Cultural Index: What to see and do this week (July 22-28)

A round-up of the best shows in the city.

View 17 digital reproductions of Leonardo da Vinci's oil paintings at the National Art Gallery (Photo: Balai Seni Negara) 

These are our top picks for the week of July 22 to 28. For more event listings and reviews, pick up a copy of Options at your nearest news stands.

Considered one of China’s most famous modern plays, the all-new version of Thunderstorm written by Tsao Yu is set in Ipoh and features a cast of well-known actors and award-winning personalities. Directed by Datuk Dr Faridah Merican, the story follows the struggle between two families behind closed doors, tussling over love, lust and power. The play is performed in Hokkien and Cantonese with English subtitles.

klpac, Jalan Strachan, Off Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Sentul, KL. July 25-28, 8.30pm. RM60, RM80, RM100. Buy tickets here.


Swan Lake
Following sold-out seasons in London, Paris, Sydney and Singapore, the globally renowned St Petersburg Ballet Theatre makes its debut in KL with a spell-binding production of Swan Lake, featuring internationally acclaimed prima ballerina Irina Kolesnikova and 45 of the theatre’s most impeccable ballet stars. A magical tale of redemption and love, the beloved Tchaikovsky classic will sweep the audience off their feet.

Istana Budaya, Jalan Tun Razak, Titiwangsa, KL. July 26-28, 8.30pm. RM95, RM155, RM245, RM345, RM455. Buy tickets here.


Leonardo da Vinci Opera Omnia
An innovative project aiming to share Italian cultural heritage, this exhibition will see true-to-size high-definition digital reproductions of Leonardo da Vinci’s remaining 17 oil paintings — which are scattered around the world — in one place. The travelling exhibition is dedicated to the life of da Vinci and commemorates the 500th anniversary of his passing in 1519.

National Art Gallery, 2 Jalan Temerloh, Titiwangsa, KL. Until Aug 15. Free admission. See here for more information.


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