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ABOUT US

Anchoring on the growing awareness in the arts among various Malaysian communities, Mammoth Empire Holdings Sdn Bhd extends its corporate social responsibility to the development of arts and culture in Malaysia. This meaningful endeavour takes the form of a new arts space to meet the growing needs of arts practitioners and arts aficionados in the Petaling Jaya / the Damansara district. Hence, the new performing arts space has been strategically named Damansara Performing Arts Centre (DPAC).
 
Damansara Performing Arts Centre (DPAC) is an organisation dedicated to promoting arts in Malaysia, through learning, practising, and appreciating arts. DPAC aims to further enhance public awareness on the importance of art-forms that enrich our lives while shaping today’s world. DPAC has a proscenium theatre, a black boxan experimental theatre, an indoor theatre-foyer and several dance studios. They are all equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. These facilities cater to the professional practices of different performing arts practitioners in various forms.   

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Mission Statement

1. To provide quality production while building an environment which bridges art and humanity.

2. To promote the production of local performing arts and the improvement of quality and value of local works. 

3. To offer quality training and conducive performance environment for arts practitioners in Malaysia. 

4. To cultivate and nurture young and prospective artists in Malaysia.



Our Initiated Productions

• d’Next Artist Project (d’NA) provides accessible performing opportunities for local emerging artists who are ambitious and creative.

• DPAC Arts Festival (DAF) aims to capture the essence of local-concept works in a cultural melting pot that is Malaysia.

• d'MOTION International Dance Festival is an annual festival to connect Malaysia with the international dance scene.
• Spectrum to create a unique musical feast made especially for music enthusiasts. (2017 - 2020)
• DIAF in the aim to make Damansara a place for the arts to live. DPAC launch Damansara International Arts Festival 2017 with the objective to spread the arts to wider public. (2017 – 2019)
• Spring Fest a fully-fledged effort to bring the community together to enjoy the CNY atmosphere. (2019 - 2020)


Our In-House Dance Programmes

Focusing on dance, DPAC aims to be Malaysia's leading dance platform, uniquely dedicated to broaden and raise dance standards in Malaysia by organising quality educational programmes, and presenting quality programmes from both local and international performers. Through our in-house production, D for Dancingwe aim to cultivate artistic exchanges in professional practices by inviting reputable international dance artists for collaborative residencies. Contributing to dance education in Malaysia, DPAC has also introduced the Dancer's Training Programme (DTP) to young budding dancers to provide them with further training in professional practices. Under the guidance and direction of Artistic Director, Wong Jyh Shyong (JS), DPAC Dance Company (DDC) was formed along with the establishment of DPAC as a choreographic workplace with local and international dance artists. 


Our Collaborative Projects 

Year 2013:
• October – Hiroshi Koike Bridge Project (Japan) “The Restaurant of Many Orders”
• November – Sun Son Theatre (Taiwan) “Into The Flood”

Year 2014:
• January – cieLaroque/helene (Austria) “30 1 30 1 IS IT ME & THINK FISH” by DPAC, Gardner & Wife Theatre & ASWARA

Year 2015:
• January – Hiroshi Koike Bridge Project (Japan) “The Mahabharata Chapter Two”

Year 2017

• February –Benji Reid Physical Story Telling Workshop

• March – Dance Education Programme: Contemporary School Tour

• March – The Fortunettes

• April - Alexander Technique Workshop

• April – Edgar Ballet Workshop

• May - d’Next Artist Project Season Five

• May - d’Cinema (Taiwan)

• July – DAF: KulunkaTeatro/ Sangpuy/ Puppets

• August – DTP Final Showcase

• September – Boy Story

• September – Beyond Calligraphy

• September - Spectrum

• October – Flamenco Jazz (Spain)


Year 2018

• January – WVC Featuring Jared Sims: A Jazz Concert

• April – Alexander Technique Workshop

• May – AMOK (France)

• May - The Tree with Wings (Spain)

• July – DIAF: On!Raku! ,PULSE, Puppet Festival (My Shadow and Me/ Monkey King vs The Red Boy/ AdabBerguru), East Point West International Dance Showcase, Darkness Poomba

• August – Pass Through: Malaysia Korea Dance Exchange (Korea)

• September – Spectrum (Big Band/ Layang-layang/ GetaranAlam/ Xún)

• September – Travel with Mum

•September – Jejak-Tabi Exchange: Wandering Asian Contemporary Performance

•October – One Way to See Taiwan (Taiwan)

 

Year 2019

• February – Concert PierrotLumiere (Goethe Institut)

• April - The Le French Festival : Cyrano de Bergerac (France)

•April - The Le French Festival : Paris: A Journey Along the River Seine(France)

•July – DIAF: Sublime Musical Journey/ Blank/ B.OOM! / International Dance Showcase/ Vibra el folclor Colombiano/ The Strangers

• September – Spectrum: Kelunan/ Buka Langkah: The Inner Resonance

• October – One Way to See Taiwan (Taiwan)

• November – Que No DaríaYo by Ballet Flamenco Maria Carrasco & Embassy of Spain in Malaysia

• November – Outreach Programme with Sekolah Kebangsaan Bukit Lanjan (UiTM)

• December – Ballet Choreography Workshop (Kenneth Greve & Marie Pierre Greve)

 

Year 2020

• January - The Music The World by Hands Percussion & China Cultural Centre in Kuala Lumpur (China)

• November – BOUT by Chang Dance Theatre & Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in Malaysia (Taiwan), with Cultural Economy Development Agency (CENDANA) as our strategic partner


Our Supported Events & Performances

Year 2013:
• #TSBreakAway Prize Giving Ceremony  by Tourism Selangor
• 6th Nyoba Kan International Butoh Festival 2013 by Nyoba Kan

Year 2014:
• 7th Nyoba Kan International Butoh Festival 2014 by Nyoba Kan
• Petaling Jaya International Fair 2014 – Folklore Festival by Petaling Jaya City Council

Year 2015:
• LuluL and 2 by Tan Eng Heng
• Macbeth by Chin San Sooi
• LaguKu by Orang Orang Drum Theatre & Checkmate Creative
• Play Music 2 by Vivo Experimental Orchestra
• This Moment of Yesterday by Fiery Films (M) Sdn. Bhd.

Year 2018:

• We, The Singaporean! (WTS!)by The Royal Dance Off (TRDO)

•Concierto Flamenco (Spain) by Ballet Flemenco Maria Carrasco & Embassy of Spain in Malaysia