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.