Celebrities Shine in Cartier High Jewelry & Watch

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AT THE 53th GOLDEN HORSE AWARD IN TAIWAN

Taipei, TAIWAN.  As the 53th Golden Horse Awards is officially launched, we are thrilled to announce that 5 celebrities wore Cartier High Jewelry Collection and Watches for this evening red carpet.

 

Glashutte Event In Central Hong Kong

With the launch in the spring of 2016 of its manufactory Calibre 36 – the heart of the new Senator Excellence line – Glashutte Original held a media luncheon today in Central Hong Kong.

Mr. Thomas Meier, CEO of Glashutte Original and Mr. Dieter Pachner , VP Sales of Glashutte Original flew all the way from Germany to give a warm welcome to media friends, celebrating the launch of the two latest timepieces – the SENATOR EXCELLENCE PANORAMA DATE and the SENATOR EXCELLENCE PANORAMA DATE MOON PHASE.

Mr. Meier said, ‘For more than 170 years, Glashutte Original has been striving for the highest standards and constant innovation in the German art of watchmaking. We have created a culture of excellence with passion, perseverance, rare skills and experience, which are all reflected in each of our timepieces. From that we have gained global reputation, and have been delighting connoisseurs of the high art of watchmaking around the world.’

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Dior Beauty Celebrates ‘the Art Of Color’ With Peter Philips In NYC

The house of Dior unveiled “DIOR, THE  ART OF COLOR”at a private party and exhibition at the Milk Building in
New York City.

Christian Dior Parfums celebrated its passion for color during a  private event for “Dior, The Art of Color.” During the party, guests walked amongst the beautiful images created by the major makeup names  behind the fashion house : Serge Lutens, Tyen, and Peter Philips,  current Image and Creative Director for Dior Makeup.

More than 300 guests enjoyed the vibrant tribute to a house that always known that color makes women happy. Peter Philips (Dior Image Director for Make-Up), Bella Hadid, Jerry Stafford (author), Marc Ascoli (Art Director), and Richard Burbridge (photographer) attended the party.
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Additional guests, all dressed or made up by Dior, included : HAILEY BALDWIN, SOKO, LAURA HARRIER, MELINA MATSOUKAS, DAWN-LYEN GARDNER, LEIGH LEZARK, HARLEY VIERA-NEWTON, MIA MORETTI, CHELSEA LEYLAND, NIKKI PENNIE, MARIANNA HEWITT, SITA ABELLAN, JASMINE SANDERS, MAARTJE VERHOEF, LINDSEY WIXSON, JULIE HOOMANS, AMANDA GOOGE, MARYNA LINCHUK,
DAPHNE GROENEVELD, JESSIE BLOEMENDAAL, YASMIN WIJNALDUM, WALLETTE
WATSON, JUANA BURGA, BRITT MAREN, ESTEE RAMMANT, ELLEN ROSA, JING WEN,
LAURA WINGES AND LUISANA GONZALEZ

JINJUU INTRODUCES A HOST OF EXCITING NEW WINTER KOREAN THEMED COCKTAILS BY MEXICAN MIXOLOGIST, EDGAR SANTILLAN

Jinjuu’s very own Mexican Maestro, Edgar Santillan has become well known around Hong Kong for his unique flair and personality when it comes to mixology. With years of experience working at London’s renowned Mexican restaurant, La Bodega Negra and Casa Negra, he has honed his craft to perfection. At Jinjuu, Edgar has mastered the art of concocting creative cocktails infused with Korean flavors and guests will soon be indulged with a host of new cocktails soon.
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With Korean ingredients and creative new presentation styles, Edgar and his bartending team has now introduced 9 exciting new Korean-themed cocktails. Each cocktail will delight guests with their playful characteristics and surprising twists in flavor. Only available in the Hong Kong branch of Jinjuu, the team will be offering new drink options such as the Flavour & Fortune (HK$130), In A Nutshell (HK$145), Mustard Sally (HK$120), Koffein (HK$130) and Busan Bound (HK$125). Another option is When In Foam (HK$130), a cocktail that delivers warm and rich flavours that are perfect for the winter season with H by Hine cognac, pear, vanilla, fresh yuja, apple sauce, cinnamon and bespoke elderflower foam. After a long night out around town, the 50 Shades of Kale (HK$125) may provide some relief from a hangover with its combination of ocho blanco, Hwayo 41, fresh kiwi juice, pineapple juice, Kamm & Sons, kale & ginger and aromatic bitters. The Sugar Daddy (HK$130) delivers the four unique flavour profiles of sweet, savoury, sour and bitter in each sip as it mixes mescal, hibiscus liquer, aloe vera, omijacha, lemon and aromatic bitters.

