I was invited to join my friend to Xinjiang Song and Dance performance organised by Malaysia China Friendship Association and Federation of Asian Cultural Promotion (FACP) and sponsored by HAI O. The performance was held in KL Live Centre on 8/11/09 at 2.30 pm. Each ticket cost RM80-150 for one and a half hour performance.
Eager to find out more about the dance performance prior the event, I went into the internet and obtained more information about the dance history and origin :-
The Xinjiang Song and Dance Ensemble was established in 1949, consisting of artists from nationalities such as the Uygur, Han, Khazak, Hui, Mongol, Kirgiz, Uzbek, Xibe, Manchu, Tajik, Russian
Xinjiang is located in the northwestern part of China, is the home of the Uighur (or "wei wu er") ethnic group. It is also known as a land that overflows with beautiful singing and dancing. Xinjiang dance are full of energy and elegance and it is a precious national legacy of Chinese people. The steps are buoyant yet skilful; dancers emphasize the movement of every part of the body, particularly the wrists and other great variety of postures.
rendering a traditional folk song
dance with a bowl
beautiful ladies playing traditional instrument!
This is the first time I entered KL Live Centre and the hall is quite spacious with big stage.
Overall, I love watching those pretty girls and handsome guys in colorful costume but I don't seem to enjoy the traditional dance and music which is not my cup of tea!