Dance Day 2009

Photo by Amir Hon.

Ever seen dancers do something fantastic and fun on stage and think, “I want to do that!”? Well now you can!

For the third year running, Rimbun Dahan, in partnership with MyDance Alliance, hosted a day of dance workshops at Rimbun Dahan on the Labour Day holiday, to celebrate International Dance Day.

This year, our line up of local choreographers taught workshops with excerpts from their own exciting choreography, just like you saw it on stage!

9.30am to 5.15pm, Friday 1 May (public holiday for Labor Day).
Rimbun Dahan, Km 27 Jalan Kuang, Kuang, 48050 Selangor.

RM 50 per person for the whole day, lunch included. RM 30 for MyDance Alliance members (Join on the day! Membership for MyDance is RM 20 for students, RM for ordinary members)

Limited to 25 people, intermediate to advanced dancers only.

Schedule for Dance Day ’09

9am — Arrival, registration and warm-up

9.30-11am — Suhaili Ahmad Kamil, finalist of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Season 1 and lecturer at ASWARA, guided the group through the delicate zen-like work of Australian-Chinese choreographer Feng Feng Wang, whose work Suhaili performed in Australia last year.

11.15-12.45 — Azwa, hit choreographer of Malay contemporary dance in ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, got those muscles working with a silat-inspired contemporary routine.

12.45-2pm — Lunch break (food provided).

2-3.30pm — Suhaili introduced the crowd to the challenges of her new work ‘2=1’, which was nominated for Best Choreography in a Mixed Bill for the 2008 BOH Cameronian Arts Awards.

3.45-5.15pm — Naim Syahrazad, emerging darling of the ASWARA dance scene, got the group down to the floor and up again with the knock-out finale from ‘Line’, his group work which enjoyed a gala presentation at KLPac in January 2009.