A Night Of Ballet & Dances (1988)

Synopsis

Production Information

  • Production / Presenting Company:The Kuching Ballet Academy
  • Date:2 – 3 April 1988
  • Total Showing:2; NB: A total of 18 individual pieces were performed. Below are the dance items.
  • Venue:Sunny Hill School Auditorium, Kuching
  • State:Sarawak

Individual Dance Items

Item #1

  • Title:We Build The City 我们建造了这座城市
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    This is a jazz ballet. The steps vary. They combine classical ballet, jazz as well as variety of the modern dancing. This dance is well-liked by audience of different ages.

  • Choreographer:Tan Wan Lee
  • Category:Ballet
  • Other Information:

    [Song Sung by]:Starship

Item #2

  • Title:Scottish Dance 苏格兰舞
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    A Scottish folk dance. The music is cheerful & the dance steps are simple but vary in many formation – a like by all ages.

  • Choreographer:Tan Wan Lee
  • Category:Ballet, Scottish Dance
  • Other Information:

    [Organ played by]:Tan Wan Lee

Item #3

  • Title:Carmen 卡门
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    This is a dance with its setting in Spain. Several girls dance in an arena to boost the confidence and courage of the matador (bull fighters)

  • Choreographer:Tan Wan Lee
  • Category:Ballet
  • Other Information:

    [Music]:”Hook On Classic”

Item #4

  • Title:Cotton Vest 棉袄
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    This is a children’s dance. Each of the children, wearing a new garment made by her mother, looks happy and contented. In the dance, the children appreciate the love showered on them by their mothers & elders.

  • Choreographer:Tan Wan Lee
  • Category:Ballet, children dance
  • Other Information:

    [Song Sung by]:Dancers of the Kuching Ballet Academy
    [Piano played by] : Tan Wan Lee

Item #5

  • Title:Emperor’s Waltz 帝王华尔兹
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    A classical ballet choreographed to the immortal music of Johann Strauss. Interesting formations of partnership by male & female ballet dancers.

  • Choreographer:Tan Wan Lee
  • Category:Ballet
  • Other Information:

    [Music]:Johann Strauss

Item #6

  • Title:Do Rei Mee
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Based on one of the songs in the “Sound of Music”. This is a simple dance for the children. It aims at promoting children’s love and understanding of music.

  • Choreographer:Tan Wan Lee
  • Category:Ballet, children dance
  • Other Information:

    [Song Sung by]:Julie Andrews
    [Music from] : “The Sound of Music”

Item #7

  • Title:Ribbon Dance 红绸舞
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Red silk symbolises peace & prosperity. It is the best decorative material during festivals & New Year. The many patterns created by the red silk symbolises happiness & good future.

  • Choreographer:Tan Wan Lee
  • Category:Ballet, ribbon dance
  • Other Information:

    [Music]:Wong Cheng

Item #8

  • Title:Getting To Know You 让我们做朋友
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    This is an extract from the famous musical “The King & I” by the late Yul Brynner & Deborah Kerr. The king of Siam engaged an English teacher from England to teach English to his many children. When she arrives at the Royal Court of Siam, She seems to be enjoying herself after getting acquainted with young Princes & Princesses.

  • Choreographer:Tan Wan Lee
  • Category:Ballet
  • Other Information:

    [Song Sung by]:Deborah Kerr
    [Music] : “The King & I”

Item #9

  • Title:Music Box Dancer 音乐盒舞蹈员
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    A dance arranged to the comtemporary music of Frank Mills.

  • Choreographer:Tan Wan Lee
  • Category:Ballet
  • Other Information:

    [Music]:Frank Mills

Item #10

  • Title:Viva Vivaldi 意大利舞
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    A gay light dance with styles & costumes evoking the italian Renaissance period.

  • Choreographer:Tan Wan Lee
  • Category:Ballet

Item #11

  • Title:Japanese Dance 日本舞
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    A Japanese fan dance. The Japanese maidens dance in Kimono, depicting their gentle and dignified character.

  • Choreographer:Tan Wan Lee
  • Category:Ballet, Japanese Dance
  • Other Information:

    [Music]:NHK, Japan

Item #12

  • Title:Tomorrow Will Be Better 明天会更好
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    This modern ballet is arranged and based on the theme of a popular song “Tomorrow Will Be Better”. Calling people all over the world to stop the senseless fighting and exalting them to stretch a helping hand to those in need and to build a better world tomorrow.

