Cheers!: Crystal’s Ballet Shoes by Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education (In Cantonese)




    Theatre, Yau Ma Tei Theatre





    Crystal’s Ballet Shoes tells the story of a ballerina, Crystal, from the angle of her ballet shoes.  Crystal took up ballet because she was attracted by the pretty tutu at first. She enjoyed the first taste of success, but the strenuous training and the pressure from her family for spending time on ballet instead of on her studies made her want to give up.  She managed to win her mother’s support by showing her what she could do on the dancing stage.  She won a scholarship to go to mainland China, and even got a teaching position as Assistant Ballet Mistress.

    But just as she was on the way to stardom, she fell down in one of the rehearsals. Now she only sits in her wheel chair and weeps.  Can Crystal ever walk again and continue to pursue her dream? Can the many pairs of ballet shoes that have accompanied her throughout the years inspire her in any way?

    Trailer "Spiral of Life" by

    Programme length

    The programme lasts for about 60 minutes without intermission

    Ticketing and Concession

    Tickets are available from 27 October onwards at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet and by Credit Card Telephone Booking

    Discount Scheme
    Half-price tickets are available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients (Limited tickets for CSSA recipients available on a first-come-first-served basis). Concessionary ticket holders must produce evidence of their identity or age upon admission*

    Cheers! Series Discount*
    10% off on standard tickets for each purchase of 2 different programmes;
    15% off on standard tickets for each purchase of 3 different programmes;
    20% off on standard tickets for each purchase of 4 or more different programmes.

    Group Booking Discount*^
    10% off for each purchase of 4-9 standard tickets;
    15% off for each purchase of 10-19 standard tickets;
    20% off for each purchase of 20 or more standard tickets.

    * All discounts are not applicable to Parenting Workshop Beyond Failure by Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education and Puppetry Workshop by Theatre de l’Oeil (Canada)
    ^ HKOS 2012 X’mas Concert: A Merry Christmas to You and Your Family offers special group booking discount

    Each ticket admits one person only. Patrons can enjoy only one of the above discount schemes for each ticket. Please inform the box office staff of the discount type preferred at the time of purchase

    Other programmes in the Cheers! Series:

    The Snowman & The Bear by City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, HKOS 2012 X'mas Concert: A Merry Christmas to You and Your Family, The Child King by Make Friends with Puppet, Exotic Charm by Wuhan Acrobatic Troupe, Harlem Gospel Choir (USA), The Man The Sea Saw by Wolfe Bowart, Spoon Tree Productions (USA/Australia), Let Dreams Fly by Mui Kwong Chiu Production, 3-Legged Tale by Theatre de l’Oeil (Canada) and Children’s Corner - Debussy Mini Piano Marathon


    Internet Booking:
    Credit Card Telephone Booking: 2111 5999
    Ticketing Enquiries: 2734 9009
    Programme Enquiries: 2268 7323 (Leisure and Cultural Services Department)
                                        2742 2966 (Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education)
    Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education Website:

    Audience of age 3 and above are welcome

    Audience are strongly advised to arrive punctually.  No latecomers will be admitted until a suitable break in the programme
    The contents of this programme do not represent the views of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department
    The presenter reserves the right to substitute artists and change the programme should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary

    Programme in support of the Tuen Mun Arts Festival