“Body‧New Expression” Modern Dance Animateur Scheme
(In cooperation with City Contemporary Dance Company)

Trailer of the project (In Cantonese)

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Highlights and Objectives

  • a school-year-long modern dance training programme
  • suitable for participation by primary and secondary schools with a variety of dance experience
  • reviews the features of our body through a series of modern dance training exercises that explore the possibilities of physical coordination and expression, to realise creativity together with other students
  • programme includes an introductory dance performance, dance workshop, guided theatre tour and dance appreciation, dance day camp and the finale performance Dancing In The Sun 2015
  • students will perform a performance at a public venue

Content

“Body” is the most basic tool for self-expression. Every human being and other living organism all understands from birth how to utilise their body to communicate with each other and express themselves. In recent years, advances in information technology have led us to rely too much on telephones and computers for communication, as we neglect using our bodies as media for vivid expression and as a way to understand and exercise them. This programme aims to enable students to understand and explore their bodies through dance so as to unleash the potential within, improve their physical fitness and to deal with pressure from academic studies and daily life. The instructor will also guide the students to observe themselves and the surroundings to rebuild self-value and reposition self-image.

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Finale Performance

Dancing in the Sun 2015

12 July 2015 (Sun)
4pm & 7:30pm
Auditorium, Kwai Tsing Theatre
(12 Hing Ning Road, Kwai Chung, New Territories)
Price: $80*

Participating Schools (In alphabetical order)

Programme 1: 12.7.2015 4pm
Christian Alliance College
ELCHK Faith Love Lutheran School
Ju Ching Chu Secondary School (Kwai Chung)
Maryknoll Fathers' School
Our Lady's College
P.L.K. Fong Wong Kam Chuen Primary School

Guest Performers
CCDC Dance Centre “612 Mini Dancers” Dance Training Scholarship Scheme (Elementary Class)
CCDC Dance Centre “Teens of Colour” Dance Training Scholarship Scheme (Elementary and Advanced Class)

Programme 2: 12.7.2015 7:30pm
Buddhist Ho Nam Kam College
CCC Kei Chi Secondary School
Emmanuel Primary School
International Christian Quality Music Secondary and Primary School
POH Chan Kai Memorial College
TWGHs. S.C.Gaw Memorial College

Guest Performers
CCDC Dance Centre “612 Mini Dancers” Dance Training Scholarship Scheme (Advanced Class)
CCDC Dance Centre “Teens of Colour” Dance Training Scholarship Scheme (Elementary and Advanced Class)

Production Team

Artistic Coordinator: Ronly Kwong
Lighting Designer: Lee Chi-wai
Costume Designer: Jo Leung

Programme Length

The programme is about 1 hour 30 minutes without intermission.

Ticketing and Concession

Tickets are available from May 27th onwards at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet and by Credit Card Telephone Booking

*Half price tickets are available for full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder, and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients. Tickets for CSSA recipients are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Concessionary tickets holders must produce evidence of their identity or age upon admission.

Enquiries

Programme Enquiries: 2591 1711 (LCSD)/ 2328 9205 (CCDC)
Ticketing Enquiries: 3761 6661
Credit Card Telephone Booking: 2111 5999
Internet Booking:www.urbtix.hk

Members of the audience are strongly advised to arrive punctually. Latecomers will only be admitted when there is a suitable break in the programme.

The content of this programme does not represent the views of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

The presenter reserves the right to change programme and performers should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary.

