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La Vitesse
Photographed by James Quah

Presented by  Mauvais Chausson Dance Theatre (Taiwan)

Starts from life experience of the dancers, combining the philosophical thinking of ‘TIME’. On the background of ancient legends, their family history and personal growth, we try to further discuss how we can find our place in the world of ‘complex velocity’.

Choreographer: Lin I-Chin

Director: Hsieh Tung-Ning 

Music Composer: Susan Sarah John

Text: Liu Tianya

Performers: Wong Jyh Shyong (JS), Lin Yen-Ching 

Original Lighting Designer: Tan Eng Heng 

Set Designer: David Wong

Premiere on 10 August 2013 at Black Box, DPAC, Malaysia

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In a space of time
Photographed by Gary Ng

In a Space of Time

No one can predict Time and it is very elusive.
Forever ticking away and never slowing down.
In the midst of lost Time, we only have memories, both bitter and sweet.
What is Time to you?
For past, present and future, we live and vanished In A Space Of Time.

時間,來無影去無踪,卻永遠不曾停止;
時間,不出聲不喘息,卻永遠不曾慢下來。
時間像流水般悄悄淌過,我們能抓住的只有那五味雜陳的記憶。
對於你,時間又是什麼?
在時/空間的縫隙裡,我們在過去、現在與未來中追逐、隨即墜落。

Choreographer: Wong Jyh Shyong (JS)

Music Composer: Ng Chor Guan 

Rehearsal Assistant: Tan Chai Chen (Kathyn)

Performers: Chew Zi Xin (Rachel), Chiu Wing Tung, Huang Yu Teng, Huen Tin Yeung (Cliff), Teo Khai Shen (Kyson), Tsou Ying-Lin

Original Lighting Designer: Tan Eng Heng 

Set & Costume (Concept): Wong Jyh Shyong (JS)

Set (Realization): David Wong

Premiere on 13 September 2013 at Black Box, DPAC, Malaysia

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Zeroo
Photographed by YK Tang Photography

0 (Zero) 
A collaboration between CONTACT 2013, d’MOTION Festival 2013 and Seoul Dance Collection.

There are always oppositional forces within our life, with zero being the neutral state. In our search for equilibrium we forget that the balance lies on the comfortable weight between these forces.

Choreographer: Choi Myung Hyun, Wong Jyh Shyong (JS)

Music Composer: Choi Myung Hyun

Performers: Chew Zi Xin (Rachel), Choi Myung Hyun, Lee Ren Xin, Wong Jyh Shyong (JS)

Original Lighting Designer: Anna Rouhu 

Premiere on 3 December 2013 at Esplanade Theatre Studio, Singapore

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Mirror Image
Photographed by Khoo Eng Lea

Mirror Image
A collaboration with DPAC Dance Company (Malaysia), Mirramu Dance Company (Australia) and Dancecology (Taiwan)

 “Nature reflected our life.” - Dr. Elizabeth Dalman

By the universal language of dance, Mirror Image - Reflections of Land and People addresses the universal human need for connection to environment and the importance of recognizing and restoring this connection. 

The creative inspiration of Mirror Image comes from Nature especially the various and abundant ecology of Lake George, Canberra, an ancient lake that is more than five hundred millions years old. Exploring the relationship of living things with nature, Mirror Image invites the audience to experience their environmental awareness through the art of dance, video arts and related theatrical elements.

Choreographers & Performers: Dr. Elizabeth Cameron Dalmon OAM, Peng Hsiao-Yin, Wong Jyh Shyong (JS)

Music Composers: Riley Lee, Matthew Doyle, Brian Eno, Kimmo Vennonen, Gabrielle Roth & Andrew Ford

Performers: Chen Fu-Rong, Chen Yi-Ching, Holly Diggle, Janine Proost, Teo Khai Shen (Kyson)

Video Artist: Tzeng Huan-Hsin

Original Lighting Designer: Karen Norris

Costume Makers: Wang Chih-Ya, Chen Shaw-Chi

Premiere on 4 April 2014 at ANU Arts Centre Main Theatre, Australia

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HIGA
Photographed by Anjoey

Here It Goes Again (A Double Bill)
A collaboration of DPAC Dance Company (Malaysia) & Siu Lung Fung Dance Theatre (Hong Kong)

Based on the stunning work “Here It Goes Again” by Cyrus Hui (Hong Kong) and “Once” by Wong Jyh Shyong (JS) (Malaysia), these two Asian young choreographers exchange their views on social and artistic values in depth and restage it in a double bill. Through the cooperation with local dancers, the original choreograph of Cyrus was decorated with local favours and filled with new energy. While JS presented a new choreograph titled "Once" as a respect to the social context of the psychology themed dance theatre performance.

