Dream of the Red Chamber – San Francisco Opera + HK Arts Festival

17 March 2017, Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Pleasantly surprised! Really enjoyed watching this production. Have to admit, I had my reservations about yet another Westernized interpretation of Dream of a Red Chamber – especially after the disaster that was the Hong Kong Ballet production back in 2013. It is not an easy job to have to … More Dream of the Red Chamber – San Francisco Opera + HK Arts Festival

Pina Bausch: Cafe Müller / The Rite of Spring

10 March 2017, Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Pina Bausch is famous for not outwardly attaching meaning to her work. She gives audiences the room to interpret. And Cafe Müller is one of those pieces that you can’t watch without feeling compelled to make sense of it. It’s feeling sad, feeling worn down by the repetition of … More Pina Bausch: Cafe Müller / The Rite of Spring

Bayerisches Staatsballett II – Mixed Bill

21 February 2017, Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Bayerisches Staatsballett II – Bavarian State Ballet II. Nice to see the younger generation taking a step towards a different ballerina body type. A healthier and a stronger muscular physique. This company is the younger training company of the Bavarian State Ballet and they definitely dance with more eagerness. … More Bayerisches Staatsballett II – Mixed Bill

The Makropulos Case

23 February 2017, Hong Kong Cultural Centre Great show by the National Theatre Brno with an interesting premise. Czech composer Janáček’s most famous work, interpreted from Karel Čapek’s play. I went in with no expectations. It’s not often that I watch opera (still learning how to appreciate the artform), but when I do, I often enjoy it because … More The Makropulos Case

La Bayadère

18 February 2017, Hong Kong Cultural Centre Arts Fest is back! And today’s performance inspired me to blog again. Hehe, let’s see if I can keep this up. My first time seeing both  Bayerisches Staatsballett (Bavarian State Ballet) and La Bayadère. A ballet with magnificent moments, a beautiful set with stunning costumes… dancers with incredible skill… … More La Bayadère