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Implementation

The project will last for 11 months, from September 2014 to July 2015, and will be implemented in four phases:

Event Date Activites
Phase 1:
Introductory Dance Performance
September to October 2014 This interactive introductory dance performance will allow to students and teachers to learn more about the programme content and how to appreciate the art of dance through modern dance performance with stage lighting and visual effects, video appreciation and interactive sessions. Participating schools should reserve the school hall for the performance.
Phase 2:
Dance Training
October 2014 to July 2015 Dance Workshops
(Primary Schools: 30 sessions; Secondary Schools: 29 sessions)
As well as covering basic dance techniques and modern dance combinations, the instructor will also guide the students to consider the key elements of dance, such as space, form, rhythm and emotion, through impromptu games and creative exercises. This will help to nurture their interest in dance, creative thinking, physical coordination and musical sense, while cultivating and building team spirit and cooperation. In addition, the instructor will introduce a variety of creative approaches and choreography, guiding the students to find inspiration in daily life and try their own choreographic creations. After the creative session, there will be a discussion to reinforce the creativity training, and help the students to prepare for their final performance.
Large-scale Dance Workshop/Talk
(for Advanced Class of Secondary Schools)
Schools may choose to join the “Large-scale Dance Workshop” or “Dance Video Appreciation and Guided Talk” once to enhance their students’ interest in dance. Participating schools are required to provide their school hall or large activity room for the activity.
Phase 3:
Dance Day Camp and Dance Appreciation
December 2014 to June 2015 December 2014 or April 2015
Dance Appreciation (For Secondary Schools)
Students will attend a performance by the City Contemporary Dance Company. There will be an introductory session before the show to brief the students on stage production such as programme content, creative background and sets and props.
24 February 2015
Dance Day Camp (For Secondary Schools)
This is an intense dance workshop, rehearsal and performance, with six sessions held on the same day at the CCDC Dance Centre. It enables the students to experience the joy of performing and prepare well for the final performance. Each participant is required to pay an extra fee of $100.
January to April 2015
Guided Theatre Tour and Dance Appreciation (For Primary Schools)
Students will visit the CCDC’s Jockey Club Dance Theatre and join a guided tour to learn about stage operation and performance techniques in preparation for their finale performance. The guided tour will also include an open dress rehearsal of a dance performance.
Feburary to June 2015
Dance Critique
(For Advanced Class of Secondary Schools)
To broaden the artistic vista of the participants, the “Dance Critique” programme encourages the students from the Advanced Class to attend a live performance by a local dance company and write their own critique or review. The instructors will discuss this written work with them during the dance class.
Phase 4:
Finale Performance
July 2015 The finale performance, Dancing in the Sun 2015, will be held at a performance venue outside school. Instructors will integrate the creative work of each participating student and choreograph the finale performance. They are also encouraged to take an active part in the making of props and sets to enhance the stage effect. The instructors will also coordinate arrangements for costumes, music and artistic direction of the performance..
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Project Details

Group
Elementary Class Advanced Class
No. of Participating Schools 2 Primary Schools 6 Secondary Schools  4 Secondary Schools*
Target Students Primary 4 to 6 Form 1 to 5  Form 1 to 5
Required Experience No limitation For secondary schools that joined the Elementary Class of this Scheme
No. of Participants^ 18-20 students/school 18-24 students/school   18-24 students/school  
Course Schedule 1 session/week, 1.5 hrs/session
No. of Workshops 30 sessions 30 sessions* 30 sessions@
Fee Payable# $420/student $480/student

^ If the number of participants recruited is below the minimum required level, the participating school must still pay the course fee for the minimum recruitment. If the number of participants is fewer than 16 after the in-school introductory performance is held, the Company reserves the right to curtail the school’s participation in the scheme. The school will then be required to pay $1,200 as the administration fee and $5,000 for the in-school introductory performance fee.

* “Dance Appreciation” is included in the 30-session workshops for Elementary Class of Secondary Schools.

@ “Dance Appreciation” and “Dance Critique” are included in the 30-session workshops for Advanced Class of Secondary Schools.

# Students participating in the finale performance will be required to pay $160 for costumes making. Each participant of Dance Day Camp is required to pay an extra fee of $100. Fees are on a per head basis. All fees paid are not refundable.



Download Application Form (Chinese Version only)

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Enquiries

Application & General: 2591 1711 (LCSD)
Programme: 2328 9205 (CCDC Dance Centre)