Go deeper inside ballet with this suite of behind-the-scenes programmes

Streaming available from:  18.3.2021 (Wed) 10:00am

OPEN COMPANY CLASS

 

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!


 

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Intriguing conversations about the fascinating world of Ballet

Creating Work in a Pandemic: A Conversation with Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Stephen Shropshire

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.


 

CROSS TRAINING FOR DANCERS

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!

Cross Training for Dancers: 5-Minute Killer Core  

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!

Cross Training for Dancers: 5-Minute Total Body Workout

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.

 
 

BALLET BARRE CLASSES

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. 

Ballet Barre for Adults

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.

Ballet Barre for Children ages 7-10

Through fun and engaging activities, children’s muscles and flexibility are further developed through lively barre exercises as foundational ballet building blocks are introduced.

Ballet Barre for Children ages 4-6

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.

Silver Ballet

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.



 

MASTERCLASS! SERIES

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.

La Sylphide: James’s variation

Distinguished August Bournonville répétiteur and expert Dinna Bjørn coaches HKB’s Jackson Dwyer in one of the most iconic solos in 19th century canon.

The Art of the Pas de Deux

Septime Webre coaches HKB artists Dong Ruixue and Li Lin in Cinderella’s graceful Act II pas de deux.

The Fairies Dance!

HKB’s Eunsil Kim and Nana Sakai tackle Cinderella’s mercurial fairy variations with coaching by Tang Min.

Cinderella’s Funny Man–the Jester

HKB principal dancer Shen Jie pushes himself to the limit in the Jester’s challenging variation, coached by Septime Webre.

Coaching Sombrerisimo

Celebrated Belgian-Colombian choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa coaches the men of Hong Kong Ballet through her dynamic ballet Sombrerisimo.


 

HKBALLET CLASSROOM

Ballet Do Re Mi—Cinderella

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!

Cinderella Makeover—Turning into an Ugly Stepsister

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.

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