Melaka Art & Performance Festival (2013)


Melaka Arts and Performance Festival (MAPFest) is an innovative contemporary festival, featuring dance, performance art, visual art, film and music.

Production Information

  • Artistic Director / Curator / Programme Coordinator:Tony Yap
  • Date:22-24 Nov 2013
  • Venue:St Paul’s Hill
  • State:Melaka

Individual Dance Items

Item #1

  • Title:Mapping
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Exciting, experimental and unexpected, the popular outdoor steps performances

  • Dancers:Nur Hilyati Ramli, Izzard Padzil, Georgia Snowball, Chong Keat Aun

Item #2

  • Title:Pallavi (Saberi)
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Pallavi means blossoming. Saberi however is an exception in the case of this Pallavi, as it has motifs of love as its sub-theme. But there is no emotional energy only motifs.

  • Dancers:Michelle Chang

Item #3

  • Title:Rusak
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    “When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.” – Nelson Mandela

  • Dancers:Nur Hilyati Ramli, Izzardzafli Padzil

Item #4

  • Title:Spoken Words
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    A set of spoken word pieces on forbidden desires, gender bending escapades, forgotten languages, and childhood memories from Kuala Lumpur.

  • Dancers:Lian Low


  • Producer:Andrew Ching
  • Additional Notes:

    Festival manager: Suen Kar Nee