Ballet Illuminations: KLPAC

  • Ticketing Details & Synopsis

Date: 5 – 7 April 2013

Time: 5 April: 8.30pm
          6 April: 3pm, 8.30pm
          7 April: 2pm

Venue: Pentas 1 at KLPAC, Kuala Lumpur

Tickets: 5 April - RM 18 (All tickets)
                6 April matinee - RM 33, RM 18 (concession)
                6 april evening - RM 43 (All tickets)
                7 april matinee - RM 33 (All tickets)

               concession for students, disabled, senior citizens and tas members

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               early bird sale will commence on 4 March
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In this year of Singapore Dance Theatre’s 25th Silver Anniversary celebration, the Company will once again be returning to the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC) from 5 – 7 April to present Ballet Illuminations. After three years of successful performances in KLPAC, SDT has been invited back to the stage for the fourth consecutive year to perform classical and contemporary favourites from the repertoire, sharing some of the Company’s best ballets with the audience in Malaysia. Ballet Illuminations will feature a medley of inspiring and exquisite international masterpieces by world-renowned choreographers including a Classical Paquita by Janek Schergen, Artistic Director of Singapore Dance Theatre, ZIN! and Organ Concerto, both by Dutch choreographer Nils Christe and a tribal inspired piece titled Jabula by Natalie Weir, Artistic Director of Expressions Dance Company, Australia.


Paquita by Marius Petipa, Staged by Janek Schergen

Taken from the full length ballet of the same name, Paquita is a divertissement, choreography comprising a series of pas de deux and solo variations. Paquita incorporates brilliant technique in performance, and culminates in a grand coda which lends it the reputation of a ballet with great style and character. The piece features a mainly female cast with only two men, and is included in the repertoire of world‐renowned ballet companies.

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 last year’s Ballet Under the Stars. 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.

Organ Concerto by Nils Christe

A ballet of huge scoop and sweep, Organ Concerto is choreographed to Francis Poulenc’s famous music score of the same name. Organ Concerto is a piece made specially for the company by Nils Christe, showcasing twelve couples. It demands great talent and extraordinary depth, and like its score, there are dramatic bursts of movements coupled with energetic leaps and jumps. The dance strikes a balance between grace and strength, as reflected in the sharp and swift choreography, maintaining the elements of suspense and excitement throughout the piece.

Jabula by Natalie Weir

Jabula is an African word meaning “joy”. Weir’s work borrows movements from tribal dance forms, as a celebration of the dancers’ energy and spirit. A highly theatrical and explosive piece, Jabula highlights the dancers’ athleticism. Jabula uses a syncopated choral and percussive score originally composed for the film “The Power of One”, one that is all at once stunning and forceful, with powerful vocals. The dance features a cast of eleven dancers comprising five men and six women, and together they generate a stunning flow of energy, perhaps representing a rite of passage or a celebratory ritual. Jabula is also part of the repertory of the Queensland Ballet, The Australian Ballet Dancer’s company and the American Ballet Theatre Company.




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