Fans of Jinjuu’s signature cocktails do not have to fret as the restaurant will continue to offer their nine amazing selections such as the White Rice Negroni, Soju Sour, K-Pop Pornstar, Spiced Kimchi Mary and the Lychee Lover. Guests who love a good drink are always in for a treat at Jinjuu with the genius mixologist, Edgar, behind the bar.

Guests who prefer non-alcoholic options are in for a treat with 2 new mocktail options on the menu. The Bori-Cha (HK$80) is a soothing drink with aloe vera juice, pineapple, caramel, lemon and dill. In addition, Jinjuu will be offering two new types of craft beers and one new type of draught beer for beer lovers to enjoy alongside the food that they order.

Jinjuu’s Seoul Hour takes place every Monday – Saturday from 4-8pm and you can also enjoy 5 new, fresh Seoul Hour cocktails priced at HK$50 such as Bolasaeg Spritz and the Ningmeng & Juzi.

Address: UG/F, 32 D’aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong
Email: info@lkfgroup.com
Website: www.jinjuu.com/hk /
Tel: 3755-4868

World-Famous New Year’s Eve Fireworks Set to Light Up Sydney

Plan your visit and make the most of vantage spots and parties across the harbour city

Sydney is one of the most spectacular places in the world to celebrate New Year’s Eve, thanks to its world-famous fireworks that light up locations across the city. Destination NSW reveals some of the best vantage points for visitors to welcome in the New Year from family-friendly viewing at Darling Harbour, to ticketed events at Taronga Zoo, and grassy spots along the Harbour foreshore.

A new timelapse video showcasing the fireworks from last year’s celebrations has been released today, giving visitors a taste of what’s to come when the city lights up to welcome in 2017.

NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres said, “As the first major city in the world to ring in the New Year, Sydney’s famous midnight fireworks attracts eyes from across the globe, but nothing beats witnessing our harbour city’s New Year’s Eve first-hand.

“With Sydney such a popular destination for visitors for New Year’s Eve, we know that local hotels, restaurants and cafes will book out fast, so I encourage those planning to come to Sydney to welcome in 2017 to pre-plan and book their travel in advance to make the most of all the great events and activities on offer”, said Mr. Ayres.

Destination NSW Chief Executive Officer Sandra Chipchase said, “New Year’s Eve is a magical night in Sydney, attracting visitors from across the country and the globe. With many locations across the harbour foreshore to view the fireworks, as well as festivities and parties to experience, celebrating New Year’s Eve in Sydney is another great reason to book a holiday to NSW.”

Plan for your best New Year’s Eve celebration yet with Destination NSW’s round up of some of the best Sydney locations to welcome in 2017:

FREE VIEWING LOCATIONS:

CIRCULAR QUAY

Free entry to reserved areas – site opens at 9:00am

East Circular Quay covers the strip of promenade between Circular Quay Station and The Sydney Opera House, and is always a popular viewing spot for all the action on the Harbour. Visitors will get good views of most areas of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Harbour.

For those wanting to be close to the Sydney Opera House, arrive early to nab the best seat in the house. The Sydney Opera House is always one of the first vantage points to reach capacity on New Year’s Eve, but is also one of the best views in town.

DARLING HARBOUR

Free entry – site opens at 11:00am

Sydney New Year’s Eve at Darling Harbour will offer visitors a program full of free entertainment for the whole family to enjoy, with Cockle Bay set to be one of the most exciting locations to ring in 2017.

From 7pm, see a spectacular light and fire show, and enjoy the party atmosphere before fireworks ignite the sky at 9pm and again at midnight. Darling Harbour is a great option for families but will fill up quickly so get down early to secure a spot on the foreshore.

MRS MACQUARIES POINT (ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS)

Entry with a gold coin donation – site opens at 10:00am

If you would like a family-friendly, grassy vantage point with panoramic views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House and city skyline, you can’t go past Mrs Macquaries Point in the Domain. This area is a non-ticketed public viewing area; however there is a gold coin donation if you would like to enter. This site will have food and licensed beverage vendors available, with visitors also welcome to pack a picnic.

