Hong Kong Audiences Captivated by
FANCL Proudly Presents The Nutcracker,

 The festive ballet continues to entertain in its second week


[Hong Kong 27 December 2019] With its brilliant choreography by Terence Kohler, signature elements of Tchaikovsky’s timeless music, wondrous scenery and glittering costumes, FANCL Proudly Presents The Nutcracker has been bringing some holiday magic to Hong Kong.

Clara and Fritz’s adventures into the magical doll house with live accompaniment by Hong Kong Sinfonietta delighted audiences in the last X performances. Four pairs of dancers, Ye Feifei and Li Jiabo, Chen Zhiyao and Wei Wei, Yef Feifei and Li Lin, Kim Eunsil and Shen Jie showcased their artistry in the lead roles of the Ballerina and the Nutcracker with overwhelming audience’s response.

On Opening Night, Title Sponsor FANCL hosted an intermission cocktail receptions, which were attended by Mr Christopher Chan, Managing Director of Fantastic Natural Cosmetics Limited (FANCL); Mrs Michelle Chan, Executive Director of Fantastic Natural Cosmetics Limited (FANCL); Ms Annie Liu; Ms Akina Fong; Mrs Nicola Young; Ms Snowy Choi; Ms Jocelyn Chan; Ms Christine Au-Yeung; Ms Aka Chio.

With FANCL’s generous donation to the Company’s Accessibility Fund, members from Jockey Club Fong Shu Chuen Integrated Children & Youth Services Centre; Pok Oi Hospital Mrs Lee Ho Siu Fong Memorial Children and Families Development Centre; Whampoa Integrated Children & Youth Service Centre; The Church of United Brethren in Christ and Yang Memorial Methodist Social Service received 100 complimentary tickets to enjoy the 21 December matinee performance. A pre-performance talk was also specially organised for the four beneficiary organisations.

Four more performances run 27-29 December 2019 at Hong Kong Cultural Centre’s Grand Theatre. Tickets are available at URBTIX and are priced at $680, $480, $320 and $180, with VIP tickets at $1,000. Suitable for ages 3 and above. Don’t miss out on the chance to celebrate the season with loved ones at this joyful holiday event!

Cast list for lead roles:

Date/Time

27 Dec 7:30pm

28 Dec 2:30pm

28 Dec 7:30pm

29 Dec 2:30pm

Ballerina

YE Feifei

KIM Eunsil

YE Feifei

CHEN Zhiyao

Nutcracker

WEI Wei 

SHEN Jie

Li Jiabo

WEI Wei

Rat King

Forrest Rain
OLIVEROS

Henry SELDON

Forrest Rain
OLIVEROS

LI Jiabo

Clara

Amber LEWIS

Nana SAKAI

YANG Ruiqi

LAI Pui Ki Peggy

Fritz

Jonathan SPIGNER

MA Renjie

SHEN Jie

Luis CABRERA


Creative Team
Choreography: Terence Kohler
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Dramaturge: Clair Sauran
Set & Costume Design: Jordi Roig
Lighting Design: David Bofarull
Painters: Jordi Castells & Quique Conde
Live Accompaniment: Hong Kong Sinfonietta
Conductor: Fayçal Karoui

Performance Details
27.12.2019 (Fri) 7:30pm
28.12.2019 (sat) 2:30pm & 6:30pm
29.12.2019 (Sun) 2:30pm
Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
$1,000 (VIP tickets) $680, $480, $320, $180 | * $340, $240, $160, $90

Four performances with live accompaniment
* Available for full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above and people with disabilities and their caretakers
Tickets available at URBTIX now

Ticketing Enquiries: 3761 6661
Credit Card Booking: 2111 5999
Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk
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 two hours, including one intermission

Discounts

50% off

Full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and their caretakers (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

Group Booking

10% off every purchase of 10-19 tickets at regular price; 15% off every purchase of 20-40 tickets

 

Patrons can enjoy only one of the above discounts for each purchase.
Discounts are not applicable to $1,000 VIP tickets.

