Cracker of a Party

Hong Kong Tatler - - Faces -

One of the high­lights of the Nutcracker Christ­mas Ben­e­fit was a per­for­mance by young­sters, many of them the chil­dren of vol­un­teers on the or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee, dressed in cos­tumes mod­elled on those worn by the mem­bers of the Hong Kong Bal­let in The Nutcracker. The silent and live auc­tions were also pop­u­lar events at the eighth edi­tion of the ben­e­fit, which was held at the Is­land Shangri-la. One lot, a pri­vate les­son with one of the bal­let com­pany’s dancers, saw some of the 380 guests locked in par­tic­u­larly spir­ited bid­ding. Pro­ceeds from the af­ter­noon went to the Hong Kong Bal­let Guild, with a por­tion ear­marked for the Dancers’ Spon­sor­ship Fund, which pro­vides dancers with reg­u­lar phys­io­ther­apy, new pointe shoes and over­seas ex­changes.

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