Dancing The Malaysian Dance (Sarawak) Workshop
Dancing The Malaysian Dance Workshop is a series of traditional dance workshops conducted by ASK Dance Company consisting of various traditional dances for the community to learn and enjoy. The workshops are beginner friendly and suitable for age 9 and above.
Datun Julu’d is one of the popular dances of the ‘Upriver People’ of Sarawak, Malaysia and Kalimantan, Indonesia mainly the sub-ethnic of Kenyah and Kayan community. It means long dance. The dance is only performed by women in the long house and usually performed as an ensemble, accompanied by Sape’ music. The movements symbolise hornbill birds, hence, the ‘kirip’ used by the women to further enhance the imitation. The dance was performed in events such as to welcome warriors home from hunting, and to celebrate the end of harvest season. Now, the dance has spread across the country and is performed for many different occasions.
Suitable for 7 years old & above.
Instructor: Kimberly Yap
ASK Dance Company will also be conducting other Dancing The Malaysian Dance workshops throughout the festival.
About the Artiste / Group
ASK Dance Company (ADC) is a full-time professional dance collective that specialises in providing training, workshops, master classes, performances, choreography as well as undertaking collaborative projects in traditional and contemporary genres of dance. At present, the company comprises dancers with a Bachelor of Dance in Performance or Choreography from ASWARA. They have received numerous awards including winning gold medals at World Championship of Performing Arts, Selangor Young Talent Award 2011, BOH Cameronian Arts Awards for Performance, Choreography and other categories, International Scholarships and other distinguished prizes.
The company’s philosophy is that to be alive, one must continuously learn, and thus be unafraid to ASK pertinent questions. Its dance productions serve as a platform for this dialogue, from issues about disenfranchisement to celebrations of life. ASK Dance Company has become a shining example of Malaysia’s plurality danced through its repertoire and the ethnicity of company members.
The company aspires to become a force within the national arts ecosystem with a distinct Malaysian identity providing employment, experience and career pathways for outstanding dancers and choreographers. It further aspires to play a significant role in bridging innumerable boundaries, breaking glass ceilings and bringing dance to the forefront of national consciousness and uplift Malaysian dance onto a global stage.
ASK Dance Company…dancing the Malaysian!
English, Bahasa Malaysia
7 years old and above
Kimberly Yap Choy Hoong
Fatin Nadhirah Binti Rahmat
Wong Shan Tie
Imran Syafiq Bin Mohd Affandi
Mohd Zulkarnain Bin Zuber
Mohamad Adlan Bin Sairin
Joshua Gundi Anak Sirai
Michael Aming Anak Manja
Nella Vilarie Jitoh
Qayrysya Amira Aina
Balqis Jane Ayesha Binti Mohd Ghairull Bain
Muhammad Abul Hashimie Musa
Emer Leyla Binti Ridzuan
Liew Chye Sze