My Dance Festival 2013: Show Off! (2013)


SHOW OFF! – the Fifth MyDance Festival – brings you the highlights from the local dance scene. This is a great opportunity to experience Malaysia’s finest dancers showing what they do best, whether it is classical, contemporary, folk, ballroom or Latin, butoh or hip hop. This is also an opportunity for local dancers to meet each other, to share a conversation or share a stage, and to build friendships and creative partnerships. By showing off to each other, we hope to spread goodwill and deeper knowledge and understanding, for a stronger Malaysian dance community.

Production Information

  • Production / Presenting Company:My Dance Alliance
  • Artistic Director / Curator / Programme Coordinator:Professor Dr. Mohd Anis Md Nor
  • Date:24-26 May 2013
  • Total Showing:3
  • Venue:DPAC Black Box
  • State:Selangor

Individual Dance Items

Item #1

  • Title:Crazy Jelly Beans
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Feel bored of your meal? Come crash some candies and have some junk food!


  • Choreographer:Chai Vivian
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Lim Jun Feng, Tan Yen Ling, Anges Leong Sook Fun

Item #2

  • Title:Difference
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Someone special may never know what they think, act, or sometimes even look different from others. They might not be accepted by others but they are happy in their own world.


  • Choreographer:Foong Siew Ching
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Passion Ma, Fione Chia, Ng Mei Wei

Item #3

  • Title:Heart Piece
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    An adaptation of the poem Heart Piece by Heiner Muller


  • Choreographer:Naim Syahrazad
  • Group:

    ASWARA Dance Company

  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Rabiatul Adawiah, Wahid, Norbaizura Ghani

Item #4

  • Title:Under the Skin
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Time heals pain, but it will never undo pain. The way we mistreat Mother Earth, the way we ignore the existence of nature: whatever that was gone will never be reversed. There may be a day when even anger and revenge make no sense at all.


  • Choreographer:Tan Bee Hung
  • Group:

    Kwang Tung Dance Company

  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Tan Yan Ling, Tan Yee Ling, Tan Peh Kuan, Angelin Chu Hui Jun, Lim Shin Hui, Hoh Wei Yin

Item #5

  • Title:Rusuk
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Inspired by the story of creation of mankind: Adam and Hawa, who was created from Adam’s left rib. Man and woman were created equal to fulfill their duty of God, to complete each other, to support each other, as, in mankind, the right and left rib create oneness.


  • Choreographer:Alla @ Azura Abal Abas
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Dayang Dayana, Nurulakmal Abdul Wahid, Nur Syazwana, Muhaini Ahmad, Mohd Mursyidi, M.Faris, Azahar, Alla
  • Composer:Azam Ali, tha Niyaz Band

Item #6

  • Title:excerpts from Space Bar
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    This piece explores the choreographer’s pathway through his dance career and hope to share his indescribable understanding of the rite of passage.


  • Choreographer:Leng Poh Gee
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Chow Yong Shuang, Hong Xi Fan, Lim Hooi Meng, Lim Siew Ling, Leo Yap Chee Yee, Matthew Tan Yeong Kiean, Tan Shioa Por


  • Additional Notes:

    Managing team: Bilqis Hijjas, Leng Poh Gee, David Lim, Lim Sao Min