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Giselle – An Upcoming Charity Performance

The Dance Centre Ipoh and its dancers will stage a charity ballet performance entitled ‘Giselle’ on Sunday, December 47.30pm at the Radio TV Malaysia auditorium.

With a fundraising target of RM60,000 (approximate), all proceeds will be channelled to Yuk Choy High School (Suwa) to upgrade their school’s auditorium which includes its ventilation system, audio visual equipment and auditorium seats.

Present at a press conference held at the dance centre on Tuesday, November 1 were principal of Dance Centre, Chin Sun Sun, two organising chairpersons, Datin Lin Hui Yi and Goh Siew Ying, as well as committee member, May Goh.

“Yuk Choy High School (Suwa) is a non-government aided school. It relies solely on public donations to meet its daily operations and substantial project costs. Hence, we appeal to philanthropists, business entities and the general public to help with our cause. Plus, this performance allows our students to live the art and serves our purpose to reach out to the community,” Goh Siew Ying stated. The Ipoh-based Dance Centre is a ballet school with more than 20 years of history, nurturing the love for dance in the hearts of many youths. This is Goh’s fourth time organising such fundraising events with the centre since 2008.

Giselle is a romantic ballet in two acts. A tale of true love between Giselle and Albrecht that transcends death, the classical ballet will be presented by over 140 performers from 10 to 18 years of age. The rousing evening will also feature contemporary, neo classical and jazz dance styles in the variety performance before the main theme.

With 500 seats available, tickets by donation are available at RM500, RM200, RM100 and RM60. Interested readers kindly contact 05 545 9480 or Goh at 012 522 3241 to make enquiries.

Mei Kuan

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Tan Mei Kuan

Tan Mei Kuan graduated with first-class honours and book prize from University of Malaya majoring in languages and linguistics (English). She is proficient in both written and spoken English and Malay. She is also conversant in Mandarin and has knowledge of Japanese and Korean languages. Mei Kuan has been on the Dean’s List for three years running. Having written for the campus newspaper and residential college magazine, joining Ipoh Echo has helped utilise her writing and language skills. In her spare time she enjoys running (races).

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