Inviting Un Yamada, a choreographer and dancer who has been active both in Japan and overseas countries, The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur (JFKL) together with National Academy of Arts Culture and Heritage (ASWARA) will organize ?Un Yamada x Kelantanese Traditional Music Collaboration Project? from 16 to 28 October 2019 in Kuala Lumpur.
Since her first visit to Malaysia in 2012, Yamada has been contributing the cultural exchange between Malaysia and Japan through dance by conducting workshops for students, creating new pieces with local dancers and also inviting them to perform in Japan.
This project is aiming to create a new dance-music piece with the theme of ?Blessings for Life?, together with the specialists in Kelantanese traditional performing arts; Zamzuriah Zahari, as a project coordinator, Kamarul Baisah Hussin and Mat Din Hussin as multi-instrumentalists. During this project, they will be visiting Kelantan, a state with an abundance of tradition in the performing arts scene, to explore especially the places and community related to Main Puteri, a combination of dance and music as a healing method. On 26 and 27 October, JFKL will be presenting showcases and talks by the project participants to share the results and the process of this collaborative project.
Public performance (Showcase and Talk):
Date & Time: 26 October (Saturday), *8:00 PM & 27 October 2019 (Sunday), *3:00 PM
Venue: Black Box, National Academy of Arts Culture and Heritage (ASWARA)
(464, Jalan Tun Ismail,50480, Kuala Lumpur)
Admission: Free of charge but registration is required via Eventbrite.
*Time is subject to change.
1. Visit www.eventbrite.com
2. Search ?Un Yamada x Kelantanese Traditional Music Collaboration Project”
3. Click ?SELECT A DATE?
4. Insert NO. OF PAX
5. Click ?REGISTER? and fill up your information
6. Click ?COMPLETE REGISTRATION? and e-tickets will be sent to your email.
Registration will end on 25 October 2019.
Please print your tickets or save it in your mobile and bring it to the registration counter as proof of registration.
For further inquiries, please write to info[at]jfkl.org.my with the title: “UN YAMADA Collaboration Project”
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