Call for Applications: SEA Choreolab 2018

Call for Applications: SEA Choreolab 2018

Rimbun Dahan invites emerging contemporary dance choreographers (or performance artists or physical theatre creators) to apply for the Southeast Asian Choreolab 2018.

This international facilitated choreographic laboratory will take place at Rimbun Dahan, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 23 June to 1 July 2018.

Due date for applications:
30 November 2017.

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Project Format

14 chosen choreographers will live, work and explore together in the arts community of Rimbun Dahan for 9 days, with guidance from our international facilitator, German choreographer Isabelle Schad.

The program will consist of 7 work days with 2 days of study-tour. Work days will take place in the dance studio at Rimbun Dahan and will consist of sessions exploring choreographic methods, analysis and movement techniques led by Isabelle Schad and the participants themselves.

Other activities include artists talks by invited guest artists, live performance viewing, and informal socialising and discussions.

The first study tour day will explore the main arts institutions in and around Kuala Lumpur. The second study tour day will give your bodies and minds a break, with a half-day trip to a nearby seaside town.

The exact program may evolve during the choreolab, to remain flexible, organic and response to the specific profiles of the participants.

Project Aims

To support and enable emerging Southeast Asian contemporary dance choreographers to

  1. Adopt new choreographic tools and physical, thematic and conceptual approaches to enrich their artistic practice;
  2. Develop regional networks among their peers and with regional dance institutions, for knowledge sharing, future artistic collaboration and touring;
  3. Experience works of art, cultures, places and histories beyond their home, to increase international understanding and to help contextualize their artistic practice.
  4. Work closely with an established choreographer (Isabelle Schad), to participate in her particular artistic approach, and to benefit from her insights, advice and experience.

We hope you will have a positive and enjoyable experience at the SEA Choreolab, which will reenergize you and help you reaffirm your commitment to your artistic practice. We would like the choreolab and the networks you establish here to be an ongoing resource to which you may return for inspiration, refreshment, respite and a sense of continual community.

Who we’re looking for

  • Emerging contemporary dance choreographers, aged 35 or under, or who began creating contemporary work within the last five years. Artists who create performance art or physical theatre works are also eligible.
  • You should have established a professional or semi-professional practice, and have created at least 3 short works or 1 full-length work.
  • Citizen of and resident in an ASEAN country (Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam) or Papua New Guinea or East Timor.
  • Able to communicate functionally in English.
  • Excited to increase your knowledge base, share your practice and establish networks with your international peers.

What the project will provide

  • Twin-share accommodation at Rimbun Dahan.
  • Entry to all the project activities, including classes, study trips, facilitated sessions, and performances.
  • 3 meals per day during the project.
  • Transfer to/from airport or bus terminal (subject to conditions).

What you need to provide

  • Return airfare to Kuala Lumpur (the city is well-connected by low-cost airlines).
  • Travel insurance (and visa for Myanmar, East Timor & PNG only)
  • One session during the project (maximum 1 hour) in which you will lead the other participants through a choreographic method, thematic exploration, dance technique or artistic question. This session will be discussed and developed with the choreolab organisers.

To apply

Download the application form here [Word Doc 310kb].

Return the completed form to: contact@mydancealliance.org
by the end of Thursday 30 November 2017.

For questions or more information

Contact Bilqis Hijjas, MyDance Alliance, Malaysia
contact@mydancealliance.org, +6017 310 3769

About Rimbun Dahan

Rimbun Dahan, the home of renowned Malaysian architect Hijjas Kasturi and his wife Angela, is set on fourteen acres of land outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The compound is a centre for developing traditional and contemporary art forms. Its facilities include a dance studio, underground gallery, visual arts studios and artists’ accommodation, as well as two Malaysian heritage houses, in a Southeast Asian indigenous garden environment.

Since 1994, Rimbun Dahan has hosted hundreds of artists in various disciplines. The residency program at Rimbun Dahan aims to give international artists an opportunity to experience Malaysian culture, and to help Malaysian and other Southeast Asian artists engage with artists from the region and beyond.

About Isabelle Schad, facilitator

Isabelle Schad studied classical dance from 1981-90 in Stuttgart, and from 1990 to 1996 she danced in various classical companies. She began creating her own choreography and extending her dance education through diverse workshops and scholarships, was a member of Ultima Vez / Wim Vandekeybus in Brussels, and worked with / danced for Olga Mesa, Angela Guerreiro, Felix Ruckert, and Eszter Salamon.

Since 1999, she has developed numerous projects and dance performances of her own, in close collaboration with choreographers, performers, musicians and visual artists, which have been presented internationally in theatres, alternative places, galleries or festivals such as Tanzplattform, Tanz im August Berlin, Internationale Tanzwochen Wien or Dashanzi International Arts Festival Beijing.

The pieces California Roll and Still Lives – a community project that has been realised in more than 12 European cities – have been presented at Tanzplattform Germany 2006 and 2008. The community project TÜDDELDÜDDEL-LÜD has been presented at Tanzkongress 2009 in Hamburg.

Isabelle Schad regularly shows her work at Hebbel-Am-Ufer in Berlin. Since 2008, she has developed an ongoing project in collaboration with visual artist Laurent Goldring, followed by the solo Der Bau (2012) and the group work Collective Jumps (2014), which were both invited to Tanzplattform.

She is teaching in Berlin at the Inter-University Centre of Dance Berlin, and internationally in the frame of workshops or short period projects mostly supported by local Goethe-Institutes. She is actively engaged in the free dance scenes of many Balkan cities / countries, including Zagreb, Sofia, Skopje, Bucharest, and Belgrade.

