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MERENTAS AWAN A fundraising art project



Last Chapter: "Creativity" (Videography Version * Collaboration between meme production)

Disasters are not new, but each rapidly recurring disasters presents a new challenge for mankind. We keep practicing. We practice observation, adaptation, response. We practice compassion for others, protection for ourselves. We practice being conservative in our planning, optimistic in our response. These various life lessons demand that we be creative. Every spark of imagination gives us a boost. We prepare for an unpredictable tomorrow, we temper the uneasiness of the unknown, so that we may dance with joy throughout the ages.

Dancer - Amy LEN


Amy Len was trained in contemporary dance at Kwang Tung Dance Company and now is the artistic director of the company .She won the Best Performer (Dance) award in the 4th Annual BOH Cameronian Arts Awards 2005 and her work < No Exit > was selected into the semi-finals of The 5th International Choreography Competition Ludwigshafen 2010 – Germany. She also nominated in the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative (Dance) 2012/ 2013. She has performed and participated in dance exchange programmes in Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong, China (Guangzhou), Taiwan, Japan, Netherlands, Germany, etc.

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Merentas Awan.Creativity

Merentas Awan.Creativity

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Use words to create words, recreate new definitions; immerse words into dance, reconstruct new body language.

Even with an inch of land and one tree, dance like a witch, recreate amazing illusions, fuse with the heavens and the earth, dance into the human world.

I have dance on my land, akin to having the seed of creation. On our own lands, embrace the seed of our dreams, and keep dancing.

CREATIVITY's Team (Videography) 

Artistic Director & Associate Producer



CHENG Thim Kian 


HOR Tat Chin

ARVAN (Gideon Alu8khan Chen)


Mato Tytee

Drone & Still Photographer

Jeffery NG





Project by

Presented by

The Sel & KL Kwang Tung Association Youth Section

Produced by

Kwang Tung Dance Company

Artistic Director & Associate Producer


Committee Members

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


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.


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

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