The Board of Governors of Hong Kong Ballet wishes to appoint a new Artistic Director to lead the Company starting with its 2017/18 season.
Deadline for applications: 31 October 2016
One of the premier classical ballet companies in Asia, Hong Kong Ballet (HKB) is a world-class institution that represents Hong Kong’s unique character. Since its inception in 1979 HKB has grown to a company of nearly 50 accomplished dancers of different nationalities. Its strong and ever-expanding repertoire is comprised of the finest classical and neo-classical full-length ballets as well as acclaimed contemporary works created by top choreographers in the likes of Alexei Ratmansky, Nacho Duato, Jorma Elo and Fei Bo. The Company’s recent touring expeditions, including the 5-city visit to Canada and USA this past March, have gained wide critical acclaim, adding to its rising international prestige.
At the artistic helm at HKB, the Artistic Director (AD), who reports directly to the Board of Governors, is responsible for the Company’s style, repertoire, programming and brand. To fulfill the Company’s visions, the AD, through his or her inspiring artistic plans supported by an accomplished artistic staff and the Executive Director-led administrative team, will foster an environment that encourages artistic growth and community engagement.
Special Skills and Qualities
The AD should be able to elevate the Company’s artistic status by planning and executing exciting artistic programmes of international scale and standards, drawing inspirations from the Company’s illustrious past as well as Hong Kong’s unique culture.The AD must have outstanding artistic reputation, network and ability to acquire classics as well as commission exciting new works to enrich the HKB repertoire. He or she must also be able to identify and attract the best talent – from dancers to designers to choreographers who are either well-established or emerging – from Hong Kong and overseas to work with the Company. To reinforce his or her artistic leadership, the candidate should work in the studio as coach, repetiteur and/or choreographer. While his or her capacity to manage both the financial and human resources of the Company must be demonstrated, the candidate’s ability to immerse into Hong Kong’s vibrant dance sector and the local culture is an asset.
All interested candidates with suitable experience should submit application materials including a cover letter outlining your qualifications and reasons for interest in the post, a current CV, a one-page statement describing your teaching/nurturing philosophy, choreographic style and your proposed artistic vision for HKB, and a 5-10 minute video sample of choreography, performance repertoire, and/or teaching via DVD/CD or weblink to: firstname.lastname@example.org or post to the following address:
Ms. Daisy Ho
Global Search Committee
Hong Kong Ballet
60 Blue Pool Road
Closing date for application: 31 October 2016, 6:00pm (HK Time)
For further information please visit: www.hkballet.com
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