Grant Awardees in August 2016

Every month, the Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur highlights recipients of the Japan Foundation Grants Programme and the JFKL Small Grants Programme. For more information on how you can obtain support for your Japan-related events and research, visit the JFKL grants webpage or the Japan Foundation Headquarters (Tokyo) website.

This July, we feature Moved by Padi.

Moved by Padi Dance | Penang


Moved by Padi is a multi-arts collaborative project spearheaded by Malaysia’s leading choreographer and dancer Aida Redza. With rice being central to the way of life in East and Southeast Asia, the performance depicts a contemporary reinvention of rituals and communal celebrations honouring the semangat (spirit) of paddy and rice as a source of existence and self.

A real paddy field cultivated in the heart of George Town on Macallum Street will serve as the backdrop for the show.Together with her artistic collaboratorsOmbak-Ombak ArtStudio, Ng Chor Guan (composer), Sarah Ameera(visual artist), Lisa Foo (installation artist) and Mao Arata (Japanese choreographer and performer)Redza will present visuals, installations and music for this experiential site dance performance.

Date:2728 August, 2016 Time: 8.30 p.m.10.00 p.m. Venue: Macallum Street, 10300 Penang

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