Hong Kong Ballet | Moments in Time

October 4, 2011

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Moments In Time
3 original ballets made exclusively for The Hong Kong Ballet

Moments in Time - Liu Yu-yao Photograph : Laurent Segretier

Hong Kong – 9 September 2011 – The Hong Kong Ballet presents a trio of contemporary ballets created exclusively for the Company – Moments In Time will be staged at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre’s Grand Theatre from 4 to 6 November 2011. The Company has sought out three of today’s most promising contemporary choreographers, Peter Quanz, Kinsun Chan and Fei Bo, and commissioned them to create new ballets for our dancers, with our dancers; this collaborative creative process has generated three ballets that showcase the Company as a whole, as well as celebrating the unique physique, talent and personality of each dancer. 2 of the 3 commissioned works will have their world première at this show. By presenting these powerful, stimulating and thought-provoking works, The Hong Kong Ballet proudly supports the choreographers of the future.

Black on Black, by Kinsun Chan – world première
A Canadian born choreographer with strong links to Hong Kong, Kinsun began his ballet career in America and continued in Europe, dancing with the Zürich and Basel Ballet before creating his first choreography in 2000. Subsequently he was chosen to attend the Swiss International Workshop in Choreography (SIWIC) and was invited by Reid Anderson to choreograph for the Stuttgart Ballet’s Noverre Society. Kinsun’s interests are in a range of artistic disciplines, including choreography, film and design.

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Moments in Time - Li Jia-bo Photograph : Laurent Segretier

Kinsun Chan’s new ballet explores the timelessness of the colour black, and the dance aesthetics he has created reflect the many facets of black’s symbolism. Kinsun manipulates the space on stage, playing with contrasting movements to reflect the contradictory emotions aroused by the colour black. The choreographer incorporates his intrigue for body language and gestures into this ballet of power, passion and surprise.

Choreography: Kinsun Chan
Music: String Quartet No. 2, Op. 64 “Quasi Una Fantasia” by Henryk Górecki
Set & Costume Design: Kinsun Chan
Lighting Design: Goh Boon Ann


A Room of Her Own (formerly known as Cello Concerto in E minor), by Fei Bo – world première
A graduate of Beijing Dance Academy, Fei Bo has choreographed numerous one-act works for The National Ballet of China, where he is currently Resident Choreographer. He was the recipient of the Choreography Prize at the 2005 Helsinki International Ballet Competition, and the prize for Best Choreography at the Shanghai International Ballet Competition in 2007. His full-length ballet The Peony Pavilion was staged at the Hong Kong Arts Festival in 2009 and Edinburgh International Festival in 2011.

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Moments in Time - Ye Fei-fei & Kostyantyn Keshyshev Photograph : Laurent Segretier

Frustration, self-doubt, jealousy and torment; these are just a few of the emotions felt by Lu Xi, the heroine of A Room of Her Own. She feels suffocated by her foundering relationship with her choreographer husband, but soon this feeling is replaced by fear and jealousy of her husband’s mysterious friendship with a new colleague. This intense dramatic work, suffused with sadness, highlights the unbridgeable gap between the genders through a profound exploration of the characters’ psychology. The première of a pas de trois excerpt from this new work was well received at Galaxy: International Ballet Gala earlier in 2011.

Choreography: Fei Bo
Music: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85 by Edward Elgar
Playwright: Wenlin Xia
Costume Design: Kun Li
Lighting Design: Goh Boon Ann


Luminous, by Peter Quanz
Hailing from Baden, Ontario, Peter Quanz knew he wanted to be a choreographer at the age of nine, and as a result he chose to pursue his creative development and education rather than follow a dancer’s traditional career. Quanz has choreographed ballets for some of the world’s leading ballet companies including the Kirov Ballet of the Mariinsky Theatre, American Ballet Theatre, the Royal Ballet (Linbury Theatre) and the National Ballet of Canada. He has been a freelance choreographer since 2002.

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A Room of Her Own - Li Jia-bo, Wu Fei-fei, Liu Miao-miao Photograph : Conrad Dy-Liacco

In Luminous, Peter Quanz speaks through his choreography about the fragility of human relationships, the tension between the genders and the qualities drawn out of a person by each passing liaison. This emotionally-charged piece, dripping with sensuality, will provoke reflection on relationships past and present.

Premièred in September last year by The Hong Kong Ballet, Luminous received great critical acclaim. Featuring music by Marjan Mozetich entitled “Affairs of the Heart”, it is a series of duets where the dancers change partners, attracted by the luminous quality of someone new.

Choreography: Peter Quanz
Music: Affairs of the Heart by Marjan Mozetich
Costume Design: Anne Armit
Lighting Design: Mak Kwok Fai
Re-lighting: Goh Boon Ann


The Hong Kong Ballet’s dancers will lead the audience through a sequence of different moments in time. Tickets are available NOW at all URBTIX outlets and via the URBTIX website, For more details, please visit the Hong Kong Ballet website.



