This programme is supported by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant: Jockey Club Black Box Theatre Subsidy Scheme.
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The First Hong Kong International Inclusive Dance Festival is to showcase the inclusive dance activities that were started in Hong Kong in the 90s and persistently developed by numerous individuals and organizations including the Centre for Community Cultural Development, showing creative dance and movement is for everyone.
Together with many persistent and dedicated artists, we proudly present 3 variety performances on 3 separate days in a roll with 11 inclusive dance groups. The performances will be varied with different themes and forms from the enjoyment and exploration of dance and movement with different yet unique gestural vocabularies to those exploring their own lives, their aspirations and the society in which they live.
Date & Time: 7 / 7 / 2023 > 19:30
Duration: 40 minutes
Performed in English with Cantonese and English subtitles
Ticket Price: $120
Performing unit: Uday Sathala, BEYOND Bollywood
BEYOND Bollywood was founded as a registered dance charity in 2015 with the aim to use Indian dance as a vehicle to create cross-sector and cross-cultural collaborations to advance the concepts of cultural diversity, equality, respect and community inclusion. My Life On The Fringe, the unique solo play covers various styles from traditional to contemporary Indian dance, will be played the 7th time on this day. Choreographer and performer Uday Sathala combines his Indian immigrant into rich gestural vocabulary telling the stories of Hong Kong, Tai Po and Hyderabad. We opted to promote environmental conservative through this performance and bring up audiences’ awareness towards nature.
Producer, Playwright and Dramaturgy: Augustine Mok
Choreography and Performance: Uday Sathala
Director, Sound and Video Designer: Indy Lee
Producer: Benis Cheng
Music Composer (Scene 3): Ashok Kumar
Light Designer: Bill
Sound Coordinator: Sky Liang Tin Ning
Sound Operator and Backstage Support: Didi Chan
Backstage Support: Eunice Kwok
Marketing & Publicity: Eunice Kwok、Didi Chan、Vicky Ho
Date & Time: 8 / 7 / 2023 > 15:00
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
Ticket Price: $200
1. Fun Forest
Established by deaf artist Jason Wong, the Regeneration Warriors award winner, Fun Forest was the first deaf dance group in Hong Kong. The group is formed by hearing impaired as well as hearing dancers, together they created original sign language dance with the aim of promoting silent dance and showcasing the community culture of not hearing. Fun Forest was admitted in the ATV television contest Asian Millionstar and they were the only team of not-hearing.
2. BEYOND Bollywood
BEYOND Bollywood was founded as a registered dance charity in 2015 with the aim to use Indian dance as a vehicle to create cross-sector and cross-cultural collaborations to advance the concepts of cultural diversity, equality, respect and community inclusion. Experienced dance instructor Krystal Chow and Uday Sathala will perform with long-established partners TWGHs Engage to showcase the boundaryless of Indian dance.
3. Hong Kong Rehabilitation Power Chinese Wheelchair Dance Group
Hong Kong Rehabilitation Power has been funded by the Arts Development Fund for Persons with Disabilities of the Social Welfare Department since 2020 in the dedication of developing Chinese style wheelchair dance and professional dancers. When most conventional wheelchair dancing is in western style such as Ballroom and Latin, our idea is to combine wheelchair dance with Chinese music and Chinese dance thus bringing oriental style and Chinese dance components into wheelchair dancing.
4. GA City Shadow Dancers
Wherever there is light, there is also shadow. In dancing, we learn to become the shadow in a way to accentuate the wave of light. The Shadow Dancers developed an equal position with fellow dancers while they explore mindfulness and connection together through their “viewpoints”. We believe everyone can shine, everyone can dance however they desire.
5. Tung Wah Group of Hospitals – i-dArt
Art is a barrier-free common language. To appreciate beautiful things and to do creation freely are inborn abilities and rights of human beings. We established an art team “TWGHs i-dArt” in 2010. To connect people with different abilities and explore more possibilities and creative spaces in the community. In addition, we encourage more people with different abilities to participate in art so as to promote social inclusion.
6. CCCD – The Symbiotic Dance Troupe
The dance troupe established in 2009 invites all community dancers with and without disabilities. We offer dance workshops based on the DanceAbility approach advocated by Alito Alessi and incorporate various other integrated and creative dance elements. We aim to inspire all dancers regardless of age and physical attributes to find their own unique dance potential, to express their own stories and cooperate with others to build free and unrestrained dancing. Over the years, the Troupe has been organizing tours and training to local communities, schools and social service organizations to promote DANCE FOR ALL and wellbeing.
Date & Time: 9 / 7 / 2023 > 15:00
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
Ticket Price: $200
1. St. James’ Settlement : Dancing Heart2
Founded in 2018, with dancer Wong Yiu (Cindy) as the artistic director. Through professional guidance, 22 diverse-abilities members have mastered in-depth dance skills and developed their personal dance talents; with a strong dance style, the audience can feel the positive dance energy of people with intellectual disabilities. Under the leadership of Cindy, the dance troupe has participated in as many as 20 performances in five years, and has completed three public performance projects in total.
2. BEYOND Bollywood
BEYOND Bollywood was founded as a registered dance charity in 2015 with the aim to use Indian dance as a vehicle to create cross-sector and cross-cultural collaborations to advance the concepts of cultural diversity, equality, respect and community inclusion. Experienced dance instructor Krystal Chow and Uday Sathala will perform with long-established partners Love 21 to showcase the boundaryless of Indian dance.
3. Unmistakable Symbiotic Dance Troupe
Based on the Underscore variation of DanceAbility®️, the symbiotic dance score of “everyone can dance” has been developed to improve the ability of body perception, connection, decision-making and response to the unknown, for organizing and summarizing the symbiotic dance improvisation method. This performance combines dance with sound and live music to inspire the audience.
4. Hong Kong Wheelchair Dance Sport Association
Hong Kong Wheelchair Dance Sport Association is a non-profit making and independent society. Wheelchair dance helps people with disability to enhance their body fitness and confidence, as a result to improve their quality of life. World para dance sport has been growing fast in many western countries, it’s our aims to further enhance the growth of the sport in Hong Kong. This is a strong motivation to all of us to continue inspiring people and spreading awareness of the world para dance sport.
5. The Hurtling Calves Butoh Dance Theater
The Hurtling Calves Butoh Dance Theater was established during the early covid, founded by creative artist/performer in diversity Vinci Mok of Moving Art Hong Kong. Vinci wishes the Butoh that had its growth with Avant-garde period and the Japanese tragedy turbulent time in the early 50s, helps to empower people of different age or gender and with different abilities.