Dancing In Place: Cross-Pollination (2010)


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Production Information

  • Production / Presenting Company:Rimbun Dahan
  • Artistic Director / Curator / Programme Coordinator:Bilqis Hijjas
  • Date:7 & 8 August 2010
  • Total Showing:13
  • Venue:Rimbun Dahan
  • State:Selangor

Individual Dance Items

Item #1

  • Title:Campus Thought
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    At the same time we are doing this particular performance, a batch of new graduates of the dance degree from University of Malaya is celebrating their graduation.

  • Choreographer:Leng Poh Gee & Kathyn Tan Chai Chen
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Lim Siew Ling, Lim Hooi Ming, Lim Shin Hui, Tan Shiao Por & Pan May Tzy

Item #2

  • Title:Dreams Interrupted
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Inspired by the Kun Opera Peony Pavilion, choreographer Elysa Wendi investigates the idea of intangibility and the power of dreams in our life.


  • Choreographer:Elysa Wendi
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Ren Wei Chen and Scarlet Yu Mei Wah

Item #3

  • Title:13 Knots to Home
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Having left her home in Hong Kong ten Years ago to live in Singapore, Scarlet Yu has moved from one room to another, one house to another, in a foreign land that has accepted her as an adopted child.

  • Choreographer:Scarlet Yu Mei Wah
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Scarlet Yu Mei Wah

Item #4

  • Title:In Spirit
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    An ode to women who celebrate the rhythm of life.

  • Choreographer:Ramli Ibrahim
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Michelle Chang, Revathi Tamilselvam, Sivagamavalli, Tan Mei Mei, Divya Nair and Govindarajoo.

Item #5

  • Title:Kapayapaan
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    The universe is for-giving, not for-getting.

  • Choreographer:Wong Oi Min & Gan Chih Pei
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Wong Oi Min & Gan Chih Pei
  • Composer:Razali Bin Abd. Rahim

Item #6

  • Title:Similar
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    A man wears women’s clothing, but he is nor a woman.

  • Choreographer:Nurulakmal Abdul Wahid
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Ahmad Zaki B. Mu Salleh @ Musleh, Muhaini Ahmad & Nurulakmal Abdul Wahid

Item #7

  • Title:Chimera
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    In the quirky circle of life, we begin as simple cells awakended by meeting each other.

  • Choreographer:Kim Kyungmi, Sasha Ratnam & Mathieu Castel
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Kim Kyungmi
  • Composer:Mathieu Castel

Item #8

  • Title:Q & A
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Malaysians love polls. Malaysians love being together. Let’s see if this “questionaire performance” can keep people together. Or not.

  • Choreographer:Fahmi Fadzil
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:audience volunteers

Item #9

  • Title:Sweet
  • Choreographer:January Low
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:January Low
  • Composer:Rezza Salleh

Item #10

  • Title:Achilot
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    The workshop is based on basic movements pieced together by the kids through game and exercises.

  • Choreographer:Elaine Pedley
  • Category:Contemporary

Item #11

  • Title:Biji II
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Something small springs into growth. From the seed comes life.

  • Choreographer:Chai Vivan
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Fione Chia Yan Wei, Munirih Anak Jebeni, Shirley Leong, Pek Yeng, Denny Donius, Chew Sie Theng, Sufi Asyraf b. Mohd Azman, Woo Yan Ten & Anna Lee See Wan

Item #12

  • Title:Anything less is less than a reckless act
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    To go to the theatre, to go shopping, to watch a dance performance or the latest Hollywood movie-any aesthetic experience is informed by a decision-making process.

  • Choreographer:Donna Miranda
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Donna Miranda

Item #13

  • Title:Marilyn Monroe’s last 20 minutes before commiting suicide
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    If we do not sweat off to go deep into the mountains and valleys of life , we will not be able to mine the diamond of happiness.

  • Choreographer:Kristine Nilsen Oma
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Kristine Nilsen Oma


  • Executive Producer:Rimbun Dahan
  • Producer:Bilqis Hijjas