Ballet in Lee Gardens – Peter Pan Ballet Fun Day 
 

Lee Gardens set to be transformed into a realm of fantasy with lively performances and upbeat character parade


[Hong Kong – 11 September 2019] Hong Kong Ballet proudly kicked off its milestone 40th Anniversary Season to initiate a take on classic tale Peter Pan with irresistible freshness and fizz at Hong Kong Cultural Centre and Sha Tin Town Hall last August. Celebrating the premiere of the ballet extravaganza, Hong Kong Ballet, Hysan Development and Lee Gardens Association jointly presented “Ballet in Lee Gardens – Peter Pan with a plethora of interactive and fun-filled Peter Pan themed activities including “Ballet Fun Day in Lee Gardens” and Peter Pan Ballet Exhibition – A Fearless Adventure Guide to Neverland” on 7 September. Revellers braced for a magical and exciting adventure to the wonderful world of Peter Pan at Lee Gardens area.

Close to 50 Hong Kong Ballet and children dancers invited by Hysan Development and Lee Gardens Association performed in a lively parade around Lee Gardens area. Popular characters namely Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, Wendy, Captain Hook, the Crocodile, Butterflies, Lady Bugs and others joined hands to offer hundreds of people a fascinating sneak peek into the wonderful world of Peter Pan. The stunning performance amazed the audience with the ravishing beauty and grace of ballet on bustling streets.

The dancers staged the vibrant and fun-filled parade after the breathtaking performance. Embarking on the parade at Hysan Place’s 1/F Atrium, the dancers toured Pak Sha Road, Lee Theatre Plaza and Lee Garden One pavement for plenty of photogenic opportunities.

Beloved Peter Pan and Tinkerbell showcased their astounding artistry with mesmerizing dance postures and interacted with audiences. Children dancers starring the roles of Lady Bugs and Butterflies offered exciting live performance in the crowd to spread sheer joy and happiness. The high-energy parade was filled with carnival-like atmosphere as audiences waved to well-loved characters and followed them to tour around the Lee Gardens area joyfully.

The audiences were also given the chance to closely interact with Peter Pan’s dancers and take photos at different spots. It was indeed a magical and exciting journey for the audiences to revel in the thrilling adventure of Peter Pan and snap captivating photos in the frenetic parade.

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Photo 1: (Third row from left seventh): Ms Michelle Lee, General Manager, Retail of Hysan Development Company Limited; Ms Kitty Choy, Director, Retail of Hysan Development Company Limited; Ms Ng Yuen-ting, Yolanda, MH, Member, Wan Chai District Council and Chairman, Cultural & Leisure Services Committee; Ms Irene Lee, Chairman of Hysan Development Company Limited; Mr Ricky Lui, Chief Operating Officer of Hysan Development Company Limited; Ms Tiffany Lam, Director, Marketing and Customer Experience of Hysan Development Company Limited; Mr Mark Tung, Director of Lee Gardens Association; Mr Paul Tam, Executive Director of Hong Kong Ballet; Mr Septime Webre, Artistic Director of Hong Kong Ballet; Hong Kong Ballet Dancers and Children Dancers

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Photo 2: Peter Pan performance | Dancers (from left): Shen Jie, Luis R. Torres

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Photo 3: Peter Pan performance | Dancers: Kim Eunsil and Children Dancers

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Photo 4: (Third row from left second):  Mr Paul Tam; Mr Ricky Lui; Ms Ng Yuen-ting, Yolanda, MH; Ms Ophelia Hui; Mr Mark Tung; Mr Septime Webre; Hong Kong Ballet Dancers and Children Dancers

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Photo 5: (Second row from left fifth): Ms Ng Yuen-ting, Yolanda, MH; Mr Ricky Lui; Mr Paul Tam; Mr Septime Webre; Mr Mark Tung; Hong Kong Ballet dancers and Children Dancers

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Photo 6: Hong Kong Ballet Dancers

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Photo 7: Peter Pan performance

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Photo 8: Peter Pan performance | Dancers (from left): Chen Zhiyao; Nicolas Yu, Children Dancer

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Photo 9: Peter Pan performance | Dancer: Kim Eunsil

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Photo 10: Peter Pan performance | Dancer: Shen Jie

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Photo 11: Peter Pan performance | Dancers: Kim Eunsil and Children Dancers

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Photo 12: Peter Pan performance | Dancers (from top): Chen Zhiyao, Shen Jie

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Photo 13: Peter Pan Parade

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Photo 14: Peter Pan performance | Dancer: Chen Zhiyao

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Photo 15: Peter Pan performance | Dancers (from top, clockwise): Nicolas Yu, Chen Zhiyao, Ethan Chudnow, Kan Ka Kit Jordan

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Photo 16: Peter Pan performance | Dancers: Kim Eunsil and Children Dancers

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Photo 17: Peter Pan performance | Dancer: Ethan Chudnow

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Photo 18: Peter Pan performance | Dancers (from left): Shen Jie, Chen Zhiyao

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Photo 19: Peter Pan performance | Dancers (from left): Shen Jie, Luis R. Torres

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Photo 20: Peter Pan performance | Dancers (from left): Ethan Chudnow, Luis R. Torres

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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 Lee Gardens Association

Lee Gardens Association is an area association, with aims to create a unified community of businesses in the Lee Gardens area, and to bring new excitement to locals and visitors through events and activities. Hysan Development is a founding member and a major sponsor of Lee Gardens Association.

About Hysan Development 

Hysan Development Company Limited is a leading property investment, management and development company in Hong Kong with an investment property portfolio of over 4 million square feet of high quality office, retail and residential space. With roots in the district since the 1920s, Hysan is one of the largest commercial landlords in Causeway Bay.

About Lee Gardens Area

The Lee Gardens Area in Causeway Bay consists of Hysan Place, Lee Gardens One to Six, 25 Lan Fong Road, Lee Theatre, Leighton Centre, and One Hysan Avenue (I.T HYSAN ONE). Located at the heart of Causeway Bay and surrounded by the bustling city centre, the premium destination offers first-class business and retail facilities, including exciting fashion, lifestyle products, hospitality, and dining. This high-energy zone truly stands among the most vital and dynamic journeys of discovery in the world, creating a choice location for people to work, shop and play.

For further information, please contact:

Nick Chan
Director of Marketing
T: 2105 9716
M: 9728 177
nick_chan@hkballet.com

Derek Wong
Senior Corporate Communications Officer
T: 2105 9753
M: 6286 6422
derek_wong@hkballet.com

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