WearDance is a brand new creative cross-border collaboration that combines fashion and ballet. Joining fashion designers, choreographers and professional dancers, the team has been inspired by the unlimited cross-border creativity in the production process from dance concept to fashion design. The event is organized by Hong Kong Ballet and sponsored by Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

The collaboration kicks off in Hong Kong’s landmarks with Fashion/dance parades. WearDance includes a series of activities, namely Fashion x Ballet Performances, Fashion on the Move Exhibition, Fashion Talks, and Costume Design and Making Workshop, to engage the community and open up a wide range of possibilities of Fashion/Ballet. Nine famous choreographers and six groups of local new talented fashion designers join hands to present stylish ballet performances and costumes to the public.

Events at 1881 Heritage and FWD HOUSE 1881:

Fashion x Ballet Performance
WearDance aims to bring new horizons and breakthroughs to the concept of “Fashion” – bringing fashion to the stage, making fashion on the move.
Date: 22nd November, 2019 4:30pm to 5:30pm, 23rd November, 2019 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Venue: 1881 Heritage and FWD HOUSE 1881

Fashion on the Move Exhibition
Fashion on the Move Exhibition explores the correlation between fashion and ballet through a suite visual computing, argument reality, kinectic interaction with body movement detection, sound design and motion graphic, combined with the display of the costumes. An algorithmic multimedia exhibition explores the intimacy between digital transformation and the natural body form of art, which will illuminate our creative process in engaging ways.
Date: 22nd November to 11th December, 2019
Time: 11:00am – 10:00pm
Venue: 1881 Heritage Hall and FWD HOUSE 1881

Fashion Talks
Meet the designers and choreographers to know more about their inspiration and the production process of the dances and costumes.
First section
Date: 22nd November, 2019
Time: 5:30pm
Venue: Sergeant’s Bar, FWD HOUSE 1881
Tutor: Luis CABRERA x Sun LAM Hoi-sen x Yuh EGAMI x Aries SIN Mei-yuk

Second section
Date: 23rd November, 2019
Time: 12:00nn
Venue: Sergeant’s Bar, FWD HOUSE 1881
Tutor: LEUNG Chunlong x Alex PO Ka-lam x Derek CHENG Chung-hei

Third section Date: 23rd November, 2019
Time: 2:00pm
Venue: Sergeant’s Bar, FWD HOUSE 1881
Tutor: Jessica BURROWS x Forrest Rain OLIVEROS x YEUNG Chin

Local fashion brands(in no particular order)

  • Fashion brand by Alex Po Ka Lam and Derek Cheng Chung Hei:PONDER.ER
  • Fashion brand by Sun Lam Hoi Sen:SUN=SEN
  • Fashion brand by Vincent Li Peng:VINCENT LI
  • Fashion brand by Jane Ng Kong Wah:phenotypsetter
  • Fashion brand by Aries Sin Mei Yuk:MODEMENT
  • Fashion brand by Yueng Chin:YEUNG CHIN

Famous choreographers(in no particular order)

  • Helen Lai
  • Yuri Ng
  • Yuh Egami
  • Ricky Hu Song Wei
  • Leung Chun Long
  • LI Lin
  • Forrest Rain Oliveros
  • Jessica Burrows
  • Luis Cabrera

Details about「WearDance」: hkballet.com/weardance