Clear your schedules on November 22 and book your seat to watch Storybook of Princesses brought to you especially by City Ballet and organised by Soroptimist International Ipoh (SII).
“Every girl needs to be brave and chase their dream. Be confident and let the goodness fill our hearts. Be the true princess within ourselves,” said the producer of the show who is no stranger to the Perak arts scene, Datin Rosalina Ooi-Thong.
Story Book of Princesses is about Princes Sofia, a village girl who became a princess when her mother married a king. She didn’t want to be a princess as she was scared to fit in. But what was most endearing about Sofia’s journey was how she was every bit a princess at heart.
“When I first heard about Rosalina’s story, I was touched. Every girl is a princess and it’s what’s in our hearts that matters the most!” said Jean Chai, the current president of SII.
Every two years, City Ballet will run a fundraiser at the Performing Arts Academy for three purposes: to give their students an opportunity to perform; to teach the students that they can help others who are less fortunate and to share a story with a meaningful statement. This year, City Ballet is working with SII to help them fund their current project, the Edufun Centre.
SII launched the project in November 2012, with its main objective to help children from broken and problematic homes in Buntong. SII rented a flat to provide a safe haven where the kids are encouraged academically, socially and morally. Nutritious meals are provided every weekday and dance classes are held once a week for the kids, which they enjoy thoroughly. The centre currently manages twenty kids and through the fundraising project with City Ballet, Jean hopes they can help more kids in the future.
Tickets available for the show are priced from RM120, RM100 and RM80. There will be two sessions available on the day, 4.30pm and 8pm. For more information about City Ballet or the Storybook of Princesses, contact Datin Rosalina at 012 505 2192.
For tickets contact: Jean Chai 012 588 2313 or Yip Siew Keen 012 521 2480.