This wild, dazzling dance film may challenge all your assumptions about ballet
Design Army created the film marking the Hong Kong Ballet's 40th anniversary
May 17, 2019
The Hong Kong Ballet is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, and to celebrate, it's released a film that is a veritable visual treat.
Against a backdrop of pastel colors, the dancers, choreographed by the Ballet's artistic director Septime Webre, perform to a funked-up version of Ravel's "Bolero." As well as some iconic Hong Kong locations, such as the cloud-clad island skyline from Kowloon harborfront, the Star Ferry, a banqueting hall and a street scene in Central District, we get Chinese grandmas with pom-poms, Kung Fu moves on basketball courts, hip-hop style pirouettes and a lion dancer.
The film was created by Design Army and directed by Dean Alexander. If you thought ballet was all about frills and delicate dancing, it's sure to give you a new point of view.