The annual school performance of my ballet school in Hong Kong took place this weekend in Shatin Town Hall. I didn’t perform this time because I wanted to recover from my slightly torn calf muscle. So I only assisted Miss Wong during the rehearsals and watched from the audience.
This was the second time for me to watch Stars of Tomorrow from the audience. I danced on stage the other times. Now that I have more experience in ballet and have watched different kinds of shows, I found this performance very impressive! The young students (aged around 4 – 7) had an extraordinary discipline, musicality and professionalism on stage. Although they are very young, they could form different patterns and danced together. I cannot even imagine the work behind! Congratulations to all the teachers! The main characters (Jeremy Chan, Hoi-ying Lee, Tin-lam Chan) danced beautifully and they were all very charming on stage.
For most of these students, they have only got two chances per year to perform on one of the biggest stages in Hong Kong. I could feel and see the passion when they were preparing for this show and when they were dancing on stage. This passion was very strong, and they all cried when the curtain came down yesterday night: their summer intensive program that they enjoyed so much was finished and they will soon return to their normal routines. I used to be one of those who cried A LOT, especially during the stage party after the performance. I used to be hugging every guest teacher and asking them for a picture…….
Time has passed. My summer holiday will very soon be passed too. One more week before I start my second season in Paris!