Septime Webre’s Triumphant World Premiere of 
The Nutcracker Mesmerises Hong Kong Audiences
with 19 Sold-out Performances

[Hong Kong—30 December 2021] Hong Kong Ballet (HKB) thrilled Hong Kong audiences once again with 19 completely sold-out performances of the exuberant Hong Kong version of The Nutcracker by Artistic Director Septime Webre during 11-26 December 2021 at Hong Kong Cultural Centre’s Grand Theatre. The show was enthusiastically received with standing ovations and hailed as ‘the best Nutcracker’ in Hong Kong!

Incorporating the city’s distinctive local culture, food, nature and history for a unique experience The Nutcracker is not only about Clara’s fanciful journey but also a celebration of Hong Kong’s heritage and natural beauty and a meaningful Christmas gift from HKB to the people of Hong Kong. The adventure follows Clara and her magical Nutcracker as they battle the villainous Rat King and embark on a fantastic journey in early 20th century Hong Kong. With its exciting plot and sumptuous sets and costumes, The Nutcracker thrilled audiences with Tchaikovsky’s timeless score performed live by Hong Kong Sinfonietta under the baton of Yip Wing-sie and Vivian Ip.

HKB was honoured to have Yvonne Lui Trust as the Performance Sponsor of the matinee show on 26 December, and founder Dr Yvonne Lui and her guests attended this festive holiday performance. Yvonne Lui Trust’s generous donation to HKB’s Accessibility Fund makes it possible for HKB to continue delivering transformative experiences for the city’s underserved communities through inspiring ballet performances and engaging education and outreach activities.

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For further information, please contact:
Phoebe Ko | Director of Marketing | T: 21059716 | [email protected]
Jerry Qiu | Assistant Marketing & PR Manager | T: 21059753 | [email protected]

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12 Dec Evening
Performance Sponsor

26 Dec Matinee
Performance Sponsor  


Champagne Partner

Make-Up Partner

Hotel Partner


Media Partner 

Company Partner


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, HKB 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 HKB, 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.

China Everbright Ltd. Proudly Presents The Nutcracker | Courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet

Photo 1: Dancers (from left): Wang Yueh Erica,  Garry Corpuz | Photography: Edward So
Photo 2: Dancers (from left): Jonathan Spigner, Jessica Burrows | Photography: Edward So

Photo 3: From left: Garry Corpuz, Gao Ge, Septime Webre, Vivian Ip, Wang Zi | Photography: Edward So
Photo 4: From Left: Ms Heidi Lee, Executive Director of Hong Kong Ballet; Dr Yvonne Lui, Founder of Yvonne Lui Trust; Mr Septime Webre, Artistic Director of Hong Kong Ballet
Photo 5: From left: Ms Guo Jingjing, Mr Kenneth Fok, JP

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