Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Let's Dance!

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.

Encore, encore

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.


Blogger pooh said...

Oh when on my youth exchange trip to Nihon-go, I lost my brains in paradise and during some AMBASSADOR speech I had to sing the anthem on National TV LIVE FEED in Japan. I kept repeating the lines, forgetting the lyrics, restart the song, while sweating profusely in my suit while the winter outside was -11 C.

Yes. When we are in ULTIMATE PARADISE; we lose our senses.

Harikiri Bunny.

Now you know why I wanted to die when the Japanese complained to my local Lions club about my indecent stint at Tokyo

12:27 AM  
Blogger pooh said...

Indecent as in. Be a slob, watch TV, shop till I was in debt, dye my hair BRIGHT yellow, buy overpriced leather boots, buy electronics and not clean up the laundry and dishes. Nothing else, really.

*grins sheepishly*

12:29 AM  
Anonymous Bernice said...

I think you've completely forgotten who I am, huh??? If I remember correctly you promised to "keep in touch"? You haven't been keeping or touching. Naughty, naughty.

3:18 AM  
Blogger Bernard Yong said...

bernice : Hey, fancy seeing you here. How r u doing...hahah. And yes, I know i said 'keep in touch'...sorry the lapse on my part. Add me on msn, yahoo messenger or something ler :)

9:28 AM  

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