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 Post subject: Hong Kong Ballet
PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2003 9:20 am 
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Has anyone ever seen this company? I just came across their website and they have some photos of what look like amazing productions!
http://www.hkballet.com/eng/index.html


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 Post subject: Re: Hong Kong Ballet
PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2004 4:56 am 
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ARTS: Legend of the Great Archer/Hong Kong Ballet Shatin Town Hall, Hong Kong

By JOANNA C.LEE
The Financial Times
April 5, 2004

Full-length ballets on Chinese themes have been a staple of the Hong Kong Ballet in the past few seasons. The current new work, Legend of the Great Archer, was directed, choreographed and set-designed by Stephen Jeffries, the company's artistic director.
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<small>[ 06 April 2004, 07:21 AM: Message edited by: kurinuku ]</small>


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 Post subject: Re: Hong Kong Ballet
PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2004 5:45 am 
I reviewed the ballet "Legend of the Great Archer" when it was premiered in Hong Kong in late March.

http://www.ballet.co.uk/magazines/yr_04/may04/kn_rev_hkb_0304.htm

<small>[ 11 April 2004, 03:05 PM: Message edited by: Kevin Ng ]</small>


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 Post subject: Re: Hong Kong Ballet
PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2004 10:54 am 
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For the company's tour, see the topic on Hong Kong Ballet North American Tour 2004.

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 Post subject: Re: Hong Kong Ballet
PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2004 9:55 am 
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And here is a feature by a new intriguing work by Natalie Weir:

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New look Puccini

Shanghai Daily news

It takes a brave choreographer to commission a new version of a classical opera into ballet and when it is Puccini's ``Turandot,'' the process is even tougher. <a href=http://english.eastday.com/epublish/gb/paper1/1374/class000100006/hwz209265.htm target=_blank>more</a>


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 Post subject: Re: Hong Kong Ballet
PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2004 5:58 pm 
I was quite impressed by this ballet by Natalie Weir when it was premiered last year. It is one of the few successful new ballets commissioned by artistic director Stephen Jefferies in the last eight years.

http://www.ballet.co.uk/magazines/yr_03/nov03/kn_rev_hkb_0903.htm


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 Post subject: Re: Hong Kong Ballet
PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2004 9:27 pm 
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It’s Love Me Tutu as The Beatles go ballet in Hong Kong

Daily Times of Pakistan

Hong Kong’s acclaimed ballet company is about to add two unlikely names to the likes of Balanchine and Nureyev — Lennon and McCartney. <a href=http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_13-11-2004_pg9_13 target=_blank>more</a>


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 Post subject: Re: Hong Kong Ballet
PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2004 5:33 pm 
It hasn't been posted in this thread yet. The company announced in November that they are looking for a new artistic director to replace Stephen Jefferies when his contract expires in June 2006.


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 Post subject: Re: Hong Kong Ballet
PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2004 5:32 pm 
Applications for the post of the artistic director are now open.

http://www.hkballet.com/file/vacancy_AD.html


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 Post subject: Re: Hong Kong Ballet
PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2005 11:12 am 
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Hong Kong ballet tells an ancient tale

People's Daily

China Children and Teenagers' Fund and Beijing Daily are sponsoring three goodwill performances of the full-length ballet "Legend of the Great Archer" by the Hong Kong Ballet at Beijing's Poly Theatre on January 3 to 5.<a href=http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/200412/28/eng20041228_168885.html target=_blank>more</a>


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 Post subject: Re: Hong Kong Ballet
PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 3:56 pm 
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Unconventional audition process?

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On the dance stage

Sun Star

IT was just a ballet recital dubbed "Musical Vows" held in West Visayas State University in November 2003, and the students of Racther Arts and Learning Center are performing at their best. <a href=http://www.sunstar.com.ph/static/ilo/2005/01/21/life/on.the.dance.stage.html target=_blank>more</a>


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 Post subject: Re: Hong Kong Ballet
PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 2:15 am 
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One we missed earlier:

Hong Kong ballet tells an ancient tale
By Jie Jie (China Daily)

China Children and Teenagers' Fund and Beijing Daily are sponsoring three goodwill performances of the full-length ballet "Legend of the Great Archer" by the Hong Kong Ballet at Beijing's Poly Theatre on January 3 to 5.

Premiering in May 2004, the ballet was created by Stephen Jefferies, the former Royal Ballet's principal dancer and currently artistic director of Hong Kong Ballet, to celebrate the company's 25th anniversary.

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 Post subject: Re: Hong Kong Ballet
PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 6:12 am 
I was told by a reliable source in Beijing that the company's performances there of Stephen Jefferies' Chinese ballet "Legend of the Great Archer" in January did not go down well at all with the Chinese audience. On the first night, nearly half the audience left after the first interval.

<small>[ 11 February 2005, 07:09 PM: Message edited by: Kevin Ng ]</small>


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 Post subject: Re: Hong Kong Ballet
PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 6:14 am 
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Do you know whether it "too modern" or some other problem, Kevin?


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 Post subject: Re: Hong Kong Ballet
PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 6:27 am 
The bad weather conditions caused by the snow didn't help, but I was told that the Beijing audience wasn't all that impressed by this Westernised version of a Chinese legend, and probably prefer the National Ballet of China's more authentic productions of Chinese legends, e.g. "Raise the Red Lantern" which was shown in London last season, "Yellow River" etc.

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