Stepping into its 40th anniversary, Hong Kong Ballet presents Peter Pan (Asian Première) from 16 to 25 August in Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre and Auditorium, Sha Tin Town Hall. With vibrant choreography that combines classical ballet, clever slapstick and a touch of hip hop, Peter Pan will be showing a high-flying adventure to Neverland with cheeky pirates, Indian princesses, hungry crocodiles and naughty boys who don't want to grow up.
We are thrilled to give dance lovers a unique opportunity to get to know and dance this work taught by international renowned repetiteurs Jared Nelson and Morgann Rose, in our upcoming repertory workshop on 20th July.
Come to experience the style and creativity of Peter Pan’s adventure!
Jared Nelson is currently the Artistic Director of California Ballet. He has been a professional dancer for over two decades, performed with the Sacramento Ballet, Boston Ballet and later The Washington Ballet (TWB). At TWB, the then Artistic Director Septime Webre created many original works for him, including The Great Gatsby, ALICE (in wonderland), Peter Pan, Cinderella and Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises. He has also danced in works by Nacho Duato, Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp, Mark Morris, Choo San Goh, Jiří Kylián, George Balanchine, William Forsythe, Jerome Robbins, Agnes DeMille and Antony Tudor. As a choreographer, Nelson has created works for numerous ballet companies and theatre groups across the US.
Morgann Rose is a Repetiteur and Gyrotonic Instructor. Graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, she has danced with The Washington Ballet for 16 years. Her principal roles include Myrtha in Giselle, Queen of Hearts in ALICE (in wonderland), Effe in La Sylphide, Carmen in Septime Webre’s Carmen and Sanguine and Choleric in George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments. Rose also danced lead roles in works by Trey McIntyre, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Nacho Duato, Christopher Wheeldon, Christopher Bruce, Edwaard Liang, Hans van Manen and Jiří Kylián. Since 2003, she has been staging Septime Webre’s works, including ALICE (in wonderland), The Nutcracker, Cinderella, The Great Gatsby and Peter Pan.
*The workshop will be conducted in English. Participants must be 12 years old or older, with at least 5 years’ ballet training. Limited Quotas. First-come, first-served.
Programme subject to change.
*Dancer: Yang Ruiqi | Creative: Design Army | Photography: Dean Alexander