December 26, 2011 at 12:30 pm
The story of The White Bat is a familiar story for many of us. It tells the story of Bella, a repressed housewife who longs for her husband Jonathan’s attention. Being an ambitious person, Jonathan becomes so obsessed with his work that he does not realise that he is neglecting his wife in the process. And then there is the Bat – a representation of our hidden nature that moves in the folds of the shadows, appearing only in the night.
The Bat is envious of Jonathan, having fallen for Bella and vies for her love. He appears in the night and takes Bella to a pub, where she finds herself being transformed into the person that she really is – a beautiful and seductive lady. Jonathan soon realises that having someone does not automatically mean that he owns her love as well and struggles to reclaim Bella’s love. Will Bella still want to return to Jonathan, now that she has found herself, remains to be seen.
This beautiful love story to be performed in a ballet is a production of Danceworks Production in collaboration with Ena Ballet Studio Company and Istana Budaya. This performance is choreographed by Jie Choong Wan Chin and will be staged at the Istana Budaya on the 7th and 8th January 2012 at 8.30 pm. The choreography is based on the music of Johann Strauss’ opera ‘Die Fledermaus‘ and will see the performance 13 artistes from the UK, Australia and Japan together with 15 local award-winning artistes.
Tickets are priced at RM 50, RM 100, RM 140, RM 180 and RM 220 and all proceeds will benefit the following charities – Hospis Malaysia, Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation, Lions Lyfe-Line Leukaemia Fund, SPCA Selangor, Yayasan Sin Chew, Living HOPE Malaysia and Persatuan SLE Malaysia. Tickets can be purchased via online at ticket2u.biz or by walking in to the participating outlets. For more information, please log on to the website here. A list of participating outlets can be found here.