Invitation To Dance (1999)

Synopsis

Production Information

  • Production / Presenting Company:LayNa Ballet Academy
  • Date:22 – 23 January 1999
  • Total Showing:2; NB: A total of 17 individual pieces were performed. Below are the dance items.
  • Venue:MBKS Auditorium, Jalan Padungan, Kuching
  • State:Sarawak

Individual Dance Items

Item #1

  • Title:Concertino Variation I
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    A piece that tells its story musically and chereographically; without any extraneous narrative.

  • Choreographer:Chan Lay Na
  • Category:Ballet
  • Other Information:

    [Music]: Joseph Haydn

Item #2

  • Title:Concertino Variation II
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

     

  • Choreographer:Chan Lay Na
  • Category:Ballet
  • Other Information:

    [Music]: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Item #3

  • Title:Concertino Variation III
  • Choreographer:Chan Lay Na
  • Category:Ballet
  • Other Information:

    [Music]: Wolfgang Amdeus Mozart

Item #4

  • Title:Under The Sea
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Inspired by the Disney Cartoon, “The Little Mermaid”. The cheerful tune combined with the charming vocal, expresses the colourful life under the sea. The living beings of all kinds with their various characteristic, adds to the beauty of the under-water world.

  • Choreographer:Chan Lay Na
  • Category:Ballet
  • Other Information:

    [Music]: Ashman/Menken/Samuel. Wright

Item #5

  • Title:Four Little Swans
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    From the second act of the ballet, “Swan Lake”. The princesses, who were turned into swans by the evil magician Rothbart, regain their human from at midnight. They danced in groups to express their sorrow and sadness.

  • Choreographer:Petipa/Ivanov
  • Category:Ballet
  • Other Information:

    [Music]: Peter Iiyich Tchalkovsky

Item #6

  • Title:Eternal Joy
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    The music is based on the Human folk song. It expresses the people’s joyous during the celebrities.

  • Choreographer:Chan Lay Na
  • Category:Ballet
  • Other Information:

    [Music]: Peng Xiu-Wen

Item #7

  • Title:Sailor Dance
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Despite various hardship and stringent discipline, the sailors make their work enjoyable and fun.

  • Choreographer:Rearranged by Chan Lay Na
  • Category:Ballet
  • Other Information:

    [Music]: English Folk Tune

Item #8

  • Title:Dance Of The Big Swan
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Another section from the second art of the “Swan Lake” at the lake side.

  • Choreographer:Petipa/Ivanov
  • Category:Ballet
  • Other Information:

    [Music]: Peter Iiyich Tchaikovsky

Item #9

  • Title:Sleeping Beauty Waltz
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Taken from the Prologue of the Ballet “The Sleeping Beauty”. During the celebration for the christening of the new born princess Aurora, the flower girls, with flowers in their hands, dance to encharm the occasion and to welcome the guests at the party.

  • Choreographer:Chan Lay Na
  • Category:Ballet, waltz
  • Other Information:

    [Music]: Peter Iiyich Tchaikovsky

Item #10

  • Title:Following The Leader
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    A troop of children, with the chosen leader marching through the rhythm, showing their group discipline, co-operation, leadership, and alertness through their enjoyment.

  • Choreographer:Chan Lay Na
  • Category:Ballet
  • Other Information:

    [Music]: Sears/Hilder/Wallace

Item #11

  • Title:Estudiatina Waltz
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    A Spanish piece choreographed to the most successful music composed by Waldteufel. The brightness of the music, costumes, as well as the variety of movement, reflexes the strong culture and colourful life of the people in Spain.

  • Choreographer:Chan Lay Na
  • Category:Ballet
  • Other Information:

    [Music]: Emile Waldteufel

Item #12

  • Title:Melodies In The Woods
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    A parade of birds, filled te morning jungle with sound of joy and happiness.

  • Choreographer:Chan Lay Na
  • Category:Ballet
  • Other Information:

    [Music]: Johann Strauss

Item #13

  • Title:When I Was A Child
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    A piece that expresses the joy and innocence of childhood which marks the unforgetable chapters of life.

  • Choreographer:Chan Lay Na
  • Category:Ballet
  • Other Information:

    [Music]: Chi-Chai-Phin-Phen

Item #14

  • Title:Intruder
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    A contemporary piece that portrays lives that are invaded and concurred by the external elements. With co-operative spirit, strong will, and passion the victims regained what they had lost.

  • Choreographer:Chan Lay Na
  • Category:Ballet, contemporary dance
  • Other Information:

    [Music]: Vengelis Portrait

Item #15

  • Title:Joget
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Joget is one of the most popular music of the Malay society, they dance during festivals and also to welcome visitors in various occasions.

  • Choreographer:Chan Lay Na
  • Category:Malay dance
  • Other Information:

    [Music]: “Joget Terenganu”

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