The Hong Kong Ballet performed excerpts of
The Nutcracker at the
1881 Heritage Celestial Charm Christmas Lighting Ceremony
Crowds gathered this evening to watch the Opening Ceremony of the Celestial Charm Christmas Lights at 1881 Heritage, and to enjoy a performance of excerpts from the festive classical ballet The Nutcracker by The Hong Kong Ballet. The performance, which really brought this magical festive event to life, marked The Hong Kong Ballet’s second collaboration with 1881 Heritage, the first being a celebration of 1881 Heritage’s third birthday and the launch of an exhibition dedicated to ballet. The collaboration brings together two natural partners, who both share the goal of preserving the heritage of Hong Kong. In addition, the art of ballet which is perhaps the most classical and timeless art form of all, is the perfect partner for 1881 Heritage, one of Hong Kong’s most majestic historical landmarks.
The Hong Kong Ballet and Ballett Dortmund Jointly Announce Technical Issues Resolved
Casts announced for The Dream of the Red Chamber
Hong Kong – 15th October 2013 Artistic Director of The Hong Kong Ballet, Madeleine Onne, has officially announced which dancers will perform the lead roles in The Dream of the Red Chamber, The Hong Kong Ballet’s production which will be staged at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre from Oct 25 to Nov 3, 2013.
The Dream of the Red Chamber
A newly commissioned ballet co-produced by The Hong Kong Ballet and Ballett Dortmund
A truly international collaboration
Hong Kong – 6th September 2013 Chinese wisdom asserts that ‘blood is thicker than water’ but can loyalty to family overpower the longings of true love? The Hong Kong Ballet will present the International Première of The Dream of the Red Chamber, an all-new interpretation that looks back through many centuries of China’s history at the epic love story at the heart of one of the greatest Chinese classical novels of all time. Co-produced by The Hong Kong Ballet and Ballett Dortmund and choreographed by Wang Xin Peng, Artistic Director of Ballett Dortmund, 10 performances will be staged at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre’s Grand Theatre from 25th October to 3rd November 2013 with live accompaniment by Hong Kong Sinfonietta. The Dream of the Red Chamber will officially launch the Hong Kong Dance Festival 2013.
The Hong Kong Ballet makes its debut at
Guangzhou Opera House with Swan Lake
Hong Kong – 4th September 2013 The Hong Kong Ballet has successfully concluded 10 performances of Swan Lake to a total audience of nearly 13,000 people in the Hong Kong Cultural Centre’s Grand Theatre. The Company will follow its spectacluar Hong Kong run of Swan Lakewith two performances at the Opera Hall of Guangzhou Opera House on Sep 6 (Friday) & Sep 7 (Saturday) 8pm. Guangzhou audiences are in for a treat with this well-received production. Writing about the Hong Kong performances, Dance critic Natasha Rogai highlighted the “delightful Act 1 pas de quatre from Shen Jie, Li Ming, Dong Ruixue and Yo Takahira”.
Curtain finally falls on “tired but happy” dancers
after 10 emotional performances of Swan Lake
Next stop: Guangzhou, China
Hong Kong – 2nd September 2013 After two weeks of breath-taking performances, the costumes, props and sets of Swan Lake have been carefully packed away, ready for the next time The Hong Kong Ballet revives Petipa and Ivanov’s timeless masterpiece of love and deception.
Last Call: Nearly 6,000 people enchanted by Swan Lake last week
Ultimate classical ballet already enjoyed by community groups
Only 5 performances left - Buy tickets now!
Hong Kong – 29 August 2013 The Hong Kong Ballet’s run of Swan Lake has already begun to rapturous applause! There will be 5 more performances of this crowd-pleasing favourite at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre until 1st September 2013. Nearly 6,000 people watched last week’s performances of the classical masterpiece, staged by The Hong Kong Ballet.
The Hong Kong Ballet announces promotions and welcomes 2 new faces
<Hong Kong – 15 July 2013>The Hong Kong Ballet announces that in recognition of their outstanding performances in the 2012-13 season, two dancers and one member of the artistic team will be promoted. In addition, two new dancers will be joining the Company for the 2013-14 dance season.
A touch of glamour in aid of a good cause -
The 2013 Hong Kong Ballet Ball, with Dior as Official Partner
<Hong Kong – 10 June 2013> The Hong Kong Ballet Ball, one of the longest-running fund-raising events in the city, was held at InterContinental Hong Kong on 7th June 2013. The Hong Kong Ballet Ball marked a high point of the social calendar, and was made possible by Dior, who graciously contributed to the event as Official Partner for the second year running.
The Hong Kong Ballet announces line-up for 2013-14 dance season,
including the International Première of The Dream of the Red Chamber
<Hong Kong – 3 June 2013> The Hong Kong Ballet announces the exciting line-up for 2013-14 dance season, including a very special ballet inspired by one of the four great classic Chinese novels, The Dream of the Red Chamber. The Company has carved a niche for itself as a troupe that successfully blends a Western art form with the Asian influences that are so important in the Company’s hometown. As well as announcing this special ballet, Artistic Director Madeleine Onne detailed the plans for the rest of the season’s programming. Look out for a diverse range of ballets, including both time-tested favourites and intriguing new ballets.