The Akademi Seni Kebangsaan has organised a three-part event that aims to raise the importance and standard of choreography in traditional dance to equal that of contemporary dance.
The festival will comprise:
Evening Performances followed by morning Discussions and afternoon Workshops. Although the workshops are only accessible to invited participants, the performances and discussions are open to the public.
20 groups from all states around the country will participate. Each group comprises a maximum of 6 people including choreographer, dancers and musicians.
The festival will also provide an opportunity for young choreographers (particularly those from outside Kuala Lumpur) to present their work not only on a national platform but also to the local (Kuala Lumpur) audience.
Discussion Sessions 1-5
8-12 October 2003 @ 9.00am-12.30pm
AudioVisual Room, MTC, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur
7-11 October 2003
Closed to Public
7-11 October 2003 @ 8.30pm
Main Auditorium, MTC, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur
For further information, contact 03-2164 9180 ext 242
Performance Programme (Tentative)
Tuesday (7 October 2003)
ASK Dance Co, Sri Ganesan, Perbadanan Labuan, Sel & KL Kwang Tung Association, Mohd Kamaludin Mohd Daud
Wednesday (8 October 2003)
Shafirul Azmi Suhaimi, Pejabat Kebudayaan & Kesenian Selangor, Badan Kebudayaan Majlis Bandaraya Melaka, Tandak Dance Theatre
Thursday (9 October 2003)
Kumpulan Selendang Perak, PDRM, Yayasan Warisan Johor, Majlis Perbandaran Petaling Jaya, Petronas Performing Arts Group
Friday (10 October 2003)
Pejabat Kebudayaan & Kesenian Negeri Perlis, Azizi Sulaiman, A Aris A Kadir, Abdul Hamid Chan, Badan Kesenian Negeri Kedah, Lembaga Kebudayaan Sabah
Saturday (11 October 2003)
Performance of 4 selected works, Loke Soh Kim and Istana Budaya
Other invited participants include:
Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur, Yayasan Negeri Sembilan, Yayasan Pahang, Pejabat Kebudayaan & Kesenisan Negeri Terengganu, Pejabat Kebudayaan & Kesenian Negeri Kelantan, Kumpulan Tarian Kampung Budaya Sarawak and Kumpulan Tarian Kementerian Pembangunan Sosial dan Urbanisasi, Sarawak.