KUALA LUMPUR, 9 October 2019 – The Dance Company (TDC), the organizer of ‘The Sleeping Beauty’ by St Petersburg Theatre Russian Ballet, has just announced that the Asian World Premiere for ‘The Sleeping Beauty’ feature presentation will undergo improvements and upgrades to the production and technical designs to deliver the highest quality for the ballet feature presentation in Malaysia. Among the improvements and upgrades includes new collaborations with the globally renowned Russian Orchestra Conductor, Timur Gorkovenko, National Symphony Orchestra of Malaysia (NSO) and Istana Budaya, fully aligned with the Visit Truly Asia Malaysia 2020 campaign to place Malaysia on the world map.
According to Shannon Lee, Managing Director of TDC, said, “We are happy to bring historic news to Malaysia, and would like to express our sincere gratitude to all our partners, members of the media and friends of the ballet fraternity for your kind support of the Asian World Premiere of ‘The Sleeping Beauty’. In order to accommodate the upgrades and deliver
a blockbuster production and historically create a landmark joint performance between Russia & Malaysia as part of Cultural Diplomacy efforts to spur Cultural Tourism through Dance as well as one of the signature events for Visit Malaysia 2020.”
Dato’ Mohamed Juhari Bin Shaarani, Director General of Istana Budaya said, “We are extremely excited to play along ‘The Sleeping Beauty’ feature presentation with St Petersburg Theatre Russian Ballet, in association with the globally renowned Russian Orchestra Conductor, Timur Gorkovenko. We hope with this opportunity we will be able to acquire the skills in spurring the growth of national performing arts as well as steer growth of the cultural dance & music industry in the country.”