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Classic Cinderella tale hits right note for youngsters


Hong Kong Ballet

Cultural Centre Grand Theatre


Back for an umpteenth rerun, choreographer David Allan's version of Cinderella continues to be guaranteed box office gold for Hong Kong Ballet.

Wednesday, 5 September, 2012, 3:04am

Repetto gives models chance to ditch killer heels for the gentler comfort of cool ballet flats

It's not every day that you see runway models wearing comfortable flats, and the Repetto fashion presentation was one of those rare exceptions.

The 60-year-old French ballet shoe retailer recently opened its first store in Hong Kong in Central's IFC Mall. The brand celebrated the launch on Wednesday with a VIP cocktail party and fashion show in the mall's atrium.

24 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Guests out in force as HK Ballet steps out to celebrate 15th anniversary of The Nutcracker

It wouldn't be Christmas without The Nutcracker. This year, Hong Kong Ballet celebrates its 15th anniversary of producing the festive show, choreographed by the troupe's former artistic director, Stephen Jefferies.

16 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Thrilling guided tour through ballet basics

Know Your Ballet Music Hong Kong Sinfonietta August 27 City Hall Concert Hall

To combine arts, education, storytelling and entertainment in one concert is no easy thing. The Hong Kong Sinfonietta did just that, and more.

29 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Ladies of the Lake

Jin Yao is sitting on the dance floor at the back of rehearsal studio GR2, stretching her long, lean limbs. She is preparing to bring the ill-fated Swan Queen to life in the Cultural Centre's Grand Theatre, in a rehearsal session ahead of the Hong Kong Ballet (HKB) production of Swan Lake.

14 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Leap into the unknown

The first time Lam Chun-wing attended a ballet class, he cried. He was seven years old. 'I was very frightened,' he remembers. The studio, at the Tsuen Wan branch of the Jean M. Wong School of Ballet, was frothing with little girls. Lam's mother urged him to enter. He resisted.

7 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

HK Ballet fans pirouette their way into the party

Ballet-loving socialites turned up in droves for the after party on the opening night of Hong Kong Ballet's Galaxy: International Ballet Gala at the Cultural Centre. The throng descended on the nearby Busy Suzie bar and restaurant after the show, where they were able to meet San Francisco Ballet sensations Tan Yuanyuan and Anthony Spaulding.

31 May 2011 - 12:00am

Galaxy: International Ballet Gala 2011

The English National Ballet's Daria Klimentova and Vadim Muntagirov (above), the San Francisco Ballet's Tan Yuanyuan and Anthony Spaulding, Jacoby & Pronk's Drew Jacoby & Rubinald Pronk, the Dutch National Ballet's Jurgita Dronina, the Norwegian National Ballet's Yoel Carreno, and the HK Ballet perform a diverse programme of ballet.

22 May 2011 - 12:00am

Brilliant Steps

Brilliant Steps Hong Kong Ballet Grand Theatre, HK Cultural Centre Reviewed: May 21

Hong Kong Ballet's new programme of short works, Brilliant Steps, was more a case of one step forward, two steps back. Compared to previous bills, the quality was uneven and the choice of pieces did not add up.

25 May 2010 - 12:00am

Troupe left with hardly a leg to stand on for Beijing debut

Is it bad karma or what? The Hong Kong Ballet is turning pirouettes to find ballerinas for what could have been its biggest show of the year, Giselle, which opens tonight in Beijing as part of the People's Republic's 60th anniversary celebrations.

16 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Artistic director keen to be part of inspiring team

The Hong Kong Ballet, one of Asia's leading ballet companies, recently appointed Madeleine Onne as its artistic director. She brings with her 32 years of experience as a dancer, manager and artistic director.

John Ying, chairman of the board of governors of The Hong Kong Ballet, said he was thrilled that Ms Onne was joining the Company.

3 May 2009 - 12:00am

Brightest stars set to shine in extravaganza

Some of the world's brightest stars will take centre stage this month in The Hong Kong Ballet's international gala, Galaxy. The performance is one of the highlights of the company's 30th anniversary celebrations.

3 May 2009 - 12:00am

Swan Lake

Swan Lake

Hong Kong Ballet

Sha Tin Town Hall

Reviewed: Mar 27

31 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Ballet chose bad time to sack principal dancer

The dismissal of Faye Leung, one of Hong Kong Ballet's three full-time female principals and the company's longest-serving member, could not have come at a worse time.

The ballerina was cast in all four pieces in the troupe's Hong Kong Arts Festival programme All Bach, which it will perform in three weeks.

25 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Stars will shine in ballet show

The Jean M. Wong School of Ballet will be hosting another of its Stars of Tomorrow student showcases this weekend at Sha Tin Town Hall. As always, it will be a massive undertaking. 'Literally, it's a cast of a thousand,' said founder and principal Wong (pictured).

15 Aug 2008 - 12:00am