An Epic Love Story Reimagined

Ancient grudges between triad families. Passion and tragedy. The iconic balcony scene. Set in Hong Kong in the turbulent 1960s, Shakespeare’s timeless tale of star-crossed lovers is given a fresh and thought-provoking retelling in Septime Webre’s new Romeo + Juliet. Juliet’s father is an unrelenting Shanghainese tycoon who is determined to marry his only daughter off to a wealthy gweilo (Caucasian), and Webre’s original choreography seamlessly incorporates intense street battles rendered in traditional Hong Kong-style kung fu. Accompanied by Prokofiev’s dramatic score, retro Hong Kong is vividly brought to life in the epic love story’s captivating dancing, complex drama and sumptuous cheongsams. This brilliantly imagined adaptation is especially relevant for contemporary audiences as it fuses dance and drama against a backdrop of a world in flux.

13.1.2023 (Fri) 8:00pm
14.1.2023 (Sat) 2:00pm
New York City Center

Join HKB on its much-anticipated tour to New York’s celebrated New York City Center.

Inquiries: [email protected]
Tickets NOW available at New York City Center
Tickets from USD 35
2 hrs 15 mins with an intermission

‘Transposing the action from medieval Italy to 1960s Hong Kong is an ingenious idea which serves the dual purpose of appealing to
the local audience while offering a uniquely Hong Kong product for
international tours. Visually the production is stunning and there is
plenty of good dancing’

— South China Morning Post

Creative Team

Choreography: Septime Webre
Music: Sergei Prokofiev
Costume Design: Mandy Tam
Set Design: Ricky Chan
Assistant Set Designer : Ryan Lo
Original Lighting Design and Lighting Consultant: Billy Chan
Lighting Design: Ruby Yau
Dramaturge: Yan Pat To
Make-up Design: M•A•C Cosmetics
Martial Arts Advisor: Hing Chao
Martial Arts Partner: International Guoshu Association


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HKB US Tour | Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Memorial Hall, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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