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Dance lovers visiting Hong Kong should check in with these organizations to see what’s on:
Hong Kong Dance Company Established in 1981 specifically to promote Chinese dance, this troupe’s repertoire combines modern aesthetics with traditional storytelling. Performances are staged at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and other venues.
City Contemporary Dance Company HK’s first modern dance group has been presenting a program of original works, both short and full-length, to widespread critical acclaim since 1979.
Hong Kong Ballet This company’s calendar includes classics like The Nutcracker and Swan Lake along with contemporary pieces and newly commissioned works, as well. Performances are held at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre.
Hong Kong Arts Festival Every February and March, this multi-venue event brings in a diverse range of dance companies from all over the world. The most recent festival welcomed the American Ballet Theater, Momix Dance Theater and the Asia Pacific Dance Platform.
Two of the most well-known and quality dance troupes in the city are the Hong Kong Ballet and the Hong Kong Dance Company, which does many performances that give modern, innovative twists to traditional Chinese dance.
The Hong Kong Ballet's latest big show was "The Sleeping Beauty," staged by Cynthia Harvey, which ran March 15-17 with tickets going for HK$120-300; and the Hong Kong Dance Company collaborated with the Hong Kong Ballet to produce "Drama: Dance," which blended Eastern and Western styles of dance and served as an experimental platform for up-and-coming choreographers. This show ran from March 23-24 with tickets priced at HK$120 each.