Dance, Festival

Artistari Gentari

Organised by: Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
Performed by: Artistari Gentari
  • Date:
    19 - 28 Jun 2020
  • Time:
    All day
    Premieres 19 Jun, Fri, 8:00pm
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  • Language:
    Performed in English and Malay with English subtitles
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As we are able to spend more time at home, we may find ourselves reflecting and reminiscing about the many key happenings in our lives. With this in mind, Artistari Gentari wishes to share with you two of their favourite dances with a twist!

Let's Dance! Joget Hitam Manis ft. Pucuk Pisang (12mins)
First performed at Pesta Raya – Malay Festival of Arts 2016 as part of Gemilang Suara Kita, Joget Hitam Manis ft. Pucuk Pisang is a merry medley of two classic joget songs. Come learn the steps to the chorus of Joget Pucuk Pisang with Ainin Sofiya as she breaks down its graceful movements. After that, joget-along with the dancers from Artistari Gentari as Suryana Nordin serenades you with her melodic vocals.

#stateofemergency (7mins)
Often, in times of uncertainty, we find hope. Witness this poignant collaboration featuring choreography by Badarudin Hassan, film direction by SortCo, original music by Aidil Akmal and dynamic movements by dancers from Artistari Gentari. Having first premiered at ITE Dance Emblazon 2017, this contemporary Malay dance work has since been adapted to reflect the current issues we are facing in 2020.

About Artistari Gentari
Artistari Gentari (ATG), fuelled by highly committed youths, creates Malay dance works that combine traditional techniques and aesthetics with contemporary impulses.

Led by Artistic Director and Choreographer Badarudin Hassan, the group has performed on stage for Mediacorp Suria's Sinar Lebaran (2018 – 2020), Sinaran Hati (2018 – 2019), Rapsodi 2018, Projek Kasih 2019, Rayakustika 2019, National Day Parade 2019, as well as overseas for the China International Youth Arts Festival (2018). ATG were also the youngest team to helm the Artistic Direction for the Chingay Parade Malay Contingent in 2020, leading a 150-participant contingent.

ATG has previously been presented by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay for Pesta Raya – Malay Festival of Arts (2015 – 2017) and A Date with Friends (2016 – 2019).

Artistari Gentari