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Published: Thursday March 28, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday April 24, 2013 MYT 2:07:44 PM

Stretching the boundaries

Showcase: Take Off! at Aswara.
A scene from Satu by Naim
Syahrazad Zin.

Showcase: Take Off! at Aswara. A scene from Satu by Naim Syahrazad Zin.

Take Off! Experimental Theatre Aswara 464, Jalan Tun Ismail Kuala Lumpur Tel: 019-231 9179 or 03-2697 5313/5405 Email: senitari@gmail.com

MARCH 29 TO 31: This is a showcase of new works by young choreographers in the past two years that have been performed to acclaim, and which have wo n local and international awards. Come on over for an evening of dance that stretches the boundaries of a rt while raising questions in the mind of the audi ence.

Take Off! is performed by the Aswara Dance Company and sponsored by the Sime Darby Foundation, Faculty of Dance, Aswara, and National Department for Culture and Arts facilitated by kakseni. Time: 8.30pm. Tickets: RM30 and RM10 (students).

The Women Wei-Ling Contemporary G212 & 213A Ground Floor, The Gardens Mall Kuala Lumpur Tel: 03-2260 1106 / 03-2282 8323 www.weiling-gallery.com

TILL APRIL 9: This exhibition marks the second solo of artist Yau Bee Ling (her first was entitled Portraits of Paradox, held in 2008).

These new works depict women in various groupings , either standing alone or with their children, the latter signifying a sense of isolation and an exploration of the various relationship links in the artist’s life.

Yau adopts a multi-layered technique in the creation of her art, symbolising the unfolding of her many “layers” of introspection. Wei-Ling Contem

A Night Of Cantonese Opera IX Pentas 2, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan Off Jalan Ipoh Kuala Lumpur Tel: 03-2144 2009 (Klpac); 03-2144 2009 / 03-2143 2009 (The Actors Studio @ Lot 10) www.klpac.org

MARCH 30 and 31: In Massacre of the Ziu Family, the unscrupulous minister Tou Ngon-Gu devises a scheme to kill the whole Ziu clan. Princess Zong Gei, who was not rounded up, gives birth to a child and then commits suicide. When Tou learns that the orphan has left the palace, he gives an order for all babies in the state to be killed within three days. A Night Of Cantonese Opera will also showcase other popular tales including Flirting Scholar, Lady Warrior Faan and Tragedy in Suiyang,

The show is presented in Cantonese, with synopsis in English and Cantonese. Time: 8pm on March 30, 3pm on March 31. Tickets: RM38 (adults); RM23 (students, the disabled and TAS card members)

Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (MPYO) Dewan Filharmonik Petronas Level 2, Tower 2 Petronas Twin Towers Kuala Lumpur Tel: 03-2051 7007 dfp_boxoffice@petronas.com.my www.mpyo.com.my

MARCH 29: With conductor Kevin Field at the helm, the MPYO will open this concert with Overture to Egmont composed by Beethoven for a production of Goethe’s play in 1787. This will be followed by Mozart’s Symphony No. 25 in G minor, a masterpiece with a wild and stormy theme played over agitated syncopations, and Brahms’ first piano concerto. The ensemble will collaborate with pianist Ng Chong Lim. Time: 8.30pm. Tickets: RM35.

The Butterfly Lovers Dama Studio M-2-10 Plaza Damas 60 Jln Sri Hartamas 1 Sri Hartamas Kuala Lumpur Tel: 03-6201 9107/8

MARCH 29 and 30: Dama will stage The Butterfly Lovers – The Musical in October and are holding auditions. Do you act, dance or sing? Hopefuls between 17 and 35 years of age are encouraged to audition. For actors and singers: Prepare one Mandarin song with movements and/or dance elements. Dancers: Prepare two dance routines. Audition is by appointment only. Call the number above (during office hours) to schedule an appointment.

Anger Management Talk International Psychology Centre 11-1, Wisma Laxton Jalan Desa, Taman Desa Off Jalan Klang Lama Kuala Lumpur Tel: 03-7982 4424 Email: info@psychology.com.my www.psychology.com.my

MARCH 30: Anger is an emotion most people are familiar with. But when it gets out of control, it can lead to problems and lead to a decline in your quality of life. The International Psychology Centre is organising a public talk titled “Anger Management” to raise awareness on this issue. Time: 10am to 11am.

Being Positive Happy Science Centre No 22A, Jalan Jalil Jaya 2 Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur Tel: 012-239 9271 / 019-415 5493 Email: malaysia@happy-science.org

MARCH 31: Two lectures will be held on the same day. Drop in at the “Discover Your Negative Tendencies and Correct Them Forever” lecture, and pick up some tips on making your life brighter, better and happier.

The second lecture, “Real Salvation For Ancestors with Memorial Service”, will provide some insight into the importance of memorial services and the power of enlightenment in saving departed souls and enhancing those who are living. Time: 10.30 to 1pm (Discover Your Negative Tendencies); 2.30pm to 5pm (Real Salvation For Ancestors).

Malaysia Association for Cell Therapy 2nd Scientific Meeting 4th Floor, Swan Convention Centre Sunway Medical Centre Petaling Jaya e-mail: mact2012@gmail.com www.mact.org.my

MARCH 30: There has been much interest in cell therapy, its benefits and implications in the last two decades. With this in mind, the Malaysia Association for Cell Therapy (MACT) is organising its second Scientific Meeting next week. Included in the tentative programme schedule is a session focusing on industry updates and research.

The Scientific Meeting starts at 10.30am. Free admission. Register online at www.mact.org.my or drop them an email for more details. The annual general meeting starts at 8.30am on the same day.

Makna Founder’s Run Padang Merbok Kuala Lumpur E-mail: aishah@makna.org.my (Aishah); azhana@makna.org.my (Azhana); lbh@makna.org.my (Lim); or monicadius@makna.org.my (Monica) maknafoundersrun.com

MARCH 31: Put on your running shoes and do your bit for charity. Register for the first Makna Founder’s Run 2013 with the tagline “Run The Miles, Fund The Smiles”. Some 5,000 runners of all ages and athletic capabilities are expected to participate in this inaugural run at Padang Merbok, Kuala Lumpur. There is also a 3km Fun Run that encourages participants to dress up in their wackiest ensemble. A total of RM14,000 in cash prizes and two return tickets to any Asean destination by AirAsia is up for grabs.

Volunteer Divers Wanted www.astrokasih.org/beautifulmalaysia

APRIL 6 to 13: Astro aims to set a new world record in the longest underwater clean-up and is inviting qualified divers to participate in this event. It will take place at the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

The attempt is to do 168-consecutive hours over seven days of underwater clean-up sessions at 14 dive sites. Volunteers who are selected will receive full-board stay, which includes accommodation and meals. To participate, you can register online.

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