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Jumping Frames International Dance Video Showcase 2015
Bringing Dance and Video into the Limelight

Press Release – For Immediate Release

Date: 13 July 15

Media Contact: Mr Danny Wong (Tel: 3170-9921 / Email: danny@ccdc.com.hk)

Trailer: https://youtu.be/N12g_SiOJ5Y

Programme brochure: http://issuu.com/ccdcmkt/docs/jf2015_brochure_190x297mm_2015_0703


Jumping Frames International Dance Video Showcase 2015

Bringing Dance and Video into the Limelight


Presented by City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC), Jumping Frames International Dance Video Showcase presents 18 cutting edge dance videos from all over the world, over two weeks and across three venues. Screenings are held at the agnès b. CINEMA, Hong Kong Arts Centre; Broadway Cinematheque and Hong Kong Film Archive between 1 and 15 August.


Opening premiere - Local production

Two Jumping Frames Commissioned Works from Hong Kong will kick off the showcase, including the premiere of A Dance Movie: In Search of the Grand View Garden and short film Body Watch. A Dance Movie: In Search of the Grand View Garden, by the CCDC Artistic Director Willy Tsao, transpose the dance from theatre to screen, extending the future of the work. Body Watch was created as part of CCDC’s support for local productions, where local choreographer Frankie Ho and director Ziv Chun were invited to create a dance film. It plays on the misunderstandings between men and women with dance images and it is part of Shorts I.


International Premieres and Classics - Masters Collection

Jumping Frames handpicked a selection of feature and documentary films by and about respected artists of different genres, including ballet, tap, tango and flamingo. This collection presents the artists’ pursuit of dance, their relationships and ups and downs in their life of dance. The programme including Jiří Kylián and Zugvögel about Czech choreographer Jiří Kylián and classical movies with superb movement direction that is akin to dance and choreography – PlayTime and Tap.


Pre-screening dance performance - Refreshing visual experience

This year Jumping Frames invited Hook Dance Theatre and tap dance company R & T to curate a site-specific dance performance for the opening screening to freshen up the cinema experience and to tie bring the live element to the screening.


Jumping Frames has also invited 20 dynamic screendance makers from Asia to share their experiences, investigate new creations and explore new methodologies at the “New Works Forum: Screendance” co-presented with West Kowloon Cultural District. Selected results of the forum will be presented on 13 August at the event Dance Film Lab. Free admission. Register on www.jumpingframes.com or call 2329 7803 for details.


Jumping Frames International Dance Video Showcase 2015

Ticket Prices

HK$ 70 / $55# (For programmes at agnès b. CINEMA, Hong Kong Arts Centre and Broadway Cinematheque)

HK$ 60 / $45# (For programmes at Hong Kong Film Archive)


# Full time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and accompanying minder, Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients


Jumping Frames International Dance Video showcase 2015 is presented by City Contemporary Dance Company. Tickets are now available at URBTIX (for programmes at Hong Kong Arts Centre and Hong Kong Film Archive) and box office and ATM at the cinema (for programmes at Broadway Cinematheque). Free admission to “Dance Film Lab” but require registration.. Please call CCDC at 2329 7803 for details.





(Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong Film Archive)

Ticketing Hotline 2111 5999

Online Ticketing www.urbtix.hk



2329 7803 / info@ccdc.com.hk                      www.jumpingframes.com

Broadway Circuit

Ticketing Hotline 2388 3188

Online Ticketing www.cinema.com.hk


Screening Schedule

agnès b. CINEMA, Hong Kong Arts Centre

U/B, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong




1/8 (Sat)

8:00 p.m.*

A Dance Movie: In Search of the Grand View Garden


Broadway Cinematheque

Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square Street, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon (MTR Yau Ma Tei Station – Exit C)




2/8 (Sun)

2:00 p.m.

Jiří Kylián

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

3:30 p.m.*

Shorts I: [Opening with site-specific dance performance]

Body Watch

Objects in Mirror are Closer Than They Appear

Vampire's Love



6/8 (Thu)

7:50 p.m.

Desert Dancer

9:45 p.m.*

A Dance Movie: In Search of the Grand View Garden

7/8 (Fri)

8:10 p.m.

Ballet Boys

9:40 p.m.


8/8 (Sat)

7:45 p.m.*

Shorts II:

Los Mundos Lisérgicos

Lay Me Low

Platform 13

Soul Through a Step

9:50 p.m.

Flying Bodies


Hong Kong Film Archive

50 Lei King Road, Sai Wan Ho, Hong Kong (MTR Sai Wan Ho Station – Exit A)




13/8 (Thu)

7:45 p.m.

Dance Video Lab - Short Film Selections from New Work Forum:

Screendance and Experimental Film Virginia X West Kowloon & CCDC (Free Admission)

14/8 (Fri)

7:45 p.m.


15/8 (Sat)

10:30 a.m.*


[Opening with "Tap Jam and Improvisation", organised by members of R & T (Rhythm & Tempo)]

*With post-screening discussion


Please visit www.jumpingframes.com or www.ccdc.com.hk for details, and like our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/jumpingframes.hk) for latest updates.


The presenter reserves the right to alter the programme, time and venue of the screening, and as well as the exhibition’s programme and artists. For the updates of cancellation and changes, please refer to the Jumping Frames website and notices at the screening venue.


CCDC is financially supported by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.








Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival

Presented biannually by CCDC since 2004, Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival is the only festival of its kind in Asia. Featuring commissioned works, competition and a selection of acclaimed international productions, the Festival promotes dance video in China and in Asia, provides a platform for artists and audiences to share their perspectives and explore unlimited possibilities of the art form through talks and workshops.


The Festival brings the excitement of dance video worldwide through screenings, and enhances cultural exchange by inviting renowned dance video artists to the Festival, which is made possible by the support of national and international partners.



City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC)


Under the leadership of Founder and Artistic Director Willy Tsao, City Contemporary Dance Company has inspired and elated audiences in Hong Kong and around the world with superb modern dance performances over the past 35 years. Founded in 1979, CCDC has presented more than 200 original works to critical acclaim, including productions by Tsao and leading choreographers such as Helen Lai, Mui Cheuk-yin, Pun Siu-fai and Yuri Ng. It has also presented innovative collaborations with outstanding artists from other media.


CCDC is renowned for reflecting the vigour and creativity of Hong Kong’s vibrant, multifaceted contemporary culture. It presents works to an audience of more than 50,000 people annually and has earned more than 200 overseas invitations from the world’s foremost dance stages and festivals in the US, Europe, Australia and Asia.


CCDC is also dedicated to promoting dance video by organising the Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival biannually since 2004. The Festival showcases outstanding dance videos from around the world and brings Hong Kong artists and projects to international dance and video festivals.








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