Dancebox (previously The Dance Box Series) has been running since 2001 as a partnership project between MyDance Alliance and The Actors Studio. A popular and influential performance platform, Dancebox offers one night of dance in The Actors Studio’s theatre, which has moved over the years from The Actors Studio Box underneath Dataran Merdeka, to The Actors Studio Greenhall in Penang, The Actors Studio at Bangsar Shopping Centre (?), The Actors Studio @ Lot10 Shopping Centre, The Actors Studio KuAsh Theatre in Taman Tun Dr Ismail, and finally to Pentas 2 at Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre.

The Dance Box Series was originally conceived as a series of monthly dance events organised to showcase a diversity of dance including work by less established, more experimental choreographers. It later morphed into a mixed bill performance presenting works in progress, experimental works by established artists, and new works by emerging artists.

Previous Dancebox Events

Here is a partial list of Dancebox events from our archieves :

22 November 2012, Rooftop@Lot10
  • ‘Wind’, presented by Eximius School, choreographed by Ellya Sam
  • ‘Journey’, choreographed & performed by LAPAR Lab
  • ‘Memento Mori’ (excerpt), choreographed & performed by Lu Wit Chin
  • ‘Pages’, choreographed by Rebecca Alvey
  • ‘I Mind’, choreographed by Suhaili Micheline
6 April 2012, Rooftop@Lot10
  • ‘Dream n Butterfly’, choreographed & performed by Jack Kek
  • ‘Mask Dance’, presented by Nyoba Kan, performed by Jess Liew Chui Ting
  • ‘Time Machine’, created & performed by Katsura Kan (Japan)
  • ‘When the Earth Dances’, choreographed & performed by Rithaudin Abdul Kadir
  • ‘Pirates & Mermaids’, performed by Kickstart Gymnastics, choreographed by Rusnadia Kassim
17 December 2011, Rooftop@Lot10
  • ‘Ember’, choreographed & performed by Alisya Razman Adam
  • ‘Heart.Beat’, performed by Kwang Tung Dance Company, choreographed by Foong Siew Ching
  • ‘Enduring’, performed by Kwang Tung Dance Company, choreographed by Mak Foong Ming
  • ‘Bilik Mimpi’, choreographed by Suhaili Micheline, performed by Amellia Feroz & Raziman Sarbini
  • ‘In the Forest’, choreographed & performed by Yeow Lai Chee
1 October 2011, Rooftop@Lot10
  • ‘Live in the Present…’, choreographed by Carmen Yap Pui Mun
  • ‘ruddha (rude, huh?)’, choreoraphed & performed by Cynthia Ling Lee (USA/Taiwan)
  • ‘Dance in Small Space’, choreographed & performed by Daman Harun
  • ’30’ x 30”, performed by JS Dance Theatre, choreographed by Lu Witchin
  • ‘Varnam (Colour)’, presented by Supriya Rajan
17 June 2011, Rooftop@Lot10
  • ‘Angels & Demons’, choreographed by Aiza Abni Habban
  • ‘Mannequin’, choreographed by Azlan McKechnie
  • ‘Breathe’, choreographed by Claudine Gabriel
  • ‘Farewell, My Concubine – The Movement of the Martyer’, performed by Lee Wushu Arts Theatre, choreographed by Lee Swee Seng
  • ‘Journey’, performed by Living Arts, choreographed by Teresa Chian
  • ‘Ostaro Ritual’, performed by Yeow Lai Chee
  • ‘Flowering (Membunga)’, created by Zubin Mohd with Wendy Rogers
26 March 2011, Rooftop@Lot10
  • ‘Munajar Betari’, choreographed by Alla Azura Abal Abas
  • ‘Week 6’, performed by Balletbase, choreographed by An Nur & Stephanie Lim
  • ‘Status’, choreographed by Fairul Zahid
  • ‘Mapped Out’, choreographed by Judimar Hernandez
  • ‘Compromise’, choreographed & performed by Steve Goh
11 December 2010, Rooftop@Lot10
  • ‘Dedication’, performed by LAPAR Lab, choreographed by Leng Poh Gee
  • ‘A Thousand Years’, created & performed by Sofia Tengku Daud & Illia Afifuddin
  • ‘Mango Tango’, choreographed by Suhaili Micheline
  • ‘Edge’, performed by Balletbase, choreographed by Yuka Tanaka
30 October 2010, Rooftop@Lot10
  • ‘Jyersss Another Dance’, choreographed by Amy Kong
  • Preview of ‘WG Spiel’ & ‘Poetic Structure’, presented by Rimbun Dahan, choreographed by Daniel Jaber (Australia)
  • ‘Rage’, by Mun Lee
  • ‘Genuine’, choreographed by Naim Syahrazad
  • ‘The Mechanic’, choreographed by Nanci Traynor
  • ‘The Geometry of Separation’, choreographed and performed by Riki von Falken (Germany)
  • ‘Mixed Tape’ by dancers of Singapore American School, choreographed by Tracy Vanderlinden (Singapore)
26 June 2010,
  •  ‘Seasons’ , choreographed by Naimsyahrazad
  • ‘Another Me’ , choreographed by Fione Chia Yan Wei
  • ‘Ruai’ , choreographed by Gloria Patie
  • ‘M2M’ , choreographed by Marrulhuda dan Murni
  • ‘Not Only Me’ , choreographed by Fairul Zahid
  • ‘Us’ , choreographed by Hasmizan, Nurul Dhurar, Sufie Ashraf, Yang Mardhiah, Munirih, Denny Donius
2 April 2010, Rooftop@Lot10
  • ‘Gasp/Stuck’, performed by Balletbase, choreographed by Crystal Low Simwei
  • ‘Turbulence’, created and performed by David Lim, Aidira Khaidir & Iylia Nordin
  • ‘Mangala Charanam Hari Haro’, performed by Gayathri Vadivelu / Lawrence Sackris
  • ‘The Parasite in Her’, created and performed by Kiea Kuan Nam and Yeow Lai Chee
  • ‘Instant’, choreographed by Muhaini Ahmad
  • ‘An Altered State of Consciousness’, choreographed by Vivian Chan
23 January 2010, Rooftop@Lot10
  • ‘<Re.Dance>’, choreographed by Hii Ing Fung
  • ‘City.Thoughts’, choreographed by Low Shee Hoe
  • ‘Tribe’, choreographed by Nanci Traynor
  • ‘Strings’, presented by Rimbun Dahan, created by Rochelle Haley / Bilqis Hijjas
3 October 2009, Rooftop@Lot 10
  • ‘Angels or Demons’, performed by Balletbase, choreographed by Bilqis Hijjas
  • ‘Aftermath’, performed by Balletbase, choreographed by Bilqis Hijjas
  • ‘A Plyed Experience’, choreographed by Rebecca Adam Barnett
  • ‘Blue Skies, Raining Heart’, choreographed by Teresa Chian / BB Ostella Adam
  • ‘Glimpse’, performed by students of Singapore American School, coached by Tracy Vanderlinden (Singapore)
22 Sept 2003,
Plaza Putra, Dataran Merdeka
27 March 2003
Plaza Putra, Dataran Merdeka
5 January 2003
Plaza Putra, Dataran Merdeka
24 December 2002
Plaza Putra, Dataran Medeka
26 October 2002
Plaza Putra, Dataran Merdeka
17 August 2002
Plaza Putra, Dataran Merdeka
25 Febuary 2001
Plaza Putra, Dataran Merdeka
  • Wu Shuo Ba Dao by 515 Workshop
  • Works by Guna, Junainah Mohd Lojong, Mun Lee and Woon Fook Sen