Christ­mas cracker

Hong Kong Tatler - - Concierge -

he hong kong bal­let’s pop­u­lar Nutcracker Christ­mas Ben­e­fit re­turns on Sun­day De­cem­ber 6 for its sev­enth fun-filled edi­tion. Or­gan­ised by the Bal­let Guild (whose mem­bers are pic­tured above) and staged at the Is­land Shangri-la, the fan­tas­ti­cally fes­tive day of en­ter­tain­ment will in­clude brunch, auc­tions, art and craft work­shops, an in­stant photo booth, bal­loon twist­ing, face paint­ing and a per­for­mance by chil­dren clad in mini Nutcracker cos­tumes. There will be a silent auc­tion for an ex­clu­sive Nutcracker Bar­bie and Ken set in­spired by the beloved char­ac­ters at the cen­tre of the pop­u­lar bal­let. An­other 230 lim­ited edi­tion Bar­bie dolls will be avail­able to pur­chase as sou­venirs. Pro­ceeds from the day will go to the bal­let com­pany’s Dancers’ Spon­sor­ship Fund to pro­vide phys­io­ther­apy ses­sions, new pointe shoes, dancers’ train­ing and ed­u­ca­tional ex­changes.

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