, commissioned and produced by Hong Kong Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts.
Akama Chin, Cindy Ho, Li Hon Ting, Lawmanray, Jennifer Mok, Jonathan Hung, Emily Ng

Choreographer:
KT Yau

Performers:
Chan Wai Lok
Ko Hoi Lam
Li Ka Man
Lo King San
Vivian Luk

Composer & Premiere Sound Designer:
Victor Shum

Premiere Lighting Designer
:
Lau Ming Hang (Sunfool)

Over-master

Hong Kong

What society calls normal behaviour, psychotherapist Everett Shostrom says, all falls within the scope of manipulation. You who are always in control of yourself and others; are you unwittingly controlled by something else?


Acknowledgement:
This work premiered at 2019 the Hong Kong Jockey Club Contemporary Dance Series (CDS) commissioned and produced by the Hong Kong Arts Festival

Choreographer and performer:
Alice Ma

Composer and sound designer:
Leung Po Wing

Premiere Lighting Designer:
Lai Tze Yu

18.1.2020 (SAT) 8PM
Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

The end of hysteria brings the hope of rebirth. Taiwanese choreographer Wu Chien Wei will bring blessings to this city with the robust energy in The Rite of Spring, before Reisa Shimojima’s very powerful poignant political and eerily hysterical dance-of-eleven Sky brings this festival to a majestic conclusion.