Biography of Christopher Liew Vui Ngee
BORNEO DANCE THEATRE (BDT) & SYNERGY DANCE THEATRE (SDT)
Artistic Director & founder
Christopher Liew Vui Ngee, Artistic Director of Borneo Dance Theatre (BDT) and Synergy Dance Theatre (SDT), graduated in 2004 with a championship in Dance from the Chinese Cultural University, Taiwan. While still in Taiwan, he received 2 awards for being an outstanding youth at the national university level. He was also the recipient of grants and scholarships, both in Taiwan and at international level. His choreography “Visual Space” earned him a place in the local outstanding youth demonstration and won him an excellent prize in 2003 at national level. After graduating from university in 1st place for his year group, Christopher came back to Kota Kinabalu to set up his own dance studio and put his effort into teaching dance and dance education. Because of Christopher’s creativity and consistency, BDT, SDT and Synergy Dance Studio put on at least Five performances every year which include SDT’s annual performance and “Dance Delight” for the students of the studio and etc. In 2009, Synergy organised the first “Primitive Bond Art Festival” which promotes arts among the public and seeks for bonding between different art forms and art groups/people. He founded the Bfirst and only full-time professional Dance Theatre in Borneo, the Borneo Dance Theatre, at 2012 to shared dance art world wide. The dance company is officially launched by the Minister of Tourism, CUlture and Environment YB Datuk Seri Panglima Masidi Manjun at 2013.
His award winning pieces are:
1)“Sackle” 2006 “Out standing Award” for National Dance Open competition held in Melaka.
2)“Funeral” 2008 “Best Choreography Award” and “Out standing Award” for National Dance Open competition held in Melaka.
3)“Rain” 2009 Champion in the State Dance Competition among the chinese primary school in Sabah.The dance piece “Rain”(雨) obtained 1st place in Sabah and also 1st place in Kota Kinabalu district in2009 in 13th Primary School Dance Competition. This was the first time in which a B-class primary school (a primary school with less than 500 students) obtained this honour in the 26 years since the first competition was held in Sabah.
4)“Dance As Education” 2011 Champion in the National Dance Competition (Primary school category) held in Kuala Lumpur
5)“Where Are You？” 2012 “Best Choreography Award” and “Out standing Award” for National Dance Open competition held in Melaka.This piece represent Malaysia to go to Hong Kong to participate in a International Dance competition.
6)“Memory of Bijih Getah” (Yue Min Dance Troupe) 2013 Champion in the Kota Kinabalu district Dance Competition and first runner up in the State championship among the chinese primary school in Sabah. “Singing from Koko Mountain” by Good Shepherd Dance Group win the first runner up in the Kota Kinabalu district Dance Competition.
劉偉義 (Christopher Liew)個人簡介：
2004年以第一名總成績畢業於台灣私立中國文化大學舞蹈學系 (主修現代舞)，並於該年獲得“台灣全國大專優秀青年獎”( Outstanding College Youth)及“華岡青年”獎。在學期間多次獲得校內外獎學金，
2004年回沙巴期間，創立了沙巴第一個現代舞團── Synergy Dance Theatre （SDT)。該舞團已連續三年發表作品 ─“黑箱作業”(Body in the Black Box 2005)、“潘朵拉的盒子”(Pandora’s Box 2006)、“轉角”(Corner 2007)、“你是我心中的白雪”(Snow in my Heart 2008)及 “你想不到”(You Can’t Imagine 2010), “神山的傳說“ (The Legend of Mount Kinabalu 2011)，“沒有愛情故事(No Love Story 2012)”、“出谷紀”(Exodus)、“釋迦牟尼佛傳”(
於2004年10月15日在沙巴成立 “舞藝舞蹈教育機構” (