First performances of Don Quixote fantastic success
Four more shows next weekend

[Hong Kong – 25th August 2014] The Hong Kong Ballet’s dancers were thrilled with the first four performances for the Company’s season première, Don Quixote this weekend. For many months now they have been working with renowned Prima Ballerina Nina Ananiashvili to perfect the production, and the hours of hard work have undoubtedly yielded superb results. The first performances featured several casts, one led by The Hong Kong Ballet’s Liu Yu-yao and Wei Wei (in the roles of Kitri and Basilio), and one led by guest stars Matthew Golding and Anna Tsygankova.

The audiences loved the show too, with children, adults and the elderly all delighted with the flamboyant ballet. Many ballet-goers remarked on the fast pace and variety of the ballet; they loved the colourful sets and costumes, and the live accompaniment of Ludwig Minkus’s score added to the experience. The ballet is set in Barcelona, withthe action taking place in a market square, an inn, a gypsy encampment and a forest. The audience fell in love with the dashing Basilio and the fiery Kitri, and dearly hoped that they would find a way to be together, despite Lorenzo’s wishes. The mood of the ballet is hugely uplifting and energetic, and everyone came out of the theatre with smiles on their faces.

There are another four performances of this fun family ballet next weekend, with Candice Adea as the beautiful Kitri and Shen Jie as her sweetheart Basilio for the first two performances, and Zhang Si Yuan and Li Jia-bo dancing those roles for the last two performances. Tickets are available at URBTIX. Don’t miss you chance to see this cape-twirling, castanet clicking, fan-waving spectacular!

Don Quixote–event and booking details
22, 23, 29, 30 August 2014 – 7:30PM
23, 24, 30, 31 August 2014 – 2:30PM
Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
8 performances

Programme Duration: approximately 2 hours including 1 interval
Suitable for ages 3 and above

Prices: $140, $280, $480, $680, $1000 (Limited availability VIP tickets)

50% off Full-time students, senior citizens, people with disabilities (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 The Hong Kong Ballet
10% off
(First two tickets)
CY Buddies, Zuni's Friends, CCDC Dance Generation Premium members, HKPO Club Bravo members, Friends of HKCO and Friends of HKDC
Group Booking 10% off for every purchase of 10-19 tickets at regular price, 15% off for 20-40 tickets.

*Patrons can enjoy only one of the above discounts for each purchase
*Discounts are not applicable to $1000 VIP tickets

Ticketing Enquiries:3761 6661
Credit Card Booking: 2111 5999
Internet Booking:
Programme Enquiries: 2105 9724

About The Hong Kong Ballet

One of the premier classical ballet companies in Asia, The Hong Kong Ballet is becoming internationally recognized as a world-class institution that represents Hong Kong’s unique character. November 2013 marked the 35th anniversary of the Company, which has evolved into a vibrant performing arts organization with accomplished dancers, a strong repertoire and technically challenging productions.

The Hong Kong Ballet’s artistic team is led by Artistic Director Madeleine Onne, with over 40 dancers originating from all over the world. Performing a repertoire that combines classical masterpieces and acclaimed contemporary works, the Company continues to commission works from today’s most sought-after choreographers. Recent commissions include new ballets from choreographers such as Fei Bo, Kinsun Chan, Wang Xin Peng, Peter Quanz, Yuri Ng, Cynthia Harvey, Terence Kohler and JormaElo.

Throughout its 35 year history, The Hong Kong Ballet has raised its international profile with more than 30 tours and prestigious accolades. The North America Tour in the summer of 2012 incorporated the company’s debut appearance at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival which was followed by an invitation to perform at the renowned Fall for Dance festival held annually in New York. In September 2013, The Hong Kong Ballet presented its production of Swan Lake at the Guangzhou Opera House, as part of the Guangzhou Arts Festival.2014 is an important year for The Hong Kong Ballet; in March 10 of the dancers performed Nacho Duato’s Castrati at the New National Theater in Tokyo, and in June the Company was invited to perform again at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. In addition, The Hong Kong Ballet received the Hong Kong Dance Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance in 2014 for its production of Ronald Hynd’s The Merry Widow; also in 2014 two of The Hong Kong Ballet’s dancers were nominated for the Prix Benois de la Danse, held annually in Moscow at the Bolshoi Theatre.

An integral part of the Company’s activities is its extensive education and community outreach program, which brings the art of ballet to students as well as to the wider community of Hong Kong. Annual events include Ballet Classics for Children, abridged versions of full-length classical ballets geared towards young audiences. The Hong Kong Ballet’s Education and Community Outreach department’s endeavors were recognized in 2014 with the Hong Kong Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Youth or Community Dance.

For enquiries, please contact:
Miss Chiu Yee-ling
Assistant Marketing Manager
The Hong Kong Ballet
+852 2105 9757
[email protected]


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Dancers: Wei Wei & Liu Yu-yao
Photographer: Tony Luk


Dancers: Liu Yu-yao & Wei Wei
Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco


Dancer: Liu Yu-yao
Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco


Dancer: Li Lin
Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco


Dancer: Zhang Si Yuan
Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco


The Hong Kong Ballet Dancers
Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco


Dancer: Kostyantyn Keshyshev
Photographer: Tony Luk


Dancer: Naomi Yuzawa
Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco


Dancers: Song Hai Feng &
Liu Miao-miao
Photographer: Tony Luk


Dancer: Liu Miao-miao
Photographer: Tony Luk


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