Media
11.11.2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Romeo and Juliet: Cast Announced for
Shakespeare's Timeless Tragic Love Story

[Hong Kong – 11th November 2015] Hong Kong Ballet announces today the cast list for Romeo and Juliet. Romance and tragedy, drama and passion, thrilling duels and fun festive scenes, Hong Kong Ballet will transport you to 16th century Verona, Italy, with this greatest love story of all time. Choreographed by the late Rudi van Dantzig, and set to Sergei Prokofiev’s powerful score, Hong Kong Ballet’s dancers will bring to life William Shakespeare’s tragic tale of star-crossed lovers. The return of this production has been long awaited and much anticipated by the Hong Kong audience. A limited run of 5 performances will be staged at the Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre from 20th - 22nd November (Friday to Sunday).


Hong Kong Ballet’s stellar Principal Dancers Liu Yu-yao and Li Jia-bo will dance the roles of Juliet and Romeo respectively on 21st and 22nd Nov at 7:30pm; our beloved Soloist Liu Miao-miao will partner with Principal Dancer Wei Wei to depict this love story on 20th Nov at 7:30pm and 22nd Nov at 2:30pm. Hong Kong Ballet is delighted that this will be the first time for Miao-miao and Jia-bo to dance the roles of Juliet and Romeo, respectively. After his most recent success as Pinocchio in the full length ballet of the same title, the versatile Soloist Shen Jie will dance both of the main male parts, Mercutio and Romeo. He will make his debut as Romeo together with another debutant - Soloist Dong Ruixue on 21st Nov at 2.30pm. Limited tickets for some performances. Grab your tickets at URBTIX today.


Cast List for Lead Roles
DateTimeJulietRomeoTybaltMercutio
20/11 (FRI)7:30pmLiu Miao-miaoWei WeiLucas JerkanderXia Jun
21/11 (SAT)2:30pmDong RuixueShen JieLi LinXia Jun
21/11 (SAT)7:30pmLiu Yu-yaoLi Jia-boLi LinShen Jie
22/11 (SUN)2:30pmLiu Miao-miaoWei WeiLucas JerkanderXia Jun
22/11 (SUN)7:30pmLiu Yu-yaoLi Jia-boLi LinShen Jie

About Romeo And Juliet
The seamless choreography in Rudi van Dantzig’s Romeo And Juliet vividly depicts the story’s passion, sorrow and vengeance, capturing the intense passion of the star-crossed lovers and the ceaseless feud between two family clans in beautiful Verona. Set to Sergei Prokofiev’s thrilling orchestral score, this dramatic ballet stays loyal to Shakespeare’s original tragic ending. The romantic pas de deux, taut fight scenes and the festive street dances will leave you awe-inspired.

CHOREOGRAPHY Rudi van Dantzig
MUSIC Sergei Prokofiev
STAGED BY André Lewis
SET & COSTUME DESIGN Toer van Schayk
LIGHTING DESIGN Alice Kwong
LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT Hong Kong Sinfonietta
CONDUCTOR Gerry Cornelius

Performance Details
20-22.11.2015
Fri 7:30pm|Sat & Sun 2:30pm & 7:30pm

5 performances

Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
$1,000 (Limited VIP Tickets) $680 $480 $280 $140
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 6 and above
The presenter reserves the right to alter the programme and artists
The performance lasts approximately 2 hours 40 minutes including an intermission

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 Hong Kong Ballet
10% off
(First two tickets)
Members of Chung Ying Theatre’s Energy Fun Club Plus, Zuni’s Friends, CCDC Dance Generation Premium members, HK Phil Club Bravo members, Friends of HKCO, Friends of HKDC Prestige Members, Fringe 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 $1000 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.

Special Promotional Offers
Exclusive Champagne Appreciation Session with Perrier-Jouët Champagne

$1,000 (VIP) and $680 ticket holders of Romeo And Juliet can enjoy a complimentary Exclusive Champagne Appreciation Session hosted by Hong Kong Ballet's Champagne Partner Perrier-Jouët Champagne. To RSVP, please send your name, phone number and a copy of Romeo And Juliet ticket stub to Ophelia.Hui@pernod-ricard.com or Christopher.Bin@pernod-ricard.com. For enquiries, please contact Ms. Ophelia Hui (2398 3636) or Mr. Christopher Bin (6014 9183).

Participant must be aged 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
Various terms & conditions may apply
In case of any dispute, Perrier-Jouët Champagne reserves the right to final decision


15% off food & beverage at InterContinental Hong Kong
Ticket holders of Romeo And Juliet can enjoy 15% off food & beverage in all restaurants and bars at InterContinental Hong Kong before or after the performance upon presentation of their tickets on the performance date. For details, please call 2313 2323 or email fb.hongkong@ihg.com. Website:www.hongkong-ic.intercontinental.com

Programme Plus
Pre-Performance Talk

20.11.2015 Fri 6:50pm [Conducted in Cantonese]
22.11.2015 Sun 1:50pm [Conducted in English]
Level 2 Foyer, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Before you take your seat for the show, head to the foyer outside the Grand Theatre for a brief insight into Romeo And Juliet. You will have the opportunity to hear about the background of this timeless story, as well as the wonderful experiences of the dancers and the artistic team. All of which will help you appreciate the performance with deeper understanding.

The programme is about 20 minutes long. Free admission with Romeo And Juliet tickets.
Enquiries: 2105 9743 | education@hkballet.com



The Hong Kong Ballet Guild Event Sponsor
Bulgari

Champagne  Partner
Perrier-Jouet
Make-Up Partner
M.A.C.
Other Partner
Reprtto

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Photo1: Hong Kong Ballet Dancers: Liu Yu-yao and Li Jia-bo | Photographer: Tim Wong
Photo1: Hong Kong Ballet Dancers: Liu Yu-yao and Li Jia-bo | Photographer: Tim Wong
Photo2: Hong Kong Ballet Dancer: Liu Yu-yao | Photographer: Tim Wong
Photo2: Hong Kong Ballet Dancer: Liu Yu-yao | Photographer: Tim Wong
Photo3: Hong Kong Ballet Dancer: Li Jia-bo | Photographer: Tim Wong
Photo3: Hong Kong Ballet Dancer: Li Jia-bo | Photographer: Tim Wong
Photo4: Hong Kong Ballet Dancers: Leung Chun Long and Hui Ka Chun Kenneth | Photographer: Tim Wong
Photo4: Hong Kong Ballet Dancers: Leung Chun Long and Hui Ka Chun Kenneth | Photographer: Tim Wong
Photo5: Ex Hong Kong Ballet Dancers: Zhang Yao (till 2013) and Ye Fei Fei (till 2014) | Photographer: Keith Hiro
Photo5: Ex Hong Kong Ballet Dancers: Zhang Yao (till 2013) and Ye Fei Fei (till 2014) | Photographer: Keith Hiro

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.

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Nick Chan
Director of Marketing
T: 2105 9716
M: 9728 1777
nick_chan@hkballet.com