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11.7.2017
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Hong Kong Ballet’s Mainland China Tour 2017
Received with Tremendous Enthusiasm


[Hong Kong – 11 July 2017] Celebrating the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR)’s 20th anniversary, Hong Kong Ballet’s four-city China tour to Beijing, Hangzhou, Shanghai and Jinan last month was met with enthusiastic applause and critical acclaim. As a key flagship arts organisation in Hong Kong, the Company proudly served as a cultural ambassador to mainland audiences and performed for fans in Hangzhou and Jinan for the very first time. The tour was generously sponsored by the Government of the HKSAR and Official Tour Sponsor China Everbright Ltd. with PUMA as the Tour Uniform Partner.


From 16 to 28 June, the Company gave a total of seven performances that included John Meehan’s Swan Lake as well as an inspiring mixed bill programme consisting of two Jiří Kylián works, Petite Mort and Sechs Tänze, Fei Bo’s Shenren Chang and Jorma Elo’s Shape of Glow, reaching a total of over 6,000 audience members. The strong ensemble performed on the stages of Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center, Hangzhou Grand Theatre, Shanghai Poly Grand Theatre and Shandong Grand Theatre, and was praised by critics on its versatility, artistry and technical excellence.


Also celebrating its 20th anniversary of inception, Official Tour Sponsor China Everbright Ltd. hosted a Gala Night Cocktail Reception at Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center on 17 June, which was attended by Mr Kevin So, Management Decision Committee Member and Director of CEO Office of China Everbright Ltd. and other special guests who had the opportunity to be photographed with Hong Kong Ballet’s exceptional dancers: Ye Feifei, Li Jiabo, Shen Jie, Wei Wei, Dong Ruixue, Lucas Jerkander, Yang Ruiqi, Wang Qingxin and Lin Chang-yuan Kyle.




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Hong Kong Ballet’s group photo
Photo 1: Hong Kong Ballet’s group photo at Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center
Swan Lake
Photo 2: Curtain call after the Swan Lake performance at Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center
China Everbright Ltd. 20th Anniversary Presents Swan Lake Gala Night in Beijing
Photo 3: China Everbright Ltd. 20th Anniversary Presents Swan Lake Gala Night in Beijing
Group Photo
Photo 4 (from left): Li Jiabo, Principal Dancers of Hong Kong Ballet; Dr Johan Stjernholm; Ms Flora Zeta Cheong-Leen; Mr Kevin So, Management Decision Committee Member and Director of CEO Office, China Everbright Ltd.; Mr Chen Rongkai, Vice President of Lenovo Group China; Mr Paul Tam, Executive Director of Hong Kong Ballet; Wang Qingxin, Member of Corps de Ballet of Hong Kong Ballet
Group Photo
Photo 5 (from left): Naomi Yuzawa, Coryphée of Hong Kong Ballet; Mr Kevin So; Mr Paul Tam; Wei Wei, Principal Dancer of Hong Kong Ballet
Guests from China Everbright Ltd.
Photo 6: Guests from China Everbright Ltd.
Group Photo
Photo 7 (from left): Lin Chang-yuan Kyle, Member of Corps de Ballet of Hong Kong Ballet; Yang Ruiqi, Coryphée of Hong Kong Ballet; Mr Kevin So; Ms Flora Zeta Cheong-Leen; Li Jiabo, Principal Dancers of Hong Kong Ballet; Wang Qingxin; Dr Johan Stjernholm
Group Photo
Photo 8 (from left): Guest from China Everbright Ltd.; Mr Kevin So; Guest from China Everbright Ltd.; Dong Ruixue, Soloist of Hong Kong Ballet; Shen Jie, Principal Dancer of Hong Kong Ballet
Guests from China Everbright Ltd.
Photo 9: Guests from China Everbright Ltd.
Group Photo
Photo 10 (from left): Lin Chang-yuan Kyle, Guests from China Everbright Ltd., Yang Ruiqi
Guests from China Everbright Ltd.
Photo 11: Guests from China Everbright Ltd.
Guests from China Everbright Ltd.
Photo 12: Guests from China Everbright Ltd.
Production Backdrop of Swan Lake
Photo 13: Production Backdrop of Swan Lake in Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center
Group Photo
Photo 14 (from left): Lucas Jerkander, Soloist of Hong Kong Ballet; Mr Kevin So; Ye Feifei, Principal Dancer of Hong Kong Ballet; Ryo Kato, Soloist of Hong Kong Ballet (till 2017)
Group Photo
Photo 15: Mr Kevin So, Guests from China Everbright Ltd., Mr Paul Tam, Hong Kong Ballet Dancers
workshop
Photo 16: Our Corp de Ballet member Leung Saulong giving a fun workshop to a group of tiny little ballerinas in Beijing
Hong Kong Ballet Dancers
Photo 17 (from left): Li Jiabo, Lucas Jerkander, Li Lin, Jiang Pengfei (till 2017), Leung Chunglong, Wu Di and Lin Chang-yuan Kyle at Hangzhou
Hong Kong Ballet Dancers
Photo 18: Leung Chunlong and Law Lok Huen Tirion posing outside the Shanghai Poly Grand Theatre
Group Photo
Photo 19: Press Conference at Shanghai (from left): Mr Liang Jing, Senior Ballet Master of Hong Kong Ballet; Li Jiabo; Ms Victoria Tang, Director, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Affairs, Shanghai of the HKSAR; Jin Yao, Principal Dancer of Hong Kong Ballet; Wei Wei; Mr Paul Tam
Hong Kong Ballet Dancers at Shandong Grand Theatre
Photo 20: Hong Kong Ballet Dancers at Shandong Grand Theatre
About China Everbright Limited
China Everbright Limited (“CEL”, stock code: 165.HK) is the largest overseas cross-border asset management and investment platform of China Everbright Group. It is the second-largest shareholder of Everbright Securities (stock code: 601788.SH, 6178.HK) and a strategic shareholder of China Everbright Bank (stock code: 601818.SH, 6818.HK), the controlling shareholder of the Hong Kong-listed China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited (stock code: 1848.HK), the largest shareholder of Shanghai Jiabao Industry & Commerce (Group) Co., Ltd (stock code: 600622.SH) and the second-largest shareholder of the Singapore-listed Ying Li International Real Estate Limited (stock code: 5DM. SGX). As at end-2016, CEL managed 36 funds with a total fundraising amount of more than HK$87.5 billion. Everbright Group, the parent company of CEL, is a state-owned financial conglomerate with AUM of approximately RMB4,400 billion as at end-2016. For more information about CEL, please visit www.everbright165.com.


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 is committed to providing captivating experiences that delight and inspire audiences from all walks of life, both at home and abroad. Mr Septime Webre, former Artistic Director of The Washington Ballet, will join the Company as its new Artistic Director starting in July.


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Nick Chan

Director of Marketing

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nick_chan@hkballet.com