The Hong Kong Ballet | The Nutrcracker

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Christmas just isn’t Christmas without The Nutcracker
Join The Hong Kong Ballet on
a magical adventure this festive season

<Hong Kong – 8 November 2011> Rediscover the joy of Christmas with The Hong Kong Ballet. This year the Company celebrates the 15th anniversary of The Nutcracker by former Artistic Director Stephen Jefferies. Performed by The Hong Kong Ballet every December since 1997, this version of the ballet has become an unmissable Christmas tradition. Performances will be at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre’s Grand Theatre from 16 to 26 December 2011.

ballet dancers at Christmas

Jin Yao, Zhang Yao Photograph : Gordon Wong

This year the ballet will be the culmination of a whole host of magical festivities; The Nutcracker Design Project invites budding artists to showcase their creativity by submitting art inspired by the ballet. As Christmas approaches, the families are invited to Make a Christmas Wish, meet the dancers at an Autograph Session, and enjoy a unique tribute to the ballet at The Nutcracker Exhibition. Exclusive souvenirs will be on sale at the venue so that the audience can take home a little piece of the Christmas magic. The Hong Kong Ballet will also offer a wealth of activities to help the audience Get to know The Nutcracker, such as pre-performance talk and educational workshop. And finally, in recognition of the unique legacy of The Nutcracker, Stephen Jefferies will join a gala ceremony on Opening Night.

The ballet’s main character is a young girl named Clara. Join her at a Christmas Eve party, as she receives a nutcracker puppet as a gift from Herr Drosselmeyer. Later that night Clara sneaks back downstairs to the drawing room, only to find herself in a dream-like scene where the family’s Christmas tree grows to an enormous height, and Herr Drosselmeyer’s nephew is transformed into the Nutcracker prince! Hand in hand, Clara and her Prince embark on an enchanted journey through a weird and wonderful world of yuletide dreams where they meet the King Rat, the Sugarplum Fairy, the Snowflakes and a whole host of other fantastical characters.

With live accompaniment by the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, this performance is the perfect family treat for the holidays. This show sells fast every year, so reserve your seats now. Tickets are available at all URBTIX outlets and via the URBTIX website. For more details, please visit Hong Kong Ballet’s website.

The Nutcracker ballet

Jin Yao, Huang Zhen Photograph : Gordon Wong

About The Nutcracker
The Nutcracker was first performed at St Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre in December 1892. Set to Tchaikovsky’s distinctive score, and filled with unforgettable characters, the ballet is Alexandre Dumas’ adaptation of a traditional tale. The bewitching story enchants audiences all over the world every holiday season, and Stephen Jefferies’ version of Marius Petipa’s and Lev Ivanov’s original choreography has earned a place at the heart of Hong Kong’s Christmas.

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The Nutcracker
Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

16-18, 21, 23-24. 12. 2011 7:30PM
17-18, 24-26. 12. 2011 2:30PM
$1000 (VIP), $600, $400, $260, $140

20, 22. 12. 2011 7:30PM
$580, $480, $320, $220, $120

Choreography: Stephen Jefferies
Children Dance: Rashna Homji
Chinese Dance: Sheng Pei-Qi
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Set & Costume Design: Peter Farmer
Lighting Design: Leo Cheung


Tickets available at URBTIX NOW
Ticketing enquiries 2734 9009
Credit card booking 2111 5999
Internet booking as above
Programme enquiries 2105 9724 / [email protected]



15th Anniversary Programme Plus!

The Nutcracker 15th Anniversary Exhibition

Ground Floor Foyer, Hong Kong Cultural Centre


Pre-performance Talk

16.12.2011 6:50PM
Level 2 Foyer, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

The programme is about 20 minutes long. Conducted in English with Cantonese translation.


Children’s Workshop

Designed for kids 4 to 8 years old, this fun workshop uses creative images, movement and handicrafts to inspire children’s understanding of the story and interest in ballet. No previous dance experience is necessary.

