BY Nick Walton on 3 Jun 2024

Simpson Marine recently welcomed VIP guests to a private studio visit before the premiere of Swan Lake.

Hong Kong Ballet and Simpson Marine recently co-hosted an exclusive event that blended the worlds of ballet and luxury yachting. Guests of Simpson Marine had the unique opportunity to watch the last rehearsals of the world premiere of the dazzling new production of Swan Lake from San Francisco Ballet Resident Choreographer Yuri Possokhov before its grand performance, which took place at the Grand Theatre of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre.

Simpson Marine recently welcomed VIP guests to a private studio visit before the premiere of Swan Lake.

Behind-the-Scenes Experience

The private studio visit gave guests an up-close look at the magic of dance. The dancers glided across the floor with dedication and skill, showcasing their intricate footwork and emotive expressions. It was a rare opportunity to see the inner workings of this captivating art form with the show introduction by the Artistic Director and the choreography directions given by the Masters throughout the rehearsal.

Simpson Marine recently welcomed VIP guests to a private studio visit before the premiere of Swan Lake.

A Toast to Artistry

Following the rehearsal, distinguished guests gathered at a cocktail reception. Among those present were Septime Webre, the renowned ballet director of Hong Kong Ballet; Lui Cabrera, Coryphée of Hong Kong Ballet; Yuri Possokhov; and Constantine Allen, principal dancer from Dutch National Ballet. This intimate setting allowed attendees to connect with the brilliant minds behind the show’s production.

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Fusion of elegance

The collaboration between Hong Kong Ballet and Simpson Marine exemplifies the fusion of elegance and creativity. Just as a yacht glides gracefully across the water, the dancers move with precision and grace. Both worlds share a commitment to excellence, meticulous attention to detail, and a passion for beauty. This partnership celebrates the arts, bridging the gap between land and sea, movement and stillness. It stands as a testament to the enduring allure of ballet and the power of collaboration.

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