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1.12.2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ballet Classics for Children: Cinderella

Step into the magical world of ballet with this fun and educational production for all ages!

Proudly presented by Repetto


[Hong Kong – 1 Dec 2016] Following its huge success and sold-out performances in 2013, the fun, interactive production for the young and young at heart Ballet Classics for Children: Cinderella will return again to bewitch audiences of all ages in the New Year, with Repetto as its title sponsor. Initiated by Artistic Director Madeleine Onne, the wildly popular Ballet Classics for Children series features one-hour introductions to family friendly ballet classics for both ballet novices and long-time fans.

Choreographed by Yuri Ng, this entertaining and educational adaptation of the classic fairytale Cinderella sees heartbreak turn to joy as the power of love conquers all. Meet the Fairy Godmother, the ugly Stepsisters, and the handsome Prince as the exceptional Hong Kong Ballet dancers bring Cinderella’s triumphant rags-to-riches story to life with the help of an engaging story-teller using some unexpected surprises from Hong Kong!

The production will run from 20-22 January 2017 at the Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre for eight performances. The Company will present its first-ever show narrated in Japanese for ballet lovers, reaching to the Japanese community in the city! An extra performance will be staged on 20 Jan 2017 (Friday) at 5:00pm with our multi-talented dancer Shunsuke Arimizu as the Japanese narrator! Tickets are priced at $280 and $180, available at URBTIX now.


About Cinderella

Join Cinderella on a whirlwind adventure as she goes from rags to riches with the help of a magical makeover from her Fairy Godmother. Our heroine escapes a life of drudgery and hardship to attend the Royal Ball against her family’s wishes, but the enchanted transformation will only last until the clock strikes midnight…tick, tock, tick, tock! Cinderella and her stepsisters couldn’t be more different – she is kind-hearted, noble and beautiful, and they are wicked, cruel and ugly. The stepsisters’ slapstick antics provide ample wit and humour to get the whole family giggling!


Artists

Yuri Ng, Artistic Curator & Additional Choreography

  • Artistic Curator of Ballet Classics for Children in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015
  • Choreographer of Hong Kong Ballet’s The Frog Prince – A Ballet Chinois
  • Winner of distinguished Achievement Award at the 2012 Hong Dance Awards
  • Artist Associate of Hong Kong Sinfonietta from 2011 to 2013
  • Co-Artistic Director of a cappella theatre company YAT PO SINGERS

Rick Lau, Narrator/Script Writer
  • Wrote scripts and narrated for Ballet Classics for Children: The Sleeping Beauty in 2015, Ballet Classics For Children: Cinderella in 2013, and Ballet Classics For Children: Swan Lake in 2012 and 2014


Performance details
Narration in Japanese (one performance)
20.1.2017 (Fri) 5:00pm


Narration in Cantonese (four performances)
20.1.2017 (Fri) 7:30pm
21.1.2017 (Sat) 2:30pm & 5:00pm
22.1.2017 (Sun) 5:00pm


Narration in English (three performances)
21.1.2017 (Sat) 7:30pm
22.1.2017 (Sun) 12:00nn & 2:30pm

Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Best for ages 5 and above
Persons below the age of 3 will not be admitted

Ticketing Enquiries: 3761 6661
Credit Card Booking: 2111 5999
Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk
Programme Enquiries: 2105 9724

The presenter reserves the right to alter the programme and artists


Discounts

50% offFull-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities (Limited tickets for students and senior citizens available on a first-come, first-served basis. This discount cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts.)
15% offFriends of The Hong Kong Ballet
10% off
(First two tickets)
CCDC Dance Inspirations Card holders, Members of Chung Ying Theatre's Energy Fun Club plus, Friends of HKCO, Friends of HKDC Prestige Members, HK Phil Club Bravo members, Members of HKRep Pals, Zuni's Friends, Fringe Club Members, Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association members, HKBU Foundation members and Hong Kong Dance Alliance members.
Group Booking10% off for every purchase of 10-19 tickets at regular price,
15% off for 20-40 tickets
Patrons can enjoy only one of the above discounts for each purchase.


Title Sponsor


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Repetto and the Brand Heritage

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Today, Repetto is a name for luxurious comfort offering a wide range of products including City Shoes, Leather Bags and Ready-To-Wear, with fans all over the world including Hillary Clinton, Sarah Jessica Parker, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Moss and Jessica Stam. Repetto also provides the exclusive L’atelier Repetto customisation service that is highly popular for customers seeking one-of-a-kind designs.

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Cinderella
Photo 1: Cinderella | Dancers: Yu-Yao Liu and Hong Kong Ballet Dancers | Photographer: Yi-chun Wu
Ballet Classics for Children: Cinderella
Photo 2: Ballet Classics for Children: Cinderella | Dancer: Jie Shen | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
Ballet Classics for Children: Cinderella
Photo 3: Ballet Classics for Children: Cinderella | Rick Lau and Jonathan Spigner | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
Ballet Classics for Children: Cinderella
Photo 4: Ballet Classics for Children: Cinderella | Rick Lau and Hong Kong Ballet Dancers | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
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Photo 5: Shunsuke Arimizu

About Hong Kong Ballet

An eclectic mix of talent, a balance of classical and contemporary works, and a uniquerepertoire are the trademarks of Hong Kong Ballet, Asia’s premier ballet company.Internationally recognised and acclaimed for its creativity, talent and artistry, the Company,led by Artistic Director Madeleine Onne, is committed to providing captivating experiencesthat delight and inspire audiences from all walks of life, both at home and abroad. 


For further information, please contact:

Nick Chan

Director of Marketing

T: 2105 9716

M: 9728 1777

nick_chan@hkballet.com