Hong Kong Ballet Celebrates the Festive Season with
FANCL Proudly Presents The Nutcracker,
Honouring a Christmas Tradition


[Hong Kong30 October 2019] This Christmas, the world’s most popular festive ballet returns to bring families and friends together, as Hong Kong Ballet continues a beloved holiday tradition with its eighth annual production of Terence Kohler’s The Nutcracker, with FANCL as its Title Sponsor for the fourth consecutive year. Last year’s 16 shows completely sold out in advance, so fans shouldn’t wait to get their tickets for this magical production!

A classic favourite among audiences of all ages, The Nutcracker has been bringing adventure, fantasy, romance and the Christmas spirit to people from around the world since its creation, and HKB has staged almost 350 performances in the last three decades. From the moment the curtain rises, audiences experience the magic of the holiday season as the lights dim, the music soars and snowflakes swirl! Follow Clara and Fritz’s captivating adventure as they help the courageous Nutcracker reunite with his Ballerina love and rescue the kingdom from the sinister Rat King. 

Kohler created this current version especially for the Company, reimagining this Christmas classic with a fresh visual style while maintaining the original version’s elegance and charm. With its exciting plot, dazzling sets and sparkling costumes, The Nutcracker will thrill Hong Kong audiences with Tchaikovsky’s enthralling score performed live by Hong Kong Sinfonietta.

The Nutcracker will run 19-29 December 2019 at Hong Kong Cultural Centre’s Grand Theatre for 15 performances. The show time of the evening performances on 21, 22, 25, 26 and 28 December will be changed from 7:30pm to 6:30pm. Tickets are available at URBTIX now and are priced at $680, $480, $320 and $180, with VIP tickets at $1,000. Suitable for ages 3 and above. Come and celebrate the season with loved ones at this joyful holiday event!

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: Philip Ellis

Performance Details
Opening Night 20.12.2019 (Fri) 7:30pm
21-22 (Sat-Sun), 25-26 (Wed-Thu), 28.12.2019 (Sat) 2:30pm & 6:30pm
23, 27 (Mon & Fri).12.2019 7:30pm
29.12.2019 (Sun) 2:30pm
Preview 19.12.2019 (Thu) 7:30pm
Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
$1,000 (VIP tickets) $680, $480, $320, $180 | * $340, $240, $160, $90
[Preview] $880 (limited VIP tickets), $580, $420, $320, $180 | * $290, $210, $160, $90

15 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

HKB UPCLOSE
"Ballet StoryTime" Art Workshops - The Nutcracker
15.12.2019 (Sun) 3:00pm-3:45pm
Extension Activities Room, G/F, Yuen Long Public Library

Don’t miss our brand new "Ballet StoryTime" series at public libraries around the city! Based on Peter Pan, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and Romeo + Juliet, the talks allow you to experience ballet on a whole new level. Dive deeper into a ballet production with these interactive sessions exploring ballet pantomime, choreography, costumes and a day in the life of a dancer as well as learning some actual steps from a production from Hong Kong Ballet dancers!

Conducted in Cantonese
Suitable for ages 3-12 with a parent. Seat reservations start from 15.11.2019 (Fri) 9:00am.

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Photo 1: The Nutcracker promotional image | Dancers (from top): Ye Feifei as Ballerina, Shen Jie as the Nutcracker | Creative: Design Army | Photography: Dean Alexander | Courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet

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Photo 2: The Nutcracker promotional image | Dancers (from left): Yang Ruiqi, Lauma Berga (till 2018/19 Season) | Creative: Design Army | Photography: Dean Alexander | Courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet

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Photo 3: The Nutcracker promotional image | Dancers (from left): Cheng Hei Lam Michelle, Fu Yiyang, Liu Weinan, Lai Pui Ki Peggy, Wang Yueh Erica | Creative: Design Army | Photography: Dean Alexander | Courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet

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Photo 4: The Nutcracker promotional image | Dancers (from left): Luis Cabrera, Nana Sakai | Creative: Design Army | Photography: Dean Alexander | Courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet

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Photo 5: The Nutcracker promotional image | Dancer: Lai Nok Sze Vanessa | Creative: Design Army | Photography: Dean Alexander | Courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet

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Photo 6: Dancers (from left): Gao Ge, Li Lin | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco | Courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet

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Photo 7: Dancers (from left): Venus Villa, Li Jiabo and Hong Kong Ballet Dancers | Photography: Conrad Dy-Liacco | Courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet

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Photo 8: Dancers: Dong Ruixue and Hong Kong Ballet Dancers | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco | Courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet

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Photo 9: Dancers (from left): Lai Pui Ki Peggy, Leung Chunlong | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco | Courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet

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Photo 10: Dancers (from left): Forrest Rain Oliveros, Li Jiabo | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco | Courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet

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Photo 11: Hong Kong Ballet Dancers | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco | 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 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

Derek Wong
Senior Corporate Communications Officer
T: (852) 2105 9753
M: (852) 6286 6422
derek_wong@hkballet.com

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