Category: Dancing / Ballet

A thousand orchids and Swan Lake…

Such sunny weather in Paris this week. It’s a very calm week for me, not much work from business school, and no rehearsals in the afternoon. But I don’t know why I am feeling a little under pressure and tired. After working a little…

The day of my first performance

Finally, much to our surprise and joy, the company finally arranged two different casts for the ballet Les Noces of the program Cherkaoui/Goecke/Lidberg. We had a stage dress rehearsal last Friday afternoon, and knowing well that our first performance will be on Monday, I…

Première on the new year of the PIG!~

Yesterday was the first day of Chinese New Year. First of all I wish everyone Kung Hay Fat Choy! Good Health and Joy! It is also the day of the Première of the mixed contemporary program Cherkaoui/Goecke/Lidberg at Palais Garnier. I didn’t dance yesterday…

Giant roses on stage!

Yesterday, we moved from the studio to the stage. The ballet that we are going to perform  in a week is a new creation by Pontus Lidberg, with the music of Les Noces by Stravinsky. It is very impressive to see big roses dropping…

Home sweet home ~ Photos of La Dame aux Camélias……

Chun is on vacation in Hong Kong, enjoying some precious time with his family and friends in his hometown. That us probably explains why he’s less active here….. Here are all the photos taken during the last production at Opera Garnier, La Dame aux…

End of La Dame….

Tonight was the last show of La Dame aux Camélias. This series of 19 performances have actually been quite enjoyable. Chun also had the honor to wear Manuel Legris‘ (Famous French Etoile dancer) costume for this production! The rehearsals which started in August 2018…

Pointe shoes training and sewing…

Pointes shoes, the ultimate symbol and cliché of classical ballet and reserved for female ballerinas, is often a fascinating technique and savoir-faire. Not only is the technique of going on pointe extremely painful and difficult, choosing the right pointe shoes, learning this technique correctly,…

More photos from La Dame aux Camélias

Tonight was the 11th performance out of the 19 performances of La Dame aux Camélias that we haven in December! So we’ve done more than half of it! Chun’s partner is such a sweet person who always have a very positive and serious attitude…

Assemblés – Attilio Labis

This morning, Chun went to POB’s men’s 11:30 class by Mr. Attilio Labis, Etoile and renowned ballet teacher of the Paris Opera. Mr. Labis said, after we’ve done our assemblé exercice in the centre: “- Il y a deux types d’assemblé, les assemblés qui…

Photos – La Dame aux Camélias

Chun does not really like seeing himself in photos/videos, but here are some of the recent photos by Isabelle Aubert, in the Red Ball and Golden Ball of La Dame aux Camélias, Palais Garnier.

Première finished~

This Première of La Dame aux Camélias is over. My replacement in the Bal Doré went quite well, even though it was not perfect, but I am satisfied, so is my new partner I guess. This ballet is full of partnering, and changing partner…

Show started…

I am now in the quick change area at the backstage, just finished the Red Ball (the most difficult part for me in the ballet), waiting to do the Golden Ball in Act 3. There’s one difficult step in the Red Ball. Every time…