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Hong Kong Dance Alliance

Acting as a primary voice and support group for dance in Hong Kong and Hong Kong dance worldwide, Hong Kong Dance Alliance (HKDA) strives to promote the recognition, development, and mutual understanding of all forms of dance

HKDA provides residency opportunities and showcase platform for local artists. The Emerging Choreographers Series and Springboard Showcase Series nurture young and mid-career choreographers respectively. The programme presented 13 works in 10 years

HKDA established the Hong Kong Dance Awards in 1999 to acknowledge outstanding achievements and enhance public understandings in dance. In 2017, HKDA presented the Hong Kong Dance Fellowships to support dance research and development. Intersection and Toilet Pump, choreographed by Fellowship recipients Wayson Poon and Pak Wei-ming were premiered

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Intersection

Inspired by the interweaving fine, straight lines and geometrical space created in the paintings of Liu Wentao, a renowned contemporary Chinese visual artist and painter, the choreographer intends to explore the concept of “dots-lines-planes” through dancers’ bodies, movement, interconnections and space from a Chinese philosophical point of view.

In Intersection, the ceaseless interchanging between light, space, stillness and motion demonstrates a combined dialectical relationship between “nothing/absence” and “something/presence”, thus reflecting the emotional and physical distance between two individuals in a calm and peaceful state of mind.

Photographer © Mark Lam