Hong Kong Ballet’s adventurous new turn(it)out ballet festival is a glorious two-week explosion of dance, exploring classical ballet’s role in our modern world.
Freespace will blossom into an urban dance space, featuring a dizzying array of offerings, including three ticketed programmes—Tour-de-Force Gala, filled with heart-stopping virtuosity; The Vivaldi/Handel Project, featuring thrilling premieres and live music; and Ballet Classics for Children: Cinderella, a charming introduction to the world of ballet for young audiences. Plus, look out for an exciting suite of free events and activities for adults and children, including The Orpheus Cabaret, The Tutu Factory, ballet-blah-blah-blah live and other unexpected experiences. Don’t miss this extraordinary festival with its electrifying and thought-provoking works for all ages!
29 - 30 JAN 2021
5 - 6 FEB 2021
30 - 31 JAN & 6 - 7 FEB 2021
30 JAN & 6 FEB 2021
A unique, interactive ‘ballerina swag’ experience, The Tutu Factory invites guests to watch the live creation of a tutu, decorate their own tutus to bring home and experience a whimsical tutu petting zoo!
In this engaging salon talk, HKB ballerinas share their insider perspectives on life as a dancer, including collecting ‘ballerina-bling-bling’ and greeting ardent fans after a show.
Most people don’t know about the intense athleticism required of dudes in the ballet world! During this intimate chat, our male dancers discuss their life in ballet, including their tips on push-ups, pirouettes and playing a prince.
Join Septime Webre as he journeys through the development of ballet at breakneck speed, from Catherine di Medici to today’s greatest masters with stops at Giselle, Swan Lake, the Ballet Russes and postmodernism in ballet along the way!
Some of the world’s most famous music was written for ballet, and in this interactive session, HKB pianist Nicholas Lau and Artistic Director Septime Webre take audiences through the evolution of ballet music in the most toe-tapping way.
This is your chance to dance live onstage as renowned masters lead low-cost master classes throughout the festival, which includes an engaging backstage Q&A session with HKB dancers after each class.