With many people working from home and children currently not in school, Hong Kong Ballet (HKB) announced that it will be launching HKBALLET@HOME, an exciting free online channel featuring interactive ballet content, on Facebook. A variety of entertaining shows will be posted every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 3pm in the coming weeks.

On Mondays, get ready for Ballet Goes Viral with inspiring talk shows series "Ballet Blahblahblah", hosted by Artistic Director Septime Webre with Company dancers and guest speakers, “Ballerina Chef”, a fun new cooking series with HKB dancers showcasing their hidden talent by sharing their secret recipes, and “Ballet 101” with professional ballet dancers uncovering some common ballet myths.

On Wednesdays, check out Barre Classes Online taught by Company members that children and adults can take at home using only a chair! HKB dancers will teach some classical ballet choreography from pre-beginner to advanced levels.

On Flashback Fridays, relax and get inspired by highlights from our dynamic video archive featuring our vibrant HKB dance artists throughout the years.


 

Every Monday: Ballet Goes Viral

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To celebrate its 40th Anniversary, HKB invited founding member Mary Griffiths to share about how the Company began as well as some world-renowned guest artists from International Gala of Stars to share their experiences with Company principal dancers Ye Fei Fei and Li Jiabo. Join us for this compelling series.


2. Ballerina Chef

HKB dancers share their secret recipes and demonstrate their talent in the kitchen! From buying fresh food in the market to serving their favourite dishes on the table, our ballerina chefs will show us their creative cooking styles and how they eat healthy!

3. Ballet 101
 
The Art of Pointe Shoes

Learn all about pointe shoes and ballet facts in a fun and entertaining way! HKB dancers demonstrate how they prepare and break in their new pointe shoes and answer the most frequently asked questions to uncover some myths about ballet.

HK Ballet Game Show

Get ready for Company dancers to face off in an epic episode of HK Ballet Game Show, featuring a dance competition and ballet quiz round! Dancers will compete to see who can recognise the most ballet music, who can do the best Italian foutté while being distracted by antics from their fellow dancers and much more. If you love games, don’t miss this hilarious five-part series!

16 Mar 3pm
(Mon)

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Odette, Odile & Me

Guests:
Dorothée Gilbert, Etoile, Paris Opera Ballet
Kondo Ako, Principal Artist, The Australian Ballet
Tan Yuanyuan, Principal Dancer, San Francisco Ballet
Ye Feifei, Principal Dancer, Hong Kong Ballet

WATCH

23 Mar 3pm
(Mon)

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My Life as a Male Ballet Dancer

Guests:
Vitor Luiz, International Ballet Star; Former Principal Dancer, San Francisco Ballet
Osiel Gouneo, Principal Dancer, Bavarian State Ballet
Marcelo Gomes, International Ballet Star; Former Principal Dancer, American Ballet Theatre
Li Jiabo, Principal Dancer, Hong Kong Ballet

WATCH

30 Mar 3pm (Mon)

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Conversation with Hong Kong Ballet Founder Mary Griffiths

Guest: Mary Griffiths, one of the founders of Hong Kong Ballet

WATCH

6 Apr 3pm (Mon)

Ballerina Chef  
Nana's Kitchen

Dancers:
Nana Sakai, Member of Corps de Ballet
Luis Cabrera, Coryphée

WATCH

13 Apr 3pm (Mon)

Ballerina Chef  
Li+Ma Kitchen

Dancers:
Li Lin, Principal Dancer
Ma Renjie, Soloist

WATCH

20  Apr 3pm (Mon)

Ballerina Chef  
Ashleigh's Kitchen

Dancers:
Ashleigh Bennett, Member of Corps de Ballet
Henry Seldon, Member of Corps de Ballet

WATCH

27 Apr – 11 May
3pm  (Mon)

Ballet 101  - The Art of Pointe Shoes

Part I

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Part II
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Part III
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18 May - 15 Jun (Mon)

Ballet 101  - HK Ballet Game Show

Challenge your ABCs ─ Animals, Balances & Companies
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Boys vs Girls
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Test your brain and muscles! 
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Ballet music battle ground!
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Charades with ballet
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Every Wednesday: Barre Classes Online

Take ballet classes at home using only a chair! Join HKB dancers Leung Saulong, Cheng Hei Lam Michelle, Ashleigh Bennett and Ballet Master Yuh Egami for a series of exciting online ballet barre classes. Exercise with elegant ballet choreography at Pre-Beginner, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels. Tune in and develop the grace to move beautifully!

