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ALICE (in wonderland) Creative Ballet in Practice Project

Hong Kong Ballet

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Highlights and Objectives

  • Nine-month creative training project in ballet
  • Suitable for primary students with an interest in ballet
  • Project includes an introduction session, basic training in ballet, behind-the-scenes and costume workshops, an interactive introduction to stage technology, visits to dance rehearsal or class, and a finale performance cum sharing session
  • Participating students will take part in the production and performance of a ballet story on campus

Content

The exciting educational programme aims to cultivate students’ interest in ballet. Through an interactive series of ballet training and innovative behind-the-scenes participants will have opportunities to improve their dance technique, exercise creative thinking and enrich their performing experiences.

This year, the classic tale of Alice in Wonderland is chosen as the theme which tells a girl's adventure journey into Wonderland. As participants experience Alice in Wonderland, they will learn how to effectively use body language to express genuine emotions in performance as well as create magic with set design and props. Whether onstage or behind the scenes, students can be a part of creating and performing a mini ballet drama of this classic happily ever after fairytale for their school’s teachers, students and parents during the much-anticipated Finale Performance.

Implementation

  • September 2021 to May 2022
  • The project will run for 9 months in four phases

EventDateActivities

Phase 1:
Creative Ballet Programme Introduction Session

September 2021

Hong Kong Ballet’s Education and Community Outreach Department will hold a one-hour promotional briefing session about ballet in the school hall to assist the school with recruitment. The briefing session includes an introduction to the project, an overview of the theme, an interactive session and a video excerpt with accompanying explanation to deepen students’ knowledge of ballet and their understanding of the theme of this programme.

Phase 2:
Creative Ballet Workshop  (20 sessions)

October 2021 to May 2022

Ballet, costumes and stage technology instructors will guide the participants towards an all-round understanding of ballet. Students will learn to express emotion through body movements, make props on their own and decorate costumes with parents, explore their unlimited creativity and unleash their hidden potential, whilst to enhance parent-child relationship.

Dance Workshop (17 sessions; 1.5 hour each)

In dance sessions, students will learn basic ballet skills through creative and interactive games. They will play different characters from Alice in Wonderland in order to explore the possibilities of body movement and to practise the expressive skills of body language.

It is suggested that dance sessions should be held in the school’s dance room or activity room.

Behind-the-scenes Workshop (1 session; 2 hours)

Students are first introduced to the basic knowledge of theatrical productions. Then, they will be able to brainstorm together and unleash their creativity to build unique props and scenery during the behind-the-scenes. Their creative work will then be part of the finale performance on stage.

Costume Workshop (1 regular session, 1 parent-child session; 1.5 hours each)

After understanding the personality of each character in Alice in Wonderland, the students will be able to unleash their creativity to design and decorate costumes with their parents.

It is suggested that behind-the-scenes and costume sessions to be held in the art room.

Phase 3:

Ballet Appreciation—The (Hong Kong) Nutcracker

10 Dec 2021 (Fri) at 2:15-3:35pm
Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre


Hong Kong Ballet will perform a new classic of The Nutcracker to enrich students’ knowledge of the performing arts and to encourage creativity and the power of imagination. Combining dance movements, classical music and drama, The Nutcracker presents a timeless rags to riches story with entertaining introductory session to inspire the next generation of ballet audiences.

* Participation quota per school is 100.

Remark: The presentation of this excerpt from The Hong Kong Nutcracker will take the form of a rehearsal with a short programme introduction. It may briefly pause at times if necessary.

The Company retains the right to amend the dates and content of the programme.

Any amendment of the dates or the content of the programme is subject to further notice.

Phase 4:
Rehearsal, Finale Performance cum Sharing Session 

May 2022 (within the period chosen by the school) 

Rehearsal of Finale Performance and Costume Fitting

Schools are required to set aside a day to allow students who completed the workshops and participated in the costume and props production to try on the costumes and accessories to rehearse for the finale performance. Rehearsals will be held in the school hall.

The Finale Performance cum Sharing Session

Students will be able to use the dance and acting skills that they learned during the series of workshops and rehearsals to perform the exciting story Alice in Wonderland in the school hall, as a finale performance. After the performance, students, parents, instructors and teachers will share their experience and comments about their participation in the programme. At this time, students whose attendance rate is 80% or above will receive a certificate.

Fringe Activity (Exact date by agreement)

Studio Visit

Hong Kong Ballet will arrange for participating students to visit the studio and watch the dancers rehearsing or taking a class. Through these visits, students will learn about ballet technique and enhance their ability to appreciate ballet.

Programme Details
No. of Participating Schools6 Primary Schools
Target StudentsPrimary 1-6
No. of Participants20 – 26 students / school
Course Schedule1-2 session(s) / week Dance & Costume Workshops: 1.5 hours / session Behind-the-scenes Workshop: 2 hours / session
No. of Sessions20 sessions
Fees Payable#$420/student

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Student participating in the finale performance will be required to pay an additional $270 for the costume. Fees are on a per person basis. All fees paid are not refundable.

Application Guideline

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Enquiries

Tel:

2105 9743 / 2105 9744 (Hong Kong Ballet)
2591 1722 (LCSD)