D’Danze Academy presents Enchanted Forest 2017

December 13, 2017

I can't wait to attend Enchanted Forest on 15th December 2017 at Theatre Damansara Performing Arts Centre (DPAC). How do Enchanted Forest come into a story?


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 Price:-
RM98 
RM68

More information, feel free to visit www.dpac.com.my 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.


About D’Danze Academy
D’Danze Academy was established in April 2003, after founder and principal Suzanne Liew made the decision to cease operations at the Changes Music and Dance studio in Jinjang, Kepong. Today, D’Danze Academy is located in Bandar Sri Damansara, operating seven days a week. The school has a growing base of approximately 150 students across the levels of Preschool Curriculum to Advanced 2 of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabus.

In August 2009, D’Danze Centre was established in Bandar Country Homes as a branch of D’Danze Academy. The branch was co-founded by Suzanne Liew and senior teacher Ooi Mee Kean.

Over the years, D’Danze Academy and Danze Pointe Music and Dance School in Taman Bukit Maluri, Kepong, have maintained a strong affiliation through the long-standing friendship between principals Suzanne Liew and Rowena Yeo.

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