turn(it)out festival promotional image｜Dancer: Ashleigh Bennett｜Photography: SWKit｜Courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet
Co-presented by Freespace of the West Kowloon Cultural District as part of Hong Kong Ballet in Residence 2021, the digital turn(it)out festival is a glorious two-week explosion of dance, exploring classical ballet’s role in our modern world.
Bringing together Hong Kong and international audiences virtually, the festival features five(by)six, a compelling programme of five intriguing contemporary ballets by six international dance-makers, The Orpheus Cabaret, a fresh new collaboration between seven HKB emerging choreographers and a team of The University of Hong Kong creative writers, Ballet Classics for Children: Cinderella, a charming introduction to the world of ballet for young audiences, and BINGE-WORTHY, a dazzling collection of short videos from the HKB vaults. An exciting array of fringe activities for both adults and children will be available to view on demand, including Open Company Class, Ballet Barre Classes, the interactive Cross Training for Dancers series, MASTERCLASS! Series, ballet-blah-blah-blah, and other unexpected experiences. Get the best seat in the house safely at home, and don’t miss this extraordinary online festival with its electrifying and thought-provoking works for all ages!
As part of Hong Kong Ballet’s three-year residency at Freespace, the troupe take over Freespace with a programme of virtual ballet experiences for audiences of all ages.
This event is part of the commitment of the West Kowloon Cultural District to establish long-term partnerships with local and international arts organisations.
Festival Period: 18 March–4 April 2021
|18 March 2021 (Thursday)||10:00am||five(by)six|
|18 March 2021 (Thursday)||10:00am||Fringe activities|
|19 March 2021 (Friday)||8:00pm||The Orpheus Cabaret|
|20 March 2021 (Saturday)||10:00am||Ballet Classics for Children: Cinderella|
|21 March 2021 (Sunday)||10:00am||BINGE-WORTHY|
Except The Orpheus Cabaret, videos will be available on Hong Kong Ballet website.