Christmas shoppers delighted by exquisite costumes from The Hong Kong Ballet’s Swan Lake
Exhibitions co-presented by The Hong Kong Ballet and Sunlight Reit’s
Sheung Shui Centre Shopping Arcade & Metro City Plaza 1
Families visiting Sheung Shui for their Christmas shopping were pleasantly surprised earlier this month to see the Opening Ceremony of The Hong Kong Ballet’s Swan Lake exhibition. The Company is holding two FREE Swan Lake exhibitionsat Sunlight Reit’s Sheung Shui Centre Shopping Arcade and Metro City Plaza 1 from 7th December 2013 – 1st January 2014 (open from 10am – 10pm).The two exhibitions will feature different items, including sumptuous costumes that were worn by main characters Odette, Odile, the Queen and Prince Siegfried in The Hong Kong Ballet’s performances of Swan Lake in August this year, as well as gorgeous stage photos and autographed pointe shoes from Principal Dancer Jin Yao and Soloist Ye Fei-fei from Swan Lake.
The opening of the exhibition was celebrated with a launch ceremony on 7th December at 2pm at Sheung Shui . The two celebrity guests at the ceremony, TV personality Eliza Sam and young singer Jay Fung, had fun on stage with Principal Dancers Wu Fei-fei and Wei Wei, Soloist Ye Fei-fei and Education and Outreach Manager Vency Kwok, who taught the celebrities a little bit about mime. Swan Lake is a ballet with a strong story line, much of which is conveyed through the medium of mime, and this technique has been important throughout the development of ballet. Wei Wei taught Jay Fung how to mime “I am the King”, and also the pose “I am”
Many of the children watching the opening ceremony loved what they saw, and encouraged their parents to buy them tickets to Ballet Classics for Children: Swan Lake at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre from 24th – 26th January 2014.
An Exhibition of Exquisite Stage Costumes from the Classical Ballet Swan Lake
Date: 7.12.2013 – 1.1.2014
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Free Admission)
1) Sheung Shui Centre Shopping Arcade, Sheung Shui
2) Metro City Plaza 1, Tseung Kwan O
About Ballet Classics for Children: Swan Lake
A one-hour classical ballet, specially adapted for children aged 5+
Ignite your children’s imagination with Swan Lake, part of The Hong Kong Ballet’s Ballet Classics for Children series. This one-hour educational adaptation of the ultimate classical ballet, Swan Lake is performed by The Hong Kong Ballet’s dancers and narrated by Rick Lau. With an innovative blend of storytelling, dance and interaction this show will draw children into the wonderful world of ballet and ignite a life-long love of the arts.
The whole family can share this magical experience – watch out for the evil sorcerer Von Rothbart, admire the beauty and innocence of the White Swan, and hold your breath as the Prince falls for the wrong swan. The playful, lighthearted tone of this production will show your kids that ballet is fun and enjoyable.
Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
24.1.2014 7:30PM (Conducted in Cantonese)
25.1.2014 2:30PM (Conducted in Cantonese)
25.1.2014 5:00PM (Conducted in Cantonese)
25.1.2014 7:30PM (Conducted in English)
26.1.2014 12:00PM (Conducted in English)
26.1.2014 2:30PM (Conducted in English)
26.1.2014 5:00PM (Conducted in Cantonese)
Artistic Curator: Yuri Ng
Narrator/ Script Writer: Rick Lau
Original Choreography: Marius Petipa & Lev Ivanov
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
About The Hong Kong Ballet
One of the premier classical ballet companies in Asia, The Hong Kong Ballet is becoming internationally recognised as a world-class institution that represents Hong Kong’s unique character. November 2013 marks the 35th anniversary of The Hong Kong Ballet, a Company that has evolved into a vibrant performing arts organisation with accomplished dancers, a strong repertoire, and sparkling, technically challenging productions.
The Company’s artistic team is led by Artistic Director Madeleine Onne, with over 40 dancers originating from all over the world. The Company performs a repertoire that combines classical masterpieces and acclaimed contemporary works from the 19th to 21st centuries, as well as new commissions.
Since 1997, The Hong Kong Ballet has continued to raise its international profile with more than 30 tours. An integral part of the Company’s activities is its extensive education and community outreach programme, which brings the art of ballet to students as well as to the wider community of Hong Kong.