D’Motion International Dance Festival: Programme A-Asian Festivals Exchange (2013)


With the Damansara Performing Arts Centre (DPAC) and T.H.E Dance Company collaboration, D’Motion International Dance Festival is a yearly event that always take place in December. Programme A features collaborative choreography of Asian artists that were hosted by DPAC in Malaysia and T.H.E Dance Company / CONTACT Festival in Singapore.

Production Information

  • Production / Presenting Company:DPAC Dance Company, T.H.E Second Company
  • Artistic Director / Curator / Programme Coordinator:Wong Jyh Shyong
  • Date:11-12 Dec 2013
  • Total Showing:2
  • Venue:DPAC Theatre
  • State:Selangor

Individual Dance Items

Item #1

  • Title:Stalemate
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    This abstract work uses the vocabulary of the plate dance based on the concept of the game of chess while incorporating inspiration from the matriarch Minang community who are the beholders of this tradition.

  • Choreographer:Fauzi Amirudin
  • Group:

    ASWARA Dance Company

  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Azmie Zanal Abdden, Naim Syahrazad Zin, Faliza Saad, Ruby Wahid, Izzazly Fitri, Imran Syafiq
  • Composer:Azmie Zanal Abdden edited from various internet samples
  • Other Information:

    Original lighting design: Tan Eng Heng

Item #2

  • Title:Ramblings of the woozy mind
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Muddled a long while since I can remember

    Sometimes, the minutes creep, I will hasten; other times they scurry and I’ve never had enough.

    Yet I grow to realize, time comes…invariably. It goes…continually. Time is the constant.

    I, am a variant.

    A construction of my brain.

    A notion of time.

    Manipulated. Misperceived.

    Distorted by attention, motivations and emotions.

  • Choreographer:Liz Fong (Singapore), Yuriko Suzuki (Japan)
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Yuriko Suzuki, Marcus Foo, Hazel Tng
  • Composer:Kento Kanno, Nina Simone, Nine Inch Nails, The Prodigy
  • Other Information:

    Original lighting design: Anna Rouhu

Item #3

  • Title:O (zero)
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    There are always oppositional forces within our life, with zero being the neutral state. In our search for equilibrium, we forget that the balance lies on the comfortable weight between these forces.

  • Choreographer:Wong Jyh Shyong (Malaysia), Choi Myung Hyun (Korea)
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Wong Jyh Shyong, Choi Myung Hyun, Lee Ren Xin, Rachel Chew Zi Xin
  • Composer:Choi Myung Hyun
  • Other Information:

    Original lighting design: Anna Rouhu


  • Producer:Hoh May Yee
  • Publicist:Maggie Ong
  • Additional Notes:

    Technical Director: Tan Eng Heng
    Graphic Designer: Jimme Chye
    Photographer: James Quah