Dancing Up a Storm
THE HONG KONG BALLET BALL
Reto Renggli Flora Zeta Cheong-leen, Yvette Yung and Mira Yeh The sounds of happy chatter filled the foyer of the Grand Hyatt as the crowd, smartly dressed in black and white, sipped on Perrierjouët champagne in anticipation of the entertainment awaiting beyond the ballroom doors. Anne Wang-liu, Peter Cheung and Victoria Law-ha were just a few of those looking their monochromatic best for the annual Hong Kong Ballet Ball, which was sponsored by luxury watchmaker Jaegerlecoultre. Once the gathering moved into the ballroom proper, ballet chairwoman Daisy Ho mounted the stage, flanked by co-chairs Mira Yeh and Janice Chan-choy, to kick off the evening with a welcoming address.
The evening’s entertainment included not one but three performances by the company’s dancers. The first was Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker. Then came White vs Black, a piece choreographed by Yuh Egami and performed by Ge Gao and Chen Zhiyao. However, the final performance, Still Lives, stole the show. Ricky Hu’s choreography Ming Ho-tang and Yvette Ho Clive Owen and Janek Deleskiewicz