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[vc_row enable_arrows_animation="no"][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="37828" img_size="large" alignment="center"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text](Hong Kong, 28th Aug 2023) Celebrating the social connectedness in our post-pandemic world, ‘Jumping Frames – Hong Kong International Movement-image Festival’ will return in September to present over 20 screenings featuring nearly 50 films, the event will be complemented with performances, exhibitions, workshops and more, with artists hailing from Hong Kong and around the globe, whose diverse and critical perspectives expand the festival theme this year. The Festival will be held at Eaton HK and MCL K11 Art House from 12 September to 6 October 2023. Tickets are now available at CCDC and MCL website.   World Premiere of New Commissioned Films by Local Talents; 9 International Featuring Films to meet Hong Kong Audience CCDC and RFHK have called for proposals last year for the films of Opening Film Feelings are Facts, atists with diverse background have been commissioned to implement different approaches in their reenactment process and presentation. A Missing Scene from Floral Princess: An untold suicide of the last Ming emperor directed by Kitty Yeung in collaboration with Cantonese Opera artist Jason Kong, an experimental short reenacting the suicide episode of the last Ming emperor, Chong-zhen from the classic Cantonese Opera Floral Princess. Feelings are Facts will have its world premiere at Eaton HK on 12 Sep, ‘Jumping Frames 2023 Opening Talk – Reality Reconfigured: Why reenactment’ would be included with artist from local and Taiwan joining hands to share more about the curatorial theme this year, ‘reenactment’. Attending artists: Elysa Wendi (Curator of ‘Jumping Frames 2023’), Kitty Yeung (Director of A Missing Scene from Floral Princess: An untold suicide of the last Ming emperor, the commissioned film of ‘Jumping Frames 2023’, So Yo-hen ( Member of ‘Your Bros Filmmaking Group’, ‘Artist Focus’ of ‘Jumping Frames 2023’) and Emilie Choi Sin-yi  (Member of ‘Jumping Frames 2023’ Research Team) Another

[vc_row enable_arrows_animation="no"][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="36465" img_size="large" alignment="center"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text](Hong Kong, 13th June 2023) As the season-opening programme Travel of Soul Time AFTER Time & Echo in the Mirror winds to a close, City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC) is kicking off the second highlight of the Season “It’s Summer!”, titled When a Poo Woos. This dance theatre piece for families is led by CCDC Artistic Director Yuri Ng and marks the first collaboration of the company with Chun Tian Hua Hua. It is the perfect choice this summer for families to experience an exciting and adventurous dance journey filled with childlike wonder. As one of the programmes of ‘International Arts Carnival 2023’, organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, When a Poo Woos will be performed at the Auditorium of Sha Tin Town Hall from 11 to 13 August 2023. Tickets are now available at URBTIX, while family packages can be purchased exclusively on Klook. The story of The Excreman, a picture book by Chun Tian Hua Hua, was originally created by renowned artists Brian Tse and Alice Mak. It follows Excreman who is deemed worthless, as he chases after his dream seeking personal value and meaning. After being featured on Yellow Bus, a children’s publication, the story became widely known among adults and children, and was even adapted into musical works and showcased in exhibitions. In this unprecedented rendition of a popular character through contemporary dance, Choreographer and Director Yuri Ng will be crafting this performance with nearly 40 dance artists from CCDC, members of the CCDC Dance Centre ‘Dance Training and Performance Practice Programme’, as well as primary and secondary school students of ‘CCDC Junior’. By incorporating ingenious stage designs, costume, and dazzling animation projection, daily life and objects familiar to children will be transformed into adorable theatrical scenes. Along with newly arranged classical music and its familiar tunes and rhythms, the young audiences will

