DUA Creations (2016)


DUA (TWO) Creations, the latest creation in a double bill by German choreographer, Ben J. Riepe and DDC’s Artistic Director, Wong Jyh Shyong (JS), is part of DPAC’s resident dance programme D for Dancing as  well as DDC’s annual production in 2016.

Production Information

  • Production / Presenting Company:DPAC Company
  • Artistic Director / Curator / Programme Coordinator:Wong Jyh Shyong
  • Date:27 – 28 July 2016
  • Total Showing:2
  • Venue:Black Box, DPAC
  • State:Selangor

Individual Dance Items

Item #1

  • Title:Faces
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Faces is JS Wong’s new work that contemplates the identity of one’s body culture. The creation looks at life and culture, where a contemporary lifestyle leads to a complex form of self-identity which is commonly shared in South East Asia: a mixture of one’s self and others, now and then, contemporary and traditional, East and West, and the extent of alienation and togetherness. Inspired by the use of contemporary and traditional masks in performing arts, the dancers cover and uncover their faces of identity, and deconstruct their dancing bodies as a way of communicating with oneself.

    *The creation is advised by Ben’s dramaturge, Felizitas.

  • Choreographer:Wong Jyh Shyong (JS) in collaborate with DDC dancers
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Lee Ren Xin, Lim Jie Jing, Lim Pei Ern, Hanaa Tan Qiao Han, Kyson Teo Khai Shen
  • Composer:Tee XiaoXi
  • Other Information:

    Musicians: Ensemble SILENCE: Wong Wai Shee (Violinist), Lee Ji Xuan (Guitarist), Claire Lew Hui Ling (Cellist), Yeo Chia Huey (Percussionist)

Item #2

  • Title:HAHAHA
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    In HAHAHA, Ben J. Riepe focuses on the universal language of laughing, on which the intense dialog between the six dancers and the audience is based. The moments of infection and transition are becoming the main atmospheres of this choreography – of keeping and loosing the countenance! Within this performative etudes about the sounding relationship between the human body and the individual voice, Ben J. Riepe composed a symphony of laughter. Out of one single and trivial sound, variations of meanings and faces are conquering the space and our minds. As a joy. As a cry. As a play.

  • Choreographer:Ben J. Ripe (Germany)
  • Category:Contemporary
  • Dancers:Lee Ren Xin, Lim Jie Jing, Lim Pei Ern, Hanaa Tan Qiao Han, Kyson Teo Khai Shen, Wong Jyh Shyong (JS)
  • Other Information:

    Dramaturge: Felizitas Stilleke Kleine M.A.

    Set Maker: David Wong


  • Lighting Designer:Tan Eng Heng
  • Production Crew:Technical Director: Tan Eng Heng; Technical Manager: Lee Ming Kiat; Crew: Chan Yi Jing, Timothy Lau, William Loo Jia Haw, Yip Boh Kuan
  • Producer:Tan Eng Heng
  • Publicist:Maggie Ong
  • Additional Notes:
    Advisors: Hoh May Yee, Woon Fook Sen

    Marketing: Perine Siew

    Front of House: Yip Hui Teng

    Ticketing: Shirnice Liew

    Graphic Designer: Jimme Chye

    Trailer Editor: Kyson Teo Khai Shen

    Editor: Aziza Abdullah