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26.10.2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Hong Kong Ballet Rings in the Festive Season with
FANCL Proudly Presents The Nutcracker

[Hong Kong – 26 October 2018] Enchanting children and adults alike since its first performance, FANCL Proudly Presents The Nutcracker continues a beloved holiday tradition with its seventh annual Hong Kong Ballet production featuring Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, iconic score performed live by Hong Kong Sinfonietta.


This all-time ballet favourite sweeps Clara and Fritz into a magical dollhouse on Christmas Eve where they embark on a thrilling adventure to help the brave Nutcracker conquer the sinister Rat King and reunite with his Ballerina true love. Audiences will be enchanted by this wondrous world filled with mischievous rats, valiant toy soldiers, dramatic sword fights, glittering snowflakes and captivating dolls.


For the third consecutive year, Title Sponsor FANCL sponsors this timeless classic by acclaimed Australian choreographer Terence Kohler, who created this production especially for Hong Kong Ballet. This year FANCL invites their spokesperson - Hong Kong actress Annie Liu to make exciting cameo appearances on 14 December at 7:30pm and on 15 December at 2:30pm in a special role tailored for her.


Artistic Director Septime Webre enthuses, “The Nutcracker is filled with such magical sensibility - it’s witty, musical and breathtakingly beautiful. Combined with Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, it becomes something amazing and an unforgettable experience for the entire family to enjoy together.”


The production will run from 14-16, 19-23 and 25-26 December 2018 at the Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre for 16 performances. Tickets are available at URBTIX now and are priced at $680, $480, $320 and $180, with VIP tickets at $1,000. Embrace the magic of festive season with your loved ones at this joyful holiday event!


Creative Team
Choreography
Terence Kohler
Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Dramaturge Clair Sauran
Set & Costume Design Jordi Roig
Lighting Design David Bofarull
Painters Jordi Castells & Quique Conde
Live Accompaniment Hong Kong Sinfonietta
Conductor Paolo Bortolameolli

Performance details
14-16, 19-23, 25-26.12.2018 7:30pm
15-16, 22-23, 25-26.12.2018 2:30pm
Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
$1,000 (Limited VIP Tickets)
$680 $480 $320 $180 | * $340 $240 $160 $90
* Available for full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above and people with
disabilities


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 2 hours with 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% off
(First two tickets)
CCDC Dance Inspirations / Student 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 intermission to receive a coupon for a free drink. Each ticket stub is valid for one free drink only.


FANCL x HKBallet The Nutcracker Exclusive Privilege

The Nutcracker ticket holders are entitled toredeem a complimentary FANCL x HK Ballet “The Nutcracker” Doll - Christmas Edition at selected FANCL shops in Hong Kong, from 1 December 2018 to 15 January 2019!


This complimentary redemption is only valid from 1 December 2018 to 15 January 2019.
Redemption available at the following shops: The ONE, Tsim Sha Tsui; The Sun Arcade, Tsim Sha Tsui; Festival Walk, Kowloon Tong; MOKO, Mong Kok; Windsor House, Causeway Bay; Cityplaza, Taikoo Shing; MTR Central Station, Central; Nan Fung Place, Sheung Wan
Original ticket or ticket stub must be presented for redemption
Each ticket or ticket stub can be redeemed once only
The redemption is subject to a first-come-first-served basis while stocks last
Terms and conditions apply
In case of any dispute, FANCL reserves the right to make final decision
For more incredible promotions, check out the exciting details at iFANCL HK Mobile App!

 

Exclusive Champagne Appreciation Session with Perrier-Jouët Champagne

$1,000 (VIP) and $680 ticket holders of The Nutcracker can enjoy a complimentary Exclusive Champagne Appreciation Session hosted by Hong Kong Ballet's Champagne Partner Perrier-Jouët Champagne. To RSVP, please send your name, phone number and a copy of The Nutcracker ticket stub to Ophelia.Hui@pernod-ricard.com or Dominic.Hu@pernod-ricard.com. For enquiries, please contact Ms Hui at 2398 3636 or Mr Hu at 2378 7965.


Participant must be aged 18 or above
Original ticket stub must be presented for entrance
One ticket stub admits one person for one entry only
Limited quota; first-come, first-served
Date of the Exclusive Champagne Appreciation Session to be determined
Terms and conditions apply
In case of any dispute, Perrier-Jouët Champagne reserves the right to make final decision


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.

