The Nutcracker in Macao!
Hong Kong Ballet kicks off 2017
with a return to Macao Cultural Centre,
13 – 15 January
Madeleine Onne said “It’s always a pleasure for Hong Kong Ballet to visit our neighboring city of Macao and perform at the beautiful venue of Macao Cultural Centre. This past Christmas was our fifth year to present Terence’s edition of The Nutcracker in Hong Kong, and it has fast become a holiday favuorite of the people of the city. I am delighted that we now have the opportunity to spread the festive joy to the people of Macao with this balletic spectacle!”
Macao Cultural Centre’s spokesperson added “Nothing better to start a new year than having a great family time! Hong Kong Ballet’s The Nutcracker brims with joy and happiness, and everybody feels in a way or another enchanted with this timeless ballet! It will be a great discovery for our young children, and a reconnection with a classic for our parents!”
The Company has just finished 13 performances of this extremely popular production with enthusiastic audience feedback in Hong Kong last month, bringing a wonderful sense of festivity to the city. Acclaimed Australian choreographer Terence Kohler retains all the elegance and charm of this famous ballet but re-interprets it in his own new visual style, making it a stand-out production from the others. Set to Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable score containing some of the best-known melodies in ballet, this grand adventure intermingled with sparkling sets and costumes and scintillating dancing is promised to delight the Macao audiences.
Tickets are priced at MOP$300, $250, $200, $150, available now at Macao Cultural Centre’s box office, Macao Ticketing Network outlets and online at http://www.macauticket.com. For further information on promotional offers and ticketing, please visit www.ccm.gov.mo or call (853) 2870 0699. Credit card ticketing hotline (853) 2840 0555.
13 & 14 January 2017 (Fri & Sat), 7:30pm
15 January 2017 (Sun), 3:00pm
Grand Auditorium, Macao Cultural Centre
Suitable for ages 3 and above
The performance lasts approximately 2 hours including an intermission
About The Nutcracker
Set to the sound of Tchaikovsky’s immortal music, this alluring piece will immerse us into Clara and Fritz’s journey to an astounding, wonderful world, ruled by a mischievous army of rats and toy soldiers, mingling with other magical characters. At the stroke of midnight, toys will come to life to reveal a hidden dreamland. By the end of the day, will Clara and Fritz be able to help the Nutcracker topple the cruel Rat King to save his ballerina?
Choreography: Terence Kohler
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Dramaturge: Clair Sauran
Set & Costume Design: Jordi Roig
Original Lighting Design: David Bofarull
Lighting Design (Macao Tour): Billy Chan
Set Painters: Jordi Castells & Quique Conde