17.12.2011 12:00NOON
GR2, 8/F, Grand Theatre Backstage, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Fee: $60 (per person)             Quota: 40

Advanced registration required.

Registration & Enquiries 2105 9743 / 2105 9744 / [email protected]


Backstage Tour

24.12.2011 After matinée performance
Grand Theatre Backstage, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Only for Friends of The Hong Kong Ballet or The Hong Kong Ballet Junior Guild members. Advanced registration required.


Make your Christmas Wish

Write down your Christmas wish and hang it on our special Wishing Christmas Tree located at the Level 2 Foyer at any time during our performance.

20-25. 12. 2011
Level 2 Foyer, Hong Kong Cultural Centre


Autograph Session

26.12.2011 After matinée performance
Level 2 Foyer, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Limited places available on a first-come, first-serve basis.


All activities are for The Nutcracker ticket holders only except the 15th anniversary exhibition.


ballet dancer and the Nutcracker

The Nutcracker Zhang Si Yuan

About The Hong Kong Ballet
One of the premier classical ballet companies in Asia, The Hong Kong Ballet celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2009. It is becoming internationally recognized as a world-class institution with an identity that fully reflects the unique vitality of Hong Kong.

The Company’s artistic team is led by Artistic Director Madeleine Onne, with over 40 dancers originating from 10 countries and regions. 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 raised its international profile by conducting over 20 tours. An integral part of the Company’s activities is an extensive education and community outreach programme, which brings the art of ballet to students as well as to the wider community of Hong Kong.


<香港 – 2011111> 今年香港芭蕾舞團(港芭)將慶祝由前藝術總監謝傑斐所編舞的《胡桃夾子》15週年。自1997年開始,港芭每年12月均會演出這版本的《胡桃夾子》,令此成為不可或缺的聖誕傳統。表演將由2011121626日於香港文化中心大劇院上演

除了《胡桃夾子》演出外,港芭還準備了連串多姿多采的週年慶典活動。先有《胡桃夾子》設計大賽,邀請各大小藝術家遞交作品,演繹他們心目中的胡桃夾子 (。臨近聖誕,不論大人或小孩都可到聖誕許願樹掛上願望咭、在港芭舞星簽名會上與一眾舞蹈員會面及欣賞《胡桃夾子》展覽。每場演出會有紀念品發售,讓觀眾把聖誕歡樂帶回家。港芭亦將帶來一系列的活動如演前講座兒童工作坊,加深觀眾對《胡桃夾子》的認識。前藝術總監謝傑斐更將出席首場演出的慶祝典禮,與大家一起歡渡愉快的晚上。




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16-18, 21, 23-24. 12. 2011 7:30PM
17-18, 24-26. 12. 2011 2:30PM
$1000 (VIP), $600, $400, $260, $140

20, 22. 12. 2011 7:30PM
$580 , $480, $320, $220, $120


票務查詢 2734 9009
信用咭訂票 2111 5999
節目查詢 2105 9724 / [email protected]









16.12.2011 6:50PM






17.12.2011 12:00NOON


費用:$60 (每人) 名額:40





24.12.2011 日場演出後









26.12.2011 日場演出後






香港芭蕾舞團(港芭)為亞洲最優秀的專業古典芭蕾舞團之一,以展現香港的獨有魅力躋身於世界舞壇。2009年,舞團成立 30周年,它以優秀及團結的舞蹈員、日益豐富的劇碼及高水準製作建立其獨特鮮明形象,當中不但包括世界級編舞家的名作,也有來自香港及中國內地新進藝術家 的作品。

港芭的藝術團體由藝術總監區美蓮帶領,藝術人員及超過40個舞蹈員來自10個不同國家,並以華人為主。每年製作 多個精彩節目,包括19至21世紀長篇經典舞劇及當代名作,及委約多個新創作。自1997年起,港芭享負國際盛名,曾被邀請到世界各地參與超過20次的製 作及演出。此外,港芭亦活躍於教育及外展工作,致力於社區及向年青新一代推廣芭蕾舞藝文化。

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