Here It Goes Again
Choreographed by Cyrus Hui

You can make the difference.
There are 6 performers in the work by acting as the abuser, the victim and the bystanders; the work is divided into two halves of the similar choreography but different arrangements. By allowing the audience as the bystanders to witness the occurrence of an incident, the second half turns back the clock on the same happenings but makes an alternative decision. The different results are juxtaposed to let the audience reflect upon the need to seize the opportunities to rewrite stories in life, for the betterment of themselves and others.

Once
Choreographed by Wong Jyh Shyong (JS)

To Love. To Hate. To hold. To let go.
The choreography starts with the memory flash back to a love moment of a couple, and also the tense relationship underlying in a happy family. By exploring the past, audiences are invited to look at its cause and effect and finding possible moment(s) either to live in past, or towards future.

Guest Dancer: Lee Ting Yan (Sylvia)

Dancers: Cheek Sing Yue (Nix), Chew Zi Xin (Rachel), Lee Ren Xin, Tan Qiao Han (Hanaa), Teo Khai Shen (Kyson)

Apprentice Dancers: Lim Jie Jing, Lim Wei Ni (Wendy)

Sound Designer: Michael Lo (Hong Kong Premiere), Wong Jyh Shyong (for Once)

Original Lighting Designer: Ng Choi Long (Gary)

Set Designer & Costume Designer: Bill Cheung (Hong Kong Premier), Wong Jyh Shyong (for Once)

Premiere on 10 October 2014 at Black Box, DPAC, Malaysia

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ISSOB
Photographed by Shawn Ng

I See Skies of Blue

 “It was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness.” Charles Dickens

“I See Skies of Blue” is a postmodern metaphor that contemplates the incredulity of our belief in the best of times in which we now live, with its prescriptive rules and conventional behavioural patterns. People define their existence and accommodate these social orders by seeing them as an act of embracing skies of blue and clouds of white. Indeed, it’s a wonderful world, with both light and darkness. In today’s age of manifestation, people rise and fight though their attempts at resistance are as futile as throwing straws against the wind, yet dreaming of hope is an elegy for life.

Choreographer: Wong Jyh Shyong (JS)

Dancers: Cheek Sing Yue (Nix), Chew Zi Xin (Rachel), Goh Shou Yi, Lynnette Png, Tan Qiao Han (Hanaa), Teo Khai Shen (Kyson)

Original Lighting Designer: Anna Rouhu

Music Composer: Lin Yi Shuo and Wong Jyh Shyong
*With additional music from Alice by Avril Lavigne and Ai Ai Ai Twist by P. Ramlee.

Premiere on 9 December 2014 at Esplanade Theatre Studio, Singapore

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CTC
Photographed by James Quah

Cut The Clouds
An exchange project with Folkwang Tanzstudio (Germany)

Born.
Reborn.
The clouds roll by.
Something is being born every minute.
Something, reborn every other minute.
The clouds, still rolling by.
Sun shines through the clouds, cutting them up with its gentle rays of hope. To witness is to connect to how long a way one has journeyed. There is always a reason to celebrate.

Choreographer: Raymond Liew Jin Pin

Performers: Chew Zi Xin (Rachel), Chi Ching-Yu, Hoi Cheng Sim, Luiza Braz Batista, Tan Bee Hung, Tan Qiao Han (Hanaa), Teo Khai Shen (Kyson)  

Music Composer: Ng Chor Guan

Original Lighting Designer: Tan Eng Heng

Dramaturge: Chuah Shan Rann

Multi-media Artist: Koo Chia Meng

Premiere on 21 December 2014 at Black Box, DPAC, Malaysia




Wexplode
Photographed by Shawn Ng

WExplode

 “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; We had everything before us, we had nothing before us.”- Charles Dickens

"WExplode" is about our young generation dealing with the explosion of information and technology, in which human relationships and values are intertwined with our uncertain hopes for the future.

