[vc_row enable_arrows_animation="no"][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Programme brochure: [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_single_image image="22109" img_size="full" alignment="center"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Eyes to Eyes Witness our time through kino eyes   [City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC)] is committed to exploring the boundaries of dance. Since organising Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival in 2004, the festival has become the city’s striking dance video festival. From 22 September to 31 October, Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival 2021 is going to be held in the venues of two co-organising units, Golden Scene Cinema and Eaton HK. This year, with the theme concept “Eyes to Eyes”, the festival brings us to witness our time through kino eyes. In this era when performing arts rush into digital adaptation and showing, the intense process of video production and publication fostered gathers and disagreements between artists of different media. As said by curator Elysa WENDI, “ This year's theme ‘Eyes to Eyes’ implies diverse encounters, exchange of ideas, and formulating constructive conversations to set up context or point of entry.” At the same time, Jumping Frames’ theme this year, “Eyes to Eyes” echoes CCDC’s dance season theme “Why 冬 We Dance ?” In this cold winter of breaking away, death and reborn, as CCDC Artistic Director Yuri NG puts it, “We should listen and discuss face to face and eyes to eyes, to hear diverse voices — to disprove, agree with, question, advise each other. Only can transformations welcome the environment’s changes.” Commencing the Jumping Frames 2021 is the world debut of The Forbidden Tongue -— Prologue, the first part of the trilogy The Forbidden Tongue. Film director Rita Nga-shu HUI makes an attempt to adopt the dialogue framework from choreographer Helen LAI’s work of the same name, The Forbidden Tongue, to follow the creative process of nine female choreographers of different ages from 2018 through 2020, creating an important video record of female choreographers

[vc_row enable_arrows_animation="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] [caption id="attachment_19449" align="alignleft" width="393"] Cathy Lau, new Executive Director of City Contemporary Dance Company Photographer: Dejavu Creative[/caption] (21 July 2021, Hong Kong) City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC) today announced the appointment of Cathy Lau as its new Executive Director. She will join the Company on 1 August 2021, succeeding Raymond Wong who has served the company with skill and dedication since 2014. As Executive Director, she will lead the Company’s corporate strategy, promotion, fundraising and operations, working alongside the management team in pursuing the Company’s vision and mission. “I am delighted to welcome Cathy Lau as CCDC’s new Executive Director,” said Robert Lewington, Chairman of the CCDC Board of Directors. “She has more than 10 years of experience in arts administration, including serving as Executive Manager of the Hong Kong Dance Alliance. She has a passion for dance and education, nurturing Hong Kong’s artistic talent and promoting arts in the city. I look forward to the leadership and energy Cathy will bring to the role.” Taking on the new role, Cathy Lau will work closely with Artistic Director Yuri Ng to deliver new dance choreography and promote digital projects to a wider audience. She will also support Kevin Wong, Director, CCDC Dance Centre to propel the development of the new Dance Centre. “It is great to have Cathy joining our team in such changing and challenging times. I look forward to working with her, taking CCDC to the next phase and bringing to Hong Kong and the world bold, exciting works,” said Yuri Ng. “It is my honour to be appointed the next Executive Director of CCDC and be able to contribute to CCDC’s enduring vision and mission. I am very grateful for the trust the Board of Directors has shown in me, and to Raymond for his enormous support during this transition

[vc_row enable_arrows_animation="no"][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC) is hosting a series of summer activities. In collaboration with local artists StoryTeller, Pazu CHAN (Photographer and Art Director), Paintinsense and several designers, will present “Made in Hong Kong, Made for Hong Kong,” a series of arts and culture activities this summer.   “Made in Hong Kong, Made for Hong Kong”, set to be launched this July, will present a Contemporary Dance Theatre for Families, a multimedia “New life to old clothes” costume exhibition and a series of family-oriented Plus-events. Come and join us this summer for real Hong Kong entertainment! July exhibition: Why 冬 We Dance? — Start by embracing yourself [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="22199" img_size="full"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Pazu CHAN continues the stories woven by old CCDC costumes with images and materials. The exhibition features costumes from “Kiss my A.S.S.” * and some stage and props productions,together with an audio navigation by StoryTeller. Welcome to the world of CCDC classic costumes and a 42-year Hong Kong dance story.       【Exhibition* x Pop up Store】 Date: 11 – 29 July 2021 (Mon Off) Time: 11AM-7PM Venue: Present Projects (2F, 13 Wong Chuk St, Sham Shui Po) Registration: (Free registration) Details: * Happening Performance will take place on 17 July   Exhibition Partner: StoryTeller | Curator: Pazu CHAN   August Performance: Luck-quacka, A Contemporary Dance Theatre [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="22186" img_size="full"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Gatherings involving a huge extended family can easily become a traumatic experience for little ones. There are fussing relatives, spoiled children and the unconventional behaviour of the black sheep of the family. There’s also Grand Uncle No. 7, who is asking for everyone’s help to look for the missing pieces of his retirement handicraft project. With any luck, it could be the perfect gift to mark the arrival of his first grandniece.   Talented scenographies create a dramatic world, Hong Kong style. The performance features CCDC's Scholarship Class. This class gives full professional training to young local dancers, encouraging them to express their artistic potential

