The Island (2013)

Synopsis

A deserted island may bring excitement, or it may bring danger. It may be all about sunny white sand beaches, or perhaps, something else could be lurking in the shadows. Only those who go ashore will find out. This time round, Kwang Tung Dance Company (KTDC) invites three choreographers – Amy Len, Loh Kok Man and Jack Kek, to jointly explore the possibilities that such an island can offer. They will draw inspiration from their years of experience in dance, in theatre, and in life, to create three unique and brand new pieces of work.

Production Information

  • Production / Presenting Company:Kwang Tung Dance Company
  • Artistic Director / Curator / Programme Coordinator:Amy Len
  • Date:29 Nov – 1 Dec 2013
  • Total Showing:3
  • Venue:DPAC Theatre
  • State:Selangor

Individual Dance Items

Item #1

  • Title:I s l a n d o f b o l e h l a
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    This is a stage

    This is land

    This is an island

    We are dancing on the stage

    On top of the stage

    This island is a community

    Has a place in the world

    We are dancing on the stage

    This island belongs to the country

    It belongs to us

    Or

    To the sea

  • Choreographer:Loh Kok Man
  • Group:

    Kwang Tung Dance Company

  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Lee Choy Wan, Samantha Chong, Tan Bee Kung, Kym Tan, Japheth Lim, Angelin Chu, Lim Hwang King

Item #2

  • Title:Lady of the White Veil
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    The white veil is a metaphor for death, while it also explores the aesthetic senses and quality of women. These young women wearing the white veils are like blushing brides seemingly awaiting their own weddings, but in the face of imminent death, it further reveals a deeper strength and character. The white veil can be like a tranquil and undisturbed realm, yet at the same time, it can also be a looming and threatening thunderstorm. The call of death infuses a revitalizing element of physical expression, and women’s intricate and diverse perspectives of life are all well hidden beneath every fold and ripple of the white veils.

  • Choreographer:Jack Kek
  • Group:

    Kwang Tung Dance Company

  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Louise You, Foong Siew Ching, Ng Mei Wei, Anges Leong, Elaine Tan, Suzie Lim, Vicky Yap, Lim Hwang King, Lim Shin Hui, Fiona Chia, Japheth Lim
  • Composer:Loh Wei Jun

Item #3

  • Title:Beyond the Blue
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Here, are the notions, and also dreams. I found a better me, but here in isolation, another side of me is revealed.

  • Choreographer:Amy Len
  • Group:

    Kwang Tung Dance Company

  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Lee Choy Wan, Samantha Chong, Mak Foong Ming, Tan Bee Hung, Foong Siew Ching, Lim Shin Hui, Fiona Chia
  • Composer:Terence Chong

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