“Dancing Never Stops” Retrospect and Prospects

“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 dance workshops will also be provided, which are suitable for adults, students and children. There is a limited quota and advance registration is required.

CCDC Dance Centre is also partnering with International Association of Theatre Critics (HK) to organise two public seminars on Facebook LIVE on 12 and 13 October 2021 under the theme: “Dancing in a Cosmopolitan City: Retrospect and Prospects of CCDC Dance Centre”. Guest speakers and moderators include: Prof. Anna CY Chan (Dean, School of Dance, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts), Wayson Poon and Alice Ma (Choreographers), Eno Yim (Director, School of Everyday Life), William Chan and Joanna Lee (Art Critics), Rick Lam (Co-founder and Director, Architecture Commons) and Melissa Leung (Company Dramaturg, CCDC).

Standing tall in Wong Tai Sin for over four decades, CCDC Dance Centre has developed a time-honoured reputation and the site was the first ithat a vacant school was converted to a dance centre in Hong Kong. Generations of dance lovers have studied and connected with each other here, gradually shaping a “made in Hong Kong” culture and enhancing the international image of dance in Hong Kong. Although the current site will be redeveloped in the future, it will forever carry the dance stories and memories of us and Hong Kong.

CCDC Dance Centre believes that dance is a flowing landscape that flourishes along with the journey. CCDC Dance Centre will stand firm to its core values and continue to thrive at Tai Po Arts Centre. We welcome you to come to the Centre on 12 to 17 October to celebrate and mark the end of the CCDC Dance Centre (Wong Tai Sin) together!



Public Seminars & Facebook LIVE
Seminar 1: “Stories of CCDC Dance Centre: My growth, my work and Wong Tai Sin Centre”
Date: 12.10.2021 (Tuesday)
Time: 8:00pm – 9:30pm
Moderator: William Chan (Art Critic)
Speakers: Anna CY Chan (Dean, School of Dance, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts),

Alice Ma (Choreographer),

Wayson Poon (Choreographer)

Seminar 2: “Experience from CCDC Dance Centre: Coverting a vacant school to cultural site”
Date: 13.10.2021 (Wednesday)
Time: 8:00pm – 9:30pm
Moderator: Melissa Leung (Company Dramaturg, CCDC)
Speakers: Rick Lam ( Co-founder and Director, Architecture Commons),

Eno Yim (Director, School of Everyday Life),

Joanna Lee (Art Critic)

Language: Cantonese
Registration: Free of charge. Limited seats, first-come-first-served. Participants will receive a souvenir. The two seminars will also be broadcasted on Facebook LIVE.
Date: 12-17.10.2021
Opening Hours: 12:00 – 6:00pm
Tickets: Free admission
Exhibition, Performance, Site Specific & Dance Workshops
Date: 16-17.10.2021
Opening Hours: 12:00 – 6:00pm
Types of Tickets:
l  Performance Pass: $ 100 (includes 2 designated performances)

Ticket purchase: TBP

l  Dance Workshops: Free of charge, please register at: https://forms.gle/rr6f37tKr4Vrzff86

Registration deadline: 12.10.2021

Venue: CCDC Dance Centre, Wong Tai Sin
Address: 110 Shatin Pass Road, Wong Tai Sin


Media Enquiries:

Jacky Fung (Marketing Manager)

Tel.: 3170 9924

Fax: 2351 4199

Email: jackyfung@ccdcdc.com.hk

Thomas Tse (Assistant Manager)

Tel.: 2726 9092

Fax: 2351 4199

Email: thomastse@ccdcdc.com.hk


City Contemporary Dance Company is financially supported by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

CCDC reserves the right to substitute artists and vary advertised programmes

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