Behind the scene of every Synergy Dance Studio performance.

You need to understand how it works for dance theatre in Sabah. In order to prepare for a good dance performance, you need to prepare a proper and formal theatre for dance. This video with share with you how we have work hard for the pass eleven years. Even the black cychrome we have use it for ten years already. smile emoticon Enjoy the movie and pls share to someone worth sharing smile emoticon
知道自己努力還不夠,還要厚著臉皮讓大家知道。為什麼?因為大家知道,但不了解。幕後工作,凡事在Synergy待過的都知道我們對劇場的要求、努力及實踐。單單天幕那塊黑布,就用了十年。
看看這個影片,你就會知道多些原來沙巴的舞蹈劇場有這麼努力的一班人。18/6 「婆羅印象」-17-18/7 「Dance Delight 2016 :Keep Dancing, people」 都是不容錯過的好演出。
要票要快咯,我們也提供網路匯款方式方便大家 :)

Young Choreographer Project 2016

“I want to be the master in this field. But I do not want to be the only master. They will inspire me in the future.” This is how Young Choreographer Project started. I believe that dancer who know how to appreciate choreography and learn how to think will become a better dance artist.
Please do come and support the ” B for BORNEO ” event because it is the day they present their dance piece after a year of hardwork.

Young choreographers have been trained by Synergy Dance Theatre since 2012.
All the choreographers were required to work with their dancers and
master every element of dance choreography and theatre presentation,
this including musical arrangement, costume design, dance
choreography, and multimedia production. The participants in this
programme did not need to pay fees: Synergy Dance Studio provided
the training and the space for them to practice their choreography and
also provided the funding for making the costumes and props they
needed.

有關 B for BORNEO 演出

By just a glance at the poster, many commented “ ha?? This kind of artistic performance should be boring, nothing interesting.”

Please bare with me and read through the description below to know more about the performance, do help me to share and recommend this special performance to your friends.

Missions and explorations of B for BORNEO:
1)Young Choreographer Project
Another 5 upcoming young choreographers spent the whole previous year in preparing, attend choreography class, lighting design course, trained dancers, rehearsed, and had completed their evaluation. The youngest choreographer is just 16 years old. When your are 16, did you accomplished any serious goal that you dreamed for?

2)The Island
A cute, funny and cheerful choreography inspired by the mesmerising scenery of the island and the under water world at Sabah. Dancers explored and developed dance movements from the under water creatures such as, Jelly Fish, Deep Sea Fish, Ne mo and etc. A dance that full of Joy and colours. But the most interesting part is, this performance will collaborate with ASGADIAN team in multimedia: Projection on the floor, 3D animation and motion capture. This kind of collaborative performance is costly and would be expensive in abroad, tickets most likely RM100 and above.

3) The Cave
This choreography inspired by the conversation between Gua Niah and me. I met “her” during the 1300km of by biking adventure in 2015. Being able to experienced interact with her personally was one of the most precious gift in my life. It would be my biggest regret if not expressing this through dance and movements. How important is Gua Niah? Serve it on internet. Don’t do it for exam, do it for yourself.

4) The Forest
This is a piece illustrated by the photo. “Tajau”, the main props in this dance is common among the local ethnics for daily use. Integrated with movements and culture elements of Bobohizan(local shamans), it opened an interesting creative space for me. Of course, with the help and idea of ASGARDIAN Team, this piece has gone even further. Dancers a specially chosen, this was due to the ability of moving on the tajaus is hard to trained. Only those who are born with nature sense of balance and not afraid of height are able to handle the movements. Consequently, the chosen dancers are working hard to match my imagination of the piece. Luckily, they understand I am an extreme choreographer. The most important thing is they believe they can do it and never give up until it’s accomplished. That’s the “heart” and beauty behind the effort.

5) “ 想一想”,a dance piece just awarded the Top 10 Outstanding Awards at 7th national Chinese Dance Competition 2016 will be performed too.
We are not sure how much effort we need to try to convinced you to purchase a ticket to support. We are not showing you how hardworking are we, but we want to remind you that, you might missed out a great performance her in Kota Kinabalu.

B for BORNEO
Date: 18th June 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 7.30pm (performance will start on time)
Venue: Sabah Theological Seminary Auditorium
Ticket Price: 25/35/50 (based on seat no.)
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1396051427368469/
Webpage: http://mysynergydance.com/
很多人看見這樣的平面設計,就會想說:“蛤?這種藝術表演應該很悶,沒有什麼好看的。”

