The Straits Times: Dance with Malay theme wins prize in Japan

22 December 2022
The Straits Times
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A team from LASALLE College of the Arts received honours at a dance competition held in Yokohama, Japan.

Diploma in Dance lecturer Fairul Zahid won the Masdanza Prize for choreography at the 28th Yokohama Dance Collection (YDC) in December 2022 for his piece Sopan. It was performed by two final year students from LASALLE’s School of Dance and Theatre, Jocelyn Tay and Natasha Koo.

In an interview with The Straits Times, Fairul explained that the “choreography attempts to review the current status of Malay women in Peninsular Malaysia by examining the impact of Islamic revivalism and industrialisation on the Malay family, kinship and marriage system.”

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