CANCELED. As COVID-19 cases continue to rise worldwide and quarantine requirements in other countries become necessary for some touring productions, Hong Kong Ballet had to cancel their tour of ALICE (in Wonderland) this season. Ticket holders have been contacted regarding next steps. If you have any questions, please contact the Ticket Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (843) 242-3099. Thank you for your continued support of the Charleston Gaillard Center.
Won three awards at the Hong Kong Dance Awards 2019
Outstanding Costume Design
Outstanding Ensemble Performance
Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer
Get ready for a wild, wild ride down the rabbit hole…Bursting with energy and imagination, the encore of Septime Webre’s runaway smash ALICE (in wonderland) is back with the visually stunning and enormously entertaining world of the White Rabbit, Queen of Hearts, and Mad Hatter. With captivating costumes by Cirque du Soleil designer Liz Vandal, outrageously flamboyant sets by James Kronzer and Matthew Pierce’s hypnotic original score performed live by the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, ALICE showcases a dizzying array of dances that merge traditional ballet with contemporary energy, capturing the topsy-turvy magic of Wonderland and the bizarre characters that confront Alice on her incredible journey. A bold fusion of dance, theatre and puppetry, this giddy, over-the-top re-imagining of a familiar tale promises to be exhilarating fun for all ages!
About Hong Kong Ballet:
One of Asia’s premier ballet companies, Hong Kong Ballet (HKB) is internationally recognized as a world-class institution that represents Hong Kong’s unique character. Since its inception in 1979, HKB has evolved into a vibrant performing arts organization with a dynamic repertoire, forward-thinking community engagement initiatives, and an emphasis on excellence. Septime Webre, former Artistic Director of The Washington Ballet, joined HKB as its Artistic Director in July 2017.
With nearly 50 dancers from all over the globe—Hong Kong, Mainland China and other parts of Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, and throughout North America—HKB has won recognition both regionally and internationally. HKB’s repertoire includes celebrated re-stagings of the classics by Nina Ananiashvili, Cynthia Harvey, AnnaMarie Holmes, John Meehan, and many other notable artists, original full-lengths created for HKB and an award-winning series of ballets for young audiences. In addition, HKB performs works by some of today’s most sought-after choreographers, including Alexei Ratmansky, Christopher Wheeldon, Justin Peck, Jiří Kylian, Nacho Duato, Trey McIntyre, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa as well as dynamic new works by HKB’s Choreographer-in-Residence Hu Song Wei Ricky.
With almost 50 tours to 11 countries, HKB most recently toured throughout Europe in 2018, across Mainland China in 2019, and in recent seasons to the US, at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, and in New York at the Joyce Theatre and the renowned Fall for Dance Festival. In addition to its performances on stage at home and abroad, HKB maintains a full schedule of community engagement initiatives throughout Hong Kong to ensure the art of ballet is accessible to all.
Support for this program is made possible by generous donors who have committed time and resources to the Charleston Gaillard Center’s Dance Initiative.
Featured Image Photo Credit: ALICE (in wonderland) promotional image | Dancer: Li Lin | Creative: Design Army | Photography: Ken Ngan | Courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet