Wednesday, December 13, 2017

D’Danze Academy presents Enchanted Forest 2017

Enchanted Forest: The Story
Imagine you’re an incredibly curious child.
Everything around you is a mystery – who painted the sky blue, where the rainbow ends, what it feels like to fly like a bird and to dive like a fish – and you absolutely have to find out the truth, to uncover the answers to your questions, or that nagging feeling inside just won’t let you sleep at night.

Now imagine that in your house, there is a mysterious chest. It looks so very much like the treasure chest in that swashbuckling pirate adventure storybook Momma reads to you some nights. The only difference is, while the pirates got to open their treasure chest and marvel at the sight of their newly acquired riches, you are not allowed even a peek into the chest.

Why? Nobody will tell you why.
Jamie was that exact child, in that exact situation. A bad combination indeed, for that nagging, burning little “why” was the very “how” that the forbidden chest was opened. Out came the Curses – Poverty, Sickness, Depression, Hatred, Pride, Desire, Indolence, Cowardice – bringing misery and destruction to all mankind.
In the wake of such a tragedy, Jamie was approached by a little pixie. It took a little comforting and coaxing, but eventually, the child got up, determined to make amends, and followed the pixie into the Enchanted Forest .
The Curses were out there, and there was no way to recapture them. Instead, all Jamie could do was seek out the five Jewels.
But… why?

About Enchanted Forest

Enchanted Forest is presented by D’Danze Academy, in collaboration with D’Danze Centre and Danze Pointe Music and Dance School. The school concert is held once every three years, each time providing students an opportunity to experience stage performance as well as genres of dance outside ballet. This year, the concert has a total of 139 participating dancers, aged 4 to 22.

The story in Enchanted Forest is an original concoction by directors Dianne Yap and Ooi Mee Kean, yet it is not an unfamiliar one. From the basis of the plot, to the selection of characters, the production draws
its influence from myths and folklore of various cultures, most notably the Greek myth of Pandora’s Box. While the majority of the items are original pieces choreographed by senior and junior teachers, Enchanted Forest also adapts repertoire from George Balanchine’s Jewels and Alexander Gorsky’s The Little Humpbacked Horse.
Enchanted Forest takes place at the Damansara Performing Arts Centre (DPAC) on December 15th (8pm), and December 16th and 17th (2pm, 8pm). Tickets are priced at RM98 and RM68, visit or call (03) 4065 0001 to purchase. Student tickets, which are also available for a Buy 10 Free 1 promotion, are available for the December 15th (8pm) show only, call Suzanne Liew at (016) 222 8022 to purchase.

For more information, please visit Enchanted Forest Event Page.

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