The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker



Christmas would not be Christmas without The Nutcracker! The Nutcracker dazzled spectators with Hong Kong Ballet’s Festive Production. Proudly presented by FANCL with support from Perrier Jouet, MAC and Repetto, the sell out season enchanted the audience. Bringing stylish festivity to Hong Kong blending Tchaikovsky’s timeless music, magical scenery and fabulous costumes dazzled enthusiastic audiences. Three pairs of exceptional dancers, Yao Jin and Ryo Kato, Fei-fei Ye and Jia-bo Li, Yu-yao Liu and Wei Wei shone brightly on stage in the lead roles of the Ballerina and the Nutcracker. Additionally, the protagonist Clara was played by Naomi Yuzawa and Peggy Pui-ki Lai, who made her lead role début in this production, and both women were partnered by Jie Shen, Jonathan Spigner and Jun Xia as Fritz in different casts. Their stellar performances brought the amazing adventures of Fritz and Clara to life! Kelly England Prehn, celebrated Creative Director whose ballet training was with the Royal Academy of Dance, met the cast backstage post performance and commented “The Nutcracker is an essential Christmas must-do. The Hong Kong Ballet is an incredible Company.'' The respected British Fashion Ambassador said ''If you believe in magic, it’s a date for your diary.’’

On Opening Night, the Company and Title Sponsor FANCL hosted a Pre-performance Cocktail Reception and an Intermission Cocktail Reception, both of which were attended by Mr Christopher Chan, Managing Director of Fantastic Natural Cosmetics Limited (FANCL); Ms Michelle Ma, Executive Director of Fantastic Natural Cosmetics Limited (FANCL), Mrs Mira Yeh, Vice Chairman of Board of Governors of Hong Kong Ballet; Mrs Janice Chan-Choy, Member of Board of Governors of Hong Kong Ballet and special guests including Mrs Wendy Law, Mr Stephen Yeung, Ms Maya Lin, Ms Veronica Lam, Ms Sharon Cheung, Ms Nicola Cheung, Ms Sabrina Leung, Ms Michelle Loo, Ms Snowy Choi, Ms Alison Chiu, Ms Ada Pong and Ms Kayi Cheung

Creative Team

Choreography: Terence Kohler
Music: Tchaikovsky
Set & Costume Design: Jordi Roig
Lighting Design: David Bofarull
Painters: Jordi Castells & Quique Conde
Live Accompaniment: Hong Kong Sinfonietta
Conductor Philip Ellis
Guest Appearance: Jurgita Dronina