[Hong Kong—17 June 2021] Get ready for another wild ride down the rabbit hole! Hong Kong Ballet (HKB)’s exciting new season will begin 13–15 August 2021 with the encore of HKB Artistic Director Septime Webre’s award-winning, crowd-pleasing ALICE (in wonderland). A bold fusion of dance, theatre and puppetry, this giddy, over-the-top re-imagining of a familiar tale promises to be exhilarating fun for all ages!
Choreographed by Webre who was inspired by characters and events from Lewis Carroll’s classic novel, ALICE (in wonderland) showcases a dizzying array of dances that merge traditional ballet with contemporary energy, capturing the topsy-turvy magic of Wonderland and the bizarre characters that confront Alice on her incredible journey.
Bursting with energy and imagination, the visually stunning and enormously entertaining world of the heroine Alice, the White Rabbit, Queen of Hearts and Mad Hatter features captivating costumes by Cirque du Soleil designer Liz Vandal, outrageously flamboyant sets by James Kronzer and Matthew Pierce’s hypnotic original score.
Beloved by both audiences and critics, the production notably won Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer, Outstanding Ensemble Performance and Outstanding Costume Design at the 21st Hong Kong Dance Awards.
Webre is delighted with the production’s return and shares, ‘ALICE (in wonderland) is playful and refreshing. Our dancers are thrilled to perform this popular hit which conveys a sense of optimism about the future after spending a challenging year together.’
For further information, please contact:
Nick Chan | Director of Marketing | T: 21059716 / 97281777 | [email protected]
Nichol Chau | Senior Marketing Officer | T: 21059753 / 56321755 | [email protected]
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, HKB 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 HKB, 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.
Top photos: Creative: Design Army | Photography: Ken Ngan
Dancers (from left): Yang Ruiqi, Wang Qingxin, Jonathan Spigner, Li Lin