[vc_row enable_arrows_animation="no"][vc_column][vc_video link="" title="Trailer"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row enable_arrows_animation="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text](12 May 2021, Hong Kong) City Contemporary Dance Company is delighted to announce its Dance Centre at Tai Po Arts Centre is now open, marking a new era for the Company and Dance Centre. Come and join us in Tai Po!   [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] CCDC Dance Centre, formerly located in Wong Tai Sin, is an important landmark for Hong Kong’s dance industry. It has long been a place for grooming talent and a space of creativity for artists. This is a new era for CCDC Dance Centre, with a diversification of creativity now in demand. The new Dance Centre at Tai Po Arts Centre has three multi-purpose studios with advanced and wide-ranging facilities, providing a new space for creativity and a safe and comfortable learning hub for students.   CCDC Dance Centre (Tai Po) will continue to offer professional training and a variety of dance courses including Contemporary, Jazz, Chinese, Ballet, Hip Hop, K-pop, Latin, Belly Dance, Body Work, Yoga and Children’s dance courses. We are expecting to hold 52 adult classes and 19 children’s classes during the first term, which runs from April to June.   Kevin Wong, Director of CCDC Dance Centre, said: “CCDC Dance Centre has always encouraged creativity and connected artists, youngsters, audiences and communities with the arts. As our Dance Centre in Wong Tai Sin will be closed soon, it’s time for us to move on to a new page. The brand-new Dance Centre will continue to be fully accessible to the public and provide even more facilities and a space for classes and rehearsals. In the meantime, together with Tai Po District and the artists and organisations at Tai Po Arts Centre, we will bring fresh ideas and inspiration for dancers and artists. Our professional dance tutors will also continue to pass on their skills to the next generation,

[vc_row enable_arrows_animation="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]As we move into the 42nd dance season of CCDC, our new Artistic Director Yuri Ng is working through a creative process for the upcoming four dance seasons that are themed around winter, spring, summer and autumn respectively. Our vibrant local artists are going to thrill our audience and kick-off this dance season with winter-themed series, “Why 冬 We Dance?" The dance season starts with Days are Numbered, a new production of three dance pieces choreographed by a brilliant trio of dance artists, Justyne Li, Jennifer Mok and Bruce Wong, based on their extraordinary life stories. Our resident Artist Qiao Yang and CCDC dancers will team up with Wong Tan Ki, our distinguish invited artist, to stage this fabulous production. What follows is Luck-quacka, a family-friendly dance performance in August. Choreographed with the unique flair of Hong Kong, Yuri Ng is going to treat our audience with this fun-filled Nutcracker with a local twist at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre this summer. Also coming up is Home Sweat Home in November. Co-choreographed and performed by Anna Lo and Rick Lau, our whole dance company is going to tune into their bodies and movement to evoke an intimate combination of contemporary dance and rap in different languages. The grand finale of this season is Pa | Ethos, an incredible creation by resident choreographer Sang Jijia. Inspired by the statues in Rome’s streets, he will turn dancers into statues and explore the infinite possibilities of movement and immobility. Last year saw many changes for CCDC. As we gear up for a new journey, we stay focus on creating local production and manifest the values of "Made in Hong Kong, made for Hong Kong" across boundaries. In this season, our dancers continue to perfect dance pieces and evoke emotional dreamscape through our breath, bodies, movement,

I/YOU LOOK AT YOU/ME City Contemporary Dance Company is partnering with Freespace to present three events based on the theme of “I/YOU LOOK AT YOU/ME” for the second year of the three-year CCDC in Residence programme. Mr Blank – a dance theatre experience co-created by CCDC Resident Choreographer Sang Jijia and award-winning playwright Janice Poon that premiered in 2018 is the first of the three events. The piece challenges the use of surveillance cameras in our everyday lives, and features the use of closed circuit television inside the performance venue. Social Distancing Theatre Joyeux Noël – a piece choreographed and performed by CCDC resident artist Noel Pong, is the second. During the performance, the audience will be invited to move freely inside the venue while respecting social distancing rules. In some sessions, they are welcome to take photos and post on social media. The Pandora Studio is a free live streaming event which will be enable the public to view Hong Kong dance artists, includes Yuri Ng, Dominic Wong, Kong Wing Yee, Kwok Tsz Ying rehearsing live at The Studio, thereby demonstrating how the awareness of an audience can influence the artists’ creative process. These three programmes will be presented from 23 to 30 Dec 2020 at West Kowloon Cultural District or online. Tickets now available at the WKCD website. Telephone booking / ticketing enquires: 2200 0022, More details at CCDC website   For media enquires, please contact: Yimi LIU, Assistant Manager (Development) Tel: 3170 9988 Fax: 2351 4199 Email:              

The COVID-19 pandemic has been the catalyst for a transformation. CCDC has broken tradition by launching a variety of online activities, allowing art to be part of our lives again and become a source of consolation for our hearts. Without a doubt, art will continue to stay online in the coming few months. CCDC Digital Dance Season will present many new productions on its online streaming platform from September to October that will be available for viewing for a limited time. We invite you to be a part of this cultural transformation in the new era with CCDC and feel the pulse of art without boundaries! September will see four local screenings from Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival making up“Local Focus”. These premieres can be enjoyed from the safety and comfort of your own home. Following this is A Lover's Concerto, Episode 1, comprised of three dances performed by three couples from different generations who fell in love at CCDC. In October, three emerging choreographers will introduce original and dazzling dance productions showcasing the creativity of young artists in Project NEXT Wave. Finally, in A Lover's Concerto, Episode 2, the three couples will continue to explore their relationships through the shared beat of each other’s hearts. REAL Showcase Series – Solara & Luna, organised by CCDC Dance Centre, will be the grand finale of this digital season. Two dancers are trapped and try to escape from the cycle, looking for the future of "Solara" and "Luna".   Online Launch of CCDC Digital Dance Season You are cordially invited to join our online launch of Digital Dance Season streaming at 7:30pm on 21 August 2020. The host, Mr Raymond Wong (CCDC Managing Director) and our artists from overseas and local will introduce the programmes. Please register by clicking the links below. The session will be conducted in Cantonese with Mandarin and English simultaneous

For our 41st dance season, City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC) will present four productions. Contemporary dance education theatre, The Copybook of Life Challenge for Apprentice Magician, will open the season in July. It is directed by Melissa Leung, CCDC Assistant Artistic Director (Education), with diversified artist Tyson Chak as creative actor and includes selected excerpts of CCDC productions encompassing the world of magic and dance suitable for all ages. In October, Project NEXT Wave by three emerging choreographers -- Felix Ke, Christy Poinsettia Ma and KT Yau–will introduce original and dazzling dance productions showcasing the creativity of young artists. For the second year of CCDC in Residence with West Kowloon Cultural District, we will bring a new version of Mr Blank to the stage this December at The Box. This well-received production, choreographed by CCDC Resident Choreographer Sang Jijia, premiered in 2018. This new production offers a fresh perspective and experience to audiences. Also, we will present dance theatre for toddlers in The Room, a chance to celebrate Christmas with your family and CCDC in a unique way! “〇”, a physical theatre by Xing Liang, anothermountainman and CCDC dancers, which was originally scheduled for May will be presented in February 2021 as the grand finale of this season. A Lover’s Concerto which was originally booked for February 2020 will be put on with Tai Kwun in September. Please stay tuned for updates on these exciting programmes! Besides physical stage performances, CCDC is exploring online platforms to connect artists and audiences. "CCDC Art Channel" is a live channel on arts and culture dedicated to hosting various programmes each week, including interviews with artists, the latest on new productions and the Company’s classic works. Through offering interesting, entertaining and educational programmes, we wish to create a way for audiences to easily access information

[vc_row enable_arrows_animation="no"][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_column_text] City Contemporary Dance Company Board of Directors is delighted to announce the appointment of Yuri Ng as the fourth Artistic Director of City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC), succeeding Dr Willy Tsao who resigned at the end of last year. He will take part in the future planning of the Company from May 2020 onwards, and will officially commence his term from 1 January 2021. Born in Hong Kong and an experienced dance artist, Mr Yuri Ng has been involved with ballet, contemporary dance, drama, classical music and a cappella, as well as stage setting and costume design. He began classical ballet training with Jean Wong at the age of six, going on to win scholarships to study in Canada and the United Kingdom. He was awarded the Adeline Genée Gold Medal from the Royal Academy of Dancing (RAD) in 1983 before joining The National Ballet of Canada as a dancer. After his return to Hong Kong in 1993, Mr Ng established a strong connection with CCDC. He worked with the Company on many performances, including A Game of ____ (1993) as choreographer and set and costume designer; The Second Shirt Skirt Show (1995) and Love On Sale (2008) as choreographer; le beau (1996) and The Firecracker (1997) as choreographer and costume designer. He contributed to Seasonal Syndromes (2008), Very Dance (2009) and The Legend and The Hero (2011) as stage/set and costume designer, and to Requiem HK (2018) as choreographer, set and costume designer. Mr Yuri Ng received the Artist of the Year Award – Choreographer from Hong Kong Artists’ Guild in 1997 and in 1998, and was awarded the Prix d’ Auteur at the Sixth  Rencontres Choreographiques Internationale de Seine-St-Denis (Bagnolet) for his choreography of Boy Story. His two solo pieces choreographed for Genée International Ballet Competition in 2006 have been adopted into the RAD syllabus. His choreography of A Soldier’s Story, in collaboration with Hong Kong Sinfonietta, received the Hong