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19.12.2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Hong Kong Audiences Smitten by
FANCL proudly presents The Nutcracker
Hong Kong Ballet’s popular Christmas show will delight more guests its second week

[Hong Kong – 19 December 2017] Embrace the magic of the season with the timeless Christmas tradition of The Nutcracker! Hong Kong Ballet’s The Nutcracker, choreographed by Terence Kohler, brought a wonderful sense of festivity to Hong Kong last weekend with its perfect fusion of Tchaikovsky’s timeless music, magical scenery and sparkling costumes. The first five performances with live accompaniment by Hong Kong Sinfonietta dazzled audiences over the weekend. Five pairs of dancers, Jin Yao and Wei Wei, Ye Fei-fei and Li Jiabo, Gao Ge and Li Lin, Dong Ruixue and Shen Jie, and Chen Zhiyao and Xia Jun shone brightly on stage in the lead roles of the Ballerina and the Nutcracker. Garry Corpuz and Forrest Rain Oliveros also enthralled the audiences with their successful debuts as the Rat King.


On Opening Night, Title Sponsor FANCL hosted a Pre-performance Cocktail Reception and an Intermission Cocktail Reception, both of which were attended by Mr Christopher Chan, Managing Director of Fantastic Natural Cosmetics Limited (FANCL); Mrs Michelle Chan, Executive Director of Fantastic Natural Cosmetics Limited (FANCL); Mrs Connie Wei Yang and Mrs Liana Yung Yeung, Co-Chairs of The Nutcracker Christmas Benefit 2017; and special guests including Mr Peter Cheung, Mrs Malti Dialdas, Mr Will Lam, Ms Wendy Law, Ms Maya Lin, Ms Edna Wong, Mr Cheung Chi Lam, Ms Eileen Tung, Ms Snowy Choi, Ms Sofie Rahman, Ms May Kwong, Ms Jocelyn Chan, Ms Sharon Cheung and Ms Christine Au Yang, who had the opportunity to be photographed with Hong Kong Ballet dancers.


With FANCL’s donation of HK$38,400 to the Company’s Accessibility Fund, Pok Oi Hospital Yuen Yuen Institute Children and Families Development Centre, as well as Pok Oi Hospital Mrs Cheng Liu Sam Memorial Children and Families Development Centre received 100 complimentary tickets to attend the 16 December matinee performance. A pre-performance talk was also specially organised for the two beneficiary organisations.


Looking for a memorable Christmas experience with your loved ones? Don’t miss this festive family favourite that will delight audiences of all ages. The Nutcracker will continue to run from 19-26 December 2017 at the Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Tickets are priced at $680, $480, $320 and $180, with VIP tickets at $1,000. Limited tickets available, so get your tickets soon to avoid disappointment!


Upcoming casts:

Date/Time22 Dec 7:30pm
24 Dec 7:30pm
23 Dec 7:30pm
25 Dec 2:30pm
19 Dec 7:30pm
23 Dec 2:30pm
26 Dec 2:30pm20 Dec 7:30pm
24 Dec 2:30pm
BallerinaJIN YaoYE FeifeiGAO GeDONG RuixueCHEN Zhiyao
NutcrackerWEI WeiLI JiaboLI LinSHEN JieXIA Jun
Rat KingLEUNG ChunlongGarry CORPUZForrest Rain OLIVEROSLEUNG ChunlongForrest Rain
OLIVEROS
ClaraDONG RuixueNaomi YUZAWALAI Pui Ki PeggyLAW Lok Huen TirionDONG Ruixue
FritzSHEN JieJonathan SPIGNERXIA JunLuis CABRERALEUNG Chunlong


Performance details
19-20.12.2017
Tue – Wed 7:30pm
22-26.12.2017
Fri – Sun 7:30pm | Sat – Tue 2:30pm
9 performances 
Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre 
$1,000 (Limited VIP Tickets) $680 $480 $320 $180 | * $340 $240 $160 $90
* Available for full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above and people with disabilities and their caretakers


Tickets available at URBTIX now
Ticketing Enquiries: 3761 6661
Credit Card Booking: 2111 5999
Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk
Programme Enquiries: 2105 9724


Suitable for ages 3 and above
The presenter reserves the right to alter the programme and artists 
The performance lasts approximately 2 hours, including one intermission


Discounts

50% offFull-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder (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, Hong Kong Dance Alliance members and HKBU Foundation 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.
Discounts are not applicable to $1,000 VIP tickets


$1,000 VIP Ticket Holders Special Privilege
Present your ticket stub to Hong Kong Ballet’s reception counter (Level 2 Foyer, Hong Kong Cultural Centre) before the performance or during the intermission to receive a coupon for a free drink. Each ticket stub is valid for one free drink only.

FANCL x The Nutcracker Exclusive Privilege
An incredible series of FANCL x The Nutcracker promotions is out now! Check out the exciting details at iFANCL HK Mobile App. Terms and conditions apply. In case of any dispute, FANCL reserves the right to make final decision. Please check out the latest information from official FANCL’s Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/fanclhk/

Exclusive Champagne Appreciation Session with Perrier-Jouët Champagne
$1,000 (VIP) and $680 ticket holders can enjoy a complimentary Exclusive Champagne Appreciation Session hosted by Hong Kong Ballet's Champagne Partner Perrier-Jouët Champagne.