[vc_row enable_arrows_animation="no"][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="34416" img_size="large" alignment="center"][vc_column_text](Hong Kong, 21st April 2023) Hot on the heels of the announcement last month of their 2023-24 dance season ‘It’s Summer!’, City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC) is now kicking it off with a double-bill performance, Travel of Soul Time AFTER Time & Echo in the Mirror, which will take place at the Auditorium, Kwai Tsing Theatre from 12 to 14 May 2023. Tickets are now on sale at URBTIX, with discounts up to 40% available for advance bookings made from today until 15 May. For the opening performance of CCDC’s ‘It’s Summer!’ dance season, Terry Tsang and Noel Pong tapped into their personal emotional connections with the city to create choreography that is at once violent and gentle. The double-bill programme presents audiences with an impactful collision of aesthetic styles of two generations, performed by nearly all the artists in the company, including the Associate Artistic Director Dominic Wong.   Noel Pong’s Echo in the Mirror: A Literal and Lyrical Farewell A Hong Kong native, CCDC’s Artist in Residence, Noel Pong enjoys finding inspiration from everyday life. Her whimsical creative style with a rich narrative and local elements resonates easily with her audiences. Following her previous works Off Screen (2011) and The Buying Game 2.0 (2014), the former a theatrical portrayal of Hong Kong’s film culture and the latter depicting the maze of materialism set in Hong Kong as a “shopping paradise”, Echo in the Mirror centres around the subject of Noel’s departure, transforming its melancholy into a subtle description of the everyday. Replete with her trademark dark humour and artistic style inspired by ordinary life, this piece marks her farewell to the CCDC as she draws the curtain on her decades-long career with the company and moves forward to the next stop in her life. “I have spent my entire

[vc_row enable_arrows_animation="no"][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="33772" img_size="full" alignment="center"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text](16th March 2023, Hong Kong) For its upcoming 44th dance season, City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC) announces a theme that marks the transition from chilly spring to vibrant summer. Named “It’s Summer!”, the season will showcase the vitality of the season through four original contemporary dance performances and two dance festivals, enabling viewers to infuse the rhythm and dynamic of performing arts in everyday life and explore the diverse possibilities of dance. Advance booking of the Season is now available at URBTIX till 15th May 2023 with discounts of up to 40%. Let’s warm up––let your body slowly transit and recover, as a starting point of this glorious journey to midsummer. As CCDC Artistic Director Yuri Ng envisions it, he, artists, the company, and even Hong Kong itself are each travelling on their own journeys, experiencing their own ups and downs. Perhaps, we all need an opportunity to warm up and reset our body and mind, so that we can better embrace every twist, turn and cycle along the way, each choice made on our adventures and journeys home, and even unknown future events and encounters. “It’s Summer!” is a vacation for the body, where the scenery remains to be discovered and experienced. The itinerary of “It’s Summer!” starts in May with its first stop: a double-bill performance of Travel of Soul Time AFTER Time & Echo in the Mirror, respectively choreographed by former CCDC dancer Terry Tsang and Resident Artist Noel Pong. “Travel” represents independent artist Terry Tsang’s experiences in his journeys after departing from the company. Travel of Soul Time AFTER Time, his creation for CCDC as its “alumnus”, once again fuses dance with his signature theme––the traditional ceremony of “Breaking Hell” –– presenting a time-bending rite of worship for the “remaining” Hong Kongers in this

[vc_row enable_arrows_animation="no"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="31006" img_size="full" alignment="center"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row enable_arrows_animation="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text](Hong Kong, 17th November 2022) City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC) continues to push boundaries and showcase the diversity and versatility of contemporary dance in Hong Kong to represent contemporary Hong Kong culture. As Christmas approaches, CCDC is collaborating with Cantonese linguist Ben Sir, co-created a brand-new educational dance theatre piece titled Ben Sir's Dancing Academy - from taboo to BENboo. In this joyous and educational dance theatre piece, Ben Sir takes the challenge of dancing, Ben Sir and the performers breathe new life to “vulgar” words and phrases through spoken lyrics and dance. As adults and children show off their Canton prowess while breaking a sweat together, all taboos are thrown out the window. Ben Sir's Dancing Academy - from taboo to BENboo takes place across 5 shows at the Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre from 20 to 21 December 2022. Tickets now available at URBTIX and exclusive family packages now available on Klook. Adult: “Don’t say that word, kid… and that word as well…” Child: “What exactly am I not allowed to say?” Children are often told by adults which words are off-limits and shouldn’t be uttered. But what if they sang them, or danced them out?   Breaking Barriers With Family Fun Following the success of its ‘cool’ summer hit Luck-quacka in 2021, CCDC is presenting a fun and educational production this winter that is perfect for families during the festive season. The family-oriented performance is not only suitable for children but will also resonate with grown-ups. CCDC's Artistic Director Yuri Ng said, “This will be a colourful dance theatre piece that captivates young audiences with various quirky body movements, words, and sounds. At the same time, our Cantonese expert Ben Sir will provide commentaries on the dance, making it an engaging experience for the adults as well.” Ben Sir,

