Show Time! Modern Dance in Practice Project
(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
  • project includes an introductory dance performance, dance workshop, theatre and dance appreciation activity, professional dance appreciation activity, dance day camp and the finale performance “Dancing In The Sun 2018”
  • students will perform a performance at a public venue

Content

When you only have one hour per day, what would you spend it on? What plans will you make for this precious time? This year, we will focus on the topic of “time”. The instructor will decide on “___ hour(s) per day” by drawing lots. Bringing the theme to the classroom to discuss with students, the instructor will guide students to consider the importance of time management, how to make good use of time, as well as the relationship between time and people. By reflecting on our lifestyle and our life, students will be more proactive and engaged in the discussion and the creative process. Students are encouraged to draw inspiration from the discussion and to express their feelings through physical movements, which will then be developed into short personal dance pieces. Students will enjoy their exclusive “Show Time!” on a professional stage at the finale performance.

Implementation

The project will last for 11 months, from September 2017 to July 2018, and will be implemented in four phases:

Event Date Activities
Phase 1:
Introductory Dance Performance
September to October 2017 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 2017 to July 2018 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. Based on the requirements of the dance, the instructor will also share some information of other art forms and their relationship with dance, e.g. music, theatre and video, etc.
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 Appreciation and Dance Day Camp
December 2017 to June 2018 December 2017 or April 2018
Professional Dance Appreciation Activity
(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.
January to April 2018
Theatre and Dance Appreciation Activity
(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.
February to June 2018
Dance Appreciation/Critique Activity
(For Advanced Class of Secondary Schools)
To broaden the artistic vista of the participants, the “Dance Appreciation/Critique Activity” 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.
February 2018
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.
Phase 4:
Finale Performance
July 2018 The finale performance, Dancing in the Sun 2018, 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 Secondary 1 to 5 Secondary 1 to 5
Required No limitation For secondary schools that joined the Elementary Class of this project
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^ 29 sessions% 29 sessions@
Fee Payable# $420/student* $480/student*
If the number of participants recruited is below 18, the participating school must still pay the course fee for 18. If the number of participants is fewer than 18 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.
^ Programme for Primary Schools includes: 30 sessions of “Dance Workshops” and 1 session of “Theatre and Dance Appreciation Activity”
% Programme for Elementary Class of Secondary Schools includes: 29 sessions of “Dance Workshops” and 1 session of “Professional Dance Appreciation Activity”
@ Programme for Advanced Class of Secondary Schools includes: 29 sessions of “Dance Workshops”, 1 session of “Professional Dance Appreciation Activity” and 1 session of “Dance Appreciation/Critique Activity”.
* Students participating in the finale performance will be required to pay $200 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 non-refundable.

Download Application Form (Chinese Version only)

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Finale Performance

Dancing in the Sun 2018

Programme Details

Programme Schedule 15.7.2018 (Sunday) 3:30pm & 7:30pm
Auditorium, Kwai Tsing Theatre
Ticket * $80
Duration The duration of the programme is approximately 1 hour 20 minutes without intermission
Language Cantonese
Participating Schools
(In alphabetical order)
15.7.2018 3:30pm
Fanling Assembly of God Church Primary School
Our Lady's College
Po Leung Kuk Fong Wong Kam Chuen Primary School
Tack Ching Girls' Secondary School
Yu Chun Keung Memorial College No.2

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)

15.7.2018 7:30pm
Buddhist Ho Nam Kam College
CCC Chuen Yuen College
Emmanuel Primary School
Hoi Pa Street Government Primary School
HKSYC&IA Chan Nam Chong 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 Kong
Lighting Designer: Lee Chi Wai
Costume Designer: Jo Leung
Choreographer and Instructor (In alphabetical order):
Kristy Choy, Helga Fung, Cyrus Hui, Kaco Kam, Ronly Kong, Coral Lee, Alice Ma, Mon Ning, Mary Jane Tang, Rebecca Wong, Wong Pik Kei

Ticketing and Concession

Tickets are available from 1 June onwards at URBTIX outlets, on Internet, by Mobile Ticketing App and Credit Card Telephone Booking.

*Half-price tickets are available for full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and a 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: 2328 9205 (City Contemporary Dance Company)
Ticketing Enquiries: 3761 6661
Credit Card Telephone Booking: 2111 5999
Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk

Audience is strongly advised to arrive punctually. Latecomers will only be admitted when there is a suitable break in the performance.
Programme content and information do not represent the views of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.
The presenter reserves the right to change programme and substitute artists should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary.

Project is offered by the arts group in support of the 2017/18 “School Performing Arts in Practice Scheme”
City Contemporary Dance Company is financially supported by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

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Enquiries

Application & General: 2591 1798
Programme: 2328 9205 / 2726 9084 (CCDC Dance Centre)