With the Damansara Performing Arts Centre (DPAC) and T.H.E Dance Company collaboration, d’Motion International Dance Festival is a yearly event that always take place on December. The Festival is to bring together international and local choreographers, dancers and students in the hope that dance will continue to be a valued and lasting component of the arts in Malaysia. The Festival also offers a supportive atmosphere aimed at fostering a creative exchange of ideas, encouraging exploration of new ground and providing opportunities to experience a wide spectrum of dance/movement disciplines.
Entering its second year, d’MOTION International Dance Festival 2014 which will run from 17th to 21st December 2014 expands its reach with one additional programme (D):
Programme A: Asian Festivals Exchange
Programme B: International Platform
Programme C: T.H.E Dance Company Premiere
Programme D: d’Next Choreographer Exchange
d’MOTION International Dance Festival 2014 present you a five-day festival featuring an exciting range of dance performances and workshops are for individuals seeking to immerse themselves in an intensive dance experience.
DANCE IN MOTION with 8 performances & 13 Workshops
Opening the festival with Asian Festivals Exchange which sees promising Asian choreographers and dancers from DPAC Dance Company (Malaysia) and T.H.E Second Company (Singapore) embark on cross-cultural, new creation residencies with award-winning artists from Seoul Dance Collection (Korea) and Yokohama Dance Collection (Japan), and resident choreographers from both dance companies.
Featuring festival highlight performances by International Artists from Asia to Europe: Sweden/Japan based Shintaro Oue, formerly of Nederlands Dance Theatre II and Cullberg Ballet. Oue has also collaborated with acclaimed choreographer Sidi larbi Cherkaoi on work such as “TeZukA” and “Shell Shock”; Japan’s Miwa Okuno presents her awarded solo piece; Taiwan’s Tung I-Fen, a former artist with Dance Forum Taipei and core member of M.O.V.E. Theatre; Last but not least, Hong Kong’s best known couple in dance scene Justyne Li and Wong Tan-ki.
Featuring co-choreography of T.H.E’s artistic director, Kuik Swee Boon & resident choreographer, Kim Jae Duk (Korea) and performed by T.H.E Dance Company (Singapore). Kim and Kuik explore the premise of “Organised Chaos” 《整理好的非理性》; a conscious approach to choreographing without preconceived design.
In collaboration with Goethe-Institut (Malaysia), Rimbun Dahan
Featuring Raymond Liew Jin Pin (Germany / Malaysia) with Ng Chor Guan (Malaysia’s composer) & Koo Chia Meng (Singapore’s multi-media artist), and performed by Folkwang Tanzstudio (Germany) and DPAC Dance Company dancers.
Conducted by International Artists from Sweden, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore/Malaysia. Meet the contemporary dance’s most celebrated performers and teachers to gain new insights and engage in their technical prowess!