Dancing in Place – Rimbun Dahan (2016)


Production Information

  • Production / Presenting Company:Rimbun Dahan & MyDance Alliance
  • Artistic Director / Curator / Programme Coordinator:Bilqis Hijjas
  • Date:16-17 January 2016
  • Total Showing:2
  • Venue:Rimbun Dahan
  • State:Kuala Lumpur

Individual Dance Items

Item #1

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

    “This is yours but we want it. We will take it by any means. Get out or die!”

  • Choreographer:Syed Haziq Afiq
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Ahmad Zaidyansjah, Nur Syafiqah Najwa, Malvive Marcus, Mohd Shafiq, Muhammad Nur Azammudin, Fatin Nadhirah, Sue Ki, Muhammad Amirul, Shan Tie, Nurnazliatuliliana

Item #2

  • Title:Puntured
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Fame, fortune, happiness, love, knowledge, and even health that we strive to obtain in our transient lives are meaningless at the end….

  • Choreographer:Rithaudin Abdul Kadir
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Fahezul Aziz, Shirley, Chi Wei, Kien Fei, Rithaudin Abdul Kadir, Syamsudin (Saturday only), Lai Chee (Sunday only)
  • Composer:Goh Lee Kwang
  • Other Information:

    Original quotes: Kavisha Paola Mazzella

Item #3

  • Title:Nature.Nuture
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    I wish I could have a conversation with nature, when nature becomes nurture.

  • Choreographer:Alla@Azura Abal Abas
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Alla@Azura Abal Abas, Nurulakmal Abdul Wahid, Dayang Dayana, Ida ayu made Dwita Sugianti, and I Dewa Ketut Wicaksandita for Betari Shakti

Item #4

  • Title:Situations I Find Myself In
  • Choreographer:Lee Ren Xin
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Lee Ren Xin

Item #5

  • Title:Forest Rhapsody
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Deep in the green shade, when the creatures sing, the forest starts to dance.

  • Choreographer:Lim Hooi Meng
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Yin Lee, Wai Mun, Yee Xin, Shu Fern, Koh Ni, Wenyuh, Mil Wah, Wei Qi, Jue Wern, Hui Nin, Kai Ying, Sok Yin, Kai Jun

Item #6

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

    A site-specific dance exploring our connections with objects, buildings, space, nature, breath and other beings.

  • Choreographer:Ming Low
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Joyce Chan, Joelle Jacinto, An Nur Azhar, Regina Toyad, Denise Lim, Bilqis Hijjas and Jia Xi of Balletbase

Item #7

  • Title:‘Via-mien’ (travel series 3)
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    “I may end up looking and listening, left with these symptoms of being lost through which I will find myself.”


  • Choreographer:Jed Amihan
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Rhosam Prudenciado Jr., Jeiel Hernandez and Anna Agawa – sesanse of airdance (philippines)
  • Composer:Klumpes Ahmad and When The Clouds

Item #8

  • Title:A Dog Song for Caged Birds
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    This piece is an exploration into the privilege and inhibition of movement.

  • Choreographer:Daniel Bear Davis (USA)
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Daniel Bear Davis (USA)
  • Composer:Daniel Bear Davis (USA)

Item #9

  • Title:Round One: Amplitude: Freedom of the Soul Round Two: |Spririts><Places|
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    “Freedom is pure consciousness”- Osho

  • Choreographer:Nitipat ‘Ong’ Pholchai
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Ideh Aboutalebi, Dhanabhum Kong-anathapan, Nitipat Pholchai and Sompong Lertvimilkasane of Spine Party Movement (Thailand)

Item #10

  • Title:Madu
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    The piece tells of the emotional struggles of the wives of a polygamous man, as they are forced to share the attention of the man they love.

  • Choreographer:Nadhirah Razid
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Maria Devonne Escobia dan Dalila Samad

Item #11

  • Title:Domestic
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Nothing more, nothing less. Just you and me together in this space/place for a moment of time.

  • Choreographer:Yi Qing and Yeong Wen
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Yi Qing and Yeong Wen

Item #12

  • Title:Interactions
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    A play with music and dance

  • Choreographer:Rathimalar Govindarajoo & Edwin Anand
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Rathimalar Govindarajoo, Tan Mei Mei, Ogie Rahman, Andrew Igai, Hafzal Aziz and Selvendrrah Krishnan (Sunday only)
  • Composer:Ktwo, Santosh Logandran and Edwin Anand


  • Production Crew:Erig Ng, Mohd Zulfiqar, Mohd Syukri, Nicholas Loh
  • Producer:Bilqis Hijjas
  • Stage Manager:Stephanie Ho
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