KL’s Hottest Young Ballet Stars!

Take Flight! Watch the first full-length performance by Balletbase, will take place from 16 to 18 March at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (Pentas 2, KLPac).

Ticket Price: RM30/=
Times and dates: 8.30pm on Friday and Saturday, 16-17 March. 3pm on Saturday and Sunday, 17-18 March.
Venue: Pentas 2, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre,Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan, 51100 Kuala Lumpur. Tickets: RM30, available from the KLPac box office http://www.klpac.com/ or (03) 4047 9000. Show length: Approximately 75 minutes, including intermission.

The program will display the talents of 24 of the brightest rising stars in Kuala Lumpur’s ballet scene, in three new contemporary ballet works choreographed by director Bilqis Hijjas.

Fireworks, a new work that will receive its world premier in this show, dazzles with its passion and technical prowess, as it explores ideas of consuming and being consumed by fire. Flowstone, which Balletbase premiered at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre in September 2006, is an elegant and graceful depiction of the tranquil interiors of limestone caves, and the drama of human explorers who come to witness these natural wonders. The final work, Flight Risk, was premiered at the Melbourne Fringe Festival in 2005. Incorporating the rich deep movements of Asian martial arts, this work is a meditation on the nature of human pilgrimage in relation to animal travel, specifically the annual migration of birds.

On Friday 16 March and Saturday 17 March, Singapore-based artists Tracy Vanderlinden and Heather Rodocker will perform a contemporary dance work as an interlude between Balletbase works. On Sunday 18 March, the interlude will be a short film about the Kota Damansara Public Park by Novista and the Malaysian Nature Society. As many of the works relate to themes of wildlife and conservation, the performance will also raise awareness about the work of the Malaysian Nature Society.