HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL CHOREOGRAPHY FESTIVAL

香港國際編舞節

Started in 2016, the Hong Kong International Choreography Festival (HKICF) is a flagship performing arts festival in the heart of Hong Kong that presents new contemporary performances and dance productions that stimulate and inspire the public of all ages and cultural background.

Every yearwe invite local and international emerging and professional dancers, choreographers and dance companies to collaborate as well as present their already existing productions.

The HKICF is a festival that nurtures profound research and development for bringing to the world unique new dance productions created by Hong Kong local and international artists.

5th HKICF

The 5th Hong Kong Choreography Festival (HKICF) will be held on 15-19 June 2020, at ArtisTree Taikoo Place and Kowloon Union Church

Over five days there will be performances by all artists who have been part of the HKICAROS as well as from international master teachers, performers and dance companies.

For the 5th edition, the guest artists as well as HKICAROS resident artists will be presenting their work related to the theme “IDENTITY”. Don’t miss this special evenings to experience their cutting edge performances!

Also this year, we created a strong partnership with Le French May (www.frenchmay.com), one of the biggest cultural events in Asia; HKICF is an associate festival partner and will co-create an influential and established multi-cultural performance art event in Asia.

由合一空間(Unity Space)主辦的「香港國際編舞節」 (Hong Kong International Choreography Festival, HKICF),今年已經踏入第五年。 當中《伊卡洛斯駐場計劃》(Hong Kong International Collective Artists in Residency for Opportunities and Sustainability, HKICAROS)也已經在5月展開, 演出部分則安排了於6月五天一如既往在上環文娛中心劇院進行。

The festival program consists of three major parts:

◆ HKICAROS Artists in Residency

– Providing a platform for cultural exchange for HK local and international artists –

Hong Kong International Collective Artist in Residency for Opportunities and Sustainability (HKICAROS) that provides a platform for cultural exchange for HK and international artists to create new dance productions to present at the HKICF. The residency takes place in every MAY to JUNE for 4 weeks. Unity Space supports the artists with rehearsal space, mentoring, master workshops and stage production; as well as offers 2 Choreography Award Prizes to two best choreographies created.

◆ Inviting International Master Choreographers & Dance Teachers

Guest International Master Choreographers and dance teachers will be teaching master workshops and choreograph new productions with local HK dance artists.

The workshops are open to dance students, emerging and professional dance artists.

◆ Inviting International Dance Companies

Dance Companies will present new cutting edge performances at the HKICF. Most of the productions have never presented in Asia nor Hong Kong, which provides the exciting platform for both choreographers and the Hong Kong audiences to interact and connect through dance.

OUR MISSION

To create and offer to the public and all artists a unique dance and choreography festival for cultura exchange, cutting edge innovation, creativity, risk taking, sustainability and most importantly personal growth.

OUR VISION

To heighten and foster a change through dance to unite all cultures, ethnicities, belief systems and age groups together and lead the way for a harmonious co-existence and growth in the 21st century.

RATIONALE | 理念

The Hong Kong International Choreography Festival (HKICF) is modelled specifically after the residency HKICAROS so as to give more opportunities to local and international artists living and working in Hong Kong by interacting and working with international artists from across the world.

Since 2016, Unity Space has invited great dance artists, choreographers , and companies to be part at the HKICF:

MASTER TEACHERS

Roberto Olivan (Spain) , Edivaldo Ernesto (Mozambique/Germany), Judith Sanchez Ruiz (Cuba/Germany), Alexandra Waierstall (Germany), Sasha Roubicek (UK), Jose Agudo (Spain/UK), Matan David (Israel), Harry Koushos (Greece), Roberta Mosca (Italy), Konstandina Euthimiadou (Greece), Kae Ishimoto (Japan), Christine Gouzelis (Greece), Paul Blackman (Australia)

GUEST COMPANIES

Aura Dance Theatre (Lithuania), Jukstapoz Dance Company (Greece), Andrea Pena & Artists (Canada), Alexandra Waierstall Dance Company (Germany/UK), Jose Agudo Dance Company (UK), Lewis Major Project (Australia), Unicorn Dance Company (Vietnam), Bodhi Project SEAD (Austria)

HKICAROS ARTISTS

27 Hong Kong Local Dance Artists
38 International Dance Artists (Australia, Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, Germany, France, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherland, Philippine, Singapore, Spain, USA)

 

Wishing to support and nurture the local dance community thus Unity Space offers 2 performance prices of 5000 HKD and 3000 HKD respectively. The nomination will be selected by an arts committee who will evaluate the process of the artists and their performances. The arts committee members will be announced soon.

