China Everbright Ltd. Proudly Presents Romeo + Juliet

Successfully Wraps Up its 2020/21 Season

[Hong Kong—23 June 2021] Hong Kong Ballet (HKB)’s successful 2020/21 Season came to a memorable close with the world premiere of China Everbright Ltd. Proudly Presents Romeo + Juliet. With 75% theatre seating capacity allowed, all five performances completely sold out. The enthusiastic audiences at the much-anticipated production during 18-20 June 2021 at Hong Kong Cultural Centre were mesmerised.

Set to Sergei Prokofiev’s celebrated score with brand new costumes and sets filled with nostalgic aesthetics, this reimagining of Shakespeare’s most famous play had the star-crossed lovers meeting in 1960s Hong Kong. The production showcased Artistic Director Septime Webre’s first original choreography for HKB, which incorporated spine-tingling kungfu moves with ballet that he designed in collaboration with martial arts advocate Hing Chao and International Guoshu Association kungfu masters. International ballet star Daniel Camargo, former Principal Dancer at Dutch National Ballet and Stuttgart Ballet, shone on stage while performing with HKB dancers at the 18-19 June evening performances.

On opening night, HKB proudly hosted Mrs Carrie Lam, GBM, GBS, Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Mr Caspar Tsui, JP, Secretary for Home Affairs, along with honourable representatives and guests from China Everbright Ltd. Additionally, Ms Daisy Ho, Chairman of Board of Governors of Hong Kong Ballet; Mrs Mira Yeh, Vice-chairman of Board of Governors of Hong Kong Ballet; Members of Hong Kong Ballet Board of Governors: Mr Arthur Minshiang Wang, Mrs Deirdre Fu Tcheng, Ms Lindzay Chan, Mrs Janice Chan-Choy, Ms Linda Fung, Ms Maya Lin, Ms Evonne Tsui, and Mrs Liana Yung Yeung also attended and celebrated HKB’s artistry and effort.

With China Everbright Ltd.’s generous donation to HKB’s Accessibility Fund, members from The Boys' & Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong Jockey Club Cheung Sha Wan Children & Youth Intergrated Services Centre, Hong Kong Children & Youth Services Jockey Club Fong Siu Chuen Integrated Children & Youth Services Centre and Hong Kong Playground Association Mong Kok Integrated Service Centre for Children & Youth received 50 complimentary tickets to enjoy the 20 June matinee performance. A pre-performance talk was also arranged for the four beneficiary organisations.

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About Hong Kong Ballet

One of Asia’s premier ballet companies, Hong Kong Ballet (HKB) is internationally recognised as a vibrant arts institution that represents Hong Kong’s unique character. Established in 1979 and led by Artistic Director Septime Webre, HKB has a dynamic repertoire performed by nearly 50 dancers from all over the globe and award-winning education and community programmes.

With almost 50 international tours, HKB has won recognition from critics and fans both at home and abroad. Its diverse repertoire includes classic and modern masterpieces, original full-length ballets created for HKB, an interactive ballet series for younger fans and groundbreaking dance by today’s most sought-after choreographers, including Alexei Ratmansky, Christopher Wheeldon, Jiří Kylian, Nacho Duato and Trey McIntyre, among others.

HKB maintains an active schedule of community initiatives throughout Hong Kong to ensure that ballet is accessible to people from all walks of life.

About China Everbright Limited (‘Everbright’)

China Everbright Limited (Everbright, stock code: 165.HK) is a listed company in Hong Kong with alternative asset management as its core business, backed by its parent company China Everbright Group. As of 31 December 2020, Everbright managed 78 funds and a total AUM of HK$182.8 billion. Moreover, Everbright also cultivated ‘CALC’, the largest independent aircraft leasing operator in China; established ‘EBA Investments’ / ‘Everbright Jiabao’, leader of real estate private equity funds in China; integrated both mid- to high-end elderly care in China, establishing ‘Everbright Senior Healthcare’, a premium elderly care brand; and incubated ‘Terminus’, an AIoT unicorn company. Through both proprietary funds and the funds it manages, Everbright has invested in companies both in China and globally in a total of over 300 companies, covering fields including real estate, aircraft leasing, medical and healthcare, elderly care, new energy, infrastructure, high-level manufacturing, advanced technology and cultural consumption. Of these, more than 150 companies have been listed in China or overseas, or were listed but have since withdrawn due to mergers and acquisitions with excellent performance.

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Top photos: Courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet
Photo 1: Dancers (from left): Daniel Camargo, Chen Zhiyao | Photography: Conrad Dy-Liacco
Photo 2: Dancers (from left): Ye Feifei, Li Lin | Photography: Conrad Dy-Liacco
Photo 3: From left: Members of Hong Kong Ballet Board of Governors: Mr Arthur Minshiang Wang, Ms Lindzay Chan, Ms Linda Fung, Ms Maya Lin, Mrs Deirdre Fu Tcheng; Mrs Mira Yeh, Vice-chairman of Hong Kong Ballet Board of Governors; Ms Daisy Ho, Chairman of Hong Kong Ballet Board of Governors; Mrs Carrie Lam, GBM, GBS, Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region; Mr Caspar Tsui, JP, Secretary for Home Affairs; Mr Septime Webre, Artistic Director of Hong Kong Ballet; Members of Hong Kong Ballet Board of Governors: Mrs Janice Chan-Choy, Mrs Liana Yung Yeung, Ms Evonne Tsui; Ms Heidi Lee, Executive Director of Hong Kong Ballet
Photo 4: From left: Ms Daisy Ho; Mr Wu Jian, Chairman of CEB International Investment Corporation Ltd.; Mrs Carrie Lam, GBM, GBS; Mr Zhang Mingao, Executive Director and the President of China Everbright Ltd.; Mr Caspar Tsui, JP

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