[Hong Kong – 13th January 2015] Step into a truly majestic world as the dancers of The Hong Kong Ballet enchant you with The Sleeping Beauty, an eternal classic in ballet history. Perfect for the entire family, you and your loved ones will be mesmerised by the beautiful Princess Aurora and the charming Prince Désiré in this forever popular fairy tale. Four performances of The Sleeping Beauty will be staged at Tuen Mun Town Hall Auditorium from 13th to 15th March 2015 (Friday to Sunday). Box office opens today at URBTIX.
Commissioned for The Hong Kong Ballet in 2010 and produced by Cynthia Harvey, former Principal Dancer of American Ballet Theatre and The Royal Ballet, Harvey’s captivating version of The Sleeping Beauty features magnificent sets and stunning costumes by English designer Mark Bailey and a beautiful score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. It embraces all the elements of an enduring, majestic fairy tale: passion, romance, fate, good versus evil, and of course, true love. Spectators will be enthralled by Princess Aurora’s Rose Adagio, one of classical ballet’s most technically challenging set pieces. Meanwhile the cast of magical characters including the good Lilac Fairy, the White Cat, Puss in Boots, the Bluebird and Princess Florine will not disappoint – each and every one will provide many entertaining and rapturous moments!
Artistic Director Madeleine Onne added, “We are delighted to be bringing this all-time favourite fairy tale to Tuen Mun, introducing the growing arts audience there to the beauty and grace of ballet. To heighten the young ballet lovers’ understanding of the art form, the young audiences at the two matinee performances (14th & 15th March) will be invited to join the dancers on stage after the show to try out some elementary steps. We want this occasion to be an opportunity for our young spectators to participate, to explore ballet as a fun and important cultural art form.”
About The Sleeping Beauty
In a faraway kingdom long, long ago, the malevolent fairy Carabosse casts a spell on the realm’s beloved Princess Aurora, cursing her to die on her 16th birthday. The good Lilac Fairy comes to the rescue… she cannot counteract the curse but instead she modifies it, putting the Princess and the rest of the kingdom into a deep sleep. One hundred years later, Prince Désiré passes through the dark forest with his friends. The Lilac Fairy meets the Prince and together they set out to break Carabosse’s wicked spell. In time-honoured fashion, good triumphs over evil and the Prince and Princess live happily ever after.
Production: Cynthia Harvey, after Marius Petipa
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Set and Costume Design: Mark Bailey
Lighting Design: Billy Chan
13th March 2015 (Fri) 7:30pm
14th March 2015 (Sat) 2:15pm* & 7:30pm
15th March 2015 (Sun) 2:15pm*
Tuen Mun Town Hall Auditorium
HK$300 $200 $100
Tickets available at URBTIX now
*Post-performance Fun - Join our dancers on stage to try out some steps after the matinee performances!
Suitable for ages 3 or above
Ticketing Enquiries: 3761 6661
Credit Card Booking: 2111 5999
Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk
Programme Enquiries: 2105 9724
|50% off||Full-time students, senior citizens, 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|
(First two tickets)
|Members of Chung Ying Theatre’s Energy Fun Club plus, Zuni's Friends, CCDC Dance Generation Premium members, HK Phil Club Bravo members, Friends of HKCO and Friends of HKDC|
|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.
One of the premier classical ballet companies in Asia, The Hong Kong Ballet is becoming internationally recognised as a world-class institution that represents Hong Kong’s unique character. Since 1979 the Company has evolved into a vibrant performing arts organisation with accomplished dancers and a strong repertoire composed of a range of stunning, technically challenging productions, led by Artistic Director Madeleine Onne. www.hkballet.com
For further information, please contact:
Senior Marketing Manager
T: 2105 9716
M: 9197 1223
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Liu Yu-Yao as Princess Aurora
Photo: Gordon Wong
Liu Yu-Yao as Princess Aurora