WuDaoQingNian 2021 – Professional Training and Performance

The Terrace, Freespace
West Kowloon Cultural District

14.11.2021 (Sun) 2pm & 4pm

20.11.2021 (Sat) 3pm & 5pm

Free Entry

A group of young dancers from different districts go beyond the theatre to perform in wide open spaces for the public after having 7-month professional training and intensive rehearsals. “WuDaoQingNian” Professional Training & Performance aims to introduce the charm of dance to the community and reflect the artistic concept of “From the mass, for the mass.”

“WuDaoQingNian” is a contemporary dance training program dedicated to local young people. In the past few years, CCDC Dance Center successfully nurtured a group of enthusiastic young dancers. Many of them are still active in the art and cultural industry and have become the backbone among the young generation.
Over the previous years, “WuDaoQingNian” Professional Training & Performance has been presented in the Hong Kong Cultural Center Piazza, the Peak Galleria, Wong Tai Sin Temple Square, Stanley Plaza and Langham Place. Participants were also invited to perform in Guangzhou, Taiwan and Bangkok for cultural exchange. “WuDaoQingNian” received the Hong Kong Dance Award in 2010.


In troubled times like these, frustration and desolation crowd the mind. Wandering in darkness, we were anxious and distressed, as if we were walking across a frozen lake. We kept chasing our dreams, yet let ourselves be turned into ‘isolated islands’. In times like these, who will be left to keep watch over the wheatfield, to wait patiently together for the first rays of the sun?

WuDaoQingNian 2021 is delighted to announced its new dance theatre performance De-islandsation for City Contemporary Dance Festival. Choreographed by CCDC’s Resident Artist Noel Pong, 17 selected students will take to the stage after seven months of professional dance training. Each dancer’s body is stacked up to form islands; encouraging us to chase our dreams even during the darkest and most depressing nights. Nothing can dim the light which shines from within. Let’s pursue our dreams by joining hands and allowing our inner light to illuminate each other on the island.


Choreographer Noel Pong

Rehearsal Assistant MENDOZA Carlos Christian Ramos^, King TSOI^

Performance Members of WuDaoQingNian 2021


Noel Pong graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with First Class Honors in modern dance and joined City Contemporary Dance Company in 1997. A local choreographer, celebrated for combining elements of dance and drama, Pong was promoted to Resident Artist in 2019. Her choreography Crime Scene was selected by South China Moring Post (SCMP) as one of the Best Dances of 2009, while Off Screen won “Outstanding Choreography” at the 2012 Hong Kong Dance Awards. Happy Birthday? Was selected as The Hecklerts’ “Best Dance Show” by HKELD in 2015 with SCMP calling Pong one of “Hong Kong’s most promising choreographers”. She choreographed Faces of Love for Theatre Ulm in Germany in 2019, served as assistant director for Om Encounter by Yat Po Singers in 2020, and choreographed and performed Joyeux Noël the same year.

Chan Isabella

Lee Ho Tin

Lam Hoi Ching*

To Wing*

Zoe Chan

Minnie Yau

Li Hei Suen

Lam Kung Wai

Choi Kwan Yee

Man Hin Wun*

Cheung Chun Yin

Yip Hoi Ying

Cherry Shing

Yip Hoi Shan

Denise Kay Sin Tung

Siu Chun Yi

Vincent Tsang

Tsoi Ka King^

MENDOZA Carlos Christian Ramos^

*^With kind permission of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

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