Peter Pan: A ballet extravaganza 

 

Taking a high-flying adventure to Neverland with Asian premiere of Peter Pan

Bringing the ravishing beauty and grace of ballet to the city’s bustling streets

Lee Gardens to be transformed into a realm of fantasy with lively performances

Revel in three whimsical Peter Pan themed activities in Lee Gardens Area


[Hong Kong - 1 August 2019] Take a high-flying adventure to Neverland with the Asian premiere of Septime Webre’s Peter Pan! Hong Kong Ballet kicks off its milestone 40th Anniversary Season with an unforgettable take on J.M. Barrie's classic tale Peter Pan with irresistible freshness and fizz at Hong Kong Cultural Centre and Sha Tin Town Hall in mid-August. Fans eager to meet the characters have snapped up tickets and made the production the most popular show during the 2019/20 Season subscription period. To celebrate the ballet extravaganza Peter Pan, Hong Kong Ballet, Hysan Development and Lee Gardens Association will jointly present “Ballet in Lee Gardens – Peter Pan, which includes a variety of interactive and fun-filled Peter Pan themed activities. These include “Peter Pan Ballet Exhibition – A Fearless Adventure Guide to Neverland”, “Peter Pan Exhibition Tours & Meet-The-Characters”, “Peter Pan Ballet Workshop” and “Ballet Fun Day in Lee Gardens” on 1 August - 7 September  2019. Get ready for a magical and exciting adventure to the wonderful world of Peter Pan at Lee Gardens Area – a precinct transformed into a fascinating open stage with action-packed and joyous events. Embark on a fantastic journey to Neverland with the adventurous Peter Pan and his friends! 

To introduce amazing range of action-packed and fun-filled activities at Lee Gardens, Hysan Development, Lee Gardens Association and Hong Kong Ballet jointly staged a press conference on Peter Pan at Hysan Place today. Participants were delighted by the sparkling costumes and the exclusive behind-the-scenes experience of the newest Hong Kong Ballet production. Addressing participants at the kick-off ceremony, Mr. Mark Tung, Director of Lee Gardens Association, said “Last year’s ALICE (in wonderland) completely mesmerised the Lee Gardens visitor. We think this year’s Peter Pan will bring even more glamorous fun to the area, and we thank Hong Kong Ballet for showcasing their best on our streets.” 

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.”

Mr. Paul Tam said, “As a vital cultural asset in the city, Hong Kong Ballet is proud to bring the thrilling beauty and grace of ballet in surprising ways to all corners of Hong Kong. It is a great opportunity for us to enhance community engagement with stunning ballet performances. Based on our popular ALICE (in wonderland) experience last year, we expect that participants will again be immersed in unforgettable adventures during their time experiencing Peter Pan at Lee Gardens.”

Hong Kong Ballet’s Principal Dancers Ms. Venus Villa (as Wendy), Mr. Shen Jie (as Peter Pan), Coryphée Ms. Yang Ruiqi (as Tinkerbell) and Ballet Master Mr. Luis R. Torres (as Captain Hook) played their respective characters during the sneak peak of Peter Pan with captivating dance postures. Participants and guests wandered through the exhibition at Lee Garden Two and admired extravagant new costumes designed by Liz Vandal, who is best known for her alluring Cirque du Soleil costumes.

Hong Kong Ballet will present Peter Pan 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 DeLeone
Costume Design: Liz Vandal
Set Design: Holly Highfill
Lighting Design: Trad Burns
Conductor: Gerry Cornelius
Live Accompaniment: Hong Kong Sinfonietta

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 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

Ballet Storytime
11.8.2019 Sun 11:45am – 12:30pm [Conducted in Cantonese] 
Extension Activities Room, Podium, Sha Tin Public Library
Free admission 
Registration Details (Registration commences on 12.7.2019): hkballet.com/balletstorytime 
Suitable for ages 3-12 with a parent
Jointly organised with Hong Kong Public Libraries 

Ballet 360o
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 – 7.9.2019
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, 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 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 Workshop 
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 given 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 ages 3 - 8. Parents are welcome to join
Limited capacity. First-come, first-served

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  | Website: leegardens.com.hk

Ballet Fun Day Sponsor
Exhibition Sponsor

Champagne Partner

Make-Up Partner
Media Partner

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Photo 1: (From left): Coryphée Yang Ruiqi, Principal Dancer Shen Jie, Paul Tam, Executive Director of Hong Kong Ballet, Mark Tung, Director of Lee Gardens Association, Septime Webre, Artistic Director of Hong Kong Ballet, Principal Dancer Venus Villa, Ballet Master Luis R. Torres

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Photo 2: (From left): Yang Ruiqi, Luis R. Torres, Venus Villa, Shen Jie, Septime Webre

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Photo 3: (From left): Yang Ruiqi, Shen Jie, Venus Villa, Luis R. Torres, Septime Webre

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Photo 4: Septime Webre introduces the sets

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Photo 5: Peter Pan Ballet Workshop

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Photo 6: (From left): Shen Jie, Yang Ruiqi

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Photo 7: Ballet Fun Day in Lee Gardens

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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 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.

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.

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 Executive
T: (852) 2105 9753
M: (852) 6286 6422
derek_wong@hkballet.com

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