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Children’s Audition for 

Le Corsaire and 

The Nutcracker 2017

Application deadline: 5:00pm, Friday 4 August 2017


Hong Kong Ballet will stage two full-length productions of Le Corsaire from 3-5 and 10-12 November 2017 and The Nutcracker from 15-17, 19-20 and 22-26 December 2017 at the Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre.



The seamless choreography in Anna-Marie Holmes’s Le Corsaire vividly depicts an exotic fable of a dashing pirate’s love for a beautiful harem girl. Featuring one of the most breathtaking spectacles in all ballet, this production has captive maidens, rich pashas, suspenseful abductions dramatic rescues and a poisoned rose, all culminating in an unexpected shipwreck.


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The Nutcracker is Hong Kong’s ultimate family holiday tradition, and the Company will present Australian choreographer Terence Kohler’s version of the splendor and magic of Clara and Fritz’s grand adventure! Journey into the dollhouse and up the larger-than-life Christmas tree to behold the heroic Nutcracker defeat the evil Rat King and to reunite with the Ballerina, his true love!


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We are inviting young talent to audition for roles in the Jardin Animée scene of Le Corsaire and roles of  Clärchen’s Family Members, Mice, Waltz of the Flowers in The Nutcracker. Successful applicants will have this special opportunity to share the stage with our Company dancers!


The audition for both productions will be held on 3 September 2017 at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Details are as follows:

DateSunday, 3 September 2017
TimeRegistration: 9:15AM (GR3 rehearsal studio)
Audition: 10:00AM – 1:00PM (GR2 rehearsal studio)
Venue8/F, Backstage, Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui

Please see the requirements
for each role below:


Children's roles in Le Corsaire


Little children in the Jardin Animée scene:

  • Current ballet student (boys and girls) between 8 - 10 years old (on or before 3 November 2017)
  • Measure 125cm - 135cm in height
  • Demonstrate natural acting (miming) talent and musicality
  • Have a natural sense of free movement
  • Be able to learn quickly
  • Dance experience is an advantage
  • Confidence in stage performance
  • Must be able to attend ALL rehearsals and performances
Dancing role in the Jardin Animée:
  • Current ballet student (girls only) between 10 - 12 years old (on or before 3 November 2017)
  • Measure 135cm - 150cm in height
  • Exhibit exceptional classical ballet training
  • Show a love of ballet through movement
  • Good feet and physique is an advantage
  • Be able to learn quickly
  • Confidence in stage performance
  • Must be able to attend ALL rehearsals and performances


Children's roles in The Nutcracker


Members of Clärchen’s Family:

  • Current ballet students (boys or girls) between 7 and 13 years old (on 15 December 2017)
  • Measure between 130cm and 140cm in height
  • Demonstrate natural acting (miming) talent and musicality
  • Be able to learn quickly
  • Possess basic ballet training and stage charisma
  • Dance experience is an advantage
  • Confidence in stage performance
  • Must be able to attend ALL rehearsals and performances

Mice:

  • Current ballet students (boys or girls) between 10 and 14 years old (on 15 December 2017)
  • Measure between 140cm and 150cm in height
  • Demonstrate a great sense of energy and vitality
  • Have a natural sense of free movement
  • Be able to learn quickly
  • Some dance experience is an advantage
  • Must be able to attend ALL rehearsals and performances

Waltz of the Flowers:

  • Current ballet students (girls only) between 11 and 13 years old (on 15 December 2017)
  • Measure between 135cm and 150cm in height
  • Exhibit exceptional classical ballet training (some steps require technical proficiency)
  • Be able to show a love of ballet through movement
  • Be able to learn quickly
  • Can confidently perform on stage
  • Good feet and physique is an advantage
  • Must be able to attend ALL rehearsals and performances

Application guidelines:

  • Deadline for application submission: 5:00pm on Friday, 4 August 2017
  • Audition capacity: 200 candidates in total. Qualified registrants will be notified on a first-come, first-served basisPlease note that applying for a place does not guarantee an audition invitation.
  • We accept applications via email (audition@hkballet.com) ONLY. Each email application will register ONLY ONE candidate.
  • Only individual applications will be accepted.
  • You will receive an auto-reply upon submission of application. Please note that this acknowledgement does not
    guarantee a place at the audition.
  • Late submissions or incomplete registration forms will not be processed under any circumstances.
  • Multiple applications for the same candidate will result in them losing their chance at auditioning.
  • Hong Kong Ballet's decision on all matters relating to the audition is final.

Tentative rehearsal schedule

Le Corsaire

The Nutcracker


Application form

Please click here to download 


Please submit your application by email with the subject: “Children’s Audition for Le Corsaire and The Nutcracker 2017”. We ONLY accept applications via email audition@hkballet.com, and other forms of submission will not be considered. Our apologies for any inconvenience caused. 


Announcement of invitation to audition:

A list of those invited to audition will be posted on our website on Friday, 11 August 2017.


Announcement of audition results:

The applicants who have been selected to participate in the production will receive an individual e-mail notification by Friday, 8 September 2017.


Enquiries:

  • For enquiries, please email audition@hkballet.com or contact Miss Renee Chan at 2105 9756 from 10:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday. Emails are preferred.           
  • Due to the high volume of emails, please avoid emailing us for a confirmation of application if you have already received an auto-reply from our system.