The Hong Kong Ballet | Ballet Classics for Children: Cinderella

December 3, 2012

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The Hong Kong Ballet | Ballet Classics for Children: Cinderella

Step into the Magical World of Ballet with this interactive educational performance!

cinderella poster

Liu Yu-yao Photogrpahy Gordon Wong

<Hong Kong – 3 December 2012> Following the huge success and sold-out performances of the first instalment of Ballet Classics for Children, an educational programme tailor-made for children, The Hong Kong Ballet is proud to present the second edition of this fun-filled series from 1-3 February 2013, with 7 performances at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre’s Studio Theatre.

Masterminded once again by well-known local choreographer Yuri Ng, this programme will introduce the ballet with an innovative blend of storytelling, dance and interaction. See the enchanting tale of Cinderella brought to life – will Cinderella manage to escape from her ugly stepsisters? Can her fairy godmother save the day with a magic spell? And can Cinderella leave before the clock strikes midnight? Together with lively narration by Rick Lau, the dancers of The Hong Kong Ballet will deliver an hour of educational and light-hearted entertainment for your entire family!

The programme will be conducted either in Cantonese or English. Suitable for children ages 5 and up. Ticket price is $220 or $180 for adults and $110 or $90 for full-time students. Tickets are now available at all URBTIX outlets and via the URBTIX website.  For programme details, please visit The Hong Kong Ballet’s website.

Original Choreography: David Allan
Additional Choreography: Yuri Ng
Music: Sergei Prokofiev

Artistic Curator: Yuri Ng
Hong Kong-born Yuri Ng began his career as a choreographer after dancing for several years in Canada and Asia. He has choreographed a number of ballets for The Hong Kong Ballet, including Ballet Classics for Children: Swan Lake, Firecracker, Yeah Yeah Xi Men Qing and Butterfly Lovers. His other works include designing costumes for the ballet Jardin aux Lilas and collaborating with Hong Kong Sinfonietta for Know Your Ballet Music. His choreographies of Rite Of Spring, Min Jian Chuan Qi and A Soldier’s Story received Hong Kong Dance Awards between 1999 and 2008. Ng recently won the 2012 Hong Kong Dance Alliance Distinguished Achievement Award. He is currently Artist Associate of Hong Kong Sinfonietta.

Narrator / Script Writer: Rick Lau
Hong Kong-born Rick Lau is a talented musical theatre actor, singer and cabaret artist who graduated from Australia’s prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Art. He recently played the lead in the musicals I, Ching: The Musical (Los Angeles) and June Lovers (HK Arts Festival), and is currently rehearsing for Animal Farm (the musical) and appearing in Sandy Lam’s world tour.

Join Cinderella on a whirlwind adventure as she goes from rags to riches with the help of a magical makeover from her Fairy Godmother. Our heroine escapes a life of drudgery and hardship to go to the Royal Ball against her family’s wishes, but the enchanted transformation will only last a few hours… tick tock tick tock…. Cinderella must leave the ball before the clock strikes midnight. Cinderella and her stepsisters couldn’t be more different – she is kind-hearted, noble and beautiful, and they are wicked, cruel and ugly. The stepsisters’ slapstick antics provide more than enough wit and humour to get the whole family giggling!

Ballet Classics for Children: Cinderella

$220, $180
50% off for full-time students
Programme duration: approximately one hour with no intermission
Suitable for ages 5+
Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Total 7 performances
1.2.2013 7:30PM (Conducted in Cantonese)
2.2.2013 2:30PM (Conducted in Cantonese)
2.2.2013 5:00PM (Conducted in English)
2.2.2013 7:30PM (Conducted in Cantonese)
3.2.2013 12:00PM (Conducted in English)
3.2.2013 2:30PM (Conducted in Cantonese)
3.2.2013 5:00PM (Conducted in English)

Tickets are now available at URBTIX
Ticketing enquiries 2734 9009
Credit card booking 2111 5999
Programme enquiries 2105 9724

About The Hong Kong Ballet

One of the premier classical ballet companies in Asia, The Hong Kong Ballet is becoming internationally recognised as a world-class institution with an identity that fully reflects the unique vitality of Hong Kong. The Company turns 33 in 2012, and over time has evolved into a vibrant performing arts organisation with accomplished dancers, a strong repertoire, and sparkling, technically challenging productions.

The Company’s artistic team is led by Artistic Director Madeleine Onne, with over 40 dancers originating from all over the world. 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 30 tours; in the summer of 2012, The Hong Kong Ballet toured the United States and Canada, performing at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and in Aspen, Montreal and Santa Fe. 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.

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