Dancing Queen (and Kings)
A group of my friends and I went down to the KL Performing Arts Centre to catch a performance which was organized by MyDance as part of their Dance Festival 2005. The centre was located somewhere in Sentul, quite near to Segambut.
Getting there was an adventure in itself, due to my friend (Dan the Man)'s error-prone navigation. Ironically, he was the only one of us who had an inkling as to where the place was, and as we all know, knowledge is POWER! So with my POWERFUL friend directing us, we managed to brave the harsh KL traffic conditions with its psychotic motorcyclists and arrive there in time, with a few minutes to spare even! Miraculous!
Break a Leg
The centre is very new, from what I've heard....and trust me when I say it looks pretty good! Too bad I forgot to bring my camera...darn it. Anyway, the building is located on a sparse piece of land and features glass-and-steel prominently in its architecture. A fusion of modern and classical, with a tinge of bohemian elements if you may. Needless to say, I was impressed.
The show consisted of several (7 I think, I lost count) separate sets featuring ballet, modern and tap dances. I had several friends who were involved in the performances, with one of them even choreographing an entire set! *wahhhhhhhh*
The dances were really good. I was really impressed with the ballerinas ability to twirl and spin so gracefully, not to mention their abiliy to stand for hours on end on their toes! Ouch! It hurts just looking at them. For me, I can stand on my toes for a grand total of 10 seconds before I collapse into a sobbing pile of quivering-legs and shattered-ego.
The modern dance was good was well, courtesy of a production/dance house known as 'Switch'. Also, due to the presence of a suitably 'powerful' female dancer, a lot of guys were left screwing their eye-balls back in after the modern dance performance, if ya know what I mean ;) As for the tap dancing, well, what can I say? Staccato beats coupled with fancy dance routines will appeal to me anyday.
All in all, I really had a good time at the show. The festival is set to go on until mid July if I'm not mistaken. Anyway, try googling for it, I'm sure you can get the necessary information if you're interested.
Oh yah, at the end of the performance,we were all required to rise to our feet and sing along to our national anthemn. I don't know about the rest, but I thought that it was way cool. Sighh, I miss Negaraku.
What a great way to end the night.