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30.10.2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Hong Kong Audiences Thrilled by China Everbright Ltd. proudly presents Giselle

A classic ballet continues to delight in its second week


[Hong Kong – 30 October 2018] A timeless story with supernatural drama, China Everbright Ltd. proudly presents Giselle is a rollercoaster romance of first love, deceit, betrayal and forgiveness. Audiences praised the newly staged production by Septime Webre and South African ballet artist Charla Genn, and were moved by the exceptional performances last week by Venus Villa and Li Jiabo and Chen Zhiyao and Li Lin, in the lead roles of Giselle and Albrecht, respectively.


Partnered by ballet superstar Marcelo Gomes, former Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theatre, Principal Dancer Jin Yao enthralled audiences at her farewell evening performances on 26 and 27 October. After the 27 October show when she took her final bow, there was a special tribute session onstage for Jin Yao featuring a sentimental video montage of her years at the Company, bouquets of fragrant flowers. Her enthusiastic fans took many photos and had the opportunity to bid farewell to her at the post-performance autograph session.


On 27 October, the Company hosted a cocktail reception which was attended by many guests. With China Everbright Ltd.’s generous donation to the Accessibility Fund for the third consecutive year, two beneficiary organisations, We R Family Foundation and Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Tuen Mun Integrated Services Centre received complimentary tickets for 45 people to attend the 28 October matinee performance.


Four more Giselle performances will be staged in the second week, featuring guest stars Sarah Lane and Matthew Golding, who will partner Principal Dancers Wei Wei and Ye Feifei, respectively. Venus Villa will dance with Shen Jie.


 3 Nov 2:30pm3 Nov 7:30pm4 Nov 2:30pm4 Nov 7:30pm
GiselleVenus VillaYe FeifeiSarah LaneYe Feifei
AlbrechtShen JieMatthew GoldingWei WeiMatthew Golding
MyrthaGao GeWang QingxinGao GeWang Qingxin
HilarionLi LinLi JiaboLi LinLi Jiabo
Peasant
Pas de Deux
Dong Ruixue
Xia Jun
Chen Zhiyao
Li Lin
Dong Ruixue
Xia Jun
Venus Villa
Shen Jie
BertheLindzay ChanLindzay ChanLindzay ChanLindzay Chan

The production continues its run 3-4 Nov 2018 at the Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Tickets are priced at $680, $480, $280 and $140, with VIP tickets at $1,000. Tickets are available at URBTIX now.


About Giselle

This is the poignant story of an innocent, kind-hearted peasant girl who falls in love with a handsome young villager, Albrecht, but soon discovers that he has lied to her – not only is he a nobleman and not a peasant, but he is also engaged to be married. Learning of her sweetheart’s deceit breaks Giselle’s heart, and she goes mad before succumbing to an untimely and tragic death. In revenge for Giselle’s loss, the Wilis, the vengeful spirits of brides who died before their wedding day, condemn Albrecht to dance until he dies. However, Giselle’s enduring love manages to protect him until daybreak, when the spell is broken and Giselle and the Wilis fade away, leaving Albrecht alone and full of sorrow.


Guest Appearances

Sarah Lane 4.11.2018, 2:30pm
Matthew Golding 3 & 4.11.2018, 7:30pm


Performance Details

3-4.11.2018 Sat – Sun 2:30pm & 7:30pm

4 performances 

Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre 

$1,000 (Limited VIP Tickets) 

$680 $480 $280 $140 | * $340 $240 $140 $70

* Available for full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above and people with disabilities


Tickets available at URBTIX now
Ticketing Enquiries: 3761 6661
Credit Card Booking: 2111 5999
Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk
Programme Enquiries: 2105 9724

Suitable for ages 3 and above

The presenter reserves the right to alter the programme and artists

The performance lasts approximately two hours, including one intermission


Discounts

50% offFull-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities (Limited tickets for students and senior citizens available on a first-come, first-served basis. This discount cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts.)
15% offFriends of The Hong Kong Ballet
10% offCCDC Dance Inspirations Card holders, Members of Chung Ying Theatre’s Energy Fun Club Plus, Friends of HKCO, Friends of HKDC Prestige Members, HK Phil Club Bravo members, Members of HKRep Pals, Zuni’s Friends, Fringe Club Members, Hong Kong Dance Alliance members, Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association members and HKBU Foundation members
Group Booking10% off for every purchase of 10-19 tickets at regular price,
15% off for 20-40 tickets
Patrons can enjoy only one of the above discounts for each purchase.
Discounts are not applicable to $1,000 VIP tickets


$1,000 VIP Ticket Holders Special Privilege
Present your ticket stub to Hong Kong Ballet’s reception counter (Level 2 Foyer, Hong Kong Cultural Centre) before the performance or during the intermission to receive a coupon for a free drink. Each ticket stub is valid for one free drink only.


15% off food and beverages at InterContinental Hong Kong
Ticket holders can enjoy 15% off food and beverages at all restaurants and bars at InterContinental Hong Kong before or after the performance upon presentation of their tickets on the performance date. 

Terms and conditions apply. 

Enquiries: 2313 2323 /fb.hongkong@ihg.com
Website: hongkong-ic.intercontinental.com


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Photo 1: Giselle | Dancers (from left): Jin Yao, Marcelo Gomes and Hong Kong Ballet Dancers | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
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Photo 2: Giselle | Dancers (from left): Venus Villa and Li Jiabo | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
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Photo 3: Giselle | Dancers (from left): Chen Zhiyao and Li Lin | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
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Photo 4: Giselle | Hong Kong Ballet Dancers | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
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Photo 5: Giselle | Hong Kong Ballet Dancers | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
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Photo 6:  Giselle | Hong Kong Ballet Dancers | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco

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Photo 7: Giselle | Dancers (from left): Xia Jun and Yang Ruiqi | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
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Photo 8: Giselle | Dancer: Shen Jie | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
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Photo 9:  Giselle | Dancer: Ye Feifei | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
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Photo 10: Giselle | Hong Kong Ballet Dancers | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
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Photo 11: We R Family Foundation and Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Tuen Mun Integrated Services Centre
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Photo 12: We R Family Foundation and Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Tuen Mun Integrated Services Centre
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Photo 13: Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Tuen Mun Integrated Services Centre
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Photo 14:  We R Family Foundation

About Hong Kong Ballet

An eclectic mix of talent, a balance of classical and contemporary works, and a unique repertoire are the trademarks of Hong Kong Ballet, Asia’s premier ballet company. Internationally recognised and acclaimed for its creativity, talent and artistry, the Company, led by Artistic Director Septime Webre, is committed to providing captivating experiences that delight and inspire audiences from all walks of life, both at home and abroad.

About China Everbright Limited (“Everbright”)

Everbright (stock code: 165.HK) is China Everbright Group’s largest cross-border asset-management and investment platform. By the end of June 2018, the asset scale of the 55 domestic and overseas funds managed by Everbright exceeded HKD138.9 billion. Through its managed funds and principals, Everbright has invested in more than 300 companies in China and around the world respectively. Its investments include real estate, healthcare, new energy, infrastructure, high-tech, high-end manufacturing, fintech, cultural consumption and many other industries. Among them, more than 150 companies have already exited through listings or mergers and acquisitions in China and overseas markets, with outstanding investment performance. For more information about Everbright, please visit www.everbright.com.  

For further information, please contact:
Nick Chan
Director of Marketing
T: (852) 2105 9716
M: (852) 9728 1777
nick_chan@hkballet.com