Reviews & Coverage – M-P

Madame Butterfly

National Ballet of Canada

Chan Hon Goh
“As Cio-Cio San, the tragic Geisha at the heart of the story, Chan Hon Goh seems born to this role, filling it with innocence, grace and yearning.”
Chan Hon Goh
“As Cio-Cio-San--- the Madame Butterfly of title--- Chan Hon Goh can add another triumph to her already impressive resume with the company, partnered here by Van Der Wyst in a graceful and convincing turn as the story’s ugly American B.F.Pinkerton.”
Chan Hon Goh
“Goh was luminous as she invested the tragic heroine with a dignity that rose above the dance itself…”
Chan Hon Goh
“Outstanding in Madame Butterfly was Chan Hon Goh who stole the show with her performance as Cio-Cio-San.”

Mozartiana

The Suzanne Farrell Ballet

Chan Hon Goh
“Chan Hon Goh, a ballerina on loan from the National Ballet of Canada, is as different a dancer from Farrell as can be imagined – light, delicate, a born Giselle, with none of Farrell’s wild, off-center power. Yet she’s always found a way to make roles created on Farrell her own. There’s a shy, visible joy in her dancing, which was appropriate here (after a thoughtful Preghiera) and the third and fourth solos of the Theme et Variations, especially, were beautifully danced.”

Onegin

National Ballet of Canada

Chan Hon Goh
‘Goh, dancing with William Marrie, was a Tatiana who wore her heart on her sleeve. Her emotional intensity in the final bedroom scene bordered on hysteria, but this frenzy only electrified her already energetic dancing.”