$1,000 VIP ticket-holders Special Privilege
Present your ticket stub to Hong Kong Ballet’s reception counter (Level 2 Foyer, Hong Kong Cultural Centre) before the end of intermission to receive a coupon for a free drink. Each ticket stub is valid for one free drink only.

FANCL x Hong Kong Ballet The Nutcracker Exclusive Privilege
Ticket holders are entitled to redeem a complimentary FANCL x HK Ballet The Nutcracker Doll – Christmas Edition at selected FANCL shops in Hong Kong, from 1 December 2019 to 15 January 2020!

Redemption available at the following shops:
- The ONE, Tsim Sha Tsui
- K11 Musea, Tsim Sha Tsui
- Elements, Kowloon
- Festival Walk, Kowloon Tong
- MOKO, Mong Kok
- Windsor House, Causeway Bay
- Cityplaza, Taikoo Shing
- Entertainment Building, Central
- Nan Fung Place, Sheung Wan

‧This complimentary redemption is only valid from 1 December 2019 to 15 January 2020
‧Original ticket or ticket stub must be presented for redemption
‧Membership registration on iFANCL HK Mobile App must be completed and presented for redemption
‧Each ticket or ticket stub can be redeemed once only
‧The redemption is subject to a first-come-first-served basis while stocks last
‧Terms and conditions apply
‧In case of any dispute, FANCL reserves the right to make final decision
For more incredible promotions, check out the exciting details at iFANCL HK Mobile App!

Exclusive Champagne Appreciation Session with Perrier-Jouët Champagne
$1,000 (VIP) and $680 ticket holders can enjoy a complimentary Exclusive Champagne Appreciation Session hosted by Hong Kong Ballet's Champagne Partner Perrier-Jouët Champagne.

Registration: Dominic.Hu@pernod-ricard.com
(Please include name, phone number and a copy of ticket stub)
Enquiries: 2378 7965 (Mr Hu)

‧Participant must be aged 18 or above
‧Original ticket stub must be presented for entrance
‧One ticket stub admits one person for one entry only
‧Limited quota; first-come, first-served
‧Date of the Exclusive Champagne Appreciation Session to be determined
‧Terms and conditions apply
‧In case of any dispute, Perrier-Jouët Champagne reserves the right to make final decision

15% off food and beverages at InterContinental Hong Kong
Ticket holders of this production can enjoy 15% off food and beverages at all restaurants and bars at InterContinental Hong Kong before or after the performance upon presentation of their tickets on the performance date.  

Terms and conditions apply. This offer is not applicable on 25 December 2019.
Enquiries: 2313 2323 / fb.hongkong@ihg.com
Website: hongkong-ic.intercontinental.com

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Photo 1: The Nutcracker | Dancers (from left): Ye Feifei, Li Jiabo | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco

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Photo 2: The Nutcracker | Dancers (from left): Chen Zhiyao, Wei Wei | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco

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Photo 3: The Nutcracker | Dancers (from left): Yang Ruiqi, Shen Jie | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco

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Photo 4: The Nutcracker | Dancers (from left): Luis Cabrera, Nana Sakai | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco

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Photo 5: The Nutcracker | Dancers (from left): Lai Nok Sze Vanessa, Forrest Rain Oliveros | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco

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Photo 6: The Nutcracker | Hong Kong Ballet Dancers | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco

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Photo 7: The Nutcracker | Lai Pui Ki Peggy and Hong Kong Ballet Dancers | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco

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Photo 8: The Nutcracker | Hong Kong Ballet Dancers | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco

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Photo 9 (From left): Fu Yiyang, Member of Corps de Ballet of Hong Kong Ballet; Mr Paul Tam, Executive Director of Hong Kong Ballet; Mr Christopher Chan, Managing Director of FANCL; Mrs Michelle Chan, Executive Director of FANCL; Mr Septime Webre, Artistic Director of Hong Kong Ballet; Ashleigh Bennett, Member of Corps de Ballet of Hong Kong Ballet

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Photo 10: Ms Annie Liu

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Photo 11: Ms Annie Liu

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Photo 12: Mrs Nicola Young

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Photo 13: Ms Snowy Choi and family

