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ABOUT DPAC Dance Company (DDC)

Under the guidance and direction of Artistic Director, Wong Jyh Shyong (JS), DPAC Dance Company (DDC) was formed along with the establishment of Damansara Performing Arts Centre (DPAC), Malaysia. As a choreographic workplace, DDC aims to present DPAC’s in-house dance productions – “D for Dancing” (Contemporary and Classical Ballet Seasons) with local artists and collaborative projects between Malaysian and international dance artists. 



Photograph by JS Wong


Year 2013

In July 2013, DDC presented “To Dream a Ballerina’s Dream” performed by eight fresh graduates from the Dancer’s Training Programme (DTP) Classical Ballet Season 2013. Besides that, DDC drew on the collaboration with Mauvais Chausson Dance Theatre (Taiwan) in August 2013 to present “La Vitesse Complexe” which was performed by Wong Jyh Shyong (JS), and Lin Yen-Ching, currently a dancer with Akram Khan Company. DDC also presented other dance works in DPAC’s Soft Opening Ceremony, MyDance Festival 2013, TARI Festival 2013 and many more. In September 2013, DDC presented the first contemporary dance season “In a Space of Time” which was choreographed by Wong Jyh Shyong and performed by six talented young dancers from different nationalities - Hong Kong, Taiwan and Malaysia. “In A Space of Time” was nominated for Best Choreographer in a Full-Length Work, Best Lighting Design, Best Set Design and Best Music & Sound Design in the 11th BOH Cameronian Arts Awards.


Year 2014

In August 2014, DDC presented “The Sleeping Beauty 2014” as a featured guest dancer with graduate students from DTP Classical Ballet Season 2014. “The Sleeping Beauty 2014” was nominated for Best Choreographer in a Mixed Bill at the 12th Boh Cameronion Arts Awards 2015. Furthermore, in July, DDC was in an international collaboration with Mirramu Dance Company (Australia) and Dancecology (Taiwan) to present "Mirror Image". "Mirror Imagewas premiered in Canberra, Australia in April and then, went on tour to Taipei, Taiwan in June and Malaysia in July. As part of the Asian Young Choreographers Exchange Project, DDC collaborated with Siu Lung Fung Dance Theatre (Hong Kong) to present ‘Here It Goes Again – A Double Bill’ in October. DDC was also invited to TARI Festival 2014 and Shantanand Festival of Arts 2014. DDC joined in d’MOTION International Dance Festival 2014 to present "I See Skies of Blueand "Cut the Clouds" in December. "Cut the Clouds"  received the Best Group Performance, and it was also nominated for the Best Choreographer in a Mixed Bill along with awards for the Best Lighting Design and the Best Music & Sound Design at the 12th BOH Cameronian Arts Awards 2015.


Year 2015

In January 2015, DDC was invited to perform a full-length work - “WExplode at Store House Collection in Japan. DDC has been invited to present “After Dark” at KLPAC’s 10th Anniversary Celebration in May and KL International Performing Arts Festival - Tepak Tari in SeptemberAfter Dark” was nominated for the Best Choreographer in a Mixed Bill along with awards for the Best Lighting Design and the Best Music & Sound Design at the 13th BOH Cameronion Arts Awards 2016. Then, DDC joined in d’MOTION International Dance Festival 2015 to present "Disco-Teca" by DDC’s resident choreographer, China’s Er Gao from Ergao Dance Production Group who is widely known for his unique cutting-edge choreography style. 


Year 2016

In the collaboration with Goethe-Institut Malaysia, Ben J. Riepe (Germany) was invited to be DDC’s guest resident choreographer. Together with his dramaturge, Felizitas Stilleke Kleine, they created a new original piece titled HAHAHA with DDC dancers and premiered at DPAC Arts Festival 2016 in July. In the same year, DDC was invited to Interface 2016 (India), Sibu International Dance Festival 2016 (Malaysia) as well as Kuala Lumpur Photography Festival 2016. Thus far, DDC has toured Australia, India, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and Japan. 



DDC Performance Calendar

Date

Event

Venue

2016

9-Oct 2016

Kuala Lumpur Photography Festival 2016

Kenanga Wholesale City, Malaysia

10 – 12 Sept 2016

SIBU International Dance Festival 2016

Sibu Civic Centre, Malaysia

5 – 11 Sept 2016

Interface 2016

New Delhi & Kolkata, India

27 -28 July 2016

DPAC Arts Festival 2016 – DUA Creations 'HAHAHA' & 'Faces'

DPAC Black Box, Malaysia

2015

18 – 19 Dec 2015

d’MOTION International Dance Festival 2015 –  Asian Festivals Exchange 'Disco-Teca'

DPAC Black Box, Malaysia

2 - 5 Sept 2015

KL International Performing Arts Festival

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1 – 3 May 2015

KLPAC’s 10th Anniversary Celebration

KLPAC Pentas 2, Malaysia

21, 24 – 25 Jan 2015

Storehouse Collection 2015 ‘WExplode’

Storehouse Theatre, Japan

2014

21-Dec 2014

d’MOTION International Dance Festival 2014 –d’Next Choreographer Exchange ‘Cut the Cloud’

DPAC Black Box, Malaysia

17 – 18 Dec 2014

d’MOTION International Dance Festival 2014 –  Asian Festivals Exchange ‘I See Skies of Blue’

DPAC Theatre, Malaysia

9 – 10 Dec 2014

M1 CONTACT 2014 -  Asian Festivals Exchange ‘I See Skies of Blue’

Esplanade Theatre Studio, Singapore

6-Dec 2014

Shantanand Festival of Arts ‘Time is…’

Temple of Fine Arts, Malaysia

13-Nov 2014

Tari’14 – 9th International Dance Festival ‘As if’

ASWARA, Malaysia

10 – 12 Oct 2014

D for Dancing 2014 – Asian Young Choreographer Exchange Project ‘Here It Goes Again – A Double Bill’

DPAC Black Box, Malaysia

22 – 24 Aug 2014

D for Dancing 2014 – Classical Ballet Season ‘The Sleeping Beauty 2014’

DPAC Theatre, Malaysia

5 – 6 July 2014

D for Dancing 2014  - Contemporary Season ‘Mirror Image’

DPAC Theatre, Malaysia

2013

11 – 12 Dec 2013

d’MOTION International Dance Festival 2013 –  Asian Festivals Exchange ‘Zero’

DPAC Theatre, Malaysia

3 – 4 Dec 2013

CONTACT 2013 -  Asian Festivals Exchange ‘Zero’

Esplanade Theatre Studio, Singapore

13 -15 Sept 2013

D for Dancing 2014  - Contemporary Season ‘In a Space of Time’

DPAC Black Box, Malaysia

10 – 11 Aug 2013

D for Dancing 2014  - Contemporary Season ‘La vitessee complexe (Complex Velocity)’ with Mauvais Chausson Dance Theatre

DPAC Black Box, Malaysia

26 – 28 July 2013

D for Dancing 2013 – Classical Ballet Season ‘To Dream a Ballerina’s Dream’

DPAC Theatre, Malaysia

31-May 2013

MyDance Festival 2013 ‘G for Girls’

Panggung DBKL, Malaysia

12-May 2013

DPAC Soft Opening

DPAC Black Box, Malaysia