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Christmas would not be Christmas without The Nutcracker! Come and celebrate the holidays with us, joining the magical adventure of Clara, Fritz and the Nutcracker as they battle the evil Rat King. A flurry of snowflakes appears and guides the way to find the Ballerina at the top of the Christmas tree. Can the heroic Nutcracker conquer the dastardly Rat King and his army? Will the children save the day and reunite the Ballerina and her beloved Nutcracker?

18-20 & 22-26.12.2015 (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun) 7:30pm
19-20 & 25-27.12.2015 (Fri, Sat & Sun) 2:30pm
Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Tickets available at URBTIX from 18 October 2015.
$1,000 (Limited VIP Tickets) $680, $520, $320, $180
The performance lasts approximately 2 hours, including an intermission
Ages 3 and above
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Cast List for Lead Roles
18 DEC 7:30PM
19 DEC 2:30PM
20 DEC 7:30PM
22 DEC 7:30PM
19 DEC 7:30PM
20 DEC 2:30PM
23 DEC 7:30PM
25 DEC 2:30PM
26 DEC 7:30PM
24 DEC 7:30PM
27 DEC 2:30PM
25 DEC 7:30PM
26 DEC 2:30PM
Ballerina Jin Yao Liu Yu-yao *Nina Matiashvili Gao Ge #Jurgita Dronina
Nutcracker Wei Wei Li Jia-bo *Li Lin *Ryo Kato Li Jia-bo
Rat King Leung Chun Long Murman Kikalishvili *Jiang Xin *Jiang Xin Murman Kikalishvili
Clara Dong Ruixue Naomi Yuzawa Dong Ruixue Naomi Yuzawa Naomi Yuzawa
Fritz Shen Jie Jonathan Spigner Leung Chun Long Xia Jun Jonathan Spigner

* First Time in Role
# Guest Principal Dancer, courtesy of The National Ballet of Canada

Choreography: Terence Kohler
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Dramaturge: Clair Sauran
Set & Costume Design: Jordi Roig
Lighting Design: David Bofarull
Painters: Jordi Castells & Quique Conde
Live Accompaniment: Hong Kong Sinfonietta
Conductor: Philip Ellis
Guest Appearance: Jurgita Dronina

Guest Principal Dancer of Hong Kong Ballet
Principal Dancer of The National Ballet of Canada
Appearance on 25.12 7:30pm, 26.12 2:30pm

Born in Saratov, Russia, Jurgita Dronina was a Principal Dancer with Royal Swedish Ballet and Dutch National Ballet before joining The National Ballet of Canada as Principal Dancer in 2015. Among many other prominent roles, Jurgita has danced in Kenneth MacMillan’s and Rudi van Dantzig’sRomeo & Juliet; Rudi Van Dantzig's Swan Lake; Alexei Ratmansky’s Don Quixote, On The Dnieper and Firebird; Pär Isberg’s Hunchback of Notre-Dame and The Nutcracker; George Balanchine’s Tschaikovsky Pas de DeuxSerenadeSymphony in C and Jewels; Peter Wright’s and Paul Chalmer’s The Sleeping Beauty, John Cranko’s Onegin and John Neumeier’s Sylvia. In 2009, her last-minute replacement for an injured Odette/Odile in Swan Lake was so successful she was promoted to Principal Dancer of Royal Swedish Ballet. In 2010, after her guest performance as Kitri, she joined Dutch National Ballet as their Principal Dancer at the invitation of Artistic Director Ted Brandsen. Jurgita has performed as a guest artist with the Norwegian National Ballet, the Royal Danish Ballet, Opera dell Roma, Teatro San Carlo, Arena di Verona, and as Principal Guest Dancer at Rudolf Nureyev International Ballet Festival, Russia.

Roles that have been created especially for Jurgita include Queen Sofia Magdalena in Gustav III by Patrice Bart, Minos by Juanjo Arques, Moving Glass by Nils Christe, Labyrinth by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, day4 and Overture by David Dawson, Shapes by Jorma Elo, Dances with Harp by Hans Van Manen, and The Tempest by Krzysztof Pastor.

Jurgita has been the recipient of many awards. Highlights include the Dutch Zwaan award in 2011 for her Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty and most recently, the Alexandra Radius Prize in 2014. The European Dance Magazine “Dance Europe” voted her as Outstanding Dancer of the Season for four seasons (2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2014/15).

Jurgita joined Hong Kong Ballet as Guest Principal Dancer in 2015.

Photo: A. Antonijevic



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Exclusive Champagne Appreciation Session with Perrier-Jouët Champagne
$1,000 (VIP) and $680 ticket holders of The Nutcracker can enjoy a complimentary Exclusive Champagne Appreciation Session hosted by Hong Kong Ballet's Champagne Partner Perrier-Jouët Champagne. To RSVP, please send your name, phone number and a copy of The Nutcracker ticket stub to [email protected] or [email protected]. For enquiries, please contact Ms. Ophelia Hui at 2398 3636 or Mr. Christopher Bin at 6014 9183.

Participant must be aged 18 or above
Original ticket stub must be presented for entrance
One ticket stub admits one person for one entry only
Limited quota; first-come, first-served
Various terms & conditions may apply
In case of any dispute, Perrier-Jouët Champagne reserves the right to final decision

Exclusive Offer at Repetto
$1,000 (VIP), $680 and $520 ticket holders of The Nutcracker can enjoy the following offers at any of the Repetto Hong Kong stores:
1. Receive a Repetto Premium Notebook for free
2. Enjoy an extra 10% off upon any single net purchase of $5,000
For Enquiries, please contact 2310 6003 or [email protected]

Original ticket must be presented before redemption and one ticket can only be used once
Gifts are available on a first come, first served basis
This offer is valid until 17.1.2016

15% off food & beverage at InterContinental Hong Kong
Ticket holders of The Nutcracker can enjoy 15% off food & beverage in all restaurants and bars at InterContinental Hong Kong before or after the performance upon presentation of their tickets on the performance date. For details, please call 2313 2323 or email [email protected].

Special Privilege

For $1,000 (VIP) ticket-holder

Present your ticket stub to Hong Kong Ballet’s reception counter (Level 2 Foyer, Hong Kong Cultural Centre) before the performance or during the intermission to receive a coupon for a free drink.

Each ticket stub is valid for one free drink only.

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