It takes a lot to upscale the beautiful urban landscapes of Hong Kong, so we have to give props to the Hong Kong Ballet. To promote its upcoming 2018/2019 season, the company worked with renowned advertising photographer Dean Alexander and creative agency Design Army to create a series of vibrant images featuring dancers frozen in gravity-defying poses in front of skyscrapers, restaurants and temples. Somehow, they manage to outshine the colorful backdrops, which include the Kowloon skyline and Aberdeen’s Jumbo Seafood restaurant. The photos appear in a brochure for the new season – appropriately titled “Never Stand Still” – which was curated by new artistic director Septime Webre, former artistic director of the Washington Ballet. It kicks off on July 18 with a production of “ALICE (in wonderland).” Other highlights in the coming months include “The Great Gatsby,” “Le Corsaire” and “The Nutcracker.” The award-winning Hong Kong Ballet was founded in 1979 and today has nearly 50 dancers from Hong Kong, Australia, Europe, the US and other parts of Asia. Its repertoire includes full-length ballets, classical and neo-classical works, contemporary ballets and abridged classics for children. For the full 2018/2019 Hong Kong Ballet schedule, visit their website. If the above images are anything to go on, this team of dancers will not disappoint.