1 - 2 September 2017
8:30pm (1 - 2 September, shows)
2:30pm (2 September, talks)
Gat Lebuh Macallum (shows)
The Whiteaways Arcade (talks)
Presented by Orang Orang Drum Theatre and JB Drum Team, this performance is inspired by the history of ancestors migrating southward in search for a way out, wishing to gain survival on foreign land. It depicts how people went through a multitude of adversity and mishaps, and still kept an indomitable spirit of perseverance and determination, sailing across the sea to a foreign place, to start an unknown journey full of risks. This is a story about skin, blood, and the pursuit of a collective memory. The team composes music by integrating musical instruments of different cultures.
After travelling to eight villages in France - Menitré, Aleçon, Pont l’Abbé, Le Pu yen Velay, Montignac, Port sur Saône, Confolens and PLozévet - for 45 days to participate in folklore dances and music festivals, Orang Orang Drum Theatre and JB Drum Team share their exhilarating journey, as well as their experience in international cultural exchange and what it means to return to their homeland, Malaysia. This session is followed by a private screening by director Lim Chee Yong who followed the team for two years and made a documentary about the passion of pursuing their dream in the performing arts.