Hong Kong Ballet’s 2019/20 Season Opens with the Asian premiere of Peter Pan


[Hong Kong – 4 July 2019] Hong Kong Ballet kicks off its milestone 40th Anniversary Season with the Asian premiere of Septime Webre’s Peter Pan. This high-flying adventure to Neverland is a fresh take on J.M. Barrie's classic tale and will transport audiences to a fantasy island of cheeky pirates, Indian princesses and naughty boys who don't want to grow up. Fans eager to meet the magical fairy Tinkerbell and villainous Captain Hook pursued by the hungry Crocodile have already snapped up tickets and made the production the most popular one in the 2019/20 subscription season.

Peter Pan features extravagant new costumes by Liz Vandal, whose ALICE (in wonderland) designs wowed Hong Kong audiences last season and won 'Outstanding Costume Design' at the 21st Hong Kong Dance Awards, as well as spectacular new sets by Holly Highfill that bring Neverland to life. With vibrant choreography that combines classical ballet, clever slapstick and a touch of hip hop set to Carmon DeLeon’s original sweeping score performed live by Hong Kong Sinfonietta, this breathtaking production follows the adventurous Peter Pan through various hijinks with humour and heart. 

Additionally, after an unprecedented number of fans turned out last season in support of ALICE (in wonderland) special events, Hong Kong Ballet will collaborate again with Hysan Development and Lee Gardens Association on Ballet in Lee Gardens – Peter Pan, a series of interactive Peter Pan themed events including an exhibition, a workshop, a Fun Day, performances and a parade with Peter Pan’s favourite characters through the streets of Causeway Bay! 

Committed to bringing the joy of ballet to audiences across the city, Hong Kong Ballet will present this magical production at Hong Kong Cultural Centre’s Grand Theatre during 16-18 August and at Sha Tin Town Hall Auditorium during 23-25 August. Tickets are available at URBTIX now and are priced at $680, $480, $320 and $180, with VIP tickets at $1,000 for Hong Kong Cultural Centre and at $320, $220, $120 for Sha Tin Town Hall. Suitable for ages 3 and above.

Creative Team

Choreography: Septime Webre
Music: Carmon DeLeon
Costume Design: Liz Vandal
Set Design: Holly Highfill
Lighting Design: Trad Burns 
Live Accompaniment: Hong Kong Sinfonietta
Conductor: Gerry Cornelius

Performance Details

16-18.8.2019
Fri 7:30pm | Sat & Sun 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
$1,000 (VIP tickets) $680, $480, $280, $140 | *$340 $240 $140 $70
Five performances with live accompaniment 

23-25.8.2019
Fri 7:30pm | Sat & Sun 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Auditorium, Sha Tin Town Hall
$320, $220, $120 | *$160 $110 $60
Five performances with recorded music 

*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 (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)
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 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.

$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.

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. 
Enquiries: 2313 2323 /fb.hongkong@ihg.com
Website: hongkong-ic.intercontinental.com

HKB UPCLOSE
 

Peter Pan Open Rehearsal
19 & 26.7.2019 Fri 5:30pm
Dance Studio 6, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Attend an interactive working rehearsal of the first production of our 40th anniversary season - Peter Pan! Get ready for a magical adventure to the world of Peter Pan, created by our Artistic Director Septime Webre.

Conducted in English
Limited capacity, advanced registration required
Free admission
Registrations Details: hkballet.com/BITC

Ballet Storytime
27.7.2019
Sat 4:30pm – 5:15pm [Conducted in English]
Exhibition Gallery, G/F, Hong Kong Central Library
No prior registration required; first-come, first-served 

11.8.2019 Sun 11:45am – 12:30pm [Conducted in Cantonese]
Extension Activities Room, Podium, Sha Tin Public Library
Free admission
Registration Details: hkballet.com/balletstorytime
Suitable for ages 3-12 with a parent
Jointly organised with Hong Kong Public Libraries 

Ballet 360°
6.8.2019 Tue 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Free admission
Conducted in English | Suitable for ages 6 and above
Limited capacity, advance registration required
Registration Details: hkballet.com/ballet360

Pre-Performance Workshops
17.8.2019 Sat
10:30am – 11:30pm Workshop I (ages 7 - 11)
12:00nn – 1:00pm Workshop II (ages 4 - 6)
GR3, 8/F, Grand Theatre Backstage, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Fee: $100 each*
Quota: 40 each class
*10% discount for Friends of Hong Kong Ballet
Registration Details: hkballet.com/workshop
Conducted in Cantonese and English | Advance registration required
For Peter Pan ticket holders, Friends of Hong Kong Ballet and Ballet Family Club members only 

