Jan 10, 2016

Stars of the Orient Chinese New Year....


Time flies and it is almost the year of the Fire Monkey yet again... and yours truly brought the family over to the Curve yesterday for some unwinding and chilling out session only to be treated in a very spectacular performance that inspired me to write about it and share it..ok, not so much about writing, because I think there are about 50 pictures here...

My mom was staying with me since her partner /boyfriend was in the hospital for a few days because of a heart murmur/ heart valve problem. My mother herself is recovering from her third time throat surgery, removing of growth/ tumor in her throat and that had been a pretty harrowing experience with scares and delays.... but thanks to some supplements a school friend gave, she recovered beautifully and amazingly fast, from the surgery - thats it... however she will be heading back to the hospital for a check up on this coming Tuesday the 12th as well...

We brought her to the Curve and she was amazed. She had seldom or never been here before? I think I did bring her here once or twice.. but I am not sure.. My mother lives with her boyfriend in Klang and sometimes she goes back to her aunties place in Bukit Mertajam...but anyhow she was definitely awestruck with the exquisite d├ęcor there.. 


As usual, my daughter and I would check through the programme there to see what was on and it seemed that we were in luck, there were a few amazing perfomance for my mom to see...
 
The Curve has somehow put together an awe-inspiring show themed Stars of the Orient: An Acrobatic Spectacle, filled with daring, high-flying stunts and acts all the way from Shanghai, China!!! There is a professional acrobatic troop that will be putting on a grand performance every weekend, including a graceful aerialist that spins and whirls her way suspended 45 feet in the air, held only by a stretch of silk fabric....

Come let me share with you the photos I took on my Xiaomi/ Hongmi Red Note phone... as I was not really prepared and did not bring my camera along... These pictures are all unedited as I am pretty much drained from rushing to and from hospitals and all, but my desire in sharing it is....well... hehehe... strong...

Forgive me if the pictures are just average.. I am not the professional photographer with the few thousand dollar camera and no one wants to sponsor me one yet... huhuhu


The Stars of the Orient began with some dancers in very sparkly (bling bling) outfits that depicts the peacock... they are colourful and shiny and not bad... though nothing to really shout about...



When they have finished their opening dance...


The next performance would be the acrobats with the spinning plates...It is just amazing how they can spin their plates without breaking into a sweat.. 




The main performer can perform somersault, and even bend over backwards without losing her concentration on her plates...


Then there was a Chinese songstress... who sang a Chinese song.. do not ask me what song it is as I really cannot tell you or understand any of it... but it also introduced this lovely girl who came out in a golden cloak..


The dancers then took her cloak away and she began to shimmy up the dangling strips of silk cloth suspended from the top. It was obvious she was a professional at what she was doing...



My mother was awestruck for certain, and I really cannot believe she had not seen these kind of performance before... Huh!! 





The aerialist definitely left the crowd holding their breath with her death defying skills that left many of the crowd on the edge fearing she would fall... I could almost count the "What ifs" thought bubbles popping out around the crowd... (ok... just kidding...)


A short while later, the hula hoop girl came out... and she was the talented spinning plate girl I think??!!  


Ok, the song played was a little cheesy being the Hula hoop song, but this girl wowed us with her stunts... she can practically control the hula hoop on her body ...




She made a mistake somewhere, when she had about 4 hula hoops and one of the hula hoops rolled away, but she did not pause one bit....







She really mesmerized us with the performance ...


And that was not all... for her last performance.. she was using like 2 dozen or more hula hoops.. enough to make a slinky over herself...



... and oh gosh... she could still balance all the hula hoops.... I can't even manage one.... huhuhu


...applause....applause.... she was pretty good... despite her mistake...


Then the last performance for the Stars of the Orient  show was this couple... they did the Acrobatic ballet... 


I have never seen a more graceful person like this girl... or a strong man like him.....they complimented each other well...



He balanced her carefully.....




Anyone of you here can do these all??????!!!


I know I was dumb founded... they remind me of one of the semi finalist in Asia's Hot Talent too.... are they from the same school?? Probably... I think...



In this picture she is standing on his shoulder on tip toes and he is balancing her....
  

There is definitely a lot of trust, mutual understanding and cooperation here.....


This one is scary... she is standing tip toes on one foot on his head!!!! I think many people had their mouths hanging open at this....

This performance is just too amazing for words... if they were at the Asia's Got Talent , they really would deserve the Golden Buzzer or at least a standing ovation.....they were flawless and totally in sync with each other...



And that was the end of the Stars of the Orient : An Acrobatic Spectacle performance...So to everyone in KL and Selangor, and those visiting...between 9th January to 9th February, do NOT miss out on this show.. it may be free but it is amazing..... I won't mind paying to watch this as it is so thrilling and mesmerizing!!!

My mom got to watch the Master of Mask performance too, which again she have not see before... Oh gosh Mom, where have you been or come from....

Well, personally in my opinion, it is interesting and not too bad, but I have seen better mask changing performances so I cannot wax lyrical about this that much...


Then.... it was my first Lion Dance performance for the year... and yaaayyy... we got Kwong Ngai Lion Dance Troupe .. I never get tired watching these people perform...they are really entertaining and the lions are very mischievous trying to steal a stroller or some bag or pretend to eat some poor kid up... 









Leaping Lion!!!


Hmmm.... how on earth did I get here.....



Found the video on YouTube so am sharing it here.... heheheh


Keep Calm and let's take our time in enjoying the fine things in life.... hehehe




So there you have it... something to do on those weekends with the family... Head over to the Curve to check these out....



15 comments:

  1. Very interesting.. Looking at the displays and costume colors, it's hitting me that CNY is just around the corner. Time flies..

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I so agree... time really flies... first it was all about Christmas and it is all gone now...

      Delete
  2. Interesting event! Love lion dance!
    Will visit stars of the orient to attend those interesting events. ^^

    ReplyDelete
  3. never been to the curve for sometime and now they are offering many festive events. thanks for the schedule

    ReplyDelete
  4. Gotta love the deco and the performances! I hope to catch one of the performances by the stars of the orient :D

    ReplyDelete
  5. Wow such a great acrobatic shows at The Curve, I am going there next week.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I miss it out. Should bring my Little Angels there coz' they love to watch lion dance.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You really should... after all their lion dance performance is one of the best...

      Delete
  7. Looks interesting and fun for watching chinese traditional performance! Will visit if I got time :D

    ReplyDelete
  8. Yeah, here comes the Chinese New Year soon, always love the CNY themed mall decoration :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. yeah.. me too... can't wait to check out all the other malls... LOL

      Delete
  9. been a while since my last visit to the curve.. seems quite happening eh

    ReplyDelete
  10. cny around the corner ...
    love lion dance and ... angpao :P

    ReplyDelete

What do you think of my blog???