Media
12.11.2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Hugely successful 

1st Annual International Gala of Stars

delights Hong Kong audiences


Title Sponsor: China Everbright Limited


[Hong Kong – 12 Nov 2018] Hong Kong Ballet’s 1st International Gala of Stars, proudly presented by China Everbright Limited (Everbright) on 2 November, wowed a full house and garnered both enthusiastic audience praise and critical acclaim. International ballet stars Tan Yuan Yuan, Sarah Lane, Adiarys Almeida, Herman Cornejo, Taras Domitro, Brooklyn Mack, and Matthew Golding shone in this glittering programme featuring breathtaking excerpts from Swan Lake, ALICE (in wonderland), Le Corsaire and Don Quixote, a dance set from Yuri Possokhov, Edwaard Liang, Christopher Wheeldon and Trey McIntyre and the Asian premiere of Anabelle Lopez Ochoa’s mesmerizing Sombrerisimo.


Prior to the performance, Everbright hosted an elegant cocktail reception attended by Mr & Mrs Chen Shuang, Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer of Everbright Ltd.; Mr Kevin So, Chief Strategy Officer of China Everbright Ltd.; Mr Neil Shen, Founding & Managing Partner of Sequoia Capital China; Dr Lee George Lam, Chairman of Cyberport; Mrs Christine Ip, CEO for Greater China of UOB; Ms Daisy Ho, Chairman of Board of Governors of Hong Kong Ballet; Mrs Daphne King Yao, Ms Linda Fung, Mrs Deirdre Fu Tcheng, Ms Lindzay Chan, Mr Arthur Minshiang Wang, Members of Board of Governors of Hong Kong Ballet; Mrs Christine Liao, Ms Jean M. Wong, BBS, Honorary Advisors of Hong Kong Ballet,and other special guests who met and took photos with Company dancers. Dedicated to supporting and promoting the development of Hong Kong arts, Everbright is title-sponsoring a Hong Kong Ballet production for the fourth consecutive year and giving a  generous gift to the Accessibility Fund for the third consecutive year. As a result, two beneficiary organisations, We R Family Foundation and Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Tuen Mun Integrated Services Centre, received complimentary tickets for 45 people to attend Giselle’s 28 October matinee performance.


