A talented young dancer taking part in RAD Genée International Ballet Competition
A talented young dancer taking part in RAD Genée International Ballet Competition

In partnership with the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong is delighted to present an exclusive ballet performance by some of the finest young dancers from around the world in the hotel lobby on 11th and 12th August 2018. Guests will enjoy the best viewpoints of the choreographed performance while dining on a classic afternoon tea at the Clipper Lounge and the lobby lounge.

Representing thirteen nationalities, the talented dancers have been carefully selected to partake in this year’s RAD Genée International Ballet Competition which is one of the world’s most prestigious ballet competitions. The week-long event will take place at Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts and Hong Kong City Hall from 3rd to 12th August 2018. First held in Hong Kong in 2006, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong celebrates the return of Genée to the city with a pop-up ballet performance by the semi-finalists exclusively on the last weekend. To further enhance the choreographed experience, Executive Pastry Chef Yves Matthey has specially created a ballet-inspired sweet treat to be incorporated in the classic afternoon tea menu.

Hotel lobby, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
Hotel lobby, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

Clipper Lounge, Mezzanine Floor
Lobby Lounge, Hotel Lobby
Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong

11th August 2018, Saturday
from 4:15 to 6 p.m.
12th August 2018, Sunday
from 3:30 to 6 p.m.
*The ballet performance is from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. on both days

HKD 398 per person
subject to a 10% service charge.

For more information and reservations, please call +852-2825 4000 or email mohkg-restaurants@mohg.com.

About the Genée International Ballet Competition
Known simply as ‘the Genée’, it is one of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world, attracting the finest young dancers trained in the RAD syllabus, from around the globe. Candidates receive a unique opportunity to work with renowned choreographers and teachers for five days before performing at the semi-finals, and then the final, where they compete for a range of medals. The competition started in 1931, when the Adeline Genée Gold Medal was awarded to Felicity Garratt. Other medals were later added: the silver (1934), bronze (1956), and gold and silver for male dancers (1938). The Genée has taken place almost every year since, and is now a truly global event. In 2002 the RAD took the decision to hold the competition outside London for the first time, taking it to Australia where Sydney Opera House played host to a record number of candidates. Following that success, the Genée is now hosted in a different country each year.

About the Royal Academy of Dance
With approximately 14,000 members in 85 countries, the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is one of the largest and most influential dance education and training organisations in the world. Established in 1920 to improve standards and re-invigorate dance training, the Academy helps and encourages its teachers to perfect their teaching skills and pass on this knowledge to their students. There are currently over 1,000 students in full-time or part-time teacher training programmes with the Academy and each year the examination syllabus is taught to thousands of young people worldwide, with approaching a quarter of a million pupils per year going on to take RAD exams.