“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


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


‘Seated Ballerina’ Sculpture

"Seated Ballerina" sculpture by Jeff Koon; photo by Balletomanehk

Recently I spotted a giant inflatable nylon sculpture in the middle of Rockefeller Center, New York, where the giant Christmas tree usually stands in the winter season. This 45-foot-high sculpture is named “Seated Ballerina” and is the work of Jeff … Continue reading


ABT’s Whipped Cream and David Hallberg’s Comeback on the New York Stage

"Whipped Cream" by American Ballet Theatre, curtain call, May 22, 2017 - Balletomanehk.com

What a festive evening at the Metropolitan Opera! The American Ballet Theatre opened its Spring season with Alexei Ratmansky’s “Whipped Cream.” Everything about this ballet is sweet… a big crowd pleaser for sure—especially popular among kids but no one can … Continue reading