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Image BOUT Date/Time:
30th October 2020 (Fri), 8.00 PM [LIVE STREAMING] 

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BOUT

This event is【FREE】.
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Fights, fraternity, friendship. Inspired by boxing matches, the four brothers that make up Chang Dance Theatre bring to you dance performance “BOUT”. This is presented by DPAC with CENDANA as a strategic partner, and supported by Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in Malaysia. “BOUT” will be broadcast live from Taiwan on 30 October at 8PM, and streamed live from 31 October to 1 November anytime. 

Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu0fKJ8qucVoYwOPmpPhqPg


Additionally, there are 30 tickets up for grabs for an in-theatre live screening on 30 October, plus a virtual Q&A session with the dancers. 
The registration will open from 26-29 October by answering a simple question.
(with FIRST COME FIRST SERVE basis).

For details, please visit: 
www.dpac.com.my OR call the hotline at 03-4065 0001/0002

【Question】
--Which dance group will be performing in BOUT?--


**How to redeem the ticket?
1. Send in your answer, name, contact number and IC number to ticketing.dpac@gmail.com
2. Each audience is limited to redeem 1 ticket per person. (T&Cs Apply)
3. The winner will receive a notified email with the redemption code.

 
Image CREATURE TRILOGY by DPAC Date/Time:
17th October 2020 (Sat), 8.00 PM [POSTPONED]
18th October 2020 (Sun), 3.00 PM [POSTPONED]

New Date/Time:
14th November 2020 (Sat), 8.00 PM
15th November 2020 (Sun), 3.00 PM





  
   



   






"Creature Trilogy" is a dance triple bill featuring the solo and collaborative works of choreographers and dancers Raziman Sarbini, Suhaili Micheline, and Pexstret Liu Yong Sean.

• Please note that children age 12 and below & adults above the age of 60 ARE NOT ENCOURAGED to attend the STAGE PERFORMANCE. This is for the health and safety of all in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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CREATURE TRILOGY by DPAC Venue: Theatre, DPAC
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CREATURE TRILOGY
presented by DPAC

Strategic Partner: Cultural Economy Development Agency (CENDANA)


Presented by the Damansara Performing Arts Center (DPAC), with the Cultural and Economy Development Agency (CENDANA) as its strategic partner, "Creature Trilogy" will be held at DPAC from 17-18 October. 

The impact of the pandemic saw the fate of this year's Damansara International Arts Festival uncertain, which disappointed many art lovers. Since the implementation of the RMCO, DPAC has presented performances through live broadcasts and live streams, as well as stage performances to a limited audience. 

The performances from July to September have been met with warm reception and a demand for more. This October, DPAC will bring dance-centric “Creature Trilogy” (initially a part of the Damansara International Arts Festival line-up) to the stage. Dance lovers, go ahead and rejoice!  

Three choreographers converge for "Creature Trilogy"
Since ancient times, a lot of stock has been put into the biomechanics of dance movement. Flexibility, agility, coordination, and even the explosive force that we witness in a dancer when they are in their element is proof of biomechanics at work.  Each of us has a different definition of “beauty” when it comes to dance. Some might prefer the fluidity of body movements that conform to biomechanics; some might be partial to the startling movements brought on by a violation of these biomechanics. 

“Creature Trilogy” sees the return of three renowned choreographers and dancers, Raziman Sarbini, Pexstret Liu Yong Sean, and Suhaili Micheline from the United States, South Korea, and Australia respectively. Each of them have made names for themselves in their countries of base and in their home of Malaysia. Taking lessons learned abroad, they now hope to combine their unique understanding of biomechanics to derive new pieces of work.  

“Creature Trilogy” will first feature the solo works by the choreographers, which is then followed by a collaborative piece from all three of them. This triple bill will see an amalgamation of their differences in biomechanics, experience, country, and style that is sure to exceed audience’s expectations. 


Solo Piece

The Other Creatures
Choreographed by : Raziman Sarbini
Performed by :Mohammad Khairi Mokthar, Fauzi Amirudin, Kishore Krishnan, Mohamad Azizi Bin Mansor, Ng Xinying

The Other Creatures is a contemporary dance work. It was premier at NYU Tisch Dance during MFA 2 concert in 2019 and it’s a 15 minutes work. This time, Raziman make it in a longer version. The piece inspired by the Snake and Ladders board game, a classic board game in which we have to roll dice to try and reach the finish point faster than our opponent. The aim of the game is to get to the finish square a quick as possible. The game was popular in the ancient India by name Mokha Patam. It also known in Hindu philosophy as karma and kama or destiny and desire. In 1892 the game was introduced to Victorian England and named snake and ladder board game. The game has also been interpreted and used as a tool for teaching the effects of good deeds versus bad. This inspired the choreography and how the metaphor of the game affect to the society that we live in. Some individual believe that karma exist and some don’t. But what Raziman believed that if we do go to people, we will get the same. On top of that, everyone craving to be on the top. Is that mean to have the power to control others or to make world a better place?

Sound of insect is the idea for Raziman to find the vocabulary, as how his body reflect to the sound...

