Monday, July 27, 2015

The Coffin is Too Big for the Hole 棺材太大洞太小


Synopsis

Any standard does violence to the individual insofar as it ignores the complexity of being human. Seeking solace in the suppression of heterogeneity, in the containment of diversity, the authority congratulates itself for its mastery on trivial things.

Standardisation, if anything, is imposed to satisfy the libido of power and control. In Malaysia, how often is someone penalised for not conforming to an expectation, for being different, and simply for being herself or himself? They said our idea is too seditious for the country, our narrative is too dissimilar to the official history, our multiplicity is too burdensome for the statecraft, and our questionings, too big.

Based on Kuo Pao Kun's The Coffin is Too Big for the Hole written in 1984, Nyoba Kan revisits its absurdism in a Malaysian context. What happen when the coffin of your late grandfather cannot fit into the hole especially dug for it? One body. One coffin. One hole. One Malaysia? Perhaps, it is time to subvert Kuo's polemics: Is not the hole too small for the coffin? Is not our standards too oppressive? And our laws and regulations, too restrictive? Rhetorical questions nonetheless, they point to a conundrum between a country and its people.






1. Free Performance

14(Sat) & 15.8(Sun) 3pm
The Boulevard, Publika


2. 21(Fri) & 22.8 (Sat) 8pm

Black Box, MAP
RM68(adult)
RM48(student,senior and disabled)
e-ticketing:
http://purchase.ticketbox.com.my/


Enquiry :
Kiea Kuan Nam 012-6560812
Lee Swee Keong 012-300 8255

Facebook: Nyoba Kan Butoh Fest 2015
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Half Man, Half Ghost 《半人半鬼》 图像纪实




14.08 Fri — 01.09 Tue
11-00am – 8.00pm
(Closed on Mondays)
Aku Cafe & Gallery
1st Floor
8 Jalan Panggong, KL
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Enquiries
03-28 57 68 87
Wing
012-300 8255
Lee Swee Keong
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《半人半鬼》是:青蛇与法海的暧昧对话;梁山伯与祝英的告别对话;慈禧与紫禁城的权势对话;真纱与多襄丸的情欲对话;是舞踏与观众的时光对话;也是摄影师、平面设计师、书法家与寿板舞踏手的多层次对话,化成了海报里的图像,让七情六欲禁锢在斑驳的色彩里。现场将出售限量版海报,收入将充作年度《寿板舞踏祭》活动经费。
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This is a dialogue : the ambiguous dialogue between Green Snake and the Monk; the Butterfly Lovers’ farewell; Empress Dowager Cixi’s power dialogue with the Forbidden City; the pillow talk between Tajomaru and the Samurai’s wife; the dialogue between Butoh and its audience. This is also a multilevel discourse among photographers, graphic designers, calligraphers and Nyoba Kan’s members throughout all these years — culminating in the compelling posters shown. A fund raising exhibition for Nyoba Kan to continue its creative journey.











Sunday, July 12, 2015

2015 Nyoba Kan International Butoh Fests寿板舞踏祭

8th Nyoba Kan International Butoh Fest 2015
14 - 23 August 2015

Exhibition . Workshops . Site Performance . Highlight Performance

Collaboration with local & oversea artists.

More updates:
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Programme /artists/Enquires contact/e-ticketing

E- ticketing for "The Coffin is Too Big for the Hole" http://purchase.ticketbox.com.my/











Wednesday, December 24, 2014

14th Annual 24 Hours Theater


Kiea Kuan Nam represent Nyoba Kan as the featured performers for 14th Annual 24 hours Theater
organised by ISKL.

2014 Nyoba Kan Butoh Fest 寿板舞踏祭 - The Rhapsody of River Wisdom 清明上河图狂想曲



By Pixcomm Production

Tales of River Wisdom

Collaboration with Nyoba Kan
Dance Drama
Directed by: James Lee
Duration: 11 minutes

Synopsis
A retelling of the story Adam & Eve. Set in a hyper computer generated world, now Adam & Eve are just a pair of codes of an operating system, unaware of the virus and hackers targetting them.

