Here comes the magic spell! Hong Kong Ballet’s Septime Webre crafts a new production of Cinderella, combining virtuosic choreographer Yuri Ng’s and veteran actor Rick Lau’s daring new concept with director Ata Wong to reinterpret a classic fairy tale! With Lucas Yung as narrator and the Hong Kong Sinfonietta performing Sergei Prokofiev’s well-loved music under the baton of Yip Wing-sie, how does the benevolent fairy godmother get Cinderella to the palace to attend the ball? What about the comical stepmother and stepsisters? The fun-loving show is an occasion for everyone to share a laugh at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre as we ride the emotional and magical rollercoaster with Cinderella!
|Cinderella||Kim Eunsi||Wang Qingxin||Kim Eunsil||Yang Ruiqi||Wang Qingxin|
|The Prince||Xia Jun||Yonen Takano||Xia Jun||Garry Corpuz||Yonen Takano|
|Ugly Stepsisters||Ethan Chudnow||Garry Corpuz||Ethan Chudnow||Ethan Chudnow||Garry Corpuz|
|Henry Seldon||Jonathan Spigner||Henry Seldon||Henry Seldon||Jonathan Spigner|
|Fairy Godmother||Wang Qingxin||Jessica Burrows||Wang Qingxin||Jessica Burrows||Jessica Burrows|
|Jester||Albert Gordon||Jeremy Chan||Albert Gordon||Wang Zi||Jeremy Chan|
|Narrator / Ugly Stepmother||Yung Yin-sing, Lucas|
Choreography & Direction: Septime Webre
Associate Director: Ata Wong^
Based on an original concept and script for
Ballet Classics for Children: Cinderella by Yuri Ng and Rick Lau
Script Adaptation: Ata Wong^, Yung Yin-sing, Lucas, Septime Webre
Principal Guest Artist: Xia Jun
Narrator: Yung Yin-sing, Lucas
Music: Sergei Prokofiev
Costume Designer: Yoki Lai
Set Designer: James Kronzer
Lighting Designer: Bert Wong
Associate Lighting Designer: Billy Chan
Narrator: Yung Yin Sing Lucas
Live Accompaniment: Hong Kong Sinfonietta
Conductor: Yip Wing-sie
^By kind permission of Théâtre de la Feuille
Born in Shanghai, China, Xia Jun graduated from the Shanghai Dance School in 2012, worked with American Ballet Theatre Studio Company in New York and was a finalist atthe prestigious Prix de Lausanne competition in Switzerland that same year. He joined Hong Kong Ballet (HKB) in 2013. He won Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer at the 2018 Hong Kong Dance Awards for his role as Lankendemin Anna-Marie Holmes’ Le Corsaire which he has performed during the time with HKB.
Xia joined Finnish National Ballet (FNB) in 2019 and now he is the Principal Dancer of FNB. He has danced Princein Wayne Eagling and Toer van Schayk’s The Nutcracker and The Mouse King, David McAllister’s Swan Lake and Javier Torres’ The Sleeping Beauty, Conrad and Lankendemin Holmes’ Le Corsaire, Solor in Natatlia Makarova’s La Bayadère, Don José in Liam Scarlett’s Carmen, Crassus in Lucas Jervies’ Spartacus, Classic Pas de Deux in Alexander Ekman’s Cow and performed in Wayne McGregor’s Infra and George Balanchine’s Serenade.
Lucas, Yung Yin-sing graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) with a BFA. in Drama in 2019. That same year, he was nominated for the Best Actor for his role as Peter in Luna Galeat the 11th Hong Kong Theatre Libre and won HKAPA’s Outstanding ActorAward for his role as Zhu Yuanzhang in its production of Dust and Dawn. His recent works include ViuTV TV Series 940920, film The Attorney and Big MK Day by 100 Most x WTheatre.
Ata Wong is a director, choreographer, actor and physical acting coach. He graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts and École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris. After founding Théâtre de la Feuille in 2010, he created productions that toured worldwide and collaborated with numerous productions, movies and concerts.
In 2019, his outstanding contributions to arts and culture received official commendation from the Hong Kong SAR Government. He also won Director of the Year at the 2019 IATC (HK) Critics Awards, Best Director and Best Performance at the 2019 The Hong Kong Theatre Libre and Award for Young Artist (Drama) at the 2017 Hong Kong Arts Development Awards.
Download house programme (PDF, 15MB)
Jointly curated by the International Arts Carnival and the Hong Kong Ballet, an interactive exhibition will take place at the MTR Hong Kong Station, then Hong Kong Cultural Centre, offering viewers a sneak peek into the fairy-tale kingdom. As you walk by the exhibition and mimic the images, Cinderella and other characters will come to life dancing in front of you. Using QR codes on site and links on HKB’s social media platforms, you can create your very own palace scene with AR Instagram filters.
Bring fantasy into your life! Visit this unique interactive exhibition! Be a part of this exquisitely creative encounter!
8 - 19.6 (Wed - Sun)
Living Art Stage, MTR Hong Kong Station
21.6 - 17.7 (Tue - Sun)
Foyer, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Post-performance Meet-the-artist Sessions
Join us for an insightful Meet-the-artist session after the performance to learn more about the dancers and enrich your experience at the theatre.
9 Jul Sat 2:30pm (In Cantonese): Irene Lo, Lai Pui Ki Peggy, Jeremy Chan, Natalie Lu, Yung Yin Sing Lucas
10 Jul Sun 2:30pm (In English): Yang Ruiqi, Garry Corpuz, Henry Seldon, Ethan Chudnow
Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Admission with performance tickets