Jamu 2009 (2009)


…a feast for the senses

Production Information

  • Production / Presenting Company:Aswara Dance Company
  • Artistic Director / Curator / Programme Coordinator:Joseph Gonzales
  • Date:22-25 October 2009
  • Total Showing:4
  • Venue:Experimental Theatre, Aswara
  • State:Kuala Lumpur

Individual Dance Items

Item #1

  • Title:KL/CA MIX – 10/09
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Rogers choreographed this work-in-progress with dancers in her Contemporary class. In the course she combines repertory material with composition and improvisation techniques. The dance mixes her approach with movement from the performers.

  • Choreographer:Wendy Rogers
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Degree students (performance majors) from ASWARA
  • Composer:Paul Dresher

Item #2

  • Title:Siapa!!!
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Am I a marionette created by man or a man who is masked?


  • Choreographer:Mohd Seth Hamzah
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Yang Mardiah, Nurfasilah, Nur Masniza, Siti Fatin, Nadzirah, Mohd Nurulazmie, Mohd Nur Ekmal, Muhammad Shukri, Dayang Norinah, Al Jabar

Item #3

  • Title:Nasi Putih
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    An artistic exploration of a controversial Malay custom that investigates the power struggle between man and women.

  • Choreographer:A Aris Bin A Kadir
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Ismadin Ismail, Sufinah Abu Bakar, Mohd Azizi Mansor

Item #4

  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    One step… two steps… years. time… bringing life, soul, body… the journey changes perspective… a thousand questions… return.

  • Choreographer:Zamzuriah Zahari
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Norsafini Jafar, Nik Nur Azlina Nik Ibra Him, Nuur Faliza Saad, Nor Shafiqah Zakaria, Sheikh Hasrul Shaikh Anuar, Mohd Fairul Azreen Mohd Zahid, Nur Syuhada
  • Composer:Mohd Faird Ramly, Norliana Sheikh Mohd, Mohd Fared Kamarulzaman, Norsyahida, Munirah Haron, Norfatin Yusrah, Nordin, Rabiahtul Adawiyah

Item #5

  • Title:Revisited
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    The old and the new interact and are revisited. Relationships are revised, reformed taking on new facet and given new meanings through time and space against the background of Chinese sensibilities.

  • Choreographer:Wong Kit Yaw
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Norsafini Jafar, Murni Omar, Norbaizura Abdul Ghani, Munirih, Yang Mardiah, Chai Vivan, Marrluhuda Mawardi, Gloria Patie
  • Composer:Dominique Devorsine
  • Other Information:

    Make up: Suhaib, Mohd Taufiq

Item #6

  • Title:Autumn
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    A group of young energetic lads dancing to the cool breeze of autumn.

  • Choreographer:Vincent Tan Lian Ho
  • Category:Contemporarys
  • Dancers:Hasmizan Abd. Hamid, Suhaib Daud, Denny Donius, Mohd Taufek Husin, Sufi Asyraf Mohd Azman

Item #7

  • Title:Depak Gentik
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Strength behind grace

    Tradition behind modernity

    All moves with rhythm

    Urbanization based on tradition

  • Choreographer:Aziwahjia Yeop
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Shafirul Azmi Suhaimi, A Aris A Kadir, Mohd Yunus Ismail, Mohd Hanafi Rosdi, Nik Nur Azlina Nik Ibrahim, W. Nurul Ameera W. Mazlan, Ismadian Ismail, Sufinah Abu Bakar, Nuur Faliza Saad, Norbaizura Abdul Ghani, Hazra Ghazaly, Melinda Kwong, Rabiatul Adawiyah Abdul Wahid
  • Other Information:

    Musician: Nurliyana Che Mohammad, Rabiatul Adawiyah Rejduan, Mohd Farid Kamaruzaman, Nik Mohd Izzham Che Man, Mohd Farhan Jufry

Item #8

  • Title:Before 40
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    As women, we make our choices and never look back. This piece is also dedicated to my fellow sisters who used to be “before 40”.

  • Choreographer:Gan Chih Pei
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Gan Chih Pei
  • Other Information:

    Musician: Razali bin Abd. Rahim

Item #9

  • Title:Touched…
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    A tribute and in gratitude to those who have gone… but will forever remain with us… for an early frost has taken these beautiful roses. I have been touched and life is richer…

  • Choreographer:Joseph Gonazles & performers
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Hazra Ghazaly, W. Nurul Ameera W. Mazlan, Mohammad Khairi Mokhtar, Rayner Mailap, Mohd Fauzi Amiruddin
  • Composer:Jeff Buckley
  • Other Information:

    Concept: Joseph Gonzales

    Video Editing: Rosliana Roslie, Mohd. Nahl

    Video Design: Umesh Shetty, Joseph Gonzales

Item #10

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

    A zany look at life…

  • Choreographer:Suhaili Micheline Ahmad Kamil
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Teo May Jean, Siti Amelia, Mohd Naim Syah Razad, Mohd Fairul Azreen Mohd Zahid, Illia Surya, Janice Yong

Item #11

  • Title:Compromise
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    As if it is the supposed existence, somewhere at a corner in this world.


  • Choreographer:Steve Goh
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Caren Yap Chai Wen, Mohd Hanafi Rosdi, Fione Chian Yan Wei, Mohd Yunus Ismail, Chai Vivan, Ayu Azril Ali, Eirzian Bujang, Mohammad Khairi Mokhtar, Rayner Mailap, Nourul Izzaty Ridzwan, Mohd Naim Syah Razad, Nh Xingying, Mohd Azizi Mansor

Item #12

  • Title:Nyaman
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    An exploration of silat in its contemporary context using the concepts of surprise, play and showmanship

  • Choreographer:Suhaimi Magi
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Sharip Zainal Sagkif Shek, Gloria Patie, Ng Xingying, Rizianah John, Mohd Nur Faillil Adam
  • Other Information:

    Musician: Suhaimi Magi, Sharip Zainal, Sagkif Shek

Item #13

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

    An exploration of silat in its contemporary context using the concepts of surprise, play and showmanship.

  • Choreographer:Shafirul Azmi Suhaimi
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Shaikh Hasrul Shaikh anuar, Melinda Kwong, Caren Yap, Mohd Fairul Azreen Mohd Zahid, Rabiatul Adawiyah Abdul Wahid, Mohd Hazri, Murni Omar, Marrulhuda Mawardi


  • Lighting Designer:Oasis Productions
  • Production Crew:Production Assistants: Cik Norsafini Jafar
  • Production Manager:Joseph Gonzales; Assistants: En. Shaiful Baseth, Cik. Yatini Kamit
  • Stage Manager:Oasis Productions, Siti Ain Falihin Azman, Macreclly Michael, Chempaka Dina Puteri Kamarudin, Griffin Robert, Mohd. Khairul Khalid, Mohd. Hazlami Harun
  • Publicist:Ozee Juliza Jalaludin, Mohd Nur Ekmal & pelajar tahun 1Fakulti Tari