MCMAHONS POINT

Free entry – site opens at 12:00pm

Blues Point Reserve is a fantastic location to catch all the New Year’s Eve action. Head to this location early in the day to grab a spot to see the western façade of Sydney Harbour Bridge and the skies above light up. This site fills up fairly quickly due to being one of the best vantage points in Sydney, so get down early to secure your spot

TICKETED EVENT LOCATIONS:

Listed in order of price:

BARANGAROO RESERVE

Tickets start at $29.50 for adults – site opens at 6:00pm

Barangaroo Reserve is a great location to watch the fireworks, with excellent views of Sydney Harbour Bridge’s western face, in addition to displays from multiple barges positioned across the Harbour from Balmain to Goat Island and Balls Head Point.

The spectacular sloping lawns at Barangaroo mean that in additions to fireworks, visitors will get superb views of the sunset over the Harbour while enjoying a picnic dinner and drinks, followed by the 9pm and midnight fireworks. This is a family friendly event with roving performers entertaining visitors throughout the evening.

TARONGA ZOO

Tickets start at $190 for adults – site opens at 3:30pm

This NYE at Taronga Zoo is extra special as the party caps off Taronga’s Centenary Year of celebrations. On Sydney’s North Shore, guests planning to see in the New Year to the warbles and squawks of night-time Zoo creatures can choose between a banquet dinner, a cocktail party or a family-friendly zoo lawn picnic experience, both offer great views back towards the city.

All proceeds from ticket sales help Taronga continue their vital conservation work and breeding programs.

BENNELONG LAWN, ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS

Tickets start at $329 for adults – site opens at 7:00pm

Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden is home to some of the NYE’s most popular events. Lawn with a View is held on Bennelong Lawn, above the Sydney Opera House and is a standout, premium event with a relaxed, fuss-free picnic style set up. This secluded harbourside location guarantees outstanding views across the Harbour.

PANASONIC JAGUAR RACING TO MAKE FIA FORMULA E RACING DEBUT IN THE HONG KONG ePRIX

Panasonic Jaguar Racing will make its FIA Formula E debut in the season, opening race will be in Hong Kong’s iconic Central harbour-front district this Sunday.

The British manufacturer is hoping to extend its successful motorsport legacy that dates back to the 1950s by entering a full manufacturer two-car team in Formula E, the all-electric single-seater series that brings racing to the heart of some of the world’s greatest cities.

Beginning in Hong Kong, British driver Adam Carroll, 33, and New Zealander Mitch Evans, 22, will race Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s first all-electric Jaguar racecar, the I-TYPE, in the 14-round series which will conclude in New York in July 2017.

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Jaguar’s Formula E programme will create tangible R&D benefits for the electrification of future Jaguar Land Rover road cars and is designed around the team’s founding principle, Race to Innovate.

Formula E races last 50 minutes and include a mandatory pit stop, in which drivers switch to a second car adding another element to the exciting competition. Drivers face unique challenges in Formula E as they have to manage battery consumption and regeneration of the battery to maintain charge throughout the race.

Manufacturers can design their own powertrains, which includes the motor, transmission, inverter and the rear suspension. Common components across all teams include the carbon fibre chassis and battery to help control costs. The focus is on developing electric vehicle powertrains.

Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s I-TYPE features an MGU (Motor Generated Unit) with a maximum power output of 200kW and runs at 20,000rpm at a maximum speed of 140mph. Power is delivered via a paddle shift sequential gearbox.

Beyond its all-electric concept, Formula E is also unique in the world of motorsport for its choice of venues. Every round, bar one in Mexico, takes place on street circuits, in the centre of major cities. Track action, including practice, qualifying and racing, takes place in a single day, apart from at the two-day double-header races in New York and the season-finale in Montreal.

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James Barclay, Panasonic Jaguar Racing, Team Director said: “This is a proud day for the whole of the Panasonic Jaguar Racing team. We’ve worked very hard and tested endlessly to prepare for our debut here in Hong Kong. We are here to race but we’re also here to innovate and to inspire. We will race hard from the start but our expectations are in check as we respect our competitors who have a two-year head start in the series. We’ve learnt a great deal from our pre-season test and development programme, but there is nothing like real race experience to give us an understanding of what we need to achieve our potential – and it all starts on Sunday. We can’t wait to return to the track!”

British Adam Carroll, 33, brings speed and experience to Jaguar in a career that has included multiple single-seater championships including A1GP, IndyCar and GP2. He has also successfully carried out the bulk of Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s Formula E testing duties.

