40th Anniversary Celebration China Everbright Ltd.

Proudly Presents International Gala of Stars 2019

Enchanted Audiences 


[Hong Kong8 November 2019] Celebrating 40 years of inspiring dance, Hong Kong Ballet had its anniversary celebration China Everbright Ltd. Proudly Presents International Gala of Stars 2019 over the weekend to standing ovations.

The star-studded production featured HKB dancers alongside some of the world’s most eminent ballerinas and danseurs, including Dorothée Gilbert, Etoile of Paris Opera Ballet; Tan Yuan Yuan, Principal Dancer of San Francisco Ballet; Ako Kondo, Principal Artist of The Australian Ballet; Marcelo Gomes, international ballet star and former Principal Dancer of American Ballet Theatre; Osiel Gouneo, Principal Dancer of Bavarian State Ballet; Vitor Luiz, international ballet star and former Principal Dancer of San Francisco Ballet; and Matthew Golding, Guest Principal Dancer of Ballett Dortmund and former Principal Dancer of The Royal Ballet and Dutch National Ballet.

Audiences were treated to mesmerising classical and contemporary works like the world premieres of Yuh Egami’s Yixi and excerpts from Hu Song Wei Ricky’s Between the Emotion and the Response, as well as other brilliant works including Company’s debuts of Yuri Possokhov's Pas de Deux from Bells and Edwaard Liang's The Infinite Ocean.

Additionally, the Company held a China Everbright Gala Night Event on 1 November, which was attended by prominent guests like Dr Chen Lin, Director-General of Department of Youth Affairs of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong S.A.R.; Mr Kevin So, Chief Strategy Officer of China Everbright Ltd.; Mrs Mary Griffiths, Founder of Hong Kong Ballet; Mr Arthur Minshiang Wang, Member of Board of Governors of Hong Kong Ballet; Mrs Helen Tseng Wu, Co-Chairperson of Board of The Hong Kong Ballet Group, and more.

For the fourth consecutive year, China Everbright Limited donated to Hong Kong Ballet’s Accessibility Fund, which provides underprivileged families in the New Territories with an opportunity to experience live ballet. This year, 40 people from two beneficiary organisations - Glorious Light Neighbourhood Centre and Pok Oi Hospital Wai Yin Association Family Multiple Intelligences Centre - received complimentary tickets for the 3 November matinee performance of Swan Lake.

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Photo 1: Hong Kong Ballet Dancers | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco | Courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet

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Photo 2: The Infinite Ocean | Dancers (from left): Tan Yuan Yuan, Vitor Luiz | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco  

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Photo 3: Excerpts from Swan Lake Act II | Dancers (from left): Marcelo Gomes, Dorothée Gilbert and Hong Kong Ballet Dancers | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco

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Photo 4: Diana and Actaeon Pas de Deux from La Esmeralda | Dancers (from left): Ako Kondo, Osiel Gouneo | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco

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Photo 5: YIXI | Dancer: Matthew Golding | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco

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Photo 6: Le Grand Pas de Deux | Dancers (from left): Chen Zhiyao, Wei Wei | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco

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Photo 7: (From left) Lin Chang-yuan Kyle, Member of Corps de Ballet of Hong Kong Ballet; Mr Kevin So, Chief Strategy Officer of China Everbright Ltd.; Mr Paul Tam; Ma Renjie, Soloist of Hong Kong Ballet 

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Photo 8: (First left) Jessica Burrows; (Fourth from left) Jin Yao, Former Principal Dancer of Hong Kong Ballet; (Second from right) Mr Arthur Minshiang Wang, Member of Board of Governors of Hong Kong Ballet; (First right) Wang Yueh Erica

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Photo 9: (From left) Ms Desiree Woo; Mrs Helen Tseng Wu, Co-Chairperson of Board of The Hong Kong Ballet Group; Mr Septime Webre; Ms Edna Wong

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Photo 10: (From right) Mrs Lillian Lee Fong; Tan Yuan Yuan, Principal Dancer of San Francisco Ballet and guests

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Photo 11: (From right) Vitor Luiz, Former Principal Dancer of San Francisco Ballet; Ms Edna Wong; Tan Yuan Yuan and guests

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Photo 12: (From left) Luis Cabrera, Coryphée of Hong Kong Ballet; Lin Chang-yuan Kyle; Guests from China Everbright Ltd.; Ma Renjie; Kan Ka Kit Jordan, Member of Corps de Ballet of Hong Kong Ballet

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Photo 13: (From left) Jessica Burrows; Wang Yueh Erica

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Photo 14: (From left) Guests from China Everbright Ltd.; Mrs Lillian Lee Fong and guests; Ms Edna Wong and guests; Mr Arthur Minshiang Wang; Mr Kevin So; Mr Septime Webre; Tang Min; Hong Kong Ballet Dancers; Tan Yuan Yuan; Osiel Gouneo; Yuh Egami; Matthew Golding

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Photo 15: Accessibility Fund beneficiary families from Glorious Light Neighbourhood Centre

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Photo 16: Accessibility Fund beneficiary families from Pok Oi Hospital Wai Yin Association Family Multiple Intelligences Centre

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Photo 17: Accessibility Fund beneficiary families from Glorious Light Neighbourhood Centre and Pok Oi Hospital Wai Yin Association Family Multiple Intelligences Centre

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Photo 18: International Gala of Stars 2019 sponsored by China Everbright Ltd

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Photo 19: International Gala of Stars 2019 sponsored by China Everbright Ltd.

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Photo 20: International Gala of Stars 2019 Pop-up Performance

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Photo 21: International Gala of Stars 2019 Pop-up Performance

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About Hong Kong Ballet

One of Asia’s premier ballet companies, Hong Kong Ballet (HKB) is internationally recognised as a vibrant arts institution that represents Hong Kong’s unique character. Established in 1979 and led by Artistic Director Septime Webre, HKB has a dynamic repertoire performed by nearly 50 dancers from all over the globe and award-winning education and community programmes.

With almost 50 international tours, the Company has won recognition from critics and fans both at home and abroad. Its diverse repertoire includes classic and modern masterpieces, original full-length ballets created for the Company, an interactive ballet series for younger fans and groundbreaking dance by today’s most sought-after choreographers, including Alexei Ratmansky, Christopher Wheeldon, Jiří Kylian, Nacho Duato and Trey McIntyre, among others.

HKB maintains an active schedule of community initiatives throughout Hong Kong to ensure that ballet is accessible to people from all walks of life. The Company celebrates its 40th Anniversary Season in 2019/20.

About China Everbright Limited (“Everbright”)

Everbright (stock code: 165.HK) is China Everbright Group’s largest cross-border asset-management and investment platform. It is the only listed company in China with alternative asset management as its core business. By the end of June 2019, the asset scale of the 64 domestic and overseas funds managed by Everbright exceeded HKD145.4 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 visit www.everbright.com.

For further information, please contact:

Nick Chan
Director of Marketing
T: (852) 2105 9716
M: (852) 9728 1777
nick_chan@hkballet.com

Eunice Ho
Assistant Marketing Manager
T: (852) 2105 9757
M: (852) 9189 2235
eunice_ho@hkballet.com

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