Bodies Across Boundaries (2011)


In the studio and on stage, we reach across the seas, building bridges with our bodies, and showing that differences of language, background, and home are no barrier to moving together.

Bodies Across Boundaries‘ presents two new contemporary dance works by acclaimed Malaysian choreographers Amy Len and Suhaili Ahmad Kamil, performed by a group of powerful young Australian dancers. The show also includes two contemporary dance works performed by talented Malaysian dancers including Hii Ing Fung, Stephanie Lim, An Nur Azhar, and Bilqis Hijjas, and created by Australian artists who have been in residence at Rimbun Dahan.

Production Information

  • Production / Presenting Company:Rimbun Dahan
  • Artistic Director / Curator / Programme Coordinator:Bilqis Hijjas
  • Date:22-24 April 2011
  • Total Showing:3
  • Venue:The Actors Studio @ Lot10
  • State:Kuala Lumpur

Individual Dance Items

Item #1

  • Title:Dazzle
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Deception is as old as time. The natural world mastered it in an effort to protect, attract, repel, warn, forage and hide.

  • Choreographer:Angela Goh
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Stephanie Lim, Hii Ing Fung & Jojo Wong
  • Composer:Matt Cornell

Item #2

  • Title:Shuttling
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    I found you, and myself too, as I was shuttling between here and there. At the moment that we crossed and met, all our memories instantly awoke.

  • Choreographer:Amy Len
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Madeline Edwards, Angela Goh, Danielle Canavan, Lee Choy wan, Tan Bee Hung & Foong Siew
  • Composer:Goh Lee-Kwang

Item #3

  • Title:Strings
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    ‘String’ involves live drawing and dance in performances. It is an interdisciplinary collaboration whereby movement connects artists, dancers, and the audience.

  • Choreographer:Rochelle Haley
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Rochelle Haley, Stephanie Lim, An Nur Azhar, Vivian Chan & Bilqis Hijjas
  • Composer:Matt Cornell

Item #4

  • Title:Wonderwhattaland
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Wren, toad, dart, lather, rattan, teal & red… What can you find in WONDERWHATTALAND?

  • Choreographer:Suhaili Micheline
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Angela Goh, Danielle Canavan, Madeline Edwards & stephanie Lim
  • Composer:Suhaili Micheline, Fikri Fadzil & Mat Cornell


  • Lighting Designer:Lim Ang Swee