In her work, Isabelle Schad explores relationships between the body, its languages and representations. She focuses on working methods that privilege exchange, the sharing of ideas, practices and knowledge as a tool for circulation, for continuity in learning and cooperation with other artists.

Isabelle is co-organizer of the working space Wiesenburg-Halle in Berlin, and a Zen-Shiatsu practitioner who practices Aikido on a daily basis.

More information: http://www.isabelle-schad.net/

Teaser for Pieces & Elements by Isabelle Schad: https://vimeo.com/196280271 [01:42] Camera & Editing by Nadja Krüger

Trailer for Collective Jumps by Isabelle Schad: https://vimeo.com/125661023 [03:32] Trailer by Laurent Goldring_Aufführungen at HAU Berlin, 2014

Collective Jumps. Photo © L. Goldring

The Southeast Asian Choreolab 2018 is a joint project by

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Dancing in Place 2017

Dancing in Place 2017

A weekend of short contemporary dance works performed in the gardens at Rimbun Dahan, open for free to the general public.

18-19 March 2017
Produced by Joelle Jacinto and Leng Poh Gee for MyDance Alliance.

Photos featured on this page by Nazir Azhari, Tony Tan, Mohd Nor Azmil Abdul Rahman and Huneid Tyeb. Many thanks to the photographers.

Program

I March

Location: Brick fence / Reflective pond
Choreographed and performed by JS Wong
Music composed by Thong Yoong How

I march forward or backward, in or out and here or there.

He Simply Disappears

Location: Front porch of Penang House
Choreographed by Nurulakmal Abdul Wahid
Performed by Nurhanis binti Yahya and Jazali bin Mohamad of UPSI

“It’s hard being left behind… It’s hard to be the one that stays…”  – Audrey Niffenegger 

Dis-location Series

Location: Rumah Uda Manap
Choreographed and performed by Chantal Primero and Nicole Primero of Airdance Philippines

“Achieving the end of the exercise was never the point of the exercise to begin with, was it.” -Adam Savage

Pinwheel

Location: Playhouse and the path where it leads
Choreographed by Kathyn Tan Chai Chen
Performed by Kathyn Tan, Eden Lim, Lee Ren Xin, Leo Yap, Lim Hwang King.

The unseen energy that causes movement. They spin and stop and start again, as if without permission. The wind is like a child that wants to play.

Special thanks to Now Theatre, Mr & Mrs Choo

Faux

Location: Sakinah sculpture / Bulatan Plong
Choreographed by Chai Vivan and Fione Chia
Performed by Chai Vivan, Fione Chia and Kyson Teo of Kwang Tung Dance Company

We are currently living in a world where the Artificial is becoming Natural, and Nature is becoming more and more Artificial. There are times where our eyes are unable to identify true and false. There are things that stand in between the real and the fake. Does that matter anymore?

Rebab

Location: In the forest beside the dance studio
Choreographed by Rathimalar Govindarajoo
Performed by Rathimalar Govindarajoo and Wei Jun, with Amirul Said, Yap Chiw Yi, Gwen Ng, Wong Yi Juan and Karthini Chandran of UMa Dance Company

Rebab – inspired by the Main Putri and the Makyong. The concept dwells around the word “Gerhana” as the churning of the ocean where immortality is obtained, and Gods dance where the Moon is eaten by the snake, and a dragon is split to two as Rahu and Kethu…

Female. Solo Dance Series

Location: Underground Gallery
Director / Choreographer: Loke Soh Kim
Photography Director: Kim Teoh
Soundscape Designer: Goh Lee Kwang
Dancers: Rachel Chew, Hoi Cheng Sim , Lee Ren Xin, Loke Soh Kim, Wong Man Chui

To capture the beauty and the feminine qualities of dancers, choreographer Loke Soh Kim decided to make a video series for five different dancers. Restrictions of video shooting have been set between the choreographer and the photography director to minimize the interruption to the pure dance improvisation that based on environmental stimulus; long-take in the film making, no pre-context communication with the dancers, and no disturbance from the camera. Female. Solo Dance Series is a dance video that depicted the interaction of sites, dancers, photographer and soundscape designer. The series consisted of five female solo dance with different ages and backgrounds, who wish to share their stories.                       

Supported by:  PCP Publications, Little Planet Lab, Sekeping Kong Heng, Damansara Performing Arts Centre, Oriental Art & Cultural Association, and EPSON Malaysia.

Fulfillment Needs

Location: Main plaza driveway
Choreographed by Fairul Zahid
Performed by Syafiq Kamarul, Zaidyansjah, Nur Syafiqah Najwa and Fatin Nadhirah

Naesting

Location: Red sculpture under the trees
Collaboration by Tan Bee Hung, Mamad Samsuddin and Al Bernard Garcia, alumni of the Southeast Asian Choreolab.

Search. Fit. Build. Settle. Trap.

My Alay

Location: Reflective pond
Choreographed and performed by Rithaudin Abdul Kadir

Based on the traditional Pangalay dance of the Suluk (Tausug) from Sabah, this piece is reconstructed with a contemporary vocabulary to accommodate the site. By experimenting and exploring the use of the Gong and the Turung, it is a journey of self-discovery. The use of the gong symbolises the wealth and of late, the burden of the Suluk people.

The LEF

Location: 60 Turns Lawn
Choreographed by Kyo Hong
Performed by Kate Soon and Jazz Ter

As time flew away, as the leaf scattered away so do our pathways.