Adam Carroll said: “It is a historic moment for Jaguar as a team to be embarking on this new journey in electric racing. As a driver, I am really looking forward to getting out on track. There is nothing quite like Formula E and I’m looking forward to refining how we approach the race weekends and seeing the benefits of each improvement as we reach our potential. We have a big opportunity to inspire fans around the world and reach the next generation of EV drivers in new and innovative ways. As drivers, we are here to race but it is important to remember why we are here and the legacy of our Formula E programme in writing a new chapter in Jaguar’s history.”

At 22, Mitch Evans is the youngest driver on the Formula E grid but brings experience far beyond his years to Panasonic Jaguar Racing. With multiple karting and open-wheel championship titles to his name including the 2012 GP3 Championship, Mitch is a young driver with proven race credentials.

“In just two seasons, Formula E has established itself as a real drivers’ championship. It has probably the most competitive driver line-up in the world and includes many ex-F1 and IndyCar drivers and a lot of current FIA World Endurance Championship drivers. The championship also offers some of the most thrilling racing in the world. We have a lot to learn in the season ahead but rest assured we will be racing hard. It has been my dream to be a works driver and I can’t wait to put on the Jaguar overalls on Sunday!”

Find out how Jaguar is returning to racing on their official press website:
http://media.jaguar.com/news/2016/09/jaguar-returns-racing-i-type-adam-carroll-mitch-evans-ho-pin-tung-and-panasonic

L’Oréal Paris celebrates Gold and Paris Fashion Week at the Gold Obsession Party

To celebrate a new beauty season as Official Partner of Paris Fashion Week, Cyril Chapuy, President of L’Oréal Paris, hosted yesterday a party at “La Monnaie de Paris” in the heart of the city.

The Gold Obsession party gathered fashion A-list and the L’Oréal Paris spokes during a gold-drenched night. The extended L’Oréal Paris family was in attendance, as were various spokesmodels such as Luma Grothe, Leila Bekhti, Xiao Wen, Barbara Palvin, Alexina Graham, Soo Joo Park, Liya Kebede, Irina Shayk, Karlie Kloss, Doutzen Kroes, Natasha Poly, Lara Stone, Kristina Bazan, Alexina Graham, Thylane Blondeau and brand ambassador for L’Oréal Paris Men Expert Lucky Blue Smith.

Guests was stepping onto the gold dance floor of the Mert & Marcus #GoldObsession campaign while California-borned rapper Mykki Blanco performed, guests also enjoyed DJ sets by Parisian duo Polo & Pan and a set up by Arnaud Roth.

Cyril Chapuy greeted an impressive list of guests: Marie Ange Casta, Gabriel Day Lewis, Elena Perminova, Natalia Vodianova, Naomi Campbell, Olivier Rousteing, Kris Jenner, Corey Gamble, Paolo Stella, Soko, Constance Jablonski, Hoffit Golan, Sara Sampaio, Daphne Groeneveld, Hailey Baldwin, Helena Bordon, Mykki Blanco, Ines Rau, Miss Fame, Hari Nef, Romain Duris, Lola Le Lann, Rose Bertram, Christina Pitanguy, Jasmine Sanders, Les Twins, Aaron, Cindy Bruna, Alice Belaidi, Tyler Hoechlin, Petite Meller, Polo & Pan, Ellen Von Unwerth, Mathieu Cesar, Sofia Resing, Cindy Bruna, Ahmed Drame, Karidja Kouré, Billy Hell, Anna Ewers, Michael Lockley, Magda Laguinge, Carolina Parsons, Milutin Gatsby, Nicola Peltz, Will Peltz, Erica Pelosini, Crystal Renn, Lolita Jacobs, Hugo Becker, Katlin Aas, Lindsey Wixson, Lais Ribeiro, Aline Afanoukoe, Cheryl Cole, Eleonora Carisi.

The Gold Obsession party was only one of the highlights of L’Oréal Paris’s strong presence into Paris Fashion Week. For the Spring/Summer 2017 season, L’Oréal Paris once again supports fashion creativity and pushes beauty’s frontiers across the realms of fashion, digital and retail.

From September 28th to October 5th, L’Oréal Paris partners 16 shows on the official fashion calendar, setting Spring/Summer 2017’s beauty influences and trends and turning PFW gold with a star-gazing #GoldObsession party.

