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1.9.2017
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Bravo! Stunning Don Quixote
Performances Wow Audiences

Special Thanks to Title Sponsor China Everbright Ltd.




[Hong Kong – 1 Sep 2017] In the first production under its new Artistic Director Septime Webre, Hong Kong Ballet saw over 6,000 people enjoying five breathtaking Don Quixote performances at Hong Kong Cultural Centre from 25 to 27 August 2017. South China Morning Post raved that ‘whole cast dazzles with electrifying energy’. Principal Dancers Jin Yao, Ye Feifei and Guest Principal Dancer Iana Salenko danced the role of Kitri, partnering Principal Dancers Jia-bo Li, Shen Jie and Wei Wei as Basilio to battle against all odds to unite in true love.


On 25 August, Title Sponsor China Everbright Ltd. 20th Anniversary (CEL) hosted an Opening Night Cocktail Reception, which was attended by Mr & Mrs Chen Shuang, Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer of China Everbright Ltd.; Mr & Mrs Frantz Hotton, Managing Director of Pernod Ricard Hong Kong & Macau; Ms Daisy Ho, Chairman of Board of Governors of Hong Kong Ballet; Ms Linda Fung, Member of Board of Governors of Hong Kong Ballet and other special guests who had the opportunity to meet and take photos with the Company’s exceptional dancers. CEL has been title-sponsoring Hong Kong Ballet for the third consecutive year after sponsoring The Nutcracker and Swan Lake in 2015 and 2016 which CEL would like to dedicate its efforts to support and promote the development of Hong Kong arts.


With CEL’s generous donation to the Accessibility Fund for the second consecutive year, families in North West New Territories were provided the opportunity for experiencing the Don Quixote performance. Two beneficiary organisations, Po Leung Kuk (Children and Youth Services) and Pok Oi Hospital Mrs Lee Ho Siu Fong Memorial Children and Families Development Centre (Butterfly Bay) received complimentary tickets for 45 people to attend the 26 August performance at Hong Kong Cultural Centre and its Pre-performance Talk.


Hong Kong Ballet’s next production, Choreographers’ Showcase 2017, will run from 15 to 17 September 2017 (Friday to Sunday) at the Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Tickets are $300 and $200 and are available at URBTIX now.



 


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Don Quixote Stage Photo

Photo 1: Don Quixote | Dancers: Iana Salenko, Wei Wei | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco


Don Quixote Stage Photo


Photo 2: Don Quixote | Dancers: Ye Feifei, Li Jiabo | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco

Don Quixote Stage Photo
Photo 3: Don Quixote | Dancers (from left): Yang Ruiqi, Chen Zhiyao | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
Hong Kong Ballet's Group photo
Photo 4 (from left): Hu Song Wei Ricky, Coryphée of Hong Kong Ballet; Mr Paul Tam, Executive Director of Hong Kong Ballet; Mr & Mrs Chen Shuang, Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer of China Everbright Ltd.; Ms Daisy Ho, Chairman of Board of Governors of Hong Kong Ballet; Ms Linda Fung, Member of Board of Governors of Hong Kong Ballet; Mr Septime Webre, Artistic Director of Hong Kong Ballet; Cheng Hei Lam Michelle, Apprentice of Hong Kong Ballet
Hong Kong Ballet's Group Photo
Photo 5 (from left): Hu Song Wei Ricky, Ms Liat Chen, Ms Cindy Yun, Mrs Lillian Lee Fong, Miss Yvonne Kung, Ms Wendy Law, Ms Maya Lin, Mr & Mrs Chen Shuang, Ms Daisy Ho, Ms Linda Fung, Ms Lindzay Chan, Cheng Hei Lam Michelle
Hong Kong Ballet's Group Photo
Photo 6 (from left): Hu Song Wei Ricky, Ms Gigi Lai, Mr & Mrs Chen Shuang, Cheng Hei Lam Michelle
Hong Kong Ballet's Group Photo
Photo 7 (from left): Lee Joo Ho, Member of Corps de Ballet of Hong Kong Ballet; Mr & Mrs Frantz Hotton, Managing Director of Pernod Ricard Hong Kong & Macau (Right 4 & 5) and guests; Garry Corpuz, Member of Corps de Ballet of Hong Kong Ballet
Don Quixote Dancers
Photo 8 (from left): Ayano Haneishi, Lauma Berga, Fu Yiyang and Erica Wang, Members of Corps de Ballet of Hong Kong Ballet
Hong Kong Ballet's Group Photo
Photo 9: Mr & Mrs Chen Shuang; Wei Wei and Jin Yao, Principal Dancers of Hong Kong Ballet
Hong Kong Ballet's Group Photo
Photo 10: Mr Paul Tam; Mr Chen Shuang; Ms Daisy Ho; Ms Linda Fung; Mr Septime Webre; Mr Benjamin Pope, Conductor; Hong Kong Ballet Dancers
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Photo 11: Po Leung Kuk (Children and Youth Services); Pok Oi Hospital Mrs Lee Ho Siu Fong Memorial Children and Families Development Centre (Butterfly Bay); Zhang Xuening, Suhyeon Ahn, Nana Sakai and Liu Weinan, Members of Corps de Ballet of Hong Kong Ballet
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Photo 12: Pok Oi Hospital Mrs Lee Ho Siu Fong Memorial Children and Families Development Centre (Butterfly Bay)
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Photo 13: Po Leung Kuk (Children and Youth Services)
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Photo 14: Po Leung Kuk (Children and Youth Services); Pok Oi Hospital Mrs Lee Ho Siu Fong Memorial Children and Families Development Centre (Butterfly Bay); Zhang Xuening, Suhyeon Ahn, Nana Sakai and Liu Weinan, Members of Corps de Ballet of Hong Kong Ballet

About China Everbright Limited
China Everbright Limited is China Everbright Group's largest overseas asset-management and investment platform. The company is also the second largest shareholder of China Everbright stock (Stock Code: 601788.SH, 6178.HK), a strategic shareholder of China Everbright Bank Co., Ltd. (Stock Code: 601818.SH, 6818.HK), the single largest shareholder of the Hong Kong-listed China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 1848.HK), the largest shareholder of the Shanghai Jiabao Industry & Commerce (Group) Co., Ltd. (Stock Code: 600622.SH), and the second largest shareholder of Singapore-listed Yingli International Real Estate Limited (Stock Code: 5DM. SGX). By the end June 2017, the asset scale for the 38 domestic and overseas funds managed by China Everbright Limited exceeded HK $100 billion, with outstanding investment performance. China Everbright Limited’s parent company, China Everbright Group, is a large scale state-owned financial enterprise directly under the jurisdiction of the central government, with its managed assets totaling RMB 4.4 trillion by the end of 2016. For more information about China Everbright Limited, please visit www.everbright.com.




About Hong Kong Ballet

An eclectic mix of talent, a balance of classical and contemporary works, and a unique repertoire are the trademarks of Hong Kong Ballet, Asia’s premier ballet company. Internationally recognised and acclaimed for its creativity, talent and artistry, the Company is committed to providing captivating experiences that delight and inspire audiences from all walks of life, both at home and abroad. Mr Septime Webre, former Artistic Director of The Washington Ballet, joined the Company as its new Artistic Director in July.


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