|Out She Stepped, the Princess From The Ivory Tower - The Hong Kong Ballet Group Journey That Spans 50 Years
||Hong Kong Dance Yearbook 2011-2012|
Press attention flocked to the 14-year-old, Hong-Kong born Lam Chun Wing when he was admitted to the Opera National de Paris Ballet School in 2011. News coverage about him could be found not only in culture but also in local news departments, indicating the public’s interest in “ballet”. Their response to the news was a reflection of the positive association to “something good” ballet has achieved. Lam won three gold medals in 2010 Young Ballet Stars Awards, the organizer of which was the Hong Kong Ballet Group (HKBG). HKBG pioneered in bringing ballet, an art form from the West, to the Hong Kong community 50 years ago. In this article, we reviewed what drove the establishment of HKBG, its struggle and its success throughout its half-a-century journey. Ballet has come a long way from being just an elite art for a few, to becoming a representation of elegance and sophistication recognized by the society in general. It takes more than the endeavour of a single generation to do this.
For full article, please check out "Hong Kong Dance Yearbook 2011-2012"
(By last name alphabetical order)
Mrs. Joan CAMPBELL,
Ms. Pearl CHAN,
Ms. Deirdre FU,
Mr. Stephen KWOK,
Ms. Jean M WONG
Out She Stepped, the Princess From The Ivory Tower - The Hong Kong Ballet Group Journey That Spans 50 Years