Classical virtuosity + Contemporary style 

Join us for an unforgettable evening of unbridled passion, thrilling virtuosity and intriguing contemporary works. Featuring the powerful artists of Hong Kong Ballet, this gala-style programme will present excerpts from Paquita, Le Corsaire and The Flames of Paris, Flower Festival pas de deux by 19th century Danish master choreographer August Bournonville, whose rarely-seen work is renowned for its exuberance and lightness, and other works from the classical canon, as well as Christian Spuck’s side-splitting Le Grand Pas De Deux, and engaging contemporary works like Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s engaging Sombrerisimoa work for six men and 24 bowler hatsand a world premiere by Septime Webre set to a fanciful score by Henry Purcell. This intimate evening in Freespace’s The Box allows guests an up-close view of awe-inspiring performances that push the limits of dance in exciting new ways.

29.1.2021 (Fri) 8:00pm
30.1.2021 (Sat) 8:00pm
The Box, Freespace, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District
$300, $200
The performance lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes without an intermission
Ages 6 and above
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Programme

 Le Grand Pas de Deux

Choreography: Christian Spuck
Music: Gioachino Antonio Rossini


Suite from Paquita Grand Pas Classique

Choreography: Marius Petipa
Staging: Tang Min
Music: Ludwig Minkus


Pas de deux from The Flames of Paris

Choreography: Vasily Vainonen
Music: Boris Asafyev


Sombrerissimo

Choreography: Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Music: Banda Ionica, Titus Tiel Tiel Groenestege, Titi Robin


Excerpt from Beyond the Line (Hong Kong Premiere)

Choreography: Nguyen Ngoc Ahn
Music: Quoc Trung 


Pas de deux from Flower Festival in Genzano

Choreography: August Bournonville
Music: Matthias Strebinger


Excerpt from Handelwerk (World Premiere)

Choreography: Stephen Shropshire
Music: George Frideric Handel


Second Movement (World Premiere)

Choreography: Septime Webre
Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


Pas de trois from Le Corsaire

Choreography: Anna-Marie Holmes (after Konstantin Sergeyev and Marius Petipa)
Music: Riccardo Drigo

And other exciting works...

*Hong Kong Ballet reserves the right to alter programme.

Choreography

Annabelle Lopez Ochoa has created works for over 50 companies worldwide, including New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Ballet Nacional de Cuba, Compania Nacional de Danza de Espana, Dutch National Ballet, English National Ballet, Royal Ballet of Flanders, Joffrey Ballet, West Australian Ballet, Scottish Ballet and The Washington Ballet. A graduate of the Royal Ballet School of Flanders, she danced for 12 years, including as a soloist at Scapino Ballet, before focusing solely on choreography. In 2010, the Temecula Performing Arts Examiner wrote: ‘Ochoa is truly a masterful choreographer with an edge for what dance can and should be in this constantly changing industry.’


Choreography

Currently a Lecturer in Dance at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Nguyen Ngoc Anh is a dancer, choreographer and teacher. As a choreographer, Nguyen was invited to create works for Vietnamese Opera Ballet, Theatre Regensburg, Inverse Dance Company, Arabesque Dance Company, City Contemporary Dance Company and Hong Kong Ballet. He won third prize in the Vietnamese National Dance Competition, the New British Choreography Bonnie Bird Award, the Spotlight Award at the UK Critics’ Circle Dance Awards and Outstanding Choreography at Hong Kong Dance Awards. In 2019, Nguyen was appointed Artistic Director for the 21st Hong Kong Dance Awards.

 

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