Once

20 March 2013, Phoenix Theatre, London Quietly beautiful. Subtly moving. Once won 8 Tony’s last year. It’s a bit of a mystery how it’s not selling very well in London at the moment. I think partly it’s to do with its unfortunate clash with the opening of The Book of Mormon which has gotten the … More Once

Burn the Floor – the Ultimate Ballroom Sensation

24 October 2012, Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, Hong Kong Probably the highest energy show I have ever seen. Absolutely incredible how they managed to sustain their energy levels for more than two hours of intense non-stop ballroom dancing. This show had an interesting vibe and flavour. It started off with 90s rock n’ … More Burn the Floor – the Ultimate Ballroom Sensation

London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder

27 July 2012, Olympic Stadium The most anticipated show of the year. And I feel so privileged to have experienced it live. It was phenomenal. A lot of people have been comparing it to the 2008 Beijing Opening Ceremony. But I don’t think you can really compare the two. Beijing was an incredible spectacle, showcasing militant … More London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder

Teresa Carreno Orchestra

13 October 2010, Southbank Centre Went to see the Teresa Carreno Orchestra tonight, the sibling of the renowned Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela. They were really good. Young, skilled and very passionate. Imprinted in my memory are their furrowed brows of concentration, their swaying movements along to the music and the congratulatory hugs and … More Teresa Carreno Orchestra

Pictures Reframed: Leif Ove Andsnes and Robin Rhode

4 December 2009, Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, London I love how there’s an increasing trend in producing cross-artform performances. I love it when different worlds come together. It’s a great ways-in for new audiences, getting us to engage in artforms we might not usually engage in and also stretching our imaginations, asking us to … More Pictures Reframed: Leif Ove Andsnes and Robin Rhode

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

10 March 2010, Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, London Over the years, OAE has become one of my favourite orchestras. I particularly love how they are really animated when they play. Especially tonight, I couldn’t stop watching the first chair cellist. He wore the music on his face – furrowed eyebrows when frantically bowing, raised … More Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment