Special Announcement

Romeo + Juliet
now premiering September 18-20

In view of the current COVID-19 situation, Hong Kong Ballet's upcoming world premiere production of Romeo + Juliet, originally scheduled for 5-7 June 2020, will now be postponed to 18-20 September 2020. Patrons can exchange their existing tickets for the new Romeo + Juliet dates or for Van Cleef & Arpels Proudly Presents Balanchine's Jewels (30 October - 1 November 2020), donate their tickets or apply for a refund. Please click here to complete this form and return it to us by 26 June 2020 (Fri) at 6pm.  If you have any enquiries, please contact us at marketing@hkballet.com or at (852) 2105 9724 (Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm). Thank you.
 

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Epic and tragic. 

A love story set in Hong Kong in 1960s
 

Warring triad families. Passion and tragedy. The famous balcony scene. Shakespeare’s timeless tale of star-crossed lovers has captivated audiences for generations and is given a fresh and thought-provoking retelling in Septime Webre’s new Romeo + Juliet. Set in 1960s Hong Kong and incorporated designs with mid-twentieth century Hong Kong street life details, this epic love story captivates with vivid dancing, complex drama, sumptuous cheongsams and iconic scenes from the tragic tale. With Webre’s original choreography accompanied by Prokofiev’s dramatic score, this brilliantly imagined adaptation is especially relevant for contemporary audiences as it fuses dance and drama against a backdrop of complicated politics and social upheaval.

18-20.9.2020 (Fri-Sun) 7:30pm
19-20.9.2020 (Sat-Sun) 2:30pm
Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
$1,000 (limited VIP tickets), $680, $480, $280, $140
The performance lasts approximately 2 hours including 1 intermission
Ages 6 and above
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Creative Team
Choreography: Septime Webre
Music: Sergei Prokofiev 
Costume Design: Mandy Tam
Set Design: Ricky Chan
Lighting Design: Billy Chan
Dramaturge: Yan Pat To
Make-up Design: M·A·C Cosmetics
Martial Arts Partner: Hing Chao, International Guoshu Association
Live Accompaniment: Hong Kong Sinfonietta
Conductor: Yip Wing-sie


Choreographer

Septime Webre is an internationally recognised ballet director, choreographer, educator and advocate. He assumed artistic directorship of Hong Kong Ballet from July 2017, prior to that, he led The Washington Ballet for 17 years and the American Repertory Ballet from 1993-1999. In addition, Webre is the Artistic Director of Halcyon, an annual international Festival for Creativity in Washington DC. As a choreographer, Webre has worked with Pacific Northwest Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Colorado Ballet, Ballet West, and many others, and he has worked frequently in theatre and opera. As a dancer, Webre danced solo and principal roles from the classical repertoire as well as in contemporary works by Twyla Tharp, Paul Taylor and Merce Cunningham. He has served on the juries of international ballet competitions in Varna, New York, Seoul, and elsewhere. He has served on the board of Dance/USA. He holds a degree in History/Pre-Law from the University of Texas, and is the 7th son in a Cuban-American family.

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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.

*If cash bars at performance venue are closed due to COVID-19 or any other unexpected circumstances, complimentary drinks for VIP ticket holders will be unavailable.

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