9 - 13 December 2020
WHY NOT HERE? is a site-specific movement workshop that invites inquisitive movers and shakers to unleash their imagination in an open and inclusive space. They will be guided through a series of movement tasks and exercises that relate inhabitants to each other and the space they inhabit.
WHY NOT HERE? at ILHAM Gallery will immerse itself in the unique architecture, sculptures of ILHAM Gallery, and themes from the current exhibit, Bayangnya Itu Timbul Tenggelam , to contrast the staying power of visual art with the transient state of live performance. Through this creative play, participants can expect to engage in a socially distanced environment where community, collaboration, and discussion are embraced.
Workshop details: This workshop will take place over five days and will be limited to 12 participants. Full commitment is required.
Venue: ILHAM Gallery
Dates & Time:
9 - 13 Dec 2020 (Wed-Sun): timeslots available based on a first come first serve basis.
Here X: 11 AM - 2 PM
Here Y: 3 PM - 6 PM
*financial assistance available
Summer Gan is a New York based dancer and choreographer. She was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur where she performed in a range of critically acclaimed works with TerryandTheCuz, Suhaili Micheline, KL Danceworks at Istana Budaya and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra.In 2018, she graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York on a scholarship from World Dance Movement. She has performed works by the Museum of Chinese in America, Broadway Cares, Disney’s D23, Crystal Pite, Nacho Duato, Aszure Barton, Alexander Ekman and Buglisi Dance Theater at Lincoln Center among others. In 2018, Summer made her Off-Broadway choreographic debut in Thicker Than Water at The Public Theater (Hamilton, RENT) and returned the following year to choreograph the world premiere of Made In America both with TerryandTheCuz.
Alisya is a contemporary dance artist who graduated with honors from New York University (Tisch) in 2019 with a BFA in Dance, under full scholarship from the Public Service Department of Malaysia(JPA). At NYU, she performed with the Scottish Ballet Youth Ensemble at the Joyce Theater, performed works by Merce Cunningham and Bill T. Jones and choreographed her own works with Second Avenue Dance Company. She has studied various movement improvisation methods from world-renowned dance researchers across New York, California, Berlin, Greece, and the Middle East, such as Ohad Naharin, Sidra Bell, Meg Stuart, KJ Holmes, and others. She is currently a performer with UNA Productions(NYC/SF) and continues to develop her own artistic practice in KL.
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