The Malay Mail  |  30 Augustus 2005

ANGIN is a 30-minute contemporary dance solo performed by Amsterdam-based Singaporean dancer Ming Wei Poon. It was the result of a collaboration between Japanese dancer Shintaro O-Ue and Dutch-Indonesia Gerard Mosterd in an attempt to break the historical tension between the Dutch and the Japanese caused by the war. This autobiographical dance research alternates between Asian and Western images and movements.

Kamu/Jij is a 60-minute, delicate choreografy for five dancers, five mosquito nets and a video projector. Recently premiered in the Netherlands, this new piece focuses on the subject of double morality in the Indonesian community. Currently on tour in the Netherlands, it is a personal comment on a recent Indonesian law proposal to severely punish public exhibition of human affection such as kissing. The performance contains the unique projection of translated ancient Javanese sensual Kakawin poems, reminding us of a time when public moral concerning affection seemed to be more relaxed.

At Pentas 2, The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPac) on Sept 3, 8.30pm and Sept 4 at 3pm.
Ticket priced at RM40 (Adults) and RM 20 (Students). Call 03-4047 9000 for reservations.

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