The Royal Ballet

Our own Billy Elliot

Fourteen-year-old ballet boy Lam Chun-wing's admission to the L'Ecole de Danse de Paris, a prestigious ballet school in France, has become the talk of the town.

Monday, 4 July, 2011, 12:00am

In his element

Not all dancers have the interest, or talent, to choreograph. Hong Kong Ballet's Yuh Egami has both. The Okinawa native has been creating works and entering competitions since he was a teenager.

12 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Dancing with the pros

Chan Shuk-ching finally got her wish. She could learn ballet - and from members of the prestigious Birmingham Royal Ballet at that.

28 Feb 2011 - 12:00am



Hong Kong Ballet

HK Cultural Centre Grand Theatre

Reviewed: May 22

26 May 2009 - 12:00am

Stuttgart Ballet presents two classics

The Stuttgart Ballet returns to the Hong Kong Arts Festival after 17 years with two grand full-length productions: John Cranko's dramatic masterwork Onegin and the classic story of Swan Lake.

4 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Dancing queen

The elegant lady sitting before me is Christine Liao, better known by her stage name, Mao Mei.

Forty years ago Mrs Liao, then 24, made a decision that changed her life - she set up her own ballet school. It was a bold move, as Hongkongers were enjoying the manufacturing boom of the early 1960s and had little time for the arts.

2 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Principal ballerina to perform in classic fairy tale with local youngsters after six years away

A former principal dancer with the Hong Kong Ballet will perform with over 100 dancers from 12 local ballet schools after an absence of six years.

Tasha Wong Mui, currently a principal dancer with the Singapore Dance Theatre, was invited by the Hong Kong Ballet to return and perform in Cinderella's Slipper - Lost and Found, to be staged next month.

19 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

Right royal shenanigans

IT seems that during the short and torrid reign of Edward II, royals and their hangers-on had nothing better to do than bonk, debauch and intrigue. Strange how some things never change.

12 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

Teddy gets high on speed

When Tetsuya Kumakawa leapt on stage last night in the Hong Kong Ballet's production of the perennial Christmas favourite, The Nutcracker, it marked his first performance since his acrimonious departure from the Royal Ballet in London.

Tetsuya, or Teddy, is of course known as much for his flamboyance as for his pirouettes. He owns a Ferrari F40 and admits he just loves speed.

18 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Busy Flora having a ball on her own

Flora Cheong-Leen would like people to know that she hasn't eloped or walked off the face of this earth.

'Just because I don't go to balls anymore doesn't mean that I am not doing anything meaningful,' says Flora, who spends a lot of her time in Shanghai. So far she has been to two balls this year.

8 May 1998 - 12:00am

Behind the fairy dust

Forget delicate. The fairies in Hong Kong Ballet's new version of Peter Pan would probably be happier in late night Wan Chai than in pretty woodlands. These are little people who love to party.

28 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Ravenna makes her points

F ROM the opening bars of Delibes' delightful and exuberant score, Coppelia captivates even the most hardened audience. So it's the perfect choice for an amateur performance, in particular one with many children in the audience.

6 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Fresh talent weaves dances

THERE was a sense of refreshing change in the studio as the ballet dancers measured out their steps and prepared their bodies for an altogether different kind of rehearsal - the Hong Kong Ballet's Open Choreographic Workshop was in session.

25 May 1994 - 12:00am

One enchanted night

THE Hong Kong Ballet can be forgiven for playing safe with its latest production because the evening begins where stage musicals end. Marius Petipa's Paquita, a mid-18th century romp that exemplified the pyrotechnics of the Imperial Russian Ballet, is a show-stopper.

3 May 1994 - 12:00am

Romantic treat for ballet fans

A TWO-act ballet based on the well-known romantic fairytale, Sleeping Beauty , will be staged by the Hong Kong Ballet Group at the Cultural Centre this month.

Leading dancers of Sleeping Beauty will include Ravenna Tucker and Kevin O'Hare, both principal dancers from the Birmingham Royal Ballet.

2 Aug 1993 - 12:00am