d’Motion International Dance Festival: Programme D – d’Next Choreographer Exchange (2014)


Featuring Raymond Liew Jin Pin (Germany / Malaysia) with Ng Chor Guan (Malaysia’s composer) & Koo Chia Meng (Singapore’s multi-media artist), and performed by Folkwang Tanzstudio (Germany) and DPAC Dance Company dancers.
Raymond Liew is a Malaysian choreographer-dancer who survived a tragic speedboat accident in Pulau Tioman in 2013. Fifteen surgeries and a year of recovery later, not only is he able to walk again, he has returned to his passion, more determined than ever to live out his life in dance.

Production Information

  • Production / Presenting Company:Damansara Performing Arts Centre (DPAC) and T.H.E Dance Company
  • Artistic Director / Curator / Programme Coordinator:Wong Jyh Shyong
  • Date:21 December 2014
  • Total Showing:2
  • Venue:Black Box, DPAC
  • State:Selangor

Individual Dance Items

Item #1

  • Title:The Edge
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    A haunting piece created on the edges of life. One peers through the darkness, hiding behind the fear to be seen. There is too much not to be exposed. Still the curiosity pierces through, what goes on with the world out there? Could others take my place? Would I let them?


    Different voices of survival. At times aloof, distant. At time deafening, frantic. A perfectly normal person, how desirable. To be or not to be in the limelight, with the world demanding something of you, every passing moment. Finally, the desire, to live on, lives on….

    Don’t let me drown.

  • Choreographer:Raymond Liew Jin Pin (Germany/Malaysia)
  • Group:

    Raymond Liew Jin Pin, Folkwang Tanzstudio

  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Chi Ching-Yu, Cagdas Ermis, Luiza Braz Batista, Vladislav Bondarenko
  • Composer:Ng Chor Guan
  • Other Information:

    Original Lighting Designer: Reinhard Hubert

    Dramaturge: Chuah Shan Rann

Item #2

  • Title:Cut the Clouds
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:



    The clouds roll by.

    Something is being born every minute.

    Something, reborn every other minute.

    The clouds, still rolling by.

    Sun shines through the clouds, cutting them up with its gentle rays of hopes. To witness is to connect to how long a way one has journeyed. There is always a reason to celebrate.

  • Choreographer:Raymond Liew Jin Pin (Germany/Malaysia)
  • Group:

    DPAC Dance Company, Folkwang Tanzstudio

  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Chew Zi Xin (Rachel), Chi Ching-Yu, Hoi Cheng Sim, Luiza Braz Batista, Tan Bee Hung, Tan Qiao Han (Hanaa), Teo Khai Shen (Kyson)
  • Composer:Ng Chor Guan
  • Multimedia Designer:Koo Chia Meng
  • Other Information:

    Original Lighting Designer: Tan Eng Heng

    Dramaturge: Chuah Shan Rann


  • Production Crew:Technical Director: Tan Eng Heng Tehnical Manager: Tan Ching Kui Assistant technicians: Lee Ming Kiat, Chan Yi Jing, Timothy Lau
  • Producer:Hoh May Yee
  • Stage Manager:Tuck Yip Yoke Tech
  • Additional Notes:

    Front Of House: Yip Hui Teng

    Marketing: Maggie Ong

    Graphic Designer: Jimme Chye