Wu Fei-fei, Soloist at The Hong Kong Ballet, wins the “Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer” Award at
the 2012 Hong Kong Dance Awards
Hong Kong – 3 May 2012 The Hong Kong Ballet is delighted to announce that its Soloist, Wu Fei-fei, has won the award for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer” at the 2012 Hong Kong Dance Awards for her performance in A Room of Her Own. It is an outstanding achievement, of which both The Hong Kong Ballet and Wu Fei-fei are very proud.
Wu Fei-fei joined The Hong Kong Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 2003 and then worked her way up through the ranks, becoming a coryphée in 2007, and Soloist in 2008. Wu Fei-fei was shortlisted for the award after two exceptional performances; firstly in The Rite of Spring, a ballet choreographed by Natalie Weir, which featured in Jazz, Rituals and War: Stravinsky’s Revolution, and secondly in A Room of Her Own, a ballet choreographed by Fei Bo, which featured in Moments in Time. Her emotionally charged performance was highly praised by critics, including Natasha Rogai of the South China Morning Post who singled out Wu Fei-fei’s ability to use her face and body to express a huge range of feelings with great eloquence while maintaining exemplary technique. “The emotional power of the work (A Room of Her Own) is generated by a riveting performance from Wu (Wu Fei-fei), who uses her whole body to express the character’s joy, pain and final disintegration.”
Madeleine Onne, Artistic Director of The Hong Kong Ballet said, “This recognition of Wu Fei-fei’s talent and hard work is richly deserved. She has developed tremendously over the last year, with a particular focus on her natural ability to express so much through movement. She truly deserves the award, and all of us at The Hong Kong Ballet congratulate her on this achievement.”
Previous Hong Kong Dance Awards won by The Hong Kong Ballet
The Hong Kong Dance Award 2010 for Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer – Liu Yu-yao
The Hong Kong Dance Award 2009 – Tricolor
The Hong Kong Dance Award 2009 – The Evolution of Ballet
The Hong Kong Dance Award 2008 – The Merry Widow
The Hong Kong Dance Award 2008 – Faye Leung
Distinguished Achievement Award 2007 – Helen Ng
The Hong Kong Dance Award 2007 – Balanchine & Beyond
The Hong Kong Dance Award 2007 – Jin Yao
Distinguished Achievement Award 2006 – Stephen Jefferies
The Hong Kong Dance Award 2005 – Nobuo Fujino
The Hong Kong Dance Award 2004 – Turandot
The Hong Kong Dance Award 2004 – Eriko Ochiai
The Hong Kong Dance Award 2003 – Conrad Dy-Liacco
The Hong Kong Dance Award 2002 – Carlo Pacis
About the Hong Kong Dance Awards
Now in its 14th year, the annual Hong Kong Dance Awards, presented by Hong Kong Dance Alliance, aim to recognise individuals and organisations who have made significant contributions to the development of dance in Hong Kong over the past year. 2012 Hong Kong Dance Awards Gala Ceremony will take place on 4 May, 8 p.m., at the Kwai Tsing Theatre.
About The Hong Kong Ballet
One of the premier classical ballet companies in Asia, The Hong Kong Ballet turned 33 in 2012. It is becoming internationally recognised as a world-class institution with an identity that fully reflects the unique vitality of Hong Kong.
The Company’s artistic team of over 40 dancers is led by Artistic Director Madeleine Onne. The majority of The Hong Kong Ballet’s dancers hail from China while others are from elsewhere in Asia, Europe and North America. The Company performs a repertoire that combines 19th to 21st century classical masterpieces, acclaimed contemporary works and newly commissioned ballets. 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.