Terms and conditions apply 
This offer is not applicable on 24-25 December 
Enquiries: 2313 2323 | fb.hongkong@ihg.com
Website: www.hongkong-ic.intercontinental.com


HKB Up-Close


Pre-performance Talks

16.12.2018 Sun 2:20pm – 2:20pm [Conducted in Cantonese]

16.12.2018 Sun 7:00pm – 7:20pm [Conducted in English]

Level 2 Foyer, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

The programme is approximately 20 minutes long

Free admission with The Nutcracker tickets


Pre-performance Parent-Child Workshop 

15.12.2018 Sat 11:15am – 12:30pm (FULL)

16.12.2018 Sun 10:30am – 11:45pm (FULL)

Fee: $160* per pair (One adult with one child per pair)

GR3, 8/F, Grand Theatre Backstage, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

*10% discount off for Friends of Hong Kong Ballet


Suitable for ages 4 – 9 with a parent 

Each child must be accompanied by an adult

Conducted in Cantonese and English 

For The Nutcracker ticket holders, Friends of Hong Kong Ballet or Ballet Family Club Members only

Advance registration required 

Registration Details: hkballet.com/workshop


Sneak Peek

Exclusive for Friends of Hong Kong Ballet 
Invitation emails with more details will be sent closer to the date



Title Sponsor


Beauty and Health Partner
Champagne Partner
Make-Up Partner

International Media Partner 
Media Partner
                                                                                               


DOWNLOAD PRESS PHOTOS 

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The Nutcracker Promotional Image | Hong Kong Dancers | Photographer: Ricky Lo
Photo 1: FANCL Proudly Presents The Nutcracker promotional image | Dancer: Jonathan Spigner | Creative: Design Army | Photography: Dean Alexander
The Nutcracker Promotional Image | Hong Kong Ballet Dancers | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
Photo 2: FANCL Proudly Presents The Nutcracker promotional image | Dancers (From Left): Xia Jun, Wu Di | Creative: Design Army | Photography: Dean Alexander
The Nutcracker Promotional Image | Hong Kong Ballet Dancers | Photographer: Ricky Lo
Photo 3: FANCL Proudly Presents The Nutcracker promotional image | Dancer: Dong Ruixue | Creative: Design Army | Photography: Dean Alexander
The Nutcracker Promotional Image | Hong Kong Ballet Dancers | Photographer: Ricky Lo
Photo 4: FANCL Proudly Presents The Nutcracker promotional image | Dancer: Chen Zhiyao | Creative: Design Army | Photography: Dean Alexander
The Nutcracker Promotional Image | Dancers: Lai Nok Sze Vanessa, Lucas Jerkander | Photographer: Ricky Lo
Photo 5: FANCL Proudly Presents The Nutcracker promotional image | Dancers: Gao Ge, Lucas Jerkander (till 2018) | Creative: Design Army | Photography: Dean Alexander
The Nutcracker Promotional Image | Dancers: Shen Jie, Li Lin | Photographer: Ricky Lo
Photo 6: FANCL Proudly Presents The Nutcracker promotional image | Dancers: Gao Ge, Lucas Jerkander (till 2018) | Creative: Design Army | Photography: Dean Alexander
The Nutcracker Promotional Image | Dancers: Li Jiabo, Wei Wei | Photographer: Ricky Lo
Photo 7: FANCL Proudly Presents The Nutcracker promotional image | Dancers (from left): Liu Miaomiao, Lauma Berga | Creative: Design Army | Photography: Dean Alexander
The Nutcracker Promotional Image | Dancers: Li Jiabo | Photographer: Ricky Lo
Photo 8: FANCL Proudly Presents The Nutcracker | Dancers (from left): Gary Corpuz, Li Jiabo | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
The Nutcracker | Dancers: Ye Feifei, Li Jiabo | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
Photo 9: FANCL Proudly Presents The Nutcracker | Dancers (from left): Dong Ruixue, Shen Jie | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
The Nutcracker | Dancers: Ye Feifei, Li Jiabo | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
Photo 10: FANCL Proudly Presents The Nutcracker | Hong Kong Ballet Dancers | Photographer: Kitmin Lee
The Nutcracker | Dancers (from left): Davit Vardanyan (till 2017), Wei Wei | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
Photo 11: FANCL Proudly Presents The Nutcracker | Dancers (from left): Dong Ruixue, Shen Jie | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
The Nutcracker | Hong Kong Ballet Dancers | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
Photo 12: FANCL Proudly Presents The Nutcracker | Dancers (from left): Chen Zhiyao, Xia Jun | Photographer: Kitmin Lee
The Nutcracker | Hong Kong Ballet Dancers | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
Photo 13: FANCL Proudly Presents The Nutcracker | 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.


About FANCL

FANCL was founded in 1980, possesses world-class product research and development technology, manufacturing preservative-free cosmetics and nutritional supplements to eliminate cosmetics-related skin problems, and offering customers a comprehensive health and nutrition support. FANCL has always promoted the “Less is More” culture, which aims to make our convoluted world more simple and direct in order to drive positive changes in people’s quality of life.

For further information, please contact:


Nick Chan

Director of Marketing

T: 2105 9716

M: 9728 1777

nick_chan@hkballet.com