On Thursday night I had the privilege to watch a Spanish music and dance show called De Azabache y Plata (Jet and Silver) at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC). It was organized by Embassy of Spain. That’s one of the perks of learning Spanish with Instituto Cervantes (which reports to the embassy) - you get the chance to go to great shows like this for free :-)
Fiza and I were at first disappointed coz we couldn’t get a ticket. But a couple of days before the show, the organizers called to tell us that she had a couple of tickets not collected by a patron. We jumped up and down with joy! The best part was the uncollected tix was for the show on the 17th (there were 2 shows - on 16th and 17th) which was for the Ambassador, VIPs and major sponsors. Party time!
Jenny, Fiza and me. Estudiantes de Instituto Cervantes de Kuala Lumpur.
People mingling around while waiting for the show to start.
The finger food was great - sandwiches, bruschettas, cheese frankfurters, olives and peanuts. Jenny had three flutes of champagne, I think. I warned her that she was going to get dizzy but she said, “They are not going to let me have so much, this stuff is expensive!” Hahaha!
Waiting for our turn to go in.
Got the tix!
Front row seats! It was free seating, fortunately Jenny had attended the one on the previous night, so she knew exactly where to sit to get a good view.
Opening speech by someone from the embassy, I think.
And the show begins! The quartet consists of Javier Coble (piano), Patxi Pascual (winds), Kepa Osés (double bass) and Serguei Sapricheff (percussion).
The star of the night, renowned dancer Maria Vega.
It was difficult to get good still shots as we were advised against using flash and the dancer moved so fast. Hence I’m uploading several videos here so you guys can get a feel how the show was like.
De Azabache y Plata - Video 1
De Azabache y Plata - Video 2
De Azabache y Plata - Video 3