THURSDAY, 25 APRIL – About 116 participants participated in the Dance Choreography Workshop 2013 organised by the Culture and Arts Division, Student Affairs and Alumni (HEP) UMS, recently.
The workshop which was conducted for four days was facilitated by dance art instructors who were experienced in their own genre. Among them were Abdul Hamid Chan, Suhaimi Magi, Christopher Liew, Sharip Zainal Sagkif Shek, Tang Sook Kuan, Addley Brormeo and Jasmit Rasit. All of them shared their experiences and explained in detail the basic of dancing and choreography besides introducing elements of music in the dance thus explaining the aspects of stage mastery as well as the culture and art of Malaysia.
The official closing ceremony was done by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (HEPA) Assoc. Prof. Datuk Dr. Kasim Hj. Md. Mansur. In his speech, he said that the organising of the workshop was timely in producing more dance choreographers in addition to shaping students to have confidence thus answering to the government’s call to produce more first class human capital.
Among the participants at the workshop were Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Likas, SMK Tobobon, SMK Kolombong, Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Sri Gaya, SK Darau, SK Tanjung Aru 1 and other nearby schools. It was also participated by Kolej Yayasan Sabah, Masterskill Global, Sandakan Dance Association, Kent Teachers’ Training Institute, Sarawak School of Arts Malaysia, Labuan Corporation, and Sarawak Social Devlopment Ministry.
The workshop was organised among others to keep the richness and uniqueness of Malaysian dances so that they will be sustained for future generation. – FL
Source: Mihamad Afendi Jasni, SPS
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