Media
5.1.2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Nutcracker in Macao!
Hong Kong Ballet kicks off 2017
with a return to Macao Cultural Centre,
13 – 15 January

[Hong Kong – 5 Jan 2017] After five years since its last appearance in 2012, Hong Kong Ballet will return to the Grand Auditorium, Macao Cultural Centre at its invitation to perform for the sixth time, celebrating the New Year with Macao’s audiences from 13 to 15 January 2017. Led by Madeleine Onne, Hong Kong Ballet’s Artistic Director since 2009, the strong ensemble will dance three performances of Terence Kohler’s The Nutcracker, the world’s favourite festive ballet loved by audiences of all ages.

Madeleine Onne said “It’s always a pleasure for Hong Kong Ballet to visit our neighboring city of Macao and perform at the beautiful venue of Macao Cultural Centre. This past Christmas was our fifth year to present Terence’s edition of The Nutcracker in Hong Kong, and it has fast become a holiday favuorite of the people of the city. I am delighted that we now have the opportunity to spread the festive joy to the people of Macao with this balletic spectacle!”

Macao Cultural Centre’s spokesperson added “Nothing better to start a new year than having a great family time! Hong Kong Ballet’s The Nutcracker brims with joy and happiness, and everybody feels in a way or another enchanted with this timeless ballet! It will be a great discovery for our young children, and a reconnection with a classic for our parents!”

The Company just finished 13 performances of this extremely popular production with enthusiastic audience feedback in Hong Kong last month, bringing a wonderful sense of festivity to the city. Acclaimed Australian choreographer Terence Kohler retains all the elegance and charm of this famous ballet but re-interprets it in his own new visual style, making it a stand-out production from the others. Set to Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable score containing some of the best-known melodies in ballet, this grand adventure intermingled with sparkling sets and costumes and scintillating dancing is promised to delight the Macao audiences.

Tickets are priced at MOP$300, $250, $200, $150, available now at Macao Cultural Centre’s box office, Macao Ticketing Network outlets and online at http://www.macauticket.com. For further information on promotional offers and ticketing, please visit www.ccm.gov.mo or call (853) 2870 0699. Credit card ticketing hotline (853) 2840 0555.


Performance details
13 & 14 January 2017 (Fri & Sat), 7:30pm
15 January 2017 (Sun), 3:00pm
Grand Auditorium, Macao Cultural Centre
Suitable for ages 3 and above
The performance lasts approximately 2 hours including an intermission

About The Nutcracker
Set to the sound of Tchaikovsky’s immortal music, this alluring piece will immerse us into Clara and Fritz’s journey to an astounding, wonderful world, ruled by a mischievous army of rats and toy soldiers, mingling with other magical characters. At the stroke of midnight, toys will come to life to reveal a hidden dreamland. By the end of the day, will Clara and Fritz be able to help the Nutcracker topple the cruel Rat King to save his ballerina?

Choreography: Terence Kohler
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Dramaturge: Clair Sauran
Set & Costume Design: Jordi Roig
Original Lighting Design: David Bofarull
Lighting Design (Macao Tour): Billy Chan
Set Painters: Jordi Castells & Quique Conde


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The Nutcracker | Dancers: Yu-yao Liu, Wei Wei | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
Photo 1: The Nutcracker | Dancers: Yu-yao Liu, Wei Wei | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
The Nutcracker | Hong Kong Ballet Dancers |Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
Photo 2: The Nutcracker | Dancers: Rui-xue Dong, Jie Shen |Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
The Nutcracker | Dancers: Jessica Burrows, Xin Jiang | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
Photo 3: The Nutcracker | Dancers: Jessica Burrows, Xin Jiang | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
The Nutcracker | Children Dancers and Hong Kong Ballet Dancers | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
Photo 4: The Nutcracker | Children Dancers and Hong Kong Ballet Dancers | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco

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. 


For further information, please contact:

Nick Chan

Director of Marketing

T: 2105 9716

M: 9728 1777

nick_chan@hkballet.com