FRIDGE-Sapiens
Choreographed by :Suhaili Micheline
Performed by : Amellia Feroz, Sofia Tengku, Tristen Zijuin, January Low, Gan Ning Xuan
' For the things forgotten often left rotten, you make the most from what you can take. For the Needs of you kept afresh, if not noticed be frozen in time..'

Forgot to wear a hat and accidently got onto Cinderella’s thief ship,
The snowy summer made me fall in love with the thorns of the rose,
I planted seeds everywhere and I stopped to listen it,
Do I let him free love
Choreograph and Perform by:Pexstret Liu Yong Sean
Truth, or Dare. Straight forward, nonsense 

About Performers

Raziman Sarbini

Born in the town of Limbang, Sarawak, dancer and choreographer, Raziman Sarbini is Kedayan by ethnicity. In 2013, he completed his Diploma in Dance and he graduated with a Bachelors in Dance (Performance) Honours in 2015 both from the National Academy of Arts, Culture and Heritage (ASWARA) Malaysia. He worked with ASK Dance Company for several years. During this time, he worked with leading choreographers of Malaysia such as Suhaili Michelin, Joseph Gonzales, Wong Kit Yaw, Umesh Shetty and more. He also participated in several international projects performing from USA to Korea.

He then left for USA and in 2019 he graduated with MFA in Dance at NYU Tisch School of the Arts with a full scholarship from Tunku Abdul Rahman Foundation of Sarawak. Upon graduation, he worked on the Kung-Fu musical “Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise” choreographed by Akram Khan staged at The Shed, New York city for a limited season and most recently in "Father of the Nation" in Bangladesh for the Akram Khan Company in 2020. He has recently joined the Faculty at the Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Perak. 


Liu Yong Sean

Malaysia Artist. Born in 1985 , active in dance , theater , installations arts and fashion industry . After graduated from KOREA NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF ARTS and ASWARA he has actively approach the dance world with his sensational work and travel around Asia and Europe.
Between 2012 to 2018 he has started inviting international dance group and Korea Dance group to exchange , Cross Cultural Seminar, conference, international performance and work as producer beside a performer.
Winner of Malaysia Dance Competition Gold Prize and Best Dancer (Indian Dance), Seoul International Dance Competition 2011 , 2013 Gold, ASEAN PERFORMING ARTS COMPETITION GRAND PRIZE ,Short and Sweet Malaysia Best Choreographer and Best Male Dancer. Perform in Korea Dance Association Top 4 Repetore of 2017 - In The Begining.
Beside dance he had invited  to festival and teaching workshop at Korea , America, France Avignon , Belgium , liege , Italy , Malaysia , Indonesia , and China .

Suhaili Micheline

A trained dancer and performer, Malaysian dancer Suhaili is the director of Aurora School of Dance, Malaysia’s premiere dance school built to foster excellence in students by providing a rigorous, diverse and nurturing environment. Her work and determination earned her numerous awards.

Suhaili has toured; being invited to various dance festivals such as T.H.E Dance Festival, Hong Kong Arts Festival, World Islamic Eco ‘Dance for Community Healing’ Economic Forum WIEF (Bandung), TEDx Talks (Kuala Lumpur and Universiti Malaya), OMI Dance (NYC) and KOBE Dance box (Japan) art residencies and many more.

She also had been attended workshops and teaching around the globe ; USA, Spain, Australia, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Philippines and Korea. She has also taught movement and dance classes at ASWARA, Sunway University, Yayasan ChowKit KL, KDU University, Enfiniti Academy and private schools such as Sri Cempaka and Alice Smith Secondary School. Suhaili premiered her first full length dance work 'Flatland' at the Kuash Theatre, nominee for 2014, 11th Boh Cameronian Arts Awards winning multiple awards . Since then, she has created many group or solo based works such as Eclectic Shift and Nasi Ekonomi; growing young emerging dancers and devoting herself to create much bigger impact and awareness through performance art and educational talks. Her new double bill show with choreographer Kenny Shim called ‘Woman on Man on Men’ was premiered at KLPAC and involvement as choreographer and performer in the ASTRO RIA’s “Dansa Dan Sing” in January 2020. Suhaili is also the brand ambassador for Under Armour Malaysia, Sanctband Global (resistive exercise bands) and Parklife Restaurant. Her partnerships with these brands allows her to continuously give back to the community by training and supporting young talents at the grass roots level.


Date/Time:
17th October 2020 (Sat), 8.00 PM [POSTPONED]
18th October 2020 (Sun), 3.00 PM [POSTPONED]

New Date/Time:
14th November 2020 (Sat), 8.00 PM
15th November 2020 (Sun), 3.00 PM 

Genre:
Dance

Venue:
Theatre, DPAC

Ticket Information:
RM58.00 (Normal)
RM50.00 (Dcard Member)

Ticket Office:
1. H-01, DPAC, Empire Damansara, 
Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana,
47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
03-4065 0001, 4065 0002
 
Image The Other Story of Ah-Q 《阿Q外傳》 by Pentas Project Theatre Production

Date/Time:

