It was an exciting event. When I was asked to manage and organize six performances for the Breakout Extreme Dance Comedy theatre in Kuala Lumpur and Penang, I knew it was going to be an energetic, dynamic and yet challenging journey.
We started planning for the theatre at the end of February. Honestly, the timeline was quite tight for the team. For publicity and promotional purposes, we approached The Star, 8tv and OneFM to become our media partners. We were grateful that they were quite supportive of the theatre.
Together with Korea Tourism Organization and LG Electronics, we decided to organize a B-Boy Dance Competition at the Sunway Pyramid Mall. I would like to thank Ms Phang for her team's hardwork and commitment to help us make the competition a success. A total of 22 teams participated in the early rounds. Fellest Yan, a dancer and my able partner, was the coordinator of the competition. We hope this competition can be held annually and the winners will get a chance to compete in the R16 B-Boy Competition in Seoul.
On 20th May, the Breakout team arrived at the KLIA. Their arrival was full of drama. They were expected to arrive at the hotel at around 8.30pm but did not turn up until 11.30pm. First, their flight from Seoul was delayed by more than an hour.
Next, Tricky misplaced his passport and could not get through the immigration check point. Gosh, we had to make several calls to the Korean Embassy and airport immigration. Luckily, MAS workers did a sweep check inside the plane and found his passport. He was asked to buy everyone beer!
Finally, they got to sit down to eat their dinner at the Nikko's Chinese Restaurant. The team would like to thank the Nikko Hotel management for being such an excellent host. Their support and assistance to team was superb and warm.