"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.
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CREATURE TRILOGY by DPACVenue: Theatre, DPAC Date / Time: CREATURE TRILOGY
presented by DPAC
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.
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...
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
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 .
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.
17th October 2020 (Sat), 8.00 PM
18th October 2020 (Sun), 3.00 PM
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