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D for Dancing 2015

Description: With a particular focus on how movement/dancing might be combined with sounding/singing and text, in this workshop we will investigate improvisational and compositional strategies for solo performance. From everyday gestures to contemporary dance forms, extra-normal voice techniques to conventional singing, poetic text to conversational talking, we will play with simple tactics for marrying and divorcing these fundamental parts of performance. Participants should come expecting to enjoy themselves.

Target: This workshop is for intermediate and advanced dancers, and performance makers, interested in finding their own ways of moving and combining that with their voices. The workshop will be in English.

Date and Time: 2nd August 2015 (Sun) 1.00pm – 4.00pm

Venue: Studio 1, DPAC

Fees: RM100 per person / RM80 (Dcard member)

Event Page: Contemporary Dance Workshop by Ashley Dyer 

About the instructor: Ashley Dyer is a performance maker, producer and workshop facilitator based in Melbourne, Australia. His practice consists largely of asking questions and solving personal riddles in order to discover better questions and new riddles. His work is heavily influenced by artists, groups and performances that emerged out of Sydney's Performance Space between 1985 and 2005. Some of these artist and their work he knows personally and others he knows through hearsay, mythology and oral tradition. Some of his most notable public work has involved working with materials, falling objects and smoke, and presenting, choreographing and composing them in relation to a dancer's and the audience's bodies. Some of his most well-known works include and then something fell on my head... (Next Wave Festival 2010), Life Support (Dance Massive 2013) Nothing to see here... (Festival of Live Art 2014) receiving significant peer and industry acclaim. 

He was also employed as an Associate Producer at Next Wave Festival 2012, and founded and program managed Erskineville's Tiny Stadiums Festival in its first two years. In 2015 he co-facilitated Ausdance's National Dance Forum. He was awarded a two year Creative Australia Fellowship by the Australia Council for the Arts in 2013. Ashley Dyer is currently in Malaysia working with TerryandTheCuz, JS Wong, Suhaili and Ren Xin on their new choreographic work SK!N, he was also the dramaturge on their award winning work Flatland.


The workshop starts with a warm-up session to relax body muscles with the contact of body and floor and to release tension by creating a massaging effect on muscles and body. Followed by renewed floor movements using adequate breathing by contracting and relaxing the muscles.

Date: 21 September 2015 (Monday)
Time: 10.30am-12.00pm
Venue: Studio 1, DPAC
Fees: With minimum donation RM30
Target: Dancers with intermediate to advanced experience. No visitor allowed.
Enquiries: (+6)03-4065 0001, 4065 0002 / damansara.dpac@gmail.com
Online enrolment form: http://goo.gl/forms/b5PknHMR5w

• Cash or Bank Transfer only. We will not reserve your seat without payment. 
• Please bank into “Damansara Performing Arts Centre Sdn Bhd” CIMB Bank : 8002624039.
• Please confirm once payment has been made by sending us the bank-in-slip or online transaction record through email or fax. No refunds after the payment is made.

• We reserve the right to postpone or cancel the lesson (e.g. due to insufficient registrations) in which case we will offer you an alternative course date or a full refund of registration fees & course fees. 
• We may change the venue of the lesson for any reason (e.g. higher than anticipated numbers). 
• We will notify participants as soon as the changes are made.

Yu Hosik is the Arts Director, Founder, and Choreographer of Designare Movement, and President and Arts Director of NDA International Festival (Former. Gwang Jin International Summer Dance Festival).

He graduated from Kyung book Special Arts High School and Han Yang Univ. with major/specialty in modern arts, and was exempted from Korean military obligation as 2006 winner of national rookie dance competition, which allowed him to reach his status as the renowned modern choreographer from Korea.
He was also selected as 2009-2010 Young Art Frontier by Korea Arts and Culture Association, which further allowed him a fellowship to study abroad in US and a grant to support foundation of Designare Movement and its first performance. At 2007, he received exceptional performance reward from national new generation choreography competition, with his performance, “closed”. In 2008 Korea Dance association, he won the best choreographer award with his signature performance, “heavy circulation”. 

This performance prompted him to be invited by MODAFE, SCF and Fukuoka Dance firing festival, where he was critically acclaimed by Norikoshi Takaoka, a renowed dance critique from Japan. At 2013, he was invited by Dance Asia festival in Japan, earning critical acclaims with his performance, “Zebra Melody”.

At 2013 Fukoka Dance Fringe Festival, he received an “Audience Honor”, a reward given by having 500 members choose which performance was a best, with his performance named “I Owe You an Apology”. Widely recognized as the new generation dancer representing Asia, he currently travels between Korea, Japan, Singapore, USA, and Europe and continues to display his performances.