“Dancing across East & West,

Moving to the Tempo of Hong Kong”

Mission Statement

We are nurtured in the cultural tradition of China, combining with the creativity of contemporary art, to impress the world with Chinese dance of Hong Kong character.

History

Established in 1981 with the aim of promoting Chinese dance, the Hong Kong Dance Company was incorporated in 2001 as a charitable and non-profit-making institution, and is financially supported by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Since its inception, the Hong Kong Dance Company has staged over 100 productions, many of which were highly popular with critical acclaim. Recent productions include Qingming Riverside;The Smiling, Proud Wanderer; Snow Fox; Eagle Companions; Two Swallows – Ode to Wu Guanzhong; Spring Ritual‧Eulogy; Feng Shui; Pop Classics: Joseph Koo's Dance Melodies 2013; The Legend of Mulan; The Butterfly Lovers; Storm Clouds and L’Amour Immortel.

The Company has toured internationally as well as around Mainland China as a way to encourage cultural exchange. The Company was invited to perform at the “Meet in Beijing 2008” Arts Festival to celebrate the Beijing Olympics, and took part in the opening ceremony of the East Asian Games in 2009. In 2010, the Company participated in “The Ninth China Art Festival” in Guangzhou and the World Expo in Shanghai. In January 2013, the Hong Kong Dance Company presented Qingming Riverside at The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Spring Ritual•Eulogy was presented at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing in September 2013, and the Novel Hall for Performing Arts in Taipei in December 2013 as part of Hong Kong Week 2013. The Legend of Mulan was presented at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York in March 2015, and in Sydney in September 2015.

Awards

Year

2016

Hong Kong Dance Awards 2016 for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer””

- Tang Ya (as Nie Xiaoqian in L’Amour Immortel)

Hong Kong Dance Awards 2016 for “Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer”

- Li Han (as Ning Caichen in L’Amour Immortel)

Hong Kong Dance Awards 2016 for “Outstanding Set Design for Dance”

- L’Amour Immortel

Year

2015

Hong Kong Dance Awards 2015 for “Outstanding Achievement in Production”

- Storm Clouds

Hong Kong Dance Awards 2015 for “Outstanding Performance by Male Dancer”

- Sun Gong-wei (as Bo Ging-wan in Storm Clouds)

Hong Kong Dance Awards 2015 for “Outstanding Performance by Female Dancer”

- Tina Hua Chi-yu (as Lady Meng Jiang in The Butterfly Lovers)

Hong Kong Dance Awards 2015 for “Outstanding Achievement in Music for Dance”

- Lee Che-yi and Choi Sai-ho for Original Score for Storm Clouds

Year

2014

Hong Kong Dance Awards 2014 for “Outstanding Production”

- The Legend of Mulan

Hong Kong Dance Awards 2014 for “Outstanding Ensemble Performance”

- The Legend of Mulan

Hong Kong Dance Awards 2014 for “Outstanding Design for Dance”

- Masquerade

The Hecklers 2013-14 for “Best Dance Show”

- The Legend of Mulan

Year

2013

Hong Kong Dance Awards 2013 for “Outstanding Dance Production”

- Spring Ritual.Eulogy

Year

2012

Hong Kong Dance Awards 2012 for “Outstanding Dance Production”

- Two Swallows – Ode to Wu Guanzhong

Hong Kong Dance Awards 2012 for “Outstanding Design for Dance”

- Two Swallows – Ode to Wu Guanzhong

Hong Kong Dance Awards 2012 for “Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer”

- Chen Jun (in Two Swallows - Ode to Wu Guanzhong)

Year

2011

Hong Kong Dance Awards 2011

- Xu Qiang (in Poet Dongpo)

Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2011 for “Young Artist”

- Tang Ya

Year

2010

Hong Kong Dance Award 2010

- The Princess Changping

- Huang Lei (in Everlasting Love)

Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2010 for “Young Artist”

- Huang Lei

Year

2009

Hong Kong Dance Awards 2009

- 8/F Platform Feng Shui

- Su Shu (in Mulan, Snow Fox, and Qingming Riverside)

Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2008-09 for “Best Artist (Dance)”

- Yang Yuntao

5th Little Lotus National Children Dance Awards in China

- 28 Young Persons’ Troupe members were awarded the highest honour of the Little Lotus Star Gold Medal and Certificate

- Hong Kong Dance Company was awarded the Commendable Organization Award

- Choreographers and instructors Su Shu and Chen Lei were awarded the Little Lotus Gardener Awards