When They Ate The Apple

Location: 60 Turns Lawn
Choreographed by Yunus Ismail
Performed by Maria Devonne Escobia

For the good that they were promised, they chose to disobey.

Clockwork

Location: 60 Turns Lawn
Choreographed by Fauzi Amirudin
Performed by Denise Tan, I-Lyn Tan, Joelle Jacinto, Joyce Chan, Lee Jia Xi, Regina Toyad, Ving Yee of Balletbase

We negotiate between tradition and the modern; we try to find a balance between the two, until they are harmonious – “like clockwork”. Yet there is also an effort to stop time, and we try to make that universal pause before coming into a hopeful, uncertain, inevitable future.

Bumper Egg-Laying Season Calls for More Buying

Bumper Egg-Laying Season Calls for More Buying
A newly-hatched green turtle, set to swim.

A newly-hatched green turtle, set to swim.

We need money to keep saving turtles!

This month has seen massive green turtle landings on the East Coast, and we don’t have enough money to save all the eggs. Unsaved eggs go to the local markets and are eaten.

The market rate is RM2.50 an egg — and every egg has a chance to become a turtle. Please contribute to the Rimbun Dahan Turtle Hatchery at Sungai Chendor, Pahang, where we buy freshly-laid turtle eggs from the boys who scour the beaches. These eggs are reburied in our hatchery until they hatch, and the hatchlings released into the sea.

Last year we bought just 5,000 for the whole season from April to September. This year we have already purchased 2,177 eggs in the first 3 weeks of April…. , so the season has started really well!

Please send contributions to CIMB account Angela Jane binti Abdullah 8000553551, marked Hatchery and with your name. Or email Angela Hijjas at angelahijjas@gmail.com. Donors are welcome to visit our hatchery and release baby turtles during hatching season.

 

Daniel Bear Davis

Daniel Bear Davis

 

 

DANIEL BEAR DAVIS has taught composition, contact improvisation, and Axis Syllabus internationally in Estonia, Finland, Greece, Spain, Germany, Denmark and Mexico. His work prioritizes content over genre, weaving text, dance, video, music and new media without hesitation. He considers all work to be site and context-specific and is interested in mobilizing audience agency through interaction and unconventional use of space. His work has been presented at the Imagining Bodies Symposium in Tallin, Estonia, the San Francisco International Arts Festial, SoWat Now Contemporary Performance Festival, and Looking Left Festival in California, and at the SEEDS Festival and E|MERGE Residency at Earthdance Center, MA. He has performed in theaters, on submarines, desert rocks, construction scaffolding, and art galleries. He’s made pieces about dementia, gender, war, heritage, identity. He cares about image, awe, and beauty. In creating a wide and rich acceptance of what it is to be human in a more-than-human world.

Daniel has been blessed with opportunities to perform with Nita Little, Nancy Stark Smith, Live Art Installations, Felix Ruckert, Kira Kirsch, Erika Tsimbrovsky, Scott Wells, Krista DeNio and many other inspiring body/minds.

(Time)(Place)(Body): a site-specific dance workshop

Join us for a week long excavation of image and movement in time, place and body. We will engage various approaches to body-based performance in relation to site and context. We will compose, de-compose, and re-compose an ever shifting relation to self, other, and environment.

This interdisciplinary performance workshop will combine movement training based in Axis-Syllabus, contact improvisation, butoh and other somatic awareness approaches with compositional tools from Viewpoints, Moment Work, and Performance Collage to create original choreographed and improvised performances in relation to site. The beautiful artist residency center, Rimbun Dahan, offers countless natural and cultivated environments to frame, support, complicate, and shape our work.

The workshop will end with an informal public showing of solo and group material we would have created over the course of the week.

All levels are welcomed – contact dancers, contemporary dancers, performance artists or dancers interested in site-specific, interdisciplinary or installation work.

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DATES: 19 January to 24 January 2016
TIMES: 10 am to 6 pm daily (witth a day off on the 22nd)
VENUE: Rimbun Dahan, Kuang, Malaysia

FEES
Malaysian* participants (with accommodation): RM550
Malaysian* participants (without accommodation): RM450
Non-Malaysian participants (includes accommodation): RM850

SPECIAL OFFER FOR MYDANCE MEMBERS
The first five MyDance members who register get an RM100 discount!

* “Malaysian” refers to Malaysian citizens based in Malaysia.

To register, send an email to david.lim@mydancealliance.org.

 

(Time)(Place)(Body): a site-specific dance workshop is organized by David Lim and supported by MyDance Alliance and Rimbun Dahan.

Check the Facebook event page for updated info…

Dancing in Place 2016

Dancing in Place 2016

A fun and informal excursion for the whole family, Dancing in Place features 12 short dance works performed outdoors in the lush tropical garden at Rimbun Dahan.

3-6:30pm
Saturday & Sunday
16-17 January 2016 [same program on both days]
FREE ENTRY

Featuring works by:

  • Alla Azura Abal Abas
  • Lim Hooi Meng
  • Rithaudin Abdul Kadir
  • Lee Ren Xin
  • Rathimalar Govindarajoo
  • Ming Low, for Balletbase
  • Syed Haziq Afiq
  • Nadhirah Razid

And special international guests:

  • Daniel ‘Bear’ Davis (USA)
  • Li Yong Wei & Seow Yi Qing (Singapore)
  • Jed Amihan and Airdance (Philippines)
  • Ong Pholchir and Spine Party Movement (Thailand)

The event will continue, rain or shine! Please bring your own picnic, as well as shoes that can get wet/muddy, umbrellas, and mosquito repellent. Refreshments will be provided.