Pre-Performance Talks
17.8.2019 Sat
2:00pm - 2:20pm [Conducted in Cantonese]
7:00pm - 7:20pm [Conducted in English]
Level 2 Foyer, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Approximately 20 minutes
Free admission with Peter Pan tickets


Special Events

BALLET IN LEE GARDENS – PETER PAN 

Peter Pan Ballet Exhibition – A Fearless Adventure Guide to Neverland
1.8 – 31.8.2019
G/F, Lee Garden One
2/F, Lee Garden Two

Who will you meet on the fantasy island of Neverland? Come get an exclusive behind-the-scenes experience at the newest Hong Kong Ballet production that everyone’s talking about! This special exhibit showcases how the high-flying Asian premiere of Peter Pan was brought to life, the stunning sets of the charming Darling home and thrilling pirate ship, and the show’s memorable characters, including the forever young Peter Pan, courageous Wendy, magical fairy Tinkerbell, villainous Captain Hook, Nana the Dog and hungry Crocodile. This captivating family-friendly exhibition introduces children to the world of Peter Pan in an exciting and engaging way!

Peter Pan Exhibition Tours & Meet-The-Characters
3.8.2019 Sat
2:00pm – 2:30pm | 3:30pm – 4:00pm
G/F, Lee Garden One
2/F, Lee Garden Two

There’s something magical about seeing a child’s face light up when they meet Peter Pan, Tinkerbell and Captain Hook live in person! Young guests will learn more about Peter Pan’s adventure-filled storyline, its whimsical main characters and some ballet mime from the stage production as they walk through the exhibition areas guided by their new friends. Children will also have the opportunity to take photos with the stars of Peter Pan! For free entry, follow Lee Gardens Association on Instagram or Facebook, and get a Lee Gardens Kids Passbook from Lee Garden Two! 

Limited capacity. First-come, first-served. 

Peter Pan Ballet Workshops 
10.8.2019 Sat
3:00pm – 4:00pm 
2/F, Lee Garden Two

Children will enjoy a meaningful experience learning more about the world of ballet and Peter Pan through fun dance movements, engaging storytelling, energetic music and sparkling costumes. Guests will also create their own Peter Pan custom props inspired by the production.

Receive 1 workshop pass with 2 Piggy Stamps on the Lee Gardens Kids Passbook. Each Piggy Stamp is redeemed with every HK$500 spending by electronic payment in a single receipt at kids' fashion & lifestyle shops at Lee Garden Two and Three.

For children aged 3-8. Parents are welcome to join.
Limited capacity. First-come, first-served.

Peter Pan Ballet Fun Day
31.8.2019 Sat
Lee Gardens Area

Join us for a family fun day filled with adventures! Featuring exclusive ballet workshops and a lively parade with your favourite Peter Pan characters, this event also offers exciting live performances from the production. Don’t miss this opportunity for close-up photos with Peter Pan’s colourful characters!

Peter Pan Ballet Performances and Parade
31.8.2019 Sat
4:00pm
1/F Atrium, Hysan Place

Take in sensational sights and sounds at a lively parade with incredible performances starring Peter Pan and his friends! Come join us on this high-energy procession, and wave to Tinkerbell, Captain Hook and of course, Peter Pan, the boy who never wants to grow up!

Terms & Conditions apply. Events and offers are subject to change without prior notice. Please visit the Lee Gardens website for details. In case of any dispute, Lee Gardens Association Limited and Hysan Marketing Services Limited reserves the right to make final decision.
Enquiries: info@leegardens.hk  | Website: leegardens.com.hk


Exhibition Sponsor
Ballet Fun Day Sponsor
Champagne Partner
Make-Up Partner
Media Partner

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Photo 1: Peter Pan promotional image | Dancers (From Top, Zigzag): Leung Chunlong, Venus Villa, Nicolas Yu (Children Dancer), Lin Chang-yuan Kyle | Creative: Design Army | Photography: Dean Alexander

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Photo 2: Peter Pan promotional image | Dancer: Wei Wei as Captain Hook | Creative: Design Army | Photography: Dean Alexander

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Photo 3: Peter Pan promotional image | Dancer: Yang Ruiqi as Tinkerbell | Creative: Design Army | Photography: Dean Alexander

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Photo 4: Peter Pan promotional image | Dancer: Yang Ruiqi as Tinkerbell | Creative: Design Army | Photography: Dean Alexander

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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. 

For further information, please contact:
Nick Chan

Director of Marketing
T: 2105 9716
M: 9728 1777
nick_chan@hkballet.com

Eunice Ho
Assistant Marketing Manager
T: 2105 9757
M: 9189 2235
eunice_ho@hkballet.com

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