Reviews & Coverage – S

Scotch Symphony

The Suzanne Farrell Ballet

Chan Hon Goh
“But disbelief was mostly suspended here, lost in the elegant devotion of Ben Huy’s Scotsman and the merry, sweet-tempered performance of Chan Hon Goh, a long time principal with the National Ballet of Canada who bears a faint but potent resemblance to Margot Fonteyn. Ms. Goh brought a fleeting, old-style perfume to the role of the sylph, and the lyrical quality of her dancing… Chan Hon Goh, a true ballerina whose impeccable classical schooling and experience dancing a traditional Romantic repertory amplified her performance as she lead in Scotch Symphony. With a soft jump, stylish ports de bras, a gutsy attack and secure balances in which she appeared arrested in flight, Goh was marvellous in this divertissement with variations on Romantic themes.”

Serenade

The Suzanne Farrell Ballet

Chan Hon Goh
“Serenade’s moonlit journey included superb performances from the entire cast, but most notably from Chan Hon Goh, of the National Ballet of Canada, for whom the words “tensile delicacy” seems to have been invented.”

Sleeping Beauty

National Ballet of Canada

Chan Hon Goh
“Chan Hon Goh and Aleksander Antonijevic were both exquisite as Princess Aurora and Prince Florimund, she the consummate ballerina, he the quintessential danseur noble.”
Chan Hon Goh
“With fine work from the flawless Chan Hon Goh as Princess Aurora…”
Chan Hon Goh
“Chan Hon Goh and Aleksander Antonijevic were a picture- book couple, porcelain in motion in the ballet’s central roles. In their, perfect pristine beauty, they suggested the awakening of a spiritual love embodying the purest romantic intentions.”
Chan Hon Goh
“For the excerpt from the classic Sleeping Beauty, Chan Hon Goh danced the part of Princess Aurora with Guillaume Cote as Prince Florimund. Goh was light and eminently graceful with attention to details from fingertips to facial expressions.”
Chan Hon Goh
“Fans of purely classical ballet will like the showy and high-spirited pad de deux from Sleeping Beauty, with Chan Hon Goh as an elegant and rapidly spinning Princess Aurora, with that great swan dive towards the floor, and Guillaume Cote, whose perfect landing on a spinning jump took the breath away, as Prince Florimund .
Chan Hon Goh
“…an irrepressible hummingbird of a dancer… with her light easy jumps, playful musicality, her elegant line and her daring balances, she’s already an Aurora to remember.”
Chan Hon Goh
“Chan Hon Goh gave a spirited, light hearted performance distinguished by some impossibly prolonged one-foot balances in the famous pas de deux…”

Swan Lake

National Ballet of Canada

Chan Hon Goh
“(Goh is) a dancer of enviable poise and quicksilver movement, who even tossed doubles into her fouette sequence in the black swan pas de deux.”