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The Hong Kong Ballet Summer Delights

Date: June 4
Time: 7:15pm
Venue: Oriental Opera Hall, Shanghai Oriental Art Center

A trilogy of modern ballet works, Summer Delights brings together a programme of diverse dance pieces.

Choreographer Yuri Ng’s Firecracker transforms his revisioning of the traditional festive fantasy The Nutcracker into a Hong Kong experience. Beginning in the late 1960s, the work speeds forward through events and fragments of memories, much like watching old Cantonese films trailers. An excerpt from Firecracker will be presented.

William Forsythe is known as one of the world’s foremost choreographers. Steptext is Forsythe’s stylised play on ballet technique, pushing dancers through space as their bodies challenge an astonishing interplay of human forms and movements.

Krzysztof Pastor’s In Light and Shadow blends the Baroque spirit and music of Bach with the modern ballet form. The ballet takes the elements of light and shadow, transforming them into sleek, dramatic shapes and dance rhythms. Filled with colours and a sense of flight, the work creates a lush tapestry of the senses.

Excerpt from Firecracker

Choreographer: Yuri Ng
Associate Choreographer: Yuh Egami
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Set: Kelvin Tsang
Costume: Yoki Lai
Lighting: Billy Chan


Choreographer: William Forsythe
Music: J.S. Bach (Chaconne, from
Partita No. 2 in D Minor [BWV 1004])
Set, Costume & Lighting: William Forsythe

In Light and Shadow

Choreographer: Krzysztof Pastor
Music: J.S. Bach (Aria from
Goldberg Variations [BWV 988] and
Orchestral Suite in D Major No. 3 [BWV 1068])
Set & Costume: Tatyana van Walsum
Lighting: Bert Dalhuysen

Ticket price: RMB380, 300, 220 ,150 ,80

Approx 1 hour 45 minutes
Counter Booking from March 22
Booking Hotline: (86 21) 6854 1234
Online Booking:
Shanghai East Ticket
Shanghai Oriental Art Center
Shanghai Cultural Information
Programme Enquiries:
(852) 2105 9724/ The Hong Kong Ballet
(86 21) 6854 1234 (Shanghai)

Hong Kong performances: (In Light and Shadow)
May 21 - 22 7:30pm
May 22 – 23 2:30pm
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre
Ticketing Enquiries: (852) 2734 9009/ www.urbtix.hk

Presented by
Shanghai Oriental Art Center Management Co., Ltd.

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