Asian ballerina highlight: Yu-yao Liu of The Hong Kong Ballet

One of Asia’s premiere classical ballet companies, the Hong Kong Ballet is gaining international recognition as a world-class institution that represents Hong Kong’s unique character. The first company in Asia to perform Nacho Duato’s eloquent Castrati, the company brings this ballet to The Joyce stage along with work by Krzysztof Pastor, the Artistic Director of Polish National Ballet, and Fei Bo, Resident Choreographer of the National Ballet of China. The Dance Enthusiast had the opportunity to speaking with one of the company’s principal dancers Yu-yao Liu.

Yu-yao Liu of the Hong Kong Ballet. Image courtesy of the Company.

Yu-yao Liu of the Hong Kong Ballet. Image courtesy of the Company.

TDE: Do you believe that the world of ballet faces an issue with diversity?

Yu-yao: The world is facing many different and interesting issues. I believe that as long as the foundation of the arts isn’t destroyed, things should move foward with time… More and more audiences are accepting of and enjoy modern ballet. And many traditional Chinese dancers are now looking to basic ballet training to improve their skills and shapes.

Read the full interview here.

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