Hong Kong Ballet Announces HKBALLET@HOME 


[Hong Kong—13 March 2020] With many people working from home and children currently not in school, Hong Kong Ballet (HKB) announced that it will be launching HKBALLET@HOME, an exciting free online channel featuring interactive ballet content, on Facebook. A variety of entertaining shows will be posted every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 3pm in the coming weeks.

On Mondays, get ready for Ballet Goes Viral with inspiring talk shows series "Ballet Blahblahblah", hosted by Artistic Director Septime Webre with Company dancers and guest speakers, “Ballerina Chef”, a fun new cooking series with HKB dancers showcasing their hidden talent by sharing their secret recipes, and “Ballet 101” with professional ballet dancers uncovering some common ballet myths.

On Wednesdays, check out Barre Classes Online taught by Company members that children and adults can take at home using only a chair! HKB dancers will teach some classical ballet choreography from pre-beginner to advanced levels.

On Flashback Fridays, relax and get inspired by highlights from our dynamic video archive featuring our vibrant HKB dance artists throughout the years.

Every Monday: Ballet Goes Viral

1. Ballet Blahblahblah
To celebrate its 40th Anniversary, HKB invited founding member Mary Griffiths to share about how the Company began as well as some world-renowned guest artists from International Gala of Stars to share their experiences with Company principal dancers Ye Fei Fei and Li Jiabo. Join us for this compelling series.

2. Ballerina Chef
HKB dancers share their secret recipes and demonstrate their talent in the kitchen! From buying fresh food in the market to serving their favourite dishes on the table, our ballerina chefs will show us their creative cooking styles and how they eat healthy!

3. Ballet 101
Learn all about pointe shoes and ballet facts in a fun and entertaining way! HKB dancers demonstrate how they prepare and break in their new pointe shoes and answer the most frequently asked questions to uncover some myths about ballet.

16 Mar 3pm (Mon)

Odette, Odile & Me
Guests: Dorothée Gilbert, Etoile, Paris Opera Ballet
Kondo Ako, Principal Artist, The Australian Ballet
Tan Yuanyuan, Principal Dancer, San Francisco Ballet
Ye Feifei, Principal Dancer, Hong Kong Ballet

23 Mar 3pm (Mon)

My Life as a Male Ballet Dancer
Guests: Vitor Luiz, International Ballet Star; Former Principal Dancer, San Francisco Ballet
Osiel Gouneo, Principal Dancer, Bavarian State Ballet
Marcelo Gomes, International Ballet Star; Former Principal Dancer, American Ballet Theatre
Li Jiabo, Principal Dancer, Hong Kong Ballet

30 Mar 3pm (Mon)

Conversation with Hong Kong Ballet Founder Mary Griffiths
Guest: Mary Griffiths, one of the founders of Hong Kong Ballet

6 – 20 Apr 3pm (Mon)

Ballerina Chef series

27 Apr – 11 May
3pm  (Mon)

Ballet 101 series

Every Wednesday: Barre Classes Online

Take ballet classes at home using only a chair! Join HKB dancers Leung Saulong, Cheng Hei Lam Michelle, Ashleigh Bennett and Ballet Master Yuh Egami for a series of exciting online ballet barre classes. Exercise with elegant ballet choreography at Pre-Beginner, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels. Tune in and develop the grace to move beautifully!

18 Mar 3pm (Wed)

Pre-Beginner class 1

Teacher: Leung Saulong
Featured dancers: 

Stella Chang, Alice Fung

15 Apr 3pm (Wed)

Pre-Beginner class 2

13 May 3pm (Wed)

Pre-Beginner class 3

25 Mar 3pm (Wed)

Beginner class 1

Teacher: Cheng Hei Lam Michelle
Featured dancers:

Alice Fung, Lemuel Ma

22 Apr 3pm (Wed)

Beginner class 2

1 Apr 3pm (Wed)

Intermediate class 1

Teacher: Ashleigh Bennett
Featured dancers: Leung Sze Chai Cindy, Wong Yuet Tung Jasmine

29 Apr 3pm (Wed)

Intermediate class 2

8 Apr 3pm (Wed)

Advanced class 1

Teacher: Yuh Egami
Featured dancers:

Zhang Xuening, Ivana Wong

6 May 3pm (Wed)

Advanced class 2

Every Friday: Flashback Friday

Relax with excerpts of the HKB’s classic performances and other amazing videos. Be inspired by the artistic excellence of HKB dance artists!

20 Mar 3pm (Fri)

World Ballet Day 2019

27 Mar 3pm (Fri)

Hong Kong Ballet’s 40th Anniversary Video

3 Apr 3pm (Fri)

The Unheard Beat

10 Apr (Fri)

Interview with Artistic Director Septime Webre

17 Apr (Fri)

2018/19 Season Brand Campaign Behind-the-scenes

24 Apr (Fri)

Hong Kong Ballet’s 35th Anniversary Video

1 May 3pm (Fri)

Highlights of Classical Ballets

8 May 3pm (Fri)

Highlights of Contemporary Ballets

15 May 3pm (Fri)

Highlights of New Story Ballets

For more information and the programming schedule, please visit the HKB Facebook page or hkballet.com. Join us and enjoy the joy of ballet at home!

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Photo 1: HKBALLET@HOME | Courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet

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Photo 2: HKBALLET@HOME - Barre Class Online - Pre-Beginner class | From left: Leung Saulong, Teacher; Stella Chang, Alice Fung, Dancers | Courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet

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Photo 3: HKBALLET@HOME - Barre Class Online - Beginner class | From left: Alice Fung, Dancer; Cheng Hei Lam Michelle, Teacher; Lemuel Ma, Dancer | Courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet

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Photo 4: HKBALLET@HOME - Barre Class Online - Intermediate class | From left: Ashleigh Bennett, Teacher; Leung Sze Chai Cindy, Wong Yuet Tung Jasmine, Dancers | Courtesy of Hong Kong Balle

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Photo 5: HKBALLET@HOME - Barre Class Online - Advanced class | From left: Zhang Xuening, Ivana Wong, Dancers; Yuh Egami, Teacher; | Courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet

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Photo 6: HKBALLET@HOME - Ballet Blahblahblah - Odette, Odile & Me | From left: Dorothée Gilbert, Etoile, Paris Opera Ballet; Kondo Ako, Principal Artist, The Australian Ballet; Tan Yuanyuan, Principal Dancer, San Francisco Ballet; Ye Feifei, Principal Dancer, Hong Kong Ballet; Septime Webre, Artistic Director, Hong Kong Ballet | Courtesy of Hong Kong Balle

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Photo 7: HKBALLET@HOME - Ballet Blahblahblah - My Life as a Male Ballet Dancer | From left: Vitor Luiz, International Ballet Star; Former Principal Dancer, San Francisco Ballet; Osiel Gouneo, Principal Dancer, Bavarian State Ballet; Marcelo Gomes, International Ballet Star; Former Principal Dancer, American Ballet Theatre; Li Jiabo, Principal Dancer, Hong Kong Ballet; Septime Webre, Artistic Director, Hong Kong Ballet | Courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet

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Photo 8: HKBALLET@HOME - Ballet Blahblahblah - Conversation with Hong Kong Ballet Founder Mary Griffiths | From left: Mary Griffiths, one of the founders of Hong Kong Ballet; Septime Webre, Artistic Director, Hong Kong Ballet | Courtesy of 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, 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 is celebrating its 40th Anniversary during the 2019/20 Season.

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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