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Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival 2016
Travel with Dance Masters in Moving Image Pirouette through Scenes of City Rituals

Press Release – For Immediate Release

Date: 9 July 16

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

Trailer: https://youtu.be/L_dTVg8_d14


Programme brochure: http://issuu.com/ccdcmkt/docs/ccdc_jf_2016_07_-_program_210x210mm_726b89be317b17?workerAddress=ec2-52-87-195-45.compute-1.amazonaws.com








Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival 2016

Travel with Dance Masters in Moving Image

Pirouette through Scenes of City Rituals



Presented by City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC), Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival 2016 presents 21 cutting edge dance videos from around the world, over two weeks and across three venues. Screenings are held at Broadway Cinematheque, Hong Kong Space Museum Lecture Hall, and Muse Bar at Hotel Stage between 4 and 14 August.


Premiere with Passionate Contemplation on Urbanisation Development

As an initiative to bring together creatives in Asia and to establish an aesthetic reflecting regional perspectives, three of the Asian artists participated in New Works Forum: Screendance co-presented by CCDC and West Kowloon Cultural District in 2015 are invited to develop their ideas further into complete works, which include Er Gao’s This is a Chicken Coop (Guangzhou) and Hsiao-yin Peng’s Recycle Project (Taipei). Avant-garde independent Chinese dance artist and choreographer Er Gao leads a cast of international dancers, performing in the nude in the ancient village of Huadu, to present an absurd scene born out of the irony of force-fed education and twisted social awareness. Taiwanese director and choreographer Peng Hsiao-yin contemplates disorder and collapse that lurk under an orderly appearance. Throughout the recycling process, in between human and waste, there is vacuum, coexistence, abandonment. Furthermore, winner of the 2015 Hong Kong Dance Awards, director Maurice Lai returns with the second episode of his dance film trilogy. The Rite of City II – Present chooses its urban locations from an architectural and humanistic perspective and features CCDC choreographer Noel Pong, dancer Jennifer Mok as well as members of Florence’s Opus Ballet, against a musical backdrop performed by cellist David Wong. The Rite of City – Reminisce was warmly received at its premiere in 2012 and was selected to screen at Udine Far East Film Festival, Rome Asiatica Modiale, Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner and Taipei Hong Kong Week screen dance section. During the opening programme Dance Shorts II, Noel, Jennifer and David will also curate a site-specific performance to freshen up the cinema experience and to bring live elements to the screening.


Once in a Lifetime Encounter with Masters’ Collection

The unknown stories of efforts put in by choreographers are unveiled with two new documentaries opening this year’s festival: Boy Story records Yuri Ng’s legendary choreography from 1996, and follows different dance companies in Hong Kong and Taiwan who were staging the work before travelling with the production to Japan and France. Ng brought together all the original dancers eighteen years after the work’s premiere. It is the story of struggles among Malaysian Chinese dancers and the other half of Hong Kong’s dance history. In Willy Tsao, a Vision for Modern Dance in China, German director Michael Maurissens spent three months to document Willy Tsao’s artistic activities in Beijing, Guangzhou and Hong Kong and his work with his dance companies, showing how this one man created multiple platforms to promote dance and an artist’s development. Michael will present a workshop during the Festival to share how he confronted the challenge of documenting the collaborative.


Jumping Frames presents two films about Sasha Waltz, Europe’s pioneering contemporary dance choreographer: Sasha Waltz – A Portrait let audience peer into artistic work and passion of this most representative German female choreographer after Pina Bausch, creating a dialogue between film, theatre, dance, painting and music. In Dido & Aeneas, Sasha Waltz opens up new horizons in music theatre, creating a fusion of dance, singing and music – the choreographic opera. Her choreography is known for the innovation of form, the in-depth exploration of content and a breathtaking aesthetic. This is a unique chance to get a glimpse of her choreography before her work appears on the Hong Kong stage in October at the New Vision Arts Festival.


Dance performance relays, an important way to disseminate dance in our digital age, are also highlighted this year. If you missed Helen Lai’s Soledad for CCDC or Alexander Ekman’s twenty-first century makeover of Swan Lake for the Norwegian National Ballet – featuring 5,000 tons of water, 1,000 rubber ducks and neoprene costumes – here is your second chance.


Filmed over a period of eight years, Mr. Gaga’s director Tomer Heymann mixes intimate rehearsal footage with an extensive unseen archive and breathtaking dance sequences. This story of an artistic genius who redefines the language of contemporary dance is guaranteed to leave you skipping. The film’s producer Barak Heymann will present a workshop of planning, financing and execution of dance documentary film.


