Hong Kong Dance Company
With vision of “Dancing across East and West, Moving to the Tempo of Hong Kong”, the Hong Kong Dance Company (HKDC) is nurtured in the cultural traditions of China, combining the creativity of contemporary art, to impress the world with Chinese dance of Hong Kong character
Established in 1981, HKDC has since staged over 100 productions, many of which were highly popular with critical acclaim
HKDC toured internationally and around China to encourage cultural exchange. The Company was invited to perform at the “Meet in Beijing 2008” Arts Festival, Opening Ceremony of the East Asian Games (2009), the Ninth China Art Festival (2010) and the Shanghai World Expo in 2010. The Company toured to Toronto, Washington D.C., Beijing and Taipei in 2013. It presented its award-winning productions The Legend of Mulan in New York and Sydney in 2015 and in London in 2017.The Butterfly Lovers was presented at the Korea Dance Festival in Seoul in April 2016. L’Amour Immortel was presented in Beijing and Guangzhou in 2017
Grand Dance Drama “L’Amour Immortel”
The grand dance drama L’Amour Immortel is an adaptation of a story from classical Chinese literature, Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio, and one of Hong Kong’s classic movies in the 1980’s, A Chinese Ghost Story, produced by Tsui Hark. L’Amour Immortel reinterprets this classic tale from a contemporary perspective. A beautiful, bewitching ghost loses her heart to an honest, good-natured man and resolves to save him from evil forces, even at the cost of her own eternal afterlife. The lovers traverse a shadowy, mysterious underworld in their fight for love and freedom. Gripping, thrilling and passionate, this tale of forbidden love brings out the most beautiful of human values through the poignancy of a timeless ghost story.
L’Amour Immortel received the 2016 Hong Kong Dance Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer, Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer and Outstanding Set Design for Dance.