London-based dancer-choreographer Arunima Kumar said she’s ‘elated’ to be performing the traditional Indian dance form with her troupe for the British monarch’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.


With performance venues closed until the eve of the festival’s opening and Covid-19 spreading fast in the city, festival organisers have made an early call to cancel or postpone most in-venue performances.

Hong Kong-born ballet dancer Lam Chun-wing talks to the Post about his journey to becoming the first Chinese member of the Paris Opera Ballet and the opportunity an injury he recently sustained presents.

Katya Virshilas is known in Britain as a dancer, choreographer and TV personality, and now she is adding a sting to the Hong Kong scene with Ballroom Bees

For its 50th edition, the festival will present some ambitious local commissions in the absence of visiting international performers, including a Sun Yat-sen musical and an ‘immersive opera’.

Hong Kong setting for Act One of the ballet and tongue-in-cheek cultural references will endear this production to city audiences for years to come.

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.

In China, some local governments are raising the number of fitness programmes available to the disabled, as well as investing in facilities and instructors.


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.

Blackpink’s Lisa and Jay Park already know how talented their choreographers and backup dancers are, but now the rest of the world is catching on thanks to Street Woman Fighter and more survival shows


Hong Kong has seen a reported 90,000 people leave in the past year, and the dance production looks at the issues surrounding people’s decisions to stay or go.

Asian-American dancer Marisa Hamamoto, who set up a dance company open to anyone – disabled and able-bodied – explains why she wants to dismantle stereotypes.

The Sisters Mao by Irish novelist Gavin McCrea interweaves the experiences of Mao Zedong’s actress wife with that of two thespian sisters in 1968 London. He explains what drew him to Jiang Qing’s story.

Afrobeats stars Yemi Alade and Patoranking are fans of Anisha Thai’s Afrodance videos on Instagram, she’s been a coach on French TV reality show Les Anges and won a TVB contest – now she’s quit her Hong Kong day job to devote herself to dance.

William Forsythe’s installation in Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District encourages visitors to move through a field of moving pendulums to create their own choreography.

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.

High jewellery is a stunning platform for evoking various art forms – whether Van Cleef & Arpels’ graceful ballerina clips or Graff’s Inspired by Twombly collection

George Balanchine’s beloved ballet Jewels was inspired by Van Cleef & Arpels’ gorgeous gemstones ... so it’s only appropriate that the luxury jewellery brand is supporting Hong Kong Ballet’s performance for Le French May 2021

A dance trio from Hong Kong watched their city in turmoil but could not get a sense of how it felt until they returned and gained fresh inspiration. An illustrator looked to its most famous son for inspiration.


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.

Tai Kwun’s six-week arts festival focusing on local talent includes a titillating dance performance about sex, string quartets, Cantonese theatre and an immersive play.