[vc_row enable_arrows_animation="no"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="30430" img_size="full" alignment="center"][vc_column_text](Hong Kong, 25th October 2022) Inspired by the theme of its current dance season, City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC) continues to push boundaries and showcase the diversity and versatility of contemporary dance in Hong Kong through a variety of themes, performance formats, and artistic mediums. Hot on the heels of our just concluded and wildly successful Immersive Installation and Contemporary Dance performance Meeting In-between Time, avant-garde South Korean dance artist and composer Kim Jaeduk will be taking us on a fantastical trip of colour leading up to Christmas day with his latest production Brown, to take place across 7 shows at the Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre from 16 to 25 December 2022. Tickets now available at URBTIX. Any ticket purchased from today until 2 November will be entitled to a 20% early bird discount.   A Blend of Music and Dance Coloured by a Contemporary and Oriental Spirit Kim choreographs and composes the music for Brown, including the latest colour-themed series he has been exploring in recent years. While presenting Asian-inspired works steeped in oriental hues and elements, he is passionate about developing his unique choreographic approach to contemporary dance and defining his creative vocabulary and style. In an interview, Kim expressed that music and dance were inseparable to him. “Music is dance, and vice versa,” he said. “I hope that the music in my works can be ‘seen’, while the dance can be ‘heard’.” The inspiration for Brown stems from the dark wooden hues of the traditional Korean string instrument ajaeng, which led to a richly layered imagination of the colour brown. Beyond associating it with wood, the earth, and other elements of nature, Kim has the dancers wear brown masks and gloves as non-human figures, to convey a compelling futuristic vision and a striking contrast over

[vc_row enable_arrows_animation="no"][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="29836" img_size="full" alignment="center"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text](Immediate Release) In keeping with the mission of the current dance season, City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC) continues to explore the myriad possibilities of dance, and how it can transcend language and across media. As autumn is in full swing, CCDC travels to the Pokfulam Farm in the south of Hong Kong Island, where they will be staging a new and exciting immersive installation and dance performance Meeting In-Between Time. Led by resident choreographer Sang Jijia, artists from within and outside the dance troupe have created a composition inspired by the century-old heritage site with its environment, visual projections, and sound installations blended. Against the backdrop of an enchanting landscape, dance artists of CCDC will present a poetic dance amid cool breezes under the night sky, taking the audience on a dynamic journey in the revitalised historic farm while travelling together between the past and present. Meeting In-Between Time will be performed at the Pokfulam Farm for 10 shows from 7 to 16 October2022. Participants are required to register and book in advance on   An award-winning choreographer and multimedia artists compose a night poem on a century-old heritage site, offering urbanites an evening of peace away from hustle and bustle Celebrated choreographer Sang Jijia has created dance compositions in various locations in Europe, including diverse indoor and outdoor spaces. For this brand-new immersive installation and contemporary dance performance for the Pokfulam Farm, he not only adapted his own choreography to the unique environment, but also blended in sound effects, projection mapping, installations, and other media to curate an immersive theatre experience for the audience. “With over a century of history, this place has been revitalised for new stories to be told. For visitors, it is like an encounter with time and space, just as this new production

[vc_row enable_arrows_animation="no"][vc_column][vc_empty_space][eltdf_banner hover_behavior="eltdf-disabled" info_position="default" image="28941"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text](Immediate Release) Approaching the blossoming arts season of the early autumn, this September, City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC) again proudly presents ‘Jumping Frames 2022’.  Exciting programs under the idea ‘Body Non Body’ includes screenings, exhibition, performance, industry forum and more. The festival runs from 1 September to 2 October 2022 at Broadway Cinematheque and Eaton HK.  Tickets are now available at Broadway Cinematheque Box Office, Broadway Circuit Online and This year, ‘Jumping Frames 2022 – Hong Kong International Movement-image Festival’ have changed its name from “dance video” to “movement-image”, bringing dance and films over 60 local and international movement-image.  “Any stimuli that moves your body and soul, is dance. Thus, in the same way, not all moving images are movement-images. Any moving images that affect the viewers and when their bodies react to the visual, are considered movement-image, body or non-body.” Said by Yuri Ng, Artistic Director of CCDC. This change of name opens up a new chapter for the Festival.   Opening Program: “All That is Happening” A conversation between four local woman filmmakers, this world premiere is a co-commission by ‘Jumping Frames 2022’ and ‘Eye Catcher’, a project under the Renaissance Foundation.  Festival Director, Elysa Wendi hopes to tap into the characteristics of author centric nature of essay film format, focus on questioning the vulnerability of all possible de-construction of body.   Opening Film ‘All That is Happening’: If I Can’t Dance / Director: Dorothy Cheung / 25 mins / Hong Kong / 2022 (World Premiere) Lost a Part Of / Director: Chan Hau-chun / 30 mins / Hong Kong / 2022 (World Premiere) 180°・78°14'N 15°36'E・2013 / Director: Jolene Mok / 22 mins / Hong Kong / 2022 (World Premiere) As I Imagine My Body Moving / Director: Elysa Wendi / 30 mins / Hong Kong / 2022 (World Premiere)   A collection of award-winning

