How much would you pay to reclaim lost language?
” 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)
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.
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