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20.8.2018
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Special Charity Night of ALICE (in wonderland)
Raises Funds for Hong Kong Ballet’s Education/Outreach Programmes


[Hong Kong – 20 August 2018] On 18 August, Hong Kong Ballet hosted “Hong Kong Ballet Charity Night: ALICE (in wonderland)” at the ALICE (in wonderland) performance at Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre at 7:30pm. This special fundraising event specifically raised money for Hong Kong Ballet’s award-winning education and community outreach programmes, which allow members of underserved communities and those with special needs to watch Hong Kong Ballet performances free of charge. It also provided an opportunity to actively engage with the next generation of ballet audiences through the involved Charity Night Committee members.


Organising Committee Chair Gillian Ho, Committee members Cheryl Chan, Sharon Cheng and Samantha Kuo proudly hosted the Charity Night and placed special emphasis on outreach to young people in their 20s and 30s. They were joined by over 40 special guests including Amanda Tung, Caitlin Cheng and many more.


Gillian Ho enthused, “I’m thrilled and honoured to organise such a meaningful event with the other Committee members. All of us enjoyed a fun night and successfully raised funds for Hong Kong Ballet to deliver transformative experiences for the city’s underprivileged communities through ballet performances and education/outreach activities.”


Additionally, a pre-party for over 50 guests was held in the evening of 15 August at The Music Room at Potato Head Hong Kong. Cheryl Chan explained, “The ticket surplus from our guests will contribute to the Company’s Accessibility Fund, which goes directly towards the purchase of tickets for underserved groups and individuals. It’s important for young people to get more involved in both the arts and serving the community, and I’m glad I can do my part.”


Sharon Cheng reasoned, “It will create opportunities for underserved communities by providing free tickets to those who might not otherwise have the chance to experience a ballet performance. I hope that more people will be aware of these worthwhile events in the future.”


Samantha Kuo added, “We hope to encourage more people to donate to Hong Kong Ballet so that they can continue to educate the next generation of audiences and support the development of the arts in Hong Kong. Everyone should be given the opportunity to experience ballet.”


Each of the five performances of ALICE at Hong Kong Cultural Centre last week was a full house. The remaining five shows at Yuen Long Theatre have also been sold out.


Hong Kong Ballet Charity Night: ALICE (in wonderland) Organising Committee

Ms Gillian Ho (Chair)

Ms Cheryl Chan

Ms Sharon Cheng

Ms Samantha Kuo


ALICE (in wonderland) Performance Details

24-26.8.2018

Fri 7:30pm | Sat 2:30pm & 7:30pm | Sun 2:30pm & 7:30pm

Auditorium, Yuen Long Theatre

$300, $200, $100 | * $150, $100, $50

Five performances with recorded music 

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


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Family Fun Workshop

25.8.2018 Sat 1:45pm –  2:15pm

Foyer Exhibition Corner, Yuen Long Theatre 

Free admission

Enquiries: education@hkballet.com



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Photo 1: Hong Kong Ballet Charity Night: ALICE (in wonderland) Organising Committee (from left): Ms Samantha Kuo, Ms Sharon Cheng, Ms Gillian Ho (Chair) and Ms Cheryl Chan
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Photo 2 (from left): Ms Sharon Cheng, Ms Samantha Kuo, Ms Gillian Ho and Ms Cheryl Chan
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Photo 3 (from left): Brooklyn Mack, Guest Principal Dancer; Zhang Xuening, Member of Corps de Ballet of Hong Kong Ballet; Ms Sharon Cheng; Ms Gillian Ho; Ms Samantha Kuo; Ms Cheryl Chan; Ye Feifei, Principal Dancer of Hong Kong Ballet; Wang Qingxin, Coryphée of Hong Kong Ballet
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Photo 4 (from left): Brooklyn Mack; Zhang Xuening; Ms Sharon Cheng; Ms Gillian Ho; Ms Daisy Ho, Chairman of Board of Governors of Hong Kong Ballet; Ms Samantha Kuo; Ms Cheryl Chan; Ye Feifei; Wang Qingxin
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Photo 5 (from left): Brooklyn Mack; Zhang Xuening; Ms Sharon Cheng; Ms Gillian Ho; Ms Daisy Ho; Mr Septime Webre, Artistic Director of Hong Kong Ballet; Ms Samantha Kuo; Ms Cheryl Chan; Ye Feifei; Wang Qingxin; Mr Paul Tam, Executive Director of Hong Kong Ballet
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Photo 6: Ms Sharon Cheng, her family and friends
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Photo 7 (from left): Ms Daisy Ho and Ms Gillian Ho
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Photo 8 (from left): Li Lin, Soloist of Hong Kong Ballet; Shen Jie, Principal Dancer of Hong Kong Ballet; Ms Gillian Ho; Ms Sharon Cheng; Ms Samantha Kuo; Ms Cheryl Chan; Wei Wei, Principal Dancer of Hong Kong Ballet; Xia Jun, Soloist of Hong Kong Ballet
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Photo 9: Hong Kong Ballet Charity Night: ALICE (in wonderland) Organising Committee, Guests of the Charity Night, Hong Kong Ballet and Children Dancers

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