A great passion for dance was showcased at the charity ballet performance by students of Dance Centre, a ballet academy in Ipoh, through the production of Giselle.
With sleepless nights from dance teachers for the past few months, support of parents, generous sponsorship from well-wishers and of course dedication of students, the charity event managed to raise a sum of RM130,000.
The amount raised was donated to Yuk Choy High School (SUWA), alma mater of the event organising chairperson, Ms. Goh Siew Ying.
The evening provided an opportunity for students of the academy to showcase their passion for dance, displaying skills that they had learned over the year. The curtain raiser was a series of dances according to cultures, seasons, elements and a couple of Jazz numbers.
Soon, it was time for Giselle, headlined by dance student Nikki Yeoh. With a small, peaceful village as its setting, Giselle tells of a young peasant girl caught in a triangular love. She was in love with Albrecht but the gamekeeper, Hilarion, was smitten by her.
Unbeknownst to Giselle, Albrecht is a nobleman in disguise engaged to Princess Bathilde. Hilarion tries to inform her that she is being deceived but she would not listen. When she finally finds out about Albrecht’s true identity and deceit, she goes mad and dies of sadness and shock.
This fourth production of Dance Centre involved more than 130 students from 9 to 18 years old.
Since its inaugural fundraising charity ballet performance in 2008, Dance Centre has continued to host ballet productions biennially to raise funds for different causes.
Event: Charity Ballet Performance: Giselle
Venue: Auditorium RTM, Ipoh
Date: 4th Dec, 2016
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