Kuang (Rimbun Dahan), Malaysia

Kuang (Rimbun Dahan), Malaysia
September 2011

Rimbun Dahan, Malaysia, September 2011


September 19 - October 2, 2011

Project Activities

  • 4 performances of Into the Centre, Auditorium DBKL
  • 1 performance of *Dancing to Connect, Mt. Kiara International School
  • 1 performance of Dancing to Connect, Penang Town Hall
  • 1 performance of Dancing to Connect, UMS, Kota Kinabalu
  • 5 Dancing to Connect workshops with approximately 20 students each of 5.5 hours x 4 days each
  • 2 lighting workshops by BDC Production Designer Barry Steele
  • 1 Keynote Address for Asia Pacific International Dance Conference by BDC Artistic Director Jonathan Hollander
  • 1 Video/dance exhibition and talk by BDC teaching artist Robin Cantrell


  • U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur
  • ECA Bureau
  • Fulbright Specialist Program

Local Partners

  • MyDance Alliance
  • MyDance Festival
  • Mt. Kiara International School
  • Lotus Pond Outreach NGO

Local Malaysian partners in Penang, Kota Kinabalu, Kuang and Kuala Lumpur offered their support in the tasks involved in organizing five separate cohorts of 20 students each to take part in DtC workshops and final performances. A list of partners is appended to this report. An emphasis was placed on reaching out to under-served communities including refugees, students at government schools, street children, orphans and so forth. Venues were located for each workshop – with the requisites of wooden floors, good ventilation, sound equipment and spacious dimensions. As the planning phase unfolded (between February and September), more and more people and groups gravitated to the program, expanding its outreach and scope many fold.

Malaysia 2011

Penang, Malaysia
Kuang (Rimbun Dahan), Malaysia
Sabah, Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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