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Gala Dance Performance

The “Gala Dance Performance ” will be an extravagant event of glamour and dance superstars. Featuring a coveted and fascinating line-up of top-notch dance conservatoires and dance artists from Hong Kong and the mainland to perform their best pieces, it will showcase to the world and Hong Kong people the exceptional artistic level of the top dance troupes and dance superstars, highlighting the profound cultural heritage and beauty of Chinese culture.

$880, $680, $480, $380, $220

Tickets available at URBTIX from 3 May 2024

  • With Meet-the-artist session
  • With intermission
  • Suitable for aged 6 or above
  • Programme Enquires:6687 9523

Telephone Booking:3166 1288(10am-8pm daily)
Mobile Ticketing App:URBTIX(Android & iPhone / iPad versions )

Programme are subject to change without prior notice.

(1) Opening Dance ”Emboldened”

Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

A captivating performance crafted by Tang Ya, a renowned Hong Kong young dance artist. “Emboldened” brings together 20 exceptional student dancers from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, combining the artistry of Chinese dance with the strength of martial arts.  Witness how the power of dance intertwines with martial arts to convey the profound strength of perseverance  and unwavering beliefs.

(2) Excerpt from “Poetic Dance:
The Journey of a Legendary Landscape Painting”

China Oriental Performing Arts Group

Joint production by the Palace Museum, China Oriental Performing Arts Group,and People’s Daily Online Co., Ltd.,  and a collaborative creation by Zhou Lian and Han Zhen. It presents the elegance and charm of the Song Dynasty through contemporary stage art. Since its premiere, the production has completed over 400 performances and has become one of the most sought-after and popular dance dramas in China.

(3) Excerpt “Burial of Flowers” from
Dance Drama “A Dream Of Red Mansions”

Jiangsu Centre for the Performing Arts

Directed by Li Xing and Li Chao, this production takes the classic masterpiece “A Dream of Red Mansions” as its theme and presents it in a visually stunning manner, showcasing the beauty of China to the world.

(4) Excerpt from Dance Drama “Wing Chun”

Shenzhen Opera & Dance Theatre

Written by Feng Shuangbai, the Chairman of the China Dancers Association, and directed by Han Zhen and Zhou Lian. “Wing Chun” combines martial arts, dance, and drama, incorporating the Wing Chun style of kung fu and the Xiangyun silk, both of which are national-level intangible cultural heritages. Since its debut, the production has received high praise from both domestic and international audiences.

(5) Excerpt from Dance Drama
“Dance of Calligraphy in 353 AD”

Shanghai Opera House

The Shanghai Opera House presents the original dance drama “Dance of Calligraphy in 353 AD.” Through dance, it decodes the timeless beauty of Wang Xizhi’s “Orchid Pavilion Preface,” leading the audience on a journey through history and prompting an emotional resonance between ancient and modern people. It is the first panoramic presentation of an extraordinary journey of the world’s first calligraphy masterpiece from its creation to its lasting impact.

(6) Excerpt “Spring Blossoms on a Moon-lit River” from Dance Drama “Tang Shi Yi Dance”

Tang Shi Yi, Principal Dancer of the China National Opera and Dance Drama Theatre, and a national first-class performer, presents the essence of Tang poetry from a modern perspective.  Through the superb beauty of Chinese classical dance to engage in a dialogue with tradition.


(7) Hong Kong Ballet “Swan Lake" Act III Black Swan Pas de Deux

Passionate performance by the principal dancers of the Hong Kong Ballet.  “Swan Lake” is hailed as the most iconic ballet production of all time. The pas de deux between Odile and Prince Siegfried is one of the most emblematic dance sequences in the ballet, exuding intense dramatic tension amidst the astonishing technical prowess of the dancers.

(8) Wushu x Dance Duet

Hong Kong, China Wushu Union

Two world wushu champions depict the beauty and the strength of martial arts through their exquisite footwork and synchronized movements, conveying their profound friendship and reverence for martial arts.


(9) Excerpt “Red Lotus” from
Dance Drama “Lotus”

Shen Xubin

Presented by young Chinese dancer Shen Xubin . This solo dance draws inspiration from the early flying celestial beings murals in the Mogao Grottoes of Dunhuang. Through a combination of graceful and powerful dance movements, it expresses the ascending and optimistic spirit of life within the context of ancient Eastern culture, showcasing the vitality of the flying art.

(10) “The Traveller”

Huang Chendi

Presented by young Chinese dancer Huang Chendi. This solo dance performance tells the story  of a solitary traveller on an endless journey in the night, with a heart that cares for all beings.

(11) Dance performance by Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts