Soraya (1981)



Act I – The Meetings
Early Morning in the market place of a kampung in Malaysia. Vendors bring their goods to sell and the market place comes alive with shoppers. The youth of the kampung come out to dance and shop. Soraya and Suhaimi meet and fall in love. The parents also come out to shop and the local matchmaker takes the opportunity to try to get Soraya to marry the wicked Bomoh. Soraya rejects the Bomoh, who becomes enraged. The Bomoh returns when Soraya is alone and captures her.

Act II – The Fight
The Bomoh carries Soraya off to the caves. He tries to woo her to no avail. Desperate, he uses his magical powers to bring forth a group of hantus who start to taunt and force her to accept the Bomoh. The timely arrival of the villagers and Suhaimi ends in a fight between Suhaimi and the Bomoh. The latter is killed and there is great rejoicing when Soraya’s father consents to Suhaimi marrying Soraya.

Act III – The Wedding
Soraya and Suhaimi are married and a bersanding ceremony is held. The celebration ends with guests dancing and performers coming to add colour to the wedding.


  • Nama Kumpulan Tarian / Dance Company Name:Federal Academy of Ballet
  • Koreografer / Choreographer:Lee Lee Lan
  • Tarikh / Date:4 – 5 July 1981
  • Jumlah Pementasan / Total Showing:2
  • Tempat Pementasan / Venue:Dewan Tunku Chancellor, University of Malaya
  • Penari / DancersACTI Soraya – Elsie Mak Suhaimi – Wong Fook Choon Bomoh – Steven Poh Match Maker – Chin Wing Mei ACT II Big Hantus – Tham Seew Yin, Grace Chew, Helen Wong Little Hantus – Tham Choy Kuen, Phua Mei Ching, Sharon Lim, Chu Hui Ping Father – Danny Ting Mother – Cynthia Sivam Boys – Lam Yeung Fah, Tham Seew Yin, Theresa Woon, Amanda Ng, Grace Chew, Helen Wong. Girls – Mona Masood, Serena Tan, Patricia Lim, Hedwig Ng, Jenny Low, Tilly Wong. Friends of Parents – Woo Yee Meng, Faustina Hoe, Wong Kian Mien, Celina Kow, Alvin Ting, Cheng Siew Mei Market Vendors – Zarina Latiff, Lee Len Yau, Sharon Lim, Phua Mei Ching, Jessie Cheong, Chu Hui Ping Shoppers – Tham Choy Kuen, Khoo Ji Yen, Shirley Foenander, Chua Jin May, Audrey Ho, Shirley Lang ACT III Bengali Clown – Tilly Wong Mak Andum – Lee Len Yau Topeng Dance – Tham Choy Kuen, Faustina Hoe Tarian Burung Emas – Lam Yeung Fah, Serena Tan Dance of the friends – Tham Seew Yin, Mona Masood, Hedwig Ng, Helen Wong, Jenny Low, Amanda Ng, Shirley Foenander, Patricia Lim, Theresa Woon, Grace Chew, Chu Hui Ping, Chin Wing Mei. Tarian Kipas – Tan Bee Khuan, Ho Suet May, Audrey Ho, Celina Kow, Tang Yen Chin, Cheah Wai Yin, Anita Chew, Pradeepa Bala, Goh Peck Cheng, Noraizwa Shariff, Sharon Louis, Penny Ching, Lim Lai Mun, Deidre Lawrence, Adeline Ng, Tan Li Lian. Tarian Lilin – Shahnaz Zakaria, Tan Wee Gaik, Tan Wee Tuan, Wendy Eng, Chong Soo Leng, Phua Mei Ching, Chua Jin May, Khoo Ui Yen, Zarina Latiff, Mazita Shaari, Jessie Cheong, Meenakshi Rudralingam, Cheryl Thong, Sharon Lim, Shirley Lang, Low Siew Hwa. Children – Muhaizah Arshad, Chan Yoke May, Noraznita Zainal, Andrew Pan.
  • Komposer / Composer:[Music] Julia Chong
  • Pereka Tatacahaya / Lighting Designer:Visaahapathy
  • Pereka Set / Set Designer:Joseph Lee
  • Pereka Kostum / Costume Designer:Khairiah Khairuddin Yusof
  • Penata Rias / Make-up Artist:Evelyn Lim, I. V. Larson and Company
  • Pemain Muzik / Musicians:(Conductor) Julia Chong; (1st Violin) Winnie Cheah Lim (leader), Yeong Pik Yoke, Yip Syn Yee, Too Chee Fong, Andy Yang, Liew Chee Meng; (2nd Violin) Yang Li Fu, Wong Lai Yuen, Anna Wong, Khoo Kay Hock, Elena Goh; (Viola) Too Chee Pun, Yeong Sze Tai; (Cello) Beatrice Cheah Lim, Lim Yee Hoh; (Flute) Christopher Lee Fredericks; (Clarinet) Chong Pek Sian; (Persuccion) Chuah Cheong Leong; (Piano) Seow Yee Fong, Dina Peh Yu Ling.
  • Lain-lain Pereka / Additional Designer:Special Effects: Francis Yeo; Programme Cover: Rasimah Nakim; Poster Design: Jacqueline Lye
  • Lain-lain Pakar Kreatif / Additional Creative InputStory: Khairuddin Yusof; Orchestration: Julia Chong
  • Pengurus Pentas / Stage Manager:K. K. Nair
  • Kru Produksi / Production Crew

    Lai Lee Lan, Leow Lee Lee, Theresa Wong.