Pushing fresh-from-runway beauty further, right before PFW, L’Oréal Paris launches the all-new version of its revolutionary app Makeup Genius 2.0. and marks a milestone with the opening of the first L’Oréal Makeup Designer Paris boutique in France (62 rue Caumartin 75009), a live showcase for the brand’s makeup artistry.

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VEUVE CLICQUOT & THE BRILLIANT WORLD OF TIM BURTON

Something fantastic and frightful is brewing this Halloween. From the champagne house that is known for painting the town yellow comes an extra-special Yelloween treat. The House of Veuve Clicquot celebrates the season with a special collaboration with “The World of Tim Burton”, bringing to life the genius of Tim Burton, for Yelloween parties with a twist that promise to surprise and delight.

Visionary film director Tim Burton is best recognized for his acclaimed list
of whimsical blockbuster movies including Edward Scissorhands (1990),
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), Big Fish (2003), and
Alice in Wonderland (2010). Stretching beyond his array of award-winning
films, Tim Burton is an extremely talented artist, illustrator, and author
who expresses his personal views of the realistic world through his dark
humor and imaginative works. Presenting Burton’s phenomenal creativity and exceptional vision, “The World of Tim Burton” is a multimedia exhibition that brings visitors into his eccentric world of visual imagination.

Ahead of the exhibition opening in Hong Kong this November, Veuve Clicquot celebrates this spirit of quirky creativity by providing a sneak peek into Tim Burton’s surreal world this Yelloween.

In anticipation of the upcoming exhibition, Veuve Clicquot celebrates with a series of “Yelloween by The World of Tim Burton” events taking place on 28 and 29 October 2016 at Hong Kong night spots including Dragon-I, Tazmania Ballroom, Bungalow, Flint at the JW Marriott and Tott’s at the Excelsior. Bringing the weird and the wonderful from “The World of Tim Burton” to life, Veuve Clicquot’s Yelloween parties will provide the perfect backdrop for revelers to immerse themselves in the amazing and peculiar while sipping champagne.

Keeping the imagination going; Veuve Clicquot is proud to be the official champagne sponsor of “The World of Tim Burton” exhibition at ArtisTree in Taikoo Place. Presented by TAO, the exhibition will take visitors on a journey through Burton’s creative world via nine thematic sections that examine his extensive career. The exhibition is open to the public from the 5th November 2016 to the 23rd of January 2017.

For Full Listings of Yelloween Events, follow @VeuveClicquotHK on Instagram and Facebook. For further information on ‘The World of Tim Burton’, please follow:

Website: Facebook page:

www.TheWorldOfTimBurton.hk www.facebook.com/TimBurtonHK/

#VeuveClicquot #Yelloween #TimBurtonHK #TheWorldOfTimBurtonHK

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AQUA BLOOMS WITH BOTANICAL HANGING GARDENS OF KYOTO POP-UP

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BOTANTICAL SCENT-STATIONS AND #HANGINGGARDENSOFKYOTO TANQUERAY No. TEN COCKTAILS FROM 22nd SEPTEMBER – 21st OCTOBER 2016

(Hong Kong, 22 September 2016), From today until the 21st of October cocktail lovers can experience a new urban drinking experience under a colourful canopy of vines and florals – the Hanging Gardens of Kyoto – installations popping up at Central’s most stylish rooftop Armani/Privé and at chic penthouse cocktail lounge aqua spirit at One Peking.

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At Armani/Privé, the glamourous pop-up garden blooms with its very own whimsical swing – #hanGINataqua – and interactive scent stations which allow guests to discover their own individual taste profiles and enjoy a personalised cocktail with Tanqueray No. TEN with blended botanicals.

For more information or for reservations at aqua:

aqua
29+30/F, One Peking, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong T: 3427 2288
www.aqua.com.hk

Armani/Privé
3/F, Landmark Chater, Central, Hong Kong T: 3583 2828
www.armaniprive-hk.com

aqua Kyoto
5th Floor, 240 Regent St, London W1B 3BR, United Kingdom T: + 44 20 7478 0540
www.aquakyoto.co.uk

Royal Academy of Dance’s Prestigious Genée International Ballet Competition Returns to Australia

