11 Dec (Sun) Programme Rundown 

14:40 – 15:00

Big Circle, Nursery Park

Showcase & Workshop

“Step” by ME 3.0

15:30 – 15:50

Big Circle, Nursery Park

Showcase & Workshop

“Step” by ME 3.0

16:30 – 17:00

Big Circle, Nursery Park

Showcase & Workshop

“Step” by ME 3.0

For location details, please refer to the map in Overview.

Programme Description

“Step” by ME 3.0 Showcase & Workshop

Inspired by the Big Dance Pledge message “Everyone Can Dance”, young dancers from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Gifted Young Dancer Programme (GYDP) will perform the Big Dance choreography and engage you in one of over 30 varied movements they have specially created for their “Step” by ME 3.0 workshops! Everyone is welcome. ‘Step’ up, and be part of a fun, outdoor group dance session at Freespace Happening!

Established to bring people together through dance, the Big Dance Pledge, is a biennial participatory dance festival first held in 2006 in the UK. The Big Dance choreography for 2016 was devised by internationally acclaimed dancer/choreographer Akram Khan. On 20 May 2016, around 120 participants took part in the West Kowloon Big Dance Worldwide Performance Day event.

Collaborating Partner

Gifted Young Dancer Programme (GYDP), Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

The GYDP is a unique training programme offered by the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) for talented young dancers aged 14 to 18. Based on best practice models from around the world, this programme serves to complement and supplement a student’s existing dance tuition.

Weekly technical and artistic training is conducted by experienced dance teachers in Hong Kong with world-class facilities at the HKAPA. GYDP aims to develop students’ awareness of dance as an art form and a career option. It is particularly designed as a preparation for young dancers wishing to pursue full-time dance training at tertiary level.