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Photo 14: Ms Christine Au-Yeung

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Photo 15: Ms Aka Chio

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Photo 16 (From left): Kan Ka Kit Jordan, Xu Shentian, Members of Corps de Ballet of Hong Kong Ballet; Yuen Ao Xin Hennes, Apprentice of Hong Kong Ballet; Thomas Giugovaz, Coryphée of Hong Kong Ballet

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Photo 17 (From left): Kim Eunsil, Coryphée of Hong Kong Ballet; Ashleigh Bennett; Fu Yiyang; Xu Shentian

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Photo 18 (from left): Mr Paul Tam; Mr Christopher Chan; Mrs Michelle Chan; Mr Septime Webre; Hong Kong Ballet Artistic Team and Dancers; Guests and Staff of FANCL

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Photo 19 (from left): Mrs Michelle Chan; Mr Christopher Chan; Hong Kong Ballet Dancers; Staff of FANCL

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Photo 20 (From left): Shen Jie, Principal Dancer of Hong Kong Ballet; Ms Annie Liu; Mrs Michelle Chan;, Yang Ruiqi, Coryphee of Hong Kong Ballet; Mr Christopher Chan

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Photo 21 (From left): Shen Jie; Yang Ruiqi; Li jiabo, Principal Dancer of Hong Kong Ballet; Mr Frederick Yu, Principal Assistant Secretary for Home Affairs (Culture) and guest; Mr Paul Tam; Ye Feifei, Principal Dancer of Hong Kong Ballet

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Photo 22: FANCL Proudly Presents The Nutcracker Opening Night Performance's Curtain call

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Photo 23: Accessibility Fund beneficiary families from Jockey Club Fong Shu Chuen Integrated Children & Youth Services Centre; Pok Oi Hospital Mrs Lee Ho Siu Fong Memorial Children and Families Development Centre; Whampoa Integrated Children & Youth Service Centre; The Church of United Brethren in Christ and Yang Memorial Methodist Social Service

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Photo 24: Accessibility Fund beneficiary families from Jockey Club Fong Shu Chuen Integrated Children & Youth Services Centre; Pok Oi Hospital Mrs Lee Ho Siu Fong Memorial Children and Families Development Centre; Whampoa Integrated Children & Youth Service Centre; The Church of United Brethren in Christ and Yang Memorial Methodist Social Service

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Photo 25: Accessibility Fund beneficiary families from Jockey Club Fong Shu Chuen Integrated Children & Youth Services Centre; Pok Oi Hospital Mrs Lee Ho Siu Fong Memorial Children and Families Development Centre; Whampoa Integrated Children & Youth Service Centre; The Church of United Brethren in Christ and Yang Memorial Methodist Social Service

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Photo 26: Accessibility Fund beneficiary families from Jockey Club Fong Shu Chuen Integrated Children & Youth Services Centre; Pok Oi Hospital Mrs Lee Ho Siu Fong Memorial Children and Families Development Centre; Whampoa Integrated Children & Youth Service Centre; The Church of United Brethren in Christ and Yang Memorial Methodist Social Service

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Photo 27: Opening Night Cocktail Reception of FANCL Proudly Presents The Nutcracker

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Photo 28: Opening Night Cocktail Reception of FANCL Proudly Presents The Nutcracker

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Photo 29: FANCL Proudly Presents The Nutcracker

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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 FANCL

FANCL was founded in 1980, possesses world-class product research and development technology, manufacturing preservative-free cosmetics and nutritional supplements to eliminate cosmetics-related skin problems, and offering customers a comprehensive health and nutrition support. FANCL has always promoted the “Less is More” culture, which aims to make our convoluted world more simple and direct in order to drive positive changes in people’s quality of life.

For further information, please contact:

Nick Chan
Director of Marketing
T: (852) 2105 9716
M: (852) 9728 1777
nick_chan@hkballet.com

Eunice Ho
Assistant Marketing Manager

T: (852) 2105 9757
M: (852) 9189 2235
eunice_ho@hkballet.com

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