Hong Kong Ballet’s successful

Asian premiere of Peter Pan thrills audiences


[Hong Kong - 26 August 2019] Hong Kong Ballet’s 40th Anniversary Season Opener, the Asian premiere of Septime Webre’s Peter Pan that featured its leads flying on high wires across the stage delighted audiences at each of its ten performances at Hong Kong Cultural Centre and at Sha Tin Town Hall the past two weekends.

South China Morning Post raved that ‘it bursts with freshness and energy, helped by an imaginative set, fabulous costumes and astute casting…Shen Jie makes an ideal Peter Pan, and Webre, turning the story on its head, makes the villains of the piece figures of fun who steal every scene they’re in.’

At the ceremony, Mr Septime Webre, Artistic Director of Hong Kong Ballet, and Mr Paul Tam, Executive Director of Hong Kong Ballet, shared special highlights of Peter Pan and the upcoming captivating activities at Lee Gardens. Mr Webre said, “The ballet production of Peter Pan has added many modern stage effects, including flying effects and extraordinarily designed sets and costumes. It has truly tested the limits of our dancers’ techniques, and audiences can’t wait to take a high-flying adventure into the world of Peter Pan.”

On Opening Night on 16 August, the Company hosted an Intermission Cocktail Reception for notable guests, including Mr Lau Kong-wah, JP, Secretary for Home Affairs; Mrs Mira Yeh, Chairman of Board of Governors of Hong Kong Ballet; Members of Board of Governors of Hong Kong Ballet — Mrs Deirdre Fu Tcheng, Ms Linda Fung and Mrs Liana Yung Yeung.

The evening was also attended by members from Hysan Development and Lee Gardens Association, who sponsored Ballet in Lee Gardens — Peter Pan, including Ms Irene Lee, Chairman of Hysan Development Company Limited; Mr Mark Tung, Director of Lee Gardens Association; Ms Christine Wong, Head of Area Curation Investment & Development of Hysan Development Company Limited and Ms Ann Yip, Manager of Lee Gardens Association. All guests enjoyed photo opportunities with Hong Kong Ballet dancers.

Additionally, Hong Kong Ballet has collaborated with Hysan Place and Lee Gardens on a series of interactive Peter Pan themed events, including two exhibitions, a series of workshops, a Fun Day for all ages and a parade with Peter Pan’s favourite characters through the streets of Causeway Bay. The most anticipated Peter Pan Ballet Fun Day with live performances and parade will take place on Saturday, 7 September.

Committed to bringing the joy of ballet to the people from all walks of life, Hong Kong Ballet will continue its 40th anniversary season with Swan Lake (25-27 Oct & 2-3 Nov 2019) and China Everbright Proudly Presents International Gala of Stars 2019 (31 Oct – 1 Nov 2019). Tickets available at URBTIX now.

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

SPECIAL EVENTS

BALLET IN LEE GARDENS – PETER PAN 

Peter Pan Ballet Exhibition – A Fearless Adventure Guide to Neverland
1.8 – 7.9.2019
G/F, Lee Gardens One
2/F, Lee Gardens 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, cuddly 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 BALLET FUN DAY
Lee Gardens Area

Join us for a family fun day filled with adventures! Featuring exclusive ballet exhibition 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
7.9.2019 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  | Lee Gardens Association Website: leegardens.hk

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Photo 1: Dancers (from left top, zigzag): Nicolas Yu, Yuh Egami, Chen Zhiyao, Li Lin | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco | Courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet

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Photo 2: Hong Kong Ballet Dancers | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco | Courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet

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Photo 3: Dancer: Chen Zhiyao | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco | Courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet

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Photo 4: Dancers (from top): Nicolas Yu, Forrest Rain Oliveros as Nana the Dog | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco | Courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet

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Photo 5: Dancer: Venus Villa | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco | Courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet

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Photo 6: Hong Kong Ballet Dancers | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco | Courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet

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Photo 7: Dancer: Li Jiabo | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco | Courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet

