In May 2004 three organisations - Yayasan Budi Penyayang Malaysia, YTL Corporation Berhad and The Actors Studio Malaysia – set out to build a common platform to develop the performing arts in Malaysia.That platform is the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac), or PentasSeni KL. klpac is a not-for-profit company dedicated to the practice of traditional and contemporary performing arts, as well as education and community outreach. While klpac provides a cutting-edge facility to aid the growth and advancement of performing arts practitioners, it is the essence of community that fuels its vision. Diverse, innovative performances cater to a broad spectrum of artists and audiences while outreach programmes seek to develop public participation in all aspects of the performing arts regardless of race, class or creed. Central to this participation is access. Our mission is to demonstrate how the arts play a central role in all our lives by helping us shape our understanding of the world, and to express that understanding so that it deepens our experience. One of the many ways the performing arts can benefit society is by enhancing the quality of our future workforce. They open new horizons and experiences to our young. The creative process, for example, is crucial to solving problems and thinking strategically. Likewise, clear expression is the cornerstone of effective communication and confidence.