Go deeper inside ballet with this suite of behind-the-scenes programmes
Streaming available from: 18.3.2021 (Wed) 10:00am
Every dancer starts their day with a company class, refining essential classical techniques and fusing vigorous athleticism with pure artistry. Watch HKB Ballet Master Luis Torres take the dancers through their daily paces as they progress from warming up at the barre to extravagant pirouettes across the floor!
Intriguing conversations about the fascinating world of Ballet
How are artists continuing to create dance during a pandemic? Does a work change when it’s envisioned for online streaming rather than a live experience? Join two contemporary Europe-based choreographers at the top of their game as they discuss the ‘new normal’ of coaching and creating original content over Zoom. Annabelle and Stephen will share about keeping up motivation and momentum virtually when dancers are half a world away and how the pandemic influences their work, among other relevant topics.
This pair of comprehensive 5-minute workouts are fabulous as stand alone sessions when time is limited or as a prelude to a challenging dance class or any other physical activity!
HKB Ballet Master Yuh Egami leads the dancers through an essential 5-minute core routine that has been known to produce killer abs…you’ve been warned!
Work out with HKB’s Yuh Egami in an intense crash course designed to be a warm up for a dance class or for a quick workout routine effectively targeting all your muscles.
Sweat with us at home! Explore barre work and enjoy music in these ballet barre classes led by HKB’s artistic team. No prior dance experience is required.
Improve your posture, flexibility and balance as you learn some ballet basics with gentle warm-up exercises and fundamental barre techniques to relaxing classical music.
Through fun and engaging activities, children’s muscles and flexibility are further developed through lively barre exercises as foundational ballet building blocks are introduced.
This enjoyable children’s class introduces young students to ballet and improves spatial awareness by exploring creativity and expression through imaginative movement in floor exercises and at the barre.
Ballet classes can improve the quality of life for senior citizens in a number of ways, including improved physical fitness and increased mental stimulation. Silver Ballet is HKB’s newest free virtual workshop designed for seniors, with simple exercises taught at a leisurely pace by HKB dance instructors to classical ballet music. Participants will progress from gentle warm up exercises to sequences from Swan Lake and The Nutcracker in the comfort of their own homes.
HKB’s Artistic Team and international guests coach our elite artists in classic and contemporary repertoire, bringing out the best in their artistry and creativity.
Distinguished August Bournonville répétiteur and expert Dinna Bjørn coaches HKB’s Jackson Dwyer in one of the most iconic solos in 19th century canon.
Septime Webre coaches HKB artists Dong Ruixue and Li Lin in Cinderella’s graceful Act II pas de deux.
HKB’s Eunsil Kim and Nana Sakai tackle Cinderella’s mercurial fairy variations with coaching by Tang Min.
HKB principal dancer Shen Jie pushes himself to the limit in the Jester’s challenging variation, coached by Septime Webre.
Celebrated Belgian-Colombian choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa coaches the men of Hong Kong Ballet through her dynamic ballet Sombrerisimo.
Go deeper into the gorgeous music of Cinderella at HKBALLET CLASSROOM as we explore Prokofiev's lush score for this cherished happily ever after fairytale!
Learn some stage makeup basics in this HKBALLET CLASSROOM episode that transforms a dancer into one of Cinderella's Ugly Stepsisters! Using various products and tools, a professional makeup artist demonstrates each step of the process.