MyDance Alliance and The Actors Studio present Michael Xavier Voon & his Ensemble of fresh dancers in “Seven Deadly Sins”.
Featuring never-before-seen works of Michael on brave new movers, this should be a must-see on your ‘never-2-b-missed’ date. This is Michael’s first full dance repertory in 5 years.
The theme will play with traits Gandhi felt were most spiritually perilous to humanity:
* Wealth without Work * Pleasure without Conscience * Science without Humanity * Knowledge without Character * Politics without Principle * Worship without Sacrifice * Commerce without Morality…*
Date: Sunday (22 Sept only)
Time: 8.30 pm
Venue: The Actors Studio Box, Dataran Merdeka
Tickets: RM22 (adults) and RM12 (students)
Call: 03-2694 5400/03-2692 5927
The idea for the theme came about from a class assignment Michael gave to his digital design students in college. Through the years, the topic of the 7 Cardinal Sins evolved to include the 7 Contrary Virtues (contrary to the Deadly Sins), Seven Heavenly Virtues, Seven Corporal Works of Mercy and lastly, the 7 Deadly Sins according to Gandhi.
Working with “Seven Deadly Sins” at The Actors Studio Box allows 7 pieces of dance to revolve around both positive and negative issues; thus, 14 possibilities in all. While some of the topics dealt with may be dark in nature, most of the other pieces are very much on the lighter side – with some ‘tongue-in-cheek’ and naughty humour thrown in.
Among the genres of styles reflected in the dance works include from ethnic to contemporary, from modern to jazz, and from soft rock to improvisation. Amongst the music artists used are Cliff Richard (pop ballad), William Ackerman (new age), John Cage (modern), Asiabeat (ethnic jazz fusion), The Proclaimers (pop rock), Tony O’Connor (world music), Handel (classical) and Kate Bush (pop cult).
The show will introduce mostly raw performers to give them an opportunity to dance. All featured dancers are fresh talents whose contributions come from their pure passion for movement. Michael also hopes to present varied dance forms that audiences can be re-exposed to – emphasising on simplicity of structure and audience accessibility.
Along with the performance, a few talented CENFAD students will display their digital art versions of the Seven Sins or Seven Virtues on the foyer.
Anitha Abdul Hamid, Anita Gomez, Callista Chuah, Joan Chan, Dennis Leong, Margaret Wong, Nicole Ann Thomas, Steffi Lund, Sueann Tilaka, Sara Thong, Melissa Wong & Michael Xavier Voon