The Hong Kong Ballet

Dance

 

Biography

One of Asia’s premier ballet companies, Hong Kong Ballet (HKB) is internationally recognised as a top institution that represents Hong Kong’s unique character. Since its inception in 1979, HKB has evolved into a vibrant performing arts organisation with a dynamic repertoire, forward-thinking community engagement initiatives and an emphasis on excellence. Septime Webre, former Artistic Director of The Washington Ballet, joined HKB as its Artistic Director in July 2017.

With nearly 50 dancers from all over the globe – Hong Kong, Mainland China and other parts of Asia, Australia, Europe and the US – the Company has won recognition both regionally and internationally. The Company’s repertoire includes celebrated re-stagings of the classics by Nina Ananiashvili, Cynthia Harvey, Anna-Marie Holmes, John Meehan and many other notable artists, original full-lengths created for the Company and an award-winning series of ballets for young audiences. In addition, HKB performs works by some of today’s most sought-after choreographers, including Alexei Ratmansky, Christopher Wheeldon, Jiří Kylian, Nacho Duato, Trey McIntyre, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and many others

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Reviews

“Subtle, powerful, eclectic – these words best describe the three pieces performed Thursday night by The Hong Kong Ballet at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. But, if I had to pick just one phrase that best characterizes this modern ballet company, which performs through Sunday at the Pillow, it would be austere beauty. What better way to start another great season this summer at Jacob’s Pillow?”

Ken Ross

MassLive Jun 20th 2014

“…the dancers are so good that there’s pleasure to be had in simply watching them move…”

Tresca Weinstein

Times Union Jun 20th 2014

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“Hong Kong Ballet’s new mixed bill showcases the company’s impressive range and technical strength.”

Dance Critic, Natasha Rogai – South China Morning Post 

“[Turandot], one of the best works ever made for the company… “

Dance Critic, Natasha Rogai – South China Morning Post 

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