2023 Programmes

Call for local dance artists


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As the French May Arts Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary, the festival is delighted to co-present with Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels and School of Dance, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA), in collaboration with Hong Kong Ballet, this full 3-week residency with Christian Rizzo. The residency, which will be held at HKAPA, will constitute a spectacular series of contemporary dance programmes taking place across the city in the month of May. 

Christian Rizzo, choreographer and director of ICI-CCN Montpellier/Occitanie, will collaborate with Sophie Laly, video artist, and propose to dance artists from Hong Kong, a choreographic creation process in echo to a video work. During the 3-week residency at HKAPA, they will invite and accompany the dance artists in their individual and collective creative research. The aim will be to consider notions specific to each dance artist, such as the inner landscape and its choreographic transposition, memory and transmission, and transformation. The process, based on a protocol of exchanges, back and forth of videos, texts, dance, and iconographies, will end with a performative act unveiled to the public. It will be the fruit of this collection and its compositional hypothesis, mixing visual art and choreography. 

Learn more: Guidelines Application Form

Application deadline: 17 December 2022

For all applications, please email them to:

Wing Tung So, Arts Programme Executive ([email protected])