Lepas: Tetap Menari (2009)


ASWARA mempersembahkan Lepas… Tetap menari!

Production Information

  • Production / Presenting Company:ASWARA
  • Artistic Director / Curator / Programme Coordinator:Joseph Gonzales
  • Date:17-19 July 2009
  • Total Showing:3
  • Venue:Experimental Theatre, ASWARA
  • State:Kuala Lumpur

Individual Dance Items

Item #1

  • Title:The Red Rose
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    <the red rose> is an intermedia piece combining dance and video projection, first performed in 2008, KNUA hall, Seoul. The piece intends to re-interpret a classical ballet “Le Specter de la Rose”, which was based on a poem by T. Gautier, choreographed by M. Fokine premiered in 1911. The original story is about a debutante who falls asleep after her first ball. She dreams that she is dancing with the rose that she had been holding in her hand. Her dreams ends when the rose escapes through the window. <the red rose> is an exploration of the following questions; how to create the 21st century version of the European 19th century’s Romanticism, particularly in related to a young woman’s romantic/sexual fantasy; how to use Asia traditional dance quality as a rich source to create the character ‘le specter de la rose’ which was meant for a classical ballet dancer; how the video projection can interplay with the stage, bringing a fantasy and a new environment for dance.



  • Choreographer:Kim Jungyeong
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Liu Yong Sean, Kim Jungyeong
  • Composer:Baek Jung Hyeon
  • Other Information:

    Video: Filmed by Kim Jungyeon, edited by Jang Hye Linn

Item #2

  • Title:SHAKTI
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Plot Image story of ADAM & EVE.

  • Choreographer:Shafirul Azmi Suhaimi Magi
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Shafirul Azmi Suhaimi, Mahani Izzati Suleiman

Item #3

  • Title:TAPAK 4
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Percaturan seni pertempuran silat melayu dalam gelanggang melalui gaya kontemporari.

  • Choreographer:Shafirul Azmi Suhaimi Magi
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Graduan Diploma Tari ASWARA

Item #4

  • Title:LINE
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    When the lines are removed, problems may be resolved.

  • Choreographer:Mohd Naim Syah Razad Mohd Zin
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Mohd Naim Syah Razad Zain, Hazra Ghazaly, Norbaizura Abd. Ghani, Ismadian Ismail, Nuur Faliza Saad

Item #5

  • Title:Duet En Plein Air
  • Choreographer:Wendy Rogers
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Wendy Rogers, Jennifer Twilley
  • Other Information:

    Music: Sonata for Harp and Guitar OP. 374, Parts I and II

Item #6

  • Title:Only me…
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    I’m just a simple person.

  • Choreographer:Mohd Fairul Azreen Mohd Zahid
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Mohd Fairul Azreen Mohd Zahid

Item #7

  • Title:After Duet
  • Choreographer:Vincent Tan Lian Ho
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Ng Xinying, Azizi Mansor, Faisa Mamat, Fauzi Amiruddin, Khairi Mokhtar, Kien Lee Fai, Nourul Izzati, Rayner Mailap, Nurul, Kamaliah, Syuhada Zulkiffly, Eirzian Bujang

Item #8

  • Title:Untitled
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    This short piece is the outcome of a three month dance residence at Rimbun Dahan. Physical investigation and concentration on process were the focus for the residency, and this short solo will bring the results of this exploration and experience out of the studio into the realm of performance, to be shared and to grow further in a performative environment.

  • Choreographer:Angela Goh
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Angela Goh


  • Lighting Designer:Ah Heng
  • Production Manager:Joseph Gonzales; Assistants: Mohd Arif Nazri Samsudin, Norsafini Jafar, Liu Yong Sean
  • Publicist:Melinda Kwong, Mohd Hanafi Rosdi, Wendy Rogers, Jennifer Twilley, Kim Jungyeon, Liu Yong Sean, James Kan, Shafirul Azmi Suhaimi Magi, Angela Goh, Sharip Zainal, Vincent Tan Lian Ho, Mohd Naim Syah Razad Mohd Zin, Mohd Fairul Azreen Mohd Zahid
  • Additional Notes:

    Production Assistants: Mohd Yunus Ismail, Norbaizura Abdul Ghani, Hazra Ghazaly, Ismadian Ismail

    Program Book: ASWARA

    Design: Safini J, Arev Nazri

    Texts Setting: Joseph Gonzales

    Text & Translation: Joseph Gonazles, Safini J