From Soho to Shinjuku.Half Man Half Myth – A Double Bill

DPAC, Empire Damansara , Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
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From Soho to Shinjuku.Half Man Half Myth – A Double Bill will be organized at DPAC, Empire Damansara on 10th - 12th June (Friday - Sunday).

Presented by Pit Fong Loh & Ming Low

From Soho to Shinjuku · Half Man Half Myth – A Double Bill - featuring restaged contemporary dance pieces by Malaysian choreographer Pit Fong Loh of Bi Ma Dance Company and choreographer-dancer, Ming Low. Four performances will be staged at the Theatre, Damansara Performing Arts Centre (DPAC) from 10th June 2016 (Friday) to 12th June 2016 (Sunday).

★ ABOUT FROM SOHO TO SHINJUKU ★
Choreographer: Loh Pit Fong
Performers: Kentaro Suyama, Itsuki Chida, Ming Low, Lee Swee Keong, Chan Yi Jing, Loke Soh Kim, Choo Tee Kuang, Suhaili Micheline, Hanaa Tan Qiao Han & Wong Jyh Shyong
Original Music: Belgian Geert Waegemann
Music Arrangement & Visual: Yang Wei Han
Costume: Dexter Wong
Styling: Kevin Chow
Original Lighting Design: Simon Robertson

Originally choreographed with a cast of five dancers of Bi Ma Dance Company, Pit Fong Loh’s From Soho to Shinjuku provides the inspiration for a vibrant concoction of dance and design in a piece where the similarities and differences, and the highs and lows of the two cities are explored. 

A new restaged version of From Soho to Shinjuku will be performed by two original cast members, Japanese Kentaro Suyama (founder of tarinainanika) and Ming Low (co-founder of Bi Ma Dance Company), together with a new cast of talented dancers namely Lee Swee Keong (Founder & Artistic Director of Nyoba Kan), Loke Soh Kim (former dancer of Hong Kong City Contemporary Dance Company), Chan Yi Jing (former dancer of Hong Kong City Contemporary Dance Company), Choo Tee Kuang (former dancer of Hong Kong City Contemporary Dance Company), Suhaili Micheline (the Best Featured Performer at the 7th BOH Cameronian Arts Awards), Hanaa Tan Qiao Han (dancer of DPAC Dance Company) & Wong Jyh Shyong (artistic director of DPAC Dance Company); and Malaysia based Japanese martial arts master, Itsuki Chida. In this collaboration, the participating artists also include award-winning Malaysian musical performer, Yang Wei Han with his new music and visual arrangement for the piece. 

“Flushed with the rich Eurasian mix of Loh’s style – from the eloquent arms and intense inwardness of Chinese movements to the space-hungry and linear Western traditions… often mesmerizingly carried in texture and luminous in its design.” The Guardian

★ ABOUT HALF MAN HALF MYTH ★ 
Choreographer: Ming Low
Performers: Ming Low, Choo Tee Kuang, Lee Swee Keong, Wong Jyh Shyong
Music: Gideon Alubakhan
Costume: Lagenda Leng
Set Design: Ming Low
Set Maker: Loi Chin Yu
Lighting Design: Tan Eng Heng

Malaysia's acclaimed choreographer-dancer Ming Low reworked his choreography, Half Man Half Myth which was originally created for a 7-member all male group for the Selangor & Kuala Lumpur Kwangsi Dance Troupe in 1991. 
Half Man Half Myth explores the physical body within a constrained space focusing on the flow of energy, the quality of movements and human expressions in connection to music and lighting. 

The restaged version of Half Man Half Myth is revived with original live music performed by Malaysia’s musician Gideon Alubakhan, costume designed by Lagenda Leng, lighting designed by Tan Eng Heng; together with a 4-member all male mature dancers including two members of the original cast, Lee Swee Keong (Founder & Artistic Director of Nyoba Kan) and Ming himself. Two new cast members, Wong Jyh Shyong (former dancer of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan & Artistic Director of DPAC Dance Company) and Choo Tee Kuang (former dancer of Hong Kong City Contemporary Dance Company) have also joined. 

★ PERFORMANCE INFORMATION ★ 
Date & Time: 
10 June 2016 (Fri), 8.30pm
11 June 2016 (Sat), 3.00pm [SOLD OUT]
11 June 2016 (Sat), 8.30pm
12 June 2016 (Sun), 3.00pm
Venue: Theatre, DPAC

Tickets: 
• Early Bird Tickets (until 15th May 2016)
RM 78 (Cat 1)/RM 58 (Cat 2)/RM 48 (Cat 3)
• Normal 
RM 88 (Cat 1)/RM 68 (Cat 2)/RM 58 (Cat 3)
• Dcard Members
RM 78 (Cat 1)/RM 58 (Cat 2)/RM 48 (Cat 3)

Ticketing Enquiries: DPAC (+6)03-4065 0001, 4065 0002
Online Purchase: http://www.dpac.com.my/page/ticket/bookTicket/view/538.html
Media Enquiries: Ms. Maggie (maggie.ong.dpac@gmail.com)

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