Hong Kong Ballet Rings in the Festive Season with FANCL
Proudly Presents The Nutcracker
[Hong Kong – 26 October 2018] Enchanting children and adults alike since its first performance, FANCL Proudly Presents The Nutcracker continues a beloved holiday tradition with its seventh annual Hong Kong Ballet production featuring Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, iconic score performed live by Hong Kong Sinfonietta.
This all-time ballet favourite sweeps Clara and Fritz into a magical dollhouse on Christmas Eve where they embark on a thrilling adventure to help the brave Nutcracker conquer the sinister Rat King and reunite with his Ballerina true love. Audiences will be enchanted by this wondrous world filled with mischievous rats, valiant toy soldiers, dramatic sword fights, glittering snowflakes and captivating dolls.
For the third consecutive year, Title Sponsor FANCL sponsors this timeless classic by acclaimed Australian choreographer Terence Kohler, who created this production especially for Hong Kong Ballet. This year FANCL invites their spokesperson - Hong Kong actress Annie Liu to make exciting cameo appearances on 14 December at 7:30pm and on 15 December at 2:30pm in a special role tailored for her.
Artistic Director Septime Webre enthuses, “The Nutcracker is filled with such magical sensibility - it’s witty, musical and breathtakingly beautiful. Combined with Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, it becomes something amazing and an unforgettable experience for the entire family to enjoy together.”
The production will run from 14-16, 19-23 and 25-26 December 2018 at the Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre for 16 performances. Tickets are available at URBTIX now and are priced at $680, $480, $320 and $180, with VIP tickets at $1,000. Embrace the magic of festive season with your loved ones at this joyful holiday event!
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 Paolo Bortolameolli
14-16, 19-23, 25-26.12.2018 7:30pm
15-16, 22-23, 25-26.12.2018 2:30pm
Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
$1,000 (Limited VIP Tickets)
$680 $480 $320 $180 | * $340 $240 $160 $90
* Available for full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above and people with disabilities
Suitable for ages 3 and above
The presenter reserves the right to alter the programme and artists.
The performance lasts approximately 2 hours with one intermission.
Full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, 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.)
Friends of The Hong Kong Ballet
(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
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 $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 performance or during the intermission to receive a coupon for a free drink. Each ticket stub is valid for one free drink only.
FANCL x HKBallet The Nutcracker Exclusive Privilege The Nutcracker ticket holders are entitled toredeem a complimentary FANCL x HK Ballet “The Nutcracker” Doll - Christmas Edition at selected FANCL shops in Hong Kong, from 1 December 2018 to 15 January 2019!
This complimentary redemption is only valid from 1 December 2018 to 15 January 2019.
Redemption available at the following shops: The ONE, Tsim Sha Tsui; The Sun Arcade, Tsim Sha Tsui; Festival Walk, Kowloon Tong; MOKO, Mong Kok; Windsor House, Causeway Bay; Cityplaza, Taikoo Shing; MTR Central Station, Central; Nan Fung Place, Sheung Wan
Original ticket or ticket stub must be 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
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Exclusive Champagne Appreciation Session with Perrier-Jouët Champagne
$1,000 (VIP) and $680 ticket holders of The Nutcracker can enjoy a complimentary Exclusive Champagne Appreciation Session hosted by Hong Kong Ballet's Champagne Partner Perrier-Jouët Champagne. To RSVP, please send your name, phone number and a copy of The Nutcracker ticket stub to Ophelia.Hui@pernod-ricard.com or Dominic.Hu@pernod-ricard.com. For enquiries, please contact Ms Hui at 2398 3636 or Mr Hu at 2378 7965.
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 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.
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16.12.2018 Sun 2:20pm – 2:20pm [Conducted in Cantonese]
16.12.2018 Sun 7:00pm – 7:20pm [Conducted in English]
Level 2 Foyer, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
The programme is approximately 20 minutes long
Free admission with The Nutcracker tickets
Pre-performance Parent-Child Workshop
15.12.2018 Sat 11:15am – 12:30pm (FULL)
16.12.2018 Sun 10:30am – 11:45pm (FULL)
Fee: $160* per pair (One adult with one child per pair)
GR3, 8/F, Grand Theatre Backstage, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
*10% discount off for Friends of Hong Kong Ballet
Suitable for ages 4 – 9 with a parent
Each child must be accompanied by an adult
Conducted in Cantonese and English
For The Nutcracker ticket holders, Friends of Hong Kong Ballet or Ballet Family Club Members only
Advance registration required
Registration Details: hkballet.com/workshop
Exclusive for Friends of Hong Kong Ballet
Invitation emails with more details will be sent closer to the date
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An eclectic mix of talent, a balance of classical and contemporary works, and a unique repertoire are the trademarks of Hong Kong Ballet, Asia’s premier ballet company. Internationally recognised and acclaimed for its creativity, talent and artistry, the Company, led by Artistic Director Septime Webre, is committed to providing captivating experiences that delight and inspire audiences from all walks of life, both at home and abroad.
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