Media
16.7.2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Hong Kong Ballet presents

A special family-friendly production

Ballet Classics for Children: Carnival of the Animals


[Hong Kong – 16 July 2018] Kids of all ages will love Hong Kong Ballet’s charming port-of-entry into the world of ballet! Ballet Classics for Children: Carnival of the Animals is anchored by ballet-world superstar Alexei Ratmansky’s delightful Le Carnaval des Animaux (Carnival of the Animals) and features cameo appearances by a menagerie of characters like Swan Lake’s Little Swans, The Sleeping Beauty’s Puss-n-Boots and the beautiful Bluebird and more. Directed by David Liu and narrated by Rick Lau, this interactive educational programme for families is full of action, drama and humour. This popular series will include a live ballet ‘petting zoo’ at its six performances at Hong Kong Cultural Centre’s Studio Theatre 15-16 September 2018.


Ballet Classics for Children is an excellent first introduction to a live ballet performance for children as young as 3 years old. Shows usually sell out quickly, so get tickets early to avoid disappointment. Tickets are priced at $300 and $200 and are now available at URBTIX.


Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky, Marius Petipa

Director: David Liu

Script Writer and Narrator: Rick Lau

Music: Camille Saint-Saëns, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Set and Costume Design: Sandra Woodall, Peter Farmer, Mark Bailey


David Liu, Director

- Former Olympic figure skater 

- Ballet dancer trained at the School of American Ballet

- Artistic Director of the 2015 & 2018 Hong Kong Dance Awards

- Former Co-Artistic Director of the Ice Theatre of New York

- Choreographed for companies such as the City Contemporary Dance Company, Hong Kong Ballet and Singapore Dance Theatre


Rick Lau, Narrator/Script Writer

- Narrated and wrote scripts for the Ballet Classics For Children Series: Swan Lake, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty 

- HK-born Australian-trained musical theatre actor-singer-dancer and cabaret artist


Performance Details

Narration in Cantonese

15.9.2018 (Sat) 12:00 noon & 2:30pm

16.9.2018 (Sun) 5:00pm


Narration in English

15.9.2018 (Sat) 5:00pm

16.9.2018 (Sun) 12:00 noon & 2:30pm


Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

$300, $200


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 1 hour without 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.


15% off food and beverage at InterContinental Hong Kong

Ticket holders can enjoy 15% off food and beverage in all restaurants and bars at InterContinental Hong Kong before or after the performance upon presentation of their tickets on the performance date. For details, please call 2313 2323 or email to fb.hongkong@ihg.com.


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DOWNLOAD PRESS PHOTOS 

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Photo 1: Ballet Classics for Children: Carnival of the Animals promotional image | Dancers (From Top, Clockwise): Wu Di, Lai Pui Ki Peggy, Henry Seldon, Gao Ge, Lucas Jerkander (Till 2017/18 Season) | Creative: Design Army | Photography: Dean Alexander
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Photo 2: Ballet Classics for Children: Carnival of the Animals promotional image | Dancers (From Top): Lai Pui Ki Peggy, Henry Seldon, Gao Ge, Wu Di, Lucas Jerkander (Till 2017/18 Season) | Creative: Design Army | Photography: Dean Alexander
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Photo 3: Carnival of the Animals | Hong Kong Ballet Dancers | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
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Photo 4: Carnival of the Animals | Dancer: Liu Miaomiao | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
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Photo 5: Carnival of the Animals | Dancers: Wang Qingxin, Li Jiabo and Hong Kong Ballet Dancers | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
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Photo 6: Carnival of the Animals | Hong Kong Ballet Dancers | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
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Photo 7: Carnival of the Animals | Dancers: Wang Qingxin and Hong Kong Ballet Dancers | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco

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.


For further information, please contact:

Nick Chan

Director of Marketing

T: 2105 9716

M: 9728 1777

nick_chan@hkballet.com