“... if I had to pick just one phrase that best characterizes this modern ballet company… it would be austere beauty.” Ken Ross, MassLive
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.