While being at Dance in Art in February to create « One more candle » – a new piece for the Junior Company, Martine and I started to create an exchange program with Jet Leang Dance Theatre in Malaysia (Penang). This collaboration gives the dancers the opportunity to perform both in Europe and Asia.
After the last show of Dance in Art’s season (23rd of June in Haarlem) – some dancers from DiA will go to Malaysia for a 3 months experience with a professional company. They will, then, get the chance to perform « One more candle » in Kuala Lumpur in July 2018 and other brand new pieces from JLDT guest choreographers. This tour, is a way to challenge their practice and show them what Dance in Art wants to achieve: performing at professional stages and companies worldwide!
For the guest choreographers of Dance in Art, creating new possibilities to make the dancers grow – always more – is an exciting part of our work and for this, I’m glad of my journey here.
Catch the DiA dancers on the 23rd of June at Toneelschuur Haarlem, before the piece is travelling.
Mathilde PAILLEY – choreographer