Bravo! Curtain Falls after
Nine Successful Swan Lake Performances

Title Sponsor: China Everbright Ltd.

[Hong Kong – 29 Aug 2016] With nine breathtaking Swan Lake performances over two weeks with four different principal casts, Hong Kong Ballet saw nearly 11,000 people enjoying the timeless ballet masterpiece at Hong Kong Cultural Centre from 19 to 28 August 2016. Principal Dancers Yu-yao Liu and Fei-fei Ye, Guest Principal Dancer Jurgita Dronina, Coryphée Ge Gao and Corp de Ballet member Zhi-yao Chen danced the roles of Odette/Odile, partnering Principal Dancer Jia-bo Li, Wei Wei and Soloist Ryo Kato as Prince Siegfried, beguiling audiences alongside Tchaikovsky’s enchanting music.

On 27 August, Title Sponsor China Everbright Ltd. (CEL) hosted two Gala Night Cocktail Receptions, which were attended by Mr Shuang Chen, Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer of China Everbright Ltd. and other special guests who had the opportunity to be photographed with Hong Kong Ballet’s exceptional dancers, including Wei Wei, Jie Shen, Lucas Jerkander, Jessica Burrows, Ge Gao, Naomi Yuzawa, Jun Xia and Zhi-yao Chen.

With the support of CEL for the second consecutive year, the Company extended performances to Yuen Long Theatre, actively bringing the joy of ballet to audiences across the city. CEL also sponsored the Swan Lake Family Fun Workshop and Pre-performance Workshop, in addition to donationing to the Accessibility Fund and becoming a Sapphire Donor in order to outreach to families in the northwest New Territories area, so they could experience a Swan Lake performance. 64 people under two beneficiary organisations, Tung Wah Group of Hospitals – Tuen Mun Integrated Services Centre and Pok Oi Hospital Mrs Lee Ho Siu Fong Memorial Children and Families Development Centre (Butterfly Bay), received complimentary tickets to attend the performance at Yuen Long Theatre on 20 August.

Hong Kong Ballet’s next production, Choreographers’ Showcase 2016, will run from 23 to 25 September 2016 (Friday to Sunday) at the Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Tickets are $280 and $180 and are available at URBTIX now.

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Photo 1: Swan Lake | Dancers: Jurgita Dronina, Jia-bo Li | Photographer: Yin-pok Hong
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Photo 2: Swan Lake | Dancers: Yu-yao Liu, Ryo Kato | Photographer: Chi-wai Cheung
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Photo 3: Swan Lake | Dancers: Fei-fei Ye, Wei Wei and Hong Kong Ballet Dancers | Photographer: Tony Luk
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Photo 4: Swan Lake | Dancers: Zhi-yao Chen, Jia-bo Li | Photographer: Chi-wai Cheung
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Photo 5: Swan Lake | Dancers: Ge Gao, Jia-bo Li | Photographer: Tony Luk
Photo 6: Paul Tam, Executive Director of Hong Kong Ballet; Zhi-yao Chen; Mrs Leigh Tung Chou, Hong Kong Ballet Board of Governors; Mr Chen Shuang, Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer of China Everbright Ltd.; Mrs Anne Wang Liu, Hong Kong Ballet Board of Governors; Mrs Connie Wei Yang; Wei Wei, Principal Dancer of Hong Kong Ballet
Photo 7: Zhi-yao Chen, Corps de Ballet of Hong Kong Ballet; Mr Thomas Hodges, Deputy Consul General of Consul General of the United States of America in Hong Kong & Macau and guest; Wei Wei, Principal Dancer of Hong Kong Ballet
Photo 8: Jie Shen, Principal Dancer of Hong Kong Ballet; Ms Veronica Lam (Left 5) and guests; Naomi Yuzawa, Coryphée of Hong Kong Ballet
Photo 9: Zhi-yao Chen; Mrs Sharie Ross Tse, Hong Kong Ballet Board of Governors; Mrs Leigh Tung Chou; Mrs Anne Wang Liu; Mrs Connie Wei Yang; Wei Wei
Photo 10: Lucas Jerkander, Soloist of Hong Kong Ballet; Mrs Christina Liao, Honorary Advisors of Hong Kong Ballet; Zhi-yao Chen; Dr Donald Liao
Photo 11: Mr Frantz Hotton, Managing Director of Pernod Ricard Hong Kong & Macau; Zhi-yao Chen; Mrs Valerie Hotton
Photo 12: Naomi Yuzawa; Jun Xia, Coryphée of Hong Kong Ballet; Jessica Burrows, Coryphée of Hong Kong Ballet
Photo 13: Mr Chen Shuang; Jurgita Dronina, Guest Principal Dancer of Hong Kong Ballet; Jia-bo Li, Principal Dancer of Hong Kong Ballet
Photo 14: Mr Benjamin Pope, Conductor; Mr Chen Shuang; Hong Kong Ballet Dancers
Photo 15: Accessibility Fund beneficiary organization Tung Wah Group of Hospitals – Tuen Mun Integrated Services Centre
Photo 16: Accessibility Fund beneficiary organization Pok Oi Hospital Mrs Lee Ho Siu Fong Memorial Children and Families Development Centre (Butterfly Bay)
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Photo 17: Swan Lake Family Fun Workshop

About China Everbright Limited

China Everbright Limited (“CEL”, stock code: 165.HK) is the largest overseas financial platform of China Everbright Group Ltd. (“Everbright Group”). It is the second-largest shareholder of Everbright Securities (stock code: 601788.SH, 6178.HK) and a strategic shareholder of China Everbright Bank (stock code: 601818.SH, 6818.HK), the controlling shareholder of the Hong Kong-listed China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited (stock code: 1848.HK), the largest shareholder of Shanghai Jiabao Industry & Commerce (Group) Co., Ltd (stock code: 600622.SH), and the second-largest shareholder of the Singapore-listed Ying Li International Real Estate Limited (stock code: 5DM. SGX). As at end-June 2016, CEL managed 33 funds with a total fundraising amount of more than HK$67.8 billion. Everbright Group, the parent company of CEL, is a state-owned financial conglomerate with AUM of approximately RMB3,000 billion as at end-2015. For more information about CEL, please visit

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. 

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