19 November 2020 (Thursday), 8:30 pm
20 November 2020 (Friday), 8:30 pm
21 November 2020 (Saturday), 8:30 pm
22 November 2020 (Sunday), 3:00 pm
22 November 2020 (Sunday), 8:30 pm



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The Other Story of Ah-Q 《阿Q外傳》 by Pentas Project Theatre Production Venue: Black Box, DPAC
Date / Time:
19 November 2020 (Thu) ~ 8.30pm
   : MYR 33.00
20 November 2020 (Fri) ~ 8.30pm
   : MYR 33.00
21 November 2020 (Sat) ~ 8.30pm
   : MYR 33.00
22 November 2020 (Sun) ~ 3.00pm, 8.30pm
   : MYR 33.00

The Other Story of Ah-Q 《阿Q外傳》

presented by Pentas Project Theatre Production

In collaboration with THE JAPAN FOUNDATION ASIA CENTER, and DPAC

Supported by PURPLE CANE, CLOUD THEATRE.


讀劇,是舞台劇傳統的準備功夫,

讀劇,亦是不完整與想像勾結的演出。

在舞台戲服佈景都不完整的假想中造反,

7 個演員,搬演 20 個無需粉墨依然登場的角色。

《阿Q外傳》日本劇作家宮本研 Ken Miyamoto 的作品,靈感來自魯迅經典短篇小說集《吶喊》,並以《阿Q正傳》為主軸。


一切都從阿Q開始,也從阿Q結束。

失敗的英雄革命的賊,救人的醫學殺人的刀,

挑起阿Q的自嘲和卑微,剖開垂死掙扎的封建迂腐,

刺破自以為革命家的熱血與淡漠,剁碎螻蟻百姓的末善末惡,

人生或可憎或可笑或可憐或可嘆,從來都是出自那一片不曾絕望的期盼。


Staged reading - a traditional preparation for the stage.

Staged reading - also a show where incompleteness meets imagination.

Challenging incomplete stage/costumes/set, imaginatively,

7 actors perform 20 roles - barefaced for the audience.

The Japanese playwright, Ken Miyamoto’s work, “The Other Story of Ah-Q” is inspired by Lu Xun’s classical short story collection, “Call to Arms” and is based on “The Story of Ah-Q”.


It all starts with Ah Q, and it all ends with Ah Q. A failed hero - a revolutionary thief; life-saving medicine - a killing knife. Triggering Ah Q’s self-mockery and inferiority, dissecting a feudal decay fighting its dying moments. Bursting the self-proclaimed revolutionary’s passion or apathy, mincing the commoner’s good and evil.Life’s loathings, ridicules, pities, laments, which have always come from a never despairing expectation.

 

劇情簡介 Synopsis :

成長於二戰時期並在北京度過少年歲月的宮本研,透過對魯迅思想的解構和再架構,在60年代末以他擅長描述革命與群眾關係的創作風格,寫下《阿Q外傳》一劇。他將魯迅筆下許多經典人物,如:阿Q(一個卑微的愚人,也是自暴自棄自我安慰精神勝利法的符號),放上舞台與魯迅和其所在的動盪時空,交織在一起對話。透過劇中不同階層的角色,探究社會改革進程中各種的矛盾、憤怒與悲哀。對民眾來說,革命到底是什麼對革命而言,民眾到底是什麼一定要失敗才是英雄救人的醫學是否會借用殺人的刀

Ken Miyamoto - born during World War II and having spent his youth in Beijing - deconstructed and reconstructed Lu Xun’s beliefs to write “The Other Story of Ah Q” in the late sixties using his expert style of depicting revolutions and social relationships. He gathered many of Lu Xun’s classic characters to dialogue on stage, sharing the space with Lu Xun and the tumultuous times they belonged to. Through these characters of different statuses, the story examined what a social revolution could bring: the dilemmas, the rage, the grief. “To the people, what exactly is a revolution? To the revolution, what exactly are the people?” Must one fail to become a hero? Can medicine save, and yet borrow a knife to kill?

 

策展人Curators : 羅國文  Loh Kok Man &  黄永益 John Wong

製作人 Producer : 林偉彬 Pam Lim

導演 Director : 羅國文  Loh Kok Man

演員 Cast :

余秋坪 Tammy Yee
李奕翰 Lee Yee Han
何⽂翰 Ho Mun Hann
吳欣諭 Koh Xin Yu
洪梓宗 Ang Chee Chong
李偉仲 Lee Woei Zhong
黃永益 John Wong

 

Date/Time:

19 November 2020 (Thursday), 8:30 pm
20 November 2020 (Friday), 8:30 pm
21 November 2020 (Saturday), 8:30 pm
22 November 2020 (Sunday), 3:00 pm
22 November 2020 (Sunday), 8:30 pm


Venue:

Blackbox, DPAC

 

Age Limit:

6 years old and above

 

Ticket Information:

RM35.00 (Dcard)

RM38.00 (Normal)

 

Promotion:

RM33.00 (Early Bird till 1st November 2020)


Ticket Office:

Pentas Project Ticketing - 0102195874

H-01, DPAC, Empire Damansara, 

Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana,

47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

03-4065 0001, 4065 0002

 
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