[Hong Kong—29 June 2021] Be a part of what’s NEXT! Join Hong Kong Ballet (HKB) for a thrilling season of extraordinary ballet—from fresh adaptations of the classics to compelling new works which explore the world around us. The 2021/22 Season will kick off with an encore of the award-winning smash hit ALICE (in wonderland) choreographed by HKB’s Artistic Director Septime Webre. Cynthia Harvey’s stunning The Sleeping Beauty will return to leave the entire family spellbound with its magical fairies, romantic pas de deux and Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable score. During the holidays, the world premiere of Webre’s original The Nutcracker will be a glorious feast for the eyes and ears, bringing a fun new Christmas tradition to Hong Kong audiences.
Next, HKB teams up with M+, the city’s new contemporary art museum opening this autumn, along with ADM Capital Foundation, HK2050isNOW and CWR, to develop HK Ballet x M+ Live Art: Beyond Carbon: The Climate Change Project, a dynamic, immersive experience centred around our precious planet and climate change, with multiple world premieres, sublime music, vibrant fashion and cutting-edge technology. Additionally, turn(it)out festival will be back with its second edition and continues to explore the role of classical ballet in the modern world, featuring The Rule Breakers, pieces by rebellious choreographers whose works are now classics, Yuri Ng’s cherished Ballet Classics for Children: Swan Lake, and HKB Presents American Ballet Theatre Studio Company, a thrilling programme of classical and contemporary repertoire showcasing tomorrow’s international ballet stars.
The dynamic season will close with the much-anticipated MADEMOISELLE: the Life of Coco Chanel, a world premiere by internationally renowned choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa based on the captivating life of fashion icon and savvy businesswoman Coco Chanel.
Captured in the 2021/22 Season’s new whimsical, futuristic promotional images, HKB dancers in avant garde costumes soar and hover in a swirl of imagination and innovation. Webre reflects, ‘What’s next? Surprisingly, this past year exploded our creativity to crazy new levels in ways we never dreamed of. After experiencing how we all came together and made these extraordinary projects work, I can confidently say that the best is yet to come.’
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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, 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.