This work reflects upon life today which seems to march towards a better civilization full of convenience, choices and voices, but which, in reality, brings only emptiness and a restless yearning for an unknown moment of outburst. We create, but our creation shape us in return; we believe, but we lose faith in dealing with realities of life. In this world, people define their existence and accommodate social orders by seeing them as an act of embracing skies of blue and clouds of white. Indeed, it’s a wonderful world, with both light and darkness. 

Yet in the midst of a lost world, we dream of light.

Choreographer: Wong Jyh Shyong (JS)

Performers: Chew Zi Xin (Rachel), Lim Jie Jing, Tan Qiao Han (Hanaa), Teo Khai Shen (Kyson)

Original Lighting Designer: Tan Eng Heng

Music Composer: Lin Yi Shuo and Wong Jyh Shyong
*With additional music from Alice by Avril Lavigne and Ai Ai Ai Twist by P. Ramlee and Ikan Kekek by Saloma

Premiere on 22 January 2015 at Ueno Storehouse Theatre, Japan

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Photographed by JS Wong

After Dark

In a dream or in reality, we keep waking up and falling asleep. There are moments when we are trying to stay awake, sometimes we would rather sleep. There are moments when we see nothing but hear everything. Thus, the more we can't see in the darkness, the more we dream.

Choreographer: Wong Jyh Shyong (JS)

Music Composers: Jack Wan, Thong Yoong How (HANDS Percussion)

Original Lighting Designer: Tan Eng Heng

Performers: Chew Zi Xin (Rachel), Lim Jie Jing, Tee Kai Le (Melody), Tan Qiao Han (Hanaa), Teo Khai Shen (Kyson)

Premiere in September 2015 at Auditorium DBKL, Malaysia.

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Disco-Teca

At the social environment outside of the disco, I'm starting to wonder who I am, where I am from, where will I go...However, in the disco, they can forget their identities, positions or even gender, and back to human purely needs on movements and sounds. Perhaps in the strong beats of disco music, the existence of "self" could be expressed through the pure movements and sounds.

Choreographer: Er Gao (China)

Music: Liang Yi Yuan (China)

Original Lighting Designer: Tan Eng Heng

Performers: Chew Zi Xin (Rachel), Lim Jie Jing, Lim Pei Ern, Tee Kai Le (Melody), Tan Qiao Han (Hanaa), Teo Khai Shen (Kyson), Yan Ni (China)

Premiere in December 2015 at DPAC's Black Box, Malaysia.





Faces

Faces contemplates the identity of one's body culture. The creation looks at life and culture, where a contemporary lifestyle leads to a complex form of self-identity which is commonly shared in South East Asia: a mixture of one's self and others, now and then, contemporary and traditional, East and West, and the extent of alienation and togetherness. Inspired by the use of contemporary and traditional masks in performing arts, the dancers cover and uncover their faces of identity, and deconstruct their dancing bodies as a way of communicating with oneself.

Choreographer: Wong Jyh Shyong (JS)

Music Composer / Live-electronic musician: Tee XiaoXi

Musicians: Wong Wai Shee (Violinist), Lee Ji Xuan (Guitarist), Claire Lew Hui Ling (Cellist), Yeo Chia Huey (Percussionist) from Silence Ensemble

Original Lighting Designer: Tan Eng Heng

Performers: Lee Ren Xin, Lim Jie Jing, Lim Pei Ern, Tan Qiao Han (Hanaa), Teo Khai Shen (Kyson)

Premiere in July 2016 at DPAC's Black Box, Malaysia.





HAHAHA

In HAHAHA, Ben J. Riepe focuses on the universal language of laughing, on which the intense dialog between the six dancers and the audience is based. The moments of infection and transition are becoming the main atmospheres of this choreography - of keeping and loosing the countenance! Within this performative etudes about the sounding relationship between the human body and the individual voice, Ben J. Riepe composed a symphony of laughter. Out of one single and trivial sound, variations of meanings and faces are conquering the space and our minds. As a joy. As a cry. As a play.

Choreographer: Ben J. Riepe (Germany)

Dramaturge: Felizitas Stilleke Kleine M.A.

Original Lighting Designer: Tan Eng Heng

Costume: Quito Yang & Ben J. Riepe

Set maker: David Wong

Performers: Lee Ren Xin, Lim Jie Jing, Lim Pei Ern, Tan Qiao Han (Hanaa), Teo Khai Shen (Kyson), Wong Jyh Shyong (JS)

In Collaboration With: Goethe-Institut Malaysia

Premiere in July 2016 at DPAC's Black Box, Malaysia.

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