In light of the current situation, The Battle due to take place on 12 December 2020 (Saturday) has been cancelled. For more information please see our Ticketing Arrangements page or contact us at (852) 2200 0022,

Part dance off, part choreographed performance, The Battle is a cross-genre mix of street dance, contemporary dance, theatre and storytelling, revisiting the nature of "performance" and "competition". In this immersive, interactive experience, audiences are invited to participate as spectators and judges, or to join as battlers in an experimental dance battle.

Devised and created by Kenny Leung, The Battle invites amateur and professional movers, dancers, actors and theatre makers to come together to compete and play. Over the course of an evening, as impromptu stories unfold, participants battle it out to win over the audience and the judges, and to take the Grand Battle Prize.

Step into the mix – to mingle and watch or to take part and compete – as participants fight their way through a series of playful themed competition challenges that are interspersed with performance. Join us for an epic crossover experience.

Audience members wishing to compete in the battle should purchase a “Battler” ticket and complete the registration as instructed. Battlers are required to attend the afternoon pre-selection rounds from 1:00pm to 5:00pm on the day of the performance. Full details to be announced.

The Battle is presented as part of Cypher – an encounter with dance and movement live and online at Freespace this autumn.


Creative Team:
Artistic Director / Co-curator / Choreographer: Kenny Leung
Creative Assistant / Performer: Anson Chan
Creative Assistant / Performer: Rain@Strangers
Director / Playwright: Freddy Wong
Composer / Band Leader: Shumlokmanlego
Set Designer: Jan Wong
Lighting Designer: Zoe Cheung
Costume Designer: Ainsley So
Devising Performers: Ahching Wong, Candy Hung, David, Ivan Chan, Quinchy Ho
Producer: KALOS Productions (HK)

*Special thanks to Dever Chan for his participation at early stages of development.

Bboy Bigki
Dick Wong
Faye Leong*
Xing Liang
*by kind permission of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Battle Guests:
Andy Lee#
Bobby Lam
Chester Wong
Chiu Tung-tung
Felix Ke^
Kwok Chui-yi
Man of God
#by kind permission of Unlock Dancing Plaza
^by kind permission of City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC)

12 December 2020 (Saturday)

8:00pm (Ticketed performance and competition)
Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes including a 30-minute intermission

1:00pm (Closed door Pre-selection Rounds. Competitors only)
Approximately 4 hours

The Box, Freespace, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District (Getting to Freespace)

$210 (free seating)

Senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and a companion, wheelchair users and a companion, CSSA recipients and full-time students.Ticket holders must present proof of eligibility on admission.

Group Booking Discounts:
10% discount for purchases of 5–10 standard tickets (single transaction)
20% discount for purchases of 11–20 standard tickets (single transaction)
30% discount for purchases of 21 or more standard tickets (single transaction)


  • In line with the latest government regulations and in the interests of community health, the seating capacity is currently operating at reduced levels which may affect the admission and seating arrangement. Please check back for event announcements and updates.
  • Children under the age of 6 will not be admitted.
  • Latecomers will only be admitted at a suitable break.
  • For the safety of participants, visitors, artists and staff, please note the following health precautions:
    • Please provide contact information when purchasing tickets.
    • Please bring your own mask and wear it at all times in the venue.
    • Temperature checks will be carried out before admission. Visitors showing a temperature of 37.5°C or above will not be able to participate.
    • Special seating arrangements are being implemented. Please follow the instructions of our staff.
    • If you have travelled outside of Hong Kong in the past 14 days or are wearing a home quarantine tracking wristband, please wait until your quarantine period is over before visiting West Kowloon.
    • Special Arrangements in Response to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Ticketing Enquiries:
(852) 2200 0022,

Programme Enquiries:
Ms Tso (852) 2200 0822,

Adverse Weather Arrangements:
If a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is in force three hours before the start of the event, the event will be cancelled.

Presented and Co-produced by Freespace

Apparel prizes kindly provided by:


Promotion Partner:

Tickets available from 21 September 2020 (Monday) at 10:00am.

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