Wednesday, December 30, 2009
一连4场的Gema Zafana 2009在Istana Budaya已经圆满落幕。12月26日至29日，晚上8点30分，由Yayasan Warisan Johor呈现的作品，一场以马来传统舞蹈Zapin为主轴，传达马来子民生活与传统习俗的故事。此外，共享空间也受邀参与这次的演出。马金泉老师为这一次演出特别编排的华族舞蹈《华人的故土》让观众留下深刻的印象。
Gema Zafana 2009 was shown in Istana Budaya between 26 to 29 December, every night at 8.30pm. Organized by Yayasan Warisan Johor, presenting a full piece of 2 hour and 30 minutes, mainly focused on the Malay traditional Zapin dance, telling the story of the life Malay people practicing their traditional customs. Besides, Dua Space was honored to be invited to join this performance and Anthony Meh speceially choreographed a dance piece "The Homeland of Chinese" which impressed the audiences.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
由柔佛政府通过Yayasan Warisan Johor主办的Gema Zafana 2009将于12月26日至29日，在Istana Budaya举行。
Organized by state government of Johor through Yayasan Warisan Johor, Gema Zafana 2009 will be shown in Istana Budaya from 26 to 29 December.
Yayasan Warisan Johor在其编舞On Jaafar的教导及带领之下，以马来传统舞蹈Zapin为基础训练，渐渐发展成为极具特色的舞蹈团体，曾多次在国内外演出并获得很高的评价。
Under the supervision of local famous choreographer, Onn Jaafar, Yayasan Wairsan Johor develop into a unique dance group which based on local traditional Malay dance, Zapin and its performances, either locally or overseas, gained great review from the audiences.
这一次的Gema Zafana 2009是续上一场于2004年举办的Gema Zafana，以呈现Zapin舞蹈为主题，融合全国各个区域不同种类的Zapin融会贯通于舞蹈作品中。此外，舞团及印度舞团Asthana Arts也被邀请参与这一次的演出，让这一场Zapin舞蹈专场的演出更为丰富。若想观看Gema Zafana 2004的演出片断，可以到以下Youtube连址点看。
Gema Zafana 2009 this time is a continuation of the previous show in 2004, presenting Zapin dance as the main theme, including different types of Zapin in the piece. Besides, Dua Space and Indian dance group, Asthana Budaya are being invited to join this production, enriching the elements in this Zapin performance. If you would like to view the video of Gema Zafana 2004, please click on the follow link to watch it in Youtube.
12月14日至15日，舞团也移师到柔佛州参与Yayasan Warisan Johor的连排。马老师为这一次的演出特别编排了一支华族舞蹈，舞者也参与Zapin舞蹈，让舞者们有机会学习马来传统舞蹈。
On 14 to 15 December, we moved to Johor to join the rehearsal with Yayasan Warisan Johor. Anthony specially choreographed a Chinese dance for this performance. The dancers also joined the Zapin dance, giving them an opportunity to learn this traditional dance.
In the dance pieces, besides different types of traditional Zapin, the choreographer also includes contemporary dance elements in his choreography, developing more possibilities of Zapin. He also applies all sorts of formations and creative choreography concepts in his dance, making the whole production more lively and energetic.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
The Chinese Education Day this year was held on 12 December in Confucian Private Secondary School. The organizer invited the literature campaign, Dong Di Yin, founded by the Director of Mentor Publishing, Poh Seng Titt, to perform on the ceremony. Dua Space was also being invited to perform in the show. Anthony Meh even choreographed a dance piece that combined poetry. Besides, poets and students also performed during the show.
That night was also the Lim Lian Geok Spirit Award Presentation Ceremony. The awards were given to personnel that have contributed to Chinese education in the nation to appreciate their contributions.
Friday, December 4, 2009
共享空间与八度空间的合作"Merdeka Rasa Sayang"获奖 Collaboration of Dua Space and 8TV "Merdeka Rasa Sayang" Won An Award
PROMAX是一个全球性的传媒组织，每一年都会在全球各个区域举办会议及颁奖典礼，让富有创意的媒体工作者得到认可及最高的荣耀。这一次的合作中，马金泉老师负责编舞及服装的部分，联合导演Douglas Khoo巧妙的镜头运用，以一首大家熟悉的Rasa Sayang呈献出我国多元种族和谐共舞的画面。
The collaboration of Dua Space and 8TV during national day celebration "Merdeka Rasa Sayang" won the award of Best Public Service Announcement in PROMAX ASIA AWARDS held in Singapore during November 23rd and 24th.
PROMAX is an international body for promotion and marketing professionals working in electronic and broadcast media. Every year, it organises conferences and awards in different regions globally to honor the creative media for their hardworks.
In this collaboration, Anthony Meh in charged of the choreography and wardrobe, combining with the shooting by the director, Douglas Khoo, presenting a harmonic picture of people from different races dancing together in a familiar melody of Rasa Sayang.
Here, we would like to congratulate 8TV for winning this award and thank you for all the production team and other bodies that contributed for this production.
This is the production that won the award. Besides, it can be seen on 8TV as well.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
School holiday is here! Dua Space Dance Academy organized a holiday dancing camp for children and teenagers to participate and to learn something about dancing here. Anthony Meh was being invited to teach them.
