Publicity

Chan Hon Goh
“My initial goals were to be a clear, technically excellent dancer. But now I am going more deeply into the very essence of dance and I am falling more in love with it. I am discovering more personalities that can exist for me, finding ways of creating flesh and blood beings from the raw material of character…

After all the repetition and the rehearsal our vocabulary remains basically the same. But what makes ballet more than a sport is the way we develop a character. That is what makes dance live and breathe. One’s own personality adds to what occurs on stage, the dancer and the character become one…

Personal happiness has a way of feeding creative energy, building maturity, allowing you to truly live life.”
Chan Hon Goh
“I try to forget about the person and forget about which role he is playing and not concentrate on myself either, but try to get out of my persona and into the character I am playing. It is hard when you don’t feel that connection with your partner it really becomes work. Though you have to be serious and develop artistry it is also important to laugh at yourself.”
Chan Hon Goh
“I am tiny in terms of light weight and not so tall, but I don’t think I am tiny in my movement or proportion.”
Chan Hon Goh
“What some people don’t realize is that it is a very physical art form. In performance you’re dancing full out for two and a half to three hours. Stamina is definitely a thing to keep working for…

"For that ballet to really work, the characters have to be believable, although some dancers would disagree. For me it is about playing different roles. That is the magnetism that attracts me to ballet. It gets me though the long days, the physical pain.”
Chan Hon Goh
"Whatever the ballet is I always find something I love about it. I have to love it before I can make the audience love it.”
Chan Hon Goh
“Coming from a family of artists – My father Choo Chat is my teacher and my mentor, my uncle, Choo San, was a choreographer and my aunts Soo Kim and Soo Nee are both dancers – It is almost as if I have this artistic life line in my blood! And the warmth of their support surrounds me each time I perform and it gives me the will to always do better.”
Chan Hon Goh
“My father was the key influence in developing my love towards dance.
In cultivating my passion to perform in-depth research of character, attention to detail and to never stop improving myself at every stage of my life.”
Chan Hon Goh
“Dancing has to come from the heart, you cannot force it in anyway.”
Chan Hon Goh
“Ballet consumes so much of my time. It’s not a nine to five job, nor can I drop it when I’m on vacation. That is, not if you want to make something of yourself in dance. It requires that kind of commitment.”