Sorry, Rimbun Dahan is not a wheelchair-accessible venue.

For map and directions to Rimbun Dahan, see http://rimbundahan.org/?page_id=32

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/708357295930507/

Southeast Asian Choreolab 2016

Southeast Asian Choreolab 2016

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Emerging contemporary dance choreographers from Southeast Asia are invited to apply for this international choreographic laboratory, facilitated by Japanese choreographer Akiko Kitamura, at Rimbun Dahan, from 28 May to 5 June 2016.

Download the Call for Applications. [PDF 518kb]

Download the Application Form.  [Word doc 37kb]

 

Applications are due by the end of Monday 15 February 2016.

Project Format

14 chosen choreographers will live, work and explore together in the arts community of Rimbun Dahan for 9 days, with guidance from our international facilitator, Japanese choreographer Akiko Kitamura.

The program will consist of 7 work days with 2 days of study-tour. Work days will take place in the dance studio at Rimbun Dahan and will consist of sessions exploring choreographic methods, analysis and movement techniques led by Akiko Kitamura and the participants themselves.

Other activities include artists talks by invited guest artists, live performance viewing, and informal socialising and discussions.

The first study tour day will explore the main arts institutions in and around Kuala Lumpur. The second study tour day will give your bodies and minds a break, with a trip to the coastal town of Kuala Selangor, its nature park, monkey-feeding at a historic site, seafood dinner and a river trip to see fireflies.

The exact program may evolve during the choreolab, to remain flexible, organic and response to the specific profiles of the participants.

Project Aims

To support and enable emerging Southeast Asian contemporary dance choreographers to

  1. Adopt new choreographic tools and physical, thematic and conceptual approaches to enrich their artistic practice;
  2. Develop regional networks among their peers and with regional dance institutions, for knowledge sharing, future artistic collaboration and touring;
  3. Experience works of art, cultures, places and histories beyond their home, to increase international understanding and to help contextualize their artistic practice.

We hope you will have a positive and enjoyable experience at the SEA Choreolab, which will reenergize you and help you reaffirm your commitment to your artistic practice. We would like the choreolab and the networks you establish here to be an ongoing resource to which you may return for inspiration, refreshment, respite and a sense of continual community.

Who we’re looking for

  • Emerging contemporary dance choreographers, aged 35 or under, or who began creating contemporary work within the last five years. Artists who create performance art or physical theatre works are also eligible.
  • You should have established a professional or semi-professional practice, and have created at least 3 short works or 1 full-length work.
  • Citizen of and resident in an ASEAN country (Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam) or Papua New Guinea or East Timor.
  • Able to communicate functionally in English.
  • Excited to increase your knowledge base, share your practice and establish networks with your international peers.

What the project will provide

  • Twin-share accommodation at Rimbun Dahan.
  • Entry to all the project activities, including classes, study trips, facilitated sessions, and performances.
  • 3 meals per day during the project.
  • Transfer to/from airport or bus terminal (subject to conditions).

What you need to provide

  • Return airfare to Kuala Lumpur (the city is well-connected by low-cost airlines).
  • Travel insurance (and visa for Myanmar, East Timor & PNG only)
  • One session during the project (maximum 1 hour) in which you will lead the other participants through a choreographic method, thematic exploration, dance technique or artistic question. This session will be discussed and developed with the choreolab organisers.

To apply

Download the Application Form from here and return it to contact@mydancealliance.org

by the end of Monday 15 February 2016.

For questions or more information

Contact Bilqis Hijjas, MyDance Alliance, Malaysia
contact@mydancealliance.org, +6017 310 3769.

Akiko Kitamura profile imageAbout Akiko Kitamura, facilitator

Akiko Kitamura was born in 1970 in Tokyo. She learned ballet dance and street dance in her youth, studied dance theory at Waseda University and began to build a professional career as a choreographer in show business while still in her teens. She choreographed many pieces for commercial films, fashion shows and plays. In 1994, she founded her own company Leni-Basso. In 1995-1996, she stayed in Germany for a year as a resident artist.

In 2001 she was invited to the Bates Dance Festival and created Finks, one of her best known works, performed more than 60 times worldwide. Ghostly Round (2005), choreographed for In Transit organised by Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), is another of her signature works which has toured internationally. Akiko Kitamura has made many works for international companies, commissions and collaborations such as for American Dance Festival, Group Motion Dance Company in Philadelphia, ACE Dance and Music of Birmingham, and avant-garde rock group Art Zoyd in France.

Akiko started to learn pencak silat in 2004 according to a strong interest in the body techniques of South East Asia, and in 2010 she came to Indonesia to research dance, music and martial arts more deeply. In 2011, she started to collaborate with Indonesian artists including choreographer/dancer Martinus Miroto, Yudi Ahmad Tajudin (Teater Garasi), dancer Rianto, musicians Kill the DJ (Jogja Hip Hop Foundation), Slamet Gundono, and Endah Laras, and a team of Japanese artists to create the To Belong Series, such as To Belong-cyclonicdream- (2013) and To Belong/Suwung (2014). The work explores how two cultures meet, and connects the old world to the contemporary using video, music and dance. It also aims to discover the new generation of the Asian Body: the repository of the traditional and the contemporary worlds.