“婆羅印象” [B for BORNEO] 挑戰幾樣事情:
1-五位參加“青年編舞計畫”的編舞花了將近一年的時間準備、上編舞課、上燈光課、自行找舞者排練、完成驗收、準備演出。最年輕的編舞16歲。你16歲完成了什麼你自己喜歡的事?
2-“海島風情” [The ISLAND]逗趣,以我們沙巴引以為傲的海島、海底世界風景為創作出發點。舞者發展到水母、深海魚、NEMO等等,這些視覺顏色應該很好玩。不過,更讓人期待的是和ASGARDIAN合作的多媒體結合:地板投影、3D影像製作、motian capture。這在國外的話,票價應該不會少過100吧~
3-“洞穴” [The CAVE] 是我在2015年騎腳踏車1300公里路上“碰面”的 Gua Niah 和我說的話。這份生命大禮不用舞蹈說出來,那將是我生命中的遺憾。Niah洞到底有多重要?不要為了考試,上網看看它的珍貴。
4-“山林” [The FOREST] 就是照片中的作品。這個名為tajau的容器是婆羅洲重要的象徵,是生活的一部分。融合巫師文化bobohizan的創作,給了我許多發揮的空間。當然,這段作品ASGARDIAN的加入又讓作品上個不同的層次。為了學習在tajau上移動的能力,這次不用練的,而是用挑的。是的,這個能力,不大練得出來,得骨子裡不怕高。挑出了舞者,接著就是為了我腦中的畫面努力,那是才是瘋狂的開始。舞者知道我不是人,但他們相信他們能夠完成的話,那才是完成自己生命中原來可以完成的事。這看的是“心”。
5-剛獲獎的“想一想”也會在當晚表演。

我不知道還需要多少理由才能夠說服大家購票支持,因為能夠做的是不是告訴你我們多努力,而是先提醒你你或許會不小心錯失個好演出。

6月18日(星期六) 沙巴神學院劇場 晚上730準時開演。票價25/ 35/ 50 (按位置售票)

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1396051427368469/

B for BORNEO 婆羅印象

18th June 2016 Saturday, marked this date in your calendar!
This is the first time in Malaysia to have a dance production combined with MOTION CAPTURE technology.
Ticket start to sell next week~!
SYNERGY DANCE THEATRE collaborates with ASGARDIAN for the first time! This year, we present to you “B for BORNEO” which feature dance combined with multimedia projection on dance floor as well as MOTION CAPTURE interaction (a technology which will pick up the movement of dancers live with the multimedia projection). As you might expect, there will be unique choreography from Christopher and other talented young choreographers.
SYNERGY舞蹈劇場第一次與ASGARDIAN 合作,共同製作今年“婆羅印象”舞蹈作品。您將會看見緊密互動的地板投影多媒體與舞蹈與、動態捕捉技術結合(Motion Capture, 一種即時捕捉舞蹈動作與多媒體結合的科技結合),當然還有您期待的編舞者計畫所帶來的驚喜。這是馬來西亞第一次結合motion capture的演出,相信會為你帶來許多驚喜。

BOBOU to Kedah and Penang 2016

“One language dies every 14 days. By the next century, nearly half of roughly 7,000 languages spoken on Earth will likely disappear…..” (National Geographic, July 2012)
地球上每14天就有一種語言消失。在下一個世紀,將近一半,估計是7000種語言也將會消失。(國家地理雜誌,2012年7月刊)

Kedah and Penang, are you ready?

For Kedah and Penang readers 致在吉打及檳城的朋友,
(For English reader please scroll down, thank you.)

“奔逝的天堂”若說是一個舞蹈表演,倒不如說是我們現在站在文化刀口上的一個紀錄。一談到文化,我們總覺得是件嚴肅的事。這舞蹈劇場演出談這件事,更談許多不同的感受。還沒看過“婆羅舞蹈劇場”的朋友,我懇請你們來支持,因為我們是私人單位,所有的開銷完全是依賴票房及我們對舞蹈藝術的熱忱來支持。2015年第一次帶作品“2 IN 1“,看過的觀眾說那是她最好的母親節禮物。原本的分享交流時間,變成了一小時的對談。那是多麼深刻的記憶。
若你不了解”婆羅舞蹈劇場“的話,歡迎你參閱:http://mysynergydance.com/?page_id=409
若你願意幫忙我們的話,除了購票出席支持外,也希望大家幫忙在這event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1033959629980523/)中邀請朋友,讓更多的人知道這個訊息。無限感激。
婆羅洲是世界第三大洲,其中的文化蘊含及知識寶庫絕對會讓我們大家受益良多。這也是為什麼“奔逝的天堂”才存在。

“BOBOU” is not just a dance performance, but a regconision of our dance ,culture and art at the moment which is dying. When people think about culture, they always feel that it must be something boring. BOBOU not only talk about culture, but will prepare you with a very special and unique experimental dance theatre experience too.

