It’s time to Enact!
Writer: Dominic Luk
Published: Fri, 01 Jun 2012
ENACT, or the Enfiniti Academy of Musical Theatre & Performing Arts, was launched in April last year by Enfiniti Vision Media with the aim to enrich and build a sustainable entertainment arts ecosystem in Malaysia. Many of us would remember Enifniti’s sold-out productions like Puteri Gunung Ledang the Musical, P Ramlee the Musical, and The Secret Life of Nora.
With a passion for the arts and a humble vision to see our country reach higher standards in the arts, award-winning producer and actress Tiara Jacquelina, together with a team of talented artists, pursued the vision of building the academy to inspire young performers to strive at honing their talents as actors, singers, and dancers.
On May 28, ENACT conducted a performance class for the students who are currently enrolled, to provide them with an opportunity to perform in front of an audience while practising the skill sets that they have been working on during their classes. Indeed, it was an exciting night for both the performers (students) and the audience; it was very humbling to see how the students worked hard to build up their confidence, and to ultimately entertain their audience.
As part of the performance class, students got to showcase some of their work. Those in the singing course boldly stood under the spotlights and in front of the microphones, and presented us with some delightful tunes. Newly written scripts were also read during the class, written by students of the script-writing course. The acting and dancing students also had the opportunity to display their talents; the dance students presented some dance routines that they had recently learned, while the acting students did some monologues and short plays.
At the end of the performance class, actor, singer and dancer Stephen Rahman-Hughes gave advice to the students of ENACT, and answered their questions about being a professional performer. Rahman-Hughes was also there to present certificates to the students who had completed their course with ENACT.
It was evident that the students of ENACT are being exposed to a professional working environment and are motivated to learn as much as they can. The performance class was preciesly that, a class where they performed for a friendly audience. It wasn’t a perfect show, because it wasn’t meant to be. Instead, what was perfect was the mentality and attitudes of all the students. I was inspired at the end of the performance class, because of the excitement and energy that surrounded the entire space.
ENACT will also be conducting an introductory workshop to musical theatre dance, taught by Suhaili Micheline who has won two ‘Grand Championships of The World’ titles in dance. This workshop is open to those who are aged 7 to 20 and will be held from from June 6 to 9. And, if you’d like to know more about ENACT’s classes and courses, write an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 03-61428115.
It’s always never too late to learn to sing, dance, and act!