18 Mar 3pm (Wed)

Pre-Beginner class 1

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Teacher: Leung Saulong
Featured dancers: Stella Chang, Alice Fung

(Conducted in Cantonese)

15 Apr 3pm (Wed)

Pre-Beginner class 2

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13 May 3pm (Wed)

Pre-Beginner class 3

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25 Mar 3pm (Wed)

Beginner class 1

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Teacher: Cheng Hei Lam Michelle
Featured dancers: Alice Fung, Lemuel Ma

(Conducted in Cantonese)

22 Apr 3pm (Wed)

Beginner class 2

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1 Apr 3pm (Wed)

Intermediate class 1

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Teacher: Ashleigh Bennett
Featured dancers: Leung Sze Chai Cindy, Wong Yuet Tung Jasmine

(Conducted in English)

29 Apr 3pm (Wed)

Intermediate class 2

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8 Apr 3pm (Wed)

Advanced class 1

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Teacher: Yuh Egami
Featured dancers: Zhang Xuening, Ivana Wong

(Conducted in English)

6 May 3pm (Wed)

Advanced class 2

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20 May 3pm (Wed)

Barre Class with Ballet Master Luis R. Torres

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Teacher: Luis R. Torres
Featured dancers: Chen Zhiyao, Jackson Dwyer

(Conducted in English)

27 May 3pm (Wed)

Barre Class with Ballet Mistress Tang Min

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Teacher: Tang Min
Featured dancers: Yang Ruiqi, Garry Corpuz

(Conducted in English)

3 June 3pm (Wed)

Strengthening Class for Ballet Students

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Teacher: Cheng Hei Lam Michelle
Featured dancers: Kung Yin Ching, Pun Long Yin

(Conducted in Cantonese)

10 June 3pm (Wed)

Elementary Barre Class for Kids

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Teacher: Leung Saulong
Featured dancers: Kung Yin Ching, Pun Long Yin

(Conducted in Cantonese)


HK Ballet x PUMA Ballet Workout Series

Hong Kong Ballet will partner with PUMA for an exciting "HK Ballet x PUMA Ballet Workout Series" for kids and adults, focusing on flexibility training and core and muscle strengthening.

2 June 3pm (Tue)

HK Ballet x Puma Ballet Workout

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Teachers: LAI Pui Ki Peggy, Yuen Ao Xin Hennes

16 June 3pm (Tue)

HK Ballet x Puma Ballet Workout

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Teacher: Leung Saulong
Featured dancer: Kung Yin Ching 

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Every Friday: Flashback Friday

Relax with excerpts of the HKB’s classic performances and other amazing videos. Be inspired by the artistic excellence of HKB dance artists!

20 Mar 3pm (Fri)

World Ballet Day 2019 
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27 Mar 3pm (Fri)

Hong Kong Ballet’s 40th Anniversary Video
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3 Apr 3pm (Fri)

The Unheard Beat
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10 Apr (Fri)

Interview with Artistic Director Septime Webre
WATCH - PART 1
WATCH - PART 2

17 Apr (Fri)

2018/19 Season Brand Campaign Behind-the-scenes
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24 Apr (Fri)

Hong Kong Ballet’s 35th Anniversary Video
WATCH

1 May 3pm (Fri)

Highlights of Classical Ballets I
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8 May 3pm (Fri)

Highlights of Contemporary Ballets I
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15 May 3pm (Fri)

Highlights of New Story Ballets
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22 May 3pm (Fri)

Highlights of The Great Gatsby
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29 May 3pm (Fri)

Highlights of Contemporary Ballets II
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12 Jun 3pm (Fri) Highlights of Classical Ballets II
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19 Jun 3pm (Fri)

Highlights of ALICE (in wonderland)
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Love from HKB


Our Ballet Master Yuh Egami brings together our dancers and members of the Artistic Team for a special Work From Home performance, sending our love and greetings to all parts of the world through DANCE!

14 May (Thu)

Love from HKB
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Director & Editing: Yuh Egami
Music: Mike Orange


HK Ballet x Perrier-Jouët Champagne
Ballet Summer Cocktail Special Episode

Make your own unique cocktails at home to cool off in the summer heat! In our HK Ballet x Perrier-Jouët Champagne Ballet Summer Cocktail Special Episode, dancers Amber Lewis and Ma Renjie become mixologists and teach you how to make two refreshing, delicious summer cocktails─'Ambrosia' and 'Ballerina', while sharing some humourous drinking tales and personal Hong Kong stories.

4 Aug (Tue)

HK Ballet x Perrier-Jouët Champagne
Ballet Summer Cocktail Special Episode

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Dancers: Amber Lewis, Ma Renjie

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HK Ballet x M·A·C
Romeo + Juliet Ballet Make-Up Series

EP1: Romantic Date Make-Up

Want to have perfect make-up for a date? In HK Ballet x M·A·C Romeo + Juliet Ballet Make-Up Series, Principal Dancers Chen Zhiyao and Shen Jie, who play Romeo and Juliet in our upcoming production, teach you how to do your make-up to create a luminous evening look inspired by Romeo + Juliet, so that you can look your best on your date!

EP2: Glamorous Party Make-Up

Be the center of attention at every party! In the second episode of HK Ballet x M·A·C Romeo + Juliet Ballet Make-Up Series, dancers Wang Qingxin and Cheng Hei Lam Michelle show you how to create an elegant party look inspired by Romeo + Juliet while playing a fun but challenging Q&A game. Doing your own make-up has never been this much fun!

14 Aug (Fri)

EP1: Romantic Date Make-Up

Dancers: Chen Zhiyao, Shen Jie

21 Aug (Fri)

EP2: Glamorous Party Make-Up

Dancers: Wang Qingxin, Cheng Hei Lam Michelle

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For more information and the programming schedule, please visit this website or the HKB Facebook page. Join us and enjoy the joy of ballet at home!

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