Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Hanuman and Flowering in Transtory@Culver Art Centre, Riverside, California

It has been two months since I came to University of Riverside, California at the Dance Department, teaching Dance Culture-Culture in Dance to undergraduate students. At the same time, I am also working on dance pieces - triple bill as part of collaboration with Wendy Rogers(professor of dance at UCR) entitled TRANSTORY, to be presented at Culver Arts Centre on January 6, 2011. Apart from our collaborative work entitle FLOWERING, I will be presenting another piece called HANUMAN, a work that I started back in Malaysia, presented at MASKARA, GAPENA in January and KL FRINGE FEST@MAPKL in April 2010. The small work in Kuala Lumpur was a collaborative project with voice by Asmidar Ahmad, an award winning singer at various singing competition in Malaysia and also Los Angeles. The original work in KL was a solo dance performance while the HANUMAN here in Riverside would a group choreography. At the moment I am working with 3 in 1 HANUMAN and Rama(Seri Rama) representing the Father Sky and Sita(Siti Dewi) representing the Mother Earth.