In 2015, Akiko was an Asian Cultural Council Fellow and a Saison Foundation Fellow. Since 2001 Akiko Kitamura has taught at Shinshu University, Nagano, as associate professor of the Faculty of Arts.

http://www.akikokitamura.com/
http://www.akikokitamura.com/tobelong/english/


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Genus Anisoptera

Genus Anisoptera

A genus in the family Dipterocarpaceae.

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Anisoptera laevis
mersawa durian
Malaya, Sumatra & Borneo. Most common of genera widely distributed between 300 & 900 m. Vulnerable, due to logging & habitat loss; small smooth leaf, sparse reddish scales on lower surface. Planted 6/07.
Anisoptera-leavis
Anisoptera marginata
mersawa paya
E Sumatra, Malaya, Borneo. In Malaya near
coastal peat swamp forest of S Perak, Selangor,
Pahang, and Johor. Critically endangered by land
conversion. Smooth leaves, bright yellow under.
1 fr TH 11/09
Anisoptera-marginata Anisoptera-marginata-leaf
Anisoptera scaphula
mersawa gajah
South from Chittagong; most common in north of Malaya but found as far south as NS. Favours low altitudes and deep gorges, now endangered through range. Large thin glabrous leaf. Very large trees, up to 9m girth. Planted 6/07.
Anisoptera-scaphula
Anisoptera sp.
mersawa
Small genus of about 14 species, 7 in Malay peninsula. Most have distinctive leaf: prominent looped marginal vein. High silica content of wood
makes sawing difficult. Large buttresses were frequently cut to make pans for tin washing.
Anisoptera-sp

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Genus Vatica

Genus Vatica

A genus in the family Dipterocarpaceae.

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Vatica cuspidata (Ridl.) Sym.
resak daun runcing
Endemic to Malaya, and most common Vatica, on coastal hills. Vulnerable, due to conversion and placing logging roads on ridges. Long petioled acuminate leaf that dries dark. TH 2012.
V cuspidata leafV cuspidata
Vatica flavida Foxw.
Resak padi
Endemic to Parit FR, Keroh & Cikus. Feared extinct. Elliptic-obovate cuspidate leaf with veins hairy on under surface. Yellow flowers in great profusion. These from Univeristi Petronas campus, 2011.
Vatica-flavida
Vatica-havilandii-stipule
Vatica havilandii
Brandis
resak degung
N. Borneo, Malaya: Parit FR. Prefers low forest, critically endangered, close to extinction in Malaya. Obovate-oblong leaf sharp at apex, rounded at base but variable. Dries papery dark purple. Nut globose.
Vatica-havilandii
Vatica-lobata-leaf-detail
Vatica lobata
resak paya
Endemic sp from Sg Paka, Trengganu. Swampy
land near streams, now critically endangered if
not extinct due to conversion of habitat to estate.
Obovate leaf with only 5 prs nerves. 1 fr TH 11/09.
Vatica-lobata Vatica lobata.
Vatica lowii King emend. Sym.
resak pipit
From SE Thailand to Johor. Small bluntly acuminate leaf. Typical Vatica, up to 1.5m girth. From Tunas Harapan 6.12
Vatica-lowii
Vatica nitens King
resak daun panjang
Malay peninsula and NW Borneo. From Penang and s. Kedah to Panti, s. Johor. Common in northern Selangor but not abundant anywhere. Vulnerable
to logging and forest conversion. Large oblong leaves, bole up to 3m girth.
Vatica-nitens
Vatica odorata (Griff.) Sym.
resak ranting kesat
Throughout Malaya, more common in north. Sub species, on low hills. Rusty pink tomentose young twigs (kesat: rough twigs) and semi-inferior fruits. Fr Tunas Harapan 6.12.
Vatica-odorata-2
Vatica pauciflora (Korth.) Bl.
resak paya
Fr S Vietnam to S Sumatra, in low lying swampy habitat. Vulnerable due to fragmentation. Typical Vatica, less than 3m girth, wingless fruits adapted for water dispersal. Tunas Harapan 6.12.
Va pauciflora infloresence
Vatica stapfiana (King) Sloot
resak mempening, resak laru
Malaya and Sumatra. Not uncommon in Selangor, Perak, Pahang, often in valleys, near streams. Rarely exceeds 1m girth, exudations of yellow dammar. Fruits resemble acorns of Quercus, mempening.
Vatica-stapfiana-(King)-Slo
Vatica venulosa Bl.
resak letup
Malaya, Sumatra, W Java, Borneo. Near streams in damp soil, probably endangered, but not studied. Typical small Vatica, <1m girth. Small leaves, nut concealed by 5 sepal wings 3 cm long. Lata Belatan, Trengganu. TH 6.2012.
Vatica-venulosa
Vatica yeechongii
Endemic sp from Sg Lalang FR Selangor, first
described in 2002, on slope not far from Saraca
stream. V large leaves, 40cm long, billowed
between at least 28 prs nerves, short stout
petiole and stout twigs. 1 fr TH 11/09V yeechongiiV yeechongii leaves

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Genus Shorea

Genus Shorea

A genus in the family Dipterocarpaceae.

