31.5-1.6.2019 (Fri & Sat) 7:30pm
1-2.6.2019 (Sat & Sun) 2:30pm
Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
$1,000 (Limited VIP Tickets),
$680, $480, $280, $140
Suitable for ages 6 and above

Tickets available at URBTIX from 29 March 2019

Subscription deadline for this production:
25 March 2019

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Change of Repertoire

Some changes have been made to the programme for our HK Ballet x HK Phil: The Rite of Spring, adding a thrilling contemporary masterwork and commissioning an exciting world premiere. We’ve swapped Wayne McGregor’s Afterite for his celebrated masterwork, Chroma, and as such, the programme of three important Company’s premieres will include:


The work that made Wayne McGregor an international sensation, Chroma, with music by Jody Talbot/Jack White and an iconic set by British minimalist architect John Pawson. This is the work that won McGregor the coveted Laurence Olivier Award for best new dance production in 2007 and is considered one of the most influential works of the 21st century;


Justin Peck’s kaleidoscopic Year of the Rabbit set to the music of Sufjan Stevens. Peck is New York City Ballet’s Resident Choreographer, and he just won the Tony Award for his choreography for Carousel on Broadway this year;

 

We are pleased to announce that we have commissioned a world premiere of The Rite of Spring from Hong Kong Ballet choreographers, Yuh Egami and Hu Song Wei Ricky, whose premieres of Carmen and Bolero have dazzled audiences in recent seasons. Their new work will feature Stravinsky’s seminal score that caused a riot in the theatre when it was first premiered in Paris in 1913. You definitely won't want to miss this ballet!


HK Ballet x HK Phil

In a historic triple-bill programme, Hong Kong Ballet teams up with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra for an exhilarating evening celebrating 21st century drive and innovation and bringing together a unique cadre of international talent.

This sensational event kicks off with a bang with The Royal Ballet’s Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor's signature masterpiece that won the 2007 Olivier Award, Chroma, premiering in Hong Kong. This ground-breaking work is set to original music by Joby Talbot and energetic rhythms by American rock band The White Stripes. With sets by minimalist architect John Pawson, this performance thrillingly redefines contemporary ballet using the drama and emotionality of the human body while expertly balancing the tension between chaos and order.

Nominated for the Prix Benois de la Danse in 2013, The Year of the Rabbit is Justin Peck’s joyful, kaleidoscopic work set to an orchestral adaptation of indie music sensation Sufjan Stevens’s Chinese astrology-inspired electronic score. At only 30 years old, Peck is one of the ballet world’s most talked-about choreographic stars and is only the second person in history to hold the title of New York City Ballet Resident Choreographer. He won his first Tony Award for his choreography in the musical Carousel on Broadway in 2018. 

This remarkable evening will be rounded out with the electrifying world premiere of The Rite of Spring, set to Stravinsky’s seminal score and choreographed by Yuh Egami and Hu Song Wei Ricky, whose premieres of Carmen and Bolero have dazzled audiences in recent seasons. When The Rite of Spring first premiered in Paris in 1913, it so astonished audiences that a riot broke out in the theatre, and the score has been thrilling audiences ever since.

Chroma

Choreography: Wayne McGregor
Wayne McGregor
Wayne McGregor 
Choreographer of Chroma | Photography: Pal Hansen



The Year of the Rabbit

Choreography: Justin Peck
Justin Peck
Justin Peck
Choreographer of The Year of the Rabbit | Photography: Ryan Pfluger

The Rite of Spring (working title)

Choreography: Yuh Egami & Hu Song Wei Ricky
Yuh Egami
 Yuh Egami
 Choreographer of The Rite of Spring  


Hu Song Wei Ricky
Hu Song Wei Ricky
Choreographer of The Rite of Spring
  • HK Ballet X HK Phil: The Rite of Spring
    Dancers (from left): Forrest Rain Oliveros, Lai Nok Sze Vanessa | Creative: Design Army | Photography: Dean Alexander

Special Privilege

For $1,000 VIP Ticket-holders 
Present your ticket stub to Hong Kong Ballet’s reception counter (Level 2 Foyer, Hong Kong Cultural Centre) before the end of intermission to receive a coupon for a free drink. Each ticket stub is valid for one free drink only.