July 20, 2012
The Hong Kong Ballet's program reflects its diverse makeup with three wide-ranging pieces.
The majority of the company is Chinese, but there are a few European and North American dancers.
The choreographers on the program, meanwhile, hail from Canada and the Netherlands.
The company's director is Madeliene Onne, a Swede.
"Symphony in Three Movements," staged by Dutch choreographer Nils Christe, is driven by Igor Stravinsky's pulsing score.
Christe expertly choreographs the large cast to create an abundance of stark images.
"Black on Black" is a cooly glamorous 2011 piece choreographed by Canadian-born Kinsun Chan.
In "Black on Black," the women's leotards and the men's tops are black with flesh-colored geometric designs.
In Canadian-born choreographer Peter Quanz's 2010 "Luminous," dancers portray various shades of young romance.
The tactile acrobatics of "Luminous" have dancers slipping, climbing, and jumping under, over, and around each other.