Dancing in Place

George Town Festival

Date2728/07/2024

Time5:00PM


LanguageNon-Verbal

CategoryDance

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Duration: 120 minutes without intermission
Doors Open: 30 minutes before the show
Recommended for: 3 years old and above

For dancers, the world is their stage. Their bodies meld with the spaces they inhabit, adapting to the landscape around them.

Dancing in Place is a site-specific dance performance that uses living spaces to offer audiences a new experience of watching dance and redefine what constitutes a stage.

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Saturday

27th

Jul 2024

5:00PM (GMT+8)

Sunday

28th

Jul 2024

5:00PM (GMT+8)

About the Show

For dancers, the world is their stage. Their bodies meld with the spaces they inhabit, adapting to the landscape around them.

Dancing in Place is a site-specific dance performance that uses living spaces to offer audiences a new experience of watching dance and redefine what constitutes a stage.

Beginning near Armenian Park, audiences are guided to travel from one location to another to experience short dance works. Non-traditional performance venues hold untapped infinite potential, and six choreographers will transform audiences’ expectations of the places they visit, showcasing how dance can happen anywhere.

As the dancers engage with Penang’s architecture and respond to the environment with their every move, audiences will bear witness to the seamless interplay between physical body and place. 


Title: 2ibu 6bekas

Every human being faces different obstacles in life. 
Choreographer: Mohd. Nur Failul bin Adam (Centre for Foundation Studies in Creative Arts, ASWARA)
Dancer: Lim Yee Qian

Title: Hari yang Terang (Scorching Sky)

A choreography that draws inspiration from the looming spectre of global warming that threatens the world today.
Choreographer: Murni binti Omar (Faculty of Dance, ASWARA)
Dancers: Haiqal Sulfitri Bin Hadanan, Salahuddin Bin Arman, Syeik Putra Bin Halim

Title: Manusia, Ruang dan Waktu (Humanity, Space and Time) 

Ia akan terus bergerak bersama dalam membentuk proses peristiwa yang akan menjadi sebuah makna kehidupan.
(Together, we will shape the moments that give life its meaning.)
Choreographer: Ealbie Breandent Abinus (Faculty of Music & Performing Arts, UPSI)
Dancers: Willubrord Abinus, Joshua Gundi anak Sirai, Shirlyn ak Lister 

Title: H+A+V+E+N

Open your hearing, open your heart. There must be some details that have escaped your attention. Maybe it is this piece that forms the person or place you have missed for a long time. Waiting can be bitter or joyful, but as long as the smell of that place remains, I think we will still be willing to do so.
Choreographer: Chia Kai Xian (Ximply Dance Company)
Dancers: Chia Kai Xian, Chew Jian Yang, Chainny Teoh Jia Er, Ooi Ying Shian, Angie Loh

Title: Sempit 

What would you do, if everything is confined?
Choreographer: Nur Hilyati Ramli (KakiTari, School of the Arts, Universiti Sains Malaysia)
Dancers: Hilyati Ramli, Putri Nelissa

Title: The Back Alley

I remember how you used to take me for walks from the back alley when I was a kid. When I snuck out of the house as a teenager, you would always wait for me there. How I wish there would always be a back alley where a mother would be waiting for her son. 
Choreographer: Leng Poh Gee (Behrang Dance Station)
Dancers: Leng Poh Gee, Leng Zi Qian


Group Bio

MyDance Alliance

MyDance Alliance is an organisation that aims to support and promote dance in Malaysia. Since 2001, they have brought the local dance community together through festivals, capacity-building projects, performance platforms, workshops, conferences and many more. The organisation represents the Malaysian dance community in global networks.

 

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