編舞節的藝術總監梵天與(Vangelis Legakis)經過多年的研究探問,以東西方哲學共融的理念,成立了合一空間,與藝術家分享經驗,並提供一個文化交流的平台,讓不同文化、種族、信仰及年齡的藝術家,在舞蹈下無分彼此去尋求嶄新突破,啟發創意並敢於冒險,強調可持續性,鼓勵個人成長。 梵指出,策劃駐場計劃是希望創造一個環境,不只是支持與協助他們編創舞作,也希望他們能夠有所感,而不單單倚賴思考想像。尤其是在節奏急速的當代社會,能夠打開心靈,透過冥想、正念、氣功等內觀方法,「用思想去感受,以心作思考」,才可達到身心平衡,有利發展。因此藝術家們在駐留期間,每天早上也會有專業課堂,大家就如一同在舞團內工作;而逢週四傍晚,也會圍圈討論,與本地社群溝通、交流,互相聆聽,並且會安排資深老師為大家授課。同時,主辦單位還加入東方哲學、能量運用,以至治癒方式等元素,刺激藝術家們從不同角度去思考與感受。

「香港國際編舞節」由合一空間主辦,始於2005年,本機構宗旨於本地及海外發展與製作藝術與療癒活動。合一空間的核心概念為:「協作」、「整合」、「協同」與「統一」,而「香港國際編舞節」亦承其基本,體現這些概念。我們的目標是以為跨媒介的啟迪項目、國際編舞節、工作坊和大師班,為青年及專業舞者提供一個無限制的學習平台。

我衷心感謝社會各界的支持,使「香港國際編舞節」於香港第四度成功舉辦。特別感謝上環文娛中心連年協助舉辦編舞節的演出,亦感謝城市當代舞蹈團 – CCDC舞蹈中心及其總監黃建宏先生的大力支持及贊助本節。

OBJECTIVES

  • To bridge the gap between student-dependent life and professional-independent life with mentoring, feedbacks and a constructive support so as for the young artists to reach high in their careers.
  • To offer a high standards platform and the safe space where artists can freely present and perform their new choreographic productions in HK.
  • To define borders and limitation, to bypass them and liberate ourselves from any obstacles, difficulties and restrictions to move on in life and career.
  • To co-create within the subjects of dance, performance, choreography, music & voice so as to support and spread interdisciplinary, collective and holistic education across the globe.
  • To allow authentic feelings and emotions, inner sensations and intuitive creative processes to unearth within the young artists and truthfully voice themselves through dance and performance.
  • To present to the public the new young generations, the new artists who have a lot to voice and offer to the community of HK and abroad.
  • To develop and enhance creativity, perception, awareness, consciousness and moreover to entertain the public and develop the living standards by raising awareness, understanding and communication.

5th HKICF OUTLINE

Date: 15 – 19 JUNE 2020

Duration: 5 Nights

Venue:
15 – 17 JUNE at ArtisTree Taikoo Place (Cambridge House, Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, HK)
18 & 19 JUNE at Kowloon Union Church (4 Jordan Rd, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong)

Guest Companies:

Christian et François Ben Aïm (France)
Compagnia Zappalà Danza (Italy)
Hani Dance (Germany)
Roni Chadash Dance Project (Israel)
Linotip Centru Independent Choreografic (Romania)

Guest Choreographers:
Ermira Goro (Greece)
Ea Torrado (Philippines)

HKICAROS Resident Artists:
KT Yau Ka Hei (Hong Kong)
Kenneth Sze Cheuk-Yin (Hong Kong)
Jasmine Chiu (Canada / HK)
Skip Willcox (Australia
Si Rawlinson (United Kingdom)

Associated Festival Partner:
Le French May

Sponsors & Partners:Red Shoe Dance Company, Gravity Ballet

Media Partners: Coming Soon!

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