Hong Kong Ballet's Swan Lake Continues to Delight Audiences in its Second Week


[Hong Kong31 October 2019] The highly-anticipated classical favourite Swan Lake returned to the stage last weekend to the delight of Hong Kong audiences. Adored by adults and children alike, this timeless love story combines magic, tragedy and romance, with a lovely swan princess under an evil sorcerer’s spell that traps her as a swan by day and only allows her human form at night.

In addition to the famous swan corps de ballet, ‘Dance of the Cygnets’ and a suite of lively national dances, highlights also included Odile's dizzying 32 fouettés at the end of the Black Swan pas de deux, one of the most breathtaking moves in Swan Lake from Company principal ballerinas Ye Feifei, Chen Zhiyao and Wang Qingxin. This production features special guest appearances by Chun Wai Chan, Principal of Houston Ballet, and Matthew Golding, Guest Principal Dancer of Ballett Dortmund and former Principal Dancer of The Royal Ballet & Dutch National Ballet.

Cast List for Lead Roles of Swan Lake's Second Week Performances:

2 Nov 2:30pm


 

2 Nov 7:30pm

3 Nov 7:30pm

3 Nov 2:30pm

Odette / Odile

WANG Qingxin

YE Feifei

CHEN Zhiyao

Prince Siegfried

LI Jiabo

WEI wei

LI Lin

Von Rothbart

LI Lin

Garry CORPUZ

LI Jiabo

Swan Lake’s second week performances will continue to showcase the Hong Kong Ballet dancers’ distinctive, constantly innovating approach to ballet alongside Hong Kong Sinfonietta performing Tchaikovsky's masterpiece score under the baton of conductor Fayçal Karoui. With sublime sets and costumes by renowned British designer Peter Farmer, Swan Lake will take audiences on an unforgettable journey from the moment the curtain rises.

For the fourth consecutive year, China Everbright Limited donated to Hong Kong Ballet’s Accessibility Fund that provided a chance for the underprivileged families in New Territories to experience ballet performance. This year, two beneficiary organisations including Glorious Light Neighbourhood Centre and Pok Oi Hospital Wai Yin Association Family Multiple Intelligences Centre received complimentary tickets for 40 people to attend the 3 November matinee performance of Swan Lake to experience one of the most classical ballets at all time.

Four more performances will be staged at Hong Kong Cultural Centre’s Grand Theatre during 2-3 November. Tickets are available at URBTIX now and are priced at $680, $480, $320 and $180, with VIP tickets at $1,000. Suitable for ages 6 and above. Get your tickets now as they are going fast!

About Swan Lake
The beautiful Odette, the White Swan, has been cursed by the evil sorcerer Von Rothbart and can only take on human form at night, with the curse only broken by a vow of true love. The handsome young Prince becomes enthralled by Odette, and they fall in love. At a festive ball, Von Rothbart arrives with his daughter Odile, the Black Swan, whom he has deviously enchanted to look exactly like Odette. The Prince is deceived into believing that Odile is his beloved Odette, and he publicly vows to marry Odile. Heartbroken, Odette flees but is later reunited with the Prince by the lake for one final dance. Afterwards, they tragically end their lives by jumping into the lake together, thus sealing their eternal love and breaking Von Rothbart’s spell forever.

Creative Team
Original Choreography: Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
Additional Choreography: John Meehan, Carlo Pacis, Selina Chau
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Set and Costume Design: Peter Farmer
Additional Costume Design: Harvey Santos
Lighting Design: Leo Cheung
Live Accompaniment: Hong Kong Sinfonietta
Conductor: Fayçal Karoui

Performance Details
2-3.11.2019
Sat & Sun 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
$1,000 (VIP tickets) $680, $480, $320, $180 | * $340, $240, $160, $90
Four 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 6 and above
The presenter reserves the right to alter the programme and artists
The performance lasts approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including two intermissions

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.

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

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Photo 1: Dancers (from left): Chun Wai Chan, Ye Feifei and Hong Kong Ballet Dancers | Photographer: Tony Luk | Courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet

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Photo 3: Dancers (from left): Ye Feifei, Chun Wai Chan | Photographer: Tony Luk | Courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet

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Photo 4: Dancer: Chun Wai Chan | Photographer: Keith Hiro | Courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet

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Photo 5: Dancer: Ye Feifei | Photographer: Tony Luk | Courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet

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Photo 7: Dancers (from left): Gao Ge, Shen Jie | Photographer: Keith Hiro | Courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet

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Photo 8: Dancer: Kim Eunsil | Photographer: Keith Hiro | Courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet

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Photo 9: Dancers (from left): Kim Eunsil, Yang Ruiqi, Amber Lewis, Lai Pui Ki Peggy | Photographer: Desmond Chan | 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.

For further information, please contact:

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

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