(Conducted in Cantonese, Free Seating)
Gala programmes are exceptional with huge audience appeal because they not only offer insights into the dancing panaches and charisma of the top stars in the ballet world today, but also showcase representative excerpts from the ballet repertoires.
Whether narrative or descriptive, mixed bills demonstrate the high-calibre virtuosity and gripping performances that would entrance the audience into the wonderful world of ballet.
In this edition of lectures, more than 30 excerpts of various productions in ballet history and widely acclaimed short pieces of the contemporary stage will be shared with the audience.
Raymonda / The Dying Swan / Le Corsaire / Voices of Spring / Symphony in C
Video clips: Bolshoi Ballet, Teatro alla Scala Ballet, The Royal Ballet, New York City Ballet, Dutch National Ballet and more
La Sylphide / Boléro / Still Life at Penguin Café / Within the Golden Hour
Video clips: Staatsballett Berlin, The Royal Danish Ballet, The Royal Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet and Bolshoi Ballet
The Kingdom of the Shades from La Bayadére / Theme and Variations / Five Brahms Waltz in the Manner of Isadora Duncan / Monotones I / Dancing Chaplin
Video clips: Paris Opera Ballet, Mikhailovsky Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet, The Royal Ballet, The Tokyo Ballet and more
Fancy Free / Dances at a Gathering / The Concert / Elite Syncopations
Video clips: The Royal Ballet and Paris Opera Ballet
Paquita / Grand Pas Classique / Chroma / 5 Tangos
Video clips: The National Ballet of Canada, Dutch National Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, Bavarian State Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet and more
Serenade / Ballet 101 / Études / Montones II / The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude
Video clips: New York City Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet, The Royal Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada and more
Tales of Beatrix Potter / Two Pigeons / Les Patineurs / Scènes de Ballet
Video clips: The Royal Ballet, Houston Ballet and more
Don Quoxite / Le Jeune Homme et la Mort / L’Arlésienne / Carmen Suite
Video clips: Stuttgart Ballet, National Ballet of China, Bolshoi Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and more
Each lecture lasts for approximately 2.5 hours.
The speaker reserves the right to change the content(s) selected for screening. The programme does not represent the views of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.
This lecture series is conducted by Margaret Lau, a seasoned dance critic and writer in Hong Kong on the subject of ballet. Her passion for ballet and her extensive experience and knowledge undoubtedly enhance audiences' understanding for appreciation of ballet performances.
Tickets available from 4 July onwards at all URBTIX outlets, on internet, mobile app and credit card telephone booking.
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 on a first-come-first-served basis.)
10% off for each purchase of standard tickets of 4 lectures.
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The programme does not represent the views of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.
The presenter reserves the right to change the programme and substitute speaker.