Sunday, November 24, 2013

2013 Butoh Fest: Highlight Performances

  • Unspelled – by Yuko Kaseki (Japan/German)
order of language spilling
spelled and un-spelled voice, spine, fingernails, shadow
broken a part and puzzled landscape in body
breathing the air between
observer, past and I and spelling
 A solo dance performance confronting the body landscape,
before its configurations of language nor orientation.
Deconstruction and Regeneration of being, territory of emotion, sexuality, and
geometrical weight.
Chorea to oscillate death and birth,
Rhythmically piling up dust of memories
Cut out moments of silence.

Photos by: No.2 Photography

  • The Thousand Hands Arhat
Based on the concept and image of the Thousand Hands and Thousand Eyes Bodhisattva, The Thousand Hands Arhat accompanies by live music, brings you a new sensory experience.
Choreographed by: Lee Swee Keong
Performers: Kiea Kuan Nam, Jess Liew, Eden Lim & Lee Swee Keong
Live music: Gideon Alubakhan Chen

Photos above by: Javier Chor Photography

Photos by: No.2 Photography

2013 Butoh Fest-Highlight Performances @ Dpac

Monday, September 16, 2013

The Spirits Play 《靈戲》

Inspired by "the Spirits Play", the script by Kuo Pao Kun, it is a production of music, dance and video art.

This is a rare collaboration between Germany, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia, where involved artists are working together to create opportunities for collaboration and growth, this would also broaden awareness and understanding of each other’s culture, values and tradition.

The script is based on The Spirits Play by Kuo Pao Kun. A notable work in Singapore theatre, The Spirits Play acutely pieces together the intense agony, guilt and turmoil that occur as the price of war. It serves as a memorial towards death, and a reflection upon life.

The Artists

artistic director / chief choreographer / dancer: Lee Swee Keong
music director / composer / musician: Yii Kah Hoe
co-choreographer / dancer: Agung Gunawan
composer / musician: Max Riefer
video artist: Tobias Wulff
dancers: Ahmad Firdaus Che Yahya, Jack Kek, Louise Yow, Foong Siew Ching
musician: Yong Yandsen, Daiske Kino-shita, Saori Nakazawa, Florian Antier, Gideon Alubakhan Chen



Photos by :  Gary Ng

Monday, May 6, 2013

The Lost Alphabet (a production by Jane Jelita Chen, Bali)

the Lost Alphabet .... emerging the ancient wisdom

17 May & 18 May 2013 - 8:30pm
19 May 2013  - 3:00pm

Ticket: RM55 (adult) / RM40 (student-limited)

klpac website:
Box office: 03-4047 9000

The Lost Alphabet: A Dance and Multi-media Evening with Jane Jelita Chen and her beautiful accompanying dancers and actors.

Bali-based dancer-choreographer Jane Jelita Chen presents The Lost Alphabet, an app. 100-minutes performance of infusing Scents, Light, Sound and Dance Motion in poetic way.

Presented by BaliOnStage and taken from a series of Jane Jelita Chen’s choreographies, the program includes live performance with dancers from Bali, Java and Malaysia, and a 15 minutes video documentation of her repertoire opened by the Theravada Buddhist World President in 2002.

A respected and multi-talented artist, Jane Jelita Chen continues her exploration of creative expression and involvement in a range of artistic medias, including over 20 years practice of White Crane Silat martial arts.

Jane continually experiences a journey of discoveries within a body; a process of looking and finding oneself through the full comprehension of movement and its aesthetic application as evidenced in her teachings and stage and ceremonial performances. The rhythm of her activities in daily life, whether sacred or profane, became the source of these explorations and discoveries.

more details about the performance:

Choreographed and directed by: Jane Jelita Chen

Bali Performers: Jane Jelita Chen , Rusini Hendro Purnomo , Sefi Indah Prawasari, Saptono, Noviana Kusumawardhani, Deray, Ida Ayu Indra Pratiwi
KL Artists: Kiea Kuan Nam (nyoba Kan), Jess Liew (nyoba Kan), Adel Lina Yap, Ghafir Akbar, Gideon AlubaKhan

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Street Parade for Kakiseni Fest 2013

Street Parade in Kakiseni Fest 2013 @ Pavillion KL on
28 April 2013 6pm.

For more event details and time schedule refer to


Saturday, April 13, 2013

《青蛇与法海》Green Snake & The Monk


Inspired from the the classical legend of Madam White Lady, this performance is a fusion of dance, music, visual and theatrical elements. You will be mesmerized by the live interaction of musicians and dancers in this extraordinary theatrical production.

Green Snake/Choreographer: Lee Swee Keong
The Monk/Choreographer: Jack Kek

Music/Flute: Yii KahHoe
ZhongRuan: Ong MayYi
GuQing: Ng Teck Hing
Percussion: Max Riefer (Germany)

Video Art: Okui Lala

Artistic Director: Lee Swee Keong
Music Director: Yii Kah Hoe

Presented by: Nyoba Kan & Magic Bean Dance & Body Skill Studio

Nomination in 11th Boh Cameronian Award:
Best Featured Performer - Lee Swee Keong
Best Choreographer - Lee Swee Keong & Jack Kek
Best Costume Design, Styling & Make up - Lee Swee Keong

Award in 11th Boh Cameronian Award::
Best Music & Sound Design - Yii Kah Hoe

Music Director: Yii Kah Hoe
Photo by James Quah

Percussion: Max Riefer (Germany)
Photo by James Quah

ZhongRuan: Ong May Yi
Photo by James Quah

GuQing: Ng Teck Hing
Photo by James Quah

 Photo by Dolce Kim

 Photo by Dolce Kim
Photo by Dolce Kim

Photo by Dolce Kim

Monday, March 25, 2013

白目裸體 — 攝影舞踏投映會 (Butoh on screen)

白目裸體 — 攝影舞踏投映會 (Butoh on screen)
No.2 photography 将展示壽板舞踏演出的摄影作品
及日本舞踏大师今 貂子全裸写真

真 善 美

Photos Sharing by No.2 Photography. Present dance images of the Japan butoh master, Ima Tenko.

-The Beauty of the naked body

Date:31/03/2013 (Sunday)
Time: 5pm
Venue: New Black Coffee Lab
Plaza Crystalville @ Setapak B-2A-1
Jalan Danau Niaga 1,
Taman Danau Kota, 5330 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.