Short+Sweet Malaysia – Dance (2009)


The biggest little dance festival in the world.

Production Information

  • Production / Presenting Company:The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre
  • Artistic Director / Curator / Programme Coordinator:Joe Hasham OAM
  • Date:22-25 July 2009 and 29 July – 1 August 2009
  • Total Showing:Week 1: 4, Week 2: 4
  • Venue:Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre
  • State:Kuala Lumpur

Individual Dance Items

Item #1

  • Title:Faith
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Sometimes you might be knocked down. But never give up. Keep moving forward and you will find how wonderful life can be.


  • Choreographer:Yap Mei Shang
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Khoo Kim Leng Ong Sze Sze, Leong Sook Fun, Tillasyini Tharmalingam, Lim Hsueh Chin, Leo

Item #2

  • Title:Aku
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    To question is a journey to self-understanding.

  • Choreographer:Dalili Azahari
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Safia Hanifah, Siti Farrah Abdullah

Item #3

  • Title:Passive
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Some choreographers complained that I’m passive, which i just subject to an action without responding or initiating an action in return. Actually, I’m shy…

  • Choreographer:Leng Poh Gee
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Hii Ing Fung, Jasmine Lee Mei Ling and Nancy Ng Pei Yu

Item #4

  • Title:Working With Angels
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    “Angels are principally the guardians of our spirits. Their function is not to do our work for us, but to help us do it ourselves, by God’s grace.”- Eileen Elias Freeman, The Angel’s Little Instruction Book

  • Choreographer:Kerry-Ann Khoo
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Pui Theng, Rozmin Rashid, Dalila, James Kan, Chai Song Voon

Item #5

  • Title:Mirror
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    There is only reflection… no difference.


  • Choreographer:Lorna Hoong
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Chew Sie Theng, Mohd Hafizul Aimi B Roslan, Sufi Ashraf B Mohd Azman, Wan Tiara Azira Bt Wan Ibrahim

Item #6

  • Title:Kinespherically Modulated
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    An interplay of physical forces

  • Choreographer:David Lim
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Aidira Khaidir, Foo I-Wei, Lylia, Leo Yap
  • Composer:Melvyn Ho

Item #7

  • Title:Snakefood
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    It’s about how certain human behaviors are nowhere different from animals, shown in their reactions towards a snake and a rat.

  • Choreographer:Aiza
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Aiza, Kim, Eli

Item #8

  • Title:Zapin Berangin
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Gabungan asli dan kontemporari- dengan kombinasi kipas yang disulami pelbagai warna, menunjukkan kemeriahan dan kemesraan masyarakat di Malaysia.

  • Choreographer:Nabil Abdullah
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Mohd Firdaus bin Ibrahim, Amirul Safuan bin Kamaludin, Herman Anak Bidin, Nik Faizal bin Hazmi, Sarah Shafreena bin Mohd Hasaan, Zulkarnain bin Ab Rahman, Intan Syaffinaz binti Sahharim, Siti Sarah binti Rosli, Nik Nur Nadia binti Nik Ismail, Rozie Julian, Nabil Abdullah, Norshila binti Md Isa

Item #9

  • Title:Follow/Lead
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Who leads, who follow? Who decides it all? This piece explores the duality of such roles in individuas and the intricate states of being in the acts of leading and following.

  • Choreographer:Vivian Chan
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Gan Hua Hooi, Amanda Song, Stephanie Lim , Song Ching Yee

Item #10

  • Title:Shades Of The Moon
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Shades of the moon is little about the moon and all about the shades

  • Choreographer:Weijun
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Weijun, Tan Su Lin, Suhaili Micheline

Item #11

  • Title:Fugue For Dancer & Violin
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    A journey through obsession into an abstract world of visual and audio themes explored through space and time.

  • Choreographer:Alyzsa Lim
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Alyzsa Lim
  • Composer:Runa Baagoe

Item #12

  • Title:Nerds Gone Nuts
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    I am no 1.

  • Choreographer:Suhaili Micheline
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Fadzli Jay, Naim Syahrazad, Janice Yong, Illia, SIti Amellia, Teo May Jean

Item #13

  • Title:Nunuk Ragang
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Based on a Sabahan legend that tells why the Dusun/Kadazan tribe left their original homeland of the same name to spread across the rest of Sabah.

  • Choreographer:BB Ostella Adam
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:BB Ostella Adam, Doralisa Lee, Joanna Tan, Lyn Kam, Callista Chuah, Chan Wen Li, Melissa Wong, Eric Lim, Jian Hong, Gayathri Paary, Yharsmeen Naharuddin

Item #14

  • Title:A Plyed Experience
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Our lives evolve through accumulation-layered by time, experience and knowledge.

  • Choreographer:Rebecca Adam Barnett
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Rebecca Adam Barnett, Rozmin Rashid, Pini Theng

Item #15

  • Title:Hungry For Hope
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    In many ways, the rich and poor are interconnected.

  • Choreographer:Shuba Jayaretnam
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Harshini Sukumaran, Mohd. Hazri

Item #16

  • Title:The Classics With An Indian Twist
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    The Classic with an Indian Twist will incorporate the storytelling style of Bharatanatyam (Indian Dance) with classical western music.

  • Choreographer:Visithra Manikam
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Visithra Manikam, Laveenia Sivalingam

Item #17

  • Title:Mami Jarum
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Penyampai cerita. Cepat dari berita!

  • Choreographer:Ahmad Firdaus che Yahaya
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Ahmad Firdaus che Yahaya, Hasmizan Abdul Hamid

Item #18

  • Title:The Gypsy Trail
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Depicting the Romany people’s influence in the development of what we know as Flamenco today, a travelling story told in dance.

  • Choreographer:Kayla
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Kayla, Judy Lim, Wong Chin Wei, Liesl Ho, Sim Chin Yen, Emina Aliyya, Shun Clayton, Narmatha Shanmugam

Item #19

  • Title:Diaries 09
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    No Vigil + No Black + No Speech

  • Choreographer:Michael Xavier Voon
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Michael Xavier Voon, Wee Jung Pieh, Pui Fook Chien, Choong Wei Li, Ng Shu Mun, Cheang Zu-Er


  • Lighting Designer:Mazlan Mat Razi
  • Executive Producer:Dato’ Faridah Merican
  • Production Manager:Seshadri Kalimuthu and Ashraf Zain
  • Stage Manager:Michelle Yip
  • Publicist:Shalini Kalimuthu