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31.10.2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Christmas would not be Christmas without

The Nutcracker
The Hong Kong Ballet presents
13 dazzling performances starting from 19th December


[Hong Kong – 31st October 2014] Come celebrate the holidays this season with The Hong Kong Ballet’s festive production of The Nutcracker. 13 dazzling performances will be held at the Grand Theatre of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre from 19th to 21st and 24th to 28th December 2014.

Join the adventures of Clara, Fritz and the Nutcracker as they battle the evil Rat King and climb atop the magical Christmas tree to meet the Ballerina Doll! With gorgeous sets and costumes, The Nutcracker is a spectacular ballet which showcases the brilliant classical ballet technique of The Hong Kong Ballet dancers together with local children from the Hong Kong community. Featuring Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s beautiful score performed live by the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, this ballet is sure to enchant the entire family.

About The Nutcracker
Tiptoe through the silent house with Clara and Fritz…everyone else is asleep but little do they know that the children are about to set off on a magical adventure! As the snow falls outside, Clara and Fritz step into the dream world of the dolls’ house. Suddenly Clara and Fritz find themselves in the middle of a great battle; can the heroic Nutcracker conquer the dastardly Rat King and his army? Will the children save the day and reunite the Ballerina and her beloved Nutcracker?

Choreography: Terence Kohler
Music: Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Dramaturge: Clair Sauran
Set & Costume Design: Jordi Roig
Set Assistant: Annamaria Cattaneo
Lighting Design: David Bofarull
Painters: Jordi Castells & Quique Conde
Conductor: Gerry Cornelius

Performance Details
19th December 2014 (Fri) 7:30pm
20th & 21st December 2014 (Sat & Sun) 2:30pm & 7:30pm
24th December 2014 (Wed) 7:30pm
25th to 27th December 2014 (Thu to Sat) 2:30pm & 7:30pm
28th December 2014 (Sun) 2:30pm

13 performances

Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
HK$1,000 (VIP Ticket) $680 $480 $280 $140
Tickets available at URBTIX now

Discounts 
50% offFull-time students, senior citizens, 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 The 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 and Friends of HKDC
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.


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Programme Plus!
Pre-performance Talk
19th December 2014 (Fri) 6:50pm
Level 2 Foyer, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
The Nutcracker, Ballerina, Rat King and more - take this opportunity to look inside choreographer Terence Kohler's exciting and unique version of The Nutcracker. With beautiful music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, find out more about this wonderful production and its historical journey from St Petersburg, Russia to Hong Kong. This informative and lighthearted conversation is suitable for children and adults alike and is the perfect way to begin your magical experience at the theatre.
The programme is about 20 minutes long. Free admission with The Nutcracker tickets. Conducted in English with Cantonese translation.

Pre-performance Workshop
20th December 2014 (Sat) 12:00 to 1:00pm
GR2, 8/F., Grand Theatre Backstage, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
$80 each (Quota: 40)

Don’t miss this super, interactive workshop, tailor-made for children aged 4-8. Imagery, crafts and of course movement will be used to explore the classical story The Nutcracker. Students will be encouraged to express their theatrical side through character interpretation. They will also learn some of bravura steps from this classical ballet, to be a little Nutcracker, Ballerina or Rat King! No previous dance experience is necessary.

10% discount for Friends of The Hong Kong Ballet. Conducted in Cantonese and English. For ticket holders or Friends of The Hong Kong Ballet only. Advance registration required. Registration & Enquiries: www.hkballet.com/workshop

 About Hong Kong Ballet

One of the premier classical ballet companies in Asia, The Hong Kong Ballet is becoming internationally recognised as a world-class institution that represents Hong Kong’s unique character. November 2013 marked the 35th anniversary of The Hong Kong Ballet, a Company that has evolved into a vibrant performing arts organisation with accomplished dancers and a strong repertoire of stunning, technically challenging productions, led by its Artistic Director Madeleine Onne. www.hkballet.com 

For further information, please contact:
Tiphanie Chan

Senior Marketing Manager
T: 2105 9716
M: 9197 1223
tiphanie_chan@hkballet.com



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The Nutcracker 2013 Stage photo
Roles: Rat King and the Nutcracker
Dancers: Li Jia-bo and guest artist Dmitry Semionov.
Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
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Roles: Clara and Fritz
Dancers: Dong Ruixue and Jonathan Spigner
Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
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Roles: Chinese Dolls
Dancers: Shen Jie and Gong Yi Wen
Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
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The Nutcracker 2013 Stage photo
The Hong Kong Ballet Dancers
Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
The Nutcracker 2013 Stage photo
The Hong Kong Ballet Dancers
Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco