[Hong Kong—3 September 2021] Hong Kong Ballet (HKB) announces the casting of The Sleeping Beauty.
|14 Oct 7:30pm
17 Oct 7:30pm
|15 Oct 7:30pm||16 Oct 2:30pm||16 Oct 7:30pm||17 Oct 2:30pm|
|Princess Aurora||Amber Lewis||Ye Feifei||Yang Ruiqi||Ye Feifei||Kim Eunsil|
|Prince Désiré||Wei Wei||Daniel Camargo||Albert Gordon||Daniel Camargo||Shen Jie|
|Lilac Fairy||Wang Qingxin||Zhang Xuening||Wang Qingxin||Wang Qingxin||Jessica Burrows|
|Fairy Carabosse||Yonen Takano||Wei Wei||Henry Seldon||Wei Wei||Henry Seldon|
|Princess Florine||Nana Sakai||Yang Ruiqi||Nana Sakai||Reina Sawai||Lai Pui Ki Peggy|
|Blue Bird||Wangzi||Albert Gordon||Ma Renji||Kai Kanzaki||Jeremy Chan|
Hong Kong Ballet (HKB) brings back the one of the world’s most beloved classical ballets The Sleeping Beauty, a captivating production commissioned for HKB in 2010 and produced by Cynthia Harvey, former Principal Dancer of American Ballet Theatre and The Royal Ballet.
International ballet star Daniel Camargo, former Principal Dancer at Dutch National Ballet and Stuttgart Ballet, will join HKB dancers for the 15 and 16 October evening performances. Wei Wei will retire as Principal Dancer, whose farewell performances will be on 14 and 17 October evenings.
Featuring Mark Bailey’s lavish sets and glorious costumes, the highly-anticipated production will feature Tchaikovsky’s iconic score performed live by Hong Kong Sinfonietta under the baton of Yip Wing-sie. Harvey’s interpretation of the classic fairytale exquisitely tells the good versus evil story of Princess Aurora, who is bewitched by the wicked fairy Carabosse and fated to slumber until awakened by true love’s kiss.
Creative: Design Army | Photography: Ken Ngan | Courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet
Dancers (from left):Ye Feifei, Wei Wei, Jessica Burrows, Reina Sawai, Kim Eunsil
For further information, please contact:
Nick Chan | Director of Marketing | T: 21059716 / 97281777 | [email protected]
Jerry Qiu | Assistant Marketing & PR Manager | T: 21059753 / 68796734 | [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.