From Hong Kong to New York and beyond, find out what's happening in one of the most graceful and elegant - and punishingly hard to learn - forms of dance.

  • Mick Jagger shares his youngest son, six-year-old Deveraux Octavian Basil Jagger, with his former ballerina girlfriend Melanie Hamrick – who’s 44 years his junior
  • The 36-year-old dancer was formerly with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre, performing in Apollo and The Nutcracker, and once wrote an erotic novel ‘loosely based’ on her stage experiences

Ricky Hu Songwei, Hong Kong Ballet’s award-winning choreographer-in-residence, talks to the Post about studying in in China and New York and finding his artistic voice after switching to choreography.


Hong Kong Ballet’s new production, Sam and her Amazing Book of Dinosaurs, leans into digital technology to bring the story to life – one of the show’s collaborators explains how.

As the ballet adaptation of Laura Esquivel’s 1989 novel Like Water for Chocolate opens in New York, choreographer Christopher Wheeldon talks about its challenges and the purpose behind his work.

Principal dancers at the UK’s Royal Ballet Marianela Nunez and Vadim Muntagirov relish being in Hong Kong for two performances of La Bayadère with the Hong Kong Ballet.

‘I just couldn’t imagine how they’d do ballet to Black Sabbath,’ says the band’s guitarist, Tony Iommi, of Black Sabbath – The Ballet, a project by Birmingham Royal Ballet under its artistic director, Cuba’s Carlos Acosta.

Guillaume Diop, the 23-year-old first black ‘etoile’ dancer in the Paris Opera, talks about early discouragement and how he’s proud of being a symbol due to his ethnic background.

The Ukraine flag flew outside the London Coliseum for the show, which aimed to raise US$130,000 for the UK Disasters Emergency Committee collective of charities.


Hong Kong Ballet principal dancer Ye Feifei tells Kate Whitehead about her introduction to dance in Shenyang, China, the thrill of The Nutcracker, and how she’s risen to the pinnacle of her profession.

Hong Kong Ballet’s profile has never been higher and, despite the pandemic setting back its international ambitions, the company is set to wow the city with its upcoming production of The Nutcracker.

From family panto Jack and the Beanstalk to seasonal ballet favourite The Nutcracker, there’s plenty of stage favourites for all the family across town in December

South Korean ballerina Sae Eun Park joined the Paris Opera Ballet in 2011, and her ascent to its top rank comes as ballet faces calls for more inclusion.

Fairy tale characters such as Puss in Boots and the White Cat will make appearances in the Hong Kong Ballet’s performance of The Sleeping Beauty for four days in October.

Neon signs, bamboo scaffolding, kung fu, Tybalt a triad boss – Hong Kong Ballet’s Romeo + Juliet looks stunning. Some of the drama is lost, however, and the dancing was patchy.

The artistic director of the Hong Kong Ballet tells Kate Whitehead about growing up in the Bahamas, ditching law for dance, and the joy of parenting during the pandemic.

Hong Kong ballerina Erita Chen went to perform for a charity in South Africa last year, and was stuck there six months in a coronavirus lockdown. Seeing life in townships there made her an advocate for gender equality.

British choreographer Matthew Bourne talks about where he got his ‘Big Ideas’ for reimagining classic ballets The Red Shoes, Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella and Swan Lake, films of which are being shown in Hong Kong and New York.