One ◆ Piece X The Rite of Spring (2016)


Back for the fourth time, top Japanese choreographer Un Yamada presents a double bill that will showcase her professional troupe and the rising stars of Malaysian dance.

Production Information

  • Production / Presenting Company:Co. Un Yamada
  • Artistic Director / Curator / Programme Coordinator:Un Yamada
  • Date:30-31 January 2016
  • Total Showing:2
  • Venue:KL Pac
  • State:Kuala Lumpur

Individual Dance Items

Item #1

  • Title:The Rite of Spring
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    The premiere of Igor Stravinsky’s radical composition in 1913 shocked the dance world with its ‘avant-garde’ content. Today, it is considered one of the most influential ballet and orchestral works of the 20th century.

    Yamada’s version draws on the same primitive forces that inspired the Russian conductor more than a century ago. Performed by the full extend of her company, dancers throw themselves into the complex rhythms of the frenetic score with intense movement, harnessing their collective dynamic energy to explosive effect.

  • Choreographer:Un Yamada
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Yuhei Ara, Toru Hasegawa, Chisa Hirosue, Sayuri Iimori, Chinami Ito, Toshihiko Jo, Llon Kawai, Kota Kihara, Masashi Koyama, Yoko Mita, Yuki Nishiyama, Naoyuki Sakai, Ayako Yamashita
  • Composer:Igor Stravinsky, Recorded performance by Kirov Orchestra with Valery Gergief as conductor (1999)

Item #2

  • Title:One ◆ Piece
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Since its debut in 2004, Un Yamada’s seminal creation – featuring a single-gender cast – has toured internationally and been performed by Japan’s leading women in dance. Following ten years of success, it was revised for the opposite sex in 2014, with new sets, costumes and musical accompaniment introduced to reflect this change.

    Now coming to Malaysia for the first time ever, the 2016 show will boast an ensemble entirely composed of homegrown talent.

  • Choreographer:Un Yamada
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Fauzi Amirudin, James Kan, Lu Wit Chin, Pengiran Khairul Qayyum, Raziman Sarbini
  • Composer:Satoru Wono


  • Lighting Designer:Yukiko Sekine
  • Set Designer:Eisuke Otsu
  • Production Crew:Lighting Operator: Masahika Fujita Set Builder: David Wong
  • Producer:Toshiko Uehara
  • Production Manager:Stephanie Ho
  • Stage Manager:Soh Chong Hong; Assistant: Alison Khor
  • Publicist:Tristan Toh
  • Additional Notes:

    Co-organizer & Advisor: Bilqis Hijjas, Joseph Victor Gonzales, Wong Oi Min

    Sound Designer: Chikako Ezawa

    Project Manager: Yuri Yamada

    Visa & Hospitality: Sulatan Ibrahim, Josephine Yeong

    Front of the House & Administration: Kyoko Kugai, Nurul Amira Binti Sabri, Shuji Tsuji

    Planning & Budgeting: Mio Yachita

    Photographer: Simon Cheong, Wakako Aichi

    Design: Kevin Chan