The Royal Academy of Dance’s (RAD) prestigious Genée International Ballet Competition returns to Australia in 2016 with the final to be held at the Sydney Opera House on 11 December 2016. As the annual flagship event of the Royal Academy of Dance, the competition attracts the world’s finest young dancers aged between 15 to 19 years old and culminates in a final to be judged by David McAllister, Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet, Kevin O’Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet, and Francesco Ventrigilia, Artistic Director of the Royal New Zealand Ballet.
Now in its 85th year, the Genée International Ballet Competition is named after RAD’s first president, Dame Adeline Genée, and is renowned for launching the professional careers of young ballet dancers. Past medalists, including Australia’s Steven McRae who is currently a Principal of The Royal Ballet UK, have gone on to join celebrated companies around the world including: The Australian Ballet, The Mariinsky Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, National Ballet of Canada, English National Ballet and The Royal Ballet UK.

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Artistic Director of Queensland Ballet and Royal Academy of Dance Vice President, Li Cunxin, said: “The Genée competition provides gifted young dancers such a unique opportunity to learn from the best, showcase their skills and develop as dancers. It is so much more than a competition and offers great insight to young dancers about how the industry works, allows them the opportunity to meet and learn from their peers and to work with some of the world’s best teachers, coaches and choreographers.”

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Australia was the first country outside of the UK to host the Genée in 2002, a year that saw a record number of candidates compete and the gold medal awarded to Steven McRae. The decision to return to Sydney in 2016 is in recognition of Australia’s long commitment to the Genée. Australia has produced outstanding candidates every year, including last year’s silver medal winner, 15-year old Lania Atkins and bronze medal winner, 15-year old Makensie Henson.
As one of the most prestigious dance competitions in the world, the Genée provides pre-professional dancers who have passed the RAD Advanced 2 examinations the opportunity to receive world-class coaching with renowned choreographers and teachers. This year’s Commissioned Choreographer, appearing at the Genée thanks to sponsor Energetiks, Tim Harbour, Resident Choreographer of The Australian Ballet, has created choreography specifically for the Genée which will be revealed for the first time in the competition final. Candidates also get to showcase their own choreography as part of the competition with the chance to win a Choreographic Award, sponsored by Mondor.

The competition boasts an esteemed faculty including Lynn Wallis OBE, Artistic Director of the Royal Academy of Dance, Adrian Burnett, New Zealand-born Australian Ballet Leading Soloist & International Guest Teacher, and Fiona Tonkin, Artistic Associate & Principal Coach of The Australian Ballet.

All candidates are automatically Semi-finalists; having already achieved distinction in the RAD’s highest vocational graded examination to qualify for entry. The Semi-finals will be held from 7-9 December 2016 in Sydney and then the Final on 11 December 2016 will be held at the iconic Sydney Opera House.

In the lead up to the Genée International Ballet Competition, the RAD also hosts the Genée Dance Challenge, open to all dancers studying with an RAD registered teacher and residing in the country that the Genée is taking place that year. This year’s Dance Challenge is sponsored exclusively by Bloch© Australia and is an exciting platform for young Australian dancers to take what they have learned through RAD exams and their regular dance classes and showcase it in a theatrical setting in a mini Genée experience.

The 2016 Dance Challenge began with an Australian state based competition, from which the winners will go on to represent their state in the Dance Challenge finals held in Sydney on 10 December. The state winners will also get the exciting opportunity to watch the Genée Final at Sydney Opera House on 11 December. To enter the Dance Challenge candidates must be at the level entered as at 1 January in the year they’re applying for and must not have taken the exam by 1 July. For full details on each level’s entry requirements or to purchase tickets to the Dance Challenge final visit: http://www.rad.org.au/achieve/the-genee/genee-dance-challenge.

Genée International Ballet Competition – Sydney

• Friday 2 December – International Genée candidates arrive in Sydney

• Saturday 3 – Tuesday 6 December Coaching

• Wednesday 7 – Friday 9 December – Semi-finals at the Concourse, Chatswood

• Sunday 11 December at 6.30pm – Final at The Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House

Who can attend the Genée International Ballet Competition: Everyone

Booking: https://www.rad.org.uk/genee_tickets

Prices: From $88

Venue: The Semi-finals will be held at The Concourse in Chatswood from 7–9 December, with the Final taking place at The Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, on 11 December 2016 at 6.30pm.

Royal Academy of Dance is indebted to its 2016 sponsors and supporters: Bloch© Australia, Mondor, Energetiks™, Harlequin Floors, International Dance Supplies, The Dame Margot Fonteyn Scholarship Fund and members of the Genée Circle.