D’Motion International Dance Festival: Programme B-International Programme (2013)


Featuring festival highlight of International Artists from Asia to Europe. Four diverse works by noted global choreographers: Stigma by Kitt Johnson (Denmark), Coexistence by Ambiguous Dance Company (Korea), Twilight by Shimada Tadashi (Japan) and new dance piece by Yang Hao (Hong Kong/China).

Production Information

  • Production / Presenting Company:DPAC Company
  • Artistic Director / Curator / Programme Coordinator:Wong Jyh Shyong
  • Date:13-14 Dec 2013
  • Total Showing:2
  • Venue:Black Box DPAC
  • State:Selangor

Individual Dance Items

Item #1

  • Title:twilight
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Time flies

    A wish to stay here has not come true

    We are living in this world which always change

    The future in old days has come to the past

    Silence and happiness caused from changing

    My body feels anxious between past and present

    I am nothing who has been isolated from everything

    Rising in revolt against the obedient thought

    I am standing steadily here


  • Choreographer:Shimada Tadashi (Japan)
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Shimada Tadashi
  • Composer:“Your Naked Ghost Comes Back At Night And Flies Around My Bed” by Gorillaz, “Bamboo Shoot” by Killer Bong, “Landscape with Snow” by Kido Takahiro, “Lost” by Anoice, “Lollipop” by The Chordettes
  • Other Information:

    Lighting design: Shimada Tadashi

    Music editing: Shimada Tadashi

Item #2

  • Title:Outspoken
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    I have some words that I want to say to the audience and to myself; I constantly question myself and try to answer these questions with my body. I just want to try the possibilities of what my body can express.


  • Choreographer:Yang Hao (Hong Kong/China)
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Yang Hao
  • Composer:Njo Kang Kie

Item #3

  • Title:Coexistence
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    “Positive and negative always coexist. In a society where we are encouraged to show only our positive sides, I am not sure if this consciousness affects us in a good way. But there are both positive and negative sides to each one of us and we need to embrace this humbly.” – Kim Boram

  • Choreographer:Kim Boram (Korea)
  • Group:

    Ambiguous Dance Company

  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Kim Boram, Jang Kungmin
  • Composer:“When a Man Loves a Woman” by Percy Sledge, “Elephant” by Damien Rice, “Sidaeyugam” (时代遗憾) by Seo Taiji, “Main Title” (Taxi Driver O.S.T) by Bernard Hermann
  • Other Information:

    Original lighting design: Kim Boran

    Set design: Kim Boran

Item #4

  • Title:Stigma
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Stigma has toured extensively since 1999, and with this prized artistic work Kitt Johnson fully displays her unique ability to combine all the elements of the stage with a distinct body control to master a very personal style.

  • Choreographer:Kitt Johnson (Denmark)
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Kitt Johnson
  • Composer:Sture Ericson & Jacob Kierkegaard New revised version by Sture Ericson, 2006
  • Other Information:

    Original lighting design: Mogens Kjempff


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

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