It has been an exhausting month preparing for our performance, but such an enriching experience working with artists from many backgrounds.
Under the training of dance choreographer Aida Redza, my co-performers, Kent, Hil, and Izzard, and I have been working hard to not only build our stamina, but also to overcome the many challenges of our riverside performance - rolling on dirt paths with biting ants, suspending over a wooden bridge, swirling at the edge of a dark river...I don't want to reveal everything.
I hope to see many of you on Saturday night at Sungai Pinang!
River Meets Light
A mixed media performance, River Meets Light encompassing light design, dance, music and visuals in an evening of experiential showcase to trace the past and present relationship between our rivers and communities.
The first workshop presentation, held in conjunction with International Day of Action for Rivers on March 12th, will lead to a sequence of events within this year, including a premiere performance during the 2011 George Town Festival at the end of July. Concurrently, an exhibition will be conducted in August at MAP@Publika in Kuala Lumpur to raise awareness of the unfortunate state of our rivers and the need for its revitalization.
The evening of performance will see eco-sculpture installations, dance, poetry recitation, interplay of sounds from songs and dialogue with the river communities, environmental music from recycled materials, and light and audio-visual projection.