2023 Guangdong·Hong Kong·Macao Greater Bay Area Dance Festival
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. Cities in the Greater Bay area, including Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Hong Kong are already among the international metropolitan, and the second- and third-tiered cities all around China 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 made history by gathering China’s modern dance powerhouses together for the first time. The Festival, incorporating modules of performances, forum discussions and workshops, has since created a major dance cultural festivity, attracting attention of the dance circle throughout China. Building on the success and momentum of the past three editions, the 2023 Festival, recognized as a national focus cultural and tourism project, is poised to further extend the vitality of modern dance across the Greater Bay Area and beyond.
The fourth edition of Guangdong·Hong Kong·Macao Greater Bay Area Dance Festival is scheduled to take place at Longgang District Cultural Center in Shenzhen, China from September 29th to October 3rd, 2023. 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 Shenzhen Longgang District Culture Hall, produced by BeijingDance/LDTX, with the support of Shenzhen Longgang District Dancers Association, Shenzhen Round House Dance Company, HKDance/FLSH, and Shenzhen Longgang District Public Cultural Service and Industry Promotion Center Venue Service Department. The five-days Festival is pleased to welcome well-known international dance companies from Israel, Malaysia and UK, along with our own superb dance groups from Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Chongqing, Beijing/Shanghai and Macao. The performances by these companies will definitely bring to our audience an exceptional experience of the art of modern dance.
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