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2013
November
Dance Day 2013 to be held on December 15 at Sha Tin Town Hall
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     Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), Dance Day 2013 will be held from 1pm to 5pm on December 15 (Sunday) at Sha Tin Town Hall.

     The event is the closing programme of the Hong Kong Dance Festival organised by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and is also being held to commemorate the 100th anniversary of "The Rite of Spring". Dance Day 2013 will offer the public a variety of delightful activities spanning the entire afternoon and will follow the theme of passing the torch. The event will showcase different generations of local dance talents, with the line-up of veteran and emerging dance artists performing in the opening piece set to include Pewan Chow, Mui Cheuk-yin, Xing Liang, Francis Leung, Ong Yong-lock and Allen Lam.

     Admission to the carnival-like event will be free of charge. The fascinating programme will include a dance parade, dance performances, a "U Can Dance!" free dancing zone, a "One Minute Flash Dance" interactive corner, an exhibition and sharing session on "The Rite of Spring", video screenings of "The Rite of Spring" and workshops.

     The "U Can Dance!" zone is open to members of the public to perform all kinds of dance in an outdoor setting. Interested parties must hand in their applications on or before November 25. To download the application form, please go to www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/Programme/images/upload/content_item_247_1_0.pdf?r=1383903338, or call 2268 7323 or 2268 7223 for more information.

     Apart from featuring veteran performers, Dance Day 2013 will bring together a wide range of local forces in dance including Andy Wong, Eve Leung, Stella Lau, Elaine Kwok, Ivanhoe Lam, Max Lee, Ivy Tsui, Hugh Cho, Jo Leung, Cherry Leung, Cyrus Hui, Chen Kai, Rebecca Wong, Cai Wing, Rainbow Blue, Dancing Angels, Rhythm & Tempo, UniDancity, Unlock Dancing Plaza,  Muse Mution, E-Side Dance Company, the School of Dance from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, the Hong Kong Dance Federation, the Association of Hong Kong Dance Organizations, DanceArt Hong Kong and Passoverdance.

     The LCSD first held Dance Day in 2009 with an aim of providing performance opportunities to small and medium-sized local dance troupes. At the same time, the carnival has offered a chance to promote dance art to the public. In the past four years, the event has been held in Tsuen Wan, Yuen Long and Central and Western Districts and has received an overwhelming response, especially among the younger generation.

     For more details of Dance Day 2013, please visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/Programme/en/dance/program_379.html, or call 2268 7323.

Ends/Friday, November 15, 2013
Issued at HKT 10:01

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