Director's Notes
The original video work was projected as a video installation as "The Birth" and the second part "River Wisdom" was projected with a dancer on stage in the 7th Nyoba Kan Butoh Dance Festival Kuala Lumpur from 29 - 31 August 2014 in Damansara Performing Arts Centre.


More video by Doghouse 73 Pictures
http://www.doghouse73pictures.tv/

Thursday, July 24, 2014

2014 Nyoba Kan Butoh Fest 寿板舞踏祭 - The Rhapsody of River Wisdom 清明上河图狂想曲


清明上河图狂想曲-海报
15 artists of different practices will come together for a collaboration under the artistic direction of Lee Swee Keong. He has designed and directed a multi-site performance event. Interdisciplinary in nature, the events will see film, dance, music and digital installations culminating into an interesting interactive experience for audiences.

十五名来自不同领域艺术家的共同配合,由李瑞强策划、设计与编导这游园式的多元视觉表演艺术。这很可能是前所未有的跨领域项目。这是一次你未曾预料过的电影、舞蹈、音乐与展览,被共同数化后的一次互动经验。

Artists in collaboration 艺术团队
Lee Swee Keong 李瑞强 Curator, Choreographer 策划,编舞
Yii Kah Hoe 余家和 composer, Diz 作曲 , 笛子
Ng Teck Hing 黄德欣 Guqin 古琴
Tew Tiong Ley 张忠烈Yangqin 扬琴
Ong May Yi 王美玉 Zhong ruan 中阮
Chan Yit Fei 陈逸飞  Cello大提琴
Kiea Kuan Nam 丘冠南  Butoh , Costume 舞踏, 服装
Liew Chui Ting 刘翠婷 Butoh 舞踏
Arson Ong 王俊文 Butoh 舞踏
David Lok 陆永生 Photographer 摄影
Joseph Foo 胡智义 Graphic Designer平面设计
James Lee 李添兴 Film Maker 影像
Tan Eng Heng 陈永兴 Lights Art 灯光
Pang Heng Khan 彭庆勤 Calligrapher书画
Ng Mei Yin 伍美燕  Dancer(USA) 舞蹈(美国)
Mimi Jeong 郑美美 Dancer (Germany)  特邀德国裔舞者


FB : Nyoba Kan Butoh fest 寿板舞踏祭 2014 - 清明上河图狂想曲
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The Exhibition @ The Foyer

Photo By Fu Wai Yieng

Dance of Jasmine Goddess 茉莉花神祭

Ng Mei Yin
Photo by No.2 Photography

The Rhapsody of River Wisdom 清明上河图狂想曲
Music composed by Yii Kah Hoe
Musician - Tew Tiong Ley , Ng Teck Hing, Chan Yit Fei, Ong May Yi & Yii Kah Hoe
Photo provided by Arson Ong

Encounter . White Deer @ Heritage Lane 遇见白鹿
Photo by Fu Wai Yieng

Photo by Felix Wong

Calligraphy Performance 书法表演
by Pang Heng Kang


Space, lighting installation, Music & Performance – The White Deer 
空间,灯光装置, 音乐与表演。白鹿
Photo provided by Lee Swee Keong

Photo by No.2 Photography

Video-Tales of River Wisdom by Doghouse 73 Picture
Photo by James Lee

Video link: http://www.doghouse73pictures.tv/#!tales-from-river-wisdom/clfc

This video is a production of Doghouse 73 Pictures, an Malaysia independent films production company founded by James Lee.

The original video work was projected as a video installation as "The Birth" and the second part "River Wisdom" was projected with a dancer on stage in the 7th Nyoba Kan Butoh Dance Festival Kuala Lumpur from 29 - 31 August 2014 in Damansara Performing Arts Centre.

More about Doghouse 73 Pictures:
http://www.doghouse73pictures

Based on Traditional Korean Shaman dance 神人畅 。舞 (根据韩人传统舞种“僧舞”所改编)
Photos by No.2 Photography

Photos by No.2 Photography

The Hidden Man 隐藏的男人
Photo by No.2 Photography

Photo by No.2 Photography