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Hong Kong Ballet debuts to packed house in NYC

Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York Steve Barclay (right) congratulates the Hong Kong Ballet on a successful opening-night performance.

The Hong Kong Ballet made its debut at New York’s Joyce Theater to a full house on March 15.

The opening-night performance featured works of esteemed choreographers: “A Room of Her Own” by Fei Bo, resident choreographer of the National Ballet of China; “Castrati” by world-renowned Spanish choreographer Nacho Duato; and “In Light and Shadow” by Krzysztof Pastor, director of the National Polish Ballet.

Steve Barclay (left) meets with Hong Kong Ballet artistic director Madeleine Onne at the post-performance reception.

About 60 guests attended the post-performance VIP reception, during which Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York Steve Barclay congratulated the troupe on its successful performance.

Mr. Barclay said he was pleased that the Hong Kong Ballet was wrapping up its North American tour in New York City. "This is a great testament of Hong Kong's dynamic and cosmopolitan East-meets-West culture and the city's flourishing arts scene," said Mr. Barclay.

Hong Kong Ballet Artistic Director Madeleine Onne said she was pleased and proud of the wonderfully talented and culturally diverse group of dancers performing in New York.

The Hong Kong Ballet performs "Castrati." (Photographer: Hidemi SETO courtesy studioArchitanz).

T"In Light and Shadow" was one of the opening-night performances. (Photographer: Christopher Duggan).



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