26-27.10.2018 (Fri-Sat) 7:30pm
27-28.10.2018 (Sat-Sun) 2:30pm
3-4.11.2018 (Sat-Sun) 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
$1,000 (Limited VIP Tickets),
$680, $480, $280, $140
Suitable for ages 6 and above

The performance lasts approximately 2 hours including 1 intermission

Tickets available at URBTIX from 17 August 2018

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Revisit One of the greatest romantic ballets of all time

One of the greatest romantic ballets of all time, Giselle is a passionate tale of love, betrayal and forgiveness. With coveted virtuoso roles and an iconic ‘white act’, this fresh new staging by Septime Webre and South African ballet artist Charla Genn and coached by ballet-world superstar Julio Bocca, after the Coralli/Perrot original, features stunning sets by Peter Farmer and live accompaniment by Hong Kong Sinfonietta. An array of international guest artists will dance alongside Hong Kong Ballet artists in the legendary lead roles. This is classical ballet at its most transcendent!

 26 Oct 7:30pm27 Oct 2:30pm27 Oct 7:30pm28 Oct 2:30pm
GiselleJin YaoVenus VillaJin YaoChen Zhiyao
AlbrechtMarcelo GomezLi JiaboMarcelo GomezLi Lin
MyrthaYe FeifeiWang QingxinYe FeifeiWang Qingxin
HilarionLi JiaboWei WeiLi JiaboWei Wei
Pas de Deux
Venus Villa
Shen Jie
Dong Ruixue
Xia Jun
Chen Zhiyao
Li Lin
Yang Ruiqi
Jonathan Spigner
BertheLindzay ChanLindzay ChanLindzay ChanLindzay Chan

 3 Nov 2:30pm3 Nov 7:30pm4 Nov 2:30pm4 Nov 7:30pm
GiselleVenus VillaYe FeifeiSarah LaneYe Feifei
AlbrechtShen JieMatthew GoldingWei WeiMatthew Golding
MyrthaGao GeWang QingxinGao GeWang Qingxin
HilarionLi JiaboLi JiaboLi LinLi Jiabo
Pas de Deux
Dong Ruixue
Xia Jun
Chen Zhiyao
Li Lin
Dong Ruixue
Xia Jun
Venus Villa
Shen Jie
BertheLindzay ChanLindzay ChanLindzay ChanLindzay Chan
Marcelo Gomes
International Ballet Star
Former Principal Dancer, American Ballet Theatre
Appearance on 26 & 27.10.2018 7:30pm
Marcelo GomesBorn in Manaus, Brazil, Marcelo Gomes studied at The HARID Conservatory and at many ballet companies’ schools. He joined American Ballet Theatre in 1997, was named Principal Dancer in 2002 and danced with the company for 20 years.
Gomes danced in all classical ballets and performed lead roles and/or created roles in works by George Balanchine, Anthony Tudor, Kenneth MacMillian, Paul Taylor, Jiri Kylian, Nacho Duato and Alexei Ratmansky and more. He has guest performed with many renowned ballet companies around the world. Accolades include the Hope Prize at the Prix de Lausanne in 1996, the Prix Benois de la Danse in 2008 and Dance Magazine’s Dancer of the Year in 2016.
Photographer: Chris Mann
Sarah Lane
Principal Dancer, American Ballet Theatre
Appearance on 4.11.2018 2:30pm
Sarah LaneBorn in San Francisco, US, Sarah Lane received her dance training at Classical Ballet Memphis and Draper Centre for Dance Education. In 2003, Lane joined American Ballet Theatre as an Apprentice and later became Principal Dancer in 2017. 
Her accolades include the Bronze Medal at the 2002 Youth America Grand Prix competition and the Silver Medal at the Jackson International Ballet Competition that same year. She performed at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as a Presidential Scholar in the Arts and was Natalie Portman’s dance double in the Academy Award-winning film Black Swan.
Matthew Golding
Former Principal Dancer, The Royal Ballet and Dutch National Ballet
Guest Principal Dancer, Bavarian State Ballet
Appearance on 3 & 4.11.2018 7:30pm
Matthew GoldingBorn in Saskatchewan, Canada, Golding graduated from The Royal Ballet School with honours in 2003 and joined American Ballet Theatre that same year. He joined Dutch National Ballet in 2009, became a Principal Dancer with The Royal Ballet in 2014 and retired in 2017. He is currently a Guest Principal Dancer at Dutch National Ballet.
His repertoire highlights include Solor in Natalia Markarova’s La Bayadère, Romeo in Rudi van Dantzig’s Romeo and Juliet, Basilio in Alexei Ratmansky’s Don Quixote and Prince in Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella and Peter Wright’s The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker. Golding regularly guest performs worldwide, including Mariinsky Ballet, Staatsballett Berlin, The National Ballet of Canada, Hong Kong Ballet and English National Ballet and at international ballet festivals.
Golding received the Dutch Zwaan Award in 2010, the Alexandra Radius Prize in 2011 and nominations for the Prix Benois de la Danse in 2012 and 2013. He also won the Youth America Grand Prix Ballet Competition and the Prix de Lausanne in 2002.
Photographer: Erwin Olaf

Julio Bocca
Julio BoccaBorn in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Julio Bocca as a Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theatre for 20 years until 2006. He founded Ballet Argentino in 1990 and was the Artistic Director of Ballet National Sodre in Uruguay. Bocca serves on the juries of many competitions such as Benois de la Danse and Prix de Lausanne and is now a guest coach of ballet companies. His accolades include the Gold Medal at the 1985 International Ballet Competition in Moscow, Prix Benois de la Danse in 1992, the 1998 Dance Magazine Award. In 2015, he received the Delmira Agustini Medal for his contributions to Uruguay’s arts culture and the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters from France.
Photographer: Leo Barizzoni

Original Choreography: Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot
Additional Choreography and Staging: Septime Webre, Charla Genn
Guest Coaching: Julio Bocca
Music: Adolphe Adam
Set Design: Peter Farmer
Costume Design: Kim Baker
Live Accompaniment: Hong Kong Sinfonietta
Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia
  • Giselle
    Hong Kong Ballet Dancers │Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
  • Giselle
    Dancer: Jin Yao │Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
  • Giselle
    Dancers (from left): Li Lin, Dong Ruixue │Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco

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Special Privilege

For $1,000 VIP Ticket-holders 
Present your ticket stub to Hong Kong Ballet’s reception counter (Level 2 Foyer, Hong Kong Cultural Centre) before the end of intermission to receive a coupon for a free drink. Each ticket stub is valid for one free drink only.