MERENTAS AWAN A fundraising art project

FEAR

Theme in September: "Fear" (Videography Version * Collaboration between meme production)

When hugs cause fear, when handshakes are hesitant, when breathing brings anxiety… trust becomes doubt. You fear that there are virus particles in the air. You fear that the distances between you and others would extend beyond one metre. These fears did not exist in the past. This is the inaugural year. You are still learning how to face these fears.

Dancer - Fione CHIA

 

Fione Chia graduated from ASWARA with a Bachelor of Dance (Honours) in Choreography, where she was exposed to traditional Chinese, Malay, Indian, and contemporary dance. She has participated in many dance performances, festivals and competitions such as Dance Box (MyDance Alliance), MPO Seni Ensemble, Gerak, International Dance Day, Take off (Penang Performing Arts Centre), and Release 3.0 (Maya Dance Theatre, Singapore). In 2012, her choreography “Jin Zhu Long” was nominated for the Top 18 in the 7th No Ballet International Choreography Competition in Germany.

Fione is currently a choreographer and dancer with the Kwang Tung Dance Company, as well as a freelance dance educator.

FEAR's Team (Videography) 

Artistic Director & Associate Producer

Amy LEN

Director                      

CHENG Thim Kian 

Cinematographer 

HOR Tat Chin
Music          

CHEW Soon Heng & LEOW Sze Yee

Scriptwriter

Mato Tytee

Still Photographer

Elmoor Yong

Translator

WONG Pui Yi

Dancer 

Fione CHIA

Music adapted from

<晃 "Bayang Berdengung>

by

CHEW Soon Heng & LEOW Sze Yee

Project by

Presented by

The Sel & KL Kwang Tung Association Youth Section

Produced by

Kwang Tung Dance Company

Artistic Director & Associate Producer

Amy LEN

Committee Members

WONG Pui Yi, Kyson TEO, Fione CHIA, Samantha CHONG

Copywriter

Mato Tytee

About this project

 

2020 has been a challenging year. The pandemic affected everyone, and the arts and culture industry is one of the worst hit economically. Countries have launched rescue plans for artists; many have resorted to online performances. This is a drastic shift for performing arts - from live shows in special venues to performances in the cloud, which audiences may watch anywhere, anytime. Performance artists are venturing into the unknown, creating new forms of expressions, probing new questions.

Kwang Tung Dance Company, under The Sel & KL Kwang Tung Association Youth Section, has been promoting modern dance for decades. Artistic director Amy Len sensed the changing times and, together with the Youth Section, present Merentas Awan: A fundraising art project.

Artists from different backgrounds were invited to collaborate in this cross-disciplinary project to capture these fast-evolving times. The artists reflect on the myriad social structures surrounding us. Through creative dialogue, they craft their responses to the challenges and opportunities facing us today.

Merentas Awan is presented via videography and photography. The artists explore six themes in the two formats; in total, 12 pieces are performed by 12 individual dancers. We will upload two art pieces to our social media platforms each month for public viewing, from July to December 2020.

The convenience of cloud computing offers artists a way to communicate amidst the inconvenience of physical distancing. This "stage" in the cloud invites audiences to connect with our artists and join them in contemplating life. The Youth Section hopes to use this platform not only to catalyse creative encounters, but also to raise funds for two organisations in need. We welcome donations  in all amounts as we seek new possibilities to continue supporting each other, together in the cloud.

Themes

July - Isolation

August - Love

September - Fear

October - Freedom

November - Creativity

December - 2020

Creative Team

Dancers - (videography) Amy Len, Tan Bee Hung, Mak Foong Ming, Foong Siew Ching, Kyson Teo, Fione Chia

                  (photography) Kym Tan, Vicky Yap, Chan Wan Xin, Ong Pei Yin, Joelle Lee, Ng Jing Hui

Script writers - Mato Tytee, Chong Keat Aun

Musicians - Leow Sze Yee, Chew Soon Heng, ARVAN (Gideon Alu8khan Chen), Ng Chor Guan, Chong Keat Aun

Directors - James Lee, TK Cheng

Photographic artists - Dev Lee, Core Minimal

Why a FUNDRAISER?

Merentas Awan will raise funds for Persatuan Insan Istimewa Cheras and Persatuan Rumah Caring Kajang. Let's seek new possibilities to continue supporting each other in life, across different segments of society. If you enjoyed watching our dance videos, please consider donating! Any amount is very welcomed.

How to donate (For Malaysian)

 

  1.  Contributions can be made through online banking or cheque payable to: The Sel & KL Kwang Tung Assn Youth Section. ( RHB 2-14017-00036137)

  2. Please Whatsapp us your bank-in slip at 016-3579729, and state clearly that the donation is made in support of Merentas Awan.

  3. Enquiry:
    The Sel & KL Kwang Tung Assn Youth Section
    Unit 601, 6th Floor, Bgn Kwang Tung, Lot 44, Jalan Pudu,
    55100 Kuala Lumpur.
    Tel: 03-20784336/0163579729
    Email: klkty75@gmail.com

Beneficiaries

Persatuan Insan Istimewa Cheras, Selangor & Persatuan Rumah Caring Kajang, Selangor

*100% of the donations collected will go to the beneficiaries.

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