DATO’ JUHARI SHAARANI CONFIRMS ‘THE SLEEPING BEAUTY’ BY ST PETERSBURG THEATRE RUSSIAN BALLET ON 4 & 5 APRIL 2020 AT ISTANA BUDAYA, FEATURING 37 BALERINAS AND 33 PIECE NSO, CONDUCTED BY TIMUR GOTKOVENKO

Published by Idan Ma'at @ 15/11/2019

Dato’ Mohamed Juhari Shaarani, Director General of Istana Budaya & Dr Ayrat A. Akhmetov, Head of Culture, Embassy of the Russian Federation to Malaysia announced the Asian World Premiere for 'The Sleeping Beauty', accompanied by Dato' Sri Steven Eng of MDCC, Jamie Yeoh of MOTAC, Mr. Salehhudin Md Salleh of JKKN and Founders Shannon Lee & Audrey Kwan

Dato’ Mohamed Juhari Shaarani, Director General of Istana Budaya, has announced the featuring of the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) conducted by Timur Gotkovenko to the Asian World Premiere of ‘The Sleeping Beauty’ by St Petersburg Theatre Russian Ballet. The feature presentation is set to be held on the 4th to 5th of April 2020 at Istana Budaya, Kuala Lumpur. The Sleeping Beauty is poised to be the major landmark international ballet performing arts feature presentation in the Visit Truly Asia Malaysia 2020 campaign.

 

Official Press Conference for the Asian World Premiere for 'The Sleeping Beauty'

Dato’ Mohamed Juhari Shaarani, Director General of Istana Budaya

Following The Dance Company (TDC)’s success in bringing in the first full professional UK cast full-length ballet “Swan Lake by Ballet West’ last year, TDC brings ‘The Sleeping Beauty’ by the world-renowned St Petersburg Theatre Russian Ballet with a full team of 37 Russian ballet ballerinas to showcase their talent in executing the technically challenging choreography.There will be a combined crew of about 100 people including the dance artists, musicians, technical crew, costume crew, choreographer and ballet master involved in the production of ‘The Sleeping Beauty’.

Dato’ Mohamed Juhari Shaarani, Director General of Istana Budaya posing a group photos with fans and suppporters of The Sleeping Beauty

Mr. Shannon Lee, Managing Director of The Dance Company

Dato’ Mohamed Juhari Shaarani, Director General of Istana Budaya, said “I am honored to announce that Istana Budaya will be hosting ‘The Sleeping Beauty’ on the 4thto 5th April 2020. I believe with the featuring of the National Symphony Orchestra, which is a 33-piece orchestra, in the feature presentation will set the atmosphere for the audience to experience. I am sure that ‘The Sleeping Beauty’ will be the hallmark event of the Visit Truly Asia Malaysia 2020 campaign.”

Datuk Mustafa Fuzer Nawi, Music Director of NSO; Dato’ Mohamed Juhari Shaarani, Director General of Istana Budaya; Dr Ayrat A. Akhmetov, Head of Culture, Embassy of the Russian Federation to Malaysia; Mr. Shannon Lee, Managing Director of The Dance Company; Ms. Audrey Kwan, President of the Dance Artistry International

Datuk Mustafa Fuzer Nawi, Music Director of National Symphony Orchestra (NSO)

Audrey Kwan, President of the Dance Artistry International, said “The Sleeping Beauty first premiered in St Petersburg in 1890. 129 years later, we are truly humbled that the legendary St Petersburg Theatre Russian Ballet will bring a classic from their home to perform ‘The Sleeping Beauty’ for the first time in Asia. ‘The Sleeping Beauty’ is a real masterpiece of the Russian Ballet that was choreographed by the famous legend Marius Petipa which ballet critics consider the ballet as the “encyclopedia of classical dance.The music composition, which was nothing short of a wonder,was done by the famous Russian composer, Pyotr Tchaikovsky.”

Adam Ham, CEO of GCMA; Janeshah Nelson Chin, Miss Malaysia World 2019 Contestant; Dan Lo, Social Media Influencer

Anastasia Doping, Publisher of Rentak Sejuta; Audrey Kwan, President of the Dance Artistry International; Shannon Lee, Managing Director of The Dance Company; Dr Ayrat A. Akhmetov, Head of Culture, Embassy of the Russian Federation to Malaysia; PA to Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Malaysia; Sabrina Quigley Chin, Chief Marketing Officer of YFS Corprate

“In conjunction with Visit Truly Asia Malaysia 2020 campaign, we are proud to announce that we will be producing a dance film featuring world renowned dancers and local dance talents from JKKN, entitled “Cultural Tourism Through Dance”. The dance film will be contested in dance film festivals in 11 countries held in 2020,” added Audrey Kwan.

 

Press Conference of teh Asian World Premiere of 'The Sleeping Beauty'

Dr Ayrat A. Akhmetov, Head of Culture, Embassy of the Russian Federation to Malaysia

‘The Sleeping Beauty’ feature presentation will take place on the 4th to 5th April 2020 at Istana Budaya, Kuala Lumpur. The tickets are available from Ticket Charge starting from 1st December 2019 and do make your bookings fast as seats are limited.

Guests of the Press Conference for 'The Sleeping Beauty'