2022 Guangdong·Hong Kong·Macao Greater Bay Dance Festival
The Third Edition of Guangdong·Hong Kong·Macao Greater Bay Dance Festival is scheduled to take place at Longgang District Cultural Center in Shenzhen, China from July 19th to 23rd, 2022. Co-presented by the Longgang District Bureau of Culture, Radio, Television, Tourism & Sports, the Longgang District Bureau of Taiwan, Hong Kong & Macao Affairs, and the Longgang District Cultural Hall, produced by BeijingDance/LDTX, with the support of China Federation of Literary and Art Circles (CFLAC) Hong Kong Member Association, Shenzhen Round House Dance Company and HKDance/FLSH.
Recognized by the Chinese Ministry of Culture and Tourism as one of the 2022 major Mainland and Hong Kong/ Macao culture and tourism exchange projects, this multifaceted five-day event consists of the following six modules:
Workshops: 9am & 11am sessions of various styles of contemporary dance taught by professional dancers and choreographers
Film Studio: 1pm & 6pm sessions continuously showing of dance video recorded by dancers across the country
Showcase: 4pm session exhibiting short original choreography by young talents
Forum: 2:30pm session facilitated by Festival artistic director, Willy TSAO, inviting artists from different areas to discuss the issues on current contemporary dance
Main Stage: 7:30pm performance inviting major dance companies and artists throughout China performing their latest creations
Late Feature: 9pm performing inviting dance companies and artists throughout China performing their edgy and daring works
Throughout the forty years of reform and opening, China has undertaken enormous innovative developments, enabling the livelihood of its citizens to change tremendously and to stand proudly at the forefront of the modern world. It is exactly what the creations of these young artists reflect - China's new generation of physical energy and imagination. Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Macao are already among the international metropolitan, and the second- and third-tiered cities are demonstrating with incredible speed of establishing and incorporating cultural ambience. It is with this multi- facet cultural landscape that offers young inhabitants of China to express vigorously, through their dance, towards a contemporary, innovative, and individualistic identity.
Incepted in 2020, the Greater Bay Dance Festival began and made history on gathering the China major modern dance powerhouses together, created a major dance cultural festivity and attracted the attention of the dance circle throughout China and within Shenzhen. Building on the success and momentum of the past two editions, the 2022 Festival, recognized as one of country’s focus cultural and tourism project, will further extends the vitality of the dance artists and the cultural exchanges among dance artists of the Greater Bay area and beyond.
Incorporating the six modules of performances, forum and discussions, and workshops, the Festival, with Greater Bay as its core, serves as a medium and link on providing quality creative cultural resources, incorporating socially influential dance exchange platforms, driving forward the cultural cooperation among various locations. We foresee the Greater Bay Dance Festival becoming a cultural brand of China among the international dance circle.
The Beijing Dance Festival is one of the biggest celebrations of dance in China, with more than 300 dance artists, over 200 dance students, and more than 5000 audience members congregating in Beijing every summer. These participants come from cities throughout China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, as well as across the world from North & Central America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.
The Beijing Dance Festival is co-presented by BeijingDance/LDTX, Hong Kong City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC) China Dance Development and Beijing TianQiao Performing Arts Center. The annual Beijing Dance Festival began in 2008 as a one-week festivity, whose focus would alternate, from one year to the next, between international and Chinese artists. Since 2012, the Festival has combined both international and Chinese artists and expanded to its current two-week duration.
The two-week Beijing Dance Festival is composed of two parts: an Educational Week followed by a Performance Week. The educational week comprises an intensive six-day Dance Camp taught by an international faculty. The performance week comprises three performance modules: Focus, presenting full evening productions; Springboard, showcasing works that are more edgy and daring; and Youth Dance Marathon (YDM), offering an open platform designed especially for young choreographer to showcase their original works.
July 16 to 28: 2019 Beijing Dance Festival
July 17 to 22: Education Week
Dance Camp (Registration on 16th)
July 23 to 28: Performance Week
Focus (opening performance on 23rd), Springboard, Youth Dance Marathon, Masterclass and Festival Forum