The Hong Kong Ballet




The Hong Kong Ballet is one of the premier classical ballet companies in Asia and is becoming internationally recognized as a world-class institution that represents Hong Kong’s unique fascination for the dance world. November 2013 marks the 35th anniversary of The Hong Kong Ballet, a Company that has evolved into a vibrant performing arts organization with accomplished dancers, a strong repertoire, and sparkling, technically challenging productions.

The Company’s artistic team of over 40 dancers is led by Artistic Director Septime Webre. The majority of the dancers hail from China while others are from elsewhere in Asia, Europe and North America. In recent years the Company has won recognition from the public, from local arts awards and from significant figures in the ballet world.
The Company’s repertoire encompasses full-length ballets such as Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker and Giselle, as well as the finest classical and neo-classical works of the 19th to 21st centuries including Theme and Variations, Rubies and Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux by George Balanchine; Christian Spuck’s Le Grand Pas de Deux; Rudi van Dantzig’s Romeo and Juliet and Ronald Hynd’s The Merry Widow and Coppélia. The Hong Kong Ballet also performs acclaimed contemporary ballets, such as William Forsythe’s Steptext, Nils Christe’s Symphony in Three Movements, Krzysztof Pastor’s In Light and Shadow and Nacho Duato’s Castrati.

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“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?”

Kenn Ross – MassLive 

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

Tresca Weinstein – Times Union 

“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