The Leading Dance Company in Hong Kong
For 37 years under the leadership of Founder and Artistic Director Willy Tsao, City Contemporary Dance Company has inspired and excited audiences – not only in Hong Kong but also around the world – performing superb contemporary dance pieces. Founded in 1979, CCDC has presented more than 200 original works to critical acclaim, including productions by Tsao and other leading choreographers, such as Helen Lai, Mui Cheuk-yin, Pun Siu-fai and Yuri Ng. CCDC has also presented innovative collaborations with outstanding artists from other media and with artists from around the world. CCDC is renowned for reflecting the vigour and creativity of Hong Kong’s vibrant, multifaceted contemporary culture, presenting dance works to an audience of more than 50,000 people annually.
The Best Cultural Ambassador for Hong Kong
CCDC has represented Hong Kong, receiving 239 overseas invitations to perform on some of the world’s foremost dance stages and at festivals in over 30 major cities: including Los Angeles, New York, Washington DC, San Francisco, Montreal, Sydney, Brisbane, Oslo, Copenhagen, London, Paris, Lyon, Berlin, Munich, Stuttgart, Prague, Rome, Florence, Rovereto, Karmiel (Israel), St Petersburg, Moscow, Mumbai, Delhi, Urumqi, Beijing, Shanghai, Xining, Manila, Tokyo, Niigata, Seoul, Busan, Singapore and Taipei.
CCDC Dance Centre
CCDC’s commitment to education and development results in around 40 outreach performances annually, offering highly popular dance courses to more than 40,000 students and audience members. CCDC also helps to organise dance festivals in Mainland China. Since 1998, through its China Dance Development Programme, it has provided administrative and technical support to emerging Hong Kong and Mainland Chinese artists. The opening of the CCDC Dance Centre in 2004 has given young artists, students and the community facilities and programmes that ensure the ongoing development of dance as a vital artistic pursuit in Hong Kong.