VISION, a New Wave:

Dance Creations by Emerging Choreographers

Contemporary Dance

Catch Penang Modern Dance Ensemble (Euphoria Penang) in “VISION – a New Wave” as they translate an old adage into riveting movement vocabulary! Inspired by the saying “the eyes are the window to the soul”, “VISION – a New Wave” features exciting displays of new dance creations choreographed by three emerging choreographers that remind audiences of the gift of SIGHT. Expect to see the talented dancers creating “waves” on the window to our soul and a VISION on how they see the world and beyond with imagination and magic.

About Penang Modern Dance Ensemble (Euphoria)

Penang Modern Dance Ensemble (Euphoria) aims to promote and develop new dance creation that revitalises Penang’s multicultural dance traditions while providing opportunities for talented artists from diverse backgrounds and interests to come together. They seek to represent our community and environment through dance, a universal language that brings people together. Euphoria brings and supports acclaimed, talented, emerging choreographers local and beyond to create and present original modern cultural dance, to be presented in Penang, with the aim to stage these dance pieces at prestigious performance venues in cities around the region. It nurtures young dancers, encouraging them to attain professional standards to perform locally and internationally to promote the vibrant cultures of Penang through Modern Dance.


《 Blind Zone 盲域 》

Choreographer: Anthony Fong
Co-Choreographer: Yee May
Magic Collaboration: Samuel Chong
Music Composer: Su Kheng
Acting Coach: Hock Kheng
Dancers: Alex Smalltail, Chee Lin, Christina Bernadette, Jerry Lee, Joyce Bii, Keith Lai, Kin Feng, Zeanne Ng

Are we inherently good or evil?

The judgement of good and evil is neither right nor wrong, nor absolute, but only based on the differences in thinking. We are used to formulaic thinking accustomed to preconceived ideas. Our eyes are being encoded, shaping our vision into what society wants. Sometimes our perception is being controlled by the moral values of the society. And sometimes, our perception is controlled by our subconscious – our eyes are blinded by “invisible cloth”, just like the colour blue and yellow are hiding in the world of green. It is not that you can’t see; it is just that you’re in a blind zone – you saw, but you can’t see.


《Eye in-sight眼见为实》

Choreographer: Michelle Cheah
Music Composer: Su Kheng
Visual Design (Motion Picture): Ken Hor, You You Zhang
Dancers: Ker Yee Teng, Michelle Cheah, Margaret Wong

The clarity of sight can be contaminated by our surroundings. Some are fortunate enough to live through their life with clarity. However, some do not have the privilege to choose but to survive through the difficulties of uncertainties. During the process of surviving through trials, some gave up their life or some had to lose something that they cherish most. Do you see what I see? Now, see like me.


《In A Sudden 刹那》

Choreographer: Flora Foong
Co-Choreographer: Grace Ooi
Dancers: Flora Foong, Grace Ooi, Jia Xiang, Kai Boon, Yee Zhi

When life faces extreme moments, we need to face all our fears, worries and despair. All of these are invisible. Should we turn a blind eye, or should we be invisible? Or should we face it, accept it, deal with it, and let it go. People will live to death, and your desire to survive determines your attitude towards life.


Indrani Kopal

Indrani Kopal is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, a Fulbright scholar and a former video journalist at Her documentary, “The Game Changer” was screened at 17 international festivals and won multiple awards, including the Best Short Documentary award at the 2014 Harlem International Film Festival and at the 2015 Cannes American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase. In 2018, she was awarded the Mira Nair Award for Rising Female Filmmaker at the Harlem International Film Festival for her feature-length documentary, “Incarcerated Rhythm”. Indrani Kopal is the founder of Far East Documentary Centre and currently a senior lecturer at Taylor’s University in Malaysia.


Tunku Mona Riza

Tunku Mona Riza is a woman of expression! After graduating from New York Film Academy, the then television commercial director decided to pursue the path of producing and directing feature films. Tunku Mona’s asset is her passion for storytelling. With her strong sense of creativity and technical knowledge, she immediately earned her success with her second television film “Parit Jawa”, widening the window of creativity for the Malaysian film industry. Tunku Mona’s works are always based on detailed research materials and insights of true stories. With every story she tells, she does not only create it through the lens of film directing but also with her soul as though she is bringing life itself into her film. This can be seen through her debut feature film “Redha” which earned 17 coveted local and international awards, making it hold a record of the most awarded Malaysian film in the country. The internationally renowned film director shows that she has the cutting edge of making a simple story extraordinary.


Dennis Lai Chaing Ming

Dennis Lai Chaing Ming is a highly acclaimed film producer and screenwriter. He currently holds the position of president for the Chinese Film Association of Malaysia. He has been getting involved in film and television production as well as screenwriting on a full-time basis since 1989. He was a television assistant director and production manager up until 1996. Some of his most popular films include “The Iron Lady” (2009), “Ice Kacang Puppy Love” (2010), “King of Mahjong” (2015), “Let’s Eat!” (2016) and more.


23 & 24 July 2022




Majestic Theatre

Ticket Prices:

RM50, RM160 (Group of 4)

Age Suitability:

6 years old and above

Announcement of Winners


24 July 2022



Streaming Platforms:

George Town Festival Facebook Page & YouTube Channel

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