Hong Kong Ballet’s virtual turn(it)out festival

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Photograph: Courtesy Hong Kong Ballet Ballet Classics for Children: Cinderella
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Photograph: Courtesy Hong Kong BalletBinge-Worthy

Time Out says

An online ballet-themed festival featuring contemporary ballet performances by renowned local and international dance-makers

Hong Kong Ballet (HKB) dance fest turn(it)out festival goes virtual on March 18 until April 4, 2021. Co-presented by Freespace at the West Kowloon Cultural District, the ballet-themed festival will be bringing local and international audiences together for contemporary ballet performances by renowned international dance-makers. 

The festival features various programmes that include five(by)six, five contemporary ballets by six international performers; The Orpheus Cabaret, a provocative dance cabaret collaboration between HKB choreographers and HKU creative writers led by creative writing and theatre chair Page Richards; Ballet Classics for Children: Cinderella, a one-hour adaptation of the classic fairytale based on an original concept and script by Yuri Ng and Rick Lau, choreographed and directed by Septime Webre; and Binge-Worthy, a collection of short videos showcasing the ballet-blah-blah-blah talks with a special episode on Creating Work in a Pandemic: a conversation with two contemporary European-based choreographers, and various classes for children and adults which includes the Masterclass! Series, Open Company class, Ballet Barre classes, and the interactive cross-training for dancers series. 

The schedule:

five(by)six, 10am, March 18

The Orpheus Cabaret, pre-recorded and screened on Zoom, 8pm, March 19 (registration is required due to limited quota)

Ballet Classics for Children: Cinderella, stream with English or Cantonese subtitles, 10am, March 20

Binge-Worthy, available from 10am on March 21 

Visit hkballet.com for programme details and links on the streaming services. All turn(it)out festival fringe activities will remain available until after the festival ends.

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