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George Balanchine

Fun and dames on stage

What do Dame Alicia Markova, Cyd Charisse, Lycette Darsonval and Margot Fonteyn have in common? They are all Russian or French stage names adopted by non-Russian and non-French ballet dancers at a time when the two nations were at the centre of the ballet world.

Thursday, 10 May, 2012, 12:00am

Le Songe (A Midsummer Night's Dream)

Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo performs a dance version of William Shakespeare's play; with choreography by Jean-Christophe Maillot and music by Mendelssohn, Daniel Teruggi and Bertrand Maillot. A HK Arts Festival programme. Feb 29, Mar 2-3, 7.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, HK$200-HK$600 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

29 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

New York City Ballet

The US dance company performs: Tchaikovsky/Balanchine's Serenade, Mozart/Balanchine's Divertimento No 15, Stravinsky/Balanchine's Duo Concertant and Shostakovich/Ratmansky's Concerto DSCH, Mar 5, 2.30pm, also 8.30pm; and Stravinsky/Balanchine's Symphony in Three Movements, Chopin/Robbins' Dances at a Gathering and Bernstein/Robbins' West Side Story Suite, Mar 6-7, 7.30pm, also Mar 6, 1.30pm.

5 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Brilliant Steps

San Francisco Ballet's Tan Yuan Yuan and Damian Smith, Ballet du Capitole, Toulouse's Gaelle Riou and Kazbek Akhmedyarov, and the HK Ballet (including Li Jiabo and Jin Yao, above) perform dances by choreographers such as George Balanchine, William Forsythe and Christopher Wheeldon. A Le French May programme.

22 May 2010 - 12:00am

Galaxy

Galaxy

Hong Kong Ballet

HK Cultural Centre Grand Theatre

Reviewed: May 22

26 May 2009 - 12:00am

Tricolor

HK Ballet presents a 20th-century programme featuring George Balanchine's Rubies, Serge Lifar's Suite en Blanc and Antony Tudor's Jardin aux Lilas. With Tan Yuanyuan (right) and Sofiane Sylve as principal dancers. Accompanied by the HK Sinfonietta. Part of Le French May. Today, 2.30pm (with an autograph session), 7.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$150-HK$1,000 Urbtix.

15 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

All Tchaikovsky

HK Ballet presents choreographies set to music by the composer, including excerpts from Marius Petipa's The Sleeping Beauty, John Meehan's Swan Lake (left), Stephen Baynes' The Way Alone, George Balanchine's Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux and Theme and Variations. Today, 3pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$100-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2105 9724

30 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Life & limb

HONG KONG BALLET'S senior soloist Carlo Pacis once refused point blank to put on a costume that he thought was too skimpy. 'It was a little Speedo, flesh coloured, and I refused to go on,' he says. The Filipino dancer was six years old at the time. The strength of character that led a small child to insist on the right costume for his first public solo is still apparent today.

16 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Beyond borders

FOR ITS LAST Hong Kong show in 2002, the mainland's National Ballet presented Zhang Yimou's Chinese-themed ballet Raise the Red Lantern. This was the work that won them international acclaim when it was performed in London and Paris last season.

21 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Smoke-free performance

The world class production by Les Ballets De Monte-Carlo at City Hall on May 21, was a joy to behold. Even more so because the tour organiser, Arts Promotion Asia, Ltd, managed to bring this wonderful event to Hong Kong without tobacco sponsorship.

29 May 1997 - 12:00am