  • Choreographer:Tan Wan Lee
  • Category:Ballet
  • Other Information:

    [Song Sung by]:A group of singers from Taiwan

Item #13

  • Title:Seven Brides For Seven Brothers 七兄弟与七新娘
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    From movie “Seven Brides For Seven Brothers”. In the village party, young men and women invite one another to dance. This dance is presented by seven couples.

  • Choreographer:Tan Wan Lee
  • Category:Ballet
  • Other Information:

    [Music from]:”Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”

Item #14

  • Title:Czardas 独舞:土风舞
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    From the famous ballet “Coppelia” by Delibes. A solo performed at Swinlda’s Wedding.

  • Choreographer:Tan Wan Lee
  • Category:Ballet
  • Other Information:

    [Music]:Delibes

Item #15

  • Title:Fan Dance 扇舞
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    A Chinese folk dance. The girls dance with fans in their hands during festive seasons. The music is lively & entertaining, depicting the happy mood of the occasion.

  • Choreographer:Tan Wan Lee
  • Category:Chinese folk dance, fan dance

Item #16

  • Title:Korean Bell Dance 韩国铃舞
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    A korean court dance. With little bells in their hands, the girls dance to entertain the guests.

  • Choreographer:Tan Wan Lee after Kang Lee Guek & Choo Fook Soon
  • Category:Ballet
  • Other Information:

    [Music]:Korean Folk Lyrics

Item #17

  • Title:Concerta 协奏曲
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    This dance is choreographed to the tune of the music. It requires skill, technique and agility. Concentration is essential for the dancers in order that the dance movements and music can become one.

  • Choreographer:Tan Wan Lee
  • Category:Ballet
  • Other Information:

    [Music]:Vivaldi

Item #18

  • Title:Circus 马戏团
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    The dancers imitate the action & movements of the characters & animals in a circus performance.
    (a) Clown Dance  小丑舞
    (b) Horse Dance  小马之舞
    (c)Snake Dance  蛇舞
    (d) Soldiers‘ Dance  玩具兵士舞
    (e) Gymnastic  软体操
    (f) Penguine Dance  企鹅舞
    (g) Ballerina  芭蕾伶娜
    (h) Finale  谢幕舞

  • Choreographer:Tan Wan Lee
  • Category:Ballet

Credit

  • Lighting Designer:Giam Ann Kee
  • Set Designer:Chan Poh Boon
  • Production Crew:Backstage Crew: Goh Yong Uh; Sound System: Chong Vui Tze, Voon Chang Liew; Wardrobe: Fang Moi Kee, Loh Yam Gueh; Make Up: Chai Sze Lian, Deanna Chia; Costume Designer: Tan Wan Lee; Souvenir: Wee Tin Fatt
  • Producer:Chairman: Like Yik Ping, PBS; Producer: Tan Wan Lee
  • Stage Manager:Choo Cheng Ngee, Goh Ek Soon
  • Additional Notes:

    Committee Members: Ang Yang Ang, Christina Wee, Marilyn Maja, Tan Wan Lee, Roland Suboh, Tan Hua Min, Gerald Kumong, Wee Hun Bean.

    Dancers From The Academy: Candida Foo, Chen Sze Tyng, Fiona Wong, Lo Pay Ying, Jennie Lau, Nuzuraida HJ.Sophii, Tay Hsiao Ying, Melda Lee, Tan Siau Gek, Teo Yean Ling, Felicia Lim, Evengelyn Chong, Ong Chin Siew, Gan Leh Chen, Chung Yean Ling, Wendy Teo, Gillian Yeo, Lim Yian Hong, Delthine Tay, Kon Fei Chee, Hong Jak Loi, Alicia Yu, Sin Lin Ju, Susan Lan, Yap Siew Hong, Anita Lin, Lim Ming Mei, Lily Tan, Lim Swee Yian, Yee Pui Ling, Chew Ta Hua, Magdeine Wee, Laura Lim, Carol Tan, Chan Chee Hiong, Caroline Sim, Laura Hartini Maurice, Evelyn Loi, Venus Lee, Goh Siaw Chia, Chen Sze Nee, Joyce Voon,

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