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Ballet Classics for Children: The Sleeping Beauty

An Excellent Introduction to a Live Ballet Performance for Children


[Hong Kong—15 January 2020] Experience the power of true love that can last a hundred years! After an evil fairy casts a spell on the beautiful Princess Aurora, only a kiss from her prince can awaken her from her slumber. Created by renowned local choreographer Yuri Ng and narrated by Rick Lau, Ballet Classics for Children: The Sleeping Beauty is a one-hour abridged version of the timeless classic fairytale that will enchant children with its innovative blend of storytelling, dance and audience interaction. This entertaining, popular show usually sells out quickly and is an excellent introduction for audiences of all ages, including children as young as 3 years old.

Besides the wonderful performances onstage, guests can enjoy a series of exciting activities before and after the shows in Tutu Factory. Kick off your shoes at Kids’ Ballet Workshop, get to know classical ballet music in Ballet Greatest Hits, create your unique tutu in Make Your Own Tutu, and meet the Company’s ballerinas and dancers in the Tiaras, Pointe Shoes & Me for an interactive discussion.

Co-presented by Freespace in the West Kowloon Cultural District as part of the Hong Kong Ballet in Residence 2020 programme, six performances of this production will be staged at The Box, Freespace, West Kowloon Cultural District during 8 - 9 February 2020. Tickets are priced at $300 and $200 and are now available at westkowloon.hk, Freespace and Xiqu Centre Ticket Office, designated Tom Lee Music outlets (Olympian City, Shatin and Yuen Long) and The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

Artistic Curator/Choreography: Yuri Ng
Original Choreography: Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov and Cythina Harvey
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Script Writer/Narrator: Rick Lau
Set Design: Leocampo Yuen
Lighting Design: Billy Chan

Yuri Ng, Artistic Curator/Choreography

Rick Lau, Narrator/Script Writer

Performance Details
Cantonese Narration
8.2.2020 (Sat) 2:30pm & 5:00pm
9.2.2020 (Sun) 2:30pm

English Narration
8.2.2020 (Sat) 12:00nn
9.2.2020 (Sun) 5:00pm & 7:30pm 

The Box, Freespace, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District
$300, $200
Tickets now available at westkowloon.hk, Freespace and Xiqu Centre Ticket Office, designated Tom Lee Music outlets (Olympian City, Shatin and Yuen Long) and The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Programme Enquiries: 2105 9724

Suitable for ages 3 and above
The presenter reserves the right to alter the programme and artists.
The performance lasts approximately 1 hour without intermission.

Discounts

50% off

Full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and a minder (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 Hong Kong Ballet

10% off
(First two tickets)

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 (Discounts only apply to standard tickets bought in person at the Xiqu Centre or Freespace ticket office and other outlets, and upon presentation of valid membership/staff cards.)

Group Booking

Online group purchase of standard tickets in the same price for the same performance in one transaction: 10% discount for 10 to 19 tickets and 15% discount for 20 to 40 tickets.

Over the counter/phone group booking of any performance at any standard ticket price in one transaction: 10% discount for 10 to 19 tickets and 15% discount for 20 to 40 tickets. This discount offer is only available at the Xiqu Centre and Freespace ticket offices and other outlets or by calling our ticketing hotline at (852) 2200 0022.

Patrons can enjoy only one of the above discounts for each purchase.

Tutu Factory
Come early and stay late to join us for a series of exciting activities! Kick off your shoes at kids’ Ballet workshop, get to know classical ballet music in Ballet Greatest Hits, create your unique tutu in Make Your Own Tutu and meet our ballerinas and dancers in the Tiaras, Pointe Shoes & Me for an interactive discussion. 

Ballet’s Greatest Hits
The Studio, Freespace, ArtPark, West Kowloon Cultural District

Gather around the piano as Artistic Director Septime Webre and our Company Pianist Nicholas Lau lead a lively introduction to the music from some of the greatest scores written for ballet.  This brief session will explore a range of beautiful classical music, including some familiar timeless masterpieces. Come and name that tune!

