Seru (2016)

Synopsis

A collection of major short contemporary dance works produced by Joseph Gonzales, and choreographed together with the company. The dances have been inspired by true events in Malaysia as well as around the globe. Seru means “to call, to appeal, to exclaim…” — a call by the many senseless, horrific and unresolved events in our recent history that have impacted society. Perhaps it is also a call to respond, to be, to rise, to gather, to support, to feel… to create and to express.

Production Information

  • Production / Presenting Company:Faculty of Dance ASWARA
  • Artistic Director / Curator / Programme Coordinator:Joseph Gonzales
  • Date:9-10 April 2016
  • Total Showing:3
  • Venue:Black Box, Damansara Performing Arts Centre
  • State:Selangor

Individual Dance Items

Item #1

  • Title:The Last Tea Party
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Performed outdoors, it imagines a situation where a couple in love (?) go to have a picnic in the park. Does the young lady know that it will be her last tea party?

  • Choreographer:Joseph Gonzales
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:PRINCIPLES: Nuur Faliza Saad, Rabiatul Adawiah, Rizianah John, Azizi Mansor, Fauzi Amirudin, Raziman Sarbini, Kimberly Yap, Imran Syaffiq, Pengiran Khairul Qayyum, Athilia Mazlan. GUEST DANCERS: Chai Vivan, Ng Xinying, Liu Yong Sean, Putri Aisya Marissa. ENSEMBLE: Dalila Samad, Wong Chiying, Sonia Jagdish, Syed Haziq Afiq Hussein, Zulkarnain Zuber, and Diploma in Dance 2016.
  • Composer:Tea for Two

Item #2

  • Title:Tanah Pusaka
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Haunting tales of a land possessed — crying for a nation lost.

     

  • Choreographer:Joseph Gonzales
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:PRINCIPLES: Nuur Faliza Saad, Rabiatul Adawiah, Rizianah John, Azizi Mansor, Fauzi Amirudin, Raziman Sarbini, Kimberly Yap, Imran Syaffiq, Pengiran Khairul Qayyum, Athilia Mazlan. GUEST DANCERS: Chai Vivan, Ng Xinying, Liu Yong Sean, Putri Aisya Marissa. ENSEMBLE: Dalila Samad, Wong Chiying, Sonia Jagdish, Syed Haziq Afiq Hussein, Zulkarnain Zuber, and Diploma in Dance 2016.
  • Composer:Sudirman

Item #3

  • Title:Enter/Exit
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Created in neo-classical ballet style, this abstract work reflects life as a series of entrances and exits, plots and subplots.

     

  • Choreographer:Joseph Gonzales
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:PRINCIPLES: Nuur Faliza Saad, Rabiatul Adawiah, Rizianah John, Azizi Mansor, Fauzi Amirudin, Raziman Sarbini, Kimberly Yap, Imran Syaffiq, Pengiran Khairul Qayyum, Athilia Mazlan. GUEST DANCERS: Chai Vivan, Ng Xinying, Liu Yong Sean, Putri Aisya Marissa. ENSEMBLE: Dalila Samad, Wong Chiying, Sonia Jagdish, Syed Haziq Afiq Hussein, Zulkarnain Zuber, and Diploma in Dance 2016.
  • Composer:Sonny Krosochetz

Item #4

  • Title:Enter/Exit
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Using the structure of the traditional theatre form of randai, Suara tells the story of two star-crossed lovers, that has only one way to end.

  • Choreographer:Joseph Gonzales
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:PRINCIPLES: Nuur Faliza Saad, Rabiatul Adawiah, Rizianah John, Azizi Mansor, Fauzi Amirudin, Raziman Sarbini, Kimberly Yap, Imran Syaffiq, Pengiran Khairul Qayyum, Athilia Mazlan. GUEST DANCERS: Chai Vivan, Ng Xinying, Liu Yong Sean, Putri Aisya Marissa. ENSEMBLE: Dalila Samad, Wong Chiying, Sonia Jagdish, Syed Haziq Afiq Hussein, Zulkarnain Zuber, and Diploma in Dance 2016.
  • Composer:Sharif Zainal Sagkif Shek

Item #5

  • Title:Other Echoes
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    “Other echoes inhabit the garden. Shall we follow?” – T. S. Elliot. “Other echoes” live in our memories, of love and peace, of nations or values lost. “Shall we follow?” asks the deeper question of whether we want to arrive or be in that space… it is not an easy path but let us hold on to hope.

     

  • Choreographer:Joseph Gonzales
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:PRINCIPLES: Nuur Faliza Saad, Rabiatul Adawiah, Rizianah John, Azizi Mansor, Fauzi Amirudin, Raziman Sarbini, Kimberly Yap, Imran Syaffiq, Pengiran Khairul Qayyum, Athilia Mazlan. GUEST DANCERS: Chai Vivan, Ng Xinying, Liu Yong Sean, Putri Aisya Marissa. ENSEMBLE: Dalila Samad, Wong Chiying, Sonia Jagdish, Syed Haziq Afiq Hussein, Zulkarnain Zuber, and Diploma in Dance 2016.
  • Composer:Sri Surya Prakash

Credit

  • Lighting Designer:Tan Eng Heng
  • Production Crew:(and Choreography Assistants) Al-Jabar Laura, Naim Syahrazad, Fauzi Amirudin, Hanimah Samsuddin, Nora Thamby
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