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Arts preview: Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema

Bolshoi ballerina Maria Alexandrova is Odette/Odile in Swan Lake.

There's nothing like the thrill of seeing great ballet live on stage but, unfortunately, it's not an option available to everyone. That's why some of the world's top companies have started filming their performances to be broadcast live at home and shown in cinemas abroad.

Sunday, 28 October, 2012, 4:49pm

In the Steps of Petipa/4 Tendances

In the Steps of Petipa/4 Tendances Ballet de l'Opera de Bordeaux Grand Theatre, HK Cultural Centre Reviewed June 6 and 8

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

In The Steps Of Petipa

Ballet de l'Opera National de Bordeaux performs excerpts from five works by former troupe dancer turned ballet master Marius Petipa and choreographed by Charles Jude. A Le French May programme. Jun 6-7, 8.15pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$280-HK$880 Urbtix. Inquiries:

6 Jun 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

See the ballet or another film

It's hard to criticise a good-hearted, well-intentioned film. Add the fact that it's Christmas-themed, and you'd better approach it with even more caution. There's a certain soft spot in us all that hopes - and prays - that such a film will be worthy of the season.

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Girl takes on Rat King

Every year around Christmas, seasonal entertainment takes hold of the city. A permanent feature of that is The Nutcracker-themed programmes and attractions.

This year, there will be an alternative to the usual collection of ballets, musicals, dramas and mall exhibitions: a movie in 3D.

7 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

A Christmas classic

A magical adventure A snowy forest, a warm fire blazing away, magical presents, a magnificent Christmas tree and a giant house made of gingerbread. What more could you want at Christmas? All these things and more can be found in the ballet The Nutcracker. This dance classic is part of Christmas every year in theatres all over the world. Once you have seen it, you will know why.

6 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Christmas Magic

Peter Moore conducts (and presents in English) the HK Sinfonietta (left) performing festive works including Leroy Anderson's A Christmas Festival and Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker: Russian Dance. Dec 2-3, 7.30pm, also Dec 3-4, 3pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120-HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336

2 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

A seasonal classic

For the 14th year in a row, in what has become something of a Christmas tradition, Hong Kong Ballet's classic show The Nutcracker is back.

12 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

The Nutcracker

The HK Ballet performs the tale about a young girl whose Christmas present, a nutcracker shaped like a soldier, comes to life. With choreography by Stephen Jefferies and musical accompaniment by the HK Sinfonietta. Dec 17-19, 21-24, 26, 7.30pm, also Dec 18-19, 25-27, 2.30pm, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$1,000 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2105 9724

12 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Le Concert (film)

Directed by Romanian-born Radu Mihaileanu, Le Concert centres around musician Andrei Filipov (Aleksei Guskov). Filipov conducted the famous Bolshoi orchestra in Russia 30 years ago during the Soviet regime but was fired for hiring Jewish musicians.

5 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

The Sleeping Beauty

The Sleeping Beauty Hong Kong Ballet HK Cultural Centre Grand Theatre Reviewed: Oct 29

2 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Le Concert hits the right notes

Directed by Romanian-born Radu Mihaileanu, Le Concert centres around Andrei Filipov (Aleksei Guskov). Filipov conducted the famous Bolshoi orchestra in Russia 30 years ago during the Soviet regime but was fired for hiring Jewish musicians.

Now a janitor in the same company, Andrei's dream is to have a chance to perform on stage again.

31 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

The pitter-patter of toe shoes

As part of an outreach programme to promote ballet in the city, Young Post teamed up with Hong Kong Ballet to hold a workshop for our readers. The 10 lucky participants had different levels of dancing skills and experience. But they all left with a renewed love of ballet and its technical challenges.

27 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Doing ballet with a twist

People may think ballet is limited to a highbrow audience, but four young dancers will present the art form to the masses in a performance with a modern touch.

5 May 2010 - 12:00am