1st Annual International Gala of Stars


An Unforgettable Evening with
Celebrated Ballet Stars
Title Sponsor: China Everbright Limited


[Hong Kong – 5 Sep 2018] This November, Hong Kong Ballet will stage the 1st International Gala of Stars, proudly presented by China Everbright Limited, featuring international ballet stars partnering Hong Kong Ballet artists in popular classical and contemporary ballet works for one night only.

Guest stars include Tan Yuan Yuan, Principal Dancer of San Francisco Ballet; Sarah Lane, Principal Dancer of American Ballet Theatre; Adiarys Almeida, International Ballet Star and Former Principal Dancer at Cincinnati Ballet & Corella Ballet; Herman Cornejo, Principal Dancer of American Ballet Theatre; Taras Domitro, International Ballet Star and Former Principal Dancer of San Francisco Ballet; Brooklyn Mack, Principal Dancer of The Washington Ballet; and Matthew Golding, Guest Principal Dancer of Bavarian State Ballet.

This glittering programme will include breathtaking performance excerpts from Swan Lake, ALICE (in wonderland)Le Corsaire and Don Quixote, dance set to groundbreaking rock music and choreography from Yuri Possokhov, Edwaard Liang, Christopher Wheeldon and Trey McIntyre. A highlight of the Gala will be the Hong Kong premiere of Anabelle Lopez Ochoa’s mesmerizing Sombrerisimo, with its six men and 24 bowler hats.

Artistic Director Septime Webre enthuses, “This is a programme which packs a punch. It will be an exciting evening filled with elegant poetry, thrilling virtuosity and world-class artistry - a real celebration of dance. It’s an evening of not-to-be-missed ballet!”

With music ranging from Frank Sinatra to the Beatles to Tchaikovsky, the 1st International Gala of Stars will delight and inspire audiences at Hong Kong Cultural Centre’s Grand Theatre on Friday, 2 November 2018. Tickets are going fast and are available at URBTIX now.

Programme

Act I

1. Pas de Deux from Swan Lake Act II 
Cast: Tan Yuan Yuan and Matthew Golding
Choreography: Maurius Petipa/Lev Ivanov
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 
Costumes: Peter Farmer 
Live Accompaniment by Hong Kong Sinfonietta
Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia

2. Sinatra Suite 
Cast: Sarah Lane and Herman Cornejo
Choreography: Twyla Tharp
Music: Frank Sinatra
Costumes: Oscar de la Renta

3. Excerpts from A Day in the Life 
Cast: Hong Kong Ballet Dancers
Choreography: Trey McIntyre
Music: John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Songs performed by The Beatles
Costumes: The Bisou Consortium

4. Lankendem and Gulnare Pas de Deux from Le Corsaire Act I
Cast: Ye Feifei and Xia Jun
Choreography: Anna-Marie Holmes after Petipa and Sergeyev
Music: Grand Duke Pyotr Georgievich of Oldenburg
Editions: Anna-Marie Holmes, 
Edited/Arranged/Re-orchestrated: Kevin Galie 
Costumes: Hugo Millán
Live Accompaniment by Hong Kong Sinfonietta
Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia

5. Pas de Deux from Rush 
Cast: Chen Zhiyao and Wei Wei
Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon
Music: Bohuslav Martinů, Sinfonietta La Jolla for Chamber Orchestra and Piano
Used by arrangement with Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., publisher and copyright owner
Costumes: Jon Morrell
Live Accompaniment by Hong Kong Sinfonietta
Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia

6. Dos Gardenias Pas de Deux from Juanita y Alicia (Asian Premiere)
Cast: Venus Villa and Brooklyn Mack
Choreography: Septime Webre
Music: Buena Vista Social Club 
Costumes: Liz Vandal

7. Grand Pas de Deux from Don Quixote 
Cast: Adiarys Almeida and Taras Domitro
Choreography: Marius Petipa
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Live Accompaniment by Hong Kong Sinfonietta
Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia

Act II

1. Sombrerisimo (Asian Premiere) 
Cast: Hong Kong Ballet Dancers
Choreography: Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Music: Banda Ionica, Michael Small, Titi Robin
Costumes: Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

2. Pas de Deux from Swan Lake Act III 
Cast: Adiarys Almeida and Taras Dimitro
Choreography: Marius Petipa/Lev Ivanov
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Live Accompaniment by Hong Kong Sinfonietta
Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia

3. Habanera from Carmen 
Cast: Tan Yuan Yuan
Music: Georges Bizet

4. Excerpts from ALICE (in wonderland) Act I 
Cast: Hong Kong Ballet Dancers
Choreography: Septime Webre
Music: Matthew Pierce
Costumes: Liz Vandal
Live Accompaniment by Hong Kong Sinfonietta
Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia

5. Pas de Deux a Trois from Le Corsaire Act II
Cast: Sarah Lane, Herman Cornejo and Brooklyn Mack
Choreography: Anna-Marie Holmes after Petipa and Sergeyev
Music: Riccardo Drigo and Baron Boris Fitinhoff-Schell
Editions: Anna-Marie Holmes, 
Edited/Arranged/Re-orchestrated: Kevin Galie
Costumes: Hugo Millán
Live Accompaniment by Hong Kong Sinfonietta
Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia

6. Excerpts from ALICE (in wonderland) Act II
Cast: Hong Kong Ballet Dancers
Choreography: Septime Webre
Music: Matthew Peirce
Costumes: Liz Vandal
Live Accompaniment by Hong Kong Sinfonietta
Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia

Performance Details

2.11.2018 Fri 7:30pm
Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
$1,000 (Limited VIP Tickets) 
$680 $480 $280 $140 | * $340 $240 $140 $70
*Available for full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above and people with disabilities

Ticketing Enquiries: 3761 6661
Credit Card Booking: 2111 5999
Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk
Programme Enquiries: 2105 9724

Suitable for ages 6 and above
The presenter reserves the right to alter the programme and artists
The performance lasts approximately two hours, including one intermission

Discounts
50% off Full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities (Limited tickets for students and senior citizens available on a first-come, first-served basis. This discount cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts.)
15% off Friends of The Hong Kong Ballet
10% off CCDC Dance Inspirations Card holders, Members of Chung Ying Theatre’s Energy Fun Club Plus, Friends of HKCO, Friends of HKDC Prestige Members, HK Phil Club Bravo members, Members of HKRep Pals, Zuni’s Friends, Fringe Club Members, Hong Kong Dance Alliance members, Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association members and HKBU Foundation members
Group Booking 10% off for every purchase of 10-19 tickets at regular price,
15% off for 20-40 tickets

Patrons can enjoy only one of the above discounts for each purchase.
Discounts are not applicable to $1,000 VIP tickets 

$1,000 VIP Ticket Holders Special Privilege
Present your ticket stub to Hong Kong Ballet’s reception counter (Level 2 Foyer, Hong Kong Cultural Centre) before the performance or during the intermission to receive a coupon for a free drink. Each ticket stub is valid for one free drink only.

15% off food and beverages at InterContinental Hong Kong
Ticket holders can enjoy 15% off food and beverages at all restaurants and bars at InterContinental Hong Kong before or after the performance upon presentation of their tickets on the performance date. Terms and conditions apply. 
Enquiries: 2313 2323 /fb.hongkong@ihg.com
Website: hongkong-ic.intercontinental.com

HKB Up-Close

Ballet Happy Hour: The Art of Classical Ballet 
Attend an interactive working rehearsal of an upcoming premiere, and then hob-knob with our artists over a glass of your favourite brew!

19.10.2018 Fri 7:30pm 
Jockey Club Hall, Asia Society
Registration details to be announced

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International Media Partner
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DOWNLOAD PRESS PHOTOS

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Photo 1: 1st Annual International Gala of Stars promotional image | Dancer: Ye Feifei | Creative:
Design Army | Photography: Dean Alexander

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Photo 2: Tan Yuan Yuan, Principal Dancer of San Francisco Ballet | Photographer: Keith Hiro

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Photo 3: Sarah Lane, Principal Dancer of American Ballet Theatre

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Photo 4: Adiarys Almeida, International Ballet Star and Former Principal Dancer at Cincinnati Ballet & Corella Ballet | Credit: World Podium Russia | Photographer: Irina Abdullaeva

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Photo 5: Herman Cornejo, Principal Dancer of American Ballet Theatre | Credit: American Ballet Theatre | Photographer: M. Parpagnoli

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Photo 6: Taras Domitro, International Ballet Star and Former Principal Dancer of San
Francisco Ballet | Credit: San Francisco Ballet | Photographer: Erik Tomasson

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Photo 7: Brooklyn Mack, Principal Dancer of The Washington Ballet | Credit: BACKSATGE | Photographer: Erik Sawaya

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Photo 8: Matthew Golding, Guest Principal Dancer of Bavarian State Ballet | Credit: Royal Opera House | Photographer: Bill Cooper

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About Hong Kong Ballet

An eclectic mix of talent, a balance of classical and contemporary works, and a unique repertoire are the trademarks of Hong Kong Ballet, Asia’s premier ballet company. Internationally recognised and acclaimed for its creativity, talent and artistry, the Company, led by Artistic Director Septime Webre, is committed to providing captivating experiences that delight and inspire audiences from all walks of life, both at home and abroad.

About China Everbright Limited (“Everbright”)

Everbright (stock code: 165.HK) is China Everbright Group’s largest cross-border asset-management and investment platform. By the end of June 2018, the asset scale of the 55 domestic and overseas funds managed by Everbright exceeded HKD138.9 billion. Through its managed funds and principals, Everbright has invested in more than 300 companies in China and around the world respectively. Its investments include real estate, healthcare, new energy, infrastructure, high-tech, high-end manufacturing, fintech, cultural consumption and many other industries. Among them, more than 150 companies have already exited through listings or mergers and acquisitions in China and overseas markets, with outstanding investment performance. For more information about Everbright, please visitwww.everbright.com. 

For further information, please contact:

Nick Chan
Director of Marketing
T: 2105 9716
M: 9728 1777
nick_chan@hkballet.com

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