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

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Photo 9: (From left) Wang Zi, Corps de Ballet Member of Hong Kong Ballet; Miyako Tamarura, Corps de Ballet Member of Hong Kong Ballet; Mrs Mira Yeh, Chairman of Board of Governors of Hong Kong Ballet; Mr Lau Kong-wah, JP, Secretary for Home Affairs; Mr Paul Tam, Executive Director of Hong Kong Ballet; Mr Septime Webre, Artistic Director of Hong Kong Ballet; Yuen Ao Xin Hennes, Apprentice of Hong Kong Ballet; Henry Seldon, Corps de Ballet Member of Hong Kong Ballet

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Photo 10: (From left) Wang Zi; Miyako Tamarura; Members of Board of Governors of Hong Kong Ballet: Mrs Liana Yung Yeung, Mrs Deirdre Fu Tcheng, Mrs Mira Yeh (Chairman); Mr Lau Kong-wah, JP; Members of Board of Governors of Hong Kong Ballet: Ms Linda Fung; Mr Paul Tam; Ms Liz Vandal; Mr Septime Webre; Yuen Ao Xin Hennes; Henry Seldon

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Photo 11: (From left) Wang Zi, Miyako Tamarura, (Left 4) Ms Wendy Law and guests, (Right 3) Ms Ophelia Hui, Yuen Ao Xin Hennes, Henry Seldon

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Photo 12: (From right) Mrs Michelle Miller Erb and guest

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Photo 13: (From left) Mr Paul Tam; Ms Ann Yip, Manager of Lee Gardens Association; Mr Mark Tung, Director of Lee Gardens Association; Mr Septime Webre

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Photo 14: (From right) Shen Jie, Principal Dancer of Hong Kong Ballet; Mr Justin D'Agostino and guest; Venus Villa

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Photo 15: (From left) Wang Zi; Miyako Tamarura; Board of Governors and Committee of Hong Kong Ballet: Ms Linda Fung; Mr Chen Shuang, JP and guest; Mr Septime Webre; Yuen Ao Xin Hennes; Henry Seldon

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Photo 16: (From left) Wang Zi, Miyako Tamarura, Ms Suzanne Tong, Yuen Ao Xin Hennes, Henry Seldon

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Photo 17: (Left 1) Ms Linda Fung and guest; Chen Zhiyao; (Right 2) Ms Edna Wong and guest; Kim Eunsil, Coryphée of Hong Kong Ballet

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Photo 18: (From left) Luis R. Torres, Ballet Master of Hong Kong Ballet; Mr David Phillips and guest

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Photo 19: (Left 3) Kan Ka Kit Jordan, Corps de Ballet Member of Hong Kong Ballet; Nicolas Yu; Shen Jie; Venus Villa; (Left 8) Ms Edna Wong and guest; Mrs Liana Yung Yeung and guest; Luis R. Torres; Chen Zhiyao; Kim Eunsil; (Right 6) Ms May Lau and guests; (Right 3) Mrs Emelda Wong Trainor and guest

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Photo 20: (Left 3) Kan Ka Kit Jordan; Nicholas Yu; Shen Jie; Venus Villa; (Left 7) Ms Christine Wong, Head of Area Curation Investment & Development of Hysan Development; (Left 8) Mr Mark Tung; Mrs Mira Yeh; Luis R. Torres; Ms Ann Yip; Chen Zhiyao; Kim Eunsil; Mr Septime Webre

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Photo 21: (From left) Mr Paul Tam; Mrs Liana Yung Yeung; Mr Lau Kong-wah, JP; Mrs Mira Yeh; Mr Septime Webre; Ms Linda Fung; Mrs Deirdre Fu Tcheng; Hong Kong Ballet Dancers

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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 Hysan Development

Hysan Development Company Limited is a leading property investment, management and development company in Hong Kong with an investment property portfolio of over 4 million square feet of high quality office, retail and residential space. With roots in the district since the 1920s, Hysan is one of the largest commercial landlords in Causeway Bay.

About Lee Gardens Association

Lee Gardens Association is an area association, with aims to create a unified community of businesses in the Lee Gardens area, and to bring new excitement to locals and visitors through events and activities. Hysan Development is a founding member and a major sponsor of Lee Gardens Association.

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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