Kids’ Ballet Workshop
The Studio, Freespace, ArtPark, West Kowloon Cultural District

Make your dreams come true! Come join the fun Kids’ Ballet Workshop after the show to learn some original steps from The Sleeping Beauty. Explore creative movement and savor the music from this true ballet classic. No prior dance experience required. Space is limited and filled on a first come, first serve basis.

Tiaras, Pointe Shoes & Me
The Room, Freespace, ArtPark, West Kowloon Cultural District

Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a professional ballet dancer? This insightful session with one of our exceptional dancers will reveal the ups and downs of her ballet journey, her insights on passion and artistry, and her intimate relationship with pointe shoes and tiaras!

Make Your Own Tutu
The Room, Freespace, ArtPark, West Kowloon Cultural District

Create your own unique tutu at our Tutu Factory with our professional seamstresses! You can learn the process of how to decorate your own tutu, observe a tutu being made live, and admire original Hong Kong Ballet costumes used onstage! Don't miss your chance to purchase a Hong Kong Ballet tutu (value HK$100) to customise it and make it completely yours!

Free Admission
No prior registration; first-come, first served

Hong Kong Ballet in Residence 2020
The first year of Hong Kong Ballet’s residency at Freespace features creative four-day ballet experiences with live performances for audiences of all ages. Workshops, insightful talks and interactive sessions will take place alongside collaborative short works between Hong Kong-based choreographers and fashion designers to innovatively activate Freespace.

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Photo 1: Ballet Classics for Children: The Sleeping Beauty promotional image | Dancers (from left): Dong Ruixue, Henry Seldon | Creative: Design Army | Photographer: Dean Alexander | Courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet

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Photo 3: Ballet Classics for Children: The Sleeping Beauty promotional image | Dancers (from top, clockwise): Fu Yiyang, Lai Lok Sze Vanessa,  Zhang Xuening, Ashleigh Bennett, Gao Ge | Creative: Design Army | Photographer: Dean Alexander | Courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet

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Photo 4: Ballet Classics for Children: The Sleeping Beauty | Dancers (from left): Pang Zhaoqian (till Season 2015/16), Rick Lau (Script Writer/Narrator), Li Lin | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco | Courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet

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Photo 5: Ballet Classics for Children: The Sleeping Beauty | Dancers (from left): Liang Yong Lin (till Season 2017/18), Jonathan Spigner | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco | Courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet

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Photo 6: Ballet Classics for Children: The Sleeping Beauty | Dancers (from left):  Yumiko Fukuda (till Season 2016/17), Wei Wei | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco| Courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet

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Photo 8: Ballet Classics for Children: The Sleeping Beauty | Dancers (from left): Rick Lau (Script Writer/Narrator), Hong Kong Ballet Dancers| Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco | Courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet

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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 Freespace

Freespace is Hong Kong’s new centre for contemporary performance in the heart of the Art Park in the West Kowloon Cultural District, presenting multi-genre performances and events. It produces boundary-pushing collaborations and promotes new ways of seeing and experiencing performance. Freespace houses The Box, one of the largest black box theatres in Hong Kong, a flexible space for cutting-edge performances. Two multi-purpose spaces - The Room and The Studio - are designed to be used for creative exchange and artistic collaborations. Lau Bak Livehouse is an intimate bar café presenting live music from Hong Kong and around the world. 

About the West Kowloon Cultural District

The West Kowloon Cultural District is one of the largest and most ambitious cultural projects in the world. Its vision is to create a vibrant new cultural quarter for Hong Kong on forty hectares of reclaimed land located alongside Victoria Harbour. With a varied mix of theatres, performance spaces, and museums, the West Kowloon Cultural District will produce and host world-class exhibitions, performances and cultural events, providing twenty-three hectares of public open space, including a two-kilometre waterfront promenade.

For further information, please contact:
Nick Chan
Director of Marketing
T: (852) 2105 9716|
M: (852) 9728 1777
[email protected]

Eunice Ho
Assistant Marketing Manager

T: (852) 2105 9757
M: (852) 9189 2235
[email protected]m

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