The Hong Kong Dance Award for Outstanding Medium Venue Production is presented to Hong Kong Dance Company for Waiting Heart.
Award Citation: “The production brings together Chinese dance and Cantonese opera in this compelling re-imagining of The Legend of the Purple Hairpin, which makes inventive use of the venue to give the audience fresh perspectives and draw them into the action. Stunning designs, Yang Yuntao’s superb choreography and heartfelt performances bring out the intense emotion of this classic tale of love and devotion.”
The Hong Kong Dance Award for Outstanding Lighting Design is presented to Billy Chan for his lighting design for Hong Kong Dance Company’s Waiting Heart.
Award Citation: “Chan’s lighting plays a crucial role in setting the visual scene and highlighting the drama in this production with no sets. Bathing the stage in different colors which transform the characters’ white costumes, Chan vividly conjures up the moods and emotions of each scene and creates effects of mesmerizing beauty.”