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Shorea acuminata
meranti rambai daun
Southern half of Malay peninsula, most abundant in hilly country about 330m. Drooping branchlets, large semi-persistent stipules, unequal sided leaves and purple-red flowers. Grey to reddish bole, rough irregular fissured bark.Although greatly reduced by forest conversion, this species is not currently at risk. A specimen planted in 1997 at Rimbun Dahan fruited sparsely in Sept 2009. Location in row 3 W of entrance to main house, near Ahmad’s white sculpture.
Shorea-acuminata
Shorea acuminatissima Symington
seraya kuning runcing
Latin, accuminatassimus = prominently acuminate; the leaf apex. Borneo endemic. Vulnerable. Norsham 5.13. Located with other Sabah spp front area W of stream source.
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Shorea assamica Dyer
subspecies globifera(Ridl.) Sym
meranti pipit (meranti pa’ang) group
From NW India through to Malaya, Sumatra, Philippines, Borneo, Sulawesi, Maluku. Several geographical races are distinct botanical forms, that of Malaya and Sumatra is the form globifera. Comon in north, not found in Selangor. Leaves oval elliptic, 7 x 3cm, 17 nerved. Planted N of Dryobalanops aromatica, on front fence, but now lost.
Shorea-assamica

Shorea balanocarpoides
Sym.
damar katup (meranti damar hitam)
N Sumatra, w Borneo, Malaya; from Kedah to Kinta; Kelantan & Terengganu. On undulating low land, endangered by logging, habitat conversion. Large oval 7 nerved leaves, heavy crowns, fruits wingless.
Shorea-balanocarpoides
Shorea bentongensis
meranti mengkai (meranti pa’ang group)
Endemic sp. found in Ulu Gombak, Bentong, Rompin, NE & S Johor, on low land, deep valleys, endangered by habitat loss. Large trees with smooth bole like sepetir (Sindora spp.), leaves elliptic, c. 15 nerved, large fruit w/ short narrow wings, 3 outer 2 inner. Planted 6/07.2 new specimens June 2008, pictured below. One planted on path from Uda Manap to front, on left just beyond entrance to path, 2 more at N end of area with Ahmad’s white sculpture.Shorea-bentongensis-stip
Shorea-bentongensis_stipul Shorea-bentongensis
 Shorea blumutensis Foxw.
meranti kelim
Sumatra, Johor. Elliptic lanceolate, leathery leaves with revolute margins, and fulvous tomentose twigs and petioles. Up to 30m height, 2m girth. Critically endangered by logging. On right of laterite road to Uda Manap.
S blumutensis
Shorea curtisii
seraya
Malaya, from Pattani to Singapore. common and characteristic species of hill dipterocarp forests. Light coloured crowns, lanceolate, glaucescent leaves (pale waxy bloom on upper leaf surface, lower surface pale yellow glaucescent). Large trees to 3m girth, record 7m. Dark red meranti.
Shorea-curtisii
 Shorea curtisii subsp grandis
Seraya daun besar
Endemic form found only in Keledang Saiong  and Bukit Kinta FRs, Perak, bw 200 and 500m. Deeply fissured bark, leaves resemble seraya, but much larger. Fr Tunas Harapan ’12.
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Shorea-dasyphylla2-sm
Shorea dasyphylla
meranti batu(red meranti group)
Malaya, eastern Sumatra, Sarawak. Favours low but well drained forest, now (critically?) endangered by land conversion & logging. Leaves ovate lanceolate to elliptic oblong, 11 x 6 cm, variable, 13 nerved, softly tomentose under. Planted 6/07 to NW of Rumah Balai.
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Shorea faguetiana
damar siput(meranti damar hitam group)
Borneo, Malaya. Widely distributed, large tree. Leaves curl up on ground, ovate-lanceolate, 8 x 3 cm, 10 nerved, glabrous, petiole 12 mm, young expanding leaves dark red.
Shorea foxworthyi
balau bukit
Endemic species, throughout the peninsula except south of Ulu Selangor on west coast, on undulating land up to 2,000 feet.S foxworthyi trunk
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Shorea-gibbosa-stip
Shorea gibbosa
damar hitam gajah
Malaya, SE Sumatra, Borneo. Malaya only in central & s Johor, Singapore. Pale silvery brown striated dried twigs and larger fruits distinguish it from S. faguetiana, v similar. Larger than damar hitam (S. multiflora). 1 from TH 11/09.Abundant in Sabah where it is known as seraya kuning gajahLatin, gibbosus = pouched; the stamina filament. SE Sumatra, Malaya, Singapore, Borneo. Widespread in Sabah. Vast emergent to 70m, 2m diam bole. Variable sp. Norsham 5.13
S gibbosa SabahS gibbosa stipule
Shorea-gratissima2
Shorea gratissima
Dyer
meranti laut
Peninsula, w Sumatra, Borneo, Singapore. Bukit Jugra.
Sm ovate-lanceloate smooth leaf. Girth >3m, short buttresses. 1cm flowers, short stalked fruit, small nut ovate-oblong with short sharp point, 3 outer, 2 inner wings.
S gratissima
Shorea guiso
membatu(balau group)
From China to Malaya, Sumatra, Philippines, Borneo. Endangered. Small, thin 16 nerved leaves, 9 x 4 cm. Leaves larger on saplings than on mature trees. Planted 6/07.selangan batu merahFr Philippino name. Cochin China, Thailand, Sumatra, Malaya, Borneo, Philippines. Common in weakly seasonal tropics. Large emergent to 60m, 1.6m diam. Norsham 5.13.