Moments In Time
4 – 5.11.2011 7:30pm
5 – 6.11.2011 2:30pm
$1000(VIP), $580, $380, $200, $100
Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Tickets available at URBTIX NOW
Ticketing Enquiries 2734 9009
Credit card booking 2111 5999
Internet booking
Programme Enquiries 2105 9724 / marketing@hkballet.com


Programme Plus!

A Preview of Moments in Time

Artistic Director Madeleine Onne will give an introduction to the whole programme. Two of the choreographers, Kinsun Chan and Fei Bo, will talk about their creative process, and share their thoughts with the audience. There will also be an exclusive opportunity to see a preview by dancers of The Hong Kong Ballet.

Date: 18.10.2011(Tuesday)
Time: 7:30pm-8:45pm
Venue: Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Conducted in English.
Free admission. Limited audience capacity, advance registration required.

Registration & Enquiries: 2105 9724 / marketing@hkballet.com

Pre-Performance Talk

Date: 4.11.2011(Friday)
Time: 6:50pm-7:15pm
Venue: Level 2 Foyer, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Free admission with Moments in Time tickets.
Conducted in English with Cantonese translation.


About The Hong Kong Ballet
One of the premier classical ballet companies in Asia, The Hong Kong Ballet celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2009. It is becoming internationally recognized as a world-class institution with an identity that fully reflects the unique vitality of Hong Kong.

The Company’s artistic team is led by Artistic Director Madeleine Onne, with over 40 dancers originating from 10 countries and regions. The Company performs a repertoire that combines classical masterpieces and acclaimed contemporary works from the 19th to 21st centuries, as well as new commissions. Since 1997, The Hong Kong Ballet has raised its international profile by conducting over 20 tours. An integral part of the Company’s activities is an extensive education and community outreach programme, which brings the art of ballet to students as well as to the wider community of Hong Kong.



《此時.彼刻》– 當代編舞家原創芭蕾新作

<香港 – 2011年9月9日> 香港芭蕾舞團(港芭)帶來三部前衛刺激、特意為舞團舞蹈員度身訂造的當代芭蕾作品《此時.彼刻》將由20111146日於香港文化中心大劇院上演在國際舞壇嶄露頭角的當代編舞家彼得.奎安斯、陳建生及費波,將以不同的主題,分別為我們的舞蹈員共同創作出新穎獨特的作品。當中有的充滿澎湃張力、引人深思,有的充滿官能刺激、前衛型格,也有浪漫感性、緊貼生活的作品。在展現舞團整體實力的同時,又盡顯每位舞蹈員的個性和特質,其中兩部作品更是世界首演,必為觀眾帶來嶄新的體驗。

陳建生是一位生於加拿大但與香港有密切關係的華裔編舞家,他先後於美國及歐洲展開其芭蕾舞事業,曾加入蘇黎世芭蕾舞團及巴塞爾芭蕾舞團,於2000年編創第一部作品。其後,他獲選參加瑞士國際編舞工作坊(SIWIC)及被雷德‧安德森邀請為斯圖加特芭蕾舞團的Noverre Society編舞。陳建生熱愛不同類型的藝術,包括編舞、電影及設計。


音樂:String Quartet No. 2, Op. 64 “Quasi Una Fantasia” by Henryk Górecki
燈光設計:Goh Boon Ann




音樂:艾爾加 –《E小調大提琴協奏曲》
燈光設計:Goh Boon Ann


《明亮》, 由彼得.奎安斯編舞


彼得‧奎安斯所編的《明亮》於去年九月由香港芭蕾舞團首演並獲一致好評。連串的雙人舞配以Marjan Mozetich作曲的《Affairs of the Heart》,各舞蹈員散發著充滿魅力的光芒,接連不斷的誘惑,讓人難以抗拒。《金融時報》形容奎安斯的編舞「有著大師級的風範」,而且「擅於帶動觀眾的情緒,讓人產生共鳴」。

音樂:Affairs of the Heart by Marjan Mozetich
服裝設計:Anne Armit
燈光執行:Goh Boon Ann



陳建生及費波將於10月到港為港芭排舞。有意訪問者,請致電2105 9757聯絡Pauly以作安排。


4 – 5.11.2011 7:30pm
5 – 6.11.2011 2:30pm
$1000(VIP), $580, $380, $200, $100


票務查詢:2734 9009
信用咭訂票:2111 5999
節目查詢:2105 9724 / marketing@hkballet.com




18.10.2011(星期二) 7:30pm-8:45pm

報名及查詢:2105 9724 / marketing@hkballet.com

4.11.2011(星期五) 6:50pm-7:15pm






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