Hong Kong Ballet Returns to the Renowned

Fall For Dance Festival in New York

[Hong Kong – 15 Sep 2016] Following its successful début appearance in 2012, Hong Kong Ballet, one of Asia’s premier ballet companies, will return to New York City Center to perform at the 13th edition of the annual Fall For Dance Festival on 30 September and 1 October 2016. Led by Artistic Director Madeleine Onne, 16 of the Company’s exceptional dancers will dance two performances of Jorma Elo’s Shape of Glow, a majestic piece created especially for the Company that premièred in Hong Kong in 2014.

The 13th Fall for Dance Festival will feature an international slate of 20 dance companies and artists from across the USA and around the world, beginning 26 September through 8 October 2016. In addition to Hong Kong Ballet, the two-week Festival will also include performances by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, Bangarra Dance Theatre, CCN de La Rochelle/Cie Accrorap, Dada Masilo/The Dance Factory, Grupo Corpo, Richard Alston Dance Company with Montclair State University Vocal Accord, Royal Ballet Flanders, Shantala Shivalingappa, Wendy Whelan and Edward Watson and more.

All tickets are US$15 and are available now. Tickets can be purchased online at, by calling CityTix at (212) 581-1212 or in person at New York City Center’s box office.

Performance details
30 September & 1 October 2016 (Fri & Sat) 8:00pm
New York City Center

About Shape of Glow
Musicality is the key to unlocking the secrets of Shape of Glow. Set to three pieces of music by Mozart and Beethoven, Shape of Glow is a study of the structure of music. Its energy resides in the score, and Elo uses the dancers’ bodies to explore the mood and texture of Mozart’s and Beethoven’s orchestrations. The steps speak of the emotions sparked within Elo by the music as he created the ballet. Joyful and celebratory, this majestic piece was created especially for Hong Kong Ballet.

Choreographer:         Jorma Elo
Music:                         Mozart             Symphony No. 28 in C 
                                   Mozart             Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat 
                                   Beethoven       Consecration of the House Overture 

Costume Designer:    Yumiko Takeshima
Lighting Designer:     Goh Boon Ann

About Fall For Dance Festival
Fall For Dance Festival has received international acclaim for its quality, innovation, and success in introducing new and younger audiences to the world of dance. Since its inception, the Festival has presented nearly 200 companies and introduced more than 290,000 newcomers and dance enthusiasts to an eclectic mix of choreographers and performers.


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Shape of Glow
Photo 1: Shape of Glow | Dancers (from left): Yao Jin, Shunsuke Arimizu, Yu-yao Liu | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
Shape of Glow
Photo 2: Shape of Glow | Dancers (from left): Miao-maio Liu, Jia-bo Li | Photographer: Tony Luk
Shape of Glow
Photo 3: Shape of Glow | Dancers (from left): Jia-bo Li, Miao-maio Liu | Photographer: Tony Luk

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, led by Artistic Director Madeleine Onne, is committed to providing captivating experiences that 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