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Shorea hemsleyana
chengal pasir daun besar
Malay peninsula and Sarawak, especially in swampy land on lower Perak. Common in Ijok and Parit. Timber worked in Parit sawmill, but not plentiful.
Shorea-hemsleyanaShorea-hemsleyana,-stipule
Shorea henryana
meranti jerit
(scream)
From south lower Burma, S Laos and Vietnam, and SE peninsular Thailand to Perlis, north Kedah and Langkawi. Yellow crown, ovate lanceolate leaves glaucous or pink under, rusty pink twigs. Timber hardest, heaviest, most difficult to saw. 2 planted 8/08.
S henryana
Shorea hopeifolia
damar siput jantan
Borneo, Sumatra, Malay peninsula, but not Selangor; near streams. Large winged fruit, 3 outer wings (5cm x 1 cm), 2 inner wings (3cm x .5cm), all red when mature.
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Shorea hypochra
meranti temak
(meranti pa’ang group)
Cambodia, S. China, Thailand, Riau, Lingga, Malaya. Usually in low swampy forest. Endangered. Large oval to elliptic-oblong leathery leaves. Planted 6/07.
Shorea-hypochraShorea-hypochra,-stipule
 Shorea kudatensis Wood ex Meijer

seraya kuning

Of Kudat, Sabah. Endemic in NE Sabah. Large emergent to 45m, 1.9m diam, low rounded buttresses. Endangered. Norsham 5.13.

S kudatensis
Shorea lamellata Foxw.
meranti lapis
Riau, Borneo, Malaya.
S Perak, now critically endangered. Oblong hairly leaves with c 24 prs prominent main nerves. Often >3m girth, short stout buttresses. TH 6.2012
S lammellata
Shorea laevis Ridl.
kumus
Burma, Thailand, N Sumatra, Borneo, Malaya. Common on inland ridges, often with S. curtisii   Probably largest trees in balau group. Fresh leaves bright yellow midrib.HSBG Tawau, Sabah, fr Tunas Harapan ’12.
S leavisS leavis leaf
Shorea lepidota
meranti langgong
Sumatra and Malaya, except Perlis, Kelantan, Selangor, usually on low land. Deeply fissured bark (mature), thin oblong glabrescent leaves, & saplings with persistent falcate stipules and downy twigs.
Shorea-lepidota
Shorea leprosula Miq
meranti  tembaga
red meranti group of Shorea
Throughout the peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo. Used to be common on well drained lowland soils and the most abundant form of meranti; now much reduced but still common in protected areas, regenerates vigorously. 11 planted inside front fence in 1989, now (Jan 08) the largest has a CBH of 158 cm, 62″. Yellowish brown crown. Leaves elliptical, short blunt acuminate; about 15 nerved, yellow tomentose on lower surface. Twigs hairy.1 new specimen June 2008, pictured below.

 Shorea-leprosula

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Shorea longisperma
meranti damar hitam(meranti damar hitamgroup)
E. Sumatra, Borneo, Malaya (mainly S). In undulating & low forest, up to 300m. Rare scattered tree; once locally common in parts of Selangor, now critically endangered. V. large trees, fallen leaves curled up, reddish brown on upper, pale and hairy on lower. 13 nerved, petiole 12mm coarsely stellate hairy. Planted 6/07.
Shorea-longisperma
 Shorea lumutensis Sym.
balau putih
Endemic, only from coastal hills in Dindings, Perak. Critically endangered. fissured bark, glaucous, leathery, elliptic-oblong leaves.S lumutensis leaf
S lumutensis
Shorea macrantha Brandis
kepong hantu, cengal/meranti pasir
Sumatra, Sarawak, Malaya (lower Sg Perak, E Pahang & Johor). Swampy areas, critically endangered by land conversion. Drooping branchlets; unequal sided leaves, tomentose; large wingless fruits.New specimen June 2008 pictured below. Shorea-macrantha
Shorea-macrantha_stipShorea macrantha stipule.
Shorea macroptera
melantai
(red meranti group)
Malaya, Sumatra, west Borneo. In low lying well drained forest, to 900m. Frequently assoc with seraya (S. curtisii). Leaves obovate oblong, 13 x 5 cm, variable, frequently folded along midrib, 15 nerved, drying dull yellow brown. Planted 6/07.
Shorea-macroptera
S materialis seedling
Shorea materialis
balau pasir
Endemic species limited to east coasts of Pahang, Johor and possibly Trengganu. Name refers to sandy habitat on river banks. Broad ovate,
glaucous, leathery leaves, prefers low flat land, but largely logged from accessible areas.
S materialis trunk
Shorea maxima
meranti sengkawang putih
(meranti damar hitam group)
Endemic Perak, S Pahang, & Kelantan. Once common in T. Malim on low hills. Endangered but conserved in parks. Dense crown w/twisted branches, large flowers, large wingless fruits. Small girth, rarely 2m. Leaves oblong lanceolate, 16 x 6cm, 9 nerved. Planted 6/07.
Shorea-maxima
Shorea maxwelliana
damar laut daunkecil
Essentially Malaya, sometimes in Borneo. Prefers well drained positions to 700m, more common on low ridges. Small elliptic/ovate-lanceolate leaves, faintly nerved and usually glaucous under.

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 Shorea mecistopteryx

kawang burung (Sabah), engkabang burung (Sarawak)

Borneo endemic. Large emergent tree, vulnerable due to land conversion. Leaves chartaceous, brittle when dry, blade oblong up to 30 x 12 cm.

