"Multi-faceted approaches can work well, even with a small team"

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
January 2011

This documents Phase 1 of Jonathan Hollander's Fulbright Specialist Program in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2011.

Listen to Jonathan tell the story of the history of Battery Dance Company during a radio interview in Malaysia.

Phase 2, "Jonathan Hollander's Fulbright Specialist Program trip to Kuala Lumpur" can be read here.


  • Dancing to Connect Workshops (55 students), 2 performances


    • Dancing to Connect- ASWARA: (Address- Akademi Seni Budaya Dan Warisan Kebangsaan,464 Jalan Tun Ismail, 50480 Kuala Lumpur)
    • Performance- Sutra Dance Theatre (Address-12, Jalan Persiaran Titiwangsa 3, Kuala Lumpur Wilayah Persekutuan, 53200, Malaysia)


  • U.S. Embassy KL
  • Fulbright Commission
  • DoubleTree by Hilton KL Hotel
  • Sutra Dance Theatre

  • Multi-faceted approaches can work well, even with a small team. This program was originally supposed to be a solo engagement with Jonathan Hollander as a Fulbright Specialist. During the planning phase, the opportunities for working with different populations – professional dancers, conservatory students, refugee children – kept appearing and, in close consultation with the Embassy and Fulbright program, we were able to add two teaching artists to the team and expand our reach dramatically.

    Religious Issues: In our enthusiasm for the program, we inadvertently scheduled workshops on Friday afternoons during prayer time. We became aware that this was insensitive and adjusted our schedule accordingly