Refined Colors

refined coloursThis event is organized by The Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur and Tabs Creative, and supported by Embassy of Japan.

“Refined Colors” is an outstanding experimental dance performance of Japan that journeys into the nuances and impression of colour and lights as they vary from place to place; a reconfirmation and enrichment of the understanding of colour, light and body.

1. Date:
21st August, Saturday, 8:30pm – Performance (60 minutes with no intermission)
– Post performance talk

22nd August, Sunday, 3pm – Performance (60 minutes with no intermission)
– Post performance talk
– Lighting workshop

2. Venue: MCPA Theatre
1st Floor, Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall
1 Jalan Maharajalela, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2273 2269

3. Ticket price: RM 25, RM 15 (JFKL members and students)
Tickets are available at AXCESS outlets or on their website,

4. Reservation and Inquiry: The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-21612104


5. The Team
Takayuki FUJIMOTO藤本隆行:Lighting, Technical Director (Dumb Type)

Kosei SAKAMOTO坂本公成:Choreographer, Dancer (Monochrome Circus)

Kazuhiro MORIKAWA森川和弘:Dancer (Monochrome Circus)

Yuka SAEKI佐伯有香:Dancer (Monochrome Circus)

Takuya MINAMI 南琢也:Sound, Visual Design / “softpad” main artist

Daito MANABE真鍋大度:Sound (Visiting Teaching Assistant at Inter Media Art course, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo National University of Find Arts and Music)

Malaysian Dancer

Malaysian Dancer

“Refined Colors” is a project created jointly by the lighting designer of Dumb Type Takayuki Fujimoto, and Monochrome Circus’ founder Kosei Sakamoto, both from Kyoto. This dance performance using only LED lighting to light up the performance, will reconstruct Malaysian sceneries using dance, computer technology and LED lights. This lighting technology can create an amazing range of colour variations from only three primary colours light-emitting diodes, “Red, Green, Blue” and operate by a minimum of equipment, a moderate power supply and the LED unit.

Kuala Lumpur is the third destination of their Asian Tour, after Bangkok and Singapore. Different version of “Refined Colors” will be created at each city respectively under the same theme of “Colours” and “Travel”. Local performers will work with the group as guides to the sights of Malaysia, before creating and performing with the group.

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