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.
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