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Chan Hon Goh brings Chinese Canadian ballet heritage to Bayview Village

Many Torontonians are celebrating the official arrival of Ms. Chan Hon Goh’s second ballet school this month. She was the first principal dancer of Chinese heritage to perform as part of the National Ballet of Canada, and her sparkling career continues to shine as she brings her art and her craft from British Columbia to Ontario.

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MAD HOT BALLET: Desert Dream featuring National Ballet of Canada's Principal Dancer Xiao Nan Yu

On the evening of June 12, 2019, guests enjoyed the final performance of beloved Xiao Nan Yu at the MAD HOT BALLET. Desert Dream at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. An inspiring evening in support of the National Ballet artists and performances, guests enjoyed dinner on stage and themed cocktails.

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Into the Unknown: The National Ballet of Canada's Principal Dancer Xiao Nan Yu

Fête Chinoise spoke with the well-known Principal Dancer of the Canadian National Ballet, Xiao Nan Yu again this month to reflect on our work together, her outlook on ballet, and her final performances next month. The winner of the Rolex Dancers First Award in 2018, she was recognized for her outstanding performance of her portrayal of Paulina in The Winter’s Tale.

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Canadian Screen Awards 2019: Multiple Nominations for OMNI's Blood & Water

Blood and Water 血與水, an original trilingual Canadian crime drama (presented in English, Cantonese, Mandarin), returned for a compelling second season in September of 2018 on OMNI Television. At the 2019 Canadian Screen Awards (The Canadian Academy), the production was nominated for Best Drama, and actress Selena Lee was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Producer and lead actress Steph Song, along with supporting actress and Hong Kong celebrity Selena Lee walked the red carpet of the broadcast gala with other brilliant artists, such as the cast of Kim’s Convenience and Amanda Brugel of the Handmaid’s Tale, on March 31st at the Sony Centre in Toronto.

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Big Dreamers: Calling for Submissions

Are you a Big Dreamer? Are you still on your way to achieving more? Have you already achieved your goals? Do you have a unique and extraordinary story to share with readers? Fête Chinoise wants to hear from you as we collect stellar stories not yet told! For a chance to have your story featured in the 5th Anniversary Edition of our magazine, fill in the form below.

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The Two Nans: Featuring the National Ballet of Canada

Written by Deirdre Kelly
Translated by Jennifer J. Lau
Photography by IKONICA

What are the chances? Two ballet dancers, both from the Chinese seaport city of Dalian, both invited to join the National Ballet of Canada immediately upon completion of their rigorous training, and both named Nan.

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