Celebrate City Hall's 50th birthday with dance
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Hong Kong City Hall, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department's Dance Day is being held today (March 4) at the City Hall.
An opening parade with 200 young dancers, which started from the pedestrian subway at Edinburgh Place, began the event. A few dance points were located at Chater Road Pedestrian Precinct. The parade lasted for approximately 30 minutes and ended at the main stage at Edinburgh Place.
The opening performance at 1pm was a newly created dance piece, "City Hall and I", choreographed and performed by 14 local veteran choreographers. It was followed by the opening ceremony officiated by guests including the Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr Raymond Young, and the Director of Leisure and Cultural Services, Mrs Betty Fung.
This afternoon's ongoing dance carnival features 12 performances and activities for people from all walks of life. These include the newly created dance piece "City Hall and I"; celebrity talks by renowned dancers in "Those Were the Days"; an environmental dance in the Memorial Garden; hourly sessions led by professional dancers to teach the moves of the theme dance of this year's Dance Day; a photography corner, "Flash Dance, Jump!", to capture your best dance pose; "Dance in Hong Kong - A Time Tunnel", which takes visitors back in time to trace the development of dance in Hong Kong; and "Dance Along the Way", which offers participants a crash course in dance.
The event is presenting a stellar meeting of local dancers and dance groups. Four event ambassadors, Lau Siu-ming, Mui Cheuk-yin, Li Long-hin and Lee Hiu-ching, have teamed up with 700 performers including veterans, emerging dancers, dance troupes, arts groups and schools to bring to members of the public a fabulous and unforgettable programme.
The Leisure and Cultural Services Department has invited a wide array of local dance groups and artists to participate in this special event. Individual artists taking part in Dance Day include Andy Wong, Ong Yong-lock, Yuri Ng, Xing Liang, Chu Kit, Max Lee@Biuguk, Sylvia Wu, Allen Lam, Pewan Chow, Ivanhoe Lam, Victor Ma, Abby Chan, Elaine Kwok, Mui Cheuk-yin, Cyrus Hui, Francis Leung, Willy Tsao, Popo Tso, Dick Wong, Rebecca Wong, Tasha Wong, Chloe Wong, Daniel Yeung, Lau Siu-ming, Lau So-kam, Christina Lai, Helen Lai, Stella Lau, Angela Hang and Mandy Yim.
Also participating are Hibiscus Dance Company, Unlock Dancing Plaza, Y-Space, Crystal Western Folk Dance Troupe, Ho Ho Chuen Dance Organizations, E-Side Dance Company, Hong Kong Youth Dance Group, Hong Kong South East Asia Dance Troupe, the Hong Kong Ballet, the Hong Kong Ballet Group, Hong Kong Dance Company, the School of Dance of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, City Contemporary Dance Company, Starwave Production, Billy Chan Dance Concepts, Legacy European Folk Dance Troupe, DanceArt Hong Kong, Yuen Hai Artiste Troupe, Elegance Society Dance Troupe, Inspired Dance Company, Alan & Becky Dance Group, Budlet Folk Dance Club, Nancy Chiu Ballet Studio, Forever Dance Troupe, Miranda Chin Dance Company, La P en V Innovative Dance Platform, WDQN Alumni of CCDC Dance Centre, Cultural Committee of Alliance of Progressive Labor - Hong Kong, R & T (Rhythm & Tempo), T & Y Creative Art, Belilios Public School, Man Kiu College and Sacred Heart Canossian College.
Ends/Sunday, March 4, 2012
The Leisure and Cultural Services Department presents Dance Day today (March 4) at the Hong Kong City Hall. Officiating guests of the opening ceremony included the Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr Raymond Young, and the Director of Leisure and Cultural Services, Mrs Betty Fung. Picture shows they gathered with other guests and representatives of the dance field.
The opening show of Dance Day staged at Hong Kong City Hall today (March 4) featured the newly created dance piece "City Hall and I" choreographed and performed by 14 local veteran choreographers.
The fun-filled carnival "Dance Day" held today (March 4) at the Hong Kong City Hall features enriching performances and activities for people from all walks of life.