Dancing In Place – City Site (2016)

Synopsis

The first edition of MyDance Alliance’s popular site-specific dance program to take place in an urban environment.

Production Information

  • Production / Presenting Company:MyDance Alliance
  • Artistic Director / Curator / Programme Coordinator:Wong Jyh Shyong
  • Date:30-31 July 2016
  • Total Showing:2
  • Venue:Empire Damansara (DPAC)
  • State:Kuala Lumpur

Individual Dance Items

Item #1

  • Title:Flat White
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    “After I have collected a number of discarded toys, I turned their original vibrant appearances into flat white…” A deconstructivist approach to Kay Lee’s installation.

  • Choreographer:David Kam
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:David Kam

Item #2

  • Title:Man Song
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    I play! I dance! I sing! You see!

  • Choreographer:Choo Tee Kuang
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Loke Soh Kim & Choo Tee Kuang
  • Composer:Tsai Chen Nan (Taiwan)

Item #3

  • Title:RUTIN Express
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    A party of 3 dances better in onesies. Constantly moving, there’s no time to think. “The human spirit lives on creativity and dies in conformity.”

     

  • Choreographer:Suhaili Micheline
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Alisya Razman, Afham Zainal, James Kan
  • Composer:Robbie Williams, Hans Zimmer, STRLabel X Tone Sphere

Item #4

  • Title:Who is Indecent?
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Set to a poem by Prema Devaraj, this work was first presented at a fundraising dinner for Malaysian multi-ethnic reform movement Aliran, in July 2016.

     

  • Choreographer:Jabar Laura
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Wong Shantie, Lilys Jah, Shoba Rupini, Nadhirah Rahmat
  • Composer:Mitchell Akiyama

Item #5

  • Title:Our Back Drops
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    This work is about the construction and destruction of physical things of ambition, ideal, dreams and trust. At the end of the day, as the sun sets, what are we leaning on? What are we counting on?

  • Choreographer:Lee Ren Xin
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Hii Ing Fung, Valerie Chian, Lee Ren Xin

Item #6

  • Title:The Age of Innocence
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Returning to the purity of the beginning.

     

  • Choreographer:Amy Len
  • Group:

    Kwang Tung Dance Company

  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Lee Choy Wan, Tan Bee Hung, Mak Foong Ming, Fione Chia, Anges Leong & Kym Tan
  • Composer:Cui Ping, Goh Lee Kwang, Mogwai

Item #7

  • Title:Bar Chase (a pop-up love duet)
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Janis Claxton recently spent time with DPAC Dance Company researching her POP-UP Duets (fragments of love). Bar Chase was created as part of that research into love duets for public spaces.

     

  • Choreographer:Janis Claxton (Aus/UK)
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Lim Pei Ern & Kyson Teo Khai Shen of DPAC Dance Company

Credit

  • Production Crew:Emily S’ng, Izat Muzamil, Geetha Lakshimy
  • Stage Manager:Leng Poh Gee
  • Additional Notes:

    Guide: Bilqis Hijjas

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