October 2021

[vc_row enable_arrows_animation="no"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="22629" img_size="full" alignment="center"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] City Contemporary Dance Festival 2021 - Danzcation A vigorous and creative line-up of programmes Local contemporary dance at its best City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC) is partnering with Freespace, West Kowloon Cultural District to co-present the City Contemporary Dance Festival 2021 (the Festival) as part of the CCDC in Residence programme. Under the leadership of CCDC’s newly-appointed Artistic Director Yuri NG, the Festival presents an extraordinary array of programmes under the theme of “Danzcation”. Although social restriction measures have confined us to this city, CCDC sees this as an opportunity to promote contemporary dance by offering a dynamic experience for local audiences. Through the different perspectives of participating artists, the programmes focus on the relationships between self-identity, the city and one’s hometown. The Festival will be held from 13 to 21 November 2021 at Freespace, WKCD. Tickets are now available at West Kowloon Cultural District or online. The opening performance of “Danzcation”, Home Sweat Home, is an original contemporary dance and music theatre production. It is choreographed and directed by Artistic Director Yuri NG and features veteran musical talents Rick LAU and Anna LO, the core creative team behind the sell-out cabaret shows LauZone and Tri Ka Tsai. Home Sweat Home is also performed by some of CCDC’s finest dance artists and musicians. The playful and entertaining show will resonate with local audiences and inspire them to think about their idea of ‘home’. Continuing this exploration of ‘home’, dance artist Ergao from Guangzhou presents Kung Hei Fat Choy, a dance theatre about an intimate dialogue about family ties and nostalgia. Ergao is well-known for his quirky and humorous choreographic style. The performance consists of familiar landscapes and images of Guangdong. Kung Hei Fat Choy premiered in Switzerland in 2019 and was also performed at the Guangdong Times Museum. The nostalgic feelings one

[vc_row enable_arrows_animation="no"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="22745" img_size="full" alignment="center"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] “Dancing Never Stops” Retrospect and Prospects (6 October 2021, Hong Kong) Located at 110 Shatin Pass Road, Wong Tai Sin, the CCDC Dance Centre has become an important landmark and the collective memory of Hong Kong’s dance industry since its establishment in 1979. With CCDC Dance Centre’s imminent move to Tai Po Arts Centre, the Company is delighted to announce the Centre’s final production at its Wong Tai Sin location Dancing Never Stops from 12 to 17 October 2021, marking a new era for, and a celebration of, CCDC Dance Centre (Wong Tai Sin) . CCDC Dance Centre (Wong Tai Sin) was the original site of Baptist Rainbow Secondary and Primary School and Kindergarten. Looking back over the past 42 years, thousands of students embarked on their dance journey here. It has also been a nurturing ground and training and creative hub for professional dance artists. The Centre in Wong Tai Sin has witnessed the development and changing landscape of the local dance scene, and offered a platform for artists to connect and create. CCDC Dance Centre will remain dedicated to carrying on its mission in Tai Po, promoting dance to communities, developing dance education and broadening the audience base. CCDC Dance Centre (Wong Tai Sin)’s last production, Dancing Never Stops consists of a line up of extraordinary activities. To express our gratitude to audiences, the Centre’s teachers, students and staff will present performances and site-specific performance at the Centre. The exhibition commemorates the Centre’s milestones in Wong Tai Sin, sharing the history, highlighting some classic moments and photographs taken by the late dance photographer and former Assistant Artistic Director of the Company – Mr. Ringo Chan. CCDC Dance Centre is well-known for the great variety of its dance courses and quality of its trainings. Eight different sessions of complimentary