Balletbase Presents (2017)


Balletbase presents a mixed bill of contemporary dance… and a bit of ballet

Production Information

  • Production / Presenting Company:Balletbase
  • Artistic Director / Curator / Programme Coordinator:Regina Toyad, Joelle Jacinto and Balletbase
  • Date:20 May 2017
  • Total Showing:8
  • Venue:Damansara Performing Arts Centre (DPAC)
  • State:Kuala Lumpur

Individual Dance Items

Item #1

  • Title:The Fairies from Cinderella
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    This is an excerpt from the full-length ballet, Cinderella, specifically the part where Cinderella is left behind by her stepmother and stepsister, as they rush off to the ball to meet the Prince.


  • Choreographer:Joelle Jacinta
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Joyce Chan, Denise Tan, Yap Ving Yee, Joele Jacinto
  • Composer:Music by Sergei Prokofiev

Item #2

  • Title:Medora Variation (an excerpt from Le Corsaire Pas de Deux)
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    The le Corsaire pas de deux is one of the most famous showcase pieces in classical ballet today, often performed in international ballet galas and competitions. The variation is meant to show off the lyricism and grace of the lead ballerina, a beautiful maiden named Medora, who is rescued by the pirate Conrad from being sold to a Pasha.

  • Choreographer:Lev Ivanov with adaptation by Zhaou Gu Xin
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Lee Jia Xi
  • Composer:Music by Boris Fitinhoff-Schell

Item #3

  • Title:Breakaway
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Life is such that we are always captives. we are constantly facing trials, challenges, fears, anxieties and mistreatment, whether physically or mentally.


  • Choreographer:Lee Yupin
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Lee Jia Xi, Joella Jacinto, Tan I-Lyn, Denise Tan, Janice Yong and Regina Toyad

Item #4

  • Title:Undertow
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Shaping, shifting. Constantly in motion underwater. Breathing. Shifting. Washing up ashore. Fading from memory.






  • Choreographer:Eli Jacinta
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Regina Toyad & Janice Yong
  • Composer:Zoe Keating

Item #5

  • Title:Tessellated
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    The movement vocabulary of “Tessellated” is a mash-up of movement phrases initially created with students at Sri Wilayah Ballet Centre. It stems from the simple idea of creating geometric lines in space and the intentional moving of isolated parts of the body.


  • Choreographer:I-Lyn Tan
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Joyce Chan & Yap Ving Yee
  • Composer:Antonio Vivaldi

Item #6

  • Title:Cello Suite #1
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    As an independent project company, Balletbase is composed of strong, independent women who just love to dance


  • Choreographer:Joelle Jacinto
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Yap Ving Lee, Lee Jia Xi & Joelle Jacinto (Prelude), Tan I-Lyn & Denise Tan (Allemande), Lee Jia Xi & Joyce Chan (Courante), Regina Toyad & Janice Yong (Sarabande), Joelle Jacinto, Tan I-Lyn & Denise Tan (Minuet), Company (Gigue).
  • Composer:Sebastian Bach

Item #7

  • Title:All In
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Life is full of choices, each leading you to its own obstacles. Nothing is easy, but no regrets.

  • Choreographer:Fauzi Amirudin
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Fauzi Amirudin

Item #8

  • Title:Coursework: Past, Present, Future
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    The dance is based on clock-like movements, its purpose is to find that balance between tradition and modernity.


  • Choreographer:Fauzi Amirudin
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Lee Jia Xi, Joelle Jacinto, Tan I-Lyn, Denise Tan, Joyce Chan, Yap Ving Yee & Regina Toyad