Time8:00PM, 3:00PM


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Duration: 90 Minutes

Drawing inspiration from the people of East Malaysia, their culture and their way of life, six choreographers weave this rich tapestry of cultures and stories into six contemporary dance works.

“Lambaian Tradisi, Arus Modenisasi”
Hangatkan sambutan awal Kaamatan dan Hari Gawai dengan ‘KonTra : Borneo’ , KonTra merupakan sebuah siri tarian yang mempersembahkan karya-karya tarian kontemporari dengan menjadikan seni tradisional sebagai sumber inspirasi tanpa batasan.

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May 2023

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May 2023

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About the Show

KonTra : Borneo showcases a contingent of five talented choreographers from East Malaysia along with one more from Peninsular Malaysia. Drawing inspiration from the people of East Malaysia, their culture and their way of life, the choreographers weave this rich tapestry of cultures and stories into six contemporary dance works.
Come experience a slice of Borneo through this experimental dance showcase, a unique way to usher in the Kaamatan and Gawai festivities and to celebrate Bornean culture. 
KonTra is an on-going experimental dance series helmed by choreographer Zhafir Muzani which honours our traditions while forging a new way forward through contemporary dance.


KonTra : Borneo mempersembahkan 5 koreografer berbakat yang berasal dari Malaysia Timur dan seorang koreografer dari Semenanjung Malaysia. Keenam-enam koreografer akan menyampaikan enam buah karya tarian kontemporari yang terinspirasi daripada seni, budaya, dan cara hidup masyarakat Malaysia Timur. 

Marilah alami suasana Borneo yang menjadi inspirasi eksperimen ke dalam karya kontemporari, seiringan dengan menyambut ketibaan perayaan Kaamatan dan Gawai disamping meraikan budaya Borneo.

KonTra adalah sebuah siri tarian eksperimental yang diterajui oleh koreografer Zhafir Muzani, yang menghormati tradisi dan budaya pelbagai masyarakat sebagai sumber inspirasi sambil menempa jalan baharu ke hadapan melalui tarian kontemporari.


*Preview Night with photographers & videographers on stage.
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Remark: Free seating.

Covid-19 Related SOPs
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Creatives & Crew

Executive Producer | Dato’ Dr. Faridah Merican
Artistic Director | Joe Hasham OAM
Director | Zhafir Muzani 
Lighting Designer & Operator | Yusman Mokhtar
Sound Operator | Helmi
Production Stage Manager | Yeo
Backstage Crew | Halim Ashari

Choreographers | Andrew Igai Jamu, Ethel Deidre, Fauzi Amirudin, Hafzal Aziz, Jabar Laura, Yunnus Enn

The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac)
Group General Manager: Ian Chow 
General Manager (Marketing Communications): Ang Yue May 
Assistant General Manager (Theatre & Technical Management): Lawrence Selvaraj 
Assistant General Manager (Admin, Finance & Production): Easee Gan
Assistant Technical Manager: Mathanakumar Murthi
Senior Technicians: Mohd Helmi Md Khairi & Wan
Junior Technician: Yogesh
Front of House & Theatre Supervisor: Harsvini Loganathan
Production Stage Managers: Catherine Lee & Yeo Kok Wei 
Assistant Stage Manager: Hendrix Heng
Production Assistant: Agnes Chong Khai Lee
Orchestra Manager: Soo Choy Wah
Publicity & Marketing Manager: Maggie Ong
Senior Art Director: Joel Wong 
Publicist: Vishallini Vikram Gopal
Donor Relations Manager: Aishwarya Adaikalaraj
Multimedia Content Creator / Videographer: Isma Najmi
Assistant Box Office Supervisors: Jennifer John & Vaideggy Vijayasagaran 
Assistant Account Manager: Esther Kuan 
Admin & Account Executive: Amanda Chan
Head of Academy: Kimmy Kiew
Academy Administrator: Agnes Chong Khai Lee 
TUTAS Coordinator: Xavier Chen
Personal Assistant to Artistic Director: Farah Nadia
Personal Assistant to Executive Producer & Group General Manager: Catherine Lee
Assistant Maintenance Manager: Selva Rajoo
Maintenance Officer: Jayaganesh Ramankrishnan
Security Manager: Mahendra Karuppiah
Security Supervisor: Balasubramaniam Ganapathy
Senior Security Officer: Shandre Sakran Kumaravale
Security Officers: Balasivasubramaniam Arunasalam, Nadarajan Maruthamuthu, Ram Shah Osali

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