UOB Proudly Presents
Coco Chanel: the Life of a Fashion Icon’s World Premiere

Mesmerises Audiences with 5 Sold-out Performances

[Hong Kong—27 March 2023] Hong Kong Ballet (HKB), Atlanta Ballet and Queensland Ballet thrilled Hong Kong audiences with the much-anticipated world premiere of Coco Chanel: the Life of a Fashion Icon by world-renowned Colombian-Belgian choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. Proudly presented by UOB, Coco Chanel: the Life of a Fashion Icon’s World Premiere ran at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts’ Lyric Theatre during 24-26 March 2023. The show was enthusiastically received with standing ovations!

We’re incredibly grateful for our entire team’s dedication to make this special ballet production one of the dance season’s highlights and for the show to receive such an overwhelmingly enthusiastic response from our fans.

A brilliant designer and shrewd businesswoman, firebrand Coco Chanel redefined the world of fashion and outfitted a new generation of modern women who were intelligent, ambitious and rebellious. Her iconic little black dress and bouclé jackets and skirts are now classic style staples seen all over the world.

Honourable guests that attended the opening performance included Mrs Christine Ip, CEO – Greater China, UOB; Mr Jimmy Koh, Head of Group Strategic Communications and Brand, UOB; Ms Marietta Li, Head of Strategic Communications, Brand and Customer Insights, Hong Kong and Taiwan, UOB; Ms Lilian Chong, Head of Group Brand and CSR, UOB; Mr Kenneth Fok, JP and Ms Guo Jingjing. In addition, Ms Daisy Ho, BBS, Chairman of the HKB Board of Governors; Mrs Mira Yeh, Vice-chairman of HKB Board of Governors; and HKB Board of Governors members Mrs Janice Chan-Choy, Ms Lindzay Chan, Mrs Deirdre Fu Tcheng, Mrs Liana Yung Yeung, Dr Eden Woon, JP, Mr Arthur Minshiang Wang; Ms Maya Lin, Member of HKB Board of Governors & Co-chair of The Hong Kong Ballet Guild attended the premiere to celebrate HKB’s artistry and dedicated efforts.

*This production was inspired by real-life persons. Incidents, names, characters and timelines portrayed in this production are fictitious. Reference to any specific product, service, design, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, sponsorship or association by any person with 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, 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.

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