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Photo 1: Shuffling the Cards from ALICE (in wonderland) | Hong Kong Ballet Dancers, Guest Dancers and Children Dancers | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
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Photo 2: Pas de Deux a Trois from Le Corsaire Act II | Dancers (from left): Herman Cornejo, Sarah Lane | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
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Photo 3: Habenera from Carmen | Dancer: Tan Yuan Yuan | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
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Photo 4: Pas de Deux from Swan Lake Act III | Dancers (from left): Adiarys Almeida, Taras Dimitro | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
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Photo 5: Sinatra Suite | Dancers (from front): Sarah Lane, Herman Cornejo | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
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Photo 6: Dos Gardenias Pas de Deux from Juanita y Alicia | Dancers (from left): Venus Villa, Brooklyn Mack | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
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Photo 7: Excerpts from A Day in the Life | Hong Kong Ballet Dancers | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
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Photo 8: Sombrerisimo | Hong Kong Ballet Dancers | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
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Photo 9: Pas de Deux from Swan Lake Act II | Dancers (from left): Tan Yuan Yuan,
Matthew Golding | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
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Photo 10: Pas de Deux from Rush | Dancers (from left): Wei Wei, Chen Zhiyao | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
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Photo 11: Grand Pas de Deux from Don Quixote | Dancers (from left): Taras Dimitro, Adiarys Almeida | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
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Photo 12: Lankendem and Gulnare Pas de Deux from Le Corsaire | Dancers (from left): Ye Feifei, Xia Jun | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
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Photo 13: Excerpts from ALICE (in wonderland) Act I | Dancers: Lai Nok Sze Vanessa and Hong Kong Ballet Dancers | Photographer: Conrad Dy-Liacco
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Photo 14 (from left): Ashleigh Bennett, Member of Corps de Ballet of Hong Kong Ballet; Mr Paul Tam, Executive Director of Hong Kong Ballet; Mr Chen Shuang JP, Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer of China Everbright Ltd.; Ms Daisy Ho, Chairman of Board of Governors of Hong Kong Ballet; Mr Septime Webre, Artistic Director of Hong Kong Ballet and Suhyeon Ahn, Member of Corps de Ballet of Hong Kong Ballet
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Photo 15 (from left): Mr Paul Tam, Executive Director of Hong Kong Ballet; Board of Governors and Committee of Hong Kong Ballet: Mrs Daphne King Yao, Ms Linda Fung, Mrs Deirdre Fu Tcheng, Ms Lindzay Chan, Mr Arthur Minshiang Wang and Mr Septime Webre, Artistic Director of Hong Kong Ballet
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Photo 16 (from left): Wang Qingxin, Coryphée of Hong Kong Ballet; Mr & Mrs Chen Shuang JP, Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer of China Everbright Ltd.; Mr Neil Shen, Founding & Managing Partner of Sequoia Capital China and guest; Ayano Haneishi, Member of Corps de Ballet of Hong Kong Ballet
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Photo 17 (from left): Wang Qingxin, Coryphée of Hong Kong Ballet; Mrs Christine Liao, Honorary Advisor of Hong Kong Ballet and guest; Ayano Haneishi, Member of Corps de Ballet of Hong Kong Ballet
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Photo 18 (from left): Dong Yuxin, Member of Corps de Ballet of Hong Kong Ballet; Dr Lee George Lam, Chairman of Cyberport and guest; Fu Yiyang, Member of Corps de Ballet of Hong Kong Ballet
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Photo 19 (from left): Dong Yuxin, Member of Corps de Ballet of Hong Kong Ballet; Mrs Christine Ip, CEO for Greater China of UOB and guest; Fu Yiyang, Member of Corps de Ballet of Hong Kong Ballet
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Photo 20 (from left): Ms Liat Chen; Ms Jean M. Wong, BBS, Honorary Advisor of Hong Kong Ballet and guest
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Photo 21 (from right): Mr Kevin So, Chief Strategy Officer of China Everbright Ltd. and guests
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Photo 22 (Middle): Mr Chen Shuang JP, Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer of China Everbright Ltd. and guests
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Photo 23 (Middle): Mr Chen Shuang JP, Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer of China Everbright Ltd. and guests
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Photo 24: Guests from China Everbright Ltd. at Cocktail Reception
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Photo 25 (from left): Dong Yuxin and Fu Yiyang, Members of Corps de Ballet of Hong Kong Ballet
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Photo 26 (from left): Ashleigh Bennett and Suhyeon Ahn, Members of Corps de Ballet of Hong Kong Ballet
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Photo 27 (From left): Guests from China Everbright Ltd.; Tan Yuan Yuan; Mr & Mrs Chen Shuang JP; Taras Domitro; Matthew Golding, Guest Principal Dancer of Bavarian State Ballet; Adiarys Almeida; Mr Septime Webre; Brooklyn Mack; Sarah Lane, Principal Dancer of American Ballet Theatre; Herman Cornejo, Principal Dancer of American Ballet Theatre; Hong Kong Ballet Dancers
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Photo 28: Accessibility Fund beneficiary families from We R Family Foundation
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Photo 29: Accessibilty Fund beneficiary families from Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Tuen Mun Integrated Services Centre
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Photo 30: Accessibility Fund beneficiary families from Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Tuen Mun Integrated Services Centre and We R Family Foundation
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Photo 31: Hong Kong Ballet’s Giselle and 1st Annual International Gala of Stars sponsored by China Everbright Ltd.
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Photo 32: Hong Kong Ballet’s Giselle and 1st Annual International Gala of Stars sponsored by China Everbright Ltd.
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Photo 33: Hong Kong Ballet’s Giselle and 1st Annual International Gala of Stars sponsored by China Everbright Ltd.

About Hong Kong Ballet

An eclectic mix of talent, a balance of classical and contemporary works, and a unique repertoire are the trademarks of Hong Kong Ballet, Asia’s premier ballet company. Internationally recognised and acclaimed for its creativity, talent and artistry, the Company, led by Artistic Director Septime Webre, is committed to providing captivating experiences that delight and inspire audiences from all walks of life, both at home and abroad.


About China Everbright Limited (“Everbright”)

Everbright (stock code: 165.HK) is China Everbright Group’s largest cross-border asset-management and investment platform. By the end of June 2018, the asset scale of the 55 domestic and overseas funds managed by Everbright exceeded HKD138.9 billion. Through its managed funds and principals, Everbright has invested in more than 300 companies in China and around the world respectively. Its investments include real estate, healthcare, new energy, infrastructure, high-tech, high-end manufacturing, fintech, cultural consumption and many other industries. Among them, more than 150 companies have already exited through listings or mergers and acquisitions in China and overseas markets, with outstanding investment performance. For more information about Everbright, please visit www.everbright.com.  


For further information, please contact:

Nick Chan

Director of Marketing

T: 2105 9716

M: 9728 1777

nick_chan@hkballet.com