Offical Tour Sponsor
Hong Kong Ballet will participate in Festival Hong Kong 2019 – A Cultural Extravaganza@Shanghai to perform Septime Webre’s lavish The Great Gatsby during the 21st China Shanghai International Arts Festival. The tour is generously sponsored by our Official Tour Sponsor China Everbright Ltd. and further supported by the HKSAR Government, with PUMA as Tour Uniform Partner.
At its exhilarating Hong Kong premiere in February 2019, the hugely popular The Great Gatsby dazzled almost 5,000 people in five sold out performances and garnered unprecedented audience praise and critical acclaim. With opulent sets and costumes by Academy Award winner Tim Yip, live accompaniment by Billy Novick’s Blue Sycopators, award-winning blues singer E. Faye Butler, Principal Guest Artist Matthew Golding and Chinese tap dancer Jiang Shaofeng, The Great Gatsby overflows with extravagant dancing, decadent parties and steamy jazz music. Shanghai audiences will be enthralled by the glamour of New York high society in the Roaring Twenties!
A programme of ‘Festival Hong Kong 2019 – An Cultural Extravaganza@Shanghai’ and ‘Hong Kong Culture Week of the 21st China Shanghai International Arts Festival’
Choreography: Septime Webre
Music (Compiled, composed and arranged): Billy Novick
Set & Costume Designer: Tim Yip
Lighting Designer: Billy Chan
Video Design: William Kwok, Tobias Gremmler
Sound Design: Sincere Li
Live Jazz Accompaniment: Billy Novick’s Blue Syncopators
Live Blues Singer: E. Faye Butler
Narrator and Vocalist: James Seol
Tap Dancer: Jiang Shaofeng
Principal Guest Artist: Matthew Golding