Borneo Dance Theatre (BDT) is solely depend on ticket selling income for the 2016 tour. I wish that all of you in Penang may come and support BDT. Beside that you may invite your friends through this event page and let more people knows about the news (Facebook event page : https://www.facebook.com/events/1033959629980523/). If you are not familiar with BDT, you may visit : http://mysynergydance.com/?page_id=409

I still remembered “2 IN 1″ experimental dance performance by BDT at Penang at 2015. We have the least number of audience for the tour but the deepest and longest conversation/sharing session for the whole Malaysia tour. Borneo is the third largest continent in the world and there are so many that BDT can share with everyone of you. See you at the theatre:)

KEDAH:
日期Date : 11th March 2016 (Friday) at 8pm
地點Venue :
Vista Ballroom, Fuller Hotel
No.1, Komplex Perniagaan Pintu 10,
Jalan Pintu Sepuluh, 05100 Alor Setar
Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia.
Tel: +6 04 7333 999

票卷Ticket : RM25 per person
購票Ticket available at :
XIMPLY DANCE 純粹舞團
Shelly 012 427 6167
KaeRen 0111 069 7596
Yiwen 012 525 6167
Kenji 017 423 7536

PENANG:
日期Date : 12th March 2016 (Saturday) at 8pm
地點Venue : 檳州民政黨一心禮堂 Dewan Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia (139, Jalan Makaliste Penang)
票卷Ticket : RM25 per person
購票Ticket available at : 012-567 8789 / 012-478 3268

NOTICE:The audience will need to walk around and sit on the floor, so please wear appropriate clothing. 演出將會席地而坐及現場進行移動,請穿著適當服裝。

劉偉義 Christopher Liew

BOBOU tour #1 : Johor Bahru 09th Jan 2016

BOBOU 奔逝的天堂

How much would you pay to reclaim lost language?

我們得花多少的代價,才能尋回我們流失的語言?

” One language dies every 14 days. By the next century, nearly half of roughly 7,000 languages spoken on Earth will likely disappear…..” (National Geographic, July 2012)
地球上每14天就有一種語言消失。在下一個世紀,將近一半,估計是7000種語言也將會消失。(國家地理雜誌,2012年7月刊)

Whether we aware or not, the fading of native languages is now happening globally and Borneo ethnic languages are dying too. It is never exaggerate to say that the lost of a language is equal to the lost of a whole culture. It is definitely a wretched and complicated feeling to witness the fading of our fellow cultures day by day. This is the initial motive that inspired the creation of “Bobou”, the latest experimental dance theatre performance of Borneo Dance Theatre (BDT) in 2016. As the only full time professional dance theatre in Borneo, BDT envisions to produce professional dance theatre performances that are functioning as the bridge in enhance social awareness among the society and eventually create a better livelihood for the community, especially in Borneo. In “Bobou”, various endangered Borneo native languages are chosen to be the main material and inspirations of this performance. Despite that, this experimental dance theatre performance is also aimed to create a cutting-edge first hand experience artistically. Including: close to the audience, live vocal expressions, multimedia collaboration, installation of the whole theatre and etc.. Both, the expected and unexpected will happen in the theatre. Don’t miss it.

“婆羅舞蹈劇場”在2016年開啟了第三個年頭巡迴演出。這次帶給大家的依然是驚喜連連的作品“奔逝的天堂” BOBOU..
編創 “奔逝的天堂” 是在尋找婆羅洲語言的情感,才漸漸發現語言流失不僅僅是幾代人溝通的斷層問題。其中,包括文化流失的成份,才讓人覺得憂心。打開格局一看,其實這是全球共同面對的情形。透過這次實驗劇場、大型裝置藝術、多媒體結合、現場語言的空間竄流等等,相信會為這演出再次帶來多變的獨特觀賞經驗。

NOTICE‭:The audience will need to walk around and sit on the floor‭, ‬so please wear appropriate clothing‭. ‬演出將會席地而坐及現場進行移動,請穿著適當服裝。
Date : 09th Jan 2016 at 8pm
Venue :LEE WUSHU ARTS THEATRE 武舞藝術坊
159-02,Jalan Bestari 1/5, Taman Nusa Bestari, 81300 Skudai, Johor,Malaysia.
Tel/Fax: +607-511 3013 / +6016 715 9193  www.leewushuarts.com

 

Ticket :
BOBOU : RM25 per person
Workshop : RM35 per person
BOBOU + Workshop : RM50 per person
Dance workshop by Christopher Liew
Date : 09.01.2016 Time : 3pm-5pm
Venue : LEE WUSHU ARTS THEATRE
Ticket available at :
* LEE WUSHU ARTS THEATRE
+607-511 3013 / +6016 715 9193
* 016-333 5706 (Mr Lim Thou Chun)

Giving Up will become a habit.

Date: 26th July 2015 Sunday
Time : 7pm
Venue: Sabah Theological Seminary Recreation Centre
Ticket : RM35 (Synergy Dance Studio / Breadboss Cafe / 019 533 0395 / 016 833 3936)
Remark : The audience will need to walk around and sit on the floor, so please wear appropriate clothing.

We received quite a weak response at our own home town Kota Kinabalu for this performance. Since it will caused us some financial problem if we cannot cover the cost of the production, the artistic director Christopher has question whether we need to cancel the performance or not.

Giving Up will become a habit.

The true stories that portray in “2 IN 1″ must be delivered, and we really hope everyone can still help by spreading out the news to your friends, supporting us by watching the performance, learn the stories of our own too.