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Hong Kong Ballet
Hong Kong Ballet

One of the premier classical ballet companies in Asia, Hong Kong Ballet (HKB) is internationally recognised as a top institution that represents Hong Kong’s unique character. Since its inception in 1979, HKB has evolved into a vibrant performing arts organisation with a strong repertoire composed of a range of artistic and technically challenging productions, showcasing our exceptional dancers. Mr Septime Webre, former Artistic Director of The Washington Ballet, joined HKB as its new Artistic Director in July.

With nearly 50 dancers from Hong Kong, Mainland China, Europe and the US. as well as other parts of Asia, the Company has won recognition in recent years both regionally and internationally. In 2017, Company dancer Zhi-yao Chen was awarded Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer at the 19th Hong Kong Dance Awards, where HKB also won Outstanding Large Venue Production and Outstanding Ensemble Performance for Lady of the Camellias and Swan Lake, respectively. Overseas, the Company also garnered two nominations in 2014 for Prix Benois de la Danse, held annually in Moscow at the Bolshoi Theatre.

The Company’s repertoire includes full-length ballets, the finest classical and neo-classical works of the 19th to 21st centuries, acclaimed contemporary ballets and abridged classic productions choreographed especially for children. HKB performs works by today’s most sought-after choreographers including Nacho Duato, Alexei Ratmansky, Jiři Kylian and Christian Spuck, in addition to commissioned works by Jorma Elo, Cynthia Harvey, Yuri Ng, Xin-peng Wang, Terence Kohler, Peter Quanz and Kinsun Chan. In this season, the repertoire will include the Company's premiere of one of Christopher Wheeldon’s ballets.

With more than 40 tours in 10 countries, Hong Kong Ballet recently made appearances at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in the US. and at New York’s renowned Fall For Dance Festival, in addition to performances in Japan and Macau. The Company’s three-week long North American Tour throughout Ontario, Canada and to New York in March 2016 was enthusiastically received and garnered wide critical acclaim. To celebrate the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR)’s 20th anniversary, the Company embarks on an exciting four-city China tour to Beijing, Hangzhou, Shanghai and Jinan for seven performances in June 2017.

Additionally, the Company’s Education and Community Outreach Department collaborates regularly with the Government of HKSAR’s Leisure and Cultural Services Department to create inspiring programmes that engage students and the wider Hong Kong community with the art of ballet. In 2014, HKB’s endeavours were recognised with the Hong Kong Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Youth and Community Dance.

Hong Kong Ballet’s unique character proudly embodies the dynamic vitality of its home city. One of Hong Kong’s most prominent performing arts groups, the Company is proud of its past and is excited for its bright future ahead.