This 16–18 December 2022 at the venerable Panggung Bandaraya KL, the elegant and stylish Rentak Bumi 2.0, a performance by some of the best dancers in the nation, will feature contemporary, traditional, and modern dances by three of Malaysia’s leading dance companies, Dua Space Dance Theatre, Sutra Foundation, and DiDance.
Virtually ideated and first performed last year during the several Covid lockdowns, the piece featured six virtual dance presentations under the title Rentak Bumi. These online presentations were created by Artistic Directors, Anthony Meh & Aman Yap (Dua Space), Datuk Ramli Ibrahim (Sutra Foundation) and Zaridah Abdul Mallik (DiDance) as part of ArtsFAS, an initiative under Yayasan Hasanah.
The online efforts succeeded in bringing, national and international awareness to the rich diversity of Malaysian dance during the challenging pandemic period. Under the continual support of ArtsFAS 2022, the dance companies will once again synergise their efforts in transforming these dance videos into a compelling live performance, this time to be called Rentak Bumi 2.0.
According to Aman Yap of Dua Space, “At Dua Space, we are extremely excited to readapt the dance videos into a live performance in Rentak Bumi 2.0 as I believe nothing can beat the charm of performing in front of a live audience to be witnessed by not just our supporters and fans, but art enthusiasts in general, and of course those that has always been curious about the magical world of dance. Rentak Bumi is a production that celebrates our friendship with Sutra Foundation and DiDance that was developed through these years of being involved in the Malaysian creative scene. We are truly honoured to be able to collaborate with these respected dance companies and together we promise you a memorable show that showcases the splendour and magnificence of our culture”.
There will also be a special lecture-demonstration entitled – ‘Behind the Making of Rentak Bumi’ – in an effort to connect with performing arts students and those interested. This special lecture-demonstration conducted by the three artistic directors offers insight into the collaborative creative efforts of the dance companies, and the narrative behind the online staging of Rentak Bumi that led to Rentak Bumi 2.0. The lecture-demonstration session is scheduled at 6 pm just prior to the last performance on 18 December 2022.
Datuk Ramli Ibrahim, Founder and Artistic Director of Sutra Foundation, fresh from his return from Konark Dance Festival in India where Sutra Foundation’s performance received rave reviews from the global dance community, said “On behalf of Sutra Foundation, Dua Space and DiDance, we invite you to witness Rentak Bumi 2.0, and welcome all students of performing arts to the specially put together sharing session with the creative minds behind the staging of Rentak Bumi. We must also extend our utmost appreciation to Arts For All Seasons (ArtsFAS), an initiative by Yayasan Hasanah to preserve and celebrate the arts, that has played a pivotal part in the execution of this event and allowing us to inspire new generation of artists in visual and performing arts. This dance extravaganza is one not to be missed as we close the year 2022 in style”.
Rentak Bumi 2.0
16-18 Dec 2022 | 8.30pm
Panggung Bandaraya DBKL (Jalan Raja, KL)
RM 30 / RM 50 / RM 100
Tickets available on www.cloudjoi.com
Behind the Making of Rentak Bumi
18 Dec 2022 | 6pm – 7.15pm
Panggung Bandaraya DBKL
Inquiry & Registration: +6018-2070310 / +6019-3331092
*Quota is limited and the enrollment is done on a first-come-first-served basis.
More info at:
FB & IG | @duaspace @sutrafoundation
Website | https://www.duaspace.com.my/
Hotlines | Dua Space Dance Theatre +6018-2070310
Sutra Foundation +6019-3331092