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Hong Kong Ballet

Dancing with the Wind, Castrati, In Light and Shadow

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Hong Kong Ballet, In Light and Shadow © Photo: Jamie Kraus
“... if I had to pick just one phrase that best characterizes this modern ballet company… it would be austere beauty.” Ken Ross, MassLive

NAC Premiere

NAC Presentation

Making their long-awaited NAC debut, Hong Kong Ballet is acclaimed worldwide for beauty, precision, and brilliant dancing. Supremely versatile, the company performs both contemporary work and classical ballet to perfection. In Dancing with the Wind, a free-flowing all-female work choreographed by Li Jun (Principal Dancer with The National Ballet of China), the Western art form of classical ballet is spiced with music, costumes, and an aesthetic that are unmistakably Chinese. Nacho Duato’s all-male Castrati – set to turbulent music by Vivaldi – combines strong movement with a disquieting, distinctive androgynous quality. Krzysztof Pastor’s In Light and Shadow is a witty tour de force of elegant Baroque courtlines; inspired by the paintings of Rembrandt and Vermeer and the music of J.S. Bach, it’s spiked with unrestrained joie de vivre.

DOUBLE THE DANCING: You can also see the exquisite and versatile Hong Kong Ballet dancers perform a story ballet classic: The Sleeping Beauty.

video: Dancing with the Wind, Castrati, In Light and Shadow
Dancing with the Wind, Castrati, In Light and Shadow
Hong Kong Ballet, In Light and Shadow © Photo: Jamie Kraus
Hong Kong Ballet, Castrati © Photo: Conrad Dy-Liacco
Hong Kong Ballet, In Light and Shadow © Photo: Christopher Duggan

Artists

  • Featuring Hong Kong Ballet
  • Choreographer (Dancing with the Wind) Li Jun
  • Choreographer (Castrati) Nacho Duato
  • Choreographer (In Light and Shadow) Krzysztof Pastor
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