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03 Jul 2013 - 07 Jul 2013

Kuala Lumpur | 8th International Dance Festival Tari '13



Tari ‘13 – Dancing Across Borders 8th INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL@ASWARA brings respected members of the international dance community to Malaysia in an intense five days of dance (3-7 July 2013).

The 8th International Dance Festival is here again after a 7-year hiatus. This edition will bring respected members of the international dance fraternity to Kuala Lumpur in an intense ... 5 days of dance. The artists from abroad together with 24 young artists and their groups will focus on the various interpretations of the theme “Dancing Across Borders”. This relates to current trends in contemporary dance - implying to work between genres within dance, across artistic disciplines, beyond political borders of nations, within collaboration laboratories and through various artistic expressions. The Festival intends to create a network of dance artists and arts institutions that helps to build meaningful relationships that will serve as the foundation for all types of cooperation. This program is especially useful for young artists as they attempt to carve a niche for themselves in an increasingly challenging artistic environment. The arts, and dance, has undergone transformations and mutations that are culturally-specific to each region such as Buto in Japan, Javanese understanding of the word contemporary, and so on. This Festival will be a treat for Malaysian afficionados. Tari ‘13 will comprise the following components:- i. 4 Nights of Main Performances ii. 12 Masterclasses iii. 2 Round-table discussions iv. Work-in-progress BOW Artists v. 3 Showcases comprising 24 dance pieces Main International Performances include: Riki Von Falken (Germany); Un Yamada (Japan); Amrita Performing Arts (Cambodia); Frontier Danceland (Singapore); Eko Supriyanto & Jailolo Solo Dance Studio (Indonesia); Pichet Klunchun Dance Company (Thailand), UPDC (Philippines), Body EDT (Taiwan), a showing of the BOW Artists Project (USA/Malaysia) as well as renowned Malaysian companies ASWARA Dance Company, Sutra Dance Theatre, Dua Space Dance Theatre, Nyoba Kan and JKKN Dancers. Date: 3-7 July 2013 (10.00 a.m. – 10.30 p.m.) Schedule is posted on Facebook page Venue: ASWARA, 464, Jalan Tun Ismail, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Tel: 03-269755313/019-2319179 Read more about the Asia-Europe Foundation supported 2009 and 2010 dance projects BOW and MEI-BE WHATever