Following Miroirs de Vie and Hymne aux Fleurs qui Passent, the long-awaited Song of Pensive Beholding is the culmination of nine years’s work to complete Lin Lee-chen’s three-part tribute to Heaven, Earth, and Man. Lin’s original vocabulary of movement and its unique meditative quality brings the audience closer to earth’s inner spirit. Filmed for over 10 years, The Walkers, a documentary of Lin and her Legend Lin Dance Theatre is not only about the aesthetics of dance, it is also about the philosophical contemplation on life. Come to meet director Singing Chen after screening.


Parallel Worlds in Science and Art with Pirouette through Scenes of Dance

Science and art may seem to be two parallel worlds with little relation, yet both scientists and artists are working to influence the world through experimentation, putting imagination into reality. Jumping Frames invites Dr Chan Chi-wang, Lecturer of the Faculty of Science at the University of Hong Kong and radio and podcast presenter to guide you through the world’s largest laboratory, starting the journey in search of the God Particle through dance film Symmetry, filmed inside the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Switzerland.


You can also dance around the world from the comfort of your seat. Dutch Dance Film Programme by Cinedans Dance on Screen Festival Selection, Dance Shorts and Jumping Frames Competition Finalist Showcase includes a varied selection of works filmed in international locations, the Netherlands, Australia, Germany, Italy, England, Canada, Taiwan… Cinedans Director Martine Dekker will also share her insight on screendance with Hong Kong audience.





Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival 2016

Ticket Prices

HK$ 85 / $65# (For programmes at Broadway Cinematheque)

HK$ 65 / $50# (For programmes at Hong Kong Space Museum)


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


20% Discounts (First two tickets )

Broadway bcinephile members (for programmes at Broadway Cinematheque) and holders of CCDC Dance Inspirations Card


Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival 2016 is presented by City Contemporary Dance Company. Tickets are now available at URBTIX (for programmes at Hong Kong Space Museum), the ticketing kiosk at Broadway Cinematheque, auto-ticketing machine and ticketing hotline of Broadway Circuit, or at www.cinema.com.hk (for programmes at Broadway Cinematheque). Free admission to Jumping Frames Competition Finalist Showcase (Student Section). Please call CCDC at 2329 7803 for details.





(Hong Kong Space Museum)

Ticketing Hotline 2111 5999

Online Ticketing www.urbtix.hk


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

Broadway Circuit

(Broadway Cinematheque)

Ticketing Hotline 2388 3188

Online Ticketing www.cinema.com.hk


Screening Schedule

Broadway Cinematheque

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




4/8 (Thu)

7:40 p.m.*

Opening Films

Boy Story

Willy Tsao, a Vision for Modern Dance in China

9:40 p.m.

Our Last Tango

5/8 (Fri)

7:35 p.m.*

Dance Shorts I

9:30 p.m.*

Mr. Gaga

6/8 (Sat)

4:00 p.m.*

Dutch Screendance: Selection of Cinedance Dance on Screen Festival

5:30 p.m.*

Jumping Frames Competition Finalist Showcase (Open Section 1)

7:00 p.m.*

The Walkers

9:50 p.m.

A Swan Lake

7/8 (Sun)

2:00 p.m.

Sasha Waltz - The Portrait


3:20 p.m.*

Dance Shorts II

Opening with site-specific dance performance

5:30 p.m.*

Mr. Gaga

7:30 p.m.*

Jumping Frames Competition Finalist Showcase (Open Section 2)

8/8 (Mon)

7:50 p.m.


9:40 p.m.

Our Last Tango

13/8 (Sat)

5:40 p.m.

Dido & Aeneas


7:35 p.m.

A Swan Lake

9:40 p.m.

The Walkers

*With post-screening discussion


Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Space Museum

10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon (MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Station – Exit E)




12/8 (Fri)

8:00 p.m.*


14/8 (Sun)

7:40 p.m.

Local Focus: Jumping Frames Screendance Commissions 2016

Boy Story

Recycle Project

Willy Tsao, a vision for modern dance in China

This is a Chicken Coop

Rite of City II - Present 


Jumping Frames Competition Result Announcement

*With post-screening discussion


Muse Bar, Hotel Stage

1 Chi Wo St, Jordan (MTR Jordan Station - Exit B2)




6/8 (Sat)

3:00 p.m.*

Jumping Frames Competition Finalist Showcase (Student Section)

*With post-screening discussion


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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 by City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC) in 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. It has served to promote dance video in China and in Asia, as well as to provide a platform for artists and audience alike to share the perspectives and explore the 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 through the invitation of renowned dance video artists to the Festival, made possible by the support of various national and international partners. The contribution of Jumping Frames was recognised by the receipt of the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards Arts Promotion Awards and Hong Kong Dance Alliance Dance Awards in 2014.



City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC)


For 36 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. 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. It 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.


CCDC is also dedicated to promoting dance video by organising Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival since 2004. The Festival has showcased outstanding dance videos from around the globe and brought Hong Kong artists and projects to various international dance and video festivals.




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