Mission and Vision

“The artistic soul of contemporary Hong Kong”
South China Morning Post


City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC), the flagship of contemporary dance company in Hong Kong, undertakes to blaze the path of contemporary dance scene with extraordinary performances representing contemporary Hong Kong culture. Founded by Willy Tsao in 1979 and directed by Yuri Ng since 2021, CCDC has presented more than 200 highly-acclaimed original works by leading choreographers, such as Tsao, Helen Lai, Mui Cheuk-yin, Pun Siu-fai and Ng, and innovative collaborations with artists from other media. Curated by CCDC, ‘Jumping Frames – Hong Kong International Movement-image Festival’ (formerly known as ‘Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival’) and ‘City Contemporary Dance Festival’ pioneer in Asia to reimagine the possibilities of modern dance.

CCDC is renowned for translating the vigour and creativity of Hong Kong’s multifaceted culture. Since 1980, the Company has accepted over 270 overseas invitations to represent Hong Kong in performance at the world’s foremost dance stages and festivals in over 30 major cities: including New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Montreal, London, Paris, Lyon, Rome, Florence, Rovereto, Oslo, Berlin, Munich, Stuttgart, Copenhagen, Prague, Sydney, Brisbane, Darwin, Tokyo, Niigata, Seoul, Busan, Daegu, Singapore, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Beijing, Shanghai, Urumqi, Xining, Taipei, Mumbai, Delhi, Karmiel, Tel Aviv, St. Petersburg and Moscow.

With full commitment to education and development, CCDC offers 40 outreach performances each year and various highly popular dance courses to local community, benefiting more than 40,000 audience members.  As a catalyst to contemporary dance development in Hong Kong and China, CCDC has supported emerging modern dance troupes through the China Dance Development Programme since 1998, and co-presented influential modern dance festivals in the Mainland to inspire dance artists. The opening of CCDC Dance Centre in 2004 continues to nurture young artists, students and local communities and sustains the artistic pursuit of contemporary dance in Hong Kong.

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