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Stage rehearsals with live musicians…

Writing this in the wings just before a stage rehearsal of our new production Les Noces. It is very exciting to discover Stravinsky’s music played by live orchestra and singers. Advertisements

Archiving memories, in the form of an unsent letter.

A letter to Pauline. Behind this unsent letter is a painful memory. Memory of a difficult time that made Chun overcome his fears, that made him learn and face his weakness seriously and bravely. This letter was never meant to be sent to Pauline,…

Hot bath thoughts…

Remembering the time when we would be fascinated by the simple effect of salt crystals melting into water… Time goes by and a year later, we would not bother giving it a glance……. Do fascinations, passions and wonders in life eventually fade, taken for…

2019!

2018 had been a very important year for Chun. Full of ups and downs, challenges and emotion, he went though the most revealing and shocking moments imaginable. It made him learn so much, and grow. It is a year to remember. Now he sees…

Christmas!

On Christmas Eve, after a nice usual dinner at home, Chun peered out from the window…. In the building facing him, he could barely listen to some laughters, Christmas carols, and he could recognized nicely decorated tables ready for Christmas dinners, Christmas trees and…

Racism – part 2

With all the cultural and language barriers, racism could be a natural phenomenon. Supposedly, it’s easier to talk with someone who speaks the same language as we do. With the cultural differences, we have different centres of interest, and different subjects of conversation. Thus,…

Racism – part 1

Somehow, Chun was asked about racism today. This is his 8th year in Paris, at the moment when he was asked about this, he didn’t know what to say. Years of experience in France turned everything into banality. In short, he got used to…

Reading thoughts…

During this busy non-stop performance period, reading is particularly enjoyable. Is it really the period? or is it simply the book? Chun enjoys reading this third book of Kevin Kwan’s famous trilogy Crazy Rich Asians very much. He would read this before bed, until…

Routine and Internal dialogue – La Dame aux Camélias

16:00 – (in the studio Petipa) Just finished the rehearsal with Pontus Lidberg, a Swedish choreographer who is  creating a new piece for us. The “research” and the working process is fun and much enriching. But hey, don’t overtire yourself, remember that you’ve a…

Soirée Parisienne

Today is Chun’s day-off. He took the time to rest and to let his body recover, to prepare himself for tomorrow’s rehearsals and performance. He was also invited to a soirée parisienne in the evening, which made him a little nervous at first, because…

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…