16 & 17 MAY, PENANG PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE
Singapore Dance Theatre will return to Malaysia this May to share their love and passion for dance with the Malaysian audience, through Ballet Illuminations. After four consecutive years of successful performances at Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac), SDT has been invited back to present a selection of classical and contemporary favourites from the repertoire, with two additional performances for the first time at Performance Arts Centre of Penang (penangpac). Ballet Illuminations (penangpac) is a joint collaboration between Singapore Dance Theatre and penangpac.
SDT will perform in stage 1 at penangpac on 16 and 17 May (Friday and Saturday) at 8.30pm. This performance is made possible with the support of YTL Corporation Berhad, National Arts Council, Singapore and penangpac.
Allegro Brillante by George Balanchine
Choreographed in 1956, Allegro Brillante by George Balanchine demonstrates the dramatic possibilities inherent in pure dance when coupled with the Russian romanticism of Tchaikovsky’s score. The music’s vigorous pace makes the steps appear even more difficult, but the ballet relies on strong dancing, precise timing, and breadth of gesture. Balanchine once said of the ballet, “It contains everything I know about the classical ballet in 13 minutes.”
Don Quixote pas de deux
The third-act grand pas de deux from Don Quixote is one of ballet’s most spectacular variations. This excerpt includes the thrilling boy-versus-girl coda in which Kitri whips off her famous 32 fouettes. The pas de deux features choreography after Marius Petipa and is danced to music by Ludwig Minkus.
Absence of Story by Toru Shimazaki
Toru’s initial concept for this piece was to create a visual array of movements to accompany the music of Brahms. This particular piece of music is so powerful that he simply wanted to react honestly to it. Absence of Story is danced to the music of Brahms, and is a stirring piece without story or words in hope of not causing distraction to the beauty and the power of music. Toru Shimazaki is the chief professor of the dance department at Kobe College and has created works for many international companies including Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, The Royal Flanders Ballet, Polish Dance Theatre, Colorado Ballet, Grand Theatre de Geneve and Introdans.
ZIN! by Nils Christe
Featuring a cast of seven dancers, ZIN! by Nils Christe is an upbeat and lively piece that is bubbling with humour. Danced to the music of Serra Pelada from the album Powaqqatsi by Philip Glass, the dance explores the use of canon and repetition. Both quirky and playful, ZIN! was a huge hit at the company premiere during Ballet Under the Stars in 2012. This piece will most definitely amuse and entertain, teasing smiles and laughter from the audience. ZIN! was created for Introdans and was first performed in 1997.
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Title : Ballet Illuminations [penangpac]
Date : 16 & 17 May 2014
Venue : stage 1, Performing Arts Centre of Penang (penangpac)
Time : 8.30pm both performances
Ticket prices : All tickets RM 43
Ticket Offer / Pricing
Early-Bird Sale (28 March – 11 April 2014)
20% discount off standard price tickets
RM43 = RM35
Package of 4 tickets
RM43 = RM140 (original price at RM172)
YTL Platinum members
25% off standard price tickets
RM43 = RM33
With every booking of 10 tickets, 1 complimentary ticket will be provided for the chaperone teacher. Please contact Alexander @ +6012-437 0283 or email to [email protected] (applicable for any price range / date)
(All tickets are inclusive of RM3 ticketing handling charges)
Call or Walk-in: penangpac (+604 899 1722 / 2722)
Address : Level 3A, Quay One, Straits Quay, Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang, Tanjung Tokong, 10470 Penang.
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Website : www.penangpac.org