The participants were divided into two age groups: Children group of 5 to 8 years old and teenager group of 9 to 16 years old.
Anthony gave them a class of improvisation to exert the imagination, judgment, focus and creativity of the children. This is a teaching approach Anthony learned when he was in America and he adds in training methods of dance school and Poland famous theatre master Grotowski, bringing an effective training system.
At the same time, he also taught the teenager group about skills and concepts in contemporary dance.
Anthony graduated from Modern Contemporary Dance of Hong Kong School of Performing Arts. He has wide knowledge in teaching contemporary dance skills and an effective mean to teach rookies these skills.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Students from Han Xing Academy of Journalism and Communication visited Dua Space Dance Theatre to interview the founders, Anthony Meh and Aman Yap and the dancers of Dua Space on how they develop dance arts in this scarce land of arts.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Doublessing Toothbrush Sales For Charity
Shuang Fu Disabled Independent Living Association will launch their Toothbrush Sales For Charity on 27th November at MIECC. This activity is very meaningful as its purpose is to raise fund for the expenses of disabled people to return home during Chinese New Year. Since many disabled are having low income and the expenses to return home during CNY is quite heavy for them. Thus, Shuang Fu decided to organize this activity to raise fund for them to return home to celebrate this festive season with their family.
Dua Space will collaborate with World Wheel Chair Champion, Chung Hong Tsin to present dance piece “Sculpture” and a piece based on the theme of toothbrush. Let us join this activity to brush with love!
双福牌牙刷义卖推介礼 Launching of Doublessing Toothbrush Sales For Charity
日期 Date: 27-11-09 (星期五Friday)
时间 Time: 7.30 pm
地点 Venue: 绿野国际会展中心 《书香》国际中文书展 主舞台
Main Stage of World of Chinese Book Fair
Mines International Exhibition Convention Centre
“Cheers of Caring & Blessing” Performing Arts & Musical Concert
由柔佛双福自强发展协会及新山关怀中心联合主办的《祝福•关怀•跃》艺术流域演绎会将于11月29日（星期日）晚上7点钟在柔佛南方学院智雅大礼堂举行。这一次的演绎会主要是为了帮助两家联办机构筹募轮椅及运作费。位于吉隆坡的双福总部当然会为此活动出一分力。共享空间联合双福表演艺术团队将从吉隆坡南下柔佛参与这次的演绎会的演出。其他的演出团体包括了新山关怀爵士管乐团、柔佛双福成员麦嘉欣及手语团队和新山关怀敲击乐组合。此活动乃凭券入场，入场券分为RM 10及RM 50。希望大家能够出席及支持此活动，帮助他们！欲查询详情或购票请联络柔佛双福07-5111740 / 琦亮 016-2102012 / JB CARE 016-7170006.
“Cheers of Caring & Blessing” Performing Arts & Musical Concert organized by Johor Double Blessing Centre for Disable and JB CARE will be held on 29th November (Sunday), 7 pm at Dato’ Seri Joseph Chong Hall, Southern College Skudai, Johor. This concert is to raise fund for purchasing wheel chairs and operating funds for both organizing bodies. Shuang Fu from Kuala Lumpur for sure will support this event organized by its branch. Dua Space and Shuang Fu Performing Arts Troupe will move to Johor to participate in the performance. Besides, other performing groups include JB CARE Jazz Big Band, Cynthia Mak and Sign-Language Team from Johor Double Blessing and Marimba Duet from JB CARE. Entrance is ticket based and the ticket prices are RM 10 and RM 50. Hopefully you can attend and support this event to help those who are in need. For inquiries and purchase of ticket, please contact Johor Shuang Fu 07-5111740 or Ms Low 016-2102012 or JB CARE 016-7170006.
“Cheers of Caring & Blessing” Performing Arts & Musical Concert
日期 Date: 29-11-09 (星期日Sunday)
时间Time: 7 pm
地点 Venue: 柔佛南方学院智雅大礼堂
Dato’ Seri Joseph Chong Hall, Southern College Skudai, Johor
票价Price: RM 10 & RM 50
柔佛双福Johor Shuang Fu 07-5111740
琦亮 Ms Low 016-2102012
JB CARE 016-7170006
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Starting from November, Dua Space recruited a ballet teacher to teach the dancers ballet. Besides the contemporary and Chinese dance training, now, they also undergo ballet and gymnastic training in order to further improve their skills in dancing.
芭蕾老师 Miss Yap
Our ballet teacher - Miss Yap Pui Mun
Miss Yap毕业于Federal Academy of Ballet。如今，她是一名在Royal Academy of Dance以及Imperial Society Teachers of Dancing注册的芭蕾老师。自2000年，她便在Federal Academy of Ballet教课。2002年起，在共享空间舞蹈学院Dua Space Dance Academy授课。同时，自2009年，她也在Total Gym Club当韵律体操的教练。
Miss Yap received ballet training in Federal Academy of Ballet. She is a registered teacher under Royal Academy of Dance and Imperial Society Teachers of Dancing. She is teaching in Federal Academy of Ballet since 2000 and in Dua Space Dance Academy since 2002. At the same time, she coaches rhythmic gymnastic in Total Gym Club since 2009.