Monday, 7 January 2013


In my current workplace now, I get to perform as a part of my job. As in, I have to perform every now and then as a part of my assignment.

It’s cool! I always liked to perform. Back in my school days, I have participated in many many performances. From dance to drama to public speaking to arts competition to sports.

After my university days, I thought I wouldn’t be having anymore chances to perform. But, being in a job which requires you to be a part of performances is just too good to be true! It’s like I am discovering another part of me.

Truthfully, I am not the most graceful dancer but I enjoy every single bit of it. I can even do some movements which others can’t do. Proud, of course!

So far, I have been involved in three different performances and the one I liked and enjoyed the most is Mahabarata-Revisited.

manabarata - web

Initially, is was supposed to be a class production for the Final Year Project (FYP) assessment. Then, my boss who is also the lecturer for that particular subject (Asas Seni Tari Tradisional & Kontemporari a.k.a Basics to Traditional and Contemporary Dance) decided to bring it to another level, to open it to the public, as in students within the campus to watch. I just joined the practice for fun, to stretch my body and that’s how I got into the whole production, while also handling the paperworks.

The whole dance-drama is about the great epic of all times, the Mahabarata. The epic boasts about honour, dignity, virtue, brotherhood and the most evil..power. The struggle for power is between the Pandavas(sons of God) and their cousins, the Gauravas.

The choreography involved Yoga, Bharathanatyam, Silat and Malay dance in its one-hour length show. We all used saree as our costume, which made the whole show a very colorful one. Due to last minute publicity, we can’t manage to sell our tickets to the whole campus. We targeted only about 50pax to come and watch our show. We were however shocked to know that out audience is about 100pax, despite the rainy weather. And the best of all, our audience want more of our show! The best part? Non of us are trained dancers. So, that bit of news really cheered me up. I even get some acknowledgement till today ;)

My director is planning to do more, so I’ll keep posting on the updates.

Of course, the post is not complete without pictures.

Not to forget, the famous blogger Kak Jumi is our MUA, together with Carren Akka. Nice, right? ;)


During our full dress rehearsal:





Actual day:













So, that’s all.

Will be back with more news on this.

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