Shorea multiflora
damar hitam
Malaya, Sumatra, Borneo. Often on ridges in association with seraya (S. curtisii) & kumus (S. leavis). Small leaves dry light, golden brown under; small wingless fruits. Understorey tree.
Shorea-multiflora
Shorea ochrophloia
seraya batu(balau group)
Endemic, all states of Malaya, sporadically on low well drained land & hills up to 300m. Once common, now critically endangered. Yellow grey bole, large trees, girth up to 3m, short buttresses, crown large, heavy, dark coloured. Leaves ovate to elliptic-ovate, 7 x 5cm, 15 nerved. Planted 6/07.
Shorea-ochrophloia
Shorea ovalis
kepong
Malaya, Sumatra, Borneo. A common meranti in lowland forest, favouring lowland and stream side. Boat shaped scabrid leaves, hairy twigs, semi-persistent triangular stipules. One of the largest and tallest trees, often >4m girth (2m in 45 yrs?), sharp buttresses. Light red meranti timber.S ovalis
Shorea-ovalis
Shorea ovata
meranti sarang punai bukit
Malaya, w Sumatra, Borneo, Mindanao. Rarely
found outside preferred habitat 600-1300m asl.
Oblong hairy stipules to 13mm. Slow growth cf
other dark red merantis. 1 from TH 11/09.
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Shorea parvifolia
meranti sarang punai
Widely distributed, up to 800m, but generally most at 500m. Frequently the most abundant species of Shorea present in any forest. Semi persistent
triangular stipules.
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Shorea pauciflora
nemesu
Malaya, Sumatra, N. Borneo. Low but well drained habitat, up to 700m. Common in Ijok FR, Perak. Scaly bole, purplish brown dried leaves,
inconspicuous tertiary nerves.
Shorea peltata Sym.
meranti telepok
E Sumatra, W and central Borneo, NE Johor in Jemaluang FR. Low land, critically endangered in Malaya. Peltate leaves, telepok for similarity to lotus leaf. 1 fr Tunas Harapan ’12.
S peltataS peltata leaf
Shorea platycarpa
meranti paya
red meranti group
Malaya, E. Sumatra. Edges of swamp forests from coastal Perak & Trengganu to Singapore. Locally abundant in Parit. Endangered. Coarsely fissured bark, dark coloured crown, & broad scabrid or tomentose leaves. Elliptic, 17 nerved.
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Shorea platyclados
meranti bukit, karai
Mountainous areas of Malaya, Sumatra and Borneo in upper dipterocapr forest zone, higher than any other Shorea. Rich stands at the Gap, Fraser’s Hill. Flattened branchlets, smooth lanceolate leaves with sharply keeled midrib. Up to 5.5m girth, buttresses stout, bark falling in flat scales. Much logged, endangered.Shorea-platyclados-stip_sm 
S platyclados

Shorea resinosa
meranti belang
(meranti pa’ang group)
Sumatra, Malaya, W Sarawak. Wide range but rare, on undulating hills blw 500m. Critically endangered by habitat loss. Elliptic lanceolate smooth leaf 10 x 4 cm with 13 nerves prominently yellow against darker under surface of dried leaf. Large trees, over 3m girth, no buttresses. Planted 6/07.
2 new specimens June 2008, pictured to the right.
Shorea-resinosa
Shorea-resinosa-stipule

Shorea roxburghii
temak
meranti pa’ang group of Shorea
From India (deciduous) to Malaya, very adaptable, north of the Malaya-Burma floristic division. Characteristic of Schima-bamboo forest in Perlis and Kedah. Thick bark, oblong thin, long petioled leaves. Tolerates drought and fire. Likely to expand its range with increasing dryness in remaining forests. It flowers and fruits when just a few years old. Formerly S. talura.
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Shorea seminis (de Vriese) Slootenselangan batu terendak

Borneo and Philippines. Locally common along rivers. Large emergent to 45m.

S seminis SabahS seminis Sabah leaf
Shorea singkawang
meranti sengkawang
(red meranti group)
Malaya, Lingga, E. Sumatra. In lowland forest from Kedah & Kelantan to Johor. Usually on well drained land up to 400m. Not common. Large purple brown dead leaves, elliptic 20 x 8cm, 13 nerved; large fruits almost wingless. Planted 6/07.

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S singkawang
Shorea singkawang var. scabrosa.Shorea singkawang var.scabrosameranti sengkawang (red meranti)Malaya, Lingga, e Sumatra. This sub sp (13 nerved leaf) only in E Terengganu & Pahang, rare, critically endangered. Large purple dead leaves (elliptic oblong 20cm). Shorea singkawang var. scabrosa stipule.
Shorea sumatrana
sengkawang (balaugroup)
Sumatra, Malay peninsula, generally on the east coast. Frequently in lowlying swampy habitats along the banks of rivers. Critically endangered by population fragmentation and habitat destruction. Twigs glabrous, leaves elliptic-oblong with about 10 pairs of nerves sharply prominent on undersurface. Fruits have reduced wings, adapted for water dispersal. This was one of the first Dipterocarps planted at Rimbun Dahan in 1990, and the single specimen has a girth of 90 cm (2008). The revised edition of Symington notes a much slower growth rate, to 60 cm in 19 years.This specimen was felled by a freak gust of wind, 12 Nov 2009. Seedlings propagated from it will be planted at Rimbun Dahan.Shorea-sumatrana-2Shorea sumatrana flower.
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Shorea symingtonii Wood.C.F. Symington (1905-1943) master of the dipterocarps.

melapi kuning

Endemic to Borneo, confined to eastern Sabah, scattered in dipterocarp forest on clay rich soils.. Large emergent tree to 50m.

S symingtoniiS symingtonii leaf
Shorea sp.(balau)Seed from Johor.  Undescribed species. Shorea-sp
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Shorea sp.(Front fountain) Shorea-sp-no-ID-at-old-foun
Shorea sp.

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