Corey Baker’s collaboration with Hong Kong Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet

Corey Baker’s collaboration with Hong Kong Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet

Award-winning Birmingham based choreographer Corey Baker has collaborated with Hong Kong Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet for Birmingham’s Chinese New Year 2020 celebrations.

A new, live, short dance work (approx. 4 mins) created by Corey Baker will see Hong Kong Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet dancers perform together for the first time. This international collaboration celebrates and welcomes Chinese New Year as part of the Chinese New Year festivities in Birmingham co-produced by The Chinese Festival Committee Birmingham and Birmingham Hippodrome.

Following the live premiere performance there will be the world premiere of Corey Baker’s latest dance film, Lying Together, shot on location in Hong Kong featuring acclaimed dancers from Hong Kong Ballet. This 4-minute film, with music by renowned band FKJ, shares breath-taking scenes of choreography performed on some of the highest skyscrapers in Hong Kong.

A Q&A with choreographer Corey Baker and dancers will take place after each performance.

This 20-minute experience will take place on Sunday 26th January at 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm in The Patrick Studio at Birmingham Hippodrome. Please visit Birmingham Hippodrome’s website to book your free ticket now: https://www.birminghamhippodrome.com/calendar/chinese-new-year-2020/

This event is a partnership between Corey Baker Dance, Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham Royal Ballet and Hong Kong Ballet and is funded by Arts Council England, Southside Bid and West Midlands Growth Company.

  • Choreographer: Corey Baker
  • Producers: Corey Baker Dance and Anne Beresford
  • Dancers – Live Performance: Gus PAYNE, Haoliang FENG, Forrest Rain OLIVEROS
  • Dancers – Film: CHEN Zhiyao, Amber LEWIS, LI Jiabo, MA Renjie, Forrest Rain OLIVEROS
  • Music: FKJ