Participant must be age 18 or above
Original ticket stub must be presented for entrance
One ticket stub admits one person for one entry only
Limited quota; first-come, first-served 
Date of the Exclusive Champagne Appreciation Session to be determined
Terms and conditions may apply
In case of any dispute, Perrier-Jouët Champagne reserves the right to make final decision


Registration:
Ophelia.Hui@pernod-ricard.com/ Dominic.Hu@pernod-ricard.com
(Please include name, phone number and a copy of The Nutcracker ticket stub)
Enquiries:
2398 3636 (Ms Hui) / 2378 7965 (Mr Hu)


15% Off Food and Beverage at InterContinental Hong Kong

Ticket holders can enjoy 15% off food and beverage in all restaurants and bars at InterContinental Hong Kong before or after the performance upon presentation of their tickets on the performance date. Terms and conditions apply. This offer is not applicable on 24 – 25 December

Enquiries: 2313 2323 / fb.hongkong@ihg.com
Website: hongkong-ic.intercontinental.com

Title Sponsor


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Champagne Partner
Make-Up Partner

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The Nutcracker | Hong Kong Ballet Dancers | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
Photo 1: The Nutcracker | Hong Kong Ballet Dancers | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
The Nutcracker | Dancer: Leung Chunlong | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
Photo 2: The Nutcracker | Dancer: Leung Chunlong | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
The Nutcracker | Dancers (from left): Li Lin, Ye Feifei | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
Photo 3: The Nutcracker | Dancers (from left): Li Lin, Ye Feifei | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
The Nutcracker | Dancers: Gao Ge, Li Jiabo and Hong Kong Ballet Dancers | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
Photo 4: The Nutcracker | Dancers: Gao Ge, Li Jiabo and Hong Kong Ballet Dancers | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
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Photo 5 (from left): Mr Paul Tam, Executive Director of Hong Kong Ballet; Forrest Rain Oliveros, Member of Corps de Ballet of Hong Kong Ballet; Mr Christopher Chan, Managing Director of FANCL; Mrs Michelle Chan, Executive Director of FANCL; Wang Yueh Erica, Member of Corps de Ballet of Hong Kong Ballet; Mr Septime Webre, Artistic Director of Hong Kong Ballet
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Photo 6: (From left): Mr Paul Tam; Forrest Rain Oliveros; Mr Christopher Chan; Mr Julian Cheung; Mrs Michelle Chan; Wang Yueh Erica; Mr Septime Webre
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Photo 7 (from left): Forrest Rain Oliveros; Ms Christine Kuo; Ms Eileen Tung; Wang Yueh Erica
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Photo 8 (from left): Forrest Rain Oliveros; Mr Chan Siu-kei; Ms Sharon Cheung and family; Mrs Michelle Chan; Ms Jocelyn Chan; Wang Yueh Erica
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Photo 9 (from left): Mr Christopher Chan; Forrest Rain Oliveros; (centre) Mrs Michelle Chan and friends; Wang Yueh Erica
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Photo 10: Ms Sofie Rahman
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Photo 11: Ms Snowy Choi
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Photo 12: Ms May Kwong
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Photo 13: Ms Christine Au Yang
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Photo 14 (from left): Forrest Rain Oliveros; Mr Peter Cheung; Ms Margaret Cheung; Wang Yueh Erica
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Photo 15 (from left): Ms Maya Lin, Mr Alex Pei
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Photo 16 (from left): Forrest Rain Oliveros; Ms Karen Chan, Manager of Public Relations of FACNL; Ms Kary Ng; Wang Yueh Erica
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Photo 17 (from left): Mrs Michelle Chan; Jin Yao, Principal Dancer / Assistant Ballet Mistress of Hong Kong Ballet; Wei Wei, Principal Dancer of Hong Kong Ballet; Mr Christopher Chan
The Nutcracker Promotional Image | Dancers: Li Jiabo | Photographer: Ricky Lo
Photo 18 (from left): Mr Nikolas Prehn; Lauma Berga, Member of Corps de Ballet of Hong Kong Ballet; Henry Seldon, Member of Corps de Ballet of Hong Kong Ballet; Ms Kelly England Prehn; Mr Septime Webre
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Photo 19: (from left): Mr Christopher Chan; Shen Jie, Principal Dancer of Hong Kong Ballet; Dong Ruixue, Soloist of Hong Kong Ballet; Mrs Michelle Chan and friend
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Photo 20: (from left): Lee Joo Ho, Member of Corps de Ballet of Hong Kong Ballet; Li Lin, Soloist of Hong Kong Ballet; Mrs Michelle Chan; Mr Christopher Chan and friend; Suhyeon, Member of Corps de Ballet of Hong Kong Ballet
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Photo 21: (from left): Mr Terence Kohler, Choreographer of The Nutcracker; Mr Christopher Chan; Mrs Michelle Chan; Mr Septime Webre
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Photo 22 (from left): Mrs Michelle Chan; Mr Christopher Chan; Mr Septime Webre; Hong Kong Ballet Dancers; Guests and Staff of FANCL
About FANCL

FANCL was founded in 1980, possesses world-class product research and development technology, manufacturing preservative-free cosmetics and nutritional supplements to eliminate cosmetics-related skin problems, and offering customers a comprehensive health and nutrition support. FANCL has always promoted the “Less is More” culture, which aims to make our convoluted world more simple and direct in order to drive positive changes in people’s quality of life.

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 Septime Webre, 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

nick_chan@hkballet.com