MERENTAS AWAN A fundraising art project
Theme in August: "Love: (Videography Version * Collaboration between meme production)
In times of chaos or peace, the test of love still presents itself. Love can be overwhelming, or love can be absent. Kinship is love, friendship is love, love is love; do you love your country, your people? Do you love strangers? In this moment, in these uncertainties, how do you define love? How do you feel love?
Dancer - Kyson TEO
Kyson graduated from Taipei Physical Education College (TPEC, currently known as the University of Taipei, Tian-mu campus) in dance. While he was in Taiwan, he danced under several companies including Chamber Ballet Taipei, Taipei Royal Ballet, Century Contemporary Dance Company, Off-Nibroll Dance Company (Japan) and WC Dance Theatre.
He was also a dancer with DPAC Dance Company under JS Wong's guidance, performing in Malaysia, Singapore, Japan and India. Besides that, Kyson was a guest dancer for Ergao Dance Production in China and have performed in Wuzhen Theatre Festival, Macau City Fringe Festival and Guangdong Dance Festival. Currently, Kyson is a dance artist with Kwang Tung Dance Company, as well as a freelance dancer, a tutor and a choreographer.
For more info: www.kysonteo.com
LOVE's Team (Videography)
Artistic Director & Associate Producer
CHENG Thim Kian
HOR Tat Chin
ARVAN (Gideon Alu8khan Chen)
WONG Pui Yi
Lyricist & Songwriter - AKI
Music Arrangement - ARVAN (Gideon Alu8khan Chen)
Amy LEN | Fione CHIA | FOONG Siew Ching |
Passion MA | KOH Wen Xiang | SOO Tian Wei
The Sel & KL Kwang Tung Association Youth Section
Kwang Tung Dance Company
Artistic Director & Associate Producer
WONG Pui Yi, Kyson TEO, Fione CHIA, Samantha CHONG
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.
July - Isolation
August - Love
September - Fear
October - Freedom
November - Creativity
December - 2020
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)
Contributions can be made through online banking or cheque payable to: The Sel & KL Kwang Tung Assn Youth Section. ( RHB 2-14017-00036137)
Please Whatsapp us your bank-in slip at 016-3579729, and state clearly that the donation is made in support of Merentas Awan.
The Sel & KL Kwang Tung Assn Youth Section
Unit 601, 6th Floor, Bgn Kwang Tung, Lot 44, Jalan Pudu,
55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Persatuan Insan Istimewa Cheras, Selangor & Persatuan Rumah Caring Kajang, Selangor
*100% of the donations collected will go to the beneficiaries.
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