[vc_row enable_arrows_animation="no"][vc_column][vc_empty_space][eltdf_banner hover_behavior="eltdf-disabled" info_position="default" image="28261"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text](Hong Kong, 11st July, 2022) Succeeding the work-in-progress video creation of M.U.D. – Movement UnDefined 2022, City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC) is launching another cross-disciplinary production in dance season Dance Mud Spring: Pa | Ethos & Dancing Philosophy. The first half of the production is CCDC’s Residence Choreographer Sang Jijia’s dance work of pure physical movements, while the second half is Corrupt the Youth’s lecture performance, a debut collaboration with CCDC. They prompt a dialogue between dance and philosophy: boundaries vanish in the two dance creations, where the audience can explore the possibilities between movement and stillness, as well as questioning the essences of dance. ‘Tableaux’ and ‘keep dancing’ use the body and the mind as the medium respectively. CCDC juxtaposes these two works contrasting in style and perspective, inviting new and existing audiences to appreciate this cross-disciplinary production and open up different senses to keep the body and mind dancing and questioning constantly. Pa | Ethos & Dancing Philosophy will be staged from 26th to 28th August 2022 at Auditorium, Sha Tin Town Hall. Tickets are now available at URBTIX; from now until 13th July, a 20% advance booking discount is offered for regular price tickets.   Pa | Ethos: Toured internationally for 11 Times; Asian Dancers Reshaping the Poetic Pinnacle of the Body Pa | Ethos, work of pure dance movements, was created by CCDC’s Resident Choreographer Sang Jijia. The dancers’ articulate physicality and exquisite emotional sensibility, coupled with composer Dickson Dee’s gripping, spirited electronic music, re-sculpts the physical capacity and poetry of the body. The work’s inspirations came from the fundamental concept of ‘Pathos’ in Aristotle's masterpiece Art of Rhetoric, as well as the popular street sculpture art in Greece. With a pure white facade, the dancers are going to set free their bountiful primal passion amid the

[vc_row enable_arrows_animation="no"][vc_column][vc_empty_space][eltdf_banner hover_behavior="eltdf-disabled" info_position="default" image="26467"][vc_column_text](Hong Kong, 21st April, 2022) With the gradual relaxation of social distancing measures and the reopening of performance venues, City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC) presents the Hong Kong premiere of Maria de Buenos Aires, directed and choreographed by internationally renowned choreographer Helen Lai. She joins forces with dance artists and musicians from CCDC and beyond to reveal the cross-genre charm of dance and tango opera. The performance will be staged from 13th to 15th May 2022 at Auditorium, Kwai Tsing Theatre. Tickets are now available at   Under the mysterious aura of Maria de Buenos Aires where the real collides with the imagined, Maria transcends life and death in a story entangled in destruction and redemption, setting in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Hong Kong premiere line-up brings together internationally esteemed choreographer Helen Lai, young conductor Vivian Ip, multi-award-winning local opera singer Carol Lin, and Bel Canto Singers Artistic Director and opera singer David Quah, along with a live music ensemble and CCDC dance artists. The team is determined to demonstrate the trans-disciplinary allure of dance and music.   Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla was acclaimed as the King of Tango. During his lifetime, he was the soul of tango music. Even until today, he is still one of the most celebrated composers internationally. 2022 marks the 30th anniversary of his passing. Director and choreographer Helen Lai would like to take this opportunity to present Piazzolla’s only published tango operita, Maria de Buenos Aires, as a tribute to the musical giant.   Maria de Buenos Aires is a collaborative production between CCDC and Taiwan’s Weiwuying. Premiered in Taiwan last year, the production was critically acclaimed by dance critics and audience alike.   “The reason why Maria de Buenos Aires was so wonderful was its perfect integration of music, dance, literature and theatre executed precisely and

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