Reviews & Coverage – E-H

Firebird

National Ballet of Canada

Chan Hon Goh
“Goh’s gorgeous, lighter-then-air technique deliciously captured the delicacy of the bird.”
Chan Hon Goh
“In this revival the lovely Chan Hon Goh made a particularly flightly Firebird.”
Chan Hon Goh
“Chan Hon Goh is mesmerizing as the hypnotic Firebird with her desperately beating wings.”

Giselle

National Ballet of Canada

Chan Hon Goh
“(Goh is) a seasoned artist capable of combining the precision, skill and technique of a lifetime’s training with every ounce of the artistry, grace and passion it takes to transform a dancer into a leading lady.”
Chan Hon Goh
“It was a magical evening, she seemed to defy gravity in her jumps, and on her many balances en pointe she hung weightless in the air.”
Chan Hon Goh
“Chan Hon Goh and her Albrecht, Zdenek Konvalina, gave greater dramatic intensity than one would have imagined possible. It is most of all Goh and Konvalina who give a contemporary audience a reason to believe in the redeeming power of love through their stirring performance.”
Chan Hon Goh
“French Romantic ballerinas cultivated a gravity-defying lightness that Goh, with her easy buoyancy (a quality known in ballet as baallon), embodied particularly well.”
Chan Hon Goh
“Vancouver raised and trained Chan Hon Goh performed the eponymous role. At the peak of her considerable technical and expressive powers at age 38, Goh has a seamless performance that revealed deeply worked original choices. Her silent star approach was matched by Guillaume Cote’s naturalistic reading of Albrecht… Goh achieved an effect seldom realized, a ghostly girl floating through space, briefly caught mid-air. But the evening was Goh’s, transformed from the skinny kid who won all the prizes into a mature artist of depth and authenticity.”
Chan Hon Goh
“Chan Hon Goh came home to Vancouver this week and scored a triumph as Giselle. Willowy and weightless, she claimed ownership of the role that one critic has called the ballerina’s Hamlet, but whose first act is more akin to the demise of Ophelia. Goh was guileless and winsome off the top, went heartbreakingly mad by intermission, and returned in the second act as a ghostly vision whose feet seemed rarely earthbound.”

Giselle

Singapore Dance Theatre

Chan Hon Goh
“She is blessed with an exotic natural beauty and a porcelain fragility which cleverly disguises her great pliancy and strong technique. Her musicality shines forth in her lyricism and she made an enchanting peasant Giselle and an ethereal but warm-blooded spirit.”