The Annexe Gallery would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of our dear friend Caecar Chong (1974 - 2010) who passed away yesterday on 18 February, after battling cancer.Although trained as an architect, most of us will remember Caecar Chong for his invaluable award-winning contributions to the performing arts and design scene in Malaysia, chiefly as one of the principal members of the Nyoba Kan dance company, together with Lee Swee Keong and Kiea Kuan Nam. Although diminutive in stature and quiet in person, Caecar was larger than life onstage, mostly seen in Nyoba Kan's critically acclaimed and adventurous productions.
Caecar has also worked as an actor, set designer and photographer, among other pursuits. One of the things that was striking about Caecar was he never set limits for himself. His adventurous spirit will remain an inspiration to us all.
Here at The Annexe Gallery, we're very proud to have had the honour and privilege to share in Caecar's talent, humour and insights as an artist and human being.
Thank you for the memories, Caecar. We will miss you very much.
Obituary - Caecar Chong
We are saddened to hear that Caecar Chong, a dedicated Butoh artist and member of Nyoba kan Butoh company, passed away this morning, 18 February 2010. Details of his wake in www.asiadancechannel.com.