“Jewels” at Lincoln Center Festival : A Joyous and Innovative Celebration of Balanchine’s Ingenuity

"Jewels" at Lincoln Center Festival 2017 - Curtain Call - Balletomanehk.com

It took me two days to calm down from the excitement of having watched the opening performance of “Jewels” at this year’s Lincoln Center Festival in New York. In celebration of the ballet’s 50th anniversary, three of the world’s top … Continue reading


ABT’s ‘Onegin’: A Feast for the Eyes and the Heart

Alessendra Ferri taking the bow after her awesome performance

Last week I treated myself to two performances of “Onegin” by the American Ballet Theatre. Never have I seen the same ballet back to back like this, and I wouldn’t have done so if it wasn’t for the super stellar … Continue reading


Eifman Ballet’s ‘Tchaikovsky: The Mystery of Life and Death’

Eifman Ballet: Tchaikovsky: Pro et Contra--Curtain Call at New York City Center - Balletomanehk.com

What a wonderful performance of “Tchaikovsky: The Mystery of Life and Death” by Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg! The company has just concluded its tour in New York at the City Center as part of its North American tour to … Continue reading


Restless Creature: A Review of the Documentary and Q&A with Wendy Whelan

"Restless Creature," a documentary about Wendy Whelan, former NYCB Principal Dancer - Balletomanehk.com

This past Saturday, I went to see a documentary about former New York City Ballet Principal Dancer Wendy Whelan, the acclaimed ballerina known for being the greatest American ballet dancer of our time. I remember seeing her perform in “Dances … Continue reading


Q&A with ABT Principal Dancer Alban Lendorf

Alban_Lendorf, Principal Dancer of ABT - Balletomanehk.com

Two days ago I had a fun evening with fellow ballet lover Jia to see the wonderful American Ballet Theater Principal Dancer Alban Lendorf in a Q&A session. It was quite enlightening as he explained to the audience how the Bournonville … Continue reading


ABT Extras Audition

ABT Extras Audition - Balletomanehk.com

Last weekend I went for an audition for extras for the upcoming performances of “Le Corsaire” with ABT. For the female roles, they were looking for people of slender build under the age of 30 but I wanted to challenge … Continue reading


Another Class at Steps and My Renewed Attempt at Front Split

Front Split - Balletomanehk.com

Ballet is addictive. No doubt about it. Last week I went to class three times after being on hiatus for the longest time… Two days following a Rommett Floor Barre class, I went back to Steps on Broadway to take the adult … Continue reading