AWAS! by Akademi Seni Kebangsaan will end its successful tour of the country with performances in Kuala Lumpur. An added attraction will be newly commissioned music by Saidah Rastam.
Dates/Time: 29&30 September 2003 @ 8.30pm
Venue: Dewan Tunku Abdul Rahman, MTC, Kuala Lumpur
Contact: 2164 9180 ext 242
First choreographed by Joseph Gonzales in 1999, excerpts of it have been performed all over the world – India, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. In December, excerpts will be presented in Bangkok and Tokyo.
AWAS! is a full-length production of abstract contemporary Malaysian dance theatre, inspired by life and everyday events. It is a response to, and reflection of, our society and environment.
In terms of structure and vocabulary, it explores movement from traditional dances such as Makyong, Terinai and Zapin, infused with Western dance technique and a touch of Bollywood.
AWAS! seeks to break new boundaries and is a further step towards establishing a Malaysian contemporary dance vocabulary.
AWAS! Production Team
Choreographer / Artistic Director: Joseph Gonzales
Production Manager: Norhafilah Khawari
Music: Saidah Rastam with Rozario Ghulam Rasul and others
Lighting Design: Godzilla Tan Keam Beng
Set Design: Tan Keam Beng / Joseph Gonzales
Costume Design: Rosman Ishak
Producer: Akademi Seni Kebangsaan
Dancers: Mohd. Kamaludin Mohd. Daud, Azizi Sulaiman, Shafirul Azmi Suhaimi, Hoi Cheng Sim, Elynn Chew, A. Aris A. Kadir, Firdaus Mustapha Kamal, Liew Kar Ann, Rozilah Abd. Rahman