Canaan is a beautiful place which is so resourceful that it becomes an endless provider. It is a blessed land that nurtures beauty and kindness. I hope I can contribute to the society through hosting international competitions in Hong Kong with the aim to discover talents in dance and nurture them into great dancers by which building a strong foundation for nurturing more outstanding world class dancers in the long run.

 

Star of Canaan, “Star” means the horizons that all dancers pursue and dream of egardless of their age or ability. Star is literally the shining star up above the sky that is beyond our reach. “Star” therefore resembles the ultimate goal all dancers are pursuing which is the “state of perfection” in dance. Despite all hardship and difficulties, we still persist on and strive to be closer to such “Star”, trying our best to pursue the “state of perfection”. This “Star” leads us to our way of success and guides us to feel the true essence of dance; it also symbolizes the kind of motivation we need.

 

Star of Canaan Dance Competition is a stage for all future great dancers, may all young dance talents showcase your knowledge and skills in dance. On this stage, each competitor is a winner, as you all dance for the “state of perfection” that you envision! Only those who surpass themselves and showcase the true essence they learn from dance can win the audience cheer and applaud. “Challenge yourself, inspire others” is the aim of SCD IBC let each dancer to showcase their talents and attain the horizons which is hard to reach. The tough training you go through, the great effort that you pay and the pain that you tolerate; may you all share your feeling and experience with us here. Do challenge yourself, surpass yourself and dance with confidence; that is what we as audience what to see.

 

May all of us feel the passion you have for dance! May today become the starting point for tomorrow! At this moment, may all dancers enjoy the joy comes from dance.

 

迦南美地是一個取之不盡,用之不竭,更是孕育美善之人的福地。我們希望透過每年的比賽,發掘舞蹈的人才,帶領他們創造自己的舞蹈事業。培養國際級舞蹈家是我們的期望,將香港建設成舞蹈藝術的福地是我們的目標。

 

迦南之星「星」的意義在於舞者所追求的一個藝術境界。「星」是永遠捉不到,就好像舞蹈藝術,達不到完美、但可以追求完美。這夥星引領著我們邁向成功的方向,帶領我們去感受舞蹈藝術真理的象徵。「挑戰自己,啓發別人」是SCD IBC的宗旨,今天的舞台是挑戰自已的平台。如果只為著勝過別人而跳舞,你會永遠輸給自己,更會失去你原有的藝術氣質。

 

舞蹈比賽的目的是藉著比賽的訓練過程,來強化技巧、磨練意志、挑戰極限、建立信心。這些都是舞者不能缺乏的必備條件。

 

先懂得為自己而跳舞、才懂得享受別人的掌聲,嚐過幕後的煎熬、才體會到幕前的燦爛。希望今天你們都能享受在舞台上的每一刻,帶著輕鬆的心情盡情起舞。

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