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Hong Kong Ballet

Arts preview: 'The Merry Widow' is a marriage of two cultures

The Hong Kong Ballet last staged The Merry Widow, an adaptation of the operetta of the same name by Austro-Hungarian composer Franz Lehar, six years ago.

Thursday, 13 June, 2013, 8:46am

Hong Kong Ballet's Daisy Ho takes the leap for fundraiser

Once upon a time, in 1960s Hong Kong, there was a little girl called Daisy.

4 Jun 2013 - 10:33am

Ballet dancer So Hon-wah pays it forward to the next generation

Amid the smell of sweet buns and dried seafood, surrounded by old Hong Kong-style tenement and factory buildings, wander the ballerinas in training. Dressed in sweats and layers of comfortable, if not raggedy, clothing, they weave their way in and out of the street traffic to their destination - the studio of the Youth Ballet of Asia.

2 Dec 2013 - 12:19pm

New Nutcracker production well danced, but lacks magic

The Nutcracker

Hong Kong Ballet

Cultural Centre Grand Theatre


After 15 years, Hong Kong Ballet have laid aside Stephen Jefferies' production of The Nutcracker and introduced a new version choreographed by Terence Kohler, a young Australian who is resident choreographer of Munich's Bavarian State Ballet.

17 Dec 2012 - 4:15am

Hong Kong Ballet dancers excel in Duato's 'Castrati'

The highlight of Hong Kong Ballet's new mixed bill, A Ballet Soirée, is the company's first production of a piece by celebrated Spanish choreographer Nacho Duato.

5 Nov 2012 - 5:45am

Hong Kong Ballet's best show yet from emerging choreographers

Over the years the annual choreographic programme where Hong Kong Ballet's dancers try their hand at choreography has revealed considerable talent. 

24 Sep 2012 - 11:53am

Dance companies join forces for Mayan prophecy pieces

Emerging Choreographers - 2012: The Beginning or the End?

Hong Kong Ballet

The Mayan prophecy - which predicts the world will come to an end on December 21 - has inspired the latest collaboration between the Hong Kong Ballet and the Hong Kong Dance Company.

27 Nov 2012 - 11:47am

Hong Kong Ballet to introduce more Chinese elements to its productions

Hong Kong Ballet is to introduce more Chinese elements into its performances - starting with a production next spring that fuses the fairytale of the Frog Prince with the Qing dynasty legend of Zhenfei, an ill-fated concubine who drowns in a well.

23 Aug 2012 - 2:46am

Portrait of a principal

Jin Yao, principal dancer of the Hong Kong Ballet, is ready to make her grand jete on the prestigious stage that is Jacob's Pillow in Becket, Massachusetts.

15 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Turning pointe

The Hong Kong Ballet may be on its summer recess but the company is hardly resting. Not only is the troupe already preparing for The Nutcracker, a new version of the classic reimagined by Australian choreographer Terence Kohler that will have its world premiere this Christmas, but 30 of its dancers are also gearing up for a three-week tour of North America.

15 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

A captivating Giselle seals duo's star status

Giselle Hong Kong Ballet HK Cultural Centre Grand Theatre May 26

28 May 2012 - 12:00am


Firecracker Hong Kong Ballet

Just as Christmas would not be the same without The Nutcracker, choreographer Yuri Ng Yue-lit's contemporary take on the classic, Firecracker, is becoming a staple of Lunar New Year celebrations.

15 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Developing talent in local arts scene is possible only with better funding

In the excellent article, 'Little chance to bloom' (January 2), many good points about the local arts scene were made.

However, that only a relatively small percentage in groups such as the Hong Kong Philharmonic and the Hong Kong Ballet are locals is not surprising.

5 Jan 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

Commitment to new works pays off ... mostly

Moments in Time The Hong Kong Ballet Cultural Centre Grand Theatre Friday

The Hong Kong Ballet's new programme Moments in Time is a welcome commitment to creating new work, which is essential